Yesterday, I had the pleasure of heading out to UC Health West Chester Hospital with Trisha and Emma. We were going to deliver the baby hats that the club made over the summer, and I am so pleased that I managed to make time in my schedule to go! The staff at the hospital were all so lovely. We were greeted in the lobby … Continue reading Project Tiny Toppers: Update!
Starting any project begins with a chain. A chain is just a long line of beginning stitches, and it generally determines the length of one side of your piece. To begin, you create a slip stitch around your hook. If you don’t know how to slip stitch, it’s very easy! Create loop with your yarn as shown. In the picture below, the tail going to the … Continue reading Learning to Crochet: Chain
So, you want to learn to crochet? Looking online, or in any craft store, can be incredibly overwhelming because there is so much jargon that is not explained very well. Never fear! We have compiled a comprehensive guide to learning different yarn crafts. If you’re interested in crochet, or knitting, you’re in the right place (check out this post for reasons why yarn crafting is awesome)! Materials … Continue reading Learning the basics
Our advisor, Dr. Kristen Renzi, runs the vending machine on the 3rd floor of McDonald Library. This vending machine provides students and faculty with a little place to showcase their little craftwork. So naturally, we decide to take on the opportunity for ourselves. Over fall break, our goal was to make one amigurumi animal each. Amigurumi is a popular form of crochet. Amigurumis are plush … Continue reading Project Amigurumi