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Puff Stitch Crochet Scarf

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Puff Stitch ScarfWritten by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Puff Stitch Scarf
Video Tutorial: Left Hand Puff Stitch Scarf

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
PS - Puff Stitch
Materials
Size K/6.50 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Definitions
Long First Loop - This is pulling the loop already on the hook, up about the height of a double crochet. I have found this technique blends the loops with the puff stitch, where a chain 3 will be visible.
Puff Stitch:
Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 3 loops on the hook.
Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 5 loops on the hook.
Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 7 loops on the hook.
Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same s…

Crochet Santa Hat

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Crochet Pixie Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Pixie Hat

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Crochet Pixie Hat

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
PC - Popcorn

Gauge Estimate
15 stitches
14 Rows
Keep in mind this is an estimate and your results may differ

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


The final size estimate for this hat will fit a 22"/56cm - 24"/61cm, adult head.

Chain 3, join.
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the chain. (6 SC total) Mark the first stitch with a yarn marker. Do not join.
Round 2-3: The first single crochet will be worked right in the top of the previous single crochet, working the cap in a continual round. Work 1 SC through each stitch. (6 SC total)


Round 4: Work 2 SC in each stitch. (12 SC total)


Round 5-9: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 SC total)


Round 10: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 Stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (16 SC total)


Round 11: *Work 1 S…

Turning Chain at the End of a Row - Chain and Turn or Turn and Chain - Crochet Tip #55

There can be a lot of confusion with written instructions that say "Chain and turn" or "Turn and Chain".  It all means the same thing.  I like to turn and then chain because that is what I have become accustomed to. The chain represents a stitch or the step up for the first row. 

How you turn your work is also preference and up to you. Sometimes I will notice a difference on the edge, if I turn my work counterclockwise.  Most of the time it does not make any difference and is not noticeable. If it is something that will be covered up with an edge, it will not matter.  


It is something left up for you to decide if you want to chain and turn or turn and chain.  The direction you turn your work is also preference.

Crochet Flower Edging for Hat

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Crochet Flower Edging for Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Flower Edging for Hat

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Flower Edging for Hat

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SC - Half Double Crochet

Materials
Size G/-- mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle



Flower

Chain 4, join.

Chain 1 work 3 HDC through the chain loop, chain 1, Slip Stitch through the Chain loop.  Make 5 Petals total.


Chain Edging
Slip stitch in the center petal of the flower, Chain 1, SC in the same petal. Chain 5, SC in the next petal of the same flower.  *Chain 1, SC in the petal of the next flower. Chain 5, SC in the next petal of the same flower, Chain 5, SC in the next petal of the same flower.  Repeat around from *. See diagram for stitch placement.


Work 6 SC in chain loop, slip stitch in the chain 1 space between the flowers. * Work 6 SC in the chain loop, slip stitch in the next SC, 6 SC in the next chain loop. Slip stitch in the chain 1 space between t…

Mini Crochet Cupcake

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Mini Crochet Cupcake
Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Mini Crochet Cupcake

Video Tutorial:Crochet CupCake with Cherry & Sprinkles

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
SC - Single CrochetEA - Each
Definition
Loop Behind the Stitch: Behind each stitch, there is a horizontal loop on the back side.  This is the loop that you will be working in.Easing - Two segments are being attached together.  One piece will be intentionally larger than the other to create a design element of the project. Easing is gathering a portion of the project to match and fit the piece it is being attached to.  In the case of the cupcake, the side is slightly larger than the bottom.Popcorn Stitch - For this pattern there will be 5 Double Crochet made in the same stitch, joining with the first stitch.Front Post Single Crochet - Instead of working the stitch in the top, it will be worked around the post of the stitch.

Materials
Size F/3.75 mm…