Sunday, April 20, 2014

Crochet Loopy Flower Symbol Chart

Symbol Chart for the crochet loopy flower.

Flowers are fun to make.  I have a lot of crochet flowers.  Many of them have tails that need to be sewn in.

Would any of you be interested if I gave away some of the crochet items I have made over the years?   It is accumulating and I don't have room anymore.  I know some will tell me to donate.  I do donate crochet hats every year.  Crochet flowers and random pieces are not something practical and would probably get thrown out.   I have some 12 and 7 inch granny squares.  I even have doily's that I would give away.

Its a thought and I was wondering who would be interested.

How to make a Crochet Star Sirius

Crochet Geek will show how to make a crochet star. This star is worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size I, 5.5 millimeter crochet hook.  Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons -  and hit the like button.  

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Crochet Star Sirius

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet Geek 
Video Tutorial:  
Crochet Star Sirius

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Star Sirius Left Hand

Skill Level - Beginner Advanced

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

Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook - will work with different size hooks
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Joined Single Crochet - Insert your hook through the stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull through, there will be 2 loops on the hook, insert your hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over pull through,  wrap the yarn over pull through all 3 loops.

Chain 3, join

Round 1: 3 HDC, Chain 2, 5 times around, Join with a half double crochet to end at the center.

Round 2: CH 1, 3 HDC in the same space, CH 1, 3 HDC in the same space, work a joined SC over the 1st and 3rd stitch on the previous round. Continue around, join with a slip stitch to the first stitch.

Round 3: SL ST to the 2nd HDC, CH 1, HDC in the same and next stitch, In the CH 1 space, work 3 HDC, CH 2, 3 HDC, work 2 HDC in ea of the next 2 stitches. Work a joined SC in the last and first stitch, continue around, join with the first stitch.

Round 4:  SL ST to the 2nd HDC, CH 1, DC in the same and in each of the next 3 stitches, In the CH 1 space, work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, work 2 DC in ea of the next 2 stitches. Work a joined SC in the last and first stitch, continue around, join with the first stitch.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

How to make a Tassel

Tutorial is showing how to make a tassel.  The tassel in the image was worked with thread.  The tutorial is worked with yarn.  The thread tassel has a strap with a sheer ribbon woven through the center stitches.  There is a crochet covering the top of the tassel to give it a more finished look.

The tassel could be used as a curtain tie back or for a pull on a ceiling fan.

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Step 1
  • cut a piece of cardboard
  • cut slits at both ends to secure a strand of yarn that will be used to secure the top of all the strands
  • wrap the strands of yarn to the thickness for tassel

Step 2
  • tie the top of the tassel to secure the strands

Step 3
  • remove the tassel and cut the strands at the opposite end

Step 4
  • you will get a long strand of yarn to wrap around the center of the tassel.
  • secure strand to the top and wrap 
  • make a knot to secure all the strands
  • sew the strand to the center and down with the other strands

Step 5
  • Work a chain 10, size G crochet hook.
  • work 2 rounds of single crochet.
  • cut an extra long strand of yarn for sewing the decorative ring to the center

Step 6
  • Work a chain of 25 to replace the strand of yarn through the center top
  • pull the chain through and attach at the top
  • secure the loose tails

Step 7
  • cut the ends to even them up
  • make sure all tails and ends are evenly in place

Crochet Pansy Symbol Chart

Here is a symbol crochet chart to make a pansy. How do you use crochet flowers? Do you make them with yarn or thread?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Crochet Work From You - April 2014

Here is April's Crochet work from You, showing what you are making. I am going to do feature videos like this once a month. If you are interested, you can let me know by leaving a comment and including a link to the images you want featured or by telling me to take a screenshot. It does not have to be crochet. I am including YouTube Artists with a variety of content. If you cook, sing, bead, sew, act, draw, to name a few, you are welcome to submit interest.

Beginner Crochet Stitches and Techniques

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