Monday, March 31, 2008

Reggae Rasta Beret Slouch Popcorn Cap




Reggae Rasta Beret Slouch Popcorn Cap

SP = Space
INC = Increase
HDC = Half-Double Crochet
EA = Each
PC = Popcorn
CH = Chain
ST = Stitch
DEC = Decrease
HDC INC = Half-Double Crochet Increase
HDC DEC = Half-Double Crochet Decrease
SL ST = Slip Stitch
HDC INC = (HDC CH 1, HDC CH 1, in same space)

Pattern By Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:
Reggae Rasta Beret Slouch Popcorn Cap - Part One
Reggae Rasta Beret Slouch Popcorn Cap - Part Two

This is one of those patterns that is very forgiving if you wind up with
an extra stitch or two. That might happen when working in a continual
round. I have included approximate stitch numbers for the beginning
rounds. It is not always important to get caught up and stuck on numbers
if they don't come out exact. On round 20, you might want to try your cap
on to make sure you have not decreased to much. That is the round that
may make your cap to tight.

Size I Crochet Hook

4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn

Round 1: CH 3, HDC CH 1, 5 more times, Do Not Join. The rest of the cap
will be worked in one continual round.

Round 2: HDC CH 1 twice in same space (for increase), 6 times. (12 HDC CH
1) Mark beginning single crochet of this round with contrasting color
marker. Move marker higher every few rounds as you progress in your work.

Round 3: 2 HDC CH 1 in each space around to increase. (24 HDC CH 1)

Round 4: 1 HDC CH 1 in each of the next 2 stitches, PC (Popcorn) in the
next stitch. (8 popcorn stitches)

Round 5:HDC CH 1 INC in next stitch (HDC CH 1 twice in same stitch). (35
stitches)

Round 6: HDC CH 1 in ea sp around. (35 stitches)

Round 7: HDC, CH 1 in next sp, HDC INC in next sp, HDC in next sp,
PC=popcorn in next space, continue around to beginning marker. (43
stitches)

Round 8: HDC CH 1 in each space around. (43 stitches)

Round 9: HDC CH 1 in next 4 spaces, HDC INC(HDC CH 1 twice) in next
space, continue around to beginning marker. (52 stitches)

Round 10: HDC CH 1 in next 4 stitches, PC in next stitch. (52 stitches)

Round 11: HDC CH 1 in next 4 spaces, HDC INC in next space, continue
around to beginning marker.

Round 12: HDC CH 1 in each space around.

Round 13: HDC, CH 1 in next 5 spaces, PC in next space, continue around to
beginning marker.

Round 14: HDC CH 1 in each space around.

Round 15: HDC CH 1 in next 4 spaces, HDC DEC over next 2 spaces.
(Decrease every 5 spaces)

Round 16-19: HDC CH 1 around in each space.

Round 20: HDC DEC over 2 spaces, CH 1 in each space (approximately 25-27
Decreases) Try hat on to make sure you have not decreased to much.

Round 21-23: HDC CH 1 in ea sp around.

BAND:Round 24: 2 HDC in each chain 1 space.

Round 25-26: HDC in-between each HDC.

Skip one stitch, SL ST in next stitch. Cut off. Sew in tail.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cable X Cross Over




















Cable X Cross Over

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
DC = Double CrochetST = Stitch

FPDC and BPDC are worked in the row below unless otherwise stated.

CH 27
Row 1: 23 DC across in each chain (24 Double Crochet)


Row 2: CH 3, DC in next 7, FPDC in next ST, DC in next, FPDC in next 4, DC in next st, FPDC in next st, 8 DC each of next St's. (front post stitches worked on the front)

Row 3: CH 3, DC in next 7, BPDC, DC in next st, BPDC in each of the next 4 st's, DC, BPDC, DC in each of the next 8 St's. (backpost stitches worked on the back)
Row 4: CH 3, DC in next 7, FPDC in next stitch, DC in next, work the FPDC Criss Cross X Stitch (The front posts on this row will be worked two rows below on the posts of row 2. The first FPDC will cross down to the 3rd post of row 2. The second post will cross down to the 4th post of row 2. The third post will cross back to the 1st post of row 2. The fourth post will cross back to the 2nd
post of row 2.) FPDC in next st, 8 DC each of next St's. (front post stitches worked on the front)
Row 5: CH 3, DC in next 7, BPDC, DC in next st, BPDC in each of the next 4 st's, DC, BPDC, DC in each of the next 8 St's. (backpost stitches worked on the back)


Repeat rows 2-5 for the Cable Criss Cross X

Cable X Cross Over -Part One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enA-kIAMjiI

Cable X Cross Over -Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3n0HnRxnnk

Cable X Cross Over - Slow Motion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d1px0jevlM





Friday, March 21, 2008

Small Filet Heart

















This is a small filet crochet heart. The multiple is 3+5 (3 x 9 = 27 +5= 32 chains)

Filet Crochet Practice Heart and Filet Tips
















This is a simple heart for filet crochet, that I created for the purposes of explaining filet and for practice. I like to think of filet crochet as painting with crochet thread. By painting, I mean just filling in the squares to create your shape. You don't have to limit yourself to neutral thread colors since there are so many colors of crochet thread/yarn out on the market. You can make detailed pictures by crocheting(painting) with thread or yarn. Thread is used for this pattern which is why the size is smaller. You can practice with yarn. It will just be larger and a good way to practice if you are not comfortable with thread.


The multiple is 3 + 5. This just simply means that 3 chains are required to complete a square. I have 30 squares on my chart. I take 30 x 3 = 90 + 5 = 95. It will take 95 chains to start. Remember, I need 5 additional chains at the beginning to represent my beginning double crochet, chain 2. After that you follow the chart.


It is important to mark your rows off to keep track of what you have done. I take a document protector and place it over the page in the crochet book. I use a grease pencil to mark off the rows. That way it protects my pages so I can use them again. If I make a mistake, I take a tissue, wipe the grease pencil off my document protector and start over. This leaves the good rows still covered by my grease pencil and helps keep track of where I am in my project.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Monitor

YIPEE, My new monitor arrived yesterday from DHL around 5:00 PM. That was fast since it was just Sunday that it was ordered. Now I have access to my main computer again.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Monitor Update

I have a monitor on order. It should be here in the next week or so. The old monitor I had was on a power surge but whatever happend must have been enough to kill a dieing monitor. I may try some video with Windows Movie Maker on the laptop with some shorter video tutorials.

It was an F-3 tornado about 10-15 miles north west of here the took out a power station and knocked down 15 high voltage transmission towers. Our power was out for around 11 hours. All of Savannah was without power along with many of the surrounding counties in Georgia and South Carolina along the border. The St. Patricks Day celebration came to an abrupt halt around 11:30 PM Saturday night after the power went out. The news channal, WSAV - http://www.wsav.com has images up of tourists walking back to their cars in the pitch darkness of the night with mild rain. My husband and I went driving around yesterday (Sunday-March 16, 2008). Most of Savannah had power back on except for several traffic lights that were still flashing. The worst we experienced Saturday were high winds all day. The thunderstorms passed to the north of us so we were lucky that the storm missed us. Everything seems to be back to normal other than my computer issues.

Thank you for your patience, as I may have delayed responses to your questions. You are more than welcome to contact me at stylish.crochet@gmail.com

Thanks,
Teresa

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Update - Storms

Due to the storms that passed through last night, I believe I may have lost my computer or maybe just the monitor. We were without power for 11 hours and it just came back on around 9:00 AM this morning.(Sunday, March 16, 2008) I was aware that the monitor was going bad. I will have access from my husbands laptop to answer questions and help when needed. Right now I am unsure about more crochet videos in the next couple of weeks. All of my work and software is on my main computer. Hopefully it will just be the monitor and I can get it back up and running soon. In the meantime I will work on creating more patterns for future videos, once I get past my computer issues.

Thank you,
Teresa

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Crochet Beret



Crochet Beret

Skill Level: Intermediate

Video Tutorial:
Crochet Beret Cap - Part One
Crochet Beret Cap - Part Two


Abbreviations
CH = Chain
SP = Space
HDC = Half-Double Crochet
INC = Increase
EA = Each
ST = Stitch
St’s= Stitches
DEC = Decrease

Gauge:
9 HDC CH 1 - 4"
12 rows - 4"

Materials
Size I Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight 4-Ply Yarn

Written By Teresa Richardson

The parenthesis are not additional instructions. They are a guide for how many stitches you should have in each round.

CH 3, join.

RND 1: CH 3. HDC, CH 1, 5 more times, do no join. (6 HDC CH 1 total)

RND 2: HDC, CH 1, twice in ea sp – (6 increases) (12 HDC, CH 1 total)

RND 3: HDC, CH 1 twice in ea sp – (12 increases) (24 HDC, CH 1 total)

RND 4: 24 HDC, CH 1- ( 24 HDC, CH 1 total)

RND 5: HDC INC every 2 ST’s – (11 increases) (35 HDC. CH 1 total)

RND 6: HDC in ea sp. – (35 HDC, CH 1 total)

RND 7: HDC INC every 4 St’s. – (8 increases) (43 HDC, CH 1 total)

RND 8: HDC, CH 1 in ea sp. – (43 HDC total)

RND 9: HDC INC every 5 St’s. – (7 increases) (50 HDC total)

RND 10: HDC in ea sp around. (50 HDC total)

RND 11: HDC INC every 5 St’s. – (10 increases) (60 HDC total)

RND 12-13: HDC, CH 1 in ea st around. (60 HDC total)

RND 14: HDC DEC every 5 St’s. – (10 decreases) (50 HDC total)

RND 15-17: HDC, CH 1 in ea sp around. (50 HDC total)

RND 18: HDC DEC over two spaces, CH 1, around – (25 HDC DEC total)

Band:
RND 19-22: HDC in ea st & Ch 1 sp. (50 HDC total)
To end, skip 1 stitch and slip stitch in the next. Secure and cut yarn.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Leaf Crochet Variation 1


Crochet Leaf Variation 1

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Leaf Variation 1

Abbreviations
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch

CH 12

Side 1: SC over next 4 Chains, 6 DC over next 6 Chains. 7 DC DC in last CH.

Side 2: Working down the opposite side, 6 DC over next 6 Chains, 3 SC over next 3 Chains,
3 SC in last chain, join with SL ST.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Crochet Slanted Shell - Variation 1





I used an "I" crochet hook in the video tutorial. You can use any size hook you would like to use.

Multiple : 4 + 5

Row 1: 4 DC in 4th CH from HK. *SK 3 CH, SC in next CH. CH 2, 4 DC in SC. Repeat across from *. CH 5, turn.

Row 2-3: 4 DC in 4th CH from HK. *SC in-between CH2 and DC of next shell. CH 2, 4 DC in SC. Repeat from * across. Ch 5 Turn.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Crochet Shell Variation 3




SHELL = 3 DC


HALF-SHELL = 2 DC or CH 2, 1 DC

Multiple: 3


Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from Hook for half shell, *SK 2 CH's, 3 DC in next CH, repeat from * across. In last chain do 2 DC for half shell. CH 3 Turn.

Row 2-4: DC in same stitch as CH 3, *SHELL(3 DC) in center of next shell, repeat from * across. Half Shell in last stitch. CH 3 Turn.

Crochet Video Tutorial: Shell Variation 3

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