How to Crochet: Your 3 Basic Crochet Stitches (video)

How to Crochet: Your 3 Basic Crochet Stitches (video)

If you can crochet these 3 basic crochet stitches, then you can make just about anything with your yarn. Or so they say. I learned these three basic crochet stitches more than 20 years ago and it wasn’t until my mom told me to get over to YouTube (because I happen to be a visual learner) and learn some other cool crochet stuff. But I do think it’s safe to say that these 3 stitches really are the base for most of what you’ll do with creating your … Read more…


How to Crochet: Ear Muff, Scarf, Fingerless Gloves Set!

How to Crochet: Ear Muff, Scarf, Fingerless Gloves Set!

Occasionally, I crochet something(s) just for me. I’m not selfish about it. And I’ve created several lovely items for our home. But this one (set) was just for me. Ear muff for keeping my ears toasty on my early morning walks, a scarf for extra warmth, and fingerless gloves so I can still access my phone (timer and FitBit) while out and about. I also love learning new stitches and while this one is just a variation of the double crochet stitch, it works up fabulously and makes for … Read more…


How to Crochet: Quick and Easy Fingerless Gloves

How to Crochet: Quick and Easy Fingerless Gloves

The first super cold morning hit us last week sometime and after freezing my fingers off in the wee hours while on my morning wake up walk, I decided I needed fingerless gloves. I needed them and I needed a pattern that would be quick and easy to crochet up. Of course I turned to YouTube to find fingerless gloves – crocheted – and happened upon a great pattern that was easy to learn and quick, too. I’m going to share that video below, but you should know, … Read more…


How to Crochet: this quick and easy little Baby Dress!

How to Crochet: this quick and easy little Baby Dress!

This crocheted baby dress is so darn adorable, I am pretty sure I’m making one in every color. So simple and darling, I just can’t resist. And you may find, after checking out the video instructions down below, that this baby dress is exactly the pattern you’ve been looking for. I am so excited to share this with all of you. And so happy I found this cute little pattern from Wooly Wonders Crochet at YouTube. Related: See my top 3 favorite YouTube crocheters and be inspired. I … Read more…


My Top 3 Favorite YouTube Crocheters – in no particular order!

My Top 3 Favorite YouTube Crocheters – in no particular order!

I may seriously be addicted to YouTube crocheters. It’s a much healthier addiction than turning to food or crawling into a ball when the world gets too much to bear. Events over the last week have certainly tested my strength, and though I have no intentions (not even the desire) to fall into old habits, I am crocheting my booty off. These 3 crocheting geniuses are helping me overcome and create some seriously beautiful crochet crafts. As I am a visual learner, I am so grateful (thanks again, mom ♥) … Read more…


How To Crochet: The Waffle Stitch – perfect for scarves, dishcloths and more!

How To Crochet: The Waffle Stitch – perfect for scarves, dishcloths and more!

I keep going back to the same few folks over at YouTube for learning to crochet different items. This waffle stitch is no different. In fact, it was the first thing I crocheted after discovering that my visual learning abilities could be satiated by watching crocheting-on-YouTube videos. I am so in love with this waffle stitch. I’m not sure if it’s because it was my first or that I made something for my mom (who told me all about the videos), but I just love this stitch. I … Read more…


How To Crochet: Beautiful Baby Headbands (with flowers) FAST and Easy!

How To Crochet: Beautiful Baby Headbands (with flowers) FAST and Easy!

Oh, how I enjoy to crochet, these days. And these beautiful baby headbands with flowers are no exception. Easy to make and seriously fast, you’ll have yourself some beautiful baby headbands in no time. This tutorial is possible because of a crocheting whiz over at YouTube. Her instructions for how to make these lovely little headbands are so simple that even I can do it. And so I did. Now, I am sharing with you. YAY! The three headbands I am showing here were part of the baby gift … Read more…


How To Crochet: The Two-Step Finish for Your Granny Square Baby Blanket

How To Crochet: The Two-Step Finish for Your Granny Square Baby Blanket

The granny square baby blanket you are about to see was created by watching three YouTube videos from Sarah Jayne at Bella Coco (she is one of my very favorites for learning new stitches!). I’ve shared with you how to crochet the perfect granny square – now we just need to connect them all and finish with a lovely border. Depending on your skill set (and mine is definitely beginner), you will have yourself a beautiful granny square baby blanket to use or gift to some lucky young parents … Read more…


How to Crochet the Perfect Granny Square – visual instructions included!

How to Crochet the Perfect Granny Square – visual instructions included!

I am so excited to show you how to crochet the perfect granny square. In all my 20 years of crocheting, this was one pattern that I always wanted to master. It wasn’t until my mom got me hooked on crochet vids at YouTube, that I realized that I could DO THIS. I can crochet the perfect granny square. (Thanks, Momma ♥) And I’m going to show you how, too. Well… Bella Coco is going to show you. This crocheting YouTuber is one of my favorites. She offers easy … Read more…


18 Photos: Shaving My Head Bald

18 Photos: Shaving My Head Bald

Finally. And only a week late. The 18 (plus one) screen grabs of me shaving my head bald that I promised you all last Wednesday. Which must mean the videos aren’t too far behind.

Could be. Hard tellin’, not knowin’.

For now, I hope you enjoy these images below and let me know if there is anything you’d like to see me do differently as I work on growing my hair out into my intended style.

I know I haven’t even shown you the videos of the actual shaving my head bald, yet; but I am getting to it. And as we progress through the entire process, I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Alrighty, I’m off to put the finishing touches on the 57 videos I’ve been editing and get those ready to post (just kidding, RE: 57…sorta). Then I’ll head over to YouTube and say hi (hopefully they remember me over there, yikes) to a few friends and fans.

Remember, I’ll be updating and/or shaving/cutting weekly with vids throughout this entire process, so if you don’t want to miss a thing, be sure to subscribe to our Newsletter (right at the tippy top of the page). We don’t spam your inbox and right now you can expect an every other day (approx.) kind of thing in regard to your one daily email via Mail Chimp from Informed Sharing. I don’t sell your information and you don’t even have to give me your name (just your email) when signing up. YAY! 🙂

Okay, now I’m back to editing…”see” you soon – I’m so excited to share this with all of you! 🙂

~ Cheers

Sandra Lynn Writes @ Informed Sharing

 

 


I have a style in mind as I grow my hair out but would love to hear from all of you. What would you do with this head of mine? As you can see, I’m open for any and all suggestions…