Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How to make the Log Cabin Crochet Block






How to make the Log Cabin Crochet Block

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Log Cabin Crochet Block


Video Tutorial:  Log Cabin Crochet Block Left Hand 
Version

Skill Level - Easy



Note: You will be working in the side of some rows. Work the stitches evenly across the edge of the rows.  See diagram above.



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




Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch



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



Work a chain of 11 or 10 foundation single crochet
 Row 1: Work 1 SC in each chain across


Row 2-11: Work 1 SC in each stitch across turn
Cut the yarn and change color.


Row 12:  Attach the new color of yarn. Work 9 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 9 SC evenly across. Turn.
Row 13:  Work 10 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 10 SC evenly across. Turn.
Row 14:   Work 11 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 11 SC evenly across. Turn.
Row 15:   Work 12 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 12 SC evenly across. Turn.
Cut the yarn and change color.


Row 16:  Attach the new color of yarn the corner where you will be working over the edge of the rows on the opposite side. Work 13 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 13 SC evenly across. Turn.
Row 17:   Work 14 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 14 SC evenly across. Turn.
Row 18:   Work 15 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 15 SC evenly across. Turn.
Row 18:   Work 16 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 16 SC evenly across. Turn.
Cut the yarn and change color.


Row 19: Attach the new color of yarn the corner where you will be working over the edge of the rows on the opposite side.   Work 17 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 17 SC evenly across. Turn.
Row 20:   Work 18 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 18 SC evenly across. Turn.
Row 21:   Work 19 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 19 SC evenly across. Turn.
Row 22:   Work 20 SC evenly across, 3 SC in the corner, 20 SC evenly across. Turn.









Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Crochet Butterfly Fiona





Crochet Butterfly Fiona


How to make a crochet Butterfly

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 Butterfly Fiona


Video Tutorial: Crochet Butterfly Fiona Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


Abbreviations

DC - Double Crochet

SL ST - Slip Stitch
SC - Single Crochet


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

Optional: Chenille Wire stem for butterfly body
Optional: Magnet


Chain 5, join


Round 1: Chain 1 (won't count as a stitch), *2 DC through the chain, Chain 3, continue around from * 8 times total. Join with the beginning stitch. ( 8 sets of 2 DC, CH 3)


Round 2:  Work a slip stitch between the double crochet.  Work a chain 1, *SC between the DC. Working in the next chain 3 space, work 4 DC, CH 3, SL ST to DC, 4 DC in same space. Complete from * a total of 8 times.  Join with the beginning stitch.  ( 8 sets of 4 DC, CH 3 join, 4 DC, SC between DC)


Upon completion, you will fold and align the double crochet together so there are 4 sections on each side.  Sew together so they stay in place. Knot secure and sew in the tails.


Chenille Stem:  Approximately 8 inches.  Align around the butterfly.  Twist at the top and shape antenna. 


Magnet: Glue a magnet to the back for using on a refrigerator or magnetic board.






Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Crochet Doily Tranquility





Crochet Doily Tranquility




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 Doily Tranquility


Video Tutorial:   Crochet Doily Tranquility Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Intermediate/Advanced



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

SC - Single Crochet


Materials


Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Size 3 Steel Crochet hook
Sewing or Tapestry Need to sew in tails


NOTE: I will be using the chain 1 as a step up to the next round.  It will not count as as stitch.  This is a replacement for the chain 3 at the beginning of the round.  You can use the chain 3 if that is something you are more comfortable with.


Chain 8, join
Round 1:  CH 1, Work 24 Double Crochet through chain, join.  (24 double crochet total)


Round 2: Chain 1, *Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches, CH 1, continue around from*. (Total of 12 sets of DC with CH 1 between)


Round 3: CH 1, *SC in DC, (CH 4 SL ST, CH 4, SL ST, CH 4 SL ST in SC(picot) Work SC in next stitch, chain 2, continue around from *. (12 picot sets with the chain 4 loops) Cut thread, secure.


Round 4:  Attach thread to center chain 4. Ch 1, work a SC in same chain , *Chain 4, work a SC in the center CH 4 of next set of chain 4 loops, continue around to the beginning repeating from *,  join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet.


Round 5: CH 1, * 1 DC in SC, 7 DC through chain. Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch. (96 Double Crochet total)


Round 6: CH 1, Work a double crochet in each stitch around. (96 Double Crochet total)


Round 7:  CH 1, *Work a double crochet in each of the next 4 stitches, chain 3, work 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches. Continue around from *, join with the beginning DC.


Round 8:  Slip stitch over 1 stitch, Work 1 Single Crochet between the Double Crochet. There will be 2 DC  on each side of the single crochet, *CH 3, Work 2 DC in the next CH space.  Work 3, CH 4 loops, slip stitching in the top of the DC, work a double crochet in same space, CH 3, single crochet between the DC, repeat from *, work a slip stitch to join the last chain. Cut the thread.


You can repeat rounds 4-8.  


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