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Darling Crochet Shell Cap

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Darling Crochet Shell Cap

Written by Teresa Richardson

NOTE: The crown of this cap is made with a single crochet. The child version is made with a half double crochet.

Instructions for: 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 22-24 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 SC through the magic loop or chain. Do not join and work in a continual round. (12 SC total) You may want to get a yarn marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

Round 2: W…

Crochet SnowFlake #5

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Crochet SnowFlake #5

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet SnowFlake 5

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet SnowFlake 5

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
SC - Single Crochet
LP - Loop
TC/TRC - Triple Crochet

Materials
Size 6 Steel crochet hook
Crochet Thread
Small Tapestry Needle

Chain 7, Join
Round 1: *Chain 6, SC in the in the loop. Complete 5 times total from *. CH 3, DC at the base of the beginning CH to join.

Round 2: *CH 3, SC in the next LP. CH 8, SC in the same LP. Complete 5 times total from *. CH 3, SC in the next LP. CH 4, Triple Crochet at the base of the beginning loop to join.

Round 3: SC in the same loop, CH 7, SC in the next CH 3. *CH 7, SC in the the previous CH 8, CH 7 SC in the next CH 3, Complete 5 times total from *. CH 7, join in the beginning SC.

Round 4: *( CH 10, SL ST in the same loop twice) CH 5, SC in the next loop. CH, 3, SC in the next loop, CH 5, SL ST in the next SC. Complete 6 times total from *.

Puffy Spike Crochet Square

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Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
PS - Puff Stitch

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

Stitch Instructions
Spike Stitch

Put your hook through the top of the previous single crochet.
Pick up the yarn from the back side, pull it through.
Wrap the yarn over, pull through one loop.
Wrap the yarn over and pull through both loops.

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.…

Winner for Crochet Giveaway #13

Congratulations to NancyxBeauty as winner of giveaway #13. I hope you enjoy your crochet items once you receive the package.

Crochet Holly Leaf Crochet Geek

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Crochet Holly Leaf

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Holly Leaf

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Holly Leaf

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each

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

Chain 15.

Round 1:

Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 Chains.Work 1 HDC in each of the next 2 CH.Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 CH.Work 1 TC in each of the next 2 CH.Work 1 DC in the next CH.Work 1 HDC in the next CH.Work 1 SC in the next CH.Working on the opposite sideWork 1 SC in the same chainWork 1 HDC in the next CH.Work 1 DC in the next CH.Work 1 TC in each of the next 2 CH.Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 CH.Work 1 HDC in each of the next 2 CH.Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 Chains. SL ST to join.Round 2:

Work 1 SC in the next stitch, CH 2, SL ST in the top of the SC. SC in the same stitch. SL ST in ea of the next 2 STS*Work 1 HDC in the next sti…

Crochet Giveaway 13 - Closed

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This will be giveaway #13. I will be recycling 3 crochet magazines with this giveaway. The magazines are: Magic Crochet April 2001#131, Crochet World June 1981, Crochet January 2010. Included in the giveaway are a set of steel and aluminum crochet hooks along with a package of gel grips. The giveaway will run from today November 13, 2009 through November 23, 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 post your personal mailing address and personal information in the comment section.  
The giveaway is open everyone around the world.In the comment section here or on YouTube, you can leave a name, nickname or some way that I will be able to contact you.

Crochet Snowflakes and Angel Ornament

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Crochet Oak Leaf

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Crochet Oak Leaf

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Oak Leaf

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Oak Leaf

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
SC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook - You can use different size hooks and yarn
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Round 1
Segment 1: Chain 6.
Slip Stitch in each of the next 2 chains.

Segment 2: Chain 6, Slip Stitch in each of the next 3 chains.

Segment 3: Chain 7, Slip Stitch in each of the next 4 chains.

Segment 4: Chain 6, Slip Stitch in each of the next 3 chains. Slip stitch at the base

Segment 5 and 6: Chain 4, Slip Stitch in each of the next 3 chains. Slip stitch at the base.

This part will be working down the opposite side of the leaf.

Segment 3: Slip Stitch in each of the next 2 chains. Chain 5, Slip Stitch in each of the next 4 chains.

Segment 2:Slip Stitch in each of the next 2 chains. Chain 4, Slip Stitch in each of the next 3 chains.

Segment 1:Slip Stitch in each of…

What is the Right Side of a Crochet Piece?

From time to time you may come across crochet instructions telling you to have the "right side of the work facing you." Right side means, the side facing out after your project is finished.
If you like the look of the back of the stitches, that can be your right side.
When you work the afghan stitch, you will have two distinct looks. Either side of the work can be used as your right side.The front side for a hat made in rounds, will be the side facing you as your are making the hat. Maybe you like the look of the inside better so that can be your right side.
If you are familiar with doily's, the part facing you as you are making the doily will be your right side.Think about a store bough T-shirt. The wrong side is the inside with all of the seams holding the shirt together. The right side is the external part that looks nice and neat.
When working in rows you will always alternate sides so both sides could be considered the right side or the front side. When working in ro…

Crochet Oblong Ear Flap for Hat and Cap

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Crochet Oblong Ear Flaps

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Oblong Ear Flap

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Oblong Ear Flap

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
SC - Single Crochet

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

Slip Stitch yarn to the hat. Chain 5.
Work 1 SC in each of the next 4 Chains. Slip stitch in the same space where you joined the yarn to the hat. Slip stitch to the next stitch, Turn.
Row 1: Work 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches. Work 3 SC in the end stitch. Working down the opposite side, Work 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches. Slip stitch in the same space where you joined the yarn to the hat. Slip stitch to the next stitch,Turn.
Row 2:Work 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches. Work 3 SC in the end stitch. Working down the opposite side, Work 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches. Work 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches. Slip stitch in the same space where you joined the yarn…