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Crochet for Complete Beginners

teacher avatar Donna Wilkins, Crochet Teacher & Designer

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10 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction to your Crochet Beginner Lesson

      1:27
    • 2. Materials you will need

      1:44
    • 3. Understanding crochet terminology

      2:04
    • 4. Slip knot & chain stitch

      7:21
    • 5. The single crochet stitch

      11:17
    • 6. The half double crochet stitch

      12:41
    • 7. The double crochet stitch

      11:43
    • 8. How to read a pattern?

      2:02
    • 9. Creating your first crochet project - Mug Cosy

      8:10
    • 10. What can you learn next?

      0:21
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A crochet course for the complete beginner!

If you have always wanted to learn to crochet, then my beginners course is perfect for you.

Let me help you start your crochet journey by explaining what the basic terminology means and walking you through four basic stitches.

We will then look at a very basic pattern and work through how to make a mug cosy as your first project.

I love teaching crochet and teach it regularly across the UK.  I love the mindful aspects that crochet can bring, to help us switch off from the busy world and also create some beautiful and fun projects.

Discover your 'crojo' with me!

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1. Introduction to your Crochet Beginner Lesson: Hi, My name is Donna and I'm a crow. She a teacher and designer on base down in the south coast of England in the UK, and I teach regularly Croce across Hampshire and other yonder ends. I'm a great believer in the well being aspects that crow shaken bring to people and in this crazy, busy world that we live in to be able to sit down with her, consume yon and create a beautiful projet really helps with mindfulness and just switching off and relax. And so these lessons are perfect for the complete beginner who wants to learn how to Croatia and has never picked up a hook before. We'll start where you can get some of the terminology and explaining what that means on. Then I will show you how to hold the hook and how to put beyond on your hurt. Well, then we move on to some very basic stitches. Were working backwards and forwards with your crow Shea Hook on would be gun. Three different stitches throughout these lessons. Once we have done nose and you're happy and confident with stitches, were then go on to show you how to read a crow shape pattern. A very basic crochet pattern to get you started with a project. So that pattern is going to be a Mark Kotsay. This is what you're going to learn? How today. Okay, so I will show you how to read the pattern on. Then we work our way through the pattern together so you can create your Mark Kotsay, API ends. 2. Materials you will need: - so the only things that you'll need to complete this course is some young and I suggest in double knit yon, which is lightly west did. If you're in the US, a crazy hick, the patterns suggest that we're going to work on the pattern suggests it's a four millimeter crash, a hook and the U. S. This would be a G hook in terms of crew she hooks before millimeter or the G hook is perfect size for working with the Double Croatia Young. If you've got a thicker, chunkier yarn than you, you would go up your hook sizes or thinner yarn. You will go down with it, excises the attorneys some scissors to cut your work at the end, my mother cozies decorated with about heart and a bottom. I've also got a button connecting the the flap here to secure it mark on, so he wanted to complete the mother cozy project. You will need a button as well 3. Understanding crochet terminology: So before we get started, let's talk about the crucially terminology. So on your screens, you see there's a chart which shows you there's us terminology. And there's also UK technology, and you noticed that the stitches are called different things, apart from the fact that they've both got a double Curuchet. So when you're looking at patterns, this could be really confused in for a beginner. Because if you see the term double crow Shea, unless you know if it's a U. S or UK technology, you could be working a completely different stitch on your project could come up with a different size to what you're expected. So both us and UK have got Slip Stitch and the Chain stitch, and then you'll notice that the U. S single Cochet and the UK that's called a double crash A. That stitch is your toy stick. So it's a really close stitch, and that's a stitch we're gonna be working today on our mug cozy pattern. And then there's 1/2 double crash A, which in the UK is 1/2 treble on then the U. S. Double Crow Shay is a UK Triple Bats. Stitch is actually your Granny Square State should have much longer loosest stitch. And then there's a double trouble Crow shay in the U. S. And a triple treble Cochet in the UK So getting a much longer stitch, most pattern should tell you over there U s or u K. But if they don't and you see anything to do with a single crow Shea, you know that it is a U. S. Pattern. All my patterns tend to be in us terminology, because just for me, it makes more sense than after the chain stitch. You start with a single crash A and I can't get my head around. The fact that in the UK after changed it, she started double even though I'm from the UK, so I tend to work with us technology. Hopefully, this helps you understand some of the technology that you're seeing the patterns 4. Slip knot & chain stitch: Hi, I'm Donna from the Crash Aircraft Co on welcome to lesson one Off Learned Crow Shea. Today's lesson I will show you how to do the slipknot onto your hook and also show you how to do your chain stitch the chain stitches used when working in the row in Crow Shea after this lesson and lesson to I will also show you how to do a single crochet a back into your chain stitch to the first things to know is it doesn't matter how you hold your hook and it doesn't matter how you hold the yarn. What matters is doing the stitch in the right way and it will come out looking the same. So some people hold their hook like a knife hold like this and some people hold their hook . I could pencil hold like this so you will find what technique works best for you. And the more you practiced more, you crow shade, the more natural it will feel on your your find your own your own technique as you go. So the first thing we're going to do is do a slip knot onto your hook. Now I teach you how to do the slip. Not in this way, because this is half way of doing a magic circle on a magic circle was something that you will do when you work in the round, which is a few lessons on. But if you learn how to do a slip knot in this way, then you're almost there for magic circle. So it's sort of killing two birds, one stone. So the first thing you do to a slip knot his hold the short end of yon in your left hand, the long piece of yarn in your right hands if you put your right hand in front of your left hand and grab the large young with your left hand so you form a circle and then dropped the long piece of yon behind the circle. What you would then do is take your hook, grabbed a long piece of yarn, pull it through to the front, and if you let go and just pull it gently, you will find that a slip knot forms and you can pull slip. Not so it's tighter on your hook. So that's a slip knot for you. So if I do that again It's a short piece of yarn and left hand a long piece of yarn in right hands, right hand in front of left hand and grab it with your left hand. Form a circle. Drop the long piece of young behind circle. Take your hook, grab the long piece of yon, put it through a circle and then just pull it with this hand gently and you will see that a slip knot forms and then you can pull it so it's a little bit tighter on your hook. Don't put it so it's too tight because you will be going back into that chain stitch in the next lesson. Okay, so the next thing we're gonna do is to do a chain stitch. So what you would do is I always put my finger on the top of this stitch here to stop it from twisting round when you're working. This on your hook isn't a stitch of such, and you never count it as as one, but it's just the one that's on your hook. So to do a chain stitch, what you will do is take your long piece of yon and you pop it over the end of your hook back to front, say, back it's a front and then you want to pull this stitch over the end of your hook whilst keeping that one you just put over on your hook so you end up with one on your hooks to so you on over back to front and then grew up this piece of young and put it over the end of your hook. Well, it's keeping that one on your hook and you can see after I got to chains on my hook so young over backs affront. And how I do it is I grabbed the bottom of my work like this. I pull it down so you can see that there's a gap that forms down here. And I turned my hook. So my hook faces downwards and I pull it through this gap here in this stitch welds keep in this part on the hook. So I pull it through like that. Now that does take some practice. But the more you do, the more the more it will come naturally to you. Some people that I teach when my my lessons, they how they start, is they they will grab the hook with death, grab the stitch with their fingers on. Pull that over the end. That's absolutely fine as well. And if that would get you started, then there's no reason to or not to use that technique. But as you'll find you've got a bit of a chain that develops, it's easier than to grab hold of that chain and pull it downwards, and you can see that gap here that's formed on this stitch can you see? So when I put my yarn over and I pull this piece of work down turned my hooks it face down and just pull that through that stitch. Oops, se yon are you for the interview hook and pull this 13 three They, uh, on three on through. And that's this. A chain stitch and you can see there's each bump. You can see these bumps here. Each one of these bumps. He is a changed. It should. Currently I have 123456789 10 trains ditches. And as I said previously, this one that's on your hook who never count us a sich, so I'm going to go to 25 chain stitches said this is number 11 12 25. Hey, So hopefully that shows you how to do train stitch. In the next lesson, I will show you how to do the single Cochet or double Croce in UK terms and show you how to work back into that train stitch. I hope you found that really helpful. If you have any questions, please do not have states message. May and I will help you out with them. Okay. Thank you. 5. The single crochet stitch: I I'm gonna from the Crash Aircraft Co and stay. I'm going to show you how to do a single crashing single. Cochet is a U. S. Terminology for UK terms. This would be a double crow, Shane. So to start with, we need to put a slip knot on our hook on. We're going to do 11 chain stitches. We'll go through it very quickly. But if you want to more detail tutorial on how to do the chain stitch, then please see my previous video and hopefully this should give you some more health. So to do a slip knot, we're gonna take our short piece of yarn in our left hands long piece of yarn in our right hands. We're gonna cut our right hand in front of our left hand and grabbed the yard with my left hand to form circle, but a long piece of young behind our circle, and then we're going to take her pick. I'm gonna go through the circle and grab that long piece of yard on. Just you can see there that then forms a slip. No, you can then just pull that long piece of yarn to make that stick. Not a bit tighter. Okay, so then we're going to do 11 chain stitches. So Chain Stitch always pop this bingo on the top of this. Stop it from twisting around. So take a long piece of the arm, so we're gonna put it over the end of all hook, and then we're gonna move this stitch over the end of our hook. Wells keeping that word on there so you end up back with one. So that's one chain Taoyuan over. Put it through. That's too young over. And I was do it towards May. So from the front to the back, no, over and pushed me. That's three. And if you move your hands up the chain stitch that will stop it. That will give you more control and stop it from being too tight. It's a young neighbor. And then pull this three. So that's one T three or chain stitches. 7 11 said. That's five. Six. Your neighbor. Seven. Eight, nine 10. Yeah, never. And pull it free. There's 11 stitches, 11 trains, stitches. So now we're gonna work back into those change stitches, so we never count this one. That's just a working stitch And that's not part of your countin when you dio your single crow shape. We never go into this first change stitch here because that gives you the height off your off your Rome. So we're going to ignore that first chain stitch on. We're going to go into the second chain. So this one here. Okay, so, to do it a single Cochet, you want to put your hook straight through that second chain she threw like that. Then for your young over the end of your hook, you're gonna pull this middle stitch over the ends. So you've got two stitches on there, and then you're gonna put your young over the end again and pull both of these three. So that's a single crash A. And you can see the if created with this large hole wave been working. So don't go back into that hole. That's where you've been working. You want to go on your next chain long? Which is this one here? Okay. So, Zack, the same so cookin. Push it through from the front to the back, you know, either pull back through that 1st 1 You're on over again on pullback fruit both of them. So that's two single crow shape. And you want to repeat that all the way down that change, They push it through from the front to the back. Your neighbor pull back through this one. You never well, back for team. So that's three Crow Shea. And you can see that you're working your way along this chain. This is the CICA parts where you've been the thin apart is where you need to go. So we're gonna keep working down most chains. Yoneda, go back through one. You're never going back through a chain. I can, you know, even pull back through one. You're never pull back food chain. Nobody's gonna keep working down those chain stitches. As I said in my previous to jury, it doesn't matter how you hold your hook. You can hold it like this, which is a pencil hole where you can hold it like this. Which is a a a knife. Hold. Sorry. That's one way around. This is a pencil hold. This is a knife hold. I hold it like a knife. Hold doesn't matter. As long as you're doing this stitches in the right way, then that's absolutely fine. So keep working down those chains, so you get to last it. So hooking, you're on a pullback. 31 Your neighbor who back for your team. So you should have, uh, 10 stitches now on your on your piece of work. So there we did the 11 change stitches. We ignored that first chain stitch. So we've actually anyone into 10 chain stitches. So hopefully now, you should be out count. And it can you see these bees here? So these bees are my stitches, so they're really easy to say. You see those? So we're gonna count those bay. So this is the 1st 1 here. So one, 234 by 6789 10. So we got a row of 10. Single crash A. So when you got your 10 stitches, we need to go back the other way. So, as I said before, we need to do a chain stitch to give you the height of your next road. So you do just one extra chain when you get to the end of your road. So you extra train is just young over on, then pull that through. And that's your chain stitch then you want to turn your work on. If you can see these be stitches. These your stitches. Now. So it's gonna be really easy to see where you're going in. So we're gonna miss this first chain stitch that you've done because that gives you the heights on. We're going to go in this seconds B to this stitch here. That's where we're going to go in. And just make sure when you put your hook in that it goes under the whole V. You're going in from the very front and put it all the way through to the back. So you got the whole V on your hook. Okay on. Then we're gonna do exactly the same. So we're gonna put you on over, we're gonna pull that V back through your hook so that these is basically just one stitch, and then we're gonna put your neighbor and pull both of them through, okay? And then you just gonna repeat that all the way down. So the next fear long, you're gonna put your hook in making sure you've got the whole V on top of your hook. You never pull through one. Your neighbor both very change. So that's two stink Single crows chase. So hooking you Nava, pull 31 your neighbor pull food saying, and then we should keep working all the way down that way. So you're working your way under those be stitches. Yon Eva Pullback 31 your neighbor pull back through chain away long until you get to the end. It could be really easy to miss that end. Stitch s o. I always advised to use stitch markers because that will really help you and stop you getting sort a bit of a triangle effect on your work. Another good way to make sure that you're not missing stitches to count at the end of every row. Lots of people I teach hate counting, but it really does help, Believe me. So your neighbor pull back through one. Your neighbor pull back through tune on my last stitches here. So, in my hip pastry, it's always a bit tricky. There's no stitch. The yellow Navapur battery one your neighbor pull back through to Okay, you've now got two rows of single Curuchet. So then you're just gonna repeat that as we did before? So you're gonna do your turn in chain to give you the height. So you're over on. Just pull that through stitch that gives you return and chain. You don't gonna turn your work. You're gonna miss that turn and turn. You just done. And you're going to go into your first single Crow Shea underneath the the cushy tree. Your neighbor who got through one your neighbor who back through a chain and you're just gonna repeat that away along until you get to the end. Okay. The hero moment in my work. I should still have 10 stitches. Or let's just count, though. So one, two great bull by 6789 10. You see those base stitches? That and here is my work, the tight. So that is how you do the single Cochet. So to keep going up here just to your turn in chain and then just keep up. Eaten those stitches. You got nice straight line all the way up. So to finish off your work on cast off, as they would say, you take your scissors and just cut the long piece of young and then, um, cool the long piece of young through your hoop through your Luke and just pull it tight. And that will fost himself. And then you've got, um, a nice road off single crash. A stitches. I hope that's been helpful. If you need any more online help, I can provide 1 to 1 lessons in this sort of format. Please do Contact me on www dot the crash aircraft co dot co dot UK, and I'd be really happy to help. Thanks for watching. 6. The half double crochet stitch: Hi. I'm gonna from the crash equals co on today I am going to show you how to do the half double crochet thing half double crochet A is US terminology for UK terms, that is the half treble crochet A So start with we need to do a slip knot on our hook on. We need to change 12 chains. Ditches OK, so I do have previous tutorials on how to do the chain stitch that we will go through it very, very quickly. But if you need some more help, please look at my website for my other tutorials. So to do your slip not This is how I always do it. Sure ended left hands long and in right hands, right Hands in front of left hands and grab it with your left hand to form that circle a long piece of young behind that circle And then take your crow shaped hook and pull that long piece of yarn in fronts And there you have your slip knots and then you can make it tighter Just poeple in your long piece of Iand Okay, so I always put my finger on the top of my stitch here to stop it from twisting around. Doesn't matter how you hold your hook. You can hold it like this. Which is the knife Hold where you can hold it like this, which is a pencil hold. There's no right away. It's whatever is more comfortable for you. So do the chain stitches. Just look my stitch. So there's a car long piece of yarn. We're gonna put it over the end of the hook and we're gonna pull this stitch off the end of your hook. Wells keeping that one on there. So that's one chain stitch. So, you know, over and pull that. Your neighbor? That's one Chief. Me. Oh, you're never I've always move your finger up. Your change usually keep it down here. You're gonna pull it to type, and you're gonna make it too tight for you to come to come through. So it's 123 or five stitches. Your neighbor pull through six. You know, you but seven and I was pulled the arm towards May, so it fixed very nicely into that look. Right? Nine, 10 11. You never pull that three 12 stitches. You should have 12 trains now. So 123 four by 6789 10 11 12 Okay, you don't count this one on the hook. That's not train. That's just draw your work in chain. So sue the half double crochet half double crochet A is in between your single Cochet Andi , your double Cochet US terms the UK terms the half treble Cochet is in between the double croquet on the trouble rrochet I'm this that the two different terminologies can be so confusing for people when they're Lenin's Cochet. But you will get used to them and you will get used one standing, what stitches look like on therefore whether it's the US or UK pattern, I'm UK But I taught myself using us terminology and just because in my head it makes more sense. After the chain stitch on the U. S, you start with a single Cochet whereas a UK you start the double crow Shea on in my mind I'm thinking, Well, it how can it start? The double there must be stitched before that. So that's why I always tend to prefer the U. S tab on June. But I will try and make sure that I am. I should base so that I'm I don't confuse my my fellow UK is so the half. Double or heart trouble. So if you've watched my previous videos on, you know, about your turn in chain missing those first trains stitches for the half treble. 1/2 double. We're gonna miss the 1st 2 chainz ditches. So we got one chain here, one chain here. We're gonna miss those. And we're going to go into this, that chain from the hurt. So we're gonna put the are in. First, we're gonna put the hit straight through that search chain young over and pull it back through that chain. So you've got three stitches on your hook. We're then gonna put the young over again on we're gonna pull three through that bitch. That's 1/2 double crochet shape, half trouble. If we're looking at UK so you can see that created this whole wave and working, we're going to go in the next train along from there. So I repeat that. So your name first gonna push our hurts in the front or back through that chain stitch? We're gonna put you on over, put it back through that chain stitch we got 123 and then your neighbor on pull back through all three. Say your neighbor through the next chain. You're Nava. Put it back through that chain. You never pull through three stitches and then we're gonna keep repeating. Now all the way down those chain stitches until you get to the very end. Your neighbor this trade, you own a fa who got through once You got three on there, your neighbor pull through or three. So your neighbor through the chain Yano. But pull back through that changed it. She got three. Your neighbor, um, who threw for three until we get to the very ends between more stitches to go, The last one. Okay, so there's my first road off half double craze Shay's now we treat We changed 12 but we missed the 1st 2 chainz ditches to give us that height, so we should have 10 stitches on our piece of work. So, as you can see, we've got some nice bees there, which makes it really easy view to see your stitches. So I count those bays, you've got 123 full. 567 89 10 10 stitches. So to keep going up on our piece of work, we need to do our turn in chains on. We need to do to change stitches to give us that height. So change stitches. Just your neighbor. Pull that three your neighbor, and pull that three and we're gonna turn our work. We're going to ignore those two chainz ditches we've just done on. We're going to go into our first half double crochet here on our piece of work similar to your neighbor today through that half double crochet making sure you go under the whole V. Do you got almost like a double stitch on your hurt your neighbor and pull it back through that V stitch. So you've got your three stitches on your hook and yon over and pull through or three your neighbor through the next to be you're on over and pull it back through that B. C. You got three stitches. Your neighbor ampoule straight full three. Your neighbor through that Be Yana. Eva. Put it back through that. Be your neighbor through or free. And just keep repeating that away. Down until you get to the end off your right. Yann! Eva me your neighbor Put it back through. 123 You're in a that Mary 03 You don't know either, right? Your neighbor back three. Your neighbor. Right along the way. Can we get to the end? No stitch. Always be a bit tricky to see that last ditch. Okay, so now we've got two rows of half double crochet A So counting. Then we should still have 10. So 123 Or by 6789 10. So you then just repeat that all the way up on depending on what you need to do. So always remembering to do your to turn and chains to give you the height of your next road. So you're to turn and chains one to then you're gonna turn your work. You're gonna miss those to turn and change. You've just done on your going to repeat that stitch into your these The only thing you need to remember of the half double or the half treble is that on your visa? I don't know if you can see this very well, but you've got your your these here. What? Hobbies. And then you've got, like, an extra stitch the bottom here. Can you see one along the bottom? So just make sure that when you're going into a V stitches, you're going into the top ones on. You're not turning your work. And going into the 3rd 1 here thinking that's your baby. So just be mindful that you've got the extra Romans of stitches here and you want to make sure you're looking at it from the top on. When you go into your sticks, we'll go into that top bay and not not the bottom one. So you're never pull it back and then I go three. Keep work in Norway Down your neighbor through that day No neighbor, Pull it back Your name. Uh, they go three And that is how you dio the hope Double crow She us terms with 1/2 trouble Crow Shea UK Term. They're just again your neighbor through that Be your neighbor. Pull it back through that May you should have three stitches on your No, but table three until you get back to the end of your road. That's three. Raise both half double crochet shape. I hope you found that really helpful. If you want some more instructions. I am able to offer private online lessons using this facility. Where RBL to see you. Crow, Shea and I can help you with any stumbling blocks that you might have on Beacon work on projects together. If you'd like to learn more about my private lessons, then please do not hesitate to give me a cool or contact me on www dot the crash aircraft code dot co dot UK. Thank you. 7. The double crochet stitch: Hi. I'm gonna from the Crash Aircraft Co on today's tutorial is all about the double Crow. Shea. The double Cochet is a U. S. Technology for UK terms. This is the trouble, Crow Shea eso First thing we're going to do is put a slip knot on our hook on. We are going to chain 12 chain stitches. Eso we will go through this quickly. But if you need a more detailed tutorial, then please look at my previous videos and they should be able to help you. So let's start with we're going to do the slipknot eso We're going to keep our short end in our left hands Long end of yarn in our right hands, right hand in front of our left hand and pinch it with your left hand to form a circle long piece of Iand goes behind that circle and then you're gonna take your Croce hook and you're gonna grab that long piece of yarn and just put it through that circle and you can see that you've committed this. Not. And if you pull your young, you can make that tighter. Okay, so that's your slip. No, As I say, I have got another video tutorial which goes through this and a lot more detail on a bit slower if you do need that to get you started. So as I said before, it doesn't matter how you hold your hook. You can never hold it like this like a knife or hold it like this like a pencil. There's no right or wrong way. As long as you're doing stitches in the right way, that's all that matters. So we're gonna do some change ditches, so we're going to 12 chain stitches. So I always put my finger on the top of this stitch here to stop it from twisting around on my chain. Stitch is a long piece of yarn goes over the end of your hook and then you're gonna pull this bit over the ends to keep that once stood on that so long piece of your over the end and then pull this stitch eternal hope that faces down and pull it over the ends. So you're gonna want to chain stitches, se yon over, put it through, you know, on a that, and put it through and move your hand up the chain. If you leave it down here. You will it put it too tight. Eso move your hand up your fingers up. So you're just keeping it nice and in control there. So your neighbor who? That one today You never put it through. And I always put yon over towards May toe get fits nice and neatly into your hurt and put its rate. So the moment we've got 123 full. 567 chains ditches. So we want Teoh ice more so eight, nine, 10 11 and 12 your neighbor and just pull that through. Do you got 12 change stitches here? They never count this one. This is just a working stitch. So to do the double crow shape or travel If you're looking at UK terms, you're gonna put your young over before you put your hook into your chain stitch. When he did the single Croce, we missed out the first chain stitch to give you the height of that road for the double Crow show. We're going to miss out the 1st 2 chainz ditches. A lot of patterns that your sea horse will tell you to miss out the 1st 3 stitches and that's actually fine. That's right as well. It's just my preference to just miss out the 1st 2 If I miss out three chains ditches in my work, then for me it just e just get too much of a gap. Eso I just prefer just to miss out the 1st 2 s. So that's what we do in this tutorial. But just have a look at the patterns. And if it says miss out three. If you're happy to follow that and it looks fine for you, then that's absolutely fine. So we're gonna be first to change so one chain to chain so I could ignore those on. We're going to go into the third chain here, so we're gonna cut our yon over first. Who's a young age first? I always keep my finger on the top as a safe to stop it from twisting round on. Gonna put my fuckin to that third chain my young over and just pull it back through that chain stitch. We put it back through one. So you've got three stitches on your hook, and then you're gonna put your young over on. You're gonna pull back through those 1st 2 stitches. So you're gonna pull back through the 1st 1 and then the 2nd 1 So then you've still got to judge, sits two stitches on your hook, and then you're gonna put your urine over again and pull back through those final two stitches. So that's a double crow, Shea. And as you can see, you've created that sort of it slightly larger hole where you've been working on You're gonna go into now and sat next chain along So double crow Shea or travel for UK. So your neighbor first through that change stitch, you're on over and pull it back through that one chain stitch. You got three on your hood, your neighbor, and pull through to so you look to on your hook and then you're never again and pull through the final two. So you should always end up just with one stitch back on your hook. So then you're gonna work your way all the way down your chain. So, firkin, you got three. You know you but well, back through to you're never pullback food. She you're never first. How can you're all over? Pull back through that stitch. You got three on there. You're on a back through to yon over. Pull back through to so keep work. And down that chain stitch 32 You're too well in a that food. Shane, you're Navapur Battery one. You never go back to achieve your name. Pulled back to change until you get to the very last stitch. Now we did 12 sit 12 chain stitches. But we miss out first to give us that height of our stitch. So we should have 10 stitches when you get to the very end. So here they are, here in my double crow Shea. And you can see that if you've done the single Cochet tutorial, you can see the double Cochet up there twice the size that twice the length of the single Cochet. So there are a lot if there's a lot more of a gap in the middle of them. And as you see is before you can now see these lovely V's here to these are your stitches and a really easy to see now. So we count them. Go one j 30 by 6789 10. You know, lucky. 10 stitches here. Okay, so to work your way back along that road. We need to do our two turning chains to give you the height of that stitch. So we're gonna do to change stitches. So you're on over and just pull back you know you about and pull back, and then we're gonna turn a work. We could ignore those to change ditches you've just done on. We're going to go into this first to be stitch here. Okay, you see that? So we're gonna put you on a ver yon over on. We're gonna partook through that base and make sure as before you've got that whole V on your hook. Okay, so don't go through half of it. Make sure that whole bays almost like a double stitch on your hurt. Then we're gonna put your neighbor who back through that day. So you've got the three stitches on there, and then your neighbor pull through to So you got two left, and then you know, you that who threw tea, okay. And then we're just gonna repeat that away long. So your neighbor through that be your neighbor, but it back through that day she got three. Your neighbor with return, you know, you gotta through with UK. You're in a lot. Your next ditch, You know, Either put it back through that stitch your neighbor with me, Jane, your neighbor both for a change. So we're just gonna keep working away down those stitches until we get to the end. So ya name, uh, truth Ray, your neighbor through to you and I, your neighbor first and you last stitch. Can your neighbor get back through that stitch? You know, you but through your neighbor through change. So now we've got two rows of double crow shape we should still have 10 on. That is always a good idea to counter work. 123456789 10 10 stitches. Two rows of double crash A. So to keep working up those rose, you would keep repeating that. So you would do your two chainz ditches to give you that height on. Then you wouldn't ignore those to chain stitches. You would turn your work and you would go into this first double crow Shay here. Yeah. So I hope that's helped Teoh tie off your work. Allow you would do is just cup along ends here. Well, look, you hook down and then just threat this lens through your loop and pull it tight, and that secures it for you. If you need any help or would like some some further, more detailed instructions, then I can offer private online lessons. Using this method on, I can talk you through it and I can watch you and help you Croce as we go. If you like to find out more about those, then please do not hesitate to contact me on www dot the crash a cross cade dot co dot UK on. I'll be more than happy to help you on your crash a journey. 8. How to read a pattern?: So before we get started with doing our mock cozy, let me just take you through the pattern to help you understand how the pattern works, it said. Start with, with all patterns, your have your materials. So we use the four millimeter crow she hurt, which is a G in US terminology we're using double knit. The Krulik yard were likely worst John. If you in the US we might not need a stitch mark over this pattern because it's fairly obvious way or starting vintage finish of your rose are you'll need a tapestry needle just too, so the fast in this section onto the main body of the market crazy, and then you'll need a button to fasten on as well. And then optional. You will need some found shapes. If you want to decorate your mother crazy, the gauge isn't really less important for this. Marks are very different sizes anyway, so I would just adjust the pattern to fit your mother or find a mug to fit your cozy. The skill never is beginner, and then this part here tells you the terminology so tells you that's us pattern. So we're working for Chain Stitch the s t just mean stitches. And then the SC tells you that were working for single crash a stitch. So the two main stitches for this pattern is a chain stitch on the single Croce Stitch on. We've done both of those in these previous modules. So this part here shows you just remind you how to do the single Cochet. We covered that in our early A module, and then you've got the pattern instructions. So this is a very nice, simple person for beginners. You're working in the road. So this section here is your main mug. Cozy. And then this section here is the fast in section to attach your mother cozy so it keeps nice and snug on your mug. So let's get started. 9. Creating your first crochet project - Mug Cosy: That's my comeback. A cozy. So we're going to start with everyone. We're gonna chain 40 stitches se as before in the previous modules, we're going to do a slip knot and put it onto our hip. And then we're going to change 40 chains, ditches to your neighbor and then just pulled up three in this one t rain who by on in his keep going until you get to 40. So, you know, should have 40 change ditches. So that change should be love enough to fit around your stomach. If you've got a small about, the less changes. If you got a bigger mug, do more Jane's. So at the end of a chain 40 it says chain one. So decisional turn and chain. This is the extra train that gives you the heights for your next road. So we're gonna do one more chain to give us that turn and change. Now I'm gonna work back down these chains ditches. So I wrote to single Crow Shea into the second chain from your her. So with patterns, you never count the one that's on your hook. That's not a stitch. The very first chain here this is the extra turn and chain that you've done. We're going to ignore that one as well. So we're going to go into the second chain from your hurt. I'm gonna do a single crochet into that second chain. So you're single crow. Shea is hook in. Yeah. I never pull back through one your neighbor again and pull back through life than and then you would go to each chain along on Repeat that single crow shapes you hook in Yoneda, pull back through gun, you're on air again and pull back through. I just keep working down your chain stitch until you get to the very end off all of your chains. So you should have 40 single crow Shays. By the time we get the to the end, hope your chains. So we're coming up to the end of our chains. So you should have 40 single Cray Shay's And can you see your base? That she's when you turn it myself. So we've changed in the second hook, so contain from the hook. And then we've changed in the next 30 39 stitches. So now we're going again. Do our chain one, which is not turning chain that gives us the height and then we're going to turn our work. So row three, we're going to repeat road to, which means we're gonna ignore that turn in chain and we're going to crow Shea Single Crash A into the second second stitch here. So this one, too. This time you're going underneath your baby's like we said in that first module, Yo, neighbour backs wind of a your neighbor and both rain and you're just gonna repeat that all the way down those bay stitches, So just make sure we put your hook into those stitches. Now you're picking up the whole V on your head. If you just pick up one strand, then you're gonna get a line coming down. Your my crazy said base beef strands of that big. And when you heard your neighbor, no better Yoneda 32 and then work your way down those stitches until you get to the end. And then just repeat that for 19 times until you get to the end of your projects and you will have a piece of Cochet, which is about this in size. And then so now we're going to do the faucet in section. So this is done in exactly the same way as the main body of the Mark Kotsay. But we're just going to change six stitches to start with. Say you got your young on your head. So we're gonna change 61 Teoh ready by six. And then you're going to do an extra train, which is your turn in Jane. So just one extra road to you in a single crash A in the second chain from your hook. So one, two single crew, Shane's here, and then the next five stitches se one. Okay, three oh, and five. Then you're going to chain one. So you're going to your turn and chain, and then you're going to turn your work so you can repeat That's the seven rows. So you've got a piece of work, It looks like that's and then wrote eggs. This is how you create a buttonhole. So you going to do to single crew Shay's? So you're gonna ignore your town and chain, you're gonna do a single cruciate that's one and then to So if you've done your cheery single grocery days, you're gonna change four stitches, so just change Ditch one to you there A And for then I should skip two single Cochet from previous road. So here is your previous row. So you're going to skip this stitch on? We're going to skip this stitch and then you go dio single crash A on a single grey shape. So you're gonna skip these two cinches 12 and you could do a single crash a straight into this stitch on a single crash a straight into your last stitch. And you've created a buttonhole here. So now you're going to force enough se cotton, leon, and then threats the end of your young through your loop and you could pull that tight that will secure it. So if you're done a needle, you want to just down this and just a food just into the work here just to secure it and then cut it off and then you gonna use your donna needle again, you're gonna take this end. Look, you're of your short piece of work and you're going to attach it like I've done said here into the middle of your main part of your market Crazy. And you can see that the buttonhole is here. Then attach your bottom holding of opposite side death. Rate it as you see that you want to decorate it and then and catch it. Tear your mark. And as I said before, the best thing to do is to find a mug to fit your crazy. 10. What can you learn next?: So I hope you've enjoyed that lesson and that you found your crochet. If you want to do some more advanced stitches, then please do check out my other courses, especially the Amoco roomy one where you can work in the round and create your own lovely, huge toy. Don't say much again on Happy Hook in.