Episode 12 Crochet Podcast

Hi! Keeping it short and sweet today (I’m cutting corners because it’s the school holidays!). Fancy watching a crochet podcast (vlog)? Here’s one! Click on the pic above as usual. X

Links for stuff I discussed are below:

Three Springs shawl

Wool and The Gang – Tina Tape Yarn

The Weekender Blankie

Somerset Yarns

My Granny Beach Bag

Back to School Sweater CAL

Addydae accessories CAL

Rainbow Edged Granny Blanket

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Crochet Podcast Episode 11

Hello and welcome to the latest episode of my crochet podcast (vlog)!! Just a quicky this time because it’s the summer holidays, I hope that’s OK. As always please click on the above picture to get transported to YouTube.

Here are the details for Episode 11…

The winner of the Phildar yarn Giveaway is Solstitches!! Please get in touch so that I can get your yarn sent out. 😀

The C2C Geo bag is now on Ravelry!!

For more details about the super cute Boho Hexie bag, please pop along and visit Kate @jellybean_junction on Instagram

And here is a list of lots of lovely fellow crochet podcasters, all of whom are completely fabulous… Crochet Luna, CrochetCakes, Addydae Designs, The Crochet Circle Podcast, Melody Crochet, and not mentioned in the episode but who I’ll put here anyway, The Cozy Cottage Crochet.

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Crochet Podcast Episode 10. There’s a Giveaway too!

Hellooo!! Episode 10 already, where has the time gone?! Anyway, I talk enough in the video, so I won’t do it here too! Below are the links to the things I’ve talked about. As usual, click on the pic above to travel over to YouTube. Thanks so much. X

Links:

The Spider Tutorial on YouTube is here. And this is the written pattern here.

Granny Beach Bag pattern

Zeens and Roger on Ravelry. You’ll find the thread for Episode 10!

Urban Stripe Shawl

Connie’s Blanket

Fluffy Chevron Cowl Pattern

Viking Hand dyed Yarns

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Episode 9 of a Crochet Podcast

Hey there! Episode 9 of my little crochet podcast/ crochet vlog is up and ready for goggling (I still can’t let go of “vlog” – I’m a pedant). Click on the image above to go to YouTube.

I’ve cut the interesting stuff. Sorry. Therefore there is no tale of how I drunkenly got the bruise on my arm. I deemed the whole saga as just too inappropriate! But give me a shout and I might tell you anyway ;p

Before I list any info about this episode’s stuff, I just want to let you know that there will definitely be a blog post about Connie’s blanket coming soon. I took the pics today. At the same time I also took photos of my fluffy Granny chevron cowl. There will be a post with the pattern for that on here in the next week or so too. Cheers.

Episode 9 gubbins:

The Magnolia Mandala by Crochet Millan is Here.

If you fancy treating yourself to some Phildar Flocon, then that’s Here. But you might want to hang on for episode 10. I’ve been given the go ahead to do a Giveaway!!

Do you think Instagram might have messed up your feed with dodgy algorithms? Check out Lauren Aston’s detailed blog post all about it.

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Episode 8 – All the stuff you need to know.

Oh jeez, I wish I’d noticed the lipstick!! I’m such a lipstick numpty, I look like the flipping Joker!! Please click on the pic above to travel (in swift fashion) to Episode 8 of the latest crochet podcast vlog. I hope you can ignore my face and simply enjoy the waffle. X

I have plans to write separate blog posts about both my beautiful Blurre shawl, and the colourful granny square blanket (a border colour and pattern have been chosen!).

Here are the links to all the info in this episode….

Pixie Day     There’s a YouTube video here too from a few years ago, to get more of a gist.

Blooming Marvellous

Addydae Designs. Deanne also has a podcast you should check out ~ Here.

Circles in Squares Stylecraft Blanket

Take Two crochet pattern book

Yarns: Dandelion Yarns.    Made By Jude.   The Wool Kitchen.    Viking Hand Dyed.   Undercover Otter.

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Crochet Catch up on Episode 7!

Wait! Don’t go, there are more pictures down below! You can still see what crochet I’ve been up to even if you don’t fancy sitting through the crochet vlog. However, you’d completely miss out on a woolly GIVEAWAY and some totally unexpected “live” cat on bird action. Click on the pic to go to YouTube!

The links for Episode 7 are…

My Ravelry gubbins – Come and join me.

My little holiday to Saleres, Spain.

Geo Rainbow Blanket info

Tina Tape Yarn by Wool and the Gang.

The Blurre shawl by Addydae Designs – I forgot to mention that Deanna is doing a Blurre CAL, so get your skates on if you fancy joining in! It ends 30th June.

Caron Cakes Beach Bag

The Crochet Circle – Fay’s informative and awesome crochet podcast.

Summer Romance CAL – I didn’t mention my couple!! I’m sticking with the Dr & Rose.

Crafting is My Therapy.

I hope that’s everything. Please let me know if I’ve missed something or whatevs. Give me a shout. Cheers. X

“I’m not a girly pink person” And then later….. “pink is more my colour” Wha?!

Thanks guys. X

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Episode 6. Crochet Vlog/Podcast

Hello there! The above screen shot will take you to YouTube for a crochet podcast /video web log experience you’ll never forget!!  Please do pop along and watch; it would make me super happy!  Anyway, what have you been up to? This vlog is pretty much what I’ve been doing over the last couple of weeks. I always have really good intentions about structure, format, order etc. As soon as the record button gets pressed, that all goes out the window! It’s just supposed to be a chat, not a presented programme. That’s what I tell myself.

Here are the links to stuff in episode 6. If there’s anything else you’re interested in please do ask. Cheers.

This week’s bluebell blog post

Japanese crochet books (and other various craft books) can be found here

Nanna Nostalgia. A blog post I wrote last year about my crafty heritage.

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn Podcast

Crochet Cakes Podcast

Crochet Luna Podcast

And here is some of the stuff I talked about this time round…

Stuff from Episode 5!

Hey! Welcome to Episode 5 where I talk about crochet. It’s a crochet podcast or vlog, I still haven’t decided what to call it. Technically it’s a vlog but podcast is the word that has caught on… The pedant in me is finding the situation very hard to deal with.

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Here, you’ll find links to all the things I’ve talked about, along with some photos. So even if you don’t want to watch, you can at least see what I’ve been up to recently.

Links:

The Neat Ripple by Lucy of Attic24

A simple blanket edging (the one from Attic24’s original granny stripe).

Cute elephants from Repeat Craft Me.

Straighten out your ripples, here.

My little purse tutorial.

The Cleckheaton colour block jumper that I so desperately want to make!

What my garden looked like a fortnight ago (it’s much more bloomy now-will take pics).

Instagram RavelryPinterestFacebookEtsy

I think this blanket deserves its own blog post! I’ll get on to that next week.

All my sewing projects are in full use, I’ve got a couple of other things on the go and yep, that’s it really! Let me know what you think! Have a fab weekend. X

How to Crochet a Purse and add Zip and Lining

Hi guys! How is everyone?! I’ve finally made another tutorial for YouTube! Phew. This one is for a cute little crochet purse. I wanted to show how to sew in a zip and then at the last minute I decided to go all the way and whack in a demo for the fabric lining too! The response from the crochet Easter egg (my first tutorial) was amazing, absolutely amazing! Thank you so so much. It has definitely spurred me on to make more video tutorials.

Anyway, if you crochet but have always wondered how to attach a zip to your project or want to know how to go about lining it too, this is the tutorial for you.

Things you’ll need:

-Cotton aran yarn (or another yarn of your choice). I used Drops Paris.

-4.5mm hook.

-Zip in the length of the purse you want.

-Fabric for lining.

-Needle for darning in end.

-Needle and threads for sewing zip and lining.

-Scissors!

Here are a few pics of the starting process… Don’t forget, you can chain as many as you like. Make sure your foundation chain is a couple of stitches longer than the actual zip. The work shrinks down slightly smaller than the foundation chain. The piece is worked from the bottom up and in the round. To get the full how to, please hop over to YouTube. Cheers.

Please do let me know how you get on. If you make a purse I’d love to see, you can #zeensandroger and I’ll see it on Instagram or Ravelry it! Or just come and say hi!

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Crochet Vlog Episode 4!

Hi everyone! It’s another crochet vlog/ podcast episode! Wahoo! Click on the image above to take you on a short journey to YouTube. Thank you again for lots of encouraging words and stuff like that. It has been wonderful reading all your lovely comments, cheers guys!  Hope everyone is well and enjoying any sunshine you’re having (it’s been an exceptional few days here)! I forgot to mention all the usual gubbins about where you can find me, eeh…  If you google Zeens and Roger,  I’m sure you’ll find all my bits! Just don’t click on that annoying “Did you mean Jeans and Roger?” No! I didn’t!

Below are some  links and pictures of all the things I’ve acquired, that I’ve been working on, or have finished! All of which, I chat about in the video.

Neat Ripple by Attic 24. This baby blanket version has 8 multiples of 14, I forgot to mention that!

Granny square bag pattern. Here is the link to my free pattern.

My trip to Amsterdam can be found here. Check out the gorgeous woolly stuff.

Want to know more about the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey? Click on the link!