THE KNIT SHOW: The Vintage Touches Episode

(awesome theme music plays) – Hey there and welcome
to The Knit Show. I’m Vickie Howell. Today we are focused
on vintage style. That means all those
special little touches that make old school still cool. We are going to have Amanda
Jarvis from Lorna’s Laces here in the studio. Then we are gonna hear
from psychotherapist Chelsea DeKruyff who’s
going to talk to us about the neurology
of creativity. Then we’ll come
back to the studio to see Edie Eckman crochet
up some great little trims that you can add to anything. First up though, we are going to meet
today’s Knit Hive. Hello ladies. – [All] Hi. – Hello, hello. So everybody meet Andee. Everybody, Andee. Andee, everybody. Andee and I have known
each other for years, and we often, well when we can, we get together for craft dates. Well they don’t intend
to be craft dates, but there’s always
a craft involved. We knit. We crochet. We’ve blown glass ’cause
there was a Groupon for it. – [Andee] Yes never again. – We made Valentine’s
day wreaths. And then what else? – We found vintage, bicentennial
fabric at the thrift store and decided to make matching
skirts for everybody that… Well us, our kids. I made shorts for my boyfriend. Like it was– – Did you really?
– I did. (laughs) – That’s a good man ’cause it’s Alexander
Hamilton shorts. – He never wore em, why? – That’s awesome. The reason why I really wanted you to be on this
particular episode is because you are
the queen of vintage. Her entire house is still
mostly 50’s and 60’s and tiptoeing into 70’s.
– Yes. – By the time you’re like 85, you might get to
the 80’s and 90’s. We’ll see, we’ll see.
– I don’t know. – And I was hoping
that maybe you brought a little bit of that
vintage for us to see. – I did. The project that I am
knitting today is not vintage, but I have been working on
a vintage embroidery kit. I’m making a pillow. – God that’s so pretty. – And I’m gonna use
this vintage fabric that I got in an estate
sale for the backing. Little hot pink piping. – That is so good. That is so good. – It’s gonna be pretty amazing. – [Vickie] It’s cool right? It’s beautiful. – I’ve always got some
sort of vintage project– – [Vickie] You do.
– On the burners somewhere. – And also what’s
happening with that bag that I keep trying
to steal from you for like 10 years? – It’s been, yes. Someday I’ll find you one. So this is an Enid Collins
vintage knitting bag. – It’s so beautiful. It’s so good. Well I’m so happy
to have you here. – Thanks for having me. – So Sue. You have been knitting
since you were a child. – 10. – Since you were 10. Who taught you how to knit? – A lady in a department store
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. – They taught knitting
in department stores? – All you had to do was buy
the yarn, buy the needles, and she would teach you to knit. – I love that. You know I was
recently in the UK and they sold yarn in
department stores too, and I was so jealous. That seems amazing. – It was the Knitting Nook. – The Knitting Nook. Oh so cute. And what are your favorite
types of things to knit? – Oh I like to knit everything. Now just big stuff. – Good for you. Good for you. Do you, who do you knit for usually? – I knit for the people that I, my grandson is a
special needs person, and I donate all of the
things that I knit for him. – Oh that’s wonderful. – And they sell it in
their secondhand store. – Is there a particular
charity that you do that we could mention today? – It’s the, oh I’ll have to
remember I’m sorry. – That’s okay. You tell us and we’ll
put it up on the website, and then we can link to it okay? – Alright. – [Vickie] That sounds good?
– Thank you. And then Mei, she’s been behind the
camera for some of this and she was kind of like
fiending on the yarn. So we convinced her to come
over to the yarny dark side. You started finger knitting? – I did. It was one of the first forms
of knitting that I was taught. My mother is the crafty one. She taught me knitting
and crochet and stitching. This was just one of
the most fun things I would do as a child
’cause it was very easy. – Yeah. – And I would decorate
trees or around the house, but it’s a whole family of
crafty women that I come from. – You know it actually, like the chunky yarn
looks very kind of cool. Like if you big pom poms
or tassels at the end. – Yes that’s what
I was thinking. – Call it a day. – I’m also maybe thinking
this could be a tail. – [Vickie] A tail?
– Get crafty. – Okay, alright.
– Wall hanging. – Are we talking cosplay again? Are we back to that? – I mean there are options. – There are options. Well how about
you guys hang out. Whatever needle art
you decide to do, knit, finger knit, and I’m going to go
meet our first guest. My first guest in
the studio today is the owner of Mrs. Crosby’s and also Lorna’s
Laces, Amanda Jarvis. Thank you so much
for being here. – Thanks for having me Vickie. – And congratulations. Recently you took
over the companies. It is now yours. How are you feeling? – I’m excited, and looking forward
to the things that we’re gonna
do in the future… – You’ve done so much. – And trying so much new things. – You’ve been with this
company though for… – 14 years. – Yeah so like
it’s yours already. – Yeah.
– It’s already yours. – I like to think that I helped out along the way. – Yeah you did for sure. – So what I love
about you being here for this episode especially is because Mrs.
Crosby actually has kind of a vintage tie in. What was the thought
behind developing kind of a persona
for your brand? – Well with Lorna’s Laces, we have a history of reliability and a history of
consistency across all of the things that we do, which while it’s
interesting and lots of fun, it doesn’t give us an
opportunity to play. Especially with limited things. So part of our idea was that
Mrs. Crosby as a personality, that she can travel
around the world. And she can find these
little hidden gems and bring them back to us. And then we got to do a
whole new set of imagery, and a whole new
vibe for a company. And just about going out to play and have a good
time with the work that we’re doing everyday. – And if she can
also be on a train with a vintage carpet bag and probably a (mumbles).
– It doesn’t hurt anything. – It really lends to everything. So we’re gonna be focused
today on a project that is vintage inspired
wouldn’t you say? – [Amanda] Yes absolutely. – Why don’t you
tell us about it? – So today we’re talking
about the layover cuffs. The idea behind these being
that when it’s winter time and you’re in your wool peacoat, you need a little bit of
flair, a little color. And we took these and added
in some vintage details, like the picot edging, and our cute little
vintage buttons. These are actually antique. One of the girls at the
studio gave them to me for this project. I was very excited. And how you can bring
a little bit of lively, vintage detail into
your everyday life in something that
you can just pick up and throw on to
make extra special. – Absolutely. And the other thing is that you, this is a layover
project because you can also make
it during a layover. – Absolutely. You know I actually knit
the first one of the mitts on a flight back from Alabama. It was an hour and
10 minute flight, which got me thinking
about the fact that you could knit
each one of these mitts in about an hour and a half. So you’re gonna be
able to take care of it and a get a project
while you’re on the road, sitting in an airport
having a cup of coffee, or waiting for your
next train to come. – Yeah make em tonight
and wear em tomorrow. – [Amanda] Exactly. – Well why don’t we
start making them now. – Excellent.
– Okay. – So the first thing
that I learned how to do when designing these mitts
was to do a picot cast on, which I had never done before. So that was kind of fun
to pick up a new technique along the way. You’re gonna start by just doing your regular
slipknot to cast on. And then I like a long
tail cast on to start with. So you’re gonna cast
on five stitches, and then you’re gonna
start your bit of picot. So you are going to knit two stitches, which I always have
so much trouble with the beginning very part of it. – [Vickie] The first row
is always the fussiest. – [Amanda] The
first couple of rows are always a little tricky. And then you’re
gonna cast off one, and then you’re gonna knit one, and cast off one. And then you’re gonna
move this stitch from your right needle
over to your left needle. This makes one little picot.
– So cute. – So then you’re
gonna cast on four. Now to cast on in a row
you kind of have to do, or at least I think
you have to do, a knitted cast on. So you go like
you’re going to knit, and then you pull it
out a little further, and put it onto
the other needle and pull it tight, and again. You’re gonna do this four times. I twist it as I go in, part of that’s because
of the way that I knit. You’re gonna need to do
whatever’s gonna work for you to get you the fabric that
you wanna get in the end. Okay so now that we
have four cast on, we’re gonna knit one, knit two, cast off one, knit one, cast off one. Move that knit stitch
back over here. And now we have
two little picots. – [Vickie] And you can
see how cute these little, these little nubbins look. That such a sweet detail, really fun. And so you would
just continue that until you had as many– – You continue that on. And for this particular pattern, you’re gonna go till
you have 39 little. You’re not gonna have 39 picots, but you are gonna
have 39 stitches. – That’s right. – And for those of you
that are unfamiliar with the term cast off, it’s exactly the
same as bind off. Okay so. Then you’re gonna just work
in stockinette for a while. – [Amanda] You’re gonna work
in stockinette for about between three and four inches. Then–
– And you can lengthen it probably. Any length that you want
the actual wrist portion. – [Amanda] You really can. You know with the
yardage in this yarn, this is carpet bag
from Mrs. Crosby, with the yardage in this yarn you can probably make two
full sets of this size mitt. So if you wanted to bring
them way up your arm, you absolutely could.
– Sure. – [Amanda] Or make the lace
part longer down your hand. There’s plenty of
extra yardage for it. – [Vickie] Great. – So after you
get to the length, then we want to move it
over to double point needles so that we can do the
lace in the round. So the easy, this is just easy as can be. You just slip it
onto the new needle. I do– – Oh so you’re not
knitting onto those? – No.
– Okay. – I just slip it on. The seams has
always kind of been the easiest way for me. And you kind of want to
distribute them evenly or with an amount of number
that are good for you. For me I did 13, 12, and 13 just so it’s an even number. – [Vickie] And all of
this information will be available, of course,
on the website. – [Amanda] And then we
go to our next needle. – [Vickie] There you go. – [Amanda] Just push
it down on there so it doesn’t fall off. – And just as a
super easy reminder, stockinette stitch is knitting
on one side of the fabric and purling on the
other side of the fabric. And this would absolutely be a great project if you had maybe a couple projects
under your belt. Don’t you think? – I think so. You know one of the things, I am just a complete all thumbs when
it comes to knitting lace. And every time
that I’ve attempted to do lace in the past, it has just not
worked out for me. But this pattern, the lace pattern in
this is so simple and so easy to remember that after I did the
first couple of rows I didn’t even need to
go back and look at it. – Perfect. – Which is saying a lot for me, I gotta be honest. – That’s actually my, the only kind of lace
knitting that I enjoy. – Well I like to, I like to think
about my projects, especially because I
do most of my knitting while I’m traveling. I like for my projects to be a little relaxing
and a little smooth. So now that we have everything moved over to our double points, we want to make sure our yarn
is on the outside of our work so that we don’t get it
tangled up inside of it. And then we’re just gonna
do one round of knit. For me I like to do this because it kind of gives a base before you head
straight into the lace. It gives it some stabilization so that when you go later to put your buttons
on and wear it, you’re not in a situation
where it all pulls apart. So we’re gonna do one round
that’s just knit in the round. – And if you’ve
never worked with double pointed needles before, this is actually a great
introductory project I think. – [Amanda] I think so. And I think the most
important thing to remember is that it’s just
sticks and string. And yeah there are
four needles here, but you’re only using
two of them at a time just like with anything else. There’s no reason to
be worried about it or to be scared of it. (upbeat music) So after we’ve
finished our one round of stockinette, then we begin our lace pattern. So to do this we’re
just gonna knit one, that kind of gets us
in the right place for where the pattern starts. One of the things is so
that back end of the pattern and the front of
the pattern match up so that it stays
even all around. – [Vickie] Right. – [Amanda] So you’re
gonna knit one, you’re gonna do a yarn over. To do that, you literally just
pull the yarn over. Lay it across the needle, and then you knit your
next stitch as knit one. You’re gonna knit two. You’re gonna knit these
two stitches together. So you’re basically turning
two stitches into one. You knit one, then you knit two. There you knit lace. It’s easy as that. Then you do it over again. You yarn over. You knit one. You knit two. You knit two together. You knit one. You knit two. There’s the end of
your first needle. So you’re back to the beginning
of your pattern again. – And back to the
beginning of the lace. So now you know every, like all the maneuve– all the maneuves. (both) -All the maneuvers. – All the moves that
you need to create this whole lace pattern.
– That’s right. – You just need to
know that yarn over, and you just need to
know that decrease. So. From there.
– From there. – We’ll continue. And now we’re gonna talk about some extra vintage detailing. – So once you finished that, you’re gonna block it
so it lays it out flat. Make sure you get
it into the shape that you want it to be, and the gauge that
you want it to be so it’s gonna fit right. This is where you
really get to add the super fun vintage details. Here we’re working again
with some antique buttons, much like these. These are super, super
cool pewter buttons. They’re from the 20’s. – [Vickie] They’ve got a lady
with wispy hair on them. – [Amanda] Yes. They’re very art nouveau. – [Vickie] They really are. – Thought they were
absolutely fantastic. So the other neat
thing about this as a beginner project
for something like this is because of the
looseness of the knitting, you don’t have to
make button wholes. – [Vickie] Oh perfect. – [Amanda] Which is super cool. So all were gonna do is
take our needle and thread, just like you would
sew on a button at home for anything else. We’re gonna put it
through the knitting, drop the button down over, put it out the other
side of the knitting. Now I like to loop my needle through
the end of my yarn which has a knot in it… – [Vickie] Just to secure it. – Just to kind of secure it and make it a little easier. If you find that your buttons
are a little too wobbly, some people like to
do a foundation button of a clear button
on the backside so that it’s not
connecting to the knitting, it’s just connecting
to the button. – Yeah. And so then you would
just repeat all of that until you had all of them. You use the actual weave to
poke the buttons through, and that’s all that you do. – [Amanda] And then
this, when you’re done, you just pop it
through that pattern. Through your lace stitches. Voila. Tiny little button. – Alright perfect. Well thank you so much. And all of the information
on Mrs. Crosby’s yarn and Lorna’s Laces
and also the pattern for these adorable
gauntlets, or wrist warmers, whatever you wanna call them, will be on Next up, we are talking neurology
and creativity. – Hi my name’s Chelsea DeKruyff, and I’m a psychotherapist
in private practice. I specialize in applied
neuroscience and mindfulness. In one of my areas of interest is helping our artists better
access their creativity. So if you’re a
knitter or crocheter, and you want a little bit more
creativity in your work. If you feel you’ve
reached a plateau, or it’s just kind of
stopped being fun, let me give you a few ideas about how you might think
about your brain differently to better help you
access that creativity. So let’s talk about your brain and where creativity comes from. When we think about the brain, we have your right hemisphere and your left hemisphere. The right side of your brain is generally where
you have music, an appreciation of beauty, art, spirituality, sexuality, memory. It’s where all of these
kinds of mysterious and more abstract parts
of who you are exist. The left side of
your brain is where we register linear
time, language, deadlines, categories,
procedures, and getting things just right. And that’s where we
have perfectionism. So sometimes when people are
engaged in creative acts, they’ll get so caught up in
having it be just perfect that they’re not even
in the part of the brain where the good ideas
are coming from. So if you are doing some project and your gauge is off or the
pattern isn’t just quite right, maybe if you can cut
yourself a little slack and have a little bit more fun, just play with it and not be so caught up
with getting it perfect, then you’re probably gonna
have some better ideas. And you’re whole
entire experience is gonna be a lot
more enjoyable. – We are back in The
Knit Show studio. And my next guest is author of Every Which Way
Crochet Borders Edie Eckman. Thank you for being here. – I’m so happy to be here. – Well you have done, you’ve written multiple
books on motifs and edgings, what is it about
edgings in particular that sort of drawn you to them. – Well you can put
edgings on so many things. It doesn’t just have to
be a blanket or something. So I sort of got the
idea that I wanted to have a reference to be able to look up and put an
edging on a sweater or a scarf or something. So I started writing
edgings books. – And then you just
kind of couldn’t stop. – That’s right. I thought I had finished, and then it turned out there was more. – Because your book sold well. – Yes.
– And props. And that’s hard
to do our industry so that’s so good.
– Right. – So vintage edgings, or edgings in general have
a vintage style to them all in of their selves. You brought some
handkerchiefs right? – Right. These handkerchiefs were
from my mother-in-law. So many of us are familiar
with that type of edging or also edgings that go
on pillowcases or towels, things like that that
you’ll see in flea markets or in your grandmother’s
linen closet I guess. – Yeah and it’s
also a great way, vintage or not, to kind of personalize
something store bought. If you want to do a host gift or just a little
something special, but you maybe can’t
make it from scratch, you add a little
of your own flair. – Sure. As a matter of fact, I had a neighbor who
kept having babies. She had them every year or two. And I found out
on the third child that I got just as much credit for making a crocheted edging and sewing it on a onesie as making the whole baby blanket and hat and booties
and everything. So there’s a tip for you. – That was a turning point
in your crochet life. – Right.
(laughs) – You’re like only edgings.
– Right. – Two books full of em.
– Right. – So today you’re gonna
show us how to apply that very philosophy to a
project that you’ve made. Do you want to tell us about it? – Sure. Well I used my very
basic sewing skills to take a tea towel, sew a grosgrain ribbon on
it to make a waistband, so now we have a
vintage style apron made from modern materials. And then, I crocheted
a border on it that looks a little
bit like a zigzag because we know that zigzags
were big back in the day. – Rickrack. Like a rickrack–
– Rickrack. – Almost yeah. – So I used a blanket stitch, and then a single
crochet border and then the actual border that is the colorful
rickrack looking edging. – Right. And if people didn’t
wanna have an apron, then you could also
do this to a blanket or just a tea towel or whatever. – Right. – Alright and I actually have been spying on all
kinds of Pinterest boards that are dedicated purely
to this kind of apron with or without
crocheted edgings. I’m kind of obsessed so let’s get started
right now on this. – Okay great. I’m going to start by putting a blanket stitch on the edging, and I’m actually going
to use the hem here to help me figure out
exactly where to put it. So I have used a sharp
embroidery needle, so you have to have a
sharp point on this, and I’ve tied a little knot. I haven’t tied a little knot. I will tie a little knot here. – And you’re just using the
exact same crochet thread that you’ll be using
to crochet your edging. – Right this is size
10 crochet cotton ’cause I wanted something
a little bit small. And I’ll start right
here near the edge. You’ll be starting further back. And I’m going to just take a little stitch
here to get started. Pull it through. And now I’m going to be working from back to front, and I’m going to just
sort of guesstimate, in this case I’m going to use about three stitches. One, two, three. I don’t know if
you can see that. – [Vickie] Oh the
sewing stitches. – The sewing stitches, right, to show me how I’m going
to keep the stitches even. So I come through, now I have this little
piece across the top, I’ll go back to the back again. I’m coming right up
to the corner here, and I make sure that I wrap, or pass that piece of
yarn, piece of thread, over the needle. So then I’ll just
pull this through. Now we’ve reached the corner, and we to do something
special at the corner because we need to
go around this way. I’m going to take another stitch from back to front
into this same spot here in the corner and
pull the needle through. So I’m actually
putting three stitches into the very same
corner piece here, but as you can see, it goes around the corner. – So just like if you are
crocheting around a corner, you need to do three
stitches in that corner to compensate for the fabric. – Right and you notice
that these stitches may jump around a little bit, that’s fine. Just keep going around. Leave a little space there, but then just keep going
around stitching evenly all the way around so that then you have your
blanket stitch edging. And by the way, you don’t want to
have too long a piece. You’re going to have
to start and stop. – Start and stop okay. – With new pieces of yarn
or thread as you go around. – Alright so now we’re
ready to get crocheting. Once you’ve gone
around the entire edge. – Right, right.
– Okay. – So now we’re going to take
our blanket stitched edge and some thread, and I like to use a
standing single crochet, meaning that I’m just going
to start with a slipknot right on my hook and do a single crochet. In this instance, I have found that about
three single crochets in this piece of edge
thread is about right. Now that’s what I’m
using for this hook size and this thread size. So it may be different for you. – [Vickie] You might have
to play around a little. – [Edie] You play around. You want it to be
smooth and lie flat. You don’t want it to
ruffle or pull in at all. So when we get to the
edge, to the corner, you’ll notice look it kind of jumped around, but that’s alright because I’m gonna put
three stitches in this one. And then I want to also
have a corner stitch, like a single corner stitch. So I’m actually going to
put four stitches here. That was my corner stitch. And then I’m gonna put
three in the next one. And you’ll be doing
the same thing as you work all the way around putting about three
in each of those. If it starts to
ruffle a little bit, then don’t put as many in there. – Right just pull
it and experiment. Okay so from there, we go to the next row. – Right so now we have
a single crochet edging. Nice, smooth, flat, even. And at this point I
haven’t really worried about how many stitches I have. – [Vickie] Right. – [Edie] But we do have to
pay attention to our multiple, our stitch multiple, ’cause our stitch pattern
is a multiple of four, and we’re going to need a
multiple of four along here, but a multiple of four
plus three along here. That’s in the instructions. I’m going to determine
where my corner stitch is, which is right here. And then I’m going to
count back four stitches, one, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. I’m going to start right here just to show us what happens
when we come up on the corner. This is the row one. I’m going to start
with a single crochet, and then I’m going
to do chain two. And then I’m going to do
what I call a picot three. So it’s a chain three, slip stitch in the third
chain from the hook to make a picot, and then chain three. Skip one, two, three
single crochets and put a single
crochet in the next. So I’m gonna do
another repeat of that. This is my picot. Chain three, and now I have hit
my corner stitch. So I’m gonna skip
one, two, three single crochet into
my corner stitch. The reason I want to do that is because I want this edging
to lie flat around the corner, and all these edgings do
lie flat around the corner. Apparently I can’t talk and
crochet at the same time. – That’s okay. As long as you’ve done that, then we are good to
show the final step. – Okay, alright. So now we have row one that has been done, and I’m going to take, I can turn it
around and go back, or I can cut the
yarn and start again on the right side which
is easy enough to do. And again I’m going
to start right here near the edge. I’ll just start by
putting a single crochet in the single crochet chain one, and then I’m going to single
crochet into the chain here, chain five. One, two, three, four, five. Jump over that picot
and work into the chain. Normally we’re going to be
working into chain spaces, but in this particular border we’re working into
the chain itself. And again, this is a range you
just keep going around, but when you get to the corner, here we are at the corner, you’re going to do
exactly the same thing. So this really doesn’t
take a lot of planning because you’re going the
same thing at the corner all the way around. – [Vickie] And then
you’ll just continue that all the way around. – [Edie] And just continue
it all the way around. – And the complete
instructions for this edging will be on our website, And I’m pretty sure
Edie will write up the apron pattern too as well. – Right.
– Or the instructions. – Very simple sewing. – Thank you so much
for being here. I really appreciate it. – It was great to be here. – Next up we’re gaga
for granny squares. My go-to stitch for bringing
a little vintage kitsch into clothing or home
decor are granny squares. I love granny squares. Part of it is because I collect vintage knitting
and crochet magazines, and they always have
the most amazing granny square projects in them. But the other thing is
there something that feels a little bit modern by
the modular construction, and how you can really add a little tiny one to an edging or go big and it
can be a blanket. There’re so many possibilities. So I’m gonna show
you the very basics of how you can get started on
crocheting a granny square. Alright so I have
my bamboo hook, I’ve got some yarn. You can either make
these multiple colors or just one color. You’re gonna start
by making a chain of six. Then you want to slip stitch in the first chain. And what that does is that
creates your center ring. And you can see that there. Okay so from here, we’re going to be working
in our center of our ring. First we’re going
to chain three, and that’s because we’re
about to do a double crochet, and we need to create
the height for that. So we’ll do two double crochets, and that counts as our
first granny cluster. Alright then to
create the corners, we’re going to chain three more. And then we want another set of clusters. One, two, and then my third
double crochet. Then we’re at our next corner. Chain three. And then we work in
our center ring again. We’re creating our next cluster which is three double crochets. And then because
we’re making a square, we know we need a fourth one. So a fourth cluster. We’re making corner. Chain three. Then we’re making
our last cluster with three double crochets. If you’re watching
not in the US, these are trebles. Okay. So. We’re at the end. We need one more corner so
I’m chaining three again. And you can see my square
is almost complete, but I want to join a new color for my next round. So you wanna do that before you join. So I’m gonna insert my hook in the top of that
beginning chain, and I’m actually gonna
go under both loops. But honestly, just as long as you
get them together it’s not big deal. I’m gonna lay over
that second color, and I pull it through. And that is how I
join the second color. I’m gonna let go that
of that first color. I’m move this over here so you can see a
little bit easier. Okay from here, and just so you know I’m
working from a chart. You can work from written
instructions or a chart, and I’ll provide both
of those on our website. I’m going to chain three, again just like before
that’s going to create our double crochet height, but I want an additional chain, so four all together. Because this is going to
be like a double crochet, and this is going to
act as a chain one. And I’ll show you what
I mean as I go around. So from here, for round two, we’re going to work
in the corners. And again these are clusters, double crochets in the US. Trebles in the UK. This is a corner though, so we need to do
those chains again. Three chains. And then we’re gonna
do another cluster of three double crochets, all still in that same
three chain space. Okay so you see what I mean? So all of those stitches
that we just worked were all done in that
chain three space from the round before. Okay then I’m gonna chain one. That will get me
over all of these double crochets
from the round below without it bunching. And then I’m gonna repeat
the exact same thing, which is three double crochets in
the chain three space. Chain three, and then I’m gonna repeat those three double crochets, trebles if you’re not in the US. Alright so I have, I’ve finished that
second corner. From there, I need to chain one
so I can get over the next three stitches. And then I’m gonna repeat. (upbeat music) Okay now I’m ready
for my last corner. So from here, we’re gonna chain
one to get, again, over that space. We’re going to the next corner. We’re going to do another
cluster so, again, still double crocheting. Then as we round our last corner, you’ll notice that
where we started, that beginning chain three, it was a chain four but the beginning chains
of the chain three is gonna count as our
last double crochet. So that means that we
only need to do two more. Then when we join the round, and if we we’re going
to join another color for the last round, if we were gonna
continue in this color, then we don’t have
to do anything except count up three chains. One, two, three. We know that that fourth one was supposed to
be a chain space. So we leave that be. We insert the hook
in that chain, yarn over, pull through, and that is a slip stitch. And you can continue
in that manner for as long as you want
your square to be big. And you can see that I’ve
done something like that here in different colors. It can get as big as you want with just some minor changes, and I will have the
entire chart and pattern for a granny square
on And if you don’t feel
like going bigger, you can just practice
making two little squares. And you can make
your own pincushion by just making two,
sewing them together. So cute. A little vintage kitsch
for your craft room. Alright that’s it for us today. Thank you so much for
hanging out, watching, and getting your vintage
style on with us. Knit Hive thank you so
much for being here. Andee, Sue, Mei, I loved hanging out with you. Don’t forget: all of the patterns
from today’s episode, and any episode in the season, can be found at Please stay tuned
for our next episode where we are going to
be hand made holidays. We’ll have a whole list
of gifty items for you. We’ll make a holiday stocking. We’ll also make a
great gift or two. We will have Susan B. Anderson, and also Ewe Ewe’s
Heather Walpole. Until next time, take a little time
to be creative. Breathe in, knit out. (upbeat music)

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