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Crochet Baby Mary Jane Slipper Bootie - Crochet Geek

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Crochet Baby Mary Jane Slippers

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Baby Mary Jane Slippers

Video Tutorial:Foundation Half Double Crochet

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet

Materials
Size H/5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Buttons for Strap Closure

Work a chain of 9 if you prefer to use a chain instead. Work the pattern according to the instructions.

Sole and Sides
Round 1: Side 1- Make 8 foundation half double crochet. Work 4 Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Side 2- Work 1 HDC in each of the next 6 stitches. Work 4 HDC in the last stitch. Join with the beginning stitch. (22 Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 2: Ch 1, pull up, this chain will not count as a stitch, only a step up to make the rest of the stitches. 2 HDC in the same ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 6 St's. (Increase Section) (This next section has increase stitches to form the rounded shaping of the slipper) 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 H…

Ecliptic Crochet Flower

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Ecliptic Crochet Flower

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Ecliptic Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial:Ecliptic Crochet Flower Left Hand

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
CH - Chain
BEG - Beginning
CL - Cluster

How to make the cluster - CH 2, Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the same stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, wrap the yarn over the hook, leave the remaining 2 loop on the hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, wrap the yarn over the hook, leave the remaining 3 loop on the hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the same stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, wrap the yarn over the hook, leave the remaining 4 loop on the hook. Wrap the yarn over and pull through all 4 loops. Chain to secure.

Loop Behind the Stitch - Work the SC stitch in the loop behind the top of the stitch. There is a horizontal bar on the back of each stitch behind …

Crochet Giveaway #12 - Closed - Congratulations to CarolsVideos

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This will be giveaway #12. I will be recycling 6 crochet magazines with this giveaway. The magazines are: White Crochet- 1998, Old Time Crochet- 1994, White Crochet Christmas- 1992, Crochet-May 2009, Country Afghans- Spring 1993, Crochet World- June 1979. The giveaway will run from today August 25, 2009 through September 1, 2009. I will draw the winner the following day. Everyone from any country is welcome to enter. You can comment here or on YouTube.

Please do not post your personal mailing address or personal information in the comment section. That can be e-mailed privately if you are the winner.


The giveaway is open everyone around the world.
In the comment section you can leave a name, nickname or some way that I will be able to contact.
If you have previously won, I am going to ask that you wait 2 months to participate so everyone has a chance.

Amigurumi Shape Playlist

The playlist shows some of the basic shapes that could be used in the construction of amigurumi animals and larger stuffed toys. The Japanese use a smaller hook and thread/yarn to create the fine detail of the small animals. From the feedback I get, I have found that the word is often associated with any stuffed animal.


Wheel Stitch Square Baby Afghan Complete

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It took me a couple of months but I have completed the Wheel Stitch Square Baby Afghan. I used the front post crochet stitch, which creates a textured lip effect around each wheel. The afghan is right at 33 inches/83.8 centimeters across.

This is the link for the written instructions: Crochet Wheel Stitch Square - Catherine's Wheel

Crochet Dad has a variation of the wheel stitch square using a wheel stitch rectangle. Great idea Crochet Dad!!!

Ideas for Afghans

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This is examples of crochet afghans and blankets that will work nice and easy.










Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square

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Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square
Video Tutorial: Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square Left Hand Version

Written by Teresa Richardson

Abbreviations
PC - Popcorn
SL ST - Slip Stitch
CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
PC - Popcorn

( ) Parenthesis - For this pattern, the parenthesis are used for repeating the stitches along the sides of the pattern.

* Asterisk - This is used to repeat the pattern an amount of times from the *asterisk

Popcorn Stitch - Chain 1, pull up a loop, work 5 Double crochet in the same chain space. Slip stitch around the back of the 5 stitches to the first double crochet. This will complete the popcorn stitch. This creates a raised set of stitches.

Elongated Front Post Double Crochet - For this pattern the post stitch will be worked two rounds below. Insert the hook to right side of the stitch, (left side for left hand), bring it up to the opposite side around the post of the stitch. Pull the yarn up with a good …

Grip for the Steel Crochet Hook

This is my solution for a comfort grip on a steel crochet hook. I am still using the gooshy pencil grip along with some tack putty to compensate for the excess space. The combination of the putty and grip mold and create a custom grip making it even more comfortable. I wanted to come up with something that was not permanent on the steel hook.

Crochet Solid Rectangle

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Crochet Solid Rectangle

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Solid Rectangle


The starting length can be any length to adapt to various size afghans.

Foundation: There are two ways to start.

I used the foundation single crochet, with 12 stitches in the video.
You can also use a chain if you prefer. which will be a chain of 13. You will be working around the chain.
Round 1: Chain 3, Work 2 DC in the end stitch. Chain 2, Work 3 more DC in the same end stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 10 stitches, Work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, all in the end stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 10 stitches. Work 3 DC in the end stitch. SC in the beginning stitch to join.

Round 2: CH 3, Work 1 DC in the same space below. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 DC, In the corner, work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC all in the same space. Work 1 DC in each of the next 16 DC, In the corner, work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC all in the same space. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 DC. In the corner, work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 D…

Puff Stitch Hat Video

This is the video for the puff stitch hat. Here is the link for the written instructions to the Puff Stitch Hat.