Wednesday, 23 May 2012

How to crochet, well ... my HappyBerry patterns at least.

Oh my, I just can't believe how long it has been since I last blogged something and I have so much to talk about, not much change there!

I've been reluctant for a long time now to do crochet instructional videos, mainly because there are so many other wonderful YouTubers out there who already do that but what I have noticed is that none of them really go into the differences between US crochet terminology and UK terminology.

Also a few people have contacted me asking how to work the beginning couple of rounds on a lot of my shoe patterns and this is a confusing technique to learn. In fact, when I first started out crocheting this technique, which at the time was for a bag, it completed eluded me.

So this and the above reason has led me to finally bite the embarrassement bullet of my posh English accent and start some crochet tutorials, based around my designs and patterns.

https://www.youtube.com/user/HappyBerryCrochet

So what else have I been up to, well I've finally launched my new website store so that you Ravellers who don't enjoy Facebook can also get access to my patterns. I think it's going fairly well, no major complaints yet! (she says now). The wonderful thing is, is that I can now reward my customers with rewards points. Evey pattern sale made through www.happyberry.co.uk now receives reward points which can be put towards any patterns for sale on my website, even partly for small discounts so it's worth signing up!

I'm also working on some other videos which are about my adventures, stuff I get up to and places I explore when I'm not crocheting. I love to wander off and explore strange places or just go somewhere new so after being inspired by a wonderful J-vlogger (Japanese Video Blogger - I'm slowly understanding the lingo!) on YouTube called SoftyPapa I've decided to finally take my viewers along with me, starting with a trip to a local vineyard. Please be kind to my awful appearance he he. Maybe some of you will find this interesting, I hope so.

A few of my latest free crochet patterns are listed below which can be found either on www.happyberry.co.uk or my facebook page www.facebook.com/happyberrycrochet

Floppy Fan Sun Hat
http://www.happyberry.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=66&product_id=121



Flower Necklace
http://www.happyberry.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=66&product_id=120

Ladies Cotton Top
http://www.happyberry.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=66&product_id=122