Thursday, March 29, 2012

Small Triple Crochet Square





Crochet Long Beads


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: 
Small Triple Crochet Square

Video Tutorial: 
Small Triple Crochet Square Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy



Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch



Materials
Size I - 5.5mm crochet hook
3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle




Chain 3, join


Round 1: Work a chain 5, This will count as the first triple crochet, chain 1. TC through center of chain, chain 1, TC through center of chain.  *CH 2, TC, CH 1, TC, CH 1, TC, complete 3 times total from *, CH 2, join with the 4th chain.


Round 2: Work 1 SC in each TC and CH 1 space, Work 3 TC in the CH 2 space.  See diagram for details.  (32 single crochet total)





How to make a Long Crochet Bead






Crochet Long Beads


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: How to make a long Crochet Bead


Video Tutorial: How to make a long Crochet Bead Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Easy



Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch



Materials
Size B mm crochet hook
3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Fiberfill or Stuffing

Chain 3, join.


Round 1: Work 6 SC through the loop, do not join. Work in the continual round. ( 6 single crochet total)


Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (12 single crochet total)


Round 3-14: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 single crochet total)


Round 15: *Slip stitch in next stitch, skip a stitch, continue around.  You will want to fill the center before it closes to tight. Sew the top shut, knot, secure and sew in the tail.







Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How to make Crochet Round Beads








Crochet Round Beads


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: How to Make Crochet Round Beads


Video Tutorial: Crochet Round Beads Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Easy



Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch



Materials
Size B mm crochet hook
3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Fiberfill or Stuffing

Chain 3, join.


Round 1: Work 9 SC through the loop, do not join. Work in the continual round. ( 9 single crochet total)


Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total)


Round 3-7: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total)


Round 8: *Slip stitch in next stitch, skip a stitch, continue around.  You will want to fill the center before it closes to tight. Sew the top shut, knot, secure and sew in the tail.







Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Crochet Cable Cuff Cap Cedar




Crochet Cable Cuff Cap Cedar


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:   Crochet Cable Cuff Cap Cedar

Video Tutorial: Crochet Cable Cuff Cap Cedar Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Advanced Beginner



Abbreviations
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet 
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch



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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions



Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Front Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the right of the post, between the stitches, around the back and through the opposite side between the stitches on the left side of the post. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.


Left Hand Version - Front Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the left of the post, between the stitches, around the back and through the opposite side between the stitches on the right side of the post.. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.



Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC)


Back Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the right  back of the post, between the stitches, around the front and through the opposite side between the stitches on the left side of the post. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.



Left Hand Version- Back Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the left back of the post, between the stitches, around the front and through the opposite side between the stitches on the right side of the post. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.


 Chain 1 at beginning of round  -  The chain 1 is the step up to the next round and will be done on each round.  When you work the post stitch of the first stitch, work around the chain 1 and post together. They will blend in. 


Chain 5, join


Round 1: Chain 1, Work 12 DC through the chain, join. (12 double crochet total)


Round 2: Chain 1, Work 2 DC in each stitch around, join. (24 double crochet total)


Round 3: Chain 1, *2 FPDC next stitch(increase) , 1 BPDC next stitch, continue around from *, join with the first stitch. (36 post stitches total)


Round 4: Chain 1, *1 FPDC  in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 BPDC next stitch(increase),  continue around from *, join with the first stitch. (48 post stitches total)


Round 5: Chain 1, *1 FPDC next stitch, 2 FPDC next stitch(increase) , 1 BPDC next stitch,  2 BPDC next stitch(increase),  continue around from *, join with the first stitch. (72 post stitches total)


Round 6: Chain 1, *1 FPDC in each of next 3 stitches,  1 BPDC in each of next 3 stitches, continue around from *, join with the first stitch. (72 post stitches total)

Round 7: Chain 1, *2 FPDC next stitch(increase), 1 FPDC  in each of the next 2 stitches,
1 BPDC in each of the next 3 stitches, continue around from *, join with the first stitch.  (84post stitches total)


Round 8-25: Chain 1, *Work 1 FPDC  in each of the next 4 stitches, work 1 BPDC in each of the next 3 stitches, continue around from *, join with the first stitch.   (84post stitches total)


Optional Cuff


Round 26: Work 1 round of double crochet in the front loop only.  join with the beginning stitch.


Round 27-32:  Chain 1, *Work 1 BPDC  in each of the next 4 stitches, work 1 FPDC in each of the next 3 stitches, continue around from *, join with the first stitch.   (84post stitches total)


Knot, secure and sew all the tails between the stitches.











Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beginner Crochet Stitches - For the Newbies

This is two playlists for the beginner crocheters, right and left hand.  Please feel welcome to share and embed these playlists on your blogs/sites so they can be easily found.

Beginner Crochet Right Hand


Left Hand Beginner Crochet



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


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

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cashmere Yarn

Have any of you ever worked with cashmere yarn?  How did you like the results and what did you make? 


The big question, was it expensive?  I know when I think about cashmere, price is something I would keep in mind.  Where would a person find cashmere yarn?


I have never worked with cashmere yarn.   Am I missing a good yarn?  Please share your thoughts.



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


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

Beginner Crochet Stitches and Techniques

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