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Crochet Snowflake 3

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I am going to be doing a tutorial on starching for display purposes.

Crochet Snowflake 3

Skill Level: Intermediate

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Snowflake 3

Chain 4.

Round 1: Ch 1, *SC, CH 3, 6 times total from*, SL ST in beg SC.

Round 2: SL ST up to center CH 3 SP, *SC, CH 5, SC in same SP, CH 2, Repeat 6 times total from *, SL ST in BEG CH.

Round 3: SL ST to center of CH 5, CH 6, *SC, CH 6, Repeat 5 times total from *. SL ST in beg SC.

Round 4: CH 7, SC in same SP, 6 SC in CH, * SC CH 7, SC in next SC, 6 SC in next CH loop, Repeat 5 times total from *, SL ST in BEG SC.

Round 5: SL ST up the next 3 CH's to the center of the loop. *Ch 3 SL ST in same LP, CH 5 SL ST in same LP, CH 3, SL ST in same LP. CH 5, SC in 3rd SC CH 3, SC in next SC CH 5, Repeat 6 times total from *, SL ST in BEG CH. Cut yarn, sew in tail.

Lopsided Rounds - Crochet Tip 21

For some reason, a granny square may lean at times, when working in the same direction. If you have a lopsided granny square or round this is what I recommend. Work your granny square by turning each round. Alternating directions, it will straighten up. Another thing to keep in mind, when you are in the middle of a project, you may notice imperfections that most people will not notice. Don't be hard on yourself.

Crochet Snowflake 2

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Crochet Snowflake 2

Skill Level: Intermediate

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Snowflake 2

CH 3, Join

Round 1: CH 5, (this counts as the first DC, CH 2) *DC through CH loop, CH 2, Repeat from * 5 times total. SL ST to BEG CH 3.

Round 2: CH 3, DC in same ST., CH 10, *2 DC in next DC, CH 10, Repeat from * 5 times total. SL ST to BEG CH 3.

Round 3: SL ST over to CH 10, CH 1, *5 SC through CH 10 LP. (Triple Picot)CH 3, SL ST in loop, CH 5 SL ST in LP, CH 3, SL ST in LP. 5 SC through CH 10 LP. Repeat from * 6 times total. SL ST to BEG CH 1.


Works In Progress (WIP) for Sunday October 26, 2008

The contest is going very well with a lot of entries. This is my first contest so I am open to suggestions for the length of time that blog contests typically run. I am also open to a more creative idea on how to pick a winner for future contests. I already have an idea on what I want to give away next. I will give you a hint. It has to do with something "new".

I am currently working on two more snowflakes and another flower. I love making flowers. I have some video editing and pattern writing to finish up and I will get them posted. I am going to do a tutorial on how to stiffen the snowflakes once I get my current projects complete.

I have to tell what I thought was a cute story that happened yesterday at the beach. My husband and I decided to head out to Tybee Island because it was a beautiful day. There were a lot of surfers. One surfer in particular looked very peculiar. It turned out that he had on a Halloween mask. It was just the funniest thing to see a sur…

My Oldie Pumpkin Projects

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I happened to come across these little creatures today as I ventured through my attic. I made them about 16 years ago and used to put them out at Halloween when my kids were little. Things change quite a bit without kids around anymore. I was really surprised that they are still pretty bright in color. I don't think I have ever washed them so maybe that is why. I noticed that the glue on the eyelashes of the big pumpkin is showing. It must have gotten hot and melted. The triple digit summer's take a tole on things in the attic. Other than that they are all in pretty good shape. The pilgrim pumpkins were always my favorite. I thought I had given my pumpkins away so I am happy I found them.

Crochet Magic Heart Potholder

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Magic Heart Potholder

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Magic Heart Potholder

Abbreviations:
FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet
CH = Chain
HDC = Chain
EA = Each
MC = Magi Circle
SL ST = Slip Stitch

Size G Hook
Lilly & Cream 4 Ply Crochet cotton- You can use any yarn. This is really a great project to use up scrap yarn.

I am providing two foundation starts. I like the foundation crochet or chainless foundation better for some projects and this is one of them.

Foundation Start 1: 24 FHDC

Foundation Start 2: CH 25, 24 SC in ea ch across

Round 1: Side 1: 24 HDC
Side 2: 24 HDC , join in beg HDC, CH 1 (48 HDC total)

Round 2 - 12: 1 HDC between ea HDC, join ( 48 HDC total)

Fold on the diaganol and sew together.


Circle

MC or Chain 3, join.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 HDC in loop, join.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC between ea previous HDC, join. ( 12 HDC total)

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 HDC between ea previous HDC, join, (24 HDC total)


Round 4: CH 1, *1 HDC between next st, 2 HDC between next st, continue around f…

Small Crochet Leaves

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Small Crochet Leaves

Written by Teresa Richardson

Leaves: *CH 8, SL ST in ea of the next to Ch's. HDC in next CH, DC in ea of the next 3 Ch's, HDC in the next CH. Repeat from * for a total of 5 times for this project. Leaves can be made in one piece. You can make individual leaves, two leaves and change the amount how ever you want to. Sew to the center top of the pumpkin. Secure with knot when finished.