This week's YouTube video is all about
#crochetkind and Stitch Tutorials
I was over the moon when I received my subscription copy of Simply Crochet magazine last week, because I have two articles in the latest issue! Check out the happy yellow circle on the cover...
The first article is my round-up of the Unravel Festival of Yarn in Farnham. The feature article is about a topic close to my heart: crocheting for charity.
There are so many organisations that happily and gratefully accept crocheted items, and in this article I talk about how to get started hooking for a charitable cause.
As part of the #crochetkind movement, Simply Crochet is fundraising for Little Pricess Trust, an organisation that provides real hair wigs free of charge to children who have lost their hair during cancer treatments and other illnesses.
This charity means a lot to me and my family, as a great friend of mine needed the charity for her daughter. My eldest daughter donated ten inches of her own hair after that.
But you don't need to donate hair to support Little Princess Trust! Simply Crochet is auctioning off one of the seven amazing blankets from the Jenny's Blanket of Hugs project.
To participate and have a chance of winning this stunning blanket yourself, please go to the Simply Crochet Just Giving page HERE - every donation counts!
Little Princess Trust: littleprincesses.org.uk; @officiallittleprincesstrust
What's on my hook
In other crochet news, I've made progress on this Missed Kingfisher shawl...Missed Kingfisher shawl pattern by Joanne Scrace for “The Shawl Project: Book Two”, from The Crochet Project, crocheted with Eden Cottage Yarns, Titus 4-ply in Rambling Rose and Oakworth 4-ply in Compost.
And I've completed the Chasing Rainbows mandala from the last issue of Simply Crochet.
I'm hooking each montly mandala using linen threads from Namolio.
What's in my hoop
I've been stitching like mad and uploading stitch tutorials to my YouTube channel! So far I've covered transferring a pattern to fabric, preparing your thread, back stitch, lazy daisy stitch and French knots. We'll be doing stems next...
I do hope you'll join me and try some easy sampler stitching!