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10 June 2014

Crochet Corner is Open!

This feels like a big day and I have to admit, it's one I'm a little bit nervous about.  It's not quite a 'bare your soul' moment, but in a way it feels like one.

I've mentioned to you all before that I've been working on a new crochet only site, hopefully to be full of helpful tips, techniques and general crochet know how.  Well, up until now it's all been hidden away from view, no search robots have come by, no links led to it and it's had no visitors, but today that's all about to change.  So, yes, there's a bit of trepidation fluttering around inside me today.

In a minute I'll give you the link and I hope you'll want to come and have a look around the place.  It's not finished yet, of course, not by a long way.  It probably still has a bit of a 'just moved in look' and you might find the odd unpacked box sitting around waiting to be dealt with but overall I'm pleased with how it's shaping up so far.

My aim, as always, is to make things clear and simple to understand and to follow.  I hope it'll all make sense when you get there.  The front page just has a little welcome message and a brief little guide to help you when looking at the tutorials.  There's also a few options you can choose to jump to straight away from that first page, or you can use the menus on the left-hand side from anywhere on the site to browse whatever you are most interested in.

But, enough talking about it, let's get to it...



  NOW OPEN  

Visit Crochet Corner


Once you've had a little look around, it would be great if you could spare a moment to visit the Crochet Corner 'Suggestion Box' so you can tell me what you think of it all so far, what you'd like to see in future, any aspect of crochet you struggle with and would love more help with...

I'd love to have your feedback.






S x




55 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra,
    Congratulations - what an exciting day!
    I can't seem to look at the page as the message is saying it is for invited readers only :-(
    Perhaps it's just a little early teething problem.
    I will keep trying.
    Good luck with everything,
    Best wishes, B x

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  2. Love the idea of crochet corner and looking forward to looking round however like BusyBeeBakes it says it's for invited readers only :0( I will pop back later and have another wee peak! Good luck with the new venture. Ali x

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  3. Ok, I think it should be fixed now if you want to go and have a look…

    Thank you so much for letting me know!

    S x

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  4. Sorry Ali, just a little teething problem. Should be all fixed now!


    S x

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  5. First congrats from me, too! I always love a good source of basics and stitch tutorials. I especially like the stitch guide. What's next? Maybe a guide to blocking?

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  6. What a wonderful first presentation of your new Crochet Corner! It looks great so far and well done for the way you have organized things with clear photos and helpful accompanying text.
    This is a great initiative and I know this corner will have lots of visitors and that there will be something for everyone! I know that I shall be using this lovely place full of useful advice and well-explained tutorials!

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  7. ok i am DEFINITELY NOT going to check it out no no nooo i really am not... having 3 kids under the age of 4 really i shouldnt right...... im not going to...... unless wait a minute.... there maybe a guide on how to find time to follow 3 kids, all these wonderful blogs AND crochet all of your lovely patterns... ok im sold off to check it out anyhow (who was i kidding right ibwas secretlly waiting for your little corner to open lol!!) thanks again and again for being such an inspiration!xoxo

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  8. Love it and I've made a couple of suggestions! Trust me! Well done,girlie. Every success to this new adventure. x

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  9. Congratulations! Crochet is a closed book to me but website design isn't so I feel qualified to say 'Nice job'. A happy day for crocheters methinks :)

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  10. I've just been over and had a very good look around Sandra and want to congratulate you on a job well done! The layout is great and everything easily found and understood. You've really done a great job with explaining stitches and ways to neaten up starts and finishes of rounds - I've been crocheting for a couple of years or so and already learned some new tricks from my visit! Thank you, and I wish you all the very best with your new venture. Joy x

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  11. i love it!!! its completely your style has cherryheart written all over it awesome!

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  12. Sandra - I got straight in and it is BRILLIANT! When I came back to crochet I couldn't find anything about crocheting/sewing in ends (I didn't look that hard to be fair) and thought it probably was common sense. But there it was, right there on the opening page. Simple but absolutely the stuff that is needed, especially for people new, or returning to crochet. It looks like you have put a lot of hard work into it. I'm just setting up a blog and it is taking me ages......you are one dedicated lady. It's a resource that I will definitely be using. Thank you x

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  13. Oh Sandra, what a perfectly wonderful idea and place to hang out at. I will become one of your frequent visitors no doubt, and will send anyone who asks about crochet your way.


    Good luck...it all looks totally deliciously stunning! xx

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  14. Wow, Sandra! Amazingly good! Really, this is brilliant! One place to go to for all the crochet advice and tips to help us get through our projects. I especially like the invisible join tutorial. Not only is a useful site to visit and learn but also very very pretty too. Thank you for the hard work it must've been to put this together, a really good job. Sam xx

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  15. what an exciting time. well done on the launch. I cant wait to see it grow

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  16. Sandra, it's amazing!!! What a wonderful job you have done! but we could not expect anything less from you could we? ;-) its perfect, clear explanations, beautiful presentation as always :-) hope you are proud of yourself! big thank you! Hugs, Jitka

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  17. It looks great well done! I have already picked up somethng useful so thank you.

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  18. Crochet Corner is wonderful and it will a great source for crocheters. I'll be back. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I've just had a quick poke around your crochet corner and it looks absolutely super! Extremely easy on the eye and very clear instructions. What a brilliant resource, you clever sausage. xx

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  20. Congrats! The site looks absolutely gorgeous :)

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  21. Congratulations Sandra - and thank you for doing this!! I'll take some time over the next few days and have a good mooch! Good luck with it - I'm sure it'll be a great success. J9 x

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  22. Yay - I'm super happy for you! and for me because now I can break out that crochet hook that I've been afraid to use and start practicing some of these pretty stitches :)

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  23. Many congratulations Sandra, it's looking fab and I can see you have put a great deal of time and effort into it. I shall find it a very helpful resource, thank you :-)
    Tracey xxx

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  24. I only had a brief look at Crochet Corner, but it looks fabulous, and as and when I want to know things I will definitely pop by for some assistance and a refresher! Thank you for this! xx

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  25. Congratulations Sandra, what a great idea. It will be a brilliant resource for seasoned crocheters and beginners alike. Have a lovely week.
    Jane xx

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  26. Hooray! I'm off to have a peek...Chrissie x

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  27. I completely love your new 'Crochet Corner', everything is so neatly organized, well photographed, and easy to follow. I will be directing people there if they want crocheting help! I can tell you put a ton of time and effort into it and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it! I will be visiting it again and again. :)

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  28. Congratulations Sandra! You have made an incredibly outstanding presentation! The beautiful colours, all those tutorial photos and heartfelt commitment to teaching. It's going to be so encouraging and reassuring to have "The Crochet Corner". Thank you for all your hard work and time. I will spend a lot of time over there!

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  29. Congratulations! What a big step, and it looks awesome! the only question I have is: How do I get updates? I would really be part of your Crochet Corner :)

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  30. Wow, wonderful, you have been working hard, I'm so very impressed. This is going to be so helpful to me in learning a bit more about crochet and also very inspiring.

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  31. Sandra, I've popped around "the corner" for a visit. It is classic Sandra! Love it, so pretty and has your easy going style! Best of luck!

    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/06/knit-some-sweet-hats.html

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  32. Just had to say a big,big thanks for sharing such a wonderful corner. It is friendly, useful, so so helpful and just a pleasure to look through and try different ideas and methods. It must have taken so much effort to put all his together as it is truly an inspirational corner to come and sit in and wander through when an idea is needed.
    I go to a knit and natter in my local Hobbycraft and we get so many newbies to crochet walking past I now know the best place for them to start and will advise them to take a peek at your corner as it has everything they need and more to get started. Thanks again. Jules

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  33. I've just been to have a nosy - it's absolutely brilliant! No problems my end regarding finding or browsing it. I love what I've seen so far. Do I remember you saying you were going to tell us how to make a granny square without it twisting? I would love to know how to do that, mine always have a tilt to them (which I resolve with blocking) and I'd love to know hook one without the corners. I will be forever indebted!! x

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  34. Hi Sandra, wow the day has finally arrived! We are so proud of you and love you so much for being such a sharing soul! My best wishes for your continued success...
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  35. Best of luck with it. I can see you've already put in so much work to get it up and running.
    Blessings Gail

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  36. Thank you Sarah.
    The pictures on the stitch tutorials are so lovely and clear.
    Hugs
    Cally

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  37. That looks really great. Thanks for taking the time to work on it and produce something so easy to use and helpful.

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  38. Wow! Where do you find the time? What a fantastic work you've done with your crochet corner. I am blown away... Well done girl. It looks great. You have all the right in the world to have a fluttering butterfly in your belly. Big hugs and kisses!
    Xxx
    Annette

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  39. Ha ha, sorry no there’ll be no tutorials on how to help you find time in the day to crochet as well as do all the many other things us Mummies need to do! If only I had the answers to those questions… ;)
    Sandra x

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  40. Thanks so much lovely Annie, I’ll look forward to reading your suggestions! :)
    Sandra x

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  41. That’s great news Joy, so glad you’re already finding it useful and thanks so much for your fantastic positive comments!
    Sandra x

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  42. Thanks so much Ali! I was exactly the same as a beginner, I was always wondering exactly how a new colour was started and exactly how an end was woven in. I needed the real fine detail! Anyway, I’m so glad you like what I’ve got so far and good luck with your own blog too, you’re right these things are quite a bit of work. Don’t forget to come and share your blog link one you’re up and running!
    Sandra x

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  43. Thank you so much Heike, I’m so pleased you like it and any new visitors would be most gratefully received! ;)

    Sandra x

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  44. Aw, you are a sweetheart, thank you!


    Sandra x

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  45. Yes, don’t fear the crochet hook! You could be great friends I’m sure of it ;)

    Sandra x

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  46. Thanks so much, I’m so pleased you like it and that you feel it’s nice and clear - always my top worry, I want everyone to understand what I’m blathering on about! Anyway, thanks so much for helping to spread to word, it’s much appreciated!

    Sandra x

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  47. Jenny, you’re a sweetheart. Thank you!


    Sandra x

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  48. Thank you so much Clemencia! The best way to get updates is to subscribe to my blog (icons for subscribing are up in the top right, under the menu bar.) I’ll be posting there to keep everyone filled in when new things are ready for the ‘Corner’ ;)
    Sandra x

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  49. Thank you so much Cyndy and thanks for spreading the word too, much appreciated! :)

    Sandra x

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  50. Thank you Jules, I’m so glad you like it and it’s wonderful that you might be able to share it with your crochet group. I really do appreciate you helping to spread the word!
    Sandra x

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  51. It is looking beautiful.... useful as well, and oh so pretty. I shall be back to crochet corner...

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  52. Wow Sandra. That is exciting. I missed a few posts and just now found out about your new site!!! Exciting. Congratulations! I'm going to go visit and take a Loki at what you are up to! I'm sure it will be fabulous !

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