Thursday, April 29, 2010

April Crochet Giveaway Winner

Congratulations Grand Prize winners 
Tatyana2006, kristinel4christ 
Second Prize Winners 
kingdomDaughter27, macdeanna


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Small Crochet Flower 2

 






 












 

 


 


Small Crochet Flower 2
 

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Small Crochet Flower 2

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Small Crochet Flower 2

Skill Level - Easy

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

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
How to do the stitch



Chain 3, join, with the beginning stitch.




Round 1: *Chain 3, SL ST through the chain loop. Complete 5 times from *, join at the base of the beginning stitch to join.  (5 chain 3 loops total)



Round 2: *SL ST in to the next chain 3 loop. CH 1, work 5 DC through the CH 3, CH 1, SL ST in the same CH 3, Complete 5 times total from *. Join with the beginning stitch.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Suggestion for Crochet Baby Cocoon - Crochet Tip #62

This is my suggestion for the crochet baby cocoon. I have many hat patterns posted and would start the baby cocoon out just like a hat. My recommendation is to use a hat pattern. You can substitute a larger crochet hook if the recommended size hook is to small. You can also include additional increase rounds to make it larger.  Continue with as many rounds as you need.  I will be writing a cocoon pattern, extended from an existing hat pattern.

http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2009/03/v-stitch-crochet-summer-hat.html

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Star Lite Crochet Baby Afghan Blanket













Star Lite Crochet Afghan

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Star Lite Crochet Afghan

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Star Lite Crochet Baby Afghan Blanket

Skill Level - Intermediate

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

PC - Popcorn

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 1020 yards - 932 meters
Tapestry Needle

Popcorn - Each popcorn stitch will consist of 3 double crochet, then join.


NOTE: You can reverse on each round  so the points are not leaning.   If you reverse, you will need to join the popcorn stitch on the same side you are working and push it to the front so the ridge is all on one side.   Leaning Crochet Stitches


Chain 4, Join with the beginning Stitch.

Round 1:  CH, *Work 3 DC through the loop, join with the beginning stitch to form the popcorn. CH 2, complete 6 times from *, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 2: CH, *Work 3 DC through the previous PC, join with the beginning stitch to form the popcorn.  This next part will be the increase on each point. It will consist of DC, CH1, DC, CH1, DC, CH1, DC in the same chain space.  Complete 6 times total from *, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 3:  *Work 3 DC through the previous PC, join with the beginning stitch to form the popcorn. Work a DC, CH 1 in the next stitch, Work the increase at the center point, DC, CH1, DC, CH1, DC, CH1, DC, CH 1.  Work a DC in the next stitch.



There will be 1 extra stitch on each round so it is important to count to so you do not end up with a lopsided star.   I have approximately 25 rounds and will be working a few more, which will make a nice size baby afghan. 





Crochet Thread Hair Scrunchi




Crochet Thread Hair Scrunchi

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Thread Hair Scrunchi

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Crochet Thread Hair Scrunchi

Skill Level - Beginner/Intermediate

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

SK - Skip

Materials
Size 7 Steel crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Sewing Needle

Pony Tail Holder


This project can be easily adjusted for the larger ponytail bands.  You will keep crochet extra rounds until your scrunchi is as full as you like.

Work a chain of 15, Loop the chain through the pony tail band. Make sure it is not twisted. Join with the beginning chain.



Round 1: CH 3, DC in the same stitch, CH 2, 2 DC in the same stitch. *Skip 2 chains, work 2 DC, CH 2, 2DC, Complete 4 times total from *, skip 2 chains, join with the beginning stitch. (See symbol chart. Red Dots show where to join)  SL ST to the next chain 2 space.

Round 2-42:  CH 3, DC in the same space, CH 2, 2 DC in the space. Work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in each of the 4 remaining, chain 2 spaces. Join with the beginning stitch.

This next round will be joining with the beginning round to close up the tube section.
Round 43: 
CH 3, DC in the same space, CH 1, SL ST between the bottom section of the stitch on the beginning round. The first stitch will follow the tail.  Make sure your work is not twisted. CH 1, complete the 2 DC in same stitch.  *Work 2 DC, CH 1, SL ST between the stitch on the beginning round, CH 1, 2 DC in the same space. Complete 4 times total from *. Join with the beginning stitch and sew in all of the tails.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thread Crochet HairClip Flower











Thread Crochet HairClip Flower

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Thread Crochet HairClip Flower

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Thread Crochet HairClip Flower

Skill Level - Intermediate

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




Popcorn Stitch - Work 5 Double crochet in the same stitch, join with the beginning DC to complete the popcorn.

Materials
Sizecrochet hook
Size 10 Thread -  Crochet cotton
Tapestry Needle

Chain 4, join



Round 1:  CH 1, *Work the first popcorn, CH 3, complete 5 times from *, join in the beginning stitch.


Round 2:  *chain 3, SC in the CH 3 loop, 6 times. SC in the popcorn. Complete 5 times total from *, join with the beginning stitch.


Round 3: CH 1 *SC in SC, CH 3, SC in next loop, 7 times, SC in the next SC. Complete 5 times from *,  join with the beginning stitch.


Round 4: CH 1 *SC in SC, CH 6, Complete 5 times from *,  join with the beginning stitch.

Round 5: *SL ST to the next chain loop. CH 2, work 15 TC, CH 2, SL ST in the same loop. Complete 5 times from *,  join with the beginning stitch.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 2010 Crochet Giveaway - April 13-28, 2010 - Drawing on the following day

April 2010 Crochet Giveaway - April 13-28, 2010 - Drawing on the following day.


You must be 13 or older to participate. Please have your parents permission.


Everyone from around the world is welcome to enter.

Post a comment in the comment section of the following video on YouTube to enter.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ribbed Crochet Stocking Hat


Written by Teresa Richardson


Video Tutorial: Ribbed CrochetStocking Hat


Video Tutorial: Left Hand Ribbed Crochet Stocking Hat


Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
TC - Triple Crochet
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
FSC -
Foundation Single Crochet
FDC - Foundation Double Crochet

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - Light Weight 4 ply or 3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Row 1: Work 25 Foundation Double Crochet, 5 FHDC, 5FSC

Row 2: Work in the loop below the top of the stitch (this creates the rib effect) in each stitch across. 1 SC in each of the next 5, 1 HDC in each of the next 5, 1 DC in each of the next 25, Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 DC in each of the next 25, 1 HDC in each of the next 5, 1 SC in each of the next 5, turn.

Continue rows 2 and 3 until you get the width of the cap.

Sew the two edges together working through the same loop that was used to create the rib stitch on one side and through the top stitches on the opposite side. This will push the stitches to the front.






Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Yarn Companies that provide International Shipping

 I have purchased from Herrschners many times. They provide International Shipping. If you are outside of the USA, you will find the yarn that I use in most of the tutorials with Herrschners.  http://www.herrschners.com/

Webs: America's Yarn Store
http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm

Please comment if you know of another company that ships international.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

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