Over The Moon – crochet border tutorial is now available on my YouTube channel. So, whenever you dive into this project, you have all you need to make it just right. It will wait for you till you are ready for the border making and I made it so you feel like I am teaching you in person. Well, at least I hope so!
THANK YOU for all the love you showed to my new crochet blanket. Your pattern purchases and yarn packs orders made me so happy. We were busy here packing your orders with happy hearts. Your packages are now on their way to you. THANK YOU!!! Hope you’ll soon get your Over The Moon cotton balls. Can’t wait for you to start this relaxing making and I have a new video to help you along with the written pattern. I would love to see your Over The Moon creations, please share them tagging me on IG or FB whether you use Granny Kit cotton or any other yarn.
Thank you also for the warm words you sent to E. He feels good and back to his normal routine now. This is the second time he got Covid and he reported that it was much easier than the first time. He had one day of ‘flu-like’ feeling but in general he had mainly a kinda light headache which no pill could take away. He worked just as usual, because he works from home anyways. But also because he is that kinda guy. Yes we are all vaccinated btw.
Because E was positive to Covid, I had to cancel a few weeklies. I wanted to keep all my lovely students 100% safe, obviously. Which left me with some free hours on hand.
So I took advantage of this free time and created a new video tutorial for you. In which I teach you step by step, from the first stitch all the way to the last stitch, how to crochet the border on my Over The Moon blanket. I also included a ‘how to weave in ends’ because I know you like to see it.
The border on this blanket is made out of two main sections making a total of seven rounds. On the very last round I added this tiny little detail to finish up my border with an extra chic. We will use the background colour for the first six rounds (ShaleGrey) and will finish it up with the same colour as the circle on the last round. Colour Jet in the original blanket but I used Cadet in the video so you can see the details better. On the first section you’ll work with a 3 mm hook while on the second you’ll change to a 3.5 mm and I wanted to share some important info with you on this specific point.
The second section of my OTM border is made out of slip stitch which makes it very neat and tight. BUT on the other hand can create an extra tension on the border stitches and I want you to be super minded here. If you are not new to crochet you know that a slip stitch is a tight stitch by its nature and I want you to be aware of it while crocheting the second section on your Over The Moon border.
In my pattern I instruct you to change your hook size to a 3.5 mm, while working the second section of the border. BUT if you change your hook size and you see that your slip stitches are still tight you might need to go up a size. What I suggest is that you start with a 3.5 mm hook, as instructed in the pattern. See if it still tightens up your border stitches and if yes try to go up to a 3.75 mm hook. Or even up to a 4mm hook if needed. You should keep your border stitches relaxed. So you have to keep your stitches loose on the slip stitch section. Or go up a needle size if needed.
The video I made for the border will help you understand it so I think it might be helpful if you watch it before you dive into the border making.
Over The Moon – crochet border tutorial
It was really a long one to create. It took me 3 days to record because I wanted to crochet the whole thing with you. But I finally made it and it’s there now. Waiting for you whenever you are ready. I also included some blocking footage at the end of the video. For this video tutorial I used the same sample I used for the Joining tutorial. So now together with the joining video tutorial you have everything you need to support you along with your Over The Moon journey.
I really hope you’ll find my video tutorial as helpful as I wanted it to be. Please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think about it, it will help me a lot. Thank you so much for watching my video. If you enjoy learning with me please subscribe to my channel, It’ll make me very happy.
I got a review from an Etsy customer saying that she was disappointed that the pattern is not included in the yarn pack. So, after all my explanation about it on last week’s blog I decided to give it another chance. I now added the pattern into the yarn pack. But I don’t feel good about printing the pattern and adding the printed paper onto the yarn pack which can add some extra weight to the package and affect the price. And also not green at all!!! So I’ll send you the pattern via email, after your payment is completed. Let’s see how it works. Flexibility and learning while walking hand by hand with you, my lovely followers. I appreciate you so very much. I also added an option so you can choose if you like to get one yarn pack or two without paying double on the shipping.
Last weekend I spent some relaxing time with one of my works in progress which was waiting patiently for my attention. This cable socks pattern is one of those projects that has been living in my head for quite a while and I hope to bring to life somewhere in the near future. It’s a pair of socks that I have wanted in my life for years. These cozy weekend socks are made out of DK yarn. I use two skeins of DK Yak from lovely Maya of The Wool Barn in a special colour she dyed for CrochetObjet. Knitted on a magic loop with a 3.5 mm circular needle 100 cm long. There are a few more new WIP’s waiting to get some attention. Hope to share them with you soon.I also finished a pair of stripes socks for Maya (our eldest) who also had Covid #2 and she is happy to be out and about with her new wooly hand knitted pair.
Just couldn’t finish this blog without sharing my lovely visitor with you. Yesterday, after I finished my usual morning tidy up. Which always helps me to get relaxed and ready for my blog writing session. I went to the kitchen to make myself a cup of coffee. It was a rainy and grey morning. But as I took the cup of coffee in my hand, ready to go to the studio to write this post, the rain stopped and the sun came out. I opened the kitchen window to get some ‘fresh after rain sun ray’ on my face and this butterfly came to visit. And it stayed for a few loooooong minutes on our Lavender flowers.
Thankfully (and so excited) I managed to gently take my I phone out of the pocket and get a few pictures and a video. I was OVER THE MOON with this special visit. E told me it’s a Venessa Cardui. I will share the video on my IG and FB stories with you tomorrow. xxMo