Archive | June 2013

Class Resources

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Stitch guides

  • Moogly blog: This blog is awesome! She has video tutorials for everything from tying your slip knot and chaining to more complicated specialty stitches. She is continually posting new patterns, stitches, tutorials and links to many free patterns on her sight and other sites. Scroll
    down to “video tutorials” to find how to do single crochets, double crochets and many more!

Yarn Weights

  • Black Sheep Wool Company: They are focused on knitting, but they use the same standard yarn weights. This web address gives you a picture comparison of the yarn and information about each yarn weight
  • Craft Yarn Council: They give you a standard yarn weight chart which includes suggested hooks for each size of yarn. There are also links to more crochet information in the left column.

Crochet hook conversion chart

  • Coats & Clark: This site gives you the conversion from Metric – US – UK/Canada sizes of crochet hooks. Some other sites have conversion charts, but I really like this one the best.

Free Patterns

  • All Free Crochet: This is a great place to search for patterns and you can sign up for their newsletter and they will send your e-mails with featured patterns. The newsletter is a great way to build up a pattern library and see the variety of available patterns.
  • Free Crochet Patterns: This is a new site that I haven’t used much yet, but they do show you a picture with each project name when you do searches.
  • Red Heart Yarn: This site promotes their own yarn, but as long as you are using the right yarn size you can usually use any yarn you want.
  • Lion Brand Yarn: On the left you can find links to patterns by type. Again they are promoting their yarn, but you can look at their yarn and find a comparable yarn somewhere else if needed.

Magazine subscriptions


Not your grandma’s crochet class

I am very excited to share the news that I am teaching a crochet class! My first class is on July 2nd and I created a simple square dishcloth to teach the basics and get the students started. I hope to share my passion for crochet and inspire my students to use this new skill to create anything they want! I will also be posting class information, patterns, and resources here for my students to access as needed. So, here is the pattern for our first project:

Single and Double DishclothSingle & Double dishcloth

Copyright 2013  Hooked By Jenny

Skill Level: Beginner

Gage: Not important

Size: Approx. 8 x 8.5 in.


  • Peaches & Cream 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein in color of your choice (made with Sweet Pea Stripes)
  • Size H/5.0 crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle


  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • St – stitch
  • Sl st – slip stitch


Ch 25.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across. (24 sc)

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea st across.

Row 5: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn. Dc in ea sc across. (24 dc)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc across.

Rows 7-10: Repeat Row 2.

Rows 11-12: Repeat Rows 5-6.

Rows 13-16: Repeat Row 2.

Rows 17-18: Repeat Rows 5-6.

Rows 19-22: Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.

Loop & Edging

Ch 10, being careful not to twist the ch, join with a sl st to the first ch, sc around dishcloth with 3 sc in each corner, except the corner with the loop. Sl st in each ch around the loop. Finish off. Hide ends.