Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April A to Z Blogging Challenge Day 17...Today's Blog Brought to You by the Letter "Q"

Wow, I have really been slacking!!!  I apologize if you have come over from the A to Z blog challenge looking for my "Q" and "R" posts.  Between Easter, a 3-day family weekend, and a suspended child, I have been so tired by the end of the day, I haven't really cared what was on my to-do list, which never gets any shorter.

So, without further ado, my "Q" blog post is a compilation of a quick reference for beginners who are learning to crochet.  Bookmark this post and refer to it whenever you need to.  First is a list of common crochet abbreviations to help you read patterns.  Following that is a list of links to some tutorial videos I made and posted on YouTube (more to follow).
If you prefer to watch the entire playlist, it can be found here.  Finally, if you live in the Kansas City area, I will be teaching a beginner/refresher class at Westridge Christian Church in Raytown this Saturday, April 26, 2014 and anyone is welcome to join us.  Message me for more details!

ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
tc or tr = triple crochet
fp = front post
fpsc = front post single crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
fptc or fptr = front post triple crochet
sk = skip a stictch
sl st = slip stitch
* = usually at the start of instructions and generally follows up with "repeat from *"
bp = back post
bpsc = back post single crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
bptc or bptr = back post triple crochet
ch-sp = chain space
sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together
dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together
tc2tog or tr2tog = triple crochet two stitches together
dec = decrease
fl = front loops
bl = back loops
mc = main color
cc = contrasting color
[ ] or ( ) = repeat instructions contained in brackets or parentheses as many times as directed

p = picot

Beginner Tutorial Videos
Holding Your Yarn
Single Crochet
Turning Your Work and more Single Crochet
Half Double Crochet
Double Crochet
Triple Crochet

~ Robin ~

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