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Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap

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Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
MC - Magic Circle
SH - Shell

Definition
( total stitches ) - This is the amount of stitches you will have on each round.
Shell for this pattern will be: 2 HDC, CH 1, 2 HDC

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Caron 4-ply yarn

This cap will fit an approximate 18 inch head. Since it is made with a G hook, you can make the cap larger with a size H, I/5.5mm or J hook.

Work a magic circle MC. Chain 3 and join as an alternative to the magic circle.

Round 1: Chain 1, Work 12 HDC through the magic loop or chain. Do not join and work in a continual round. (12 HDC total) You may want to get a yarn marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

Round 2: Work 2 HDC in the top of…

Blankets can be made with Filet Crochet

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Afghan Image courtesy of Herr Projects. All proceeds created by Herr Projects benefit the homeless and less fortunate in the Oklahoma City area. The afghan was made with 4 ply yarn and will fit the top of a queen size bed.

You may find more Filet Crochet Charts by visiting Free Filet Crochet Charts and Patterns.




Filet Crochet Native American 1

Pattern by Teresa Richardson
Chain 301.
Chain 3 to to turn which will count as the first double crochet.Below is an estimate for the various size thread.

Size Estimate:

Crochet Cotton Size 10- width= 23", height=25.5", Steel Hook 7, 1163 yds
Crochet Cotton Size 20- width= 22", height= 24.5", Steel Hook 9, 1091 yds
Crochet Cotton Size 30- width= 21", height= 23.5", Steel Hook 11, 1020 yds

Crochet Pillar Hat

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Crochet Pillar Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

The first 6 rounds in the Pumpkin video are what makes the hat. Round 7 is one more increase round.

Video Tutorial: Crochet Pumpkin

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
FPHDC - Front Post Half Double Crochet

ST - Stitch
EA - Each
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease


Definitions
Front Post Half Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook to the side of the stitch(right if you are right handed, left if you are left handed), around the back and up the opposite side. Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull it around. Wrap the yarn over and pull through all loops. This completes the front post half double crochet.


Half Double Crochet Decrease - This is taking 2 stitches, reducing and combining them to 1 stitch. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through the stitch. Leave the loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, i…

Crochet Fingerless Gloves

Thank you to Sue, from Sue's Crochet and Knitting for permission to use her pattern in this video. The video is made with the glove for women. The male version, is a larger version for the same style.

This pattern can easily be modified to make the glove with 2 or 3 ply yarn. Start the pattern with the cuff. The cuff will have more rounds so you will start off with more stitches creating the palm and thumb increase section. Everything throughout the pattern will be the same other than working more rounds and more stitches in each round.

Crochet Mittens / Fingerless Gloves Women - Written Instructions

Crochet Mittens / Fingerless Gloves Men - Written Instructions


Copyright on the Finished Piece

I learn new things about copyright all of the time. This article about pattern copyright, is related to selling your finished crochet pieces upon completion, when the author says you may not sell your finished piece. The actual written pattern is copyright and may not be sold or redistributed, unless you have permission from the author. The only place I have seen authors do this is on the Internet. Copyright does not cover the finished work. You are not required to ask permission to sell your finished piece. If you have an opportunity to make some money from your crochet work, sell it. Before the Internet, I had never heard of a statement like that attached to crochet patterns. Maybe that is why the statement does not exist in crochet magazines. Copyright only protects your body of work like pictures, graphics, video, recording and writing that you have done yourself. It does not protect an idea or finished piece.

http://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/CopyrightLaw/Patterns.shtml

Crochet Towel Topper

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Crochet Towel Topper

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Towel Topper

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Towel Topper

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
ST - Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Work an embroidery chain across the center section of the towel.
It is not necessary to have a specific number on each row. The object is to decrease and then form a strap. I have used 6 stitches in the example to make the strap. You can use 8 or 10 stitches for a wider strap.


Row 1: 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.
Row 2-3: Ch 1,1 SC in ea SC across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1,  1 SC in ea of the next 2, SC DEC in the next Stitch, turn.
Row 5: 1 SC in ea SC across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1,  1 SC in ea of the next 2, SC DEC in the next Stitch, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1,1 SC in ea SC across, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1,  1 SC in ea of the next 2, SC DEC in the next Stitch, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1,1 SC in ea SC across, turn…

Awareness Crochet Ribbon - Breast Cancer - Crochet Geek

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Awareness Crochet Ribbon - Breast Cancer

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Awareness Crochet Ribbon - Breast Cancer
Video Tutorial: Left Hand - Awareness Crochet Ribbon - Breast Cancer
Skill Level - Easy
Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
Materials
Size F/3.75 mm crochet hook
3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Chain 26 Work 1 SC in each chain across.Chain 1, Work 3 SC in the end, work 1 SC in each stitch across, Work 3 SC in the next end stitch, Work 1 SC in each stitch across, join.

Work 25 Foundation Single Crochet Chain 1, Work 3 SC in the end, work 1 SC in each stitch across, Work 3 SC in the next end stitch, Work 1 SC in each stitch across, join.
Fold the ribbon over and sew it in place. Sew in all of the tails.

Awareness Crochet Ribbon - Breast Cancer


Awareness Crochet Ribbon - Breast Cancer - Left Hand Crochet

Crochet Hat Playlist

The Playlist for Crochet Hats

Crochet Baby Sock Edging

The following video's provide some choices for crochet edgings on baby socks. Once you get the hang of it, the edging ideas will be endless.



Left Hand Version for Crochet Sock Edging

Rip it, Rip it, Rip it - I am Singing the Crochet Frog Lullaby

The frogs are out tonight. I have to Rip it, Rip it, Rip it.  I started a thread doily yesterday and have an error about 7 rounds back, which is pretty much at the beginning. :(  Since it is 6 sided, I am not able to cover up my mistake like I may be able to, under other circumstances. This is a filet doily I will be doing a tutorial on if I can get the frogs to go away.   I was trying to get away without counting.  This always happens when I forget to count.  Back to starting over and remembering to count.

Crochet Thanksgiving Fall Pumpkin

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Crochet Fall Thanksgiving Pumpkin


This is a variation to the original pumpkin with the face.  I have added leaves of various colors.  This pumpkin is not as tall as the other pumpkin.  This gives you a few variations to work with. 


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Pumpkin

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Crochet Pumpkin

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
FPHDC - Front Post Half Double Crochet

ST - Stitch
EA - Each
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease


Definitions
Front Post Half Double Crochet -  Wrap the yarn over your hook.  Insert the hook to the side of the stitch(right if you are right handed, left if you are left handed), around the back and up the opposite side.  Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull it around.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all loops.  This completes the front post half double crochet.


Half Double Crochet Decrease - This is taking 2 stitches, reducing and combining them to 1 stitch. Wrap the yarn over y…

Doer of the Week

I learned some exciting news yesterday. Back in early summer I entered a contest on the Martha Stewart website called "Dreamers in to Doers".  I have been selected as "Doer of the Week" and featured in the Martha Stewart Newsletter for October 7, 2009. The winners of the contest will be announced on Thursday October 8, 2009 and Friday October 9, 2009.

Crochet Pumpkin

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Crochet Pumpkin

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Pumpkin

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Crochet Pumpkin

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
FPHDC - Front Post Half Double Crochet
ST - Stitch
EA - Each
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease


Definitions
Front Post Half Double Crochet -  Wrap the yarn over your hook.  Insert the hook to the side of the stitch(right if you are right handed, left if you are left handed), around the back and up the opposite side.  Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull it around.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all loops.  This completes the front post half double crochet.


Half Double Crochet Decrease - This is taking 2 stitches, reducing and combining them to 1 stitch. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through the stitch. Leave the loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn …

Current Crochet Project and Fall Memories

I am finishing up a thread doily, just because I love working with thread.  What is everyone working on now?  Are you getting started with holiday projects?  Maybe you have finished already.  Here in the USA, we have Fall upon us along with Halloween at the end of the month.   I know Germany is in the middle of Oktoberfest. Please share favorite family traditions or celebrations that are happening this time of the year in your country .


One of my favorite memories is from when I was a kid. My parents would take us to the local apple orchard in the fall.  We would get some pumpkins, apples, gourds and apple cider. It always smelled so good there.  Once we got everything home, over the next few days my mom would be busy making caramel apples and homemade apple pies.