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Single Crochet

Finding a Multiple - Increasing a Crochet Round

This is going to explain how you come up with a multiple, your own combination of stitches, when you are making a round. In each round, there is a set number of stitches.  I am using 30 with this example. 

When you increase a round, you take the amount of stitches and divide the amount to find increase points.You will want to increase evenly around.  Since you have 30 stitches, you will take 30 divide it by 5, this give you 6. When you are finished, you will have completed 35 stitches, 5 times on that round.

If you find that you want more increases, you divide 30 by 6, this will give you 5.  What this means is the last number you get, you work the increase in that stitch.   You work 1 stitch in each of the next 4, work an increase in the 5th.  You will do that 6 times. On completion, the round will have 36 stitches.  

If you need more increase stitches than 5 or 6, you can take 30, divide it by 2, this will give you 15.  This means that you work one stitch, work an increase i…

Stripe Crochet Beanie Cap Hat

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Skill Level: Easy Beginner

Stripe Crochet Beanie
Abbreviations
MC = Magic Loop
SC = Single Crochet
CH = Chain
ST = Stitch

Size I crochet hook 
4-ply worsted weight yarn

NOTE: The easiest way to adjust the size of a hat is the use a larger or smaller crochet hook.

Gauge:
16 Rows - 4 inches
12 stitches 4 inches


Keep in mind this is an estimate and your results may differ

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Stripe Crochet Beanie Cap
Video Tutorial: Left Hand Stripe Crochet Beanie Cap

MC - Magic Circle
You can also Chain 4 and join if you are not familiar with the magic circle

Round 1: CH 1, 10 SC in your magic circle or chain. Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (10 SC Total)

Round 2: CH 1, 2 SC in each ST around. Join by adding the new color through your first SC and last SC. (20 SC Total)

Round 3: Ch 1, *1 SC in ea of the next 2 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, you will be increase every 3 stitches for a total of 27 stitches. Join by adding th…

Appreciating Hand Made Crochet - Crochet Pricing Recommendations

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How do you determine what you will charge for a crochet piece?

How much should we charge when selling crochet work? The formula I went by was double the cost of your materials plus half. I never the thought that was enough, so used the formula as a starting point only.

Crochet is under appreciated with the time that it takes to make larger projects. It can take several weeks or longer to make a large afghan. The same is true when making doily's. Intricate lace can take days and weeks to complete depending on the size.  

Crochet lace doily's have always been my favorite to crochet. When I would sell my work at craft events, people would tell me that it was so expensive. Many of the doily's may take two days or more to complete a doily! I wondered how many of them would go to work for $15 or $25 over two days. $15-$25 was an average price that I asked for each doily. To me the doily's were under-priced! There were always some that would pay the price I was asking. 

Re…

Every Which Way Crochet Scarf - Afghan - Blanket

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Every Which Way Crochet Scarf - Afghan - Blanket

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Every Which Way Crochet Scarf - Afghan - Blanket

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Every Which Way Crochet Scarf - Afghan - Blanket

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
CHS - Chains
STS - Stitches
EA - Each


Multiple - 8

Materials
Size K/6.50 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Cluster Stitch
Wrap the yarn over your hook, put your hook through the stitch, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull the yarn through, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through 2 loops.  Leave the 2 remaining loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, put the hook through the same stitch, wrap the yarn over pull it through, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through all 3 loops to complete the cluster.


Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.
Work a chain of 28 or work 27 of the Foundation Single Crochet

Row 1:  Work a chain 1, SC in the same stitch and each of…

How to make the Darling Crochet Shell Cap

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Darling Crochet Shell Cap

Written by Teresa Richardson


Video TutorialDarling Crochet Shell Cap

Video TutorialLeft Hand Darling Crochet Shell Cap


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

Child Size Cap
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 H/5 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 ro…

How to make the Afghan Tunisian Crochet Stitch - Entrelac