I had a short manic period of time without crochet and have missed it! Our twins were 18 and we had a huge celebration and family coming from all over the place. It was lovely and the party went without a hitch (phew) ... they have been well and truly celebrated and I have a lounge full of balloons to prove it! Back to the crochet!!!!!
Part of what I wanted to do during this crochet adventure throughout January, was learn some cool crochet tips and share them. Well, I want to share a super tutorial by 'futuregirl' here's her blog homepage. She describes herself... "I'm Alice, aka futuregirl, perpetrator of total craft badassery." (Makes me smile and think I've met a kindred spirit!)
The tutorial is called 'Foundation single Crochet'. Some folks may be asking 'what's that when it's at home'?? instead of doing a row of chain stitch, then turning the work over and going back down the chain stitches, working into each one, you simply skip the chain only part and actually do foundation sc (or double crochet in the UK) all in one with the chains included. It's clever. It's simple. It's explained by Alice with lots and lots of photos and a video too over on her (futuregirl's) blog.
Although short on time I had a quick go at foundation sc (UK dc)...
My yarn was a bit 'splitty'... not great for foundation sc stitches. Pink and teal were the birthday party colours, including balloons, streamers, cupcake cases and sprinkles on the tables :)
Alice's blog also has a free download for a super sweet bag in a variety of languages! And if I lived in San Francisco I'd join her in a group called 'Crafting in Public' how fun does that sound??!!
I'll be back soon.