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Archive 2004: Stitches and Stuff

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted October 23rd, 2004:

So, here are the stitches and other stuff I can now do:

  • Chain Stitch
  • Single Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Triple (Treble) Crochet
  • Slip Stitch
  • V-Stitch
  • Shell Stitch
  • Joining new yarn
  • Weaving in ends
  • Crochet edge

I’m pretty sure I’m doing it all correctly. For some reason, I had some difficulty getting my mind around the Half Double Crochet, but I think I’ve got it now. I need to keep practicing all the stitches so they come naturally to me and I don’t have to look at the directions to check how many stitches to chain at the end of a row, which stitch to insert the hook into at the beginning of a row, etc.

If I may pat myself on the back for a minute or two, let me say that I’m really quite proud of myself for getting this far without going to any kind of formal lessons. Of course, I didn’t do it all on my own… I’ve had lots of help from friends… but I’m still really pleased that I’ve managed to learn something new and stick with it. And I’m enjoying it SO MUCH! 🙂

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.