Friday, August 27, 2010

Recent Giveaway Video Removed for Inappropriate Content

This is an update to let you all know that my giveaway video was removed for "inappropriate content". I have submitted an inquiry with YouTube to find out what the "inappropriate content" is in the video or get it put back in place if it was removed in error. Many of you know I have been doing giveaways for 3 years now on YouTube and never had any problems.  My hope is the video will be put back in place.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Diamond Granny Square Variation C



Diamond Granny Square Variation C

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Granny Square Diamond
Video Tutorial: Left Hand Granny Square Diamond

Materials
Size I Crochet Hook

4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn


Chain 3, join.

Round 1. Ch 3, 2 DC, CH 2, 3DC, CH 2, 3DC CH 2, 3DC, CH 1, SC in beginning CH 3. This will put you at the center of your chain space.

Round 2. Ch 3, 2 DC, CH 2; 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH2 in next space, repeat two more times. For last corner shell, CH 1 and SC join to beginning CH3. Cut the yarn, secure and change color.

Round 3. Join the new color in a corner of the square. CH 3, 2 DC in the beg CH SP. *7 DC across in ea DC and CH 1 SP. 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in corner ch.* Repeat from * to * 3 times. 7 DC across in ea DC and CH 1 SP. 3 DC in the corner CH. CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3. Cut yarn,
secure.


Triple Crochet Cluster: Drop down to row 2 to complete cluster. FPTC around EA of the first two DC in row 2, in the first set of Sts, leaving the last loops of the TC on your hook for joining. FPTC around ea of the last 2 DC in the second set of Sts, leaving the last loops of the TC on your hook for joining.

Round 4. Join new color in the corner. CH 3, 2 DC in the beg CH SP. *CH 4, TC Cluster, CH 4. 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in the corner CH 2 SP.* Repeat from * to * 3 times. CH 4, TC Cluster, CH 4. 3 DC in the
corner CH. CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3.


Round 5. CH 3, 2 DC in the beg CH SP. DC in EA of the next 3 Sts, *3 DC in CH, 1 DC in top of TC cluster, 3 DC in CH, DC in ea of next 3 Sts. 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in the next CH 2 SP.* Repeat from * to * three times. 3 DC in CH, 1 DC in top of TC cluster, 3 DC in CH, DC
in ea of next 3 Sts. 3 DC in corner CH, CH 2 Join, Cut. Secure thread, sew in tail.







Monday, August 23, 2010

Crochet Hoop Earring 1 - Nicole

























Crochet Hoop Earring 1 - Nicole

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Hoop Earring 1 - Nicole

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet Hoop Earring 1 - Nicole

Skill Level - Easy

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


Shell - 3 triple crochet in the same stitch, chain 4, slip stitch in the top of the same triple crochet, 3 triple crochet in the same stitch.


Hoop Size 1-1/2 in- 4cm

Materials
Size 8 Steel crochet hook
Size 10 crochet cotton
Small sewing or tapestry needle

Attach the thread to the hoop, wrapping the thread around the hoop and pulling the thread through the loop on the hook.


Row 1:  Work 30 single crochet, turn.

Row 2: *Skip 1 stitch, work 3 TC in the next stitch, chain 4, sl st in the top of the last triple crochet, work 3 more triple crochet in the same single crochet, skip 1 stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch.  Continue around from *.  There will be 7 shells worked. When you are finished, cut the thread and sew in the tails.


I found that 45 single crochet covered the whole hoop.  You will have more shells if you worked more single crochet.

This pattern can easily be modified to work around larger or smaller hoop earring.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

How to make Crochet Earrings - Emma














How to make Crochet Earrings - Emma

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: How to make Crochet Earrings - Emma

Video Tutorial: Left Hand How to make Crochet Earrings - Emma

Skill Level - Easy

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



Size: 4cm/1-1/2 inches

Materials
Size 8 steel crochet hook
Size 10 crochet cotton
Small Needle

Earring Findings



Attach a slipknot to the crochet hook.
Work a chain of 10, join.


Round 1: Chain 1, Work 16 SC right through the center of the chain.  Join with the beginning stitch.


Round 2: Chain 4(Counts as the first stitch and chain 1),   *in the next stitch work a DC, CH 1, Continue around from *.  When you get around to the beginning, slip stitch in the 3rd chain up to join. (There will be a total of 16 stitches with a chain 1 between.



Round 3:  Slip Stitch in to the first chain 1 space. *SC, chain 4, SC in each space around, Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch. There will be a total of 16 chain 4 loops.




Attach the earring finding to any of the last chain 4 loops.  You will chain 2, remove the loop from the hook, pull the loop through and continue with the remaining 2 loop.



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Embossed Crochet Flower - Circle to Square 4






















Embossed Crochet Flower - Circle to Square 4

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Embossed Crochet Flower - Circle to Square 4

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Embossed Crochet Flower - Circle to Square 4

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet

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

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



Chain 5, join.


Round 1: CH 1, *SC through the center of the chain loop. CH 8, Complete from * 6 time total.  Join with the beginning stitch.


Round 2:  CH 1, SC in the same stitch *Working through the chain 8 loop. 2 SC, 2 HDC, 4 DC, 2HDC, 2SC, SC in the next SC.  Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.



Round 3: CH 1, *SC in the stitch between petals, Ch 5, SC between stitch 6 and 7 on round 2, CH 5, Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.


Round 4: SL ST to the chain. Work 4 double crochet in each chain around.  Join with the beginning stitch.


Round 5:  Chain for the step up. *Work, 3 TC, CH 2, 3 TC in the same stitch.  Work 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 stitches, Work 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches,  Complete 4 times total from *.  Join with the beginning stitch, cut the yarn and pull through to secure.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Crochet Swirl Afghan






























Crochet Geek on YouTube


Crochet Spiral Afghan

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Swirl Afghan

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet Swirl Afghan

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

EA - Each
ST - Stitch
DC - Double Crochet



Gauge
4 inches - 10 CM = 7 Rows
4 inches - 10 CM = 11 Stitches

Materials
Size K/6.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn Tapestry Needle


Chain 4, join.  You can also use the magic circle to start. 

Round 1:  CH 1, This will not count as a stitch, only the step up. Work *3 DC, CH 2, Complete 5 times total from *, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 2: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch and 1 DC in the next stitch, Work 3 DC in the next CH 2 space, CH 2, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 2 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next CH 2 space, CH 2, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

Round 3: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 3 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next CH space, CH 3, SC in the same space as the last DC, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 4 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next  CH space , CH 3, SC in the same space as the last DC, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

Round 4:  Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 5 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next  CH space , CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 6 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next  CH space CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.


Round 5: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 7 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next  CH space , CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 8 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next  CH space CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

Round 6: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 9 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next CH  space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 10 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next CH  space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

Round 7:  Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 11 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next CH  space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 12 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next CH  space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.
 
Round 8: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 13 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next CH 2 space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 14 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next CH space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

You will continue making the afghan until you get the size you are looking for.  




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