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Vashti Braha
Attended New College
Lives in Florida
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I've needed to do this for a long time: create a place to put all the rave reviews I've received about my classes!
I. Love. Teaching. Crochet! For 2014 I'm teaching six in-depth classes at the national crochet guild conference*, July 23-27, in Manchester NH. My classes consistently sell out! Scroll down to see what my students say about ...
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What to call that magical loop! This blog post contrasts it with the half double crochet loop too.
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Unexpected (for me) next installment in the "Becoming a Yarn Company" series.
I've only now felt like I could imagine blogging again about launching Lotus yarn! I last blogged about becoming a yarn company months ago. Those were no ordinary months: the big December shopping season followed by a milesto...
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It's a wirbel because I felt like I was whirling (or warbling in German) as I crocheted spiraling rounds of stars!
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Just beautiful, Vashti!
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My Crochet Pattern Companion Blog got some special attention today: a new post about what makes certain strands of a crochet chain stitch especially useful; a new color scheme, and a new texture backdrop.
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That's a great sign - it's getting more established!
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Thank goodness for GetHuman.com!
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First preview of my Tunisian crochet vest in the upcoming Interweave Crochet magazine summer issue!
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Today I review Fine Art of Crochet by Gwen Blakley Kinsler!
The long-awaited Fine Art of Crochet by Gwen Blakley Kinsler is an important and exciting book. It's not only an essential addition to every crocheter's library, it's a must-read for the non-crocheting artists and art/craft c...
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Created a new LOTUS YARN tab for my blog. Turns out my tabbed blog pages get a lot of views, so Lotus gets one too!
As of January 1, 2014, we've added our first yarn, called Lotus, to the DesigningVashti pattern shop! Doris Chan and I have been designing and writing crochet patterns in a wide range of yarns for almost a decade. Each ball i...
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Hi Teri, 

In the almost five years since writing this post I've discovered more ways to increase at the ending edge of Tunisian forward passes (often called the "left edge" by those crocheting right-handed). Below are links to videos for the method originally described in this post. You can also try the extended-stitch method in my free "Symmetrical Diamonds 101" pattern in Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/symmetrical-tunisian-diamond-101

My "Four Peaks Scarf" pattern explains how to use a type of Tunisian foundation slip stitch for this edge. Pattern in my DesigningVashti shop:
http://www.shop.designingvashti.com/Four-Peaks-Scarf-Tunisian-Crochet-on-the-Bias-34-N31810TVG.htm
In Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/four-peaks-scarf-tunisian-on-the-bias

This video shows TWO kinds of half hitch stitches (one is the mirror image of the other). For the ending edge of a Tunisian forward pass, you only need to know one kind. You do that kind twice to result in the “double half hitch” (dhh). 
So when you watch this video, you only need to learn the FIRST way they show how to add a loop to your hook. Just ignore the second way. Do the first way TWICE and you’ll have a dhh. 
http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=87  

This video shows one kind of half hitch (the only kind you need to know for the dhh) being put onto a knitting needle over and over. This is how I do it and I’ve really picked up speed making them by now. 
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on 
Scroll past the first one called “Long-Tail Cast-On.” You want the second one, called “Single Cast-On Also Known As Backward-Loop Cast-On.”

(Thought I had posted the videos here, but I see that this 2009 post is much earlier than the later posts I wrote about this stitch for Tunisian edges.)
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How My Lotus Yarn Got Its Name
This post is part of a series about my exclusive new yarn, developed together with my friend Doris Chan. For more on this series, see this first post . See the newsletter issue (#55) I just sent out about Lotus. See my guest post at Gwen's Royal Ramblings f...
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Wisconsin - Seattle - Fairfield Iowa - Eleuthera, The Bahamas - Hamilton, Ohio - Cambridge, MA - Portland, Maine
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I'm a professional crochet designer, pattern author, and teacher who's in the midst of building a digital pattern publishing empire :-) Find out more about me and crochet at my new DesigningVashti website: www.designingvashti.com
Introduction
As of 2004, I'm a full-time professional crochet thinker and tinkerer. I produce industry-standard crochet patterns, classes, articles, and other materials to promote crochet as many things: an art, hobby, learning tool, and practical medium. If I were you, I'd sign up for my newsletter because I try to write about what I don't see others writing about crochet.
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My crochet designs and blogs have been nominated for and have won awards. See the right sidebar of my blog for deets: http://designingvashti.blogspot.com/
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February 1