Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crochet Baby Cap Odisha - Cluster Stitch




Crochet Baby Cap Odisha - Cluster Stitch

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet Geek 
Video Tutorial:  Crochet Baby Cap Odisha - Cluster Stitch


Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby Cap Odisha - Cluster Stitch Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

Size Estimate: 13 inches/ 34 centimeters

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


Materials
Size F/3.75 mm crochet hook
3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Cluster:   *Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the space, wrap the yarn over your hook,pull, wrap the yarn over your hook through, pull through 2 loops. Complete 5 times total from *, We will have 5 loops on the hook, wrap the yarn over pull through all 5 loops.

Work a chain 5, join

Work a chain 1 as the step on on each round. The chain 1 will blend in as part of the stitch.

Round 1: Work a cluster stitch, chain 2, 7 times total through the chain.  Join with the beginning stitch.  Slip stitch over to the chain space. ( There will be a total of 7 cluster stitches, with a chain 2 between each stitch)

Round 2: Work a cluster stitch chain 2, twice in each chain space around. Join with the beginning stitch.  Slip stitch over to the chain space.  ( There will be a total of 14 cluster stitches, with a chain 2 between each stitch)

Round 3: *Work 1 cluster, chain 2 in the next space, work 1 cluster, chain 2, 1 cluster chain 2 in the next space for the increase. Repeat around from *. Join with the beginning stitch.  Slip stitch over to the chain space. ( There will be a total of 21 cluster stitches, with a chain 2 between each stitch)

Round 4-10:  *Work 1 cluster, chain 2 in each space around. Join with the beginning stitch. Repeat around from *. Slip stitch over to the chain space. ( There will be a total of 21 cluster stitches, with a chain 2 between each stitch)


 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Crochet Tablet Cover Google Nexus 7




Crochet Tablet Cover Google Nexus 7

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet Geek Video Tutorial:  Crochet Tablet Cover


Video Tutorial: Crochet Tablet Cover Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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

SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease

Single Crochet Decrease - Insert your hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through, there are 2 loops on the hook, leave them on the hook.  Insert your hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over your hook pull through, there are 3 loops on the hook, wrap the yarn over pull through all 3 loops.

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 Colors  

9-14 WPI - Wraps Per Inch
Tapestry Needle


Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.

Work a chain of 18.  There will be 17 stitches on each side of the chain.
Pick up the contrasting color and crochet over it.  This color is going to be carried throughout the project.

Round 1: Work 1 SC in each chain across, when you get to the opposite side, make a pivot and work 1 SC in each stitch across.  There will be 2 SC in each end.  (34 single crochet total)

Work in the continual round.  This is where you don't join in the first stitch, instead you work the first stitch of the next round in top of the first stitch.  This will eliminate the seam.

Round 2 - 27: Work 1 SC in each stitch around, working over the second color of yarn. 

Flap
We will be working in rows.

Row 28 - 34: Work 1 SC in each of the next 17 stitches, still working over the extra strand of yarn, turn and carry the extra strand of yarn on each turn.

Row 35: Work 1 SC, SC DEC, Work 1 SC in each of the next 11 stitches, SC DEC, work 1 SC, turn (15 Single Crochet total)

Row 36: Work 1 SC, SC DEC, Work 1 SC in each of the next 9 stitches, SC DEC, work 1 SC, turn (13 Single Crochet total)

Row 37: Work 1 SC, SC DEC, Work 1 SC in each of the next 7 stitches, SC DEC, work 1 SC, turn (11 Single Crochet total)

Row 38: Work 1 SC, SC DEC, Work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, SC DEC, work 1 SC, turn (9 Single Crochet total)
This is where we will stop and cut both yarns, secure.

Attach a slip stitch to the corner of the flap at the edge of the pouch and flap.  We are working an edging of single crochet, working over the second strand of yarn. This will be a random number of stitches. Work evenly.  We are working in the sides of the stitches, they may be somewhat challenging but do the best  you can to find loops to work under.  Try to work under two strands, so your stitches are not to loose, leaving holes in your work. Work 2 single crochet in the corners so the stitches lay flat.  

Button Loop
When you get to the top center of the flap, work 10 foundation single crochet or a chain of 10 for the loop. Work a slip stitch in the same stitch to join the loop.  

Continue working single crochet around the edge to finish the edging.  When the edge is complete, cut the yarn and sew in the tails.

Crochet Button
Size G - 4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply worsted weight yarn

Chain 5, join
Round 1: Work 10 SC through the loop.  Work over the second strand of yarn.

Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around, working in the continual round.  Work a slip stitch in the next stitch to join.  Cut off a little bit of extra yarn to use for sewing it to the pouch.
Align the button below the button loop and sew to the pouch.

Knot and secure all tails, sew in and hide.








Monday, April 15, 2013

Crochet Infinity Scarf - Aquatic Blossom







Crochet Infinity Scarf - Aquatic Blossom

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet Geek Video Tutorial:  Infinity Scarf - Aquatic Blossom


Video Tutorial: Infinity Scarf - Aquatic Blossom Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
TC - Triple Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

YO - Yarn Over
Joint - I will be referring the joined section of the chain and triple crochet as a joint

Materials
Size K crochet hook - This stitch will work with different size crochet hooks
4 ply yarn - 300+ meters each skein
Tapestry Needle




Foundation
Chain 5, triple crochet in the first chain,  *Chain 5, work a triple crochet in the top of the previous TC- triple crochet.  Continue around from* for length.  Join with slip stitch to the first stitch.  You will want to make sure your foundation is not twisted before joining.  I worked 38 in the video tutorial.

Round 1:  Work a chain 4, triple crochet in the same joint as where you joined, YO, pull through 2, YO pull through two. Leave the last two loops on the hook. Skip over the horizontal triple crochet, work a triple crochet in the next joint,YO, pull through 2, YO pull through two, Leave the last three loops on the hook. Work in the same joint, YO, pull through 2, YO pull through two, Leave the last four loops on the hook, wrap the yarn over and pull through all four loops.  

Work a chain 5, triple crochet in the same joint , YO, pull through 2, YO pull through two. Leave the last two loops on the hook. This is a horizontal stitch.  Work 2 TC in the base of the joint (YO, pull through 2, YO pull through 2, twice), leaving the last loops on the hook of each stitch, there will be four loops on the hook.  In the next joint, Work 2 TC in the base of the next joint(YO, pull through 2, YO pull through 2, twice), leaving the last loop on the hook of each stitch, there will be six loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over, pull through all 6 loops.  Repeat from * around to the beginning.  Chain 5, TC in the same space, join with the beginning stitch.

You will repeat round 1 for the length or width.







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