Saturday, September 29, 2012

Crochet Baby Sandal




Crochet Baby Sandal

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:   Crochet Baby Sandal


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Baby Sandal Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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

FSC - Foundation Single Crochet

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



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


The chain one at the beginning of each round is optional and does not have to be worked with the single crochet. Working the chain one will create additional bulk and a seam.

Sole - Make 4
Round 1: Work 7 Foundation Single Crochet or start with a chain of 8, work 1 SC in each chain across for a total of 7.  Work 4 Single crochet in the last stitch, work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, work 4 SC in the last stitch, join with the beginning stitch. ( 20 single crochet total)

Round 2:  CH 1, Work 2 SC in the same stitch, work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches. Working the rounded section,  2SC in next, 1SC in next, 2SC in next, 1SC in next, 2SC in next, work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches. Working the rounded section, in each of the next 4 stitches work,  2SC in next, 1SC in next, 2SCin next , 1SC in next, join with the beginning stitch. 
( 26 single crochet total)

Round 3: Work 1 SC in the same stitch, 2 SC in the next. Work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches.  2SC in next, 1SC in next, 2SC in next, 1 in ea of the next 2, 2SC in next, 1 SC, 2SC,  Work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC, in ea of the next 2,  2SC in next,    join.  ( 34 single crochet total)

Round 4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around, join. ( 34 single crochet total)  Cut the yarn, pull through and secure.

Sandwich two of sole together and sew together.

Back Heel - Find the center back of the sandal,  count back 5 from the center, work 1 SC across 10, turn, work another row of 1 SC in each stitch.  There will be two rows of 10 single crochet.  Cut the yarn, pull through and secure.

Tie
Chain 60

Ankle Strap - Chain 7 join.
Round 1: Work 7 SC through the chain, do not join.  Work the continual round.  This is where you work the first stitch right through the top of the next stitch and continue crocheting.
Round 2-23: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.
If you are using the tie, you will pull it through at this time.
Slip stitch the back 4 stitches together, securing both sides.
Cut the yarn and secure.

The Ankle Strap will be sewn to the Back Heel section.

Front Toe Strap - Chain 6 join.
Round 1: Work 6SC through the chain, do not join.  Work the continual round.  This is where you work the first stitch right through the top of the next stitch and continue crocheting.
Round 2 - 11: Work 1 SC in each stitch around, SL ST to join.
Cut the yarn, pull through. Cut off an extra length for sewing.  

Count back 5 stitches from the front center of the sole and sew the strap on each side.  There will be 10 SC separating each side.

At the center, attach the  toe strap to the ankle strap attaching across 3-4 stitches.  Knot, secure and sew in the tail.

Knot, secure and sew in any remaining tails.






Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crochet Manatee Bart




Crochet Manatee

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  
Crochet Manatee

Video Tutorial: Crochet Manatee Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate

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


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






Chain 3 Join.
Round 1: Work 9 HDC through the chain, 3 SC through the chain, join.
You will want a yarn marker to identify the first stitch on each round.
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around, ( 12 single crochet total)
Round 3: Working in the loop behind the stitch, work  SC in each loop around.  This will create a lip around the snout.  You don't have to create it this way and can work regular single crochet.
Working in the continual round.
Round 4: 1SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1 SC in each of next 5,  ( 15 single crochet total)
Round 5: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 15 single crochet total)
Round 6:  1 SC in each of the next 5, work 2 SC in each of the next 10 stitches ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 7-9: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 10: Work 1 SC in each of the next 8 stitches, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, work 1SC in each of the next 9 stitches.
Round 11-20: work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 29 single crochet total)

This is a good time to work on the eyes and snout while we still have access to the inside.
Eyes Chain 3, join, sew to attach.

Round 21:  Work 1 SC in each of the next 10 stitches,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC, work 1 SC in each of the next 8 stitches.  ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 22: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 23: Work 1 SC in each of the next 7 stitches,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC, Work 1 SC in each of the next 7 stitches.  ( 21 single crochet total)
Round 24:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  ( 21 single crochet total)
You will want to stuff with filling before closing up to tight.
Round 25: Work *SC DEC, 1SC, work 7 times total from * ( 14 single crochet total)
Round 26:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around. ( 14 single crochet total)
Round 27: Work * 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, 1 SC DEC, repeat two times total from * ( 12 single crochet total)
Start of the back tail fin
Round 28: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 12 single crochet total)
Round 29: *Work 2 SC in next stitch(single crochet increase), work 1 SC, work six times total from*.   (18 single crochet total)
Round 30-35:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around.   (18 single crochet total)
Cut the yarn, extra length, pull through and secure.  Sew the two edges together. 
Optional:  Upon completion, there are points on each side of the fin.  I secured a knot and pulled the corners down to give them a rounded shape.

Side Fin-Make 2:  Attach to the side approximately 12 rounds back from the snout, close to the bottom.
We are working right over the single crochet
Round 1: work 3 single crochet over 3 stitches, turn, work 3 single crochet over 3 for a total of 6
Round 2: *Work 2 SC in same stitch, work 1 SC, complete 3 times total from *. (9 single crochet total)
Round 3-11: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  (9 single crochet total)












Tuesday, September 4, 2012

How to Make a Crochet Snowflake #8




Crochet Snowflake #8

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Snowflake #8


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Snowflake #8 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
3 crochet cotton
Tapestry Needle


Extended Single Crochet - This is a single crochet worked loosely around previous rounds.  You put your hook below the chain 3 loop on round .



Work a chain 10, join. 
Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC through the chain 10, Chain 3, work a total of 6 times from *. Slip stitch across DC to the next chain 2 space.

Round 2:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC, work a chain 5, Chain 3, work a total of 6 times from *. Slip stitch across DC to the next chain 2 space.


Round 3:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *4DC, CH 4 SL ST, CH 6 SL ST, CH 4 SL ST, 4DC, work a chain 7, work an extended single crochet around the chain 5 and chain 3.


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/tjw1963

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









Monday, September 3, 2012

Crochet Earring Khloe




Crochet Earring Khloe

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Earring Khloe


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Earring Khloe 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
3 crochet cotton
Tapestry Needle

Earring Findings
Jump rings
Needle Nose Pliers

Extended Single Crochet - This is a single crochet worked loosely around previous rounds.  You put your hook below the chain 3 loop on round .



Work a chain 10, join. 
Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC through the chain 10, Chain 3, work a total of 6 times from *. Slip stitch across DC to the next chain 2 space.

Round 2:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC, work a chain 5, Chain 3, work a total of 6 times from *. Slip stitch across DC to the next chain 2 space.


Round 3:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC, work a chain 7, work an extended single crochet around the chain 5 and chain 3.

NOTE:  You will twist the jump rings sideways, insert the crochet earring and twist sideways to close back up.


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/tjw1963

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






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