Advertise With Us

https://www.google.com/adsense/direct#storefront/s=crochetgeek.com&w=ca-pub-3305450597467445

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Crochet Puff Stitch Cap with Ear Flaps




 













Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Puff Stitch Cap with Ear Flaps

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Puff Stitch Cap with Ear Flaps

Skill Level - Easy

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

PS - Puff Stitch

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Size - 18 inches/46 centimeters


Stitch Instructions and Definitions



Puff Stitch 7 Loops :
  1. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook below the chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw through. There will be 3 loops on the hook.
  2. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook below the chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw through. There will be 5 loops on the hook.
  3. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook below the chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw through. There will be 7 loops on the hook.
  4. Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull the yarn through all 7 loops.
  5. Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through(chain) to secure puff stitches at the top.

Chain 4, join with the beginning chain.


Round 1: Chain, pull up, *work 8 puff stitch around, join with the beginning puff stitch. Slip stitch in to the space between the puff stitch. 


Round 2: Chain, pull up, *  Work 2 puff stitch in each space around, join with the beginning puff stitch. Slip stitch in to the space between the puff stitch.(16 puff stitch total)


Round 3: Chain, pull up,   Work 1 PS in the space, *Work 2 puff stitch in the next space, work 1 PS in the next space. Continue around from * join with the beginning puff stitch. Slip stitch in to the space between the puff stitch. (24 puff stitch total)

Round 4:  Chain, pull up, *1 PS in each space around, join with the beginning puff stitch. (24 puff stitch total)

Round 5: 1 PS in each of the next 2 spaces, 2 PS in the next space. Join with the beginning puff stitch. (32 puff stitch total)


Round 6: 1 PS in each space around. Join with the beginning stitch.  (32 puff stitch total)

Round 7-14:  1 PS in each space around. Join with the beginning stitch.  (32 puff stitch total)

EarFlaps
Row 1: Slip Stitch in to the space, work 1 puff stitch in 5 spaces.
Row 2: CH 3 turn, work 1 PS in each of the next 4 spaces, HDC in the last puff stitch.
Row 3: CH 1, Work 5 PS, HDC in last stitch.
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Work 1 PS in each of the next 3 spaces.


Work 1 SC in the PS, 1 SC in the space, continue around and join with the beginning stitch.  You can continue with additional rounds of single crochet. 


Reverse Single Crochet:  Once the rounds of single crochet are finished, I work a round of the reverse single crochet

Tie: 
Using a size I/5.5mm crochet hook 
Cut 3 strands of yarn approximately 42" inches/106CM
Attach the strands of yarn to the cap. Approximately 21 chains.







Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Baby Puff Stitch Crochet Hat






















Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Baby Puff Stitch Crochet Hat

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Baby Puff Stitch Crochet Hat

Video Tutorial: Reverse Single Crochet

Skill Level - Easy

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

PS - Puff Stitch

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


Size - 14 inches/36 centimeters


Stitch Instructions and Definitions



Puff Stitch 7 Loops :
  1. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook below the chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw through. There will be 3 loops on the hook.
  2. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook below the chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw through. There will be 5 loops on the hook.
  3. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook below the chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw through. There will be 7 loops on the hook.
  4. Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull the yarn through all 7 loops.
  5. Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through(chain) to secure puff stitches at the top.

Chain 4, join with the beginning chain.


Round 1: Chain, pull up, *work 8 puff stitch around, join with the beginning puff stitch. Slip stitch in to the space between the puff stitch. 


Round 2: Chain, pull up, *  Work 2 puff stitch in each space around, join with the beginning puff stitch. Slip stitch in to the space between the puff stitch.(16 puff stitch total)


Round 3: Chain, pull up,   Work 1 PS in the space, *Work 2 puff stitch in the next space, work 1 PS in the next space. Continue around from * join with the beginning puff stitch. Slip stitch in to the space between the puff stitch. (24 puff stitch total)

Round 4-11:  Chain, pull up, *1 PS in each space around, join with the beginning puff stitch. (24 puff stitch total)


Round 12: Work 1 SC in the PS, 1 SC in the space, continue around and join with the beginning stitch.  You can continue with additional rounds of single crochet. 


Reverse Single Crochet:  Once the rounds of single crochet are finished, I work a round of the reverse single crochet







Friday, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Amigurumi Crochet LadyBug Princess
















Crochet LadyBug Princess

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Amigurumi LadyBug Princess

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Amigurumi Crochet LadyBug Princess

Skill Level - Intermediate

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

ST - Stitch

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 Main Colors
Tapestry Needle

Yarn Marker - A piece of scrap yarn will work to mark rounds

You can use different size crochet hooks and yarn with this project.  If the hook/yarn is smaller, it will make a smaller finished piece. If the hook/yarn is larger, it will make a larger finished piece.


The chain can be replaced with the magic circle, if you familiar with the technique.


LadyBug Shell Top

Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook. Chain 3, join
Round 1: Work 12 SC through the center of the chain. Do not join. The rest of this section will be worked with the continual round. Attach a yarn marker to mark the first stitch.

Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around.  (24 single crochet total)
Round 3-4: 1 SC in each stitch around. (24 single crochet total)
Round 5: *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next ST. Continue around from * 8 times total. (32 single crochet total)
Round 6: 1 SC in EA ST around.  (32 single crochet total)
Round 7: *1 SC in EA of the next 7 ST. 2 SC in the next ST. Continue around from * 4 times total.   (36 single crochet total)
Round 8-10: 1 SC in EA stitch around.  (36 single crochet total)

LadyBug Bottom
Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook. Chain 3, Join.
Round 1: Work 12 SC through the chain.  Do not join. The rest of this section will be worked with the continual round. Attach a yarn marker to mark the first stitch.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around.  (24 single crochet total)
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  (24 single crochet total)
Round 4: *1 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next, continue around from *. (30 single crochet total)
Round 5:  *1 SC in ea of the next 4 stitches, 2 SC in the next, continue around from *. (36 single crochet total)
Round 6: 1 SC in each stitch around, skip 1 stitch, slip stitch in the next to even off the round.  (36 single crochet total)

Legs
Chain 6, work 1 SC in each of the next 2 chains. Work 3 HDC in each of the next 3 chains. SL ST at the base of the HDC. Cut a long length of yarn, pull the tail through to secure.  This yarn will be used to attach the legs to the shell.


Head
CH 5.
Round 1: 1 SC in each of the 4 chains, 2 SC in the same chain, 1 SC in each of the next 2, 2 SC in the same chain as the first SC. Do not join and work in a continual round. (10 Stitches total)
Round 2:  2 SC in the same stitch, 1 SC in ea of the next 2,  2 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches, 1 SC in ea of the next 2, 2 SC in ea of the next 2 stitches. (16 stitches total)
Round 3: 1 SC in ea of next 6 stitches, 2 SC in ea of next 2 stitches, 1 SC in ea of next 6, 2 SC in ea of next 2. (20 stitches total)
Round 4-6: 1 SC in each stitch around.  (20 stitches total)

Eyes - Chain 3, join. With a contrasting color, work a French Knot in the center of the eye.  Sew a knot to secure on the inside of the head.  


Dots - Chain 3, join. Cut an extra long length of yarn. Pull both tails to the inside.  Knot the two tails. Take the long tail and secure the dot. Work some French Knots for different size dots.


Mouth and Shell Line:  Work an embroidery chain.  I found that pulling 4 ply yarn apart and using 2 strands made a thinner line.  Knot the tails on the inside of the head.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Beginner Crochet Stitches and Techniques

Total Pageviews

Category

abbreviations (1) afghan (59) afghan stitch (1) amigurumi (25) Angel (1) Angry Bird Toy (1) applique (18) Art (1) Baby (3) Baby Dress (3) Baby hat (1) Baby Slipper (1) Ballet Bun Cover (1) Basketweave (2) Beads (2) Beanie (3) bear (1) Bear Ear Hat (1) Berry (1) Bingo Bag (1) blanket (59) blanket stitch (1) Bloopers (2) Bootie (2) booties (1) Bow (1) brim (1) BroomStick Lace (1) Bruges Lace (1) Butterfly (2) Candy Cane (1) cap (54) Case (1) coaster (1) community (1) Crochet (2) Crochet Geek (1) crochet stitches (1) cross (1) Cupcake (1) Designing (1) discussion (1) Doily (2) Double Crochet (1) dream catcher (1) Earflaps (1) earring (1) Flower (44) Flowers (1) Foundation Stitch (1) free pdf (1) frustration (1) Galaxy (1) Galaxy Stitch (1) gel grips (1) giveaway (1) Google+ (1) Granny Square (84) Hat (62) Hats (1) Heart (5) Hexagon (1) Hook (1) Infinity Scarf (1) Itunes (1) Knit (1) knotless single crochet (1) lace (1) leaf (1) Log Cabin Square (1) mittens (2) mobile (1) motif (26) Multiples (2) necklace (1) Octopus (1) ornament (1) peep (1) picot (1) pineapple (1) Popcorn (1) potholder (1) puff stitch (1) pumpkin cap (1) repair (1) Ripple (1) Sandal (1) Scarf (4) Shamrock (1) shell (1) Singing (1) Single Crochet (1) skeleton (1) Slipper (1) slouch cap (1) snood (1) Snowflake (3) square (75) Star (2) stitches (1) Strawberry (1) Swiffer Sweeper Cover (1) symbol chart (1) symbols (1) Tapestry Needles (1) tassel (1) Thank you (1) Thread (1) thumbless mittens (1) tip (1) tips (7) trinity stitch (1) trivet (1) tunisian (2) video (1) Waffle Stitch (1) yarn (1) yarn balls (1) YouTube (1) Zig Zag (1) zombie (1)