Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ogeechee Bear Crochet Cap


Ogeechee Bear Crochet Cap

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Ogeechee Bear Crochet Cap

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Ogeechee Bear Crochet Cap

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size H/5.0 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Work a Magic Circle
Round 1:
Work 12 SC through the loop. Do not join. Work in a continual round by working the first stitch in the top of the next stitch. (12 single crochet total)
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (24 single crochet total)
Round 3-7: 1 SC in each stitch around (24 single crochet total)

Full Brim
Round 8: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (48 single crochet total)
Round 9: 1 SC in each stitch around. (48 single crochet total)
Skip one stitch, work a slip stitch in the next, cut the yarn, pull through and secure.

Ball Cap Brim
Row 8: Work 2 SC in each of the next 10 stitches, Skip a stitch, work a slip stitch turn.
Row 9: Work 1 SC in each stitch across. Skip a stitch, slip stitch

Knot and secure the magic circle. Sew in all the tails.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi







Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet Ogeechee Bear - Amigurumi

Video Tutorial: Magic Circle

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Stuffing or filling



Ogeechee Bear Cap

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Single Crochet Decrease - Insert the crochet through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through, insert the crochet hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn and pull through all 3 loops.

Continual Round - Instead of joining, work the first single crochet in the top of the first stitch. You will want a yarn marker to mark the first stitch of the round. This is so you know when to change rounds. A scrap piece of yarn or left over tail work very well for a yarn marker.

Arm - Make 2
Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the loop. (6 Single Crochet Total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each SC around. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3-11: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Round 12: Work 6 Single Crochet Decrease total
Cut a long length of tail. Stuff the arm and sew it shut.

Leg - Make 2
Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 9 SC through the loop. (9 Single Crochet Total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each SC around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Round 4: 1 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches, work 6 SC DEC, work 1 SC in ea of the next 3. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Round 5-12: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Round 13: Work 6 Single Crochet Decrease total
Cut a long length of tail. Stuff the leg and sew it shut.

Body
Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 9 SC through the loop. (9 Single Crochet Total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2:
Work 2 SC in each SC around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3: Work 1 SC, work 2 SC . (27 Single Crochet Total)
Round 4-12:
Work 1 SC in each stitch around . (27 Single Crochet Total)
Round 13: Work 1 SC DEC, work 1 SC.
(18 Single Crochet Total)
Round 14-15:
Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Round 16:
Work 9 single crochet decrease total Cut a long length of tail. Stuff and sew shut.

Head

Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 9 SC through the loop. (9 Single Crochet Total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2:
Work 2 SC in each SC around. (18 Single Crochet Total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3: Work 1 SC, work 2 SC . (27 Single Crochet Total)
Round 4:
Work 1 SC in ea of next 4, work 2 SC in next, continue around. (32 Single Crochet Total)
Round 5-11: 1 SC in each stitch around
(32 Single Crochet Total)
Round 12: Work 16 single crochet decrease.
Stuff the head.
Round 13: Work 8 single crochet decrease. Sew the top of the head shut.

Sew round 13 of the head to round 16 of the body. Knot, secure and sew in the tail. Align and sew the arms and legs to the bear.
Knot, secure and sew in the tails.

Snout
Magic Circle
Round 1: Work 6 single crochet
( 6 single crochet total)
Do not join, work a continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. ( 12 single crochet total)
Knot and secure the magic circle.
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 single crochet total)
Stuff the snout. Align to the lower front of the head and sew in place.
Knot, secure and sew in the tails.

Ear - Make 2
Magic Circle
Row 1: Work 5 single crochet through the loop, Chain and turn. (5 Single Crochet total)
Row 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch across, Chain and turn. (10 Single Crochet total)
Row 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch across, cut the yarn and secure.
Round 4: With a contrasting color work 1 row of the reverse single crochet.
Align and sew the ears to the top of the head. Knot, secure and sew in the tails.




Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Crochet Giveaway February 24 - March 7, 2010 - Drawing on March 8, 2010

I will be giving away 3 different prize packages, each with one set of new gel grips, a new set of Boye crochet hooks and 2 recycled crochet magazines each.

Please leave a comment in the comment section on YouTube and be a subscriber to enter. The Art of Crochet by Teresa

Everyone from around the world is welcome to enter. If you are under the age of 18 please have your parents permission and let them know you are entering.

The drawing will take place on March 8, 2010.

Thank You,
Teresa


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bellevue Crochet Granny Square



Bellevue Granny Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Bellevue Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Bellevue Granny Square

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
ST - Stitch
PC - Popcorn

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
PC - Popcorn Stitch - 5 DC in the same space. Work a slip stitch with the first stitch to join.


Round 1:
Ch 1, *3 DC in the loop, CH 2, 3 DC in the chain loop, complete 4 times total from*, CH 1, SC in beginning CH 3. This will put you at the center of your chain space.

Round 2: Ch 1, *3 DC in the same CH SP, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 2, 3DC in next CH SP, Complete 3 times total from *. CH 1, SC in beginning CH 3 to join.

Round 3:
Ch 1, *3 DC in the same CH SP, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC, Skip the CH 1, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC, 3 DC in the next CH 2 space, CH 2, Complete from * 4 times total. Join with a SC in the beginning stitch.

Round 4:
Ch 1, *3 DC in the same CH SP,1 (DC in next ST, PC in next, repeat the section 5 times total). Work 1 DC in ea of the next 2 Sts. 3 DC in the next chain space, CH 2,. Complete from * 4 times total. CH 1, SC to join.

Round 5:
Ch 1, *3 HDC in the same CH SP, 1 HDC in each of the next 4 stitches, 1 HDC in each of the next 5 PC, 1 HDC in ea of the next 5 stitches. Complete 4 times total from *.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crochet Hats I have Sold

Often I am asked if I ever sold hats. These are some of the hats that I sold around 2006. I love making hats and wanted to turn it in to a business. Unfortunately there were more expenses than profit. I was selling on Ebay and Etsy which both have fees. Hats are only worth as much as a person is willing to spend. In the end, I was giving the hats away and paying the middle man what little profit I may have earned.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Leaning Crochet Stitches and Squares - Crochet Tip #60


Have you noticed that the stitches in some squares may lean more than others? In this example, the stitches have a slight lean but it is not real noticeable. This is because the rounds of the square are worked in the same direction. Think about when you crochet a row of stitches when working a blanket. At each end you turn. The stitches will have a different look with crochet rows. To solve the stitch lean, you will turn on each round. This will produce more uniform stitches, that should stand taller and reduce the stitch lean.

How to Crochet from a Chart - Tapestry Crochet

The following videos are two examples of crochet from a chart. I do refer to this as tapestry crochet based on the definition of a tapestry. Picture images on a heavy cloth. You will not crochet over the strand of yarn with these examples. The yarn is picked up the from the previous row by using yarn bobbins to keep it in place. I do have a crochet blog with many chart patterns. http://painted-crochet.blogspot.com/






Blue Star Service Flag

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Radiant Crochet Flower


Radiant Crochet Flower

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Radiant Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Radiant Crochet Flower

Skill Level - Easy

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

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Long Half Double Crochet- This stitch is wrapping the yarn over the hook and pulling it up even with the chain.

Attach a slip knot to your crochet hook, chain 4, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1: *Chain 3, Slip stitch through the center of the chain. Complete 5 times total from *.
Round 2: Slip stitch through the center of the first chain 3, *Chain 1, Work 3 HDC through the center of the chain 3 loop, CH 1, SL ST in the same chain space, SL ST through the center of the next CH 1, Continue around from * and complete 5 times total.

Round 3: Change Color, Attach the new color in the center of the petal. *chain 4, slip stitch through the center of the petals. Continue around from *, join with the beginning chain.

Petals - Round 4: Slip stitch through the center of the chain 4, You can work as tall of a chain as you want to work. *Chain 6, Work 7 long half double crochet pulling each stitch up as high as the chain. Chain 6 slip stitch in the same chain, Slip stitch in the next chain. Continue around from *

Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Medium


Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Medium

Written by Teresa Richardson

The following video tutorials are for the smaller heart. This medium heart does not have a video tutorial. This heart is approximately 4-1/4"/11CM width, 5"/13CM length.

Video Tutorial: Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Single Crochet Decrease - Insert the crochet through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through, insert the crochet hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn and pull through all 3 loops.

Materials
Size G/4 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Fiberfill Stuffing to fill the heart

Make 2 Circles
Chain 3, join.
Round 1: Work 12 SC, do no join. Work in a continual round. (12 Single Crochet)
Round 2: Work 2 SC in ea stitch around ( 24 Single Crochet)
Round 3-7: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 24 single crochet)
On the second circle, join each of the remaining 5 SC to the stitches on the opposite circle.

Round 8: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.
Press the heart in half and eyeball the center of each side of the heart. There will be 1 decrease on each side. Mark the front center of the heart with a yarn marker.

The heart will decrease to a point on each round.

You will stuff the heart with fiberfill after round 16.

Round 9-20: Work single crochet in each stitch around to the first side, work a single crochet decrease, work 1 SC in each stitch around to the opposite side, work single crochet decrease. Work 1 SC in each stitch around to the center front.

Round 21-22: Work a single crochet decrease in each stitch around.

Thread your tapestry needle and sew the remaining stitches
shut and sew the tail in to the center of the heart. Sew in any remaining tails.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SlipKnot and Incorrect Foundation Chain Count - Crochet Tip #59

When I learned to crochet, I was taught that a slip knot was added to the crochet hook as a crochet technique alone. After that, you made a specific number of chains. I have never counted the slip knot as a stitch. Some people have been taught to count the slip knot. This will be another reason why the foundation chain count may be off when working a project. It will depend on how the crocheter was taught and how the pattern author was taught. This is something to keep in mind as a crocheter and deciphering the many patterns you come across. Each author is going to have a different interpretation in how they guide you to make a project.

This video shows how to attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.

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