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Solid Crochet Square Baby Afghan

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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 …

Small Triple Crochet Square

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Crochet Long Beads


If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches




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Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet




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)





Square Crochet Basket

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Square Crochet Basket

If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches



Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963


Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet


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…

Crochet Loopy Granny Square and Flower

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Loopy Granny Square and Flower

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Crochet Video Tutorial:

Loopy FlowerLoopy Granny Square - Part 1Loopy Granny Square - Part 2
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 …

Diamond Granny Square Variation C

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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…

Embossed Crochet Flower - Circle to Square 4

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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. …

Crochet to Circle Square 3

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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 Chainat 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 technique…

Frilly Crochet Granny Square

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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 beginni…

Bellevue Crochet Granny Square

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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 …

Leaning Crochet Stitches and Squares - Crochet Tip #60

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Have you noticed that the stitches in some squares may lean more than others? In this example, the stitches have a slight lean but it is not real noticeable. This is because the rounds of the square are worked in the same direction. Think about when you crochet a row of stitches when working a blanket. At each end you turn. The stitches will have a different look with crochet rows. To solve the stitch lean, you will turn on each round. This will produce more uniform stitches, that should stand taller and reduce the stitch lean.

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.…

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 …

Bavarian Crochet Stitch

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Crochet 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. Complete …

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.