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Archive for the 'Tutorial' Category

How to change the sizing of my designs for kids and pre-teens

Posted: Friday, May 12th, 2017 @ 12:09 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Technique, Tutorial | No Comments »

Every once and again, crocheters will ask me how they can crochet one of my designs.. but in another size. Let’s focus today on how to do that for kids and pre-teens. For instance, this week, Karine S. asked: “Hi Sylvie do you sell a pattern for a dancing poppies sweater in sizes 6 years […]

NatCroMo – Tutorial: how to crochet a seamless top-down sweater

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 @ 12:03 am in Crochet, Freebie, Tutorial | 5 Comments »

Welcome to the NatCroMo blog tour ! My name is Sylvie Damey, and I’m a french crochet designer. I love to design crochet garments that follow and hug the beautiful curves of your body, using the technique of the top-down seamless sweaters. I design for women and their little ones. Sometimes I add hoods too… […]

Technique thursday -The dc project, Episode 7 (conclusions on dc between sts, linked dc and extended dc)

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2016 @ 12:02 am in Crochet, dc project, Tutorial | No Comments »

Have you made your first swatch from Episode 6 yet ? Great ! Take it in front of you and let’s explore all the differences we can find between – dc in both loops – dc in between stitches – linked dc – extended dc (all worked in rows at this stage)   Btw, make […]

Technique thursday -The dc project, Episode 6 (dc between sts, linked dc and extended dc)

Posted: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 @ 3:31 pm in Crochet, dc project, Tutorial | 2 Comments »

Let’s explore today more variations on the DOUBLE CROCHET: – starting again with the dc in both loops as refence – dc in between stitches – linked dc – extended dc First, choose your yarn. No fun fur or bouclé yarn, you want neat stitch definition for this project. I’m using the long-discontinued Rowan “All […]

Crochet technique – Double, treble or quadruple crochets ? A simple visual tip

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 @ 6:14 pm in Crochet, Tutorial | No Comments »

In my designs I like to use one of the coolest features of crochet: the ability to work stitches of different heights in the same row, to add shaping for instance.. But sometimes it’s not so easy to remember which is which. I once read this super easy tip to memorize it (US crochet terms): […]

Crocheting in the front loop: adding drape to your crochet

Posted: Friday, February 21st, 2014 @ 4:20 pm in Crochet, Tutorial | 2 Comments »

French version of this post is here. I love crochet. I really do. Yet not ALL of crochet. We’ve probably all seen “old-style crochet” which looks like chainmail: fabric so dense it could nearly stand up by itself. And heavy too because it uses up so much yarn. Totally unsuitable for garments, even more unsuitable […]

Tutorial: Lining crocheted potholders with old jeans

Posted: Sunday, March 4th, 2012 @ 10:08 am in Crochet, Freebie, recycle !, Sewing, Tutorial | No Comments »

I love crocheting potholders. They’re great instant gratification projects, and are perfect to use up small remnants of cotton yarns in all colors of the rainbow, making great gifts on top of all.   But. Sometimes I’m not patient enough to crochet twice the same pattern and make them double-thick, resulting in potential burned fingers.. […]

Tutorial: How I make my knitting charts for lace

Posted: Thursday, June 11th, 2009 @ 9:25 pm in Knitting, Tutorial | 11 Comments »

So, a couple weeks ago I showed a glimpse of the knitting chart I was working on. I finally took the time to make a little tutorial and explain the way I did it. I hope it’s clear enough, or feel free to ask your questions ! (Click for larger pics !!) This one will […]

Playing with fiber, and a bloggy Award ! :-)

Posted: Friday, August 8th, 2008 @ 11:38 am in Etsy, spinning, Tutorial | No Comments »

I recently became obsessed with textured batts and fiber. Spent hours drooling over some on Etsy, indulged in one lot, and started daydreaming about the day when I can afford to buy a drum carder… Then I found Laurel’s handmade hackles (she’s part of my Fiber swap group) and got mesmerized by this video showing […]

Lola, Tom and Nina

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 @ 3:18 pm in Crochet, Freebie, Gallery, kids craft, Knitting, Tutorial, WIP | 6 Comments »

The other day we played paper dolls with Prune. Which reminded me of the ones I made back in november: I finally reworked them and you’ll find them There. I made them so you can move the legs, arm and heads by attaching them to the body either with a bit of scrap yarn (hell, […]

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