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Jacmel Crochet Granny Square

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Jacmel Crochet Granny Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Jacmel Crochet Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Jacmel Crochet Granny Square

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet
EA - each

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
This is working around the post of the stitch. If you are left handed, you will replace right with left.

Front Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook from the front and to the right of the post of the stitch, wrap the hook around the post and back up the opposite side. Wrap the yarn over and pull it around. Complete the double crochet.

Back Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook from the back and to the right of the post of the stitch, wrap the hook around the front of the post and to the back on the opposite side. Wrap…

Crochet Circle to Square 2

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Crochet Circle to Square 2

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Circle to Square 2

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Circle to Square 2

Skill Level - Easy

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

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
How to do the stitch

Chain 8, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1: Chain 1, work 16 DC through the loop, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 2: Chain 5, *DC in the next stitch, CH 2. Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch. (16 DC, Chain 2 total)

Round 3: CH 3, 3 DC in the CH 2 space. *DC in next stitch, 3 DC in next CH 2 space. Continue around from *, join (64 DC total)

Round 4: CH, *work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the same stitch. CH 2, skip 3 DC, HDC in the next stitch. CH 2, skip 3 DC, SC in the next stitch. CH 2, skip 3 DC, HDC in the next stitch, CH 2, Complete from * 4 times total.

Round 5: SL ST to the CH space. CH 1, *Work 3 DC …

Puffy Spike Crochet Square

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Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
PS - Puff Stitch

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

Stitch Instructions
Spike Stitch

Put your hook through the top of the previous single crochet.
Pick up the yarn from the back side, pull it through.
Wrap the yarn over, pull through one loop.
Wrap the yarn over and pull through both loops.

Puff Stitch:

Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 3 loops on the hook.
Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 5 loops on the hook.
Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through.…

Crochet Pumpkin

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Crochet Pumpkin

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Pumpkin

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Crochet Pumpkin

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
FPHDC - Front Post Half Double Crochet
ST - Stitch
EA - Each
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease


Definitions
Front Post Half Double Crochet -  Wrap the yarn over your hook.  Insert the hook to the side of the stitch(right if you are right handed, left if you are left handed), around the back and up the opposite side.  Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull it around.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all loops.  This completes the front post half double crochet.


Half Double Crochet Decrease - This is taking 2 stitches, reducing and combining them to 1 stitch. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through the stitch. Leave the loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn …

Wheel Stitch Square Baby Afghan Complete

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It took me a couple of months but I have completed the Wheel Stitch Square Baby Afghan. I used the front post crochet stitch, which creates a textured lip effect around each wheel. The afghan is right at 33 inches/83.8 centimeters across.

This is the link for the written instructions: Crochet Wheel Stitch Square - Catherine's Wheel

Crochet Dad has a variation of the wheel stitch square using a wheel stitch rectangle. Great idea Crochet Dad!!!

Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square

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Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square
Video Tutorial: Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square Left Hand Version

Written by Teresa Richardson

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

( ) Parenthesis - For this pattern, the parenthesis are used for repeating the stitches along the sides of the pattern.

* Asterisk - This is used to repeat the pattern an amount of times from the *asterisk

Popcorn Stitch - Chain 1, pull up a loop, work 5 Double crochet in the same chain space. Slip stitch around the back of the 5 stitches to the first double crochet. This will complete the popcorn stitch. This creates a raised set of stitches.

Elongated Front Post Double Crochet - For this pattern the post stitch will be worked two rounds below. Insert the hook to right side of the stitch, (left side for left hand), bring it up to the opposite side around the post of the stitch. Pull the yarn up with a good …

Rectangle Crochet Granny Square

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Rectangle Crochet Granny Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Rectangle Crochet Granny Square

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

Long Side - This represents instructions for the long side within each round. There will be 3 DC, CH 1 in each chain 1 space across the long side.


Work 13 foundation single crochet.

The Multiple is 3 if you want to work a chain or add more stitches for a longer rectangle.

Round 1: CH 3, Work 2 DC in the same Space. CH 2, Work 3 DC, CH 2 3 DC in the same end stitch. (This creates the corners) *CH 1, skip 2 SC, work 3 DC in the next, Continue across from *. CH 1, work 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH2, 3DC all in the same stitch at the end. (This creates the corners). *CH 1, skip 2 SC, work 3 DC in the next, Continue across from *. SC in the beginning CH 3 to join.

Round 2: CH 3, 2 DC in the same space.
Long Side 1:*CH 1, 3 DC in the next CH 1 space. Continue across from *. Corner- 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC in the same…

Streamer Crochet Square

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Streamer Crochet Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Streamer Crochet Square

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Streamer Crochet Square

Materials
Size 1/5.5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
This pattern stitch can be made with a variety of crochet hooks and yarn.

Skill Level - Beginner/Intermediate

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
SK - Skip

Chain an amount for the width you want.

Row 1: Work one double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook. CH 1, Skip 1 chain, DC in the next chain. *CH 1, Skip 1 chain, DC in the next chain. Continue across from * ending with a DC in the last chain.

Row 2: CH1, SC in the next chain 1 space skipping over the double crochet. CH 1. *Single crochet in the next chain, chain 1. Continue across from * ending with a slip stitch in the top of the last double crochet.

Row 3: Chain 4, this will count as the first double crochet chain 1. *Skip the next sc, work a double crochet right over the chain of the previous row and right in to the …

Crochet Giveaway #11 - Closed

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This will be giveaway #11. I will be giving away 4 Crochet World and 2 Crochet Fantasy magazines. The giveaway will run from today June 30, 2009 through July 11, 2009. I will draw the winner the following day. Everyone from any country is welcome to enter.

What are you working on now? I am currently working on my square baby afghan and a flower afghan. Now that I have more time, I am going to start a thread, join as you go project.

Please do not post your personal mailing address in the comment section. That can be e-mailed privately if you are the winner.

The giveaway is open everyone around the world.
In the comment section you can leave a name, nickname or some way that I will be able to contact.
If you have previously won, I am going to ask that you wait 2 months to participate so everyone has a chance.I appreciate the great response. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Bavarian Crochet Stitch Blanket

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Crochet Blanket Wheel Stitch Square - Catherine's Wheel

Video Tutorial:Bavarian Crochet Stitch

Crochet Dad has a variation of the wheel stitch square using a wheel stitch rectangle. Great idea Crochet Dad!!!

Written by Teresa Richardson

Joined Stitches - The joined stitches will be done by wrapping the yarn around your hook twice, insert the hook through the stitch, pull the yarn through the stitch, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through two loops, wrap the yarn over, pull through two loops. Leave the last loop of each stitch on your hook. There will be 5 loops on the hook for the corner joined, 8 loops on the hook for the flat edge joined.

NOTE:

The wheel stitch with the back post is a heavier stitch using more yarn. It will make a nice and warm afghan.The wheel stitch square can be modified and used with double crochet.The wheel stitch can be easily modified to use more stitches in each wheel

CH 5, Join.
Round 1: *CH 3, work 4 TC joined, CH 1 to secure, CH 3, SL ST in the CH. C…

Crochet is Repetition - Crochet Tip #49

Crochet is repeating stitches. It may be the same stitch or a series of various stitches.

Pattern Stitches are sets of stitches being repeated. A set of repeated stitches may include 1 row or several rows to complete the pattern stitch.

An Afghan with simple to intricate designs, is made up of sets of rows, that are repeated for the length of the afghan.

When making a Granny Square there will be 4 sets of repeated stitches on each round, since a granny has 4 sides.

When making a Doily, there will be sets of repeated stitches for each round.Some doilies may have an obvious flat side where others may be round, square or oval shape.

The Purpose of Increase Stitches - Crochet Tip #48

The purpose of adding increasesor fullness evenly throughout your project, is to make your crochet piece get larger or lay flat.
Granny Squares: the extra stitches are added in the corners. This will also form pointed corners
Oval: the increases are added evenly around 2 endsCircle: the increases are evenly added around the whole pieceAn increase stitch is usually two of your main pattern stitches worked in the same stitch on the previous round. Sometimes it can be three stitches. If your project has chains, adding more chains is another way to increase and make your piece expand in size so it will lay flat. An example of an increase would be to work 2 double crochet in the same stitch.

Crochet Character Cube

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Crochet Character Cube

Written by Teresa Richardson

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain

Materials
Size G/4mm Hook
4 Ply Yarn

Video Tutorial:Crochet Character Cube

Chain 16

Row 1: Work 1 single crochet in each chain across.

Row 2-17: CH 1, turn, work 1 single crochet in each single crochet across. (17 single crochet total)

Make 6 squares total

Embellishing the Squares
This is where you will want to decorate your square with an embellishment of your choice.

How to Make Letters

Video Tutorial:How to Make Letters on Crochet

Video Tutorial: How to Make Letters on Crochet - Part 2 - Rope Technique

Joining the Sides
Align the square sides together. With the contrasting color, work 15 single crochet evenly across the edges to join.

Joining the Bottom of the Cube
Work 15 single crochet evenly around each edge, making sure you work a stitch in the joining seam of each side.

Joining the Top of the Cube
Work 15 single crochet evenly around three edges, making sure you work a stitch in the joining seam of …

Swag and Spike Granny Squares

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Swag and Spike Granny Squares

Video Tutorial: Swag and Spike Granny Squares
Video Tutorial: Swag and Spike Granny Squares Left Hand

Written by Teresa Richardson

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

Front Post Double CrochetModified - This stitch will be worked around the lower round and completed in the next stitch to be worked, which is securing the stitch in place. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the crochet hook to the right of the stitch, around the back and to the front on the left of the stitch. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull around the stitch. Push the strand of yarn behind the hook. Insert the hook through the stitch on the previous round and complete the double crochet.

Chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 1, pull loop up, 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, pull loop up, 2 DC in same CH space. 1 D…

How to Modify a Granny Square Size - Crochet Tip 45

I like to mix and match granny squares, creating an assortment of colors and squares. I have found that I can get an average 6" square, 4-6 rounds, with a size G, H or I hook when that is the size I am looking for. Occasionally I will find that my last round may make the square a 7" size, which will be larger than what I want. To fix this, I will do some modification by using smaller stitches on the last few rounds to make the square closer to 6". If I am using double crochet, I will use a half double crochet or single crochet to achieve a 6" square. When you are following a pattern and your square is turning out larger than the size you want, go ahead and modify the stitch by using smaller basic crochet stitches. You can add rounds if you have a square that is just not quite large enough. Look through the pattern to see if there is a design element that you can carry to an extended round, tying it all together.

April Fool's Day

I am letting you all know that if you happen to visit Youtube today, you may find video's upside done. They have a really cute April Fool's joke going on.

I am currently working on getting a new granny square posted in the next day or two. Since we are well in to spring here down south, I have been outside placing patio blocks in front of the sunroom and spreading mulch in the flower beds.

Follow Up- 2009 Winter Special Olympic Scarf Project

I was amazed to see the number of people who participated in the 2009 Winter Special Olympic Scarf Project. I knew they were hoping for 5000. Can you believe they got 55,000 instead? I want to thank everyone who participated in sending a scarf. WAY TO GO!!!!!

http://www.2009worldgames.org/volunteer/scarf-project

Feel free to share links to charitable organizations who accept handmade items at any time. I will be more than happy to post a blog if you have a current project that is looking for donations.

I know Project Linus always has a need for volunteers and donations somewhere in the country. Here is the link to my GRANNY SQUARE BLOG with ideas and patterns for squares.

How Do You Use Scrap Thread or Yarn?

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How do you like to use up your scrap yarn and thread? You can share ideas and links in the comment section.

I use my leftover thread to make flowers. The images show a pansy and tulip doily out of scrap thread. Some of the flowers are smaller or larger sizes because the threads are not the same size. It really gives it a unique character with different sizes, especially since flowers in real life are never the same identical size.

The most common way I use up scrap yarn is granny squares. It is also great for embellishing faces on stuffed animals or dolls.

Sun Beam Crochet Granny Square

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Sun Beam Crochet Granny Square

Quick and Easy Crochet for Beginners

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Sun Bean Crochet Granny Square

Abbreviations
EA - Each
SP - Space
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SC - Single Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet

Long FPSC -Will be worked around RND 1HDC. Insert the hook from the front right of the stitch, around the back, and to the front left of the stitch. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull up. Making sure that all loops are behind the crochet hook, complete single crochet in the HDC of the previous round.

Behind Chain: If you look closely at the chain, it is made up of 3 loops for each chain, it will have 3 loops that make up each chain. There are 2 at the top front and 1 on the bottom back. The loop worked in for round 6 is the single loop on the back of the chain.

CH 4, Join.

Round 1: CH1, pull up, this will not count as a stitch. Work 12 HDC through the center of the CH 4, join. (12 HDC total)

Round 2: CH…

Shell Magic Crochet PotHolder

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Shell Magic Crochet PotHolder

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Shell PotHolder

Materials
G-Crochet Hook
4-Ply Cotton Yarn

Abbreviations
FSC - Foundation Single Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
EA - Each
SK - Skip
BEG - Beginning
SL ST - Slip Stitch

SHELL - 5 Double Crochet

NOTE: There will be two ways to start this potholder. You will choose which technique you are most comfortable working with.
Start 1: 31 FSC
Start 2: CH 32, SC in ea CH across.

Round 1: CH 1, SC in the end SC, 5 DC in the same SC. SK 2 sc, 1 SC in the next SC, SK 2 sc, *5 DC in the next, SK 2 sc, 1 SC in the next sc, sk 2 sc, Complete 4 times total from *, SK 2 sc, 5 DC in the end SC, SC in the same SC, Working down the opposite side: *5 DC opposite the previous shell, sk 2 sc, SC in next SC, sk 2 sc, complete 5 times total from *, sk 2 sc, 5 DC in the last SC opposite the shell on previous side, SL ST together in beg SC.
Round 2: SL ST to the 3rd DC, CH…