How to use the Fiskars Boxmaker to make quick custom envelopes, boxes, and adorable bows! -- My Workbasket

Quite a while ago I got a goody box from Fiskars. I was sent the goodies for free but was under no obligation to tell you about them. However, I KNEW I would love this tool so I recorded an unboxing video and a how-to video. The problem was that something was wrong with the how-to, it needed to be re-recorded. It took forever to get time to record it all again. Problem is, in the time it took to make the how-to videos again the unboxing video was deleted! My husband forgot that one was good and erased it. So I don’t have anRead More →

Step by step tutorial video for how to make the triple/treble crochet! -- My Workbasket

It’s time for part three of the how to crochet series, how to do the triple or treble crochet! The stitch is the same, some sources call it the treble, and some call it the triple. In modern US terminology anyway. In other countries the terms are different, and I have encountered antique patterns that use the other terminology as well. If you are learning to crochet though, here is the step by step of how to do the triple/treble crochet! This video doesn’t feature the chain and basic steps, those can be found in the first part of the series. This video will showRead More →

How to make the Double Crochet Stitch, a video tutorial from My Workbasket

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 blabber so I just haven’t posted. I did find a few neat thrift store items, mostly a big stack of vintage cookbooks, some of which are even from the 1940s! I’m hoping to try maybe a recipe a week and talk about it here. We’ll see how much I manageRead More →

Part 1 of Starting to Crochet. Video Tutorial shows How to chain, single crochet, and slip stitch!

I’ve started a new tutorial series to teach anyone interested how to crochet! The first video for the crochet tutorial is already available and shows you how to chain, single crochet, and slip stitch. Practice these stitches if you want to learn and soon I’ll post a VERY Beginner  Project for you to make! I also have videos coming of how to double crochet, triple crochet, half double crochet, and eventually how to make a granny square, and the popular Corner to Corner (C2C) method. I love to crochet and find it very relaxing! Plus yarn shopping is FUN!!! I hope this helps you toRead More →

Step by step video tutorial for this fun Tunisian crochet stitch. -- My Workbasket

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 town was also extended. While I was visiting we first decided to stay just one extra day for fun. Then my Mom’s car was put in the shop and I decided to stay to help out. Then it takes a full day of travel (8 hours at least) to getRead More →

With step by step video tutorial for this great stitch! My Workbasket

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 I can’t seem to share it or upload it. I may have to even rerecord the whole thing after I get back home. This stitch is beautifully textured and surprisingly easy. The rest of the CAL can be found here.  I can’t believe that our CAL is coming to an end!Read More →

A full step by step video tutorial from My Workbasket

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 going to try to get them recorded before I leave and then post them as possible while I’m gone. I’m going away for some variety of Monday-following week Tuesday, or Tuesday to Tuesday or Tuesday to Wednesday, or…. It’s still fairly undecided, BUT I know my travel schedule will effectRead More →

A video tutorial about how to change yarn in both tunisian and regular crochet. -- My Workbasket

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 better ways, this is by no means the be all end all, but this is one of the ways I change colors in my work. I start showing you how to change colors exactly in the same way as for my Hygge Hat when worked flat, then I decided toRead More →

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 is the Nicole Studio Classic in Soft Purple. The video is very accurate for the color. For some reason, I can never manage to get this yarn brand and style to photograph with an accurate color. Even in a lightbox and such it just doesn’t look accurate. My Blanket isRead More →

How to make the Tunisian Crochet Bias Stitch, with step by step video tutorial-- My Workbasket

Are you following along in the CAL? Because it is time for Block D! I have to give props to the pattern designers because they stitches do a great job of building on each other.  The new stitch is the Tunisian Bias Stitch and this new stitch utilizes the same techniques as the Simple Stitch and the Crossed Stitch. Here is the detailed video:   Here is what my finished squares are looking like. This colorway is Light Teal in Studio Classic yarn from Ac Moore. Some Show Notes: If you haven’t joined the Crochet Along it isn’t too late! You can get started here!Read More →

Want to Learn Tunisian Crochet? Free video tutorial for the lovely Tunisian Knit Stitch -- My Workbasket

So far this is my favorite Tunisian stitch of all! I’m hoping to design a hat that utilizes this thick and cozy stitch. This is the third block in our CAL! Are you following along? How are your squares coming? Here is the new stitch for Block C! The Tunisian Knit Stitch! Here is the new stitch! We got a new tripod which allows a much closer view of the how-to, but at first we had some problems with it slipping slowly. I fall off the screen a bit, but I tried to make sure you still get plenty of instruction. If it is aRead More →

Video tutorial of how to use Tunisian Crochet and make this Tunisian Crossed Stitch-- My Workbasket

Block B in the Tunisian Crochet Along is done in the Tunisian Crossed Stitch. It’s slightly more tricky then the Simple Stitch we did last week, BUT it is still easy to do. If you haven’t joined the CAL it isn’t to late! The total cost, including a basic hook, can be around $30 depending on what yarn you pick and the blocks work up quite fast! So don’t let time or cost stop you. If you can afford it, I do love the Denise Crochet set! (You can see them on the link in my right sidebar.) You can buy a basic metal afghanRead More →

Square A for the Tunisian Throw Crochet Along-- My Workbasket

I promised I wouldn’t leave you hanging on the CAL! I made this video to introduce how to make block A for the Crochet Along, using the Tunisian Simple Stitch. Next Tuesday there will be a new video for the stitch used in Block B, the Tunisian Crossed Stitch. This entire project is very beginner friendly and the blocks work up pretty quickly. We’re only just starting but it’s never to late to join! This is what Block A will look like. I randomly grabbed one of my colors and ended up with the Bright Blue colorway of my yarn. As you can see TunisianRead More →