March is National Crocheting Month

In less than a week we will be entering National Crochet Month. What do you have plan for the month? Here are some suggests for you to try.

1. This is the perfect time to teach someone else the love of crocheting.
2 Maybe try a new stitch you have saw and loved.
3. Crochet some things for charity or some one you love
4. Crochet in public
5. Try a new yarn fiber you have never used before
6. Crochet an Easter (or Resurrection Sunday as I like to call it) gift for a loved one.  It is

March 31 this year.

What ever you decide come and join me in the celebration of crocheting for the month of March. Would love to hear some of the things you have planned.

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Bobbles in Blue Throw

On a different note; I have finished the Tunisian Crochet Afghan I started. I love doing the Tunisian stitch, but it is a time consuming one for me. It took me a little under 6 weeks to finish this afghan.

I decided to crochet my in Autumn Red instead of blue to match my living room. It was a great learning experience for me. Although, I have made several pieces in Tunisian stitch I have never tried the lace stitches.

This afghan was composed of the Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS), Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS), Tunisian Bobble, Make One (M1), Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) (Basic Tunisian Crochet), V-Stitch (V-st), Shell and Popcorn (pc).

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Are you asking yourself what is Tunisian crochet and how is it different from regular crochet? The Tunisian (also known as the Afghan crochet stitch) is becoming quite popular again, as many people are expressing an interest in learning it.

Basically, Tunisian Crochet is always work in two steps. Each row is worked in two parts; the first part of the row is worked from right to left. And second part of the row is worked from left to right; the work is never turned. The fabric is created by working into the bars of the stitch instead of the top loops with a long crochet hook with a stopper on the end; some of the longer afghan hooks have cables on the end to take the stress weight off the hook keeping a more even tension. The hook filled with numerous loops form the previous row and than removed two loops at a time.

To accomplish this stitch you it requires a special hook with a hook on one end and a stopper on the other end, it comes in 10″ or 14″. There is also a flexible Tunisian crochet hook that has the wire attached that is great for larger project.

It is a beautiful stitch and one you should think about tying to master if you have never attempt the Tunisian Stitch.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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4 Responses to March is National Crocheting Month

  1. LeeAnne says:

    I did not even know there was a national crochet month. I am planning to learn the fillet crochet and since there is a bookmark that I would like to make for Fathers day I think I will endeavor to learn filet crochet starting next month, I found a website that is free and has crochet along classes.:)
    I love the afghan it turned out very beautiful. I will definitely be doing more with the tunisian crochet but since the filet crochet sounds fairly simple once you know what you’re doing I really want to try it also. Have fun crocheting:)

  2. As far as I can tell the first National Month of Crocheting was 2003..according to the web sights I have found. But then again one can not believe everything they read on the internet. I think that would be a wonderful way to celebrate National Crocheting Month and you will make a gift of love to give your husband on Father’s day.

  3. carlymau says:

    I’m pledging to crochet every day of March (although I don’t know how long that will last haha). I really enjoy your posts and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂

  4. What a great way to celebrate National Crocheting Month, hope by the month’s end you will have finished a project or two. I am so excited that you enjoy the posts and that you subscribe to my blog. I am really new at blogging and am learning daily about what one can really do on with a blog. My son who has a couple of Masters in the computer field has been helping me long distist with it. Thank you for the nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award, it was very thoughtful and kind of you. I am just not sure exactly what it is. Like I said I am really new to blogging; still learning. But I am very passionate about crocheting as you could more then likely already tell.

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