Crafts

How to make the Double Crochet Stitch, a video tutorial from My Workbasket
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How to Double Crochet- And Where I’ve Been

Please don’t feel like I dropped a bomb on you and then disappeared. After posting about upcoming changes to my site I came back to visit my parents, and haven’t had much to talk about. I don’t usually pre-schedule many of my posts and just didn’t have content to share. I’d rather be quiet then […]

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A fun, make up as you go hat formula for using a single cupcake yarn. Free from My Workbasket
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Troll Cake Hat- and Recipe for Troll Cake

I’ve mentioned that I’m a troll cook, but I also tend to be a troll crafter. The Troll Attitude tends to be “it is what it is.” A recipe makes the amount it is meant to make.  A cut shape comes out the measurement it comes out, and in this case, a hat comes out as […]

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A wonderful tea cozy made by a reader! -- My Workbasket
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Heather’s Hygge Tea Cozy

Recently my friend Heather, who reads this site and is learning to crochet, completed this tea cozy! She used the basic design of the Hygge Hat, and the ribbed stitch from the CAL (which she participated in and finished) and she completed this great tea cozy! She said she did two panels, 35 stitches each, […]

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Fun and easy ornament making with this beautiful starch and salt dough! -- My Workbasket
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Salt and Starch Clay Ornaments- Fun Clay Ornaments for Kids

A 1965 issue of Ladies Home Journal featured this fun salt and starch clay in their special Christmas issue. I was determined to make it, because why not really, and we now have some finished ornaments to show you and share the recipe! The recipe is pretty easy but does take one special ingredient. Don’t […]

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Fun videos with a dose of yarny goodness! -- My Workbasket
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Yarntube 2- Christmas Gifts Edition

I made a Yarn Tube! Yarntube 2 is below. I show off the current Christmas Projects I have going, and more. Just a bit of goofy fun on this snowy day! Yes it’s snowing here again!!!   Some things I reference in this video: The Ann Shawl The Hot Mat Fail The Puff Stitch Hat […]

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Have fun and make this adorable chocolate house!
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Make a Fun Chocolate Cottage for the Holidays!

I’m going to go on the record and say that I pretty much eat my weight in gingerbread every December. It’s true. I have a family recipe that makes about 500 cookies (seriously, it uses almost 5 pounds of flour) and my family eats it day in and day out, constantly. Three cookies will constitute […]

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An honest review of the Knook from Leisure Arts. Can you really knit with a crochet hook? -- My Workbasket
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Leisure Arts- Knook Review

I’ve mentioned several times that I’ve been trying the Knook from Leisure Arts. I was provided a The Knook Value Pack and Cozy Knits with the Knook book, for free at my request. I’ve been working with it for awhile. I think I got my items at the end of September or the beginning of […]

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Step by step video tutorial for this fun Tunisian crochet stitch. -- My Workbasket
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Tunisian Crochet Popcorn Stitch! CAL Block I- Final Block

You guys, this is our last block!!! This last video is super late and I apologize. I mentioned that I was going away, and I think I even mentioned that I was having trouble while I was away getting it uploaded and shared with you. That continued to be a problem, and my trip out of […]

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With step by step video tutorial for this great stitch! My Workbasket
Craft Projects Crochet-a-long Tutorials

Tunisian Crochet Honeycomb Stitch- CAL Block H

It’s that time again! The next tutorial video! It’s the Tunisian Crochet Honeycomb stitch. I had some issues with uploading so I wasn’t able to share this before I went out of town, so I’m sorry it’s late. Next week’s video will also be late because something is wrong with it. No idea what but […]

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A full step by step video tutorial from My Workbasket
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Tunisian Lace Stitch- Block G for the CAL

I can’t believe our blankets are almost done! Though I admit I am VERY behind on my squares. I’m actually gearing up for yet another trip to the country and hope to catch up blocks while I am there. The next few block videos may not be released with the Tuesday Schedule I’ve been using. I’m […]

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A video tutorial about how to change yarn in both tunisian and regular crochet. -- My Workbasket
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How to Change Yarn Colors in Tunisian (And Regular) Crochet

A friend of mine has been saying she didn’t know how to change yarn colors, and I thought she meant for a certain project. Turns out that she meant at all. “I’m THAT much of a beginner!” SO I made a video for her and anyone else who needs it. I’m sure that there are […]

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Crochet-a-long Tutorials

CAL Block F- Tunisian Rib Stitch

I feel so bad about dropping the ball on the video last week I was determined to NOT let it happen again. This video is a little different but I think it’s the best yet, and I still show you the step by step method. This week its block F, the Tunisian Rib Stitch. This […]

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A classic granny style triangle shawl/scarf in an easy stitch, with two sizes and two edging options-- My Workbasket
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The Ann Shawl- a classic granny square shawl in two sizes

I have always adored granny squares. I’d buy granny items from thrift stores even at a very young age. At around 13 years old I became really determined to make my own. The only person I knew well that crocheted at the time (and was local enough to teach me) was my Aunt Ann. Only […]

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Versatile button cowl with a variety of ways to wear it! Free knitting Pattern from My Workbasket
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October Sky Cowl

I worked up this versatile cowl pattern and knew immediately I’d be sharing it with you in October. It came out even better than I planned and I am so excited to give you the pattern for free! Today instead of a Weekly WorkBasket Post I’m going to share this pattern with you! If you […]

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