Crochet picture tutorials

A while back, we asked our newsletter subscribers how they learn best when trying to tackle a new stitch or unusual technique. We loved reading your responses, and many of you said that you prefer to learn from pictures and tutorials. Well, we heard you loud and clear! We’ve added two new picture tutorials to our website to help you with two of the beautiful patterns in our Summer 2014 Issue!

JCL_LOK_140120-4538_200pxThe Mulberry Stitch Sampler Scarf features the star stitch, which gives it a wonderful texture. The star stitch is not difficult, but photos are helpful when you’re working it for the first time. Our handy star stitch tutorial will have you on your way to making this incredible scarf in no time!

JCL_LOK_140122-5718-2_200pxThe Olive Twist Shawl uses familiar stitches in unique ways, meaning it can be a bit tricky at first. In the Olive Twist tutorial, we’ll show you how to twist your chain loops to create the fabulous filigreed lace in this gorgeous accessory. Then, if you haven’t already, get your Olive Twist Shawl Kit and join our summer crochet along!

We are always here as a resource if you need help with any of our patterns, and we love seeing what’s on your hook at the moment. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram and let us know what you’re working on!

New knitting and crochet classes available!

Both knitters and crocheters can get excited about the new classes available from the Daily Craft! Have you been wanting to learn some new skills, but haven’t been able to find the time to meet up for a class in-person? Well, you can watch our convenient online courses from any computer at any time, so they truly are created with your busy schedule in mind.Two tone twistKnitters – we know you loved the Two-Tone Twist Hat from our Fall 2013 Issue of Love of Knitting! If you were intrigued by this pattern, but a bit nervous to start it without some guidance, we have a class for you. Knit along with designer, Lisa Ellis, as she walks you through the steps of knitting in the round and creating two-color cables.

Merry MooseCrocheters – we have something fun for you too. The adorable Merry Moose from our Winter 2013 Issue of Love of Crochet was a huge hit, but we know some of you are new to the world of amigurumi. Don’t let it intimidate you any longer! This class, lead by designer Megan Kreiner, will guide you as you create an adjustable loop, seamlessly change colors, and crochet clever shapes using simple stitches.

These are only two of the many helpful online classes available from the Daily Craft. Check out their site and have fun learning and array of new skills on your schedule.

Crochet the Hobo Bag – Video Tutorial from Daily Craft TV

The Hobo Bag, from our Fall 2013 Issue of Love of Crochet, is an adorable purse you’ll love to carry. It’s the perfect size for everyday wear, and the combination of flowers and granny squares gives it a cheerful vintage feel.

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Learn to crochet this fun bag with a video tutorial by Daily Craft TV! You’ll crochet along with designer Ashley Briggs as she walks you through the steps of creating the base squares and flowers. She gives detailed instructions on joining each motif and even creating a template to add a fabric lining to your bag. After following along with this video you’ll crochet a fabulous, personalized bag sure to get plenty of compliments. The best part is that when your friends ask you to crochet one for them, you’ll be able to view the tutorial as many times as you like if you want to follow along again!

Click here for the video tutorial.

Fun Photos from Our Video Set

We are busy creating new, exciting videos for you to enjoy! We’ll cover a variety of fascinating topics and introduce you to some of the best designers in the business. Here’s a snapshot from a recent video shoot. This one features our lovely Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Burt and the oh-so amazing knitwear designer Josh Bennett.

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Turns out, he’s pretty good at making Jennifer laugh!

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Our Graphic Designer Danielle and Advertising Sales Associate Megan spent time in the background giving feedback and helping out. Just for fun, they got on set for a quick picture too.

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If you missed our previous blog post on upcoming videos, be sure to check it out. We’re excited to be offering you more and more helpful content that can be accessed in different ways. We’ll let you know when the videos are ready to be viewed!

Taking You Behind the Scenes

Something new and exciting is going on here at Love of Knitting and Love of Crochet! We’re working to bring you much more video content. In upcoming videos, we’ll introduce you to top-notch designers and show you tips and tricks of the trade to help take your knitting and crochet to a whole new level of expertise.

Here’s a sneak peek photo taken on our video set. That’s our Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Burt on the left and the wonderful designer Marly Bird on the right. If you don’t know Marly yet, you’re going to love her! She’s super talented and so much fun.

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Here’s another photo taken on set. This one includes the lovely Nathalie O’Shea — the Design Director at the Yarn Sisters. We are ecstatic to have her here!

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We’ll be doing videos with other fabulous designers as well, and we can’t wait to show them to you once they have been produced. To stay tuned for more details, follow Love of Knitting on Facebook and Twitter. You can also find Love of Crochet on Facebook. Sign up for our newsletter to hear more about all the exciting upcoming releases we have in store for you.