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I always enjoy getting to try yarns that I have never tried before. Especially ones that aren't local to me. It really is one of my favorite parts of being in the Design Wars family! However, there is something to be said about the tried and true. Yarn that you always have on hand. An essential part of your stash. Your "go-to". For me, that has to be Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. If I am picturing a design that requires a nice and chunky yarn, this is always what I gravitate to first! Let me tell you why...
I have a couple designs that feature a zipper and one of the comments that I get the most is "I can't sew, so I probably can't do this.". Well, I'm here to tell you that this is one of the EASIEST ways to add something special to your crocheted pieces and you really don't need any special skill to do it! If you can weave in ends, you can sew on a zipper!
How to create a LTC, or Linked Treble (Triple) Crochet:
Photo 1: Ch3, pick up a loop in the second chain from hook, pick up another loop in third chain from loop, pick up another loop in the same as beginning ch3 (4 loops on hook).
Photo 2: Yarn over, draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook).
Photo 3: Yarn over, draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook).
Photo 4: Yarn over, draw through last 2 loops (1 loop on hook). First LTC made.
Photo 5: Put hook through first horizontal bar in previous LTC, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), put hook through second horizontal bar in previous LTC, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), draw up a loop in next stitch (4 loops on hook).
Photo 6: Complete LTC as in steps 2-4.
My name is Pam! I'm a 30-something WAHM of two amazing children! I live in beautiful Northern Ontario with my husband, kids and our feisty Westie, Rigby.