How to crochet Granny Squares!

This is a special treat! CROCHET GEEK has taken it upon themselves to make a huge library totally dedicated the different ways of making “Granny Squares”! In this video you find a list of 33 different ways of crocheting these beautiful squares, hours of educational pleasure! Just click on the list in the video, it’s just like a DVD menu! This is exactly what Crafters University is looking for: A broad perspective on a narrow field. And if you think “So what, they are just squares” you are missing the point. The squares themselves are not the end of the story, because with these squares you can make larger items like afghan blankets, purses, scarfs, clothes and much much more!

We send out our great appreciation for this excellent library of crochet videos and hope that this is just the beginning of many more such extensive crocheting libraries from CROCHET GEEK!


Transfer sheets and a cutting plotter

Transfer sheets are a really fun and easy way to give your textiles a nice pattern. And cutting plotters makes it even easier! As shown in this video from Jadah Doll, transfer sheets are colored sheets with heat activated glue on one side. The glue doesn’t become sticky until you heat it up with an iron, so it’s easy to cut and place out on whatever object you are working with. These sheets can be used on most fabrics and even some non fabric materials. Be sure the material isn’t sensitive to heat though, or you might melt it.

We also get to see a quite rare machine, a so-called cutting plotter. While you can cut these sheet with an ordinary scissor, the cutting plotter is quicker, easier and really cool! Too bad it costs several hundred dollars. But if you do a lot of custom cutting, it may very well be worth it.