Saturday, August 3, 2013

Creative Assist and Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat are Now One!

Creative Assist will be moving...........any and all helpful websites I find will be posted on

Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat

THank you for being loyal to my Creative Assist site but it'll be just as great over on Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat and help will be easy to find.  You can always comment or let me know about any problems you're having and I'll do my best to help you.

Happy hooking or needle-ing!  kathy

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jogless When Crocheting Stripes

 example of crocheted stripes without the jogless method

Have you ever ever had this problem?  Of course you have unless you've seen this awesome website with a tutorial on how to avoid this jog when crocheting in the round.  Find it here:

Needle Noodles website

Excerpt taken from her website:

"Tutorial: Crocheted Jogless Stripes

A common problem in amigurumi: you want to crochet something striped, but there's this funky looking stairstep "seam" running diagonally where you change colors. How do you get rid of that!?

EDIT: I've also put together a pair of videos showing this technique in action. You can view them here:

So go ahead and take a look and come back for more helpful hints and websites that can help make your needlework look more professional and beautiful.  We can all learn something new.

Happy creating!!


Friday, June 28, 2013

Crochet Help The Magic Ring

Do you need help learning the magic ring for crochet?

I found this excellent website and I'm sure there's others. 

Planet June  She has an great picture tutorial.  I always think I know how to do it but then find myself referring back to her website for help.

magic ring vs traditional methodNO HOLE!

Let her know I have sent you her way.  Us bloggers and website owners love hearing from the people that are enjoying our posts.  Don't be shy........please comment.  You can even tell me what help you would like to see.

Happy hooking!