Sunday, June 22, 2014

Crochet Mesh Cap Miley - Crochet Geek











Crochet Geek will demonstrate a mesh crochet cap. This hat is worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size I, 5.5 millimeter crochet hook. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons and patterns - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button.  

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Mesh Crochet Beanie Skull Cap

Video Tutorial: 
Lightweight Crochet Beanie Skull Cap

Video Tutorial: Lightweight Crochet Beanie Skull Cap Left Hand Version

Skill Level:
 Easy Beginner

Written by Teresa Richardson

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
ST - Stitch
SC - Single Crochet
Materials
Size I/5.5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn or cotton
Tapestry Needle for sewing in the tails

Chain 3, join. You can also use the magic circle instead of the chain.
Round 1: Chain 3, This will count as the first half double crochet chain 1 now and through the remainder of the pattern. Work 9 HDC, CH 1. SC in the beginning chain to join. The single crochet will count as the chain now and through the remainder of the pattern. (10 Half double crochet chain 1 total)
Round 2: Chain 3, Work HDC, CH 1 in the same space. *HDC, CH 1, HDC, CH 1 in each space around. Repeat from *. Join with a single crochet (20 Half double crochet chain 1 total)

Round 3-4: CH 3, HDC, CH 1, in each space around. Join with a single crochet. (20 Half double crochet chain 1 total)
Round 5: CH 3, HDC, CH 1 in the same space, HDC CH 1 in the next space, *HDC CH 1, HDC CH 1 in the same space(This is the increase), HDC CH 1 in the next space, Repeat around from *. Join with a single crochet. (30 Half double crochet chain 1 total)
Round 6-7: CH 3, *HDC, CH 1, in each space. Join each round with a single crochet. Complete around from *. (30 Half double crochet chain 1 total)

Round 8: Chain 3, in the next space, 1 HDC, Increase, HDC, CH 1, HDC Ch 1 in same Space, *in the next space, HDC, CH 1, in the next space  (Increase, HDC, CH 1, HDC Ch 1 in same Space), continue around from *, work a single crochet to join. (45 Half double crochet chain 1 total)

Round 9 - 20:  CH 3, *HDC, CH 1, in each space around. Join each round with a single crochet. Complete around from *. (45 Half double crochet chain 1 total)

Band:
Round 21 : CH 1, 2 SC in each space around. Join with beginning single crochet or you can work in the continual round.

Round 22 : CH 1, Single crochet in each single crochet around, join. 

















Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Crochet Dream Catcher by Crochet Geek




Dream catchers originated with Ojibwe people and then later became symbolic with Native American Indians.  The legend is mothers and grandmothers using cord and strands from plants to create decorative wooden hoops with a spiderweb center. They hung over the bed of children and babies to filter out the bad dreams and nightmares.    You can attach beads, charms and stones for added decorative elements.

I worked single crochet around the hoop.  The hoop was custom made from picture frame wire.  Traditional dream catchers were using wooden hoop so you can use that instead if you have them available.  The second round is working a round of the shell.  The round starts with a single crochet.  You can choose how many stitches you want to skip.  I skipped a combination of 2 or 3 stitches.  Then I worked a shell of five double crochet.

Crochet Dream Catcher



Crochet Dream Catcher Left Hand

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to make a Grumpy Bird Crochet Toy - Written Instructions by Crochet Geek




How to make a Grumpy Bird Crochet Toy


Written by Teresa Richardson


Skill Level - Intermediate



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

Fiber Fill or stuffing to stuff the ball

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Single Crochet Decrease :  Insert your hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, leave the two loops on the hook.  Insert your hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull through, there are 3 loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.


Chain 3, join.


Round 1: Work 9 single crochet through the ring. Work in a continual round.


Round 2:  Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total)


Round 3: 1 SC in each stitch around.  (18 single crochet total)


Round 4:  *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (24 single crochet total)


Round 5: *1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (30 single crochet total)


Round 6: *1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (36 single crochet total)


Round 7-12: 1 SC in each stitch around. (36 single crochet total)
SL ST in the next stitch. Cut the yarn and change color.
Round 13: Attach new color in any stitch *1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, Work a single crochet decrease, continue around from *.   (30 single crochet total)  See above for Single Crochet Decrease


Round 14: *1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, Work a single crochet decrease, continue around from * (24 single crochet total)  See above for Single Crochet Decrease
Stuff the ball with fiber fill.


Round 15: *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, Work a single crochet decrease, continue around from * (18 single crochet total)  See above for Single Crochet Decrease


Round 16: *1 SC in each stitch around.  (18 single crochet total)  


Round 17: Slip Stitch, skip a stitch (9 slip stitch total)  


Sew the top shut, knot, secure and sew in the tail.  You may need to stuff after 4-5 slip stitches and then finished after that.


Eyebrow - Black Yarn
Work a chain of 12,  Work 1 SC in each of the next 5 chains, work 3 SC in the next chain, work 1 SC in each of the next 5 chains.
Pupil
Using the same color, attach the yarn to the 5th single crochet from the edge, chain 3 slip stitch to the same single crochet.  Repeat the same steps for the opposite eye.


Eyeball - White Yarn - Make 2
Chain 3 join.
Row 1: Work 5 Single Crochet, do not join, turn
Row 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch (10 Single Crochet) 
Sew to the eyebrow making sure the pupil is on top.  The pupil will be sewn in place.


Once everything is sewn in place, work a single crochet edging around both eye sections. You will start by attaching the yarn to the eyebrow and then work the single crochet.


Beak
CH 3, join
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the ring.  Work in continual round.
Round 2: *Work 1 SC, Work 2 SC, complete 3 times total from *. (9 single crochet total)
Round 3-4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (9 single crochet total)
Round 5: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch.  complete 3 times total from *. (12 single crochet total)
Round 6: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch.  complete 3 times total from *. (15 single crochet total)
Round 7:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  (15 single crochet total)  
Stuff and sew the beak below the eyes.  Sew everything on to the ball.  







Angry Bird


Angry Bird Left Hand

Friday, May 23, 2014

Crochet 101: Double Crochet by Crochet Geek


Double Crochet


You can work a chain 3 for the beginning double crochet or work a chain, pull up and then work the full double crochet.  I have come to like the last technique better since it does not leave the holes that come with the chain.

To work the double crochet, wrap the yarn over your hook, insert your hook through the top of the stitch, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through two loops, wrap the yarn over your hook pull through two loops to complete the double crochet.

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How to make the Double Crochet


Double Crochet Left Hand Tutorial

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Crochet Rose by Crochet Geek


Crochet Rose

Chain 25.

DC in the 4th chain from the hook, 2 DC in each chain across.

Leave about a 14" tail for sewing.

Weave yarn through chain and start shaping into a rose and secure in to place.


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