Showing posts with label Granny Square. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Granny Square. Show all posts

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Crochet Granny Square Flower Julia How to Make






Crochet Geek will demonstrate a crochet granny square with a flower in the center. This square is worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size I, 5.5 millimeter crochet hook. The square estimate is 6 inches. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr & hit the like button.  



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Crochet Granny Square Flower Julia

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  
Crochet Granny Square Flower Julia

Video Tutorial: Crochet Granny Square Flower Julia Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

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

SP - Space

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


Petals - Make 5
Work a chain 4, join.
Row 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 10 HDC through the chain. Turn
Row 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 2 HDC in each stitch around.  Work a slip stitch with the first stitch.
We will have a slightly curved up teardrop shape. 

Slip stitch all the flower petals together at the base. Sew in all the tails.

Flower Center
Chain 3, join.
Row 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 9 HDC through the chain.  Join.
Row 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.  Join. It will curl up.  Sew in the center tail.
Place the flower center over the center of the flower and sew.

Square

Flip the flower to the back side and find any loop to work through.  Attach the yarn between the center and petals.

Round 1: *Work a single crochet, chain 4, evenly around.  Complete 4 times total from*, join with the beginning stitch.  

Work a slip stitch into the chain 4 space.

Round 2:  work a chain 1, the chain 1 will not count as a stitch, only the step up. *Work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in the CH 4 space, CH 1, complete from * 4 times total. Work a slip stitch to join with the first stitch.

Work a slip stitch over to the chain 2 space.  Work through the first chain to get over to the 2nd part of the chain.

Round 3:  work a chain 1, the chain 1 will not count as a stitch, only the step up.  Work 3 DC in the same SP, *CH 1, work 3 DC in the next CH 1 SP, CH 1 work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in the next CH 2 Space, Complete 3 times from *, work a chain 1, 3 DC in the next chain space, CH 1, work 3 DC in the next chain 2 space. Work a HDC to join.  

We will end at the center of the point by working a half double crochet to join.

Round 4:  work a chain 1, the chain 1 will not count as a stitch, only the step up.  Work 3 DC in the same SP, *CH 1, work 3 DC in the next CH 1 SP, CH 1, work 3 DC in the next CH 1 SP, CH 1 work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in the next CH 2 Space, Complete 3 times from *, work a chain 1, 3 DC in the next chain space, CH 1, work a chain 1, 3 DC in the next chain space, CH 1, CH 1, work 3 DC in the next chain 2 space. Work a HDC to join.  

You can continue making the square as large as you want to make it.  When you end, you can work a chain 2 to join instead of the half double crochet.



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How to Crochet a Corner Granny Square by Crochet Geek




Crochet Corner Granny Square

This is a corner crochet granny square.  The first two rounds are made with joined rounds.  After that will be rows.

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Written by Teresa Richardson
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Video Tutorial:  Corner Granny Square


Video Tutorial: Corner Granny Square Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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

SP - Space

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

2 colors of yarn - Scrap yarn will work.


Work a chain of 4, join

Round 1: Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch, Work 3 double crochet, Chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet,  work a chain 1, work a single crochet in the first double crochet.  We are ending like this to end in the center of the chain space.

Round 2: Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch, Work 3 DC,  * CH 1, in the next CH 2 SP work, 3DC, CH 2, 3 DC, complete 3 times total from *, in the last space work 3 DC, work a chain 1, work a chain 2, join in the first double crochet to join. Cut the yarn, pull through give it a tug.

We will be working in rows now.  Attach the new color yarn in a different corner.

Row 3: Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch, in the same space Work 3 DC, CH 1, in next space 3 DC, CH 1, in the corner work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, in the next space work 3 DC, CH 1, in the next space work 3 DC, turn.

Row 4: Work a chain 4,  in the next space work 3 DC, CH 1, in the next space work 3 DC, CH 1, in the corner work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, Ch 1, in the next space work 3 DC, CH 1, in the next space work 3 DC, CH 1, skip 3 DC, work a DC in the last DC.

You can continue working rows to make a larger piece.






Sunday, September 15, 2013

Solid Crochet Square Baby Afghan


This afghan is approximately 24" across. You can continue with the basic pattern to make it larger. I found that it was necessary to switch to a smaller crochet hook on round 14, otherwise it was getting to full on the edges. The video will get you started for the first 5 rounds. I would recommend a simple reverse or backward single crochet edging.

Video Tutorial: Crochet Solid Square 5 Rounds

Video Tutorial: Lefty Crochet Solid Square 5 Rounds


Written by Teresa Richardson

Materials
Size K Crochet Hook
Size J Crochet Hook
4-Ply Yarn

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
DC - Double Crochet
EA - Each
LP - Loop
SC - Single Crochet

Chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 3, 2 DC through CH loop. *Chain 2, 3 DC, complete 3 times total from *, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.

Round 2: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.
(7 double crochet total on each side)

Round 3: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 7 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 7 DC, Complete 3 times total from *,
2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (11 double crochet total on each side)

Round 4: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 11 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 11 DC, Complete 3 times total from *,
2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (15 double crochet total on each side)

Round 5: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 15 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 15 DC, Complete 3 times total from *,
2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (19 double crochet total on each side)

Round 6: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 19 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 19 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (23 double crochet total on each side)

Round 7: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 23 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 23 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (27 double crochet total on each side)


Round 8: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 27 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 27 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (31 double crochet total on each side)

Round 9: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 31 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 31 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (35 double crochet total on each side)

Round 10: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 35 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 35 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (39 double crochet total on each side)

Round 11: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 39 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 39 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (43 double crochet total on each side)

Round 12: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 43 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 43 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (47 double crochet total on each side)

Round 13: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 47 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 47 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (51 double crochet total on each side)

Round 14: Change to a size J crochet Hook. CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 51 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 51 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (55 double crochet total on each side)

Round 15: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 55 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 55 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (59 double crochet total on each side)

Round 16: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 59 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 59 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (63 double crochet total on each side)

Round 17: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 63 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 63 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (65 double crochet total on each side)


Round 18: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 67 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 67 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (69 double crochet total on each side)

Continue with the basic pattern and corner increases for a larger afghan.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Small Triple Crochet Square





Crochet Long Beads


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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: 
Small Triple Crochet Square

Video Tutorial: 
Small Triple Crochet Square Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy



Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch



Materials
Size I - 5.5mm crochet hook
3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle




Chain 3, join


Round 1: Work a chain 5, This will count as the first triple crochet, chain 1. TC through center of chain, chain 1, TC through center of chain.  *CH 2, TC, CH 1, TC, CH 1, TC, complete 3 times total from *, CH 2, join with the 4th chain.


Round 2: Work 1 SC in each TC and CH 1 space, Work 3 TC in the CH 2 space.  See diagram for details.  (32 single crochet total)





Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square













Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square



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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


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



(   ) - Parenthesis - I use the parenthesis for information and as a summary at the end of each round/row to provide how many stitches are worked in each round. They are not further instructions.

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



How to work the stitches


Cluster - Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook through the space, wrap the yarn over, pull through two stitch, leave the remaining two on your hook, Wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through two, there are three loops on your hook.  Wrap the yarn over, pull through all three loops.


Popcorn - Work 5 double crochet in the same stitch. Work a slip stitch in the first stitch, working to the back of the 5 stitches, pushing the stitches to the front creating a raised effect.

Start by attaching a slip knot to the crochet hook.

Work a chain 4, join with the beginning chain.
Round 1: Work a chain 4,(the chain 4 will count as the first double crochet chain 1) *DC, CH 1, complete 7 times total from *. Join with the beginning stitch. ( 8 double crochet with a chain 1 between each stitch) Cut the yarn and change color. 


Round 2: Attach the new color of yarn to the hook. Work a slip stitch in to any chain 1 space between the double crochet.   Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, it is the step up to the next round.  *Work a cluster(see above) chain 2, work a second cluster in the same space, chain 1, continue 8 times total from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (There will be 2 cluster in each space, CH 2  for a total of 16 cluster with chain 2 between each cluster) Cut the yarn and change color.


Round 3: Attach the new color of yarn to the hook.  Attach to any chain 2 space. Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, it is the step up to the next round. *Work a popcorn stitch in the same stitch(See popcorn description above), chain 2, continue around from * for a total of 16 times, join with the beginning popcorn stitch.  Cut the yarn and change color.


Round 4: Attach a new color in the chain 2 space. Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, it is the step up to the next round.  * Work 3 DC in the same space, CH 1, Work 3 DC in the next space, CH 1, Work 3 DC in the next space, CH 1.   This next space will be an increase, work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 1, Complete 4 times total from * , join with the beginning stitch.


Sew in all the tails.    





Friday, August 5, 2011

Hazy Day Crochet Square
























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Hazy Day Crochet Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Hazy Day Crochet Square


Video Tutorial: Hazy Day Crochet Square Left Hand


Skill Level - Intermediate

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

Reverse Single Crochet- This stitch is worked in the opposite direction of the traditional single crochet.

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 Colors - Scrap yarn will work
Tapestry Needle
Work a Chain 3, join.

Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch and is the step up to the next round. Work 10 Double Crochet right through the center of the ring. (10 Double Crochet Total) 

Round 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, Work 2 DC in each stitch around.  Join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn and secure.


Round 3:  Attach the new color of yarn. Working in the front loop only, Work a reverse single crochet in each stitch around. Join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn, secure. ( 24 reverse single crochet)

Round 4: Attach the new color of yarn in the back loop only. Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, work 1 double crochet in the same loop, work 1 DC in each of the next 3 loops.  In the next loop work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC all in the same loop, *work 1 DC in each of the next 4 loops. In the next loop work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC all in the same loop.  Complete 3 times from *.  Join with the beginning stitch. Cut and secure the yarn to change color.



Round 5: Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the center corner of the increase.  Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, Work 3 double crochet in the corner. The next stitches will be the double crochet cross or cross over stitch.  It will be in the shape of an X.     *(Skip the first stitch, work a double crochet in the next stitch.  Work a double crochet in the stitch you skipped. Complete 5 times total). In the next CH 2 space, work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, Complete 3 times from *, (Skip the first stitch, work a double crochet in the next stitch.  Work a double crochet in the stitch you skipped. Complete 5 times total).  Work 3 DC in the beginning chain, CH 2, Join with the beginning chain. Cut the yarn, secure and change color.

Round 6: Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the corner. Chain 1, work 2 Half Double Crochet in the CH 2 space, *work 1 HDC in each stitch across, there will be a total of 16 HDC.  In the corner, work 2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC. Complete 3 times total from*. 
work 1 HDC in each stitch across, there will be a total of 16 HDC. In the CH 2 space, work 2 HDC, CH 2.  Join with the beginning stitch.




Right Hand Crochet Hazy Day Square



Left Hand Crochet Hazy Day Square

Monday, May 23, 2011

Square Crochet Basket



























Square Crochet Basket

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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Square Crochet Basket

Video Tutorial: Square Crochet Basket Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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


Chain 3, Join

Round 1: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 20 DC through the loop, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 2: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 DC in the same stitch and each of the next 3 stitches. *Work 5 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches. Complete 3 times from *, Work 5 DC in the next stitch, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 3: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 DC in the same stitch and each of the next 5 stitches. *Work 5 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 8 stitches. Complete 3 times from *, Work 5 DC in the next stitch, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 4: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 DC in the same stitch and each of the next 7 stitches. *Work 5 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 12 stitches. Complete 3 times from *, Work 5 DC in the next stitch, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 5: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 DC in the same stitch and each of the next 10stitches.  *Work a Front Post Double Crochet around the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 16 stitches,Complete 3 times from *, Work a Front Post Double Crochet around the next stitch.  Work 1 DC in each of the next 6 stitches. Join with the beginning stitch.
Round 6-?: Repeat round 5 for the height.


Square Crochet Basket





Square Crochet Basket Left Hand Version



Basket with Edging

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crochet Loopy Granny Square and Flower




Loopy Granny Square and Flower

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Crochet Video Tutorial:



Size G crochet Hook
4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn

Loopy Flower

Chain 6, join

Round 1: CH 1, 16 SC in loop, join

Round 2: CH 3, 3 DC in same SP, CH 3, SL ST in same SP. SL ST over next 2 spaces. Continue around for 8 petals.

Round 3: CH 1, SC in same SP, CH 5, SK 2 Petals, SC in next SC; Continue around.
SL ST in BEG SC. (4 - CH 5 Loops)

Round 4: CH 4, 5 TC in loop, CH 4, SL ST in loop, repeat twice in each loop. SL ST to next loop. (8 Petals)

Loopy Granny Square

Round 5: Attach new color. * SC around the post of SC on the flower, CH 7, Repeat 4 times total from *. Join in beg SC. (There will be 4, chain 7 loops)

Round 6: SL ST in CH LP CH 3, 4 DC, CH 2, 5 DC in same loop. *5 DC, CH 2 5 DC, Repeat 3 time total from *, join

Round 7: SL ST back 1 stitch, CH 2 for the beginning HDC, QC in the next st. HDC, In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. QC, HDC, QC in ea of the next 4 Sts. *2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC in the next CH 2 SP (corner). In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. HDC in the next st, QC in the next st, 10 stitches total. Repeat from * 3 times total. In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. HDC, QC, HDC, QC in ea of the next 4 sts, join.

Round 8: CH 2 for the beginning HDC, QC in the next st. HDC, In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. QC, HDC, QC in ea of the next 6 Sts. *2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC in the next CH 2 SP (corner). In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. HDC in the next st, QC in the next st, 14 stitches total. Repeat from * 3 times total. In this order, ea stitch will be worked in an individual stitch. HDC, QC, HDC, QC in ea of the next 6 sts, join.

Round 9: CH 1, *SC in ea ST around. 3 SC in corner CH 2 SP. Continue around from *, join. This is just an edging of single crochet stitches.










Thursday, August 26, 2010

Diamond Granny Square Variation C



Diamond Granny Square Variation C

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Granny Square Diamond
Video Tutorial: Left Hand Granny Square Diamond

Materials
Size I Crochet Hook

4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn


Chain 3, join.

Round 1. Ch 3, 2 DC, CH 2, 3DC, CH 2, 3DC CH 2, 3DC, CH 1, SC in beginning CH 3. This will put you at the center of your chain space.

Round 2. Ch 3, 2 DC, CH 2; 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH2 in next space, repeat two more times. For last corner shell, CH 1 and SC join to beginning CH3. Cut the yarn, secure and change color.

Round 3. Join the new color in a corner of the square. CH 3, 2 DC in the beg CH SP. *7 DC across in ea DC and CH 1 SP. 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in corner ch.* Repeat from * to * 3 times. 7 DC across in ea DC and CH 1 SP. 3 DC in the corner CH. CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3. Cut yarn,
secure.


Triple Crochet Cluster: Drop down to row 2 to complete cluster. FPTC around EA of the first two DC in row 2, in the first set of Sts, leaving the last loops of the TC on your hook for joining. FPTC around ea of the last 2 DC in the second set of Sts, leaving the last loops of the TC on your hook for joining.

Round 4. Join new color in the corner. CH 3, 2 DC in the beg CH SP. *CH 4, TC Cluster, CH 4. 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in the corner CH 2 SP.* Repeat from * to * 3 times. CH 4, TC Cluster, CH 4. 3 DC in the
corner CH. CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3.


Round 5. CH 3, 2 DC in the beg CH SP. DC in EA of the next 3 Sts, *3 DC in CH, 1 DC in top of TC cluster, 3 DC in CH, DC in ea of next 3 Sts. 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in the next CH 2 SP.* Repeat from * to * three times. 3 DC in CH, 1 DC in top of TC cluster, 3 DC in CH, DC
in ea of next 3 Sts. 3 DC in corner CH, CH 2 Join, Cut. Secure thread, sew in tail.







Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Embossed Crochet Flower - Circle to Square 4






















Embossed Crochet Flower - Circle to Square 4

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Embossed Crochet Flower - Circle to Square 4

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Embossed Crochet Flower - Circle to Square 4

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet

SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

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



Chain 5, join.


Round 1: CH 1, *SC through the center of the chain loop. CH 8, Complete from * 6 time total.  Join with the beginning stitch.


Round 2:  CH 1, SC in the same stitch *Working through the chain 8 loop. 2 SC, 2 HDC, 4 DC, 2HDC, 2SC, SC in the next SC.  Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.



Round 3: CH 1, *SC in the stitch between petals, Ch 5, SC between stitch 6 and 7 on round 2, CH 5, Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.


Round 4: SL ST to the chain. Work 4 double crochet in each chain around.  Join with the beginning stitch.


Round 5:  Chain for the step up. *Work, 3 TC, CH 2, 3 TC in the same stitch.  Work 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 stitches, Work 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches,  Complete 4 times total from *.  Join with the beginning stitch, cut the yarn and pull through to secure.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Crochet to Circle Square 3














 

Crochet to Circle Square 3

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet to Circle Square 3

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet to Circle Square 3

Skill Level - Intermediate




Size - 6 inch/15CM through round 5.

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

Materials
Size I/5.5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 colors - Scraps will work great for this project
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions 

Picture Version of the Front Post Double Crochet

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet - Video Tutorial 
Left Hand  Front Post Double Crochet - Video Tutorial 

Purpose for Chain at the beginning of round - Many times I will use a chain at the beginning of the round. It will not count as a stitch.  I use it as a step up so I can work the full crochet stitch in place of the traditional chain.  I feel this technique has a neater appearance than working a chain.  You may use a chain 2 or 3 if you prefer using traditional crochet techniques.



Attach the slip knot to the crochet hook. Chain 4, join with the beginning chain.



Round 1:   chain, this will not count as a stitch, Work 16 double crochet through the loop. Join with the beginning stitch.  (16 stitches total)

Round 2:   This will be an increase round with double crochet and front post double crochet. 
Chain, this will not count as a stitch, work a double crochet in the same stitch, work a FPDC(front post double crochet) around the stitch and chain1 on round 1.  *work a double crochet in the same stitch, work a FPDC(front post double crochet) around the stitch on round 1. Continue around  from * to the beginning, SL ST-slip stitch to join with the beginning stitch.  (32 stitches total - 16 DC-double crochet, 16 FPDC-Front Post double crochet)  Cut the yarn and change color.


Round 3:  Attach the new color of yarn with a slip knot to the crochet hook.   Chain, this will not count as a stitch, work a double crochet in the same stitch, work 2 DC-Double crochet in the next stitch. *Work 1 DC-Double Crochet in the next stitch, work 2 DC-double crochet in the next stitch.  Continue around to the beginning from*, join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn and change color.  (48 Stitches total)


Round 4: Attach the first color of yarn with a slip knot to the crochet hook.  Attach the yarn normally and align even, to the stitch above the FPDC on Round 2.  Chain 1, work a SC-Single Crochet in the same stitch.  Work an elongated FPDC-Front Post Double Crochet around the FPDC on Round 2.  Chain 3, Skip 2 stitches, *work a SC- single crochet in the next stitch. Work an elongated FPDC-Front Post Double Crochet around the FPDC on Round 2. Chain 3, Skip 2 stitches, continue around from *, join with the beginning single crochet. (There will be a total of 16 chain 3 loops with a single crochet/elongated Front Post Double Crochet) 


Round 5: SL ST-Slip Stitch in to the CH-chain 3 space. Chain 1, *work 3 DC-Double Crochet, CH-chain 2, 3 DC-Double Crochet in the same chain 3 space. This creates the corner point. Work 3 HDC-Half Double Crochet in the next chain 3. Work 3 SC-Single Crochet in the next CH-chain 3. Work 3 HDC-Half Double Crochet in the next chain 3. Complete 4 times total from * for each side.  Sl St-Slip Stitch to join with the beginning stitch.

You can stop at round 5 or continue with one more round.



Round 6:  CH 1, work a DC in each of the remaining 2 stitches.  *In the corner ch-chain 2 work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC.  Work 1 DC-Double Crochet in each stitch across.  There will be 15 stitches.  Complete 3 times from*.  In the corner ch-chain 2 work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC. Work 1 DC-Double Crochet in each of the next 13 stitches.  Join with the beginning stitch.  Cut the yarn, secure and sew in all of the tails.






Sunday, March 7, 2010

Frilly Crochet Granny Square


Frilly Crochet Granny Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Frilly Crochet Square
Video Tutorial:
Left Hand Frilly Crochet Square


Abbreviations

CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
DC - Double Crochet
EA - Each
LP - Loop
SC - Single Crochet

Chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 1,3 DC through CH loop. *Chain 2, 3 DC, complete 3 times total from *, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.

Round 2: CH 1,
*2 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, Complete 4 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.

Round 3: CH 1,
*2 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 7 DC,2 DC in the next CH 2 Space (Chain 7, turn, SC in the 6th stitch over, CH 7, SC in the last Stitch, turn. SC through the loop, CH 3 SC, Ch 4, SC, *CH 5 SC 3 times*, CH 4 SC, CH 3 SC, work in both CH 7 loop, SL ST through the top of the DC) CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. Complete 4 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.

You will continue the rest of the granny square by working in the top of the double crochet stitches on round 3.

Round 4: CH 1, *2 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 11 DC, 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, Complete 11 times total from *,2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.

Round 5: CH 1,
*1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 15 DC, 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, Complete 15 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.





Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bellevue Crochet Granny Square



Bellevue Granny Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Bellevue Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Bellevue Granny Square

Skill Level - Easy

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

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
PC - Popcorn Stitch - 5 DC in the same space. Work a slip stitch with the first stitch to join.


Round 1:
Ch 1, *3 DC in the loop, CH 2, 3 DC in the chain loop, complete 4 times total from*, CH 1, SC in beginning CH 3. This will put you at the center of your chain space.

Round 2: Ch 1, *3 DC in the same CH SP, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 2, 3DC in next CH SP, Complete 3 times total from *. CH 1, SC in beginning CH 3 to join.

Round 3:
Ch 1, *3 DC in the same CH SP, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC, Skip the CH 1, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC, 3 DC in the next CH 2 space, CH 2, Complete from * 4 times total. Join with a SC in the beginning stitch.

Round 4:
Ch 1, *3 DC in the same CH SP,1 (DC in next ST, PC in next, repeat the section 5 times total). Work 1 DC in ea of the next 2 Sts. 3 DC in the next chain space, CH 2,. Complete from * 4 times total. CH 1, SC to join.

Round 5:
Ch 1, *3 HDC in the same CH SP, 1 HDC in each of the next 4 stitches, 1 HDC in each of the next 5 PC, 1 HDC in ea of the next 5 stitches. Complete 4 times total from *.







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