Monday 26 January 2015

Dare Your Mind To Create (To Crochet!)

I started this blog in 2012 because I love crocheting. My main "objective" was to convince anyone who stumbled upon my blog that crochet is not just one thing. It's not just about making doilies or coasters (although I love doilies and coasters). It's not just a craft you are limited to doing inside your room, hidden from the rest of the world (for fear of being called a grandma or potential spinster). And it's not just about "making a project," it is also a personal experience.

I got invited by DMC Philippines to share (part of ) my crochet story. Coincidentally, my first crochet project was a 3D Christmas Tree made of DMC yarn.

There will also be a big event coming up where DMC will gather fellow handmade enthusiasts who will showcase and also sell their crafts. I will be there, of course! Drop by my booth for crochet hooks, knitting needles, and other crochet/knitting notions. Of course, I will also be there to answer any of your crochet questions! Hope to see you there!
For my bit, I will be holding a free crochet workshop on these roses on Feb. 1 (Sun), 10:30 AM-1:30 PM. Please go HERE to find out how you can secure a slot! This workshop is open for beginners too!
Century City Mall is located along Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St. in Makati City.

Thursday 15 January 2015

Crocheted Rose Tutorial

Do you have a "go-to" crochet project if you want to make a quick gift? Well, mine is a flower brooch. I've been crocheting this same design for years! And it always works! I've given out so many of these as gifts that I have already lost count on how many I've done in many years of crocheting. The flower can also be used as an accent to a beanie or as a standalone clip.

Of course, I will show you how this could be done. Prior knowledge of some basic stitches is required.
For this project, I used 1 ball of DMC Natura Yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook. A ball of DMC Natura can make several roses. This 100% cotton yarn is really soft and is also (more than being used for accessories actually) a great choice for clothing. 
This project involves the following stitches: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), and treble (tr). Please note that there is also a V-stitch, made of this sequence: dc-2ch-dc.

Begin with 48ch.
Now click the link below to see the rest of the tutorial!