Giveaway: Learn How to Crochet DVD

For those who are a bit domestically challenged in the areas of handicrafts (sewing, crocheting, knitting, etc.- you know, like me!), have you ever wished that you could just have another woman sit down and patiently show you how to do something, step by step?

Crochet flowers 

Image by Fern R

Personally, I've always wanted to learn to crochet and have tried to teach myself. In the process I've created some, er, interesting projects on my own. Who knew blankets were supposed to turn out even on the sides? :) It's the type of skill that is just so much easier to learn when you can really watch someone else, have them explain what they're doing, showing you what different stitches look like and how they're done.

For a newbie like me, the Basic Crochet DVD did just that! There's nothing flashy or showy about it, which is part of it's charm. It's simply one woman patiently teaching another woman how to learn this beautiful, useful skill. And one of the best parts? If you missed something the first time, just pop the DVD back in and watch it again!

I mentioned a while back that I was wanting to teach my daughter how to crochet, and I realized in the process that I really needed to be taught properly first, before I could teach someone else. Abbie and I watched Basic Crochet together, and although we haven't done any projects together yet (I feel that she's still a little young for the finger coordination), she was excited and inspired by watching and I felt so encouraged that I could really pick up the skills to begin making some of the things I'd love to make, and one day teach my daughter to do the same. 

There are so many reasons that I'm eager to learn this skill, but I am especially eager to be able to create special gifts for others, to make items for my children like winter hats or wool soakers, and even to learn how to repurpose old items (like unwanted sweaters) into new and useful items- another way to be both frugal and green! 

Wool soakers 

Image by Squirrel Cottage (I know it's knitting, but you can crochet them, too! :)

The 70 minute Basic Crochet DVD includes instruction in:

  • Choosing yarns and hooks
  • All of the common stitches found in patterns
  • How to read a pattern (as she shows you how to do each stitch, the pattern for what is being done is up on the screen so you can easily begin to read patterns and visually understand what they mean)
  • Making several projects: a dishcloth, granny square and scarf
  • How to switch yarn colors

Would you like to win a copy of this DVD and finally learn how to crochet for yourself? 

1) Leave a comment, letting me know why you'd like to learn to crochet or what types of projects you're interested in trying!

2) If you'd like to be entered a second time, post about the giveaway on your blog and leave a second comment with the post url.

3) Contest ends next Wednesday, June 17 at 4pm PST.

As well, Kathy (the lovely woman who wants to teach you to crochet!) has offered a discount for my readers from now until June 21. DVD's are regularly $21.97 but are being offered to Keeper of the Home readers for only $18.97!

Edit: I apologize for the initial typo saying the offer was until July 21. It is not July, but rather JUNE 21!!! So sorry!

When you visit the site, Teaching Good Things, make sure that you sign up for their 7 part mini-course, Encouraging Eager Hands, on teaching children good character through working with their hands!

**This giveaway is now over and the comments have been closed. I'll announce the winner soon!**

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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Comments

  1. Well as for me I would love to learn, and a dvd would make it a lot easier. With 4 time is priceless. I only have one girl and I know it would be a special thing that she would love to do together when she gets a bit bigger.
    Thanks

  2. I do know how to crochet, but I am so confused on how to change colors and all of that fancy stuff! I am sure that I am not joining the yarn in correctly and this would be such a wonderful source to teach my daughter to crochet! I like to crochet baby afghans mainly.

  3. I have tried to learn to crochet a couple times, but it never really stuck with me. I really want to learn as it seems like a very relaxing yet productive hobby. I would like to make scarves and blankets, baby hats, all kinds of things!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Tara Brown says:

    I need a hobby. Something I can do this summer while I’m off work and have some extra time.

  5. I’d love to learn how to make mittens and hats for my kids!

  6. I know a tiny little bit how. I made a blanket with lopsided sides LOL. I want to learn so that I can make things for my kids, and to teach my girls how (when they are old enough). I want to try making those little flower like things like you showed in the picture…I’ve always wanted to make some.

  7. Please enter me! I have had such a hard time with the granny square. This would be great to share with my daughter and sisters too.

  8. I learned a long time ago, but can’t remember a thing now :)

  9. Adrienne says:

    I would love to learn to crochet. I know how to knit (very basic) and would like to add this as well!

  10. Would love to win this DVD if the contest is open to Canadians… but then you live in Surrey/Langley (where I grew up) so maybe….
    I would make diaper soakers, scarfs, blankets, cute stuffed animals etc..
    Extra bonus, my son would love to watch it too. He loves the DVD we got with my sewing machine!!!!

  11. adrianna says:

    I have wanted to learn to crochet for a while now. I knit prayer shawls for our church and the crocheted ones the other ladies do look so pretty. I remember my grandmother doing a lot of crocheting when she was younger and I would love to learn this skill.

  12. I’d like to win because I’m always cold (I have an autoimmune disease that results in poor circulation). I’d like to be able to crochet hats or mittens, so they’d match my clothes. Of course, after I have children, I’d like to be able to crochet wool soakers, as I have heard great things about them.

  13. Jess Young says:

    I would love to learn, but haven’t made it to any class yet! This would be great.

  14. I LOVE homemeade dishcloths and would be thrilled to learn how to crochet them. Maybe I could finish some for Christmas?

  15. Heather says:

    I would love to win this! I’ve been taught how to crochet but have never managed to be able to keep it up once home. I think watching this DVD at home would help tremendously. Thank you!!

  16. I’m late to this as i’ve been away for a family trip. Mary Grace at Hooked on Needles http://www.hookedonneedles.com/ has an excellent site of all kinds of hand work & she has very good vids that are instructional. Good site. :)

  17. I want to learn to make baby blankets & hair clips. I also want to learn to sew.

  18. I would love to learn how to crochet. For the longest time I’ve been meaning to enroll myself in classes at the craft store, but work is always in the way. It would be great to be able to learn in the comfort of my own home.

  19. I would love this DVD. I would like to learn more about crocheting, so I can teach my girls when they get older.

  20. Heather says:

    I too have tried to teach myself to crochet and I’m lost. My next step is to find a group and beg for mercy. This dvd might just save my humility.

    My daughter would look adorable in a poncho and I’d love to make baby blankets for the Linus project.

  21. Please enter me in! I can crochet a little, but would love to be better at it!