Monday, January 31, 2011

Slinky Crochet Flower




Slinky Crochet Flower

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Slinky Crochet Flower


Video Tutorial: Left Hand Slinky Crochet Flower

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet
QC - Quadruple Crochet

Materials
Yarn
Hook
Tapestry Needle

This flower curls right around like a curly cue. You can make it as full/long as you want to while using any combination of petals.

Make a chain of 31.

Row 1: work a single crochet in the second chain from the hook, chain 2, skip 1 chain, work a single crochet in the next chain. Continue across. This is not a project that has to be precise. If you end up with an extra chain at the end, go head and make the last chain 2 and single crochet right next to the last single crochet. With this chain amount you will have about 15 chain 2 loops.

There is a variety of ways to make the petals. You can make your petals all the same or make them all different.

Petal 1: CH 1, 4 HDC, CH 1 SL ST. All in the same chain loop.

Petal 2: CH 1, 6 HDC, CH 1 SL ST. All in the same chain loop.

Petal 3: CH 1, 5 DC, CH 1 SL ST. All in the same chain loop.

Petal 4: CH 2, 5 DC, CH 2 SL ST. All in the same chain loop.

Petal 5: CH 1, 3 DC, SC, 3 DC CH 1 SL ST. All in the same chain loop.

Petal 6: CH 2, 5 TC, CH 2 SL ST. All in the same chain loop.

Petal 7: CH 2, 3 TC, HDC, 3 TC, CH 2 SL ST. All in the same chain loop.

Upon completion, you will cut off a long tail. Wind the flower around and shape it how you want it to look. Weave the needle through the stitches and push it to the opposite side going through all layers of the flower. Repeat this several times for a secure flower. Knot the tail and hide it when all layers are secure.





Sunday, January 30, 2011

Crochet PotHolder with plastic Ring




Crochet PotHolder with plastic Ring

If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet PotHolder with plastic Ring

Video Tutorial: Crochet PotHolder with plastic Ring Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply Crochet Cotton
Tapestry Needle

Plastic Ring 1-1/8" - different sizes will work


Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.  Attach the yarn to the rinf with a slip stitch.



Work 24 single crochet around the ring.  Join with the beginning stitch.




Round 1: Working in the front loop only, CH 1, 1 HDC in ea of next 5 STS, in the next stitch work 1HDC , CH1, 1 HDC , work on the back side, back loop only, 1 HDC in ea of next 10 STS, in the next stitch work 1 HDC , CH1, 1 HDC , work 1 HDC in ea of next 5 STS, join with the beginning stitch.


Round 2:  CH 1, 1 HDC in ea of next 6 STS, in the next CH SP work 1 HDC CH1, 1 HDC , 1 HDC in ea of next 12 STS, in the next stitch work 1 HDC , CH1, 1 HDC, 1 HDC in ea of next 6 STS, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 3:  CH 1, 1 HDC in ea of next 7 STS, in the next chain space work 1 HDC , CH1,1 HDC , 1 HDC in ea of next 14 STS, in the next stitch work 1 HDC , CH1, 1 HDC , 1 HDC in ea of next 7 STS join with the beginning stitch.

Round 4:  CH 1, 1 HDC in ea of next 8 STS, in the next chain space work 1 HDC, CH1, 1 HDC1 HDC in ea of next 16 STS, in the next stitch work 1HDC, CH1, 1 HDC, 1 HDC in ea of next 8 STS join with the beginning stitch.

Round 5:  CH 1, 1 HDC in ea of next 9 STS, in the next chain space work 1 HDC , CH1, 1 HDC 1 HDC in ea of next 18 STS, in the next stitch work 1 HDC , CH1, 1 HDC , 1 HDC in ea of next 9 STS join with the beginning stitch.

Round 6:  CH 1, 1 HDC in ea of next 10 STS, in the next chain space work 1HDC  , CH11 HDC , work on the back side, back loop only, 1 HDC in ea of next 20 STS, in the next stitch work 1 HDC , CH1, 1 HDC, 1 HDC in ea of next 10 STS join with the beginning stitch.

You will continue increasing the potholder in size.  There will be 4 additional HDC on each round.


When you have completed the size, you will want to join the two sides together.

Last Row:
CH 1, Work the HDC through the front and the back HDC to join. Continue across with each stitch.  When the stitches are complete, cut, secure the yarn, and sew in the tail.

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