Crocheting a project is sometimes more than just simply crocheting stitches. Sometimes additional steps and notions are needed to finish a project. This episode is all about those little things that make your crochet that much better, from crochet hacks to learning the best way to block your project to make it look its best.
First, Heather and Sara chat about Heather’s new rainbow-themed WeCrochet pattern (#whatisheathersdesign). This is Heather’s first WeCrochet published pattern.
Next, what do bobby pins, TP rolls, and a pile of yarn scraps have in common? Producer Sarah and Heather talk about their favorite thrifty crochet hacks. Learn about the budget ways to store your project, create pom poms and tassels, block projects, and more. Hear about some exciting news about a new partner of WeCrochet.
Then, Sara teaches Heather how to block her crochet projects, and how to decide whether to mist, steam, or soak a project for best blocking results.
0:00 Welcome to the WeCrochet Podcast 0:15 Sara and Heather talk about Heather’s new pattern 2:57 Producer Sarah and Heather check in and talk about thrifty crochet hacks 25:42 New partnership! 27:44 Issue 4 of WeCrochet Magazine 29:34 Sara and Heather talk about blocking 46:44 Credits!
Hooray, the Spring Issue of WeCrochet Magazine is now available, and in this issue we provided 10 Ideas for Crocheted Flowers. Today let’s learn how to use your flowers to make a crocheted flower wreath!
Alternately, you can just wrap the yarn around the wreath form, using a small dab of hot glue to secure the ends of the yarn.
How to crochet around a wreath form:
Tie yarn around the wreath form, then insert hook inside the yarn circle around the form.
Yarn over and pull a loop through. You have one loop on your hook.
3. Wrap yarn around the form, going through the center of the wreath, and catch it with your hook. Pull yarn through loop on hook.
4. Wrap yarn around the wreath in the other direction (around the outside of the wreath form), and catch it with your hook. Pull yarn through loop.
5. Continue to crochet yarn around the wreath form this way, alternating between bringing yarn through the wreath opening, and around the back of the wreath, until the wreath is completely covered in yarn.
Keep your chain of loops around the outside of the wreath form.
6. To finish, chain 10 to create a loop for hanging. Connect end chain to first chain to create the loop. Fasten off and cut yarn. Weave in any ends.
Decorating the Crocheted Wreath with Flowers
Now for the fun part! You get to decorate the wreath with your crocheted flowers and any other accents you want to add.
Pin the flowers on the wreath using straight pins with a small head (like dressmaker’s pins or floral pins). Arrange the flowers however you like!
Add other wreath elements, such as greenery or ribbons, and pin in place.
And, you’re done!
Like this tutorial? You’ll love WeCrochet Magazine, Issue 2!
In this issue we feature two distinct crochet collections—first, Blooming Spring has 12 brand new crochet patterns that celebrate flower power with garden-inspired patterns, floral motifs, appliqués, and unique colorwork.
Next, Beloved features 12 original projects designed to help add a handmade touch to the ceremony of a lifetime. In this collection, you’ll find romantic accessories, garments, gifts, and party décor that will express your creativity on the big day.
Join our latest CAL with the Bobble Diamonds Throw. Read up on favorite crochet books, including and interview with author Salena Baca. Learn tapestry crochet, intarsia crochet, puff stitch, bobble stitch, popcorn stitch, horizontal puff stitch plus 10 ways to use a crochet flower!
We’ve added a lot of love to this issue, and we hope you find some patterns and ideas that YOU love! Let us know your favorite thing in the magazine by sharing with #wecrochetmag on social media.