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Foundation Double Crochet

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The foundation stitch is used as an alternative to the chain.  I recommend you work a small swatch with your pattern stitch to see if the foundation will work.  In most cases the foundation stitch should work. However for some lacy style stitches, the chain may be a better fit.



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Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook. Take the loose end, wrap it over the main strand, now you have a loop.  Take the loop, wrap it over the main strand. Put your hook below the center strand, back up the opposite side.  This creates the slip knot.

 Work a chain 2, this will not count as the stitch.  It will be part of the first stitch.

Wrap the yarn over your hook once

Put the hook through the first chain

Wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through the loop. Pull through once. There will be 3 loops on the hook.


Wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through one loop. There will be three loops on your hook.


Wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through two loops. There will b…

Crochet Flower Marlow

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Crochet Flower Marlow 

Written by Teresa Richardson
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Video Tutorial:  Crochet FlowerMarlow

Video Tutorial: Crochet Flower Marlow Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet
WK - Work

This set of instructions apply to both left and right hand, working in the direction you work.
Back Post Double Crochet - Insert your hook between the stitches, around the front post of the stitch and to the back.  Pick up the yarn, pull through.  Wrap the yarn over, pull through two loops, wrap the yarn over pull through two loops to complete the stitch.  

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 colors
Tapestry Needle

Work a chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 1, *SC through the chain. CH 3. Complete six times from *. 
Round 2: *SL ST in to the  next CH space. CH 1, WK 4 DC through the chain. CH 1, SL ST in the same CH. Complete six times from *. Join with the beginning stitch.  (6 petals with …

Lace Crochet Flower Doily

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Lace Crochet Flower Doily

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet GeekVideo Tutorial: Lace Crochet Flower Doily

Video Tutorial: Lace Crochet Flower Doily Left Hand

Skill Level - Advanced

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

Materials
Size 9 steel crochet hook
Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Tapestry Needle

Chain 7, join.

Round 1: Chain 5, this will count as the first double crochet chain 3 *DC in chain, Chain 2, eight times from *. Join with the 3rd chain up.  ( 9 Double Crochet, chain 3)

Round 2:  Chain 5, DC in same stitch. *Chain 1, Work a DC, CH 2, DC in the next stitch. Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch, 3rd chain up. Slip Stitch in to the chain 2 space.

Round 3: Chain 3, DC, CH 2, 2 DC in same space. * Chain 2, in next chain 2 space work, 2DC, CH 2, 2 DC. Continue around from *, Chain 2, join with the beginning chain 3.

Round 4: Chain 3, DC, CH 2, 2 DC in same space. * Chain 3, in next chain 2 space work, 2DC, CH 2…

Crochet Daffodil

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Crochet Daffodil

This set of instructions will teach you how to make a crochet daffodil.

Written by Teresa Richardson

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Video Tutorial:  Crochet Daffodil

Video Tutorial: Crochet Daffodil Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

How to Make
Single Crochet Decrease:Put the hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over pull through. There will be 2 loops on the hook. Leave both loops on the hook.  Put the hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over pull through.  There are 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over and pull through all three loops.

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

We will be making 6 petals and 1 center.  Since this crochet, you can work in extra petals and use an odd petal count to customize and put your own unique spin on the flower.  

Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.  There are many different techniques. Find which one works bes…