Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Crochet Lace Pineapple Doily - Crochet Geek

I am sharing my instructions the old fashioned way, sort of.  When I write my instructions, I use pencil and paper.  To create a chart like this takes a lot of additional time, so its easier to scan the image.  Who knows, maybe one day I may re-do the crochet symbol chart.  I know this will make sense to many of you who crochet with thread.

Please share your pictures with me when you get them complete. +CROCHET GEEK

I used a size 5 steel crochet hook and size 10 crochet cotton.




More crochet lace patterns.
Crochet Motif Juniper
Simply Elegant Crochet Lace Motif
Joined Crochet Swirl





Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet Crochet Geek







This is a simple and practical gift idea for students going off to college, a wedding or holidays.

What type of crochet potholder would you like to see me make?



Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

FSC - Foundation Single Crochet
SC - Single Crochet

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

Chain 31 or work 30 FSC- Foundation Single Crochet


Round 1 -Side 1: Work 1 SC in each chain across.  (30 Single Crochet Total on the first side)
Round 1 - Side 2: Working down the opposite side of the chain, Single Crochet in each chain. Slip stitch to join with the beginning stitch. (30 Single Crochet Total on side 2)  (There will be a total of 60 single crochet, both sides)

Note:  You can work this project with joined rounds or with the continual round.  To work the continual round, you will not join.  Work the first single crochet in the top of the first single crochet, continue around.  You may want to mark the first stitch with a yarn marker so you know where the first stitch is at.


Round 2-20: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  Join with the first stitch if you are working joined rounds.  


If you have worked the continual round, skip one stitch, slip stitch in the next to even off the round.


Cut a long tail and secure.  Fold the potholder in to a square.  Click here to See Video Segment.  Sew the two edges together. Sew in the tail.






Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower













Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower 
This tutorial will provide instructions on how to make a large crochet flower. It is made with four play worsted weight yarn and a size H, five millimeter crochet hook.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower

Skill Level - Easy

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


Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 3 Color choices
Tapestry Needle


Foundation Stitch Video Tutorials:
Chainless Single Crochet Foundation
Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation
Chainless Double Crochet Foundation

Attach the slip knot to the crochet hook.



Petal: Work 3 Foundation Single Crochet, 3 Foundation Half Double Crochet, 2 Foundation Double Crochet, 1 Foundation Triple Crochet, Work 6 triple crochet at the base of the triple crochet. This will be working down the opposite side of the petal.  Work 1 DC in ea of the next 2 DC on the opposite side.  Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 3 HDC on the opposite side. Work 1 SC in ea of the next 3 SC on the opposite side.

Continue working the amount of petals would would like with your flower.  I have used 7 petals with the video example. When the petals are complete, slip stitch the last petal to the first petal. Cut the yarn, secure and knot the tail. 


Petal Edging:  Secure the new color to the the hook with a slip knot.  Join on any petal.  Slip stitch in the loop behind the stitch.  Chain 1, SC in the same loop.  Work 1 SC in the loop behind the stitch with each of the next 7 stitches.  Work 2 SC in the loop behind the stitch, in each of the next 7 stitches. Work 1 SC in the loop behind the stitch, in each of the remaining 8 stitches. Work a slip stitch between the petals. Continue


Flower Center:  Secure the new color to the the hook with a slip knot.  Work a chain of 3, SL ST to join.  
Round 1: Ch 1, Work 16 DC through the center, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 2: CH 1, *Work a Back Post Single Crochet(see video), CH 3 Back Post Single Crochet around the next stitch.  Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.  When the center is complete, cut a long length of yarn.  This will be used for sewing the center to the flower.


Align the center to the petals and sew in place. Sew in all the tails.








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

Beginner Crochet Stitches and Techniques

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