Sunday, October 21, 2012

Crochet Zombie Skeletor Hat




Crochet Zombie Skeletor Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Zombie Skeletor


Video Tutorial: Crochet Zombie Skeletor Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

DC - Double Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet

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


Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 12 HDC through the chain, do not join, we will use a continual round.
Round 2: Work a SC for the first stitch for a gradual step, HDC in the same stitch. Work 2 HDC in each stitch around, attach a yarn marker so you know where the first stitch is. (24 Half Double Crochet)
Round 3: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (24 Half Double Crochet)
Round 4: *Work 2 HDC in next stitch, Work 1 HDC in next, continue around from *. (36 Half Double Crochet)
Round 5: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (36 Half Double Crochet)
Round 6: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 2 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (48 Half Double Crochet)
Round 7: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (48 Half Double Crochet)
Round 8: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 3 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (60 Half Double Crochet)
Round 9: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (60 Half Double Crochet)
You can stop increasing here and continue on with the length for a Youth Size cap approximately 18-22 inches around.

Continue from round 9 for an adult size cap
Round 10: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 4 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (72 Half Double Crochet)

Continue for the length of your cap. 

Eye - Make 2 - Black Yarn

Chain 8, work 7 HDC through each chain, turn.
Row 2: Skip 1 stitch, work 2 DC, 2 TC in the next stitch. In the next stitch, work 2 TC, 2 DC. Skip 2 stitches, work a slip stitch in the last stitch. Cut of extra yarn for sewing to the cap.

Eye Center - Make 2 - Red Yarn
Chain 3, join. Work 6 SC through the loop, join. Cut an extra amount of yarn for sewing on to the eye.  

There are different types of placement for the eyes. Try out different locations. 

Mouth
Work the embroidery chain or you can make a chain of 15-20 and sew to the cap.  Work vertical spikes across the mouth for a scarier and creepier effect.  

Sew everything in place.  Knot, secure and sew in all the tails.


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








Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crochet Flower Julia





Crochet Flower Julia

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Julia


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Julia Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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


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


Petals - Make 5
Work a chain 4, join.
Row 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 10 HDC through the chain. Turn
Row 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 2 HDC in each stitch around.  Work a slip stitch with the first stitch.
We will have a slightly curved up teardrop shape. 

Slip stitch all the flower petals together at the base. Sew in all the tails.

Flower Center
Chain 3, join.
Row 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 9 HDC through the chain.  Join.
Row 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.  Join. It will curl up.  Sew in the center tail.
Place the flower center over the center of the flower and sew.

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




Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tiny Crochet Blossom







Tiny Crochet Blossom

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Tiny Crochet Blossom


Video Tutorial:  Tiny Crochet Blossom Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations

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


Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Work a chain of 10.
Work 3 HDC in each chain.
The stitches will start to curl.  This is what we want to happen.

Knot and cut a long length of yarn. Weave the yarn through the foundation chain and pull so it curls more.  Once the flower is adjusted, knot and secure everything in place.

The chain can be made longer for a longer flower.


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







Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Crochet Ornament Eufaula




Thread Crochet Ornament Cover

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Ornament Eufaula


Video Tutorial: Crochet Ornament Eufaula Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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


Materials
Size 6 steel crochet hook
Size 10 thread
Tapestry Needle


Chain 20, join.
Round 1: chain 1, *work 2SC chain 3, 12 times total from *. 

Round 2: SL ST to chain, CH 5, DC, CH1, *in the next CH, DC, CH 2, DC, CH, 11 times total from *.

Round 3: SL ST to chain, 2DC, CH2, 2DC, CH1,

Round 4:  *SL ST to chain SP,  CH 12, SL ST in next CH SP,  6 total from *.

Round 5: *DC, CH1, 8 times in chain loop, CH 24, SL ST in top of same ST, *CH1, DC 8 times in chain loop,  complete 6 times total from *.  (Note: The last loop will be a chain 12, pick up all the loops to join, work a chain 12 and complete the stitches)


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



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