Monday, February 14, 2011

Crochet Earring Sandi



Crochet Earring Sandi

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 Earring Sandi

Video Tutorial: Crochet Earring Sandi Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size 1 Steel crochet hook
10 Crochet Cotton
Tapestry Needle

Earring Findings

Work a chain of 30, join with the beginning chain.  Make sure you keep the chain straight so it is not all twisted before you join.



Round 1: Work 45 SC around the chain. A random amount will work as well.


Round 2: Chain 1, *SC in the same stitch. Chain 4, work 3 DC in the single crochet, skip 2 stitches, work a single crochet in the next stitch, continue around from *, when you get around to the beginning, join with the beginning stitch.



Now you will thread a small needle that will fit through the earring finding and loop through a couple of times.  It does not have to be a lot.  Knot, secure and sew in all the tails.

Baby Crochet Cap with Earflap Option - The Hat






































Baby Crochet Cap with Earflap Option

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: Baby Crochet Cap with Earflap Option - The Hat

Video Tutorial: Baby Crochet Cap with Earflap Option - The EarFlap

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Baby Crochet Cap with Earflap Option - The Hat

Skill Level - Easy



Size Estimate - 14-16 inch 36-41CM head

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

HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease

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



Half Double Crochet Decrease:  Wrap the yarn over your hook insert it through the first stitch and pull through,  leaving all loop on the hook, wrap the yarn over your hook, insert it through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through,  wrap the yarn over you hook, and pull through all the loops on your hook.  This completes the half double crochet decrease.


Written By Teresa Richardson


CH 3
Round 1: Ch 2, 11 HDC in loop, do not join. (12 HDC)



Round 2: 2 HDC in-between each HDC; (24 HDC) mark beginning stitch with marker.


Round 3: 1 HDC in-between next st, 2 HDC(HDC INC) in-between next st; (36 HDC)


Round 4: 1 HDC in-between ea HDC around to beg marker.


Round 5: 1 HDC in-between each of the next 2 st's, 2 HDC in next space; continue around to beg marker. (48 HDC total)


Round 6-21: HDC in-between each HDC around to desired length of cap.

Earflap:  
Row 1: Work 1 HDC in each of the next 8 stitches (8 stitches)
Row 2: Ch1, Work 1 HDC in each stitch across (8 stitches)
Row 3: Ch 1, work a HDC Decrease(see details above) in the first two stitches, work 1 HDC in each of the next 4 stitches, work a HDC Decrease in the last two stitches  (6 stitches) 
Row 4-5:  Ch 1 work 1 HDC in each of the next 6 stitches (6 stitches) 
Row 6:  Work 3 half double crochet decrease (3 stitches)

Skip 12-14 stitches for the back of the cap to place the second earflap.

Work a single crochet edging around.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crochet Loopy Granny Square and Flower




Loopy Granny Square and Flower

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Crochet Video Tutorial:



Size G crochet Hook
4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn

Loopy Flower

Chain 6, join

Round 1: CH 1, 16 SC in loop, join

Round 2: CH 3, 3 DC in same SP, CH 3, SL ST in same SP. SL ST over next 2 spaces. Continue around for 8 petals.

Round 3: CH 1, SC in same SP, CH 5, SK 2 Petals, SC in next SC; Continue around.
SL ST in BEG SC. (4 - CH 5 Loops)

Round 4: CH 4, 5 TC in loop, CH 4, SL ST in loop, repeat twice in each loop. SL ST to next loop. (8 Petals)

Loopy Granny Square

Round 5: Attach new color. * SC around the post of SC on the flower, CH 7, Repeat 4 times total from *. Join in beg SC. (There will be 4, chain 7 loops)

Round 6: SL ST in CH LP CH 3, 4 DC, CH 2, 5 DC in same loop. *5 DC, CH 2 5 DC, Repeat 3 time total from *, join

Round 7: SL ST back 1 stitch, CH 2 for the beginning HDC, QC in the next st. HDC, In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. QC, HDC, QC in ea of the next 4 Sts. *2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC in the next CH 2 SP (corner). In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. HDC in the next st, QC in the next st, 10 stitches total. Repeat from * 3 times total. In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. HDC, QC, HDC, QC in ea of the next 4 sts, join.

Round 8: CH 2 for the beginning HDC, QC in the next st. HDC, In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. QC, HDC, QC in ea of the next 6 Sts. *2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC in the next CH 2 SP (corner). In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. HDC in the next st, QC in the next st, 14 stitches total. Repeat from * 3 times total. In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. HDC, QC, HDC, QC in ea of the next 6 sts, join.

Round 9: CH 1, *SC in ea ST around. 3 SC in corner CH 2 SP. Continue around from *, join. This is just an edging of single crochet stitches.










Crochet Hearts for Valentines Day

Valentines Day is a few days away!  Here are a few simple crochet projects that can be made up quick.  You will find a video tutorial and link to the written instructions.
Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Medium - Written Instructions
 Written Instructions - http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2010/02/crochet-valentine-puffy-heart-medium.html

Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small
Written Instructions http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2010/01/crochet-valentine-puffy-heart-small.html


Crochet Magic Heart Potholder
Written Instructions: http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2008/10/crochet-magic-heart-potholder.html


Easy Crochet Heart
Written Instructions http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2009/01/easy-crochet-heart.html



You Make My Heart - Filet Crochet Charts
Charts http://stylish-crochet.blogspot.com/2008/05/blog-post_30.html



How to make a Larger Crochet Heart
Written Instructions http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2008/04/blog-post_17.html


How to Make a Solid Crochet Heart
Written Instructions http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2008/01/solid-heart.html



 Easy Crochet Heart - Valentine
 Written Instructions http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2011/02/easy-crochet-heart-valentine.html

Monday, February 7, 2011

Easy Crochet Heart - Valentine















Easy Crochet Heart - Valentine


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:  Easy Crochet Heart - Valentine

Video Tutorial:  Easy Crochet Heart - Valentine Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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

SC - Single Crochet

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

Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.



Chain 4


Row 1: Work 4 double crochet in the first chain, turn

Row 2: Chain 3, work 3 DC in the next stitch,  1 DC in the next ST, work 2 DC in the next stitch, work a DC in the beginning chain.
  There will be a total of 7 double crochet. Turn.



Row 3: Skip the first DC, work 7 DC in the next stitch. Skip one double crochet, work a SL ST in the next. Skip the next double crochet, work 7 double crochet in the next stitch. Work a slip stitch in the beginning chain. Cut the yarn, pull it through the last stitch to secure and give it a tug.


Edging:  Attach a new color yarn, chain 1, work a single crochet around the heart. Since we are working in the side of the stitches, find the best place you can to work your stitch between the various strands of yarn.  When you get to the valley between the top of the heart, curved section,  skip one stitch, work a slip stitch between, skip one stitch, continue with single crochet.  When you get to the point, work 3 single crochet. To finish the round, join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn, secure and sew in all tails.


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