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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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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Fun videos with a dose of yarny goodness! -- My Workbasket
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Yarntube 2- Works in Progress and a Design Sneak Peek

A little crafty fun for you today! A video of what I’ve been working on with some of my in-progress projects. Today is my one-year blogiversary! I didn’t plan anything special, but now you know. Thanks to everyone who has made it possible. Some quick show notes- My cable needle clamors around while I talk […]

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Step by Step by Step Video Tutorial for the Tunisian Purl Stitch-- My Workbasket
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Tunisian CAL- Purl Stitch Tutorial

Good Morning! If you’re following along in the CAL it is now time for Block E- the Tunisian Purl stitch! As always I did a video to teach you the stitch. I had some issues with my camera, an update means that it zooms in and centers AFTER you hit record, and it seems to […]

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Tunisian Crochet Increase and Decrease

I made a quick video today to help you with your Tunisian Crochet to show you how to increase and decrease your stitches. I hope you find it helpful!

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Free crochet pattern for the Zen Mug Cozy! My Workbasket
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Zen Mug Cozy

October! While I write this it is freshly October. It feels like October, it smells like October, there are pumpkins everywhere (and Christmas Decorations at the stores! BUT let’s not get me started on that.) By the time is post is live and you are reading it I bet it will be 80 degrees again, […]

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Free Pattern for the Tunisian Crochet Hyyge Hat, a cozy hat that works up quick. With instructions for making it in the round or flat and seamed, AND has a stitch tutorial video. -- My Workbasket
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Hygge Hat

A few weeks ago I had the idea for a thick and quick to make cozy winter hat. Something that was easy and fairly mindless and you could just create a stack for by the front door. “Oh! It got so cold outside! Take a hat!” Or that could be made for the homeless with […]

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My stack of blocks for the Tunisian Crochet Throw-- My Workbasket
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CAL Week 5- Break Week

You guys, we are pretty much at the halfway point on our throws!! I’d love to know how yours is looking and even see pictures! We are at CAL Week 5! This week I’m not going to introduce a new stitch. Instead, I encourage you to catch up if you are behind, make extra squares […]

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Fun videos with a dose of yarny goodness! -- My Workbasket
Chatter Craft Chatter Yarntube

YarnTube #1 – Projects in Progress, an Amazing Yarn Deal, and the Importance of Handicrafts

I recorded a fun little video today to just show you some of what I’ve been working on lately in my hoard of projects. I also show off an amazing bag of yarn I bought yesterday! Behold! Yarntube #1 and I hope there will be many more. The Monkey is from this Book The CAL […]

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

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 […]

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Three different colors of the 1967 Beanie. A free hat knitting pattern! -- My Workbasket
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The Ribbed Beanie- A 1967 Redo

The 1967 Knit Beret did NOT work up like the picture showed but the finished result is beautiful and the pattern is here for free.  Since I wanted a ribbed hat I did the obvious thing and designed my own! This pattern is a little harder than the beret but still uses only basic stitches. Both […]

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The 1967 Beret, a great hat, with a simple knitting stitch. FREE pattern!-- My Workbasket
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The 1967 Knit Beret

In the September 1967 issue, one pattern I started immediately was this beret. Just one problem. At first, I overlooked the original stitch pattern and looked up an alternative. Turns out the stitch pattern IS there, but it isn’t actually right! The stitch pattern listed makes a beautiful stitch that I just adore, BUT it […]

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