Saturday, April 19, 2014

How to make a Tassel

Tutorial is showing how to make a tassel.  The tassel in the image was worked with thread.  The tutorial is worked with yarn.  The thread tassel has a strap with a sheer ribbon woven through the center stitches.  There is a crochet covering the top of the tassel to give it a more finished look.

The tassel could be used as a curtain tie back or for a pull on a ceiling fan.

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Step 1
  • cut a piece of cardboard
  • cut slits at both ends to secure a strand of yarn that will be used to secure the top of all the strands
  • wrap the strands of yarn to the thickness for tassel



Step 2
  • tie the top of the tassel to secure the strands



Step 3
  • remove the tassel and cut the strands at the opposite end



Step 4
  • you will get a long strand of yarn to wrap around the center of the tassel.
  • secure strand to the top and wrap 
  • make a knot to secure all the strands
  • sew the strand to the center and down with the other strands




Step 5
  • Work a chain 10, size G crochet hook.
  • work 2 rounds of single crochet.
  • cut an extra long strand of yarn for sewing the decorative ring to the center



Step 6
  • Work a chain of 25 to replace the strand of yarn through the center top
  • pull the chain through and attach at the top
  • secure the loose tails



Step 7
  • cut the ends to even them up
  • make sure all tails and ends are evenly in place





Crochet Pansy Symbol Chart

Here is a symbol crochet chart to make a pansy. How do you use crochet flowers? Do you make them with yarn or thread?


Friday, April 18, 2014

Crochet Work From You - April 2014

Here is April's Crochet work from You, showing what you are making. I am going to do feature videos like this once a month. If you are interested, you can let me know by leaving a comment and including a link to the images you want featured or by telling me to take a screenshot. It does not have to be crochet. I am including YouTube Artists with a variety of content. If you cook, sing, bead, sew, act, draw, to name a few, you are welcome to submit interest.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How to make a Crochet Ball - Amigurumi





How to make a Crochet Ball - Amigurumi

Crochet Geek will demonstrate a crochet ball. This ball is worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size H, 5 millimeter crochet hook. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button.  

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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  How to make a Crochet Ball


Video Tutorial:  How to make a Crochet Ball Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Easy


Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Fiber Fill or stuffing to stuff the ball

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Single Crochet Decrease :  Insert your hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, leave the two loops on the hook.  Insert your hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull through, there are 3 loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

Chain 3, join.

Round 1: Work 9 single crochet through the ring. Work in a continual round.

Round 2:  Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total)

Round 3: 1 SC in each stitch around.  (18 single crochet total)

Round 4:  *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (24 single crochet total)

Round 5: *1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (30 single crochet total)

Round 6: *1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (36 single crochet total)

Round 7-12: 1 SC in each stitch around. (36 single crochet total)

Round 13: *1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, Work a single crochet decrease, continue around from *.   (30 single crochet total)  See above for Single Crochet Decrease

Round 14: *1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, Work a single crochet decrease, continue around from * (24 single crochet total)  See above for Single Crochet Decrease
Stuff the ball with fiber fill.

Round 15: *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, Work a single crochet decrease, continue around from * (18 single crochet total)  See above for Single Crochet Decrease

Round 16: *1 SC in each stitch around.  (18 single crochet total)  

Round 17: Slip Stitch, skip a stitch (9 slip stitch total)  

Sew the top shut, knot, secure and sew in the tail.





Thursday, April 3, 2014

Crochet Peep












Crochet Peep

How to make a crochet peep.  We will be working with four ply worsted weight yarn and a size H/5 millimeter crochet hook.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Peep

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Peep Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle



Single Crochet Decrease
Insert your hook through the stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull through, there are two loops on the hook, leave the loops on the hook. 

Chain 3 , join.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 8 SC through the loop. Work in a continual round, instead of joining, work a single crochet in top of the beginning stitch.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around - (16 single crochet total)
Round 3-8:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around - (16 single crochet total)
Round 9: Work 8 single crochet decrease
Stuff the body with fiberfill, sew shut.
Eye: Work a French knot through the center of the face wrapping the yarn around the tapestry need 4 times.

Wing: CH 4, SL ST in the first chain, CH 4, SL ST in the center, CH 5, SL ST in the center, CH 4, SL ST in the center, CH 4, SL ST in the center.  Make 2, sew evenly to the sides. Knot, secure and hide the tail.
Beak: Ch 3, SL ST in the first chain, Ch 3, SL ST in the 3rd chain from the hook.  Attach the beak to the center of the face, below the eyes. Sew across the center of the beak, knot, secure and hide the tail.
Feet: CH 3, SL ST in the first chain, CH 4, SL ST in the first chain, CH 4, SL ST in the first chain, Make 2 and sew in place.  knot, secure and hide the tails.






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