Project Linus Crochet Squares



I have been on a square-a-thon, busy making
square video tutorials and 6" squares. Some of these squares will become a video tutorial and some already are. This weekend I made 6" squares to send to the Project Linus Chapter of Dallas Texas this weekend. I had a lot of fun making the squares and making up something different. They look kind of crooked in the picture. They will shape up, fit together and hopefully comfort someone in need. This is the web address for Project Linus if you would like to find a chapter in your local area.

Comments

  1. Hi Teresa ....i'm looking to make the square YELLOW with Red ....do you have the video for that one ?.....Thanks .!

    Luna

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  2. Luna,
    I will be doing a video and instructions of some of the squares. Right now I do not have a video.

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  3. Teresa,
    I just received these darling squares in the mail today! They've inspired me to try some new techniques and I will be looking to see if I can find your patterns.
    Thank you!
    Kathy
    Project Linus
    McKinney, TX

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  4. KM,
    I am happy you got them. I will be posting the patterns here and on my granny square blog once I have them complete.

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  5. Hi Teresa! I just found your videos on you tube and they are wonderful! (Especially the left-handed videos because I am left handed!) I was wondering, and you probably have already taught this, but what is the correct way to change colors doing a granny square? Although my granny square are pretty, I have been doing them wrong all along! :(

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  6. Audrey,
    Thank you. You mentioned that your squares are pretty. If they are a square and holding together, then they are correct. There are many variations to achieve the same outcome with crochet and many different ways to change colors.

    When I change a color at the end of a round, I cut the yarn and pull the tail through the loop so it is secure. Then I attach the new color of yarn in the space or stitch it should be in with a slip stitch and then chain or stitch according to the pattern. Once I finish the square, and I am sure that I will not need to pull out stitches, I then knot the tails between the stitches, hiding the knot the best I can and weave the tail between the stitches. I am a knotter and recommend knotting with every projects. I hope I have answered your question. Please write back if you need more details.

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  7. Help. I have never been on a blog before - I am trying to learn to crochet. Going through a book and am stuck on doing a double chain. Sad to say - I've been trying for over 2 hours. Would anyone be able to help me understand what I am missing...? Please!

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  8. Kathleen,
    Do you mean a double crochet? I am including a link to the double crochet video tutorial. If that is not what you are looking for then write back.

    Double Crochet

    ~~Teresa

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  9. Hi Teresa, It's called a double chain (or braid-stitch). The directions say: Make 3 chains, insert the hook into the first chain you made and draw up a loop; there are 2 loops on the hook. 2. Catch the yarn with the hook and draw it through both loops on the hook; 1 loop remains on the hook. 3. insert the hook into the left edge strand of the double chain just made and draw up a loop; 2 loops remain on hook. 4. Catch the yarn with the hook and draw it through both loops; 1 loop remains on the hook. 5. Continue to repeat the last two steps for the desired number of double chains. -- For some reason I can't figure out step 3. Thanks for responding!

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  10. Kathleen,
    Are you connecting squares? I have video tutorial showing how to do a braid connection for square I have not heard of a braid stitch. It could be a common stitch with another name.

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  11. I bought a book called "Crocheting School" and am just going through the stitches one at a time. The first stitch in the book says Simple Chain (ch), the second says Double Chain - no abbreviation. The completed picture shows something that looks like a braid. I just can't seem to figure out the phrase " insert the hook into the left edge strand of the double chain just made..." and being the bit of a perfectionist I am - just keep trying and trying... Hope your weather is better than ours - it's just about 25 degrees.

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  12. Kathleen,
    The basic crochet stitches necessary to crochet are the chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and triple crochet. You will need to know how to slip stitch. It is about 55 degrees here today and rainy.

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