Friday, August 30, 2013

Crochet Coaster



Crochet Coaster

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Coaster


Video Tutorial: Crochet Coaster Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
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 4, join

Round 1: Work 12 single crochet - do not join, work the continual roundRound 2:  Work 2 SC in ea stitch around. (24 single crochet total)
Round 3-4:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around (24 single crochet total)
Round 5: *Work 1 SC, Work 2 SC continue around from * (36 single crochet total)
Round 6: *Work 1 SC in ea of the first 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch work a SL ST in the next stitch to join.  
(48 single crochet total)

Round 7:  *Work a SC, skip 2 stitches, work 5 DC in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.








Reference Data


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 - +Crochet Geek - http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

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

Crochet Left Hand YouTube - +Left Hand Crochet -  http://www.youtube.com/user/CrochetLeftHand


Here is a playlist with Crochet Hats






Thursday, August 29, 2013

Crochet Baby Dress - Solomon's Knot



Crochet Baby Dress - Solomon's Knot

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Baby Dress - Solomon's Knot


Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby Dress - Solomon's Knot Left Hand

Skill Level - Advanced

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


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



There are a couple of ways to make the dress larger or smaller.
1. You can change the hook size to an E,G, or I.
2. You can add a couple more stitches to the under arm of the yoke. You could use 6 or 7 chains or chainless foundations stitch if you wanted to make the chest larger.

The chain can be used instead of the chainless foundation.


40 Chainless HDC or 42 Chains, HDC in each chain.

The foundation row was not counted as a row in the video. It is a row, however I am leaving the instructions so they match the video.

Row 1: CH 1, this will not count as a stitch, *HDC in next ST, 2 HDC in next ST, continue across from *, turn  (60 half double crochet)

Row 2: CH 1, this will not count as a stitch, HDC in ea ST across, turn    (60 half double crochet)

Row 3: CH 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Hdc in next ST, 2 HDC in next ST, continue across from *, turn   (90 half double crochet)

Row 4-5: CH 1, this will not count as a stitch, HDC in ea ST across, turn

Row 6: CH 1, this will not count as a stitch, *HDC in next 2 STs, 2 HDC in next st, continue across from *, turn    (120 half double crochet)

Row 7: Add a marker to the 40th stitch from each edge. CH 1, this will not count as a stitch,  HDC across next 16 Sts(Back Right),5 Chainless HDC ,SK 24 HDC(Right Arm Hole), HDC Across Front leaving the remaining 40 Sts for the left arm hole and back,5 Chainless HDC ,SK 24(Left Arm Hole), HDC across 16 Sts(Left Back). NOTE*- You can use a chain 5 if you are not familiar with the chainless foundation stitches.  Join with the first HDC.


This is an extra row, which will be slightly different from the original knot dress.

Row 8:  Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around. There is no count for the round.  This is the flexibility of crochet as the number of stitches does not matter.

Row 9:  2 Solomon's Knot, SK 2 HDC, SC in next, continue around. Join: Work one knot stitch, insert the hook through the base of the previous stitch, pull up to secure.  You will end at the top center of the stitch.

Round 10 - :  *sc on each side of the center of previous knot. 2 Knots, SC on each side of previous knot. Work in a continual round for length of project.  Join: Work one knot stitch, insert the hook through the base of the previous stitch, pull up to secure.  You will end at the top center of the stitch.

The length of the dress is flexible.




Sunday, August 18, 2013

Crochet Sombrero & Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce

























Crochet Sombrero and Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce


This will be a fun idea for a bachelor party on a 6 pack of beer or for that end of the year Labor Day outing.


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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Sombrero and Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce

Video Tutorial: Crochet Sombrero and Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Continual Round:  Instead of joining, work a single crochet in top of the first stitch. Working a continual round will eliminate the unsightly seam that occurs with joining a round.

Yarn Marker: A yarn marker is used to identify the first/last stitch of each round. This is so you have an idea when to change rounds with your instructions.  I use left over yarn tails, which are convenient, easy and free.


Chain 4, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1:  Work 10 single crochet through the chain. This is working around the chain, putting your hook through the center of the chain. 
(10 single crochet total)
Round 2-6: Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around.  (10 single crochet total)
Round 7: Work 2 SC in each stitch around.  (20 single crochet total)
Round 8: Work 1 SC in the next stitch, work 2 SC in the next stitch  (30 single crochet total)
Round 9: Work 1 SC in the next stitch around (30 single crochet total)
Round 10: Work 1 SC in ea of the next two stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch  (40 single crochet total)
Round 11: Work 1 SC in ea stitch around  (40 single crochet total)


Scarf:  Work a chain of 45
Round 1: Work 1 SC in each stitch across
Round 3-8: CH 1, Work 1 SC in each stitch across


Fringe: Cut several strands of yarn 4-6 inches in length. To attach, fold the strand in half, insert your hook through the yarn. Put the hook through the end of the scarf, wrap the yarn strands over, pull through and secure.



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crochet Leaf Metta

This is a video tutorial for a crochet leaf that is quick and simple to make.  You can use scrap yarn.  I used 4 ply worsted weight yarn with this leaf, which is the 9-13 wraps per inch and a size G-4.25 mm crochet hook.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Crochet Flower Maddow




Crochet Flower Maddow

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Maddow


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Maddow Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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


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


Cluster -  There will be 6 on round 1.

  • Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn over pull through two, leave to two remaining loops on the hook.
  • Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn over pull through two,  leave to three remaining loops on the hook.
  • Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn over pull through two,  leave to four remaining loops on the hook.
  • Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn over pull through two,  leave to five remaining loops on the hook.
  • Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn over pull through two.
  • There are six loops on the hook, wrap the yarn over pull through all 6 loops.

Space - Space is a generic term for working around a chain, between stitches or through a larger gap. On round 2, the term chain 4 space is used to describe working 7 double crochet around the chain.


Chain 5, join.

Round 1: Chain 1, this will not count as at stitch, this is only the step up, *work a cluster(see above for how the cluster is made). Chain 4, Work six time total from *. Work a slip stitch in the first cluster to join. ( 6 clusters, with a chain 4 between)
Round 2:  *Work 7 DC in the next chain 4 space, work a slip stitch in the top of the next joined stitch. Complete 6 times total from *. ( 6 sets of 7 double crochet, slip stitch between)



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