Episode 20. A Crochet Vlogcast

Wow, that two weeks went by really quickly! It’s already Episode 20 of my fabulously unprofessional crochet podcast (it’s a crochet vlog, I’m writing “podcast” cos of how I understand SEO. I bet it doesn’t work anyway. Meh! whatever…). As ever, please click on the above picture to be transported to the episode over on YouTube.

Although I’m wearing a crochet Christmas hat, it isn’t a particularly festive themed episode. You can’t escape the fact that the season is almost upon us but I’m not in full yule tide merriment just yet.

I talk about adjusting my knitted cowl, a new crochet design, vintage pattern books and generally waffle about stuff.

Here are some links:

Autumn mitts (again!)

Granny Stripe scarf. The  written pattern is Here and the tutorial is Here.

Higher Gills Farm Teeswater yarn

And that’s all really. I’ve not been going full steam for a while but that’s ok…

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Episode 19 of a Crochet Vlogcast

Howdy folks! How’s is going? Fancy a crochet podcast / vlogcast / thirty minutes of me talking to you (mostly) about crochet?! Then click on the pic above!! Thanks ever so much.

Here’s a list of the stuff I talked about this episode. If something is missing and you want to know, please give me a shout. Ta.

Holey Smokes!! The blog post is here, The pattern on Ravelry is Here. Remember that there is a 20% discount until the 8th of December.

My Christmas bauble  video tutorial is Here. The written pattern is Here.

Miss Moffat Yarns on Etsy.

Zeens and Roger on Love crochet/Love knitting

Winners of my Christmas Giveaway are… EmilCarv 1963…. and Anna4520Sweden. Well done to you two!!! Happy Christmas!

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Episode 18 of the Zeens & Roger Crochet Vlogcast

Hallooo! Episode 18 felt very chatty to me, it’s probably just the same as usual, you know, me chatting about crochet stuff. But that is what a crochet podcast / vlogcast is all about. There’s yarn, projects, patterns, all the things I love to witter on about. Click on the pic above. Thanks ever so much.

Episode 18 covers the following things:

StitchFest SouthWest: a lovely yarn festival in Totnes, Devon.

My yarn purchases at the fest were from Bellica yarns, Devon Sun Yarns, Unbelievawool, Handdyed by Kate. Plus, Made by Jude had lovely stuff too.

The Tar Barrels: Ottery St Mary’s crazy, age old tradition flaming tradition!

Crochet Luna’s crochet pins on Etsy

Christmas present Giveaway!! You can comment on either YouTube or Ravelry or both. What do you reeaallly want for Christmas? Can you think  of the best present ever?! I’ll pick winners on Thursday 23rd November.

Pattern Testers thread on Ravelry. If you’re interested please contact me over there. I would be super grateful.

Etsy discount on my store. The code is ZEENS and the last day is Thursday 16th November.

I think that’s it! Thank you so much. Happy viewing and all that. I’d love to hear from you, let me know if you like watching podcasts, vlogs, general chats etc. X

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Crochet Vlogcast Episode 17

Happy Hallowe’en folks! I have made minimal effort to jazz up this week’s crochet vlogcast with a spooky theme. Whilst there is a spider and some fancy-dress, er, there is little else to do with this fun filled holiday. But I still love Halloween! Please click on the pic above to fly (broom stick style) to YouTube.

In this episode I talk about the following delights:

My Rainbow Edged Granny. The blog post is Here, the video tutorial is Here.

Spider Blog Post is Here. The YouTube Tutorial Here.

Giant crochet hook case. This is the tute I used.

The Weekender Blankie by Sandra of Cherry Heart.

Check out Shirley Rainbow’s Folksy shop. And why not see her work on Instagram (this is where I saw the discount code).

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Crochet Vlogcast Episode 16

Howdy! So you watched the episode did you? Or you’re planning on it soon? Welcome to the crochet zone! Here’s the latest crochet podcast/crochet vlog = crochet vlogcast. Picture click above, folks. Thank you kindly.

Links below as usual, I hope you find what you’re looking for…

Most importantly, the one I find funny: Sweater Weatha, sweater weatha…

Devonshire yarn shenanigans are afoot in Totnes for Stitch Fest

Mini Beach bag info

You must be Off Your Rocker!  A crochet shawl pattern.

The Back to School Sweater CAL

Colour Block Jumper by Cleckheaton

Some beautiful skeins to be found at Somerset Yarns on Etsy

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How to Crochet a Little Bag

bear-in-bagSo this is crochet video tutorial number 4! They’re trickier to put together than just my usual chats but there’s still a casual approach, which I prefer.

I decided to make a small version of my crochet beach bag for two reasons: one, I was curious about how it would turn out, and two, it would take an eternity to make and film the big version for a tutorial! I love what happened!! It’s such a cute little bag. Perfect for kids and perfect for those wondering what to do with that colour change yarn cake they’ve got stashed away.

Please take a trip to YouTube via this picture! Go on, give it a click!

I made the bag and poms poms and have just over 20grams left. The cake I used was Bernat Pop (140g) in Paisley Pop. My hook size was a 4.5mm but you might want to go down to a 4mm if you have loose tension.

There are some changes. The bigger bag used two 200g Caron cakes and has another increase round. The handles are also slightly different. Check out my blog post about that one here.

The PDF pattern is here: Crochet Beach Bag_zeens and roger

The changes? Well, this one only works up to Round 6 and then Round 6 is repeated 13 times. The next row after is half trebles. The handle has a couple of changes too: chain 71, and only work one row of treble clusters after the dc row. (remember that these are UK terms).

This bag measures approximately 28cm/11inches across and is 23cm/9inches deep. The handles (including the ends tucked inside) are about 47cm/18.5inches long.

Fancy making one? Let me know! And don’t forget to use #zeensandroger over on Instagram!

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Episode 15 of a Crochet Vlogcast

Hey, I haven’t been here for ages!  Yes, I’ve been busy doing stuff but I also haven’t been able to edit photos!  I’ve been using PicMonkey since I started blogging but they recently started charging when it was once free. It means that any pictures taken couldn’t be squashed, cropped or edited and that’s no good. A long time ago we got a very old version of Photoshop, so I’m learning that instead. Hopefully normal service will resume soon.

In the mean time, fancy watching a crochet podcast? Vlog. Vlogcast… Click on the pic above and you’ll end up having a chat with me on YouTube!

Stuff I talk about (yeah, I know, it’s all about me this time!)…

Ravelry: free and paid for patterns designed by me! Including the Vintage Autumn mitts.

Etsy: my neglected shop, which has a few things.

Free crochet pattterns: right here on this blog!

And below are a couple of pictures to jazz up the post!

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Crazy Photoshop skills! 😀

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Crochet Vlogcast (!!) Episode 14

Crochet vlog? Crochet podcast? Nooo, it’s a Crochet Vlogcast, of course!!

Please click on the pic above to go to YouTube for the latest in my frantic crafty to-ings and fro-ings.

In this episode I discuss the following things:

Colour Block Jumper . Yep, I couldn’t find the human designer, sorry. I’m sure I saw an interview in Simply Crochet mag a few months ago. I’ll be darned if I can remember who and I don’t have the issue any more!

Ravelry – Fancy being a pattern tester for my my new shawl?

My Urban Stripe Shawl

Like the wrist warmers? The pattern is part of a set called Autumn Vintage, here.

Outlander knitwear inspiration.  Because I’m a few years behind everyone else…

And to cheer us all up a bit, check this out. Because I need a laugh right now.

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Crochet Podcast. Episode 13

Hello!! Please see below for links to this episode of the crochet vlog / crochet podcast (call it what you will!). Thanks ever so much. Click on the picture above to take you to the episode.

My favourite courgette Cake is officially known as Meredith’s Zucchini Bread from Rachel Allen’s Bake. I’ve found a internet version Here but I have the book.

Part one of my holiday up north (with a crochet surprise at the end!). Part two is coming soon.

Tar Barrels: Have a look at 2016 here & 2015 here

Stitch Fest South West. I’ve found a new yarn festival and it’s in Devon!!

Higher Gills Farm accommodation and their Teeswater yarn shop

Easy Knits yarn

Three Springs by Addydae Designs

Cleck Heaton Colour Block Jumper

If something isn’t mentioned here and you want to know, please do give me a shout. Ta. X

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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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