Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How To Crochet Tutorial Pages are Now Complete

At least I hope they are! I've been working on them over a period of time, and think that they are complete enough to reveal to you now.

Following is a complete list of the pages:

How to Crochet - Free Stitch Instructions and Abbreviations

How to Understand Crochet Pattern Codes and a Printable List of Abbreviations

Buying the Right Crochet Hook and Free Metric, US and UK Conversion Charts

How to Crochet a Slip Knot (sl knot) Stitch and Starting Chain (ch)

How to Crochet a Single (sc) Double (dc) Triple or Treble (tr or tc) Stitch

How to Crochet a SLIP STITCH (sl st or ss)

How to Crochet Single (sc dec) and Double Decrease (dc dec) and (sc inc) (dc inc) Increase Stitches

How to do the DOUBLE CROCHET DECREASE (dc dec)

How to Fasten Off - Hide Crochet Ends - Change Yarn Colors

How to Crochet in Front (fl) and Back Loop (bl)

How to Crochet Back Post (bp) and Front Post (fp)

Basketweave Crochet Stitch using Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) and Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)

How to Crochet a Cluster Stitch (cl)

How to Crochet a POPCORN Stitch (pc)

How to Crochet a PICOT Stitch (p)

How to Crochet a LOOP Stitch (lp(s))

How to Crochet a BULLION aka RICE aka ROLL Stitch

How to do a CROSSED DOUBLE CROCHET (cr dc) or Double Crochet Crossed

How to Crochet a PUFF Stitch (ps OR puff st)


I hope you find these to be helpful to new inexperienced crocheters and experienced alike.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Free Headband Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern with Sunflowers!

The cool months of fall and winter are just weeks away here in the Northeast USA, and for some of us it's hard to say goodbye to the flowers and trees, and with this cute pattern, we don't have to.

Ruth Cox, a friend I know from various forums and writing spots on the web, has put together a page with a free crochet pattern for a Sunflower Headband or Ear Warmer. She includes photographs of the steps in making the headband.

There's a story behind the headband on her page, and a link to a source for other free crochet patterns. I'll be featuring that link myself later this week, but for now, you'll find it and this free crochet pattern on Ruth's page.

For more posts that lead to free patterns, visit the "CROCHET" link under "Posts by Topic" in the upper right.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Image Credit: Ruth Cox - just one step in the process :-)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Kindle Nook and Tablet Crochet Cover Patterns Added

Today a free crochet patterns for Kindle and other tablets page that I once had published at another location has been moved to Working Grandmothers. 

It had many visits at it's old location, and I hope that it will bring pleasure to visitors here.

The pattern can be found here >> Crochet a Kindle Tablet Cover - Free Crochet Patterns.

All posts leading to crochet patterns can be found in "Posts by Topic" in the upper right of this page under "Crochet".

Image: My own - free to use if you provide a link back to this post or the page linked to in the post. Thank you.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Personal and Business Success Stories

Another group of articles have been added to the topics on this blog.

The topic is Personal/Business Success Stories - by clicking the link here and under the topics section to the right you will find several articles by Grandmothers and "Grandmother aged" woman sharing their business successes and stories about their Grandchildren.

If you have a business success story to share, please contact me through the comment section, comments are moderated by me and I will not approve one of this nature.

Thank you!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Prayer Shawl Pattern Page has been Added

Last week I added a free prayer shawl pattern page to this site, and wanted to make it, as well as other patterns and crafts that will be added, so that you could easily find it by clicking the "CROCHET" Link above, only to discover that pages cannot be tagged.

But no worries, you can find all posts with links to crochet patterns by clicking "Crochet" under "Posts By Topic" in the upper right.

To go to the prayer shawl pattern, click "The Hug of a Prayer Shawl"

This was originally written by me a few years ago at another location, and due to changes at that site, it has been moved to my website here.  There are actually two fairly easy prayer shawl patterns.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Improvements are Coming to the Working Grandmothers Site

Over the coming weeks, you will see improvements being made on this website. 

I started today by adding a new header and changing the background.

Next week I will be adding clickable topic titles above, for example Crafts, Business, Grandchildren, etc., so that you can easily find specific pages that interest you.

Your suggestions are always appreciated, don't hesitate to leave a comment.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meeting Up with Online Business Friends in Person

A successful business woman who works from home on the internet spends a lot of her time alone with her computer.  In my case I often have one or two social networking sites open during the day, which provides the social aspect of my work at home.  I'm not sitting in an office with people physically, but very much engaged with others online...and from all over the world! 

Every now and then you discover a person who lives not so far from you, or one who is passing through your area when traveling, and would like to meet you in person!  Such was the case for one of my online friends who uses the name "Wednesday-Elf".  She is part of a network of crafty working grandmothers who keep in touch with one another and encourage one another. 

In her delightful little story "Meeting an Online Friend in Person", you can see how this can happen, and how our relationships with those online truly are deeper and more meaningful than some may think they are.

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