Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant - Written Instructions






















Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant


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






Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet




Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant
Video Tutorial: Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant Left Hand


Skill Level - Easy



Size - Approximately 14 inches

Abbreviations

DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double 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, Work 10 HDC through the chain. We will be working the continual round.
Round 2: Work 1 SC, 1 HDC in the same stitch, Work 2 HDC in each stitch around. (20 HDC total)
Round 3: Work 1 HDC in the next stitch, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. (30 HDC total)
Round 4:  Work 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. (40 HDC total)
Round 5-12: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.


Slip stitch in the next stitch or skip a stitch and slip stitch.  You may have a slight raised bump from working the continual round.  You can work a decorative edging to cover the final round.  I recommend the reverse single crochet.


Ear
Chain 5 Join 
Round 1: Ch 1, Work 10 HDC through the chain, join.
Round 2: Chain 1, 2 HDC in each of the next 8 stitches. - 16 HDC total
Work a Reverse Single Crochet edging to the opposite side.


Sew the ears on between rounds 3-5. 









Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square













Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square



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




Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963


Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet



Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


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



(   ) - Parenthesis - I use the parenthesis for information and as a summary at the end of each round/row to provide how many stitches are worked in each round. They are not further instructions.

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



How to work the stitches


Cluster - Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook through the space, wrap the yarn over, pull through two stitch, leave the remaining two on your hook, Wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through two, there are three loops on your hook.  Wrap the yarn over, pull through all three loops.


Popcorn - Work 5 double crochet in the same stitch. Work a slip stitch in the first stitch, working to the back of the 5 stitches, pushing the stitches to the front creating a raised effect.

Start by attaching a slip knot to the crochet hook.

Work a chain 4, join with the beginning chain.
Round 1: Work a chain 4,(the chain 4 will count as the first double crochet chain 1) *DC, CH 1, complete 7 times total from *. Join with the beginning stitch. ( 8 double crochet with a chain 1 between each stitch) Cut the yarn and change color. 


Round 2: Attach the new color of yarn to the hook. Work a slip stitch in to any chain 1 space between the double crochet.   Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, it is the step up to the next round.  *Work a cluster(see above) chain 2, work a second cluster in the same space, chain 1, continue 8 times total from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (There will be 2 cluster in each space, CH 2  for a total of 16 cluster with chain 2 between each cluster) Cut the yarn and change color.


Round 3: Attach the new color of yarn to the hook.  Attach to any chain 2 space. Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, it is the step up to the next round. *Work a popcorn stitch in the same stitch(See popcorn description above), chain 2, continue around from * for a total of 16 times, join with the beginning popcorn stitch.  Cut the yarn and change color.


Round 4: Attach a new color in the chain 2 space. Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, it is the step up to the next round.  * Work 3 DC in the same space, CH 1, Work 3 DC in the next space, CH 1, Work 3 DC in the next space, CH 1.   This next space will be an increase, work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 1, Complete 4 times total from * , join with the beginning stitch.


Sew in all the tails.    





Crochet Freedom Scarf




This chart is the same as the video tutorial and written instructions.

This chart is a variation


Crochet Freedom Scarf

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




Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet



Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Freedom Scarf

Skill Level - Easy

Multiple - 4

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

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

Work a chain of 26
Row 1: Skip the first chain work a double crochet in the next stitch. *Skip a chain, work 3 double crochet in the next chain.  Skip 1 chain, work 1 DC in the next chain. Continue across from *. Turn 

Row 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch.  It is the step up to the next row.  Work 2 Double Crochet in the first stitch, Work 1 DC in the second stitch of next 3 stitches. *Work 3 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in the second stitch of next 3 stitches. Continue across from *.  Work 2 DC in the last stitch. Turn.

Row 3: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch.  It is the step up to the next row.  Work 1 DC in the same stitch, work 3 DC in the next stitch, *Work 1 DC in the second stitch(center) of next 3 stitches.  Work 3 DC in the next stitch. Continue across from *. Work 1 DC in the last stitch.

You will continue for the length repeating rows 2 and 3.

Beginner Crochet Stitches and Techniques

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