Friday, April 29, 2016

How to Crochet Harry Potter Scarf


Learn how to make a crochet Harry Potter Scarf.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How to make a Crochet Mesh Hat - Crochet Geek



You will learn how to make a crochet mesh hat.  This is a light weight hat for an adult size head.










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. 


How to Crochet Mesh Hat



How to Left Hand Crochet Mesh Hat



  





Monday, March 14, 2016

Crochet Deer and Top Crochet Blogs


I thought this was to cute of a crochet deer not to share with you.  Leah shared this deer with me on Facebook.


Check out this cute little deer from Leah. How adorable.
Posted by Crochet Geek on Monday, March 14, 2016


We also have a listing of the top Crochet Blogs on Google+.  I think it would be fun to put together some crochet blogs.  Leave me a comment with the link to your favorite crochet blogs.





Wednesday, March 9, 2016

How to make a Crochet Baby Dress Crochet Geek - Blossom Stitch

How to make a Crochet Baby Dress.  This is for a newborn baby up to 9 months or so. The size of the baby dress can be easily modified to different sizes by using different size crochet hooks and yarn.




Size F Crochet Hook

Size Estimate is 16 inches around

Stitch Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
ST - Stitch
CH - Chain

Top Front Yoke
Work a chain of 29
Row 1: Work 1 HDC in each stitch across, turn (28 total stitches)
Row 2: 1 HDC in each stitch across, turn (28 total stitches)
Row 3: We will reduce 2 stitches on each end,  Sl St across 2 stitches, work 1 HDC in each stitch across, not working in the last 2, turn (24 total stitches)
Row 4-5:  1 HDC in each stitch across (24 total stitches)

Straps (one on each side)
Row 6-9: Work 1 HDC in 7 stitches across, turn at the end of each row.  Cut off the tail with a little extra length for sewing to the back strap upon completion.

Top Back Yoke (make 2)
Work a chain of 15
Row 1: Work 14 half double crochet in each chain across. Chain 1 turn.
Row 2: Work 1  half double crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1, turn. (14 half double crochet total)
Row 3: Work 1 half double crochet in each stitch across. Do not work in the last 2 stitches.  (12 half double crochet total)
Row 4-5: Work 1 half double crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1 turn.
Row 6-9:  Work 1 HDC in each of the next 7 stitches.

 Align the front and back sections to sew them together.

Skirt of Dress
Attach the yarn to your crochet hook and join the bottom stitches of the back together.
 Round 1:  Work a chain, pull up, wrap the yarn over your hook, insert where we just joined, yarn over pull through.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, put it through the next stitch, yarn over pull through,  There are 5 loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over pull through all 5 loops. Yarn over pull through to create a little eyelet.   The beginning is an abbreviated stitch.  *Put your hook through the eyelet, yarn over pull through,  Wrap the yarn over your hook,  put it through the base of the stitch we just worked in, yarn over pull through.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, put it through the next stitch, yarn over pull through.  There are 6 loops on the hook, yarn over pull through all 6 loops,  Chain to secure and create the eyelet. Continue around from *.  At the beginning, work a slip stitch to join.
Round 2-12: Work through the eyelet, yarn over, hook through the base, yarn over, work through the eyelet of the next stitch.  Continue around to the beginning and for the length of the dress.

Right Hand Version



 




Tuesday, March 1, 2016

How to make a Single Crochet Hat

You will learn how to make a single crochet hat. It is the most basic and simple type of crochet hat to make.
I'm using a size L crochet, and bulky yarn.
I'm going to attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.
And a lot of you guys have been telling me that you want things quick, easy and simple. So that's what I'm gonna do. Is quick, easy and simple for you guys. So I'm going to work a chain five. Join with the beginning chain, just like that.


Round 1: And I'm going to be making ten single crochet through the loop for round 1.
Round 2: I'm going to be working the continual round. This is where I just work, continue working in the first single crochet. Instead of joining, I'm going to work one single crochet like that. And I'm going to work a second single crochet in the same stitch. We will have a total of 20 on round 2.
​Round 3: Now round three is going to be one single crochet in each stitch around for a total of twenty.
Round 4: Now we will be working on round four. This will be an increase round, I'm working two single crochet and one single crochet all the way around. We will have a total of 30 stitches on round four.
Round 5: Round 5 is going to be one single crochet in each stitch around for a total of thirty.

Round 6: is going to be an increase round. We are working two individual stitches. And then an increase, two single crochet in the same stitch. Round six is going to have forty single crochet. 
Round 7: ​Round 7 will be one single crochet in each stitch around for a total of forty.
Round 8: Round 8 is going to be an increase round, there will be a total of 50 stitches. We will work three individual and then an increase stitch. Increasing is working two stitches in the same stitch.

Round 9: 1 SC in each stitch around for a total of 50 single crochet.

Round 10:  Work 4 individual single crochet stitches, work 2 SC in the same stitch, there will be a total of 60 single crochet.

Round 11: Work 1 SC in each stitch around for a total of 60.

Round 12: Work 5 individual single crochet stitches, work 2 SC in the same stitch, there will be a total of 60 single crochet.

Round 13 - 26: Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around for the length of the hat.



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Louis Mensinger from Louis Loops Crochet

Hey guys,  I hope you are all doing well and staying warm.

Louis from Louis Loops is seeking help through Kickstarter to create a crochet book/website/series for organizing crochet.  I know you guys are very generous and will help Louis out with his project to organize crochet.   You can find the Kickstarter link here.  He has a video posted with all the details.
Thank you to all of you and your continued support.  -Teresa



Friday, December 25, 2015

Me and my Puppy Spud in Florida

This is a recent trip to Fort Pierce Florida.  We took our new little puppy Spud.  He travels pretty well now.  However our first experience taking him across town was not so pretty and he ended up car sick.    We found using a cage keeps him feeling secure and happy.    There are motels who do permit pets.  We stayed at the La Quinta in Fort Pierce for the two trips we took.   The experience was good both times.  Now when we got home, my husband realized he forgot his pants, shirt and belt in the closet.  We called and asked them how we get his clothing back.  They recommended we go to the post office, get a box with a prepaid shipping label and mail it to them in a mailer.  When I talked to the post office, they told me the box would need to be weighed with shipping being based on weight so the motel would need to pay the costs.   He ended up asking his cousin to pick up his clothes.  Times sure have changed.  Back when my daughter was a baby, we forgot some clothes in a drawer and the motel packed up the box of clothes and sent it to us as a courtesy.  

Spud is a 4 month old Jack Russell Terrier.

How many of you travel with your pets?



Sunday, May 17, 2015

Andrew's Keepsake - Crochet Tunisian













Andrew's Keepsake


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Andrew's Keepsake Crochet Scarf

Video Tutorial:  Andrew's Keepsake Crochet Scarf  Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Intermediate

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

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
Long Crochet Hook - I-5.5mm
Caron 4 ply yarn
Clover Gold Eye Tapestry Needle


Multiple: 6+1 - This means you will add 6 extra chains for each extra shell, to make your work wider.


Size of scarf  - 50 inches long, 6 inches wide

Afghan Stitch - There are two passes to complete a row of the afghan stitch.

Work a chain of 25.
If you are using more than 25 loops, you will want to use the longer crochet hook.

Row 1:
Pass 1: Put your hook through the chain, wrap the yarn over and pull through, *Put your hook through the next chain, wrap the yarn over and pull through, continue across from leaving all loops on your hook * until you have 25 loops on your hook.
Pass 2: On the edge only, you will wrap the yarn over, pull through one loop, The remaining stitches will be wrap the yarn over, pull through two, Wrap the yarn over pull through two until you work all the loops of your hook, there will be a total of 25.

Row 2:
Pass 1: The first loop for the next row is on your hook, you will see vertical loops all the way across. Put your hook under the next vertical loop, wrap the yarn over and pull through,
*Put your hook under the next vertical loop, wrap the yarn over and pull through, continue across until you get to the last stitch.  On the edge, you will want to insert your hook below two loops on the edge.  This will make a neater appearance, wrap the yarn over and pull through. (25 loops on hook total)
Pass 2: On the edge only, you will wrap the yarn over, pull through one loop, The remaining stitches will be wrap the yarn over, pull through two, Wrap the yarn over pull through two until you work all the loops of your hook, there will be a total of 25.

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2 - Keep in mind there are two passes for each row

Once you have completed the five rows of the afghan stitch, you can switch to the shorter hook if you have been using the longer hook.

Shell Row

Row 6: Work a chain one. Work a single crochet through the first stitch.  *Skip two stitches(skipping the vertical loops) Work a shell with 5 double crochet. Skip 2 stitches.  Work a single crochet.  Continue across from *.  When you finish, cut the yarn and secure.  This piece will have a front side and a back side.


Pass 1: Attach yarn to the first stitch of the shell row. Insert your hook through the top of the stitch below the two loops. Pull the yarn through. Insert your hook through the top of the next stitch below the two loops. Pull the yarn through. Continue across.  You will end with 25 loops on your hook.
Pass 2: On the edge only, you will wrap the yarn over, pull through one loop, The remaining stitches will be wrap the yarn over, pull through two, Wrap the yarn over pull through two until you work all the loops of your hook, there will be a total of 25.


Rows 2-5: Repeat Row 2 - Keep in mind there are two passes for each row

You will repeat the afghan stitch rows and the shell stitch.




Andrew Keepsake Right Hand Version




Andrew Keepsake Left Hand Version



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