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!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Crochet Turning Chain Alternatives

Crochet Turning Chain Alternatives

Mr. Miccawbar's Recipe for Happiness blog!!  

This is what Mr. Miccawber has to say.  This 
is just an excerpt..........please check out 
the blog for the rest of the information.  
You won't be sorry.  This is awesome 
and so is the blog!  Please, leave a 
comment for me if you wish to see 
more crochet helps........I'll be adding 
more knitting helps also.  So let me know; 
knit or crochet or both!  But please comment 
so I know if this blog is helpful.

"Crochet Turning Chain Alternatives

Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn.

These are some of the most familiar words 

in the crocheter's language. They signal 
the end of one double crochet row and the 
start of another. That chain 3 works to get 
your yarn up to the proper height for the 
next stitch. It's also (in my opinion) a fiendish 
ploy designed to drive the stitcher crazy.

You know what I mean - you've been there 

yourself. You're zipping along, you and your 
hook, dancing through the yarn and 
crocheting like the dickens, when all of a 
sudden you reach the end of the row.
 Screech! The happy momentum comes 
to a crashing halt as you poke around in 
the turning chain, looking for the right place 
to put your last stitch"...............

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

42 Crochet Tips Tricks and Resources

This is a unique website called Snappy Living.

42 Crochet Tips Tricks and Resources

Balls of yarn

There are other craft tips on this website so don't forget to check around their site.  Stay awhile and really check things out.

AND don't forget to check out my patterns on my other blog

Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat

I will start putting some filet crochet patterns on my site as well.

Travel Crochet Kathy

Crochet Assist has found a site that can show you how to make a color change when you are crocheting.

Pica-Pau is an amigurumi crocheter and has many totally cute little animals she has created.  She IS a master at it.

So check out her website and learn how to change colors smoothly.

 This website is in Spanish so I hope you can use Google or another way to translate it for you.


Her website is called:  Pica Pau

Have fun looking around and seeing all her adorable creatures.

Traveling Crochet  Kathy

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Crochet Turning Chain Alternatives

Mr. Micawber's Recipe for Happiness

Crochet Turning Chain Alternatives

I'm giving a shout out for this wonderful website where you can learn alternate ways to turn when at the end of a row crocheting.

Please check it out.  This is just the beginning  Make sure to follow this link:  Mr.Micawber's Recipe for Happiness  

Make sure you check out the whole website.  It's wonderful.