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Equality in Crochet Designing - Guerrilla Granny Bullying

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I have been told numerous times that I didn't make or create what I made and someone else did. Even though they are hiding behind an alias so I have no idea who they are.  I did create what I made as my interpretation of crochet.  I thought about it and decided, let say that statement is true.

If everyone looked at all this designing as our ancestors, who are all dead by now, created the designs; then we are free to do what we want to do. It has already been done. Every living crocheter is copying what our deceased ancestors have already done.  It seems like we would be on equal ground.

No one owns any of the crochet designs, shapes, ideas, techniques, sets of stitches, crochet stitches or library of stitches.  Designing is an interpretation.   You only own your interpretation and body of work. Anything more would be like saying you own air.

It is not moral or ethical for anyone to suppress creativity and deploy Guerrilla Granny Bullying to push an agenda that benefits them.  We are…

Crochet Motif Juniper

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Crochet Motif Juniper

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet Geek

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Motif Juniper

Video Tutorial: Crochet Motif Juniper Left Hand
+Left Hand CrochetSkill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size 9 Steel crochet hook
Size 10 Crochet Thread
Tapestry Needle

Make 7 circles
Work a chain of 8, join
Round 1: chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. Work 18 double crochet through the chain, join with the beginning stitch.

We will be joining the circles with a slip stitch to the center circle. Skip, 2 stitches between each joined circle. Count back 3 stitch to join the previous attached circle, around the center circle. Refer to image for placement.

Edging - Chain 3, slip stitch in the next stitch, 6 times on each circle, work a chain 1 between each circle.

Make sure all of your tails are knotted and secure.  Sew them in upon completion.


How to make a Crochet Scarf Haileah

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Crochet Scarf Haileah

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet Geek

Video Tutorial:  

Video Tutorial: 

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 9-14 WPI 
2 Skeins 249yds/227meters - Colors of your choice
Tapestry Needle

The combination of stitches used in this pattern will be a single crochet and double crochet in the same stitch. They will be worked in top of the double crochet on the previous row.

Row 1: Work a chain of 25, 1 SC in each chain across for a total of 24 single crochet 
OR
foundation single crochet of 24. Turn (24 single crochet)

I chose not to work a chain 1 on the edge to turn.  This is to make a neater, tighter edge.  The pattern will still work if you prefer the chain 1.  

Row 2: Work 1 SC, 1 DC in the same stitch, skip a stitch, work 1 SC, 1DC in the next stitch, Continue across the row. Turn  (12 sets of SC, DC combination.
Row 3 - 110: Work 1 SC, 1 DC in the same stitch, top of …

Secrets to Selling Crochet Online

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What crochet items do you feel are over saturated in the online sales sites like Etsy and Ebay? 


Make Something Unique -I have seen some sell crochet pieces for a fair higher price. However there are some unique elements to those pieces and they may have taken several days or weeks to complete.  To many advanced crocheters ask to little for their work with the time consuming pieces. They should be asking more.  To many beginner crocheters are selling basic element projects that should be kept private.Do Your Research - I have tried my hand at online sales and went in the hole with all the fees and shipping. Each time you re-list, there was another fee involved.  The small quick pieces do not sell well online and there were a lot of other people making the same thing.  If you accept credit cards, you will pay the fee for the credit card.Keep Trying- If I were to try selling again, I would host my items on a website and then advertise with Adwords or a similar site for promotions. Find t…

Crochet Baby Bootie Aliento

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Crochet Baby Bootie Aliento

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:   Crochet Baby Bootie Aliento
Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby Bootie Aliento Left Hand
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Skill Level - Intermediate
Abbreviations DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
BLO - Back Loop Only
FLO - Front Loop Only
SP - Space

Double Crochet Decrease - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert your hook through the BLO, yarn over, pull through, yarn over the hook, pull through two loops.  Leave the two remaining loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert your hook through the next BLO, yarn over, pull through, yarn over the hook, pull through two loops. There are three loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through all three loops.  This is reducing two stitches down to one stitch.
Materials
Size F/4.25 mm crochet hook
3 ply yarn  - 12- 15 Wraps Per Inch
Tapestry Needle

Length of Sole
4-1/2 Inches
10.5 Centimeters

Bootie …