Tanis Galik

Crochet a Scarf for Charity – Handmade Especially for You

At Stitches West I met this month’s charity – Handmade Especially for You. Leslye Borden began Handmade in 2009 by making 300 scarves and donating them to a local shelter. As year four begins, Handmade has contributed 31,500 scarves in California alone. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Handmade’s mission is “to […]

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Stitch Craft Create Magazine Interviews Tanis Galik

I’m happy to announce that I did a brief interview with Stitch Craft Create Magazine for March Crafters Month. Here’s the link Ten Questions with Tanis Galik of Interlocking Crochet™. Hope you enjoy all this month’s interviews with all the crafters! Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik

Beyond the Basic Granny Square – Part 2

Once you’ve mastered the basic granny square (Simple & Sensational™ – Video How to Crochet a Basic Granny Square and Basic Granny Square Scarf Pattern), there are numerous possibilities to expand your granny square repertoire, moving into the more unusual and intricate motifs. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik There are several […]

4 Ways to Crochet a Circle/Ring

Many projects begin with a circle or ring that is crocheted into to create granny squares, various motifs, hats, round purses, rugs, etc. Here are 4 ways to crochet that beginning ring. 1. Chain Ring – One of the most popular ways and one you will see in most patterns is the chain circle. The […]

Joining Granny Squares – Part 1 With Needle & Yarn

Joining Granny Squares – Part 1 With Needle & Yarn

Using a tapestry needle and yarn there are two ways to join Granny Squares and other motifs. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Whipstitch Seam – Place two granny squares side by side, wrong sides up. Be sure to match your stitches as you work along the joining edge. Insert the needle […]

Joining Granny Squares – Part 2 with a Chain Seam & Single Crochet Seam

Joining Granny Squares – Part 2 with a Chain Seam & Single Crochet Seam

Two more ways to join Granny Squares. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Chain Seam – Using Granny Squares without a special finishing edge. With right sides of Granny Squares together (if you want the chain stitches to be part of the design, work wrong sides together), join both Granny Squares with […]

Joining Granny Squares – Part 3 Single Crochet Single Loops

Joining Granny Squares – Part 3 Single Crochet Single Loops

Front Single Crochet Seam– With wrong sides of Granny Squares together, work through the back loop of the front Granny Square and the front loop of the back Granny Square, single crochet through corresponding stitches on both Granny Squares. This creates a ridge in the center of the seam with a line border on each […]

Joining Granny Squares – Part 4 with Chain Seam and Dc2tog

Joining Granny Squares – Part 4 with Chain Seam and Dc2tog

Two more ways to join Granny Squares. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Chain Seam– With right sides of Granny Squares facing up and lying next to each other, attach yarn to corner stitch of one Granny Square and sc in same stitch, *ch 3, sc in corresponding st of other Granny […]

What are Triple/Treble Crochet and Post Stitches?

What are Triple/Treble Crochet and Post Stitches?

Some of the best and simplest designs can be created with post stitches. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Of course, a post stitch is a stitch that is worked around the post of a previous row stitch. The depth depends on the type of stitch used. It can be a Front […]

Stitch Red Draws Attention to Heart Disease – The #1 Killer of Women in the United States

I first heard about Stitch Red at Stitches West. What exactly is Stitch Red? Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik First, it is not a non-profit. It does not fund research or directly collect donations. What it is – an awareness campaign. Through partnerships with manufacturers and retailers in the needlearts industry, […]