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Chunky Yarn Giveaway with Crochet Geek - CLOSED on 4-DEC-2013

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+Trish Bresolin has been notified and responded.  Thank you to everyone who participated.


Its been a while since I have done a giveaway so its time to give away some yarn and hooks.  This is not a product placement or sponsorship and is something I am doing on my own.

We have 5 Balls of Chunky yarn from Lion Brand.  On the label is the number 6 to indicate chunky.


2 Balls are Grey Marble - 109 Yard - 97 metersBrownish Ball with Silver is Gemstone - 92 Yards - 84 MetersRed and Gray Ball is Grizzlies - 64 Yards - 59 MetersPurplish Bass is Portland Wine - 81 Yards - 74 MetersCrochet Hooks are Boye Size J-6mm,  K-6.5mm,   N-9mm


I will randomly select a winner on December 4th, from the comments on this blogpost.  The guidelines are as follows:


To comment, you will need to use a Google+ account.  This is so I have a way to contact you.  Should you be the winner and I don't hear from you in 7 days after notifying you, I will give the yarn to the next person. Follow Me on Google+ +Crochet G…

Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible Tunisian Crochet Geek

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Crochet Reversible Cap - Tunisian Simple Stitch








Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible

Video Tutorial: Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible Left Hand

Skill Level - Advanced Easy

Abbreviations

CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
((    ))  -  Working Between - There are instructions repeated between the parenthesis.

Materials
Size P/11.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

You will need 2 strands of 4 ply yarn - 2 separate sources to work with.  I will refer to them as Yarn Ball A and Yarn Ball B to distinguish which source of yarn you are working with.

They can be wound up into balls or worked from skeins.  You will be flipping your work from one end to the other.  When you add the chains on your hook, it is will come from Yarn Ball A.  When you work the chains off, it will come from Yarn Ball B.

This cap will be worked with the continual round.

NOTE - The size of the chain can be larger or smaller.  The technique will still work.

Using Yarn Ball A: Work a cha…

Crochet Cap Cypress - Toddler Cap Crochet Geek Free Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Cap Cypress

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Cap Cypress

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Cap Cypress Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

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

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

Size Estimate - 18 Inches/46 Centimeters

Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 12 HDC, join with the first stitch

Round 2: Work 2 HDC between the stitches around, join. ( 24 Half Double Crochet)

Round 3: Work 1 HDC between each stitch around, join. ( 24 Half Double Crochet)

Round 4: 2 HDC between ea  ( 48 Half Double Crochet)

Round 5: SL ST into the next stitch, CH 1, this is the step up, DC in the same stitch, work a DC in the previous stitch. *Skip the next stitch, work a DC in the stitch after.  Work a DC in the skipped stitch,  continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (There will be 48 individual stitches, 24 sets of X stitches)

Round 6-10:SL ST into the next stitch, CH 1, this is the st…

Crochet Snowflake Shakuntala

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Crochet Snowflake Shakuntala

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Snowflake #9

Video Tutorial: Crochet Snowflake #9 Left Hand Version

Skill Level -Intermediate



Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Steel crochet hook
Thread
Tapestry Needle

You can use different size steel crochet hooks, different size thread and yarn.  I used size 10 crochet cotton in this project.

Chain 3, join
 Round 1: Work 12 HDC through the ring, join

Round 2: Ch 1, SC in the stitch, *Chain 7, skip a stitch in next stitch, Continue around from *, join when you get around to the beginning. (6 chains total)

Round 3: *Work 9 SC in each chain 7 loop, continue around, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 4: Slip stitch to the 4th stitch, *Chain 13, work a SC in the 4th SC.  Continue around.

Round 5:  *Work 8 SC in the chain, CH 7 SL ST,CH 9 SL ST, CH 11 SL ST, CH 9 SL ST, CH 7 SL ST, work 7 SC, continue around. join with the beginning stitch upon completion. 









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