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Crochet Washcloth Weve Tried It

How to Crochet a Cotton Washcloth Video

Crochet Washcloth Weve Tried It

Our latest crocheting project is 100% cotton washcloths that are super easy to make. We have already started making gifts for next Christmas.

You will need 100% cotton yarn – we used Peaches & Creme brand, an I hook 5.00 mm, scissors and a yarn needle. For our washcloths we wanted them a bit longer so we went with 22 rows. You are free to make them as short or long as you would like.

Have fun and if you decided to crochet a washcloth please take a photo and post it on Weve Tried It Facebook page.

Don’t forget to share this video with your crocheting friends!

Finger Crocheting

Easy Finger Crochet Infinity Scarf Video

Finger Crocheting

Easy Finger Crochet Infinity Scarf Video: For some reason my brain shuts down when I put a crochet hook in my hand, I just can’t seem to figure out how to crochet the conventional way.

I was able to figure out the arm crocheting that I have been checking out on YouTube. After completing a few arm crochet scarves, I was wondering if I could do the same thing using my fingers and get a tighter crochet. Well the answer is yes! I could and I was even more excited when I realized I could easily fit the 12 stitches needed for the scarf width on my fingers.

The great part about this project is all you need is yarn and your fingers. Using 5 or 6 oz yarn gives the scarf a great look. The skeins of yarn that have 106 yards make for a perfect size infinity scarf. I kept a pencil handy to use in case I need to take a break, just slide your loops onto the pencil and you can set it down and start up again when you are ready.


It might take a little practice using just your fingers, but just be patient and you will be amazed at how easy it really is. If you need to start, stop, pause – do it! Don’t give up!

Finger Crochet scarf

When you complete your finger crochet share a picture of your project with us on our Facebook page, we would love to see it.

How to Finger Crochet Weve Tried It

Crocheted Headband

How to Crochet Headbands with Button Video

Crocheted Headband

Recently I learned how to crochet using YouTube videos and have found that it is the only thing that shuts my brain off. My daughter asked me to crochet her a headband with a button.

After watching many videos and trying out different patterns, I used some things from several patterns and made up my own video tutorial. Please keep in mind that while I was learning I stopped and started the videos over and over.

Also, if you think you have done something wrong it is better to take the stitch out right away then having to go back after you have gotten farther into the pattern.

You will need yarn (I use Lion Brand 4 or 5 weight), I 5.5mm hook, darning needle, button and a scissors.

Crochet Headbands

Remember I am new to this and I may not use the proper name for some of the stitches I use. I am a firm believer in watching someone do it and following along.


Easy to Crochet Mittens Video

Easy Crochet Mittens Pattern

Easy to Crochet Mittens Video: Easy? Maybe if you have made mittens in the past or have experience in crocheting. However, I stuck with it and now have a new pair of mittens.

This was the easiest how-to video I could find on YouTube. In the video she was uses a heavier yarn, I would for sure do so next time. I only had medium weight yarn and didn’t want to make a 4am run to my local Walmart. I consider these my practice mittens.

Supplies that you will need to complete your mittens: Yarn of your choice, I hook 9-5.50mm, tape measure, scissors and a yarn needle.

No worries if you think you have done something wrong, don’t be afraid to pull it apart and hit rewind. I pulled apart my mittens a few times, so don’t give up! I paused the video through every step.

If you decided to give this mitten pattern a try, we would love to see your finished product. Add a photo to our Facebook page and show off your talents!

What should I make next? I have tried Infinity Scarfs, Boot Cuffs and a Hat. Please leave your ideas in the comment section below.


How to Crochet Boot Cuffs

Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern

How to Crochet Boots Cuffs: Here is the latest installment of my crocheting chronicles. The boot cuff fashion fad had me on a quest to find the easiest how-to video on YouTube.

I’m not sure why but these were so tricky for me. The first set I took apart 3 times. Keep the yarn thin – thicker yarn will make them bulky and you don’t want to look like you wrapped an afghan around your legs.

This will be it for my crocheting posts for a while. My plan is to work on making infinity scarfs, hats and boot cuffs for everyone I know for Christmas (I don’t think my family reads our blog so my secret should be safe.)

I went with Aran (cream) Red Heart 6oz and used an I hook. In the video they used size 4 yarn – I will try that next.

Crochet Boot Cuffs Weve Tried It

So check out the video that I used below. Stop, rewind, stop and rewind some more – Do whatever you need to do to complete the project. Hey when you finish, we really want to see! Head over to our Facebook page and post a picture of your project.

Be sure to check out my other crochet projects: Infinity Scarf, Button Infinity Scarf and Hat.

How to Crochet Boot Cuffs


Quick and Easy Crochet Hat Video

Easy Crocheted Hat Weve Tried It

Quick and Easy Crochet Hat Video: My daughter asked for a hat to go with her new crocheted infinity scarf. So like any good mother, I found the easiest hat pattern how-to video on YouTube.

Thank goodness for videos or I wouldn’t be calling myself the “queen of crocheting.” OK, so like the title says this video below is quick and easy.

Supplies needed: 2 skeins of medium weight yarn, J hook and a needle to sew up the seams.

I should note that in my photo above I used a heavy duty yarn (It’s all I had.) The hat is heavy and extremely thick. We live in Wisconsin so it seems like it would be perfect – right? I will try this pattern with medium weight yarn too.

If you missed my infinity scarf patterns you can check those out. Seriously simple!


How to Crochet Infinity Scarf Video

Infinity Scarf Weve Tried It

How to Crochet Infinity Scarf Video: I know we have been posting lots of scarf stories lately, but I just learned how to crochet and I am pretty dang proud. Although I only know how to make infinity scarfs, I like to refer to myself as the ‘queen of crocheting.’

So, after making my first infinity scarf I was on the search for more patterns that I could try out. I am not able to look at a pattern book yet… so it’s YouTube tutorials for me. And yes, I pause and rewind the video 100 times.

For me this video seemed easy to follow and I was thrilled with my finished project. Adding the buttons made it all fancy!

Supplies: 3 skeins of thick yarn, P hook, 2 buttons and a needle. If you decide to try out this pattern please post a photo of your scarf on Weve Tried It Facebook page – we want to see!

Last week we used a different pattern for our crocheted infinity scarf – link here and we also made a no sew t-shirt scarf – link here.

What should we crochet next? I am thinking about tackling mittens. How hard can it be? Leave us a comment below!

Weve Tried It Infinity Scarf sm

Easy How to Crochet Infinity Scarf

Weve Tried It Infinity ScarfEasy Infinity Scarf Pattern

Easy How to Crochet Infinity Scarf: I will admit that I am challenged at times when it comes to DIY projects. When my daughter asked me to make her an infinity scarf I searched out the easiest pattern I could find.

Some patterns I checked out were misleading (their idea of easy and mine differ.) One that I found was how to make an infinity scarf in 30 minutes with your hands. It took me twenty minutes just to figure out step 1. Moving on…

This YouTube video ‘Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf’ was just what I was looking for. In the video she said that it would take one to two hours to make. I finished my first one right at the 2 hour mark. The second scarf I made went way faster.

Infinity Scarf Yarn

I used a P hook 11.5 mm and 142 gram yarn. Bulky yarn works best. It took 3 skeins of yarn to make one scarf. Check out the video.

If you decide to make an infinity scarf using this pattern we want to know how it went for you. Be sure to come back and let us know or post a picture on our Facebook page.

crochete crown

Crochet Baby Crown Pattern Free

Baby Crown

Crochet Baby Crown Pattern Free: While scrolling through my Facebook feed I saw a photo of a baby girl with a crocheted crown on her head and almost died from the cuteness! Seriously! I can’t remember who posted the picture otherwise I would have asked for permission to share it.

On a mission to have a few made for an upcoming baby shower, we commissioned Shirley’s mother Tresa. She not only made one, but made 3 in one day! Starting off with a 0-3 months, she moved on to making a bigger one for the big sister to wear too!

MJ Crocheted Crown

The first one Tresa made she did not make the tail long enough and it took about an hour to complete going step by step. The other 2 only took about 15 minutes each.

DIY crochet baby crown

Tresa is excited to make more of these adorable crowns to donate to a local fundraiser. She did not have Simply Soft yarn, but used the baby yarn she had available, which is a little thinner.

Instead of posting the pattern on our site, we thought we should give credit where credit is due and send you right over to Stitch11.com.

Crochet Baby Crown