Monday, 30 April 2012

Crochet - UK vs USA stitches.

Crochet books can be confusing, you've just learnt how to do a treble, a chain and a slip stitch but then you buy a book and it's full of double crochets that looks strangely like the trebles you have been learning. Well panic not, here is a handy conversion chart to help you work out what kind of stitch the book means...
British vs American English Crochet Patterns
British EnglishUSA - American English
double crochet (dc)single crochet (sc)
half treble (htr)half double crochet (hdc)
treble (tr)double crochet (dc)
double treble (dtr)treble (tr)
triple treble (trtr)double treble (dtr)
yarn over hook (yoh)yarn over (yo)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Two Birds Craft

Welcome to the online home, or the nest if you will, of Two Birds Craft.

We are Anna and Jennie, two birds originally from Preston and Reading, who are now residing in lovely Devon.

In the past year we have both caught the crafting bug and decided it was about time to show off our crafty skills to the world! Our hobbies range from crochet, knitting, jewellery making and gardening. We hope to be able to include all of these on the blog!

Our blog will contain tutorials and pictures of things we’ve been making, reviews of things we’ve been using and links to other crafty sites we’re enjoying at the moment.

We’re also opening an Etsy shop soon where you will be able to buy our handmade creations including home accessories, jewellery, baby items and any other treasures we feel like making!

If you like the look of what we do but would prefer a different colour, a bigger bead/button, or the addition of customised hand stitching then please let us know and we will try and cater to your needs.

We are also on Twitter and Instagram. Our username for this is: twobirdscraft or you can e-mail us at

Please keep checking back on our blog as we will be updating it regularly with what we’ve been up to.

Thanks for visiting,

Anna and Jennie

Coming soon...

Thanks for visiting our new little space on the web. We're working hard to fill our blog with lots of exciting things very soon! Stay tuned!