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Event Crochet Lace

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You may have an event coming up soon like a graduation, wedding or dance recital. Crochet is a great way to add an inexpensive unique, elegant touch to any event. Think about what you may have in your own pattern library. It does not have to be fancy, difficult or expensive. I am really fond of the cliche', less is more. This is taking something really simple and turning it in to an elegant piece. Lets look at some basic shapes; circle, rectangle and square. Each of the following pieces can be made with a simple double crochet, chain or a combination of both.
The rectangle can be made in to an elegant hair bow or napkin ring.Two squares can be made in to an outer cover for a ring bearer pillow.A small circle motif can be tied with a nice little bow and filled with gift items for wedding party.A crochet square can be made into a handkerchief and embellished with some flowersStore bought napkins and place mats can be decorated with a crochet edgingCircle motifs can be shaped in to el…

Custom Crochet Apparel - Crochet Tip 40

When my kids were small, I used to sew a lot of their clothing. With sewing came many patterns so I would make sweaters for my kids shaped to the sewing patterns. You can take a basic sewing pattern, use it as a template and design your own custom crochet apparel by using your fabric pattern as a guide to shaping and size. Keep in mind that fabric patterns allow for 1/4" to 1/2" seam allowance so it will not be necessary to go outside the line. Remember to crochet a 4"x4" or 10cm x 10cm square to gauge your yarn.

Crochet Basketweave Rows - Square or Scarf

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Crochet Basketweave Rows - Square or Scarf
Written by Teresa Richardson
Video Tutorial:Crochet Basketweave Rows - Square or Scarf

FPDC =Front Post Double Crochet:
Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook. From the front of your work, insert your hook to the right side of your next stitch. Bring it up on the left side of the stitch. Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook. Pull your yarn through. You will be pulling it behind the post of the previous double crochet. This will give you 3 loops on your hook.Complete your double crochet the same way that a double crochet is created. BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet:
Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook. From the back of your work, insert your hook to the right side of your next stitch. Bring it up and around to the left side of the stitch inserting the hook to the back of your work. Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook. Pull your yarn through. You will be pulling it in front of the post of the pr…

Crochet Traditional Granny Square

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Crochet Traditional Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Crochet Granny Square - 5 Rounds

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

Written by Teresa Richardson

CH 4, join.

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

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

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

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 DC in the same CH SP, *CH 1, 3 DC in next CH SP, CH 1, 3 DC in next CH SP, CH 1, 3 DC in next CH SP, CH 1, 3DC in ne…

Day of Service

Today is a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. here in America. It is also recognized as a day of service, where people are going out in to the community to provide help for charitable organizations. People who crochet have a very generous spirit, through out the year. That is part of the genetic makeup of a crocheter. What I would like, is for everyone to share contact information for charity organizations that are in need of items such as hats, scarves, baby blankets, afghans or any organization that is special to you. Please include an address or website where we can locate the information to send items.If you don't have an address, that is alright, Please feel free to comment anyway.

Cold Weather Crochet Projects

I hope everyone is staying warm that has been hit by the cold weather. It was 28° when I woke up this morning, which is very cold for this part of the country. The high has been about 45° for the day. Normal temperatures are about 55°-60° this time of the year.

This has been a busy week with 7 new video's uploaded to Youtube. That is why it may seem a little quite here on the crochet blog. I started and ended the week with details on chart crochet for the Barack Obama Tapestry and Blue Star Service Flag Tapestry.

Throughout the week I posted 5 new square tutorials. They are great for making random granny squares for exchanges or a random square afghans. The traditional granny square is sort of an encore, now that I am no longer limited by time. The instructions are all in one video, so no more parts. The Basketweave tutorial will double for a crochet scarf or afghan. I will be posting written instructions for the basketweave tutorial.

Puff Stitch Crochet Square - 5 Rounds
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Crochet Blue Star Service Flag Tapestry

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Creator Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Blue Star Service Flag Tapestry

This is the same technique that I used to create the Barack Obama crochet piece. The Blue Star Service Flag was a fun project for me to make. It worked up very quick, with no mistakes. I have made two flags so far. The idea came from my dad as I was talking to him on the phone one Sunday, a few weeks ago. Many of you know that I am a former military spouse. My children are now serving our country with the United States Military. Crochet is something that provided comfort for me, throughout the years of many deployments.

The video tutorial is showing how to create a crochet project from a chart. I am including a smiley face for those of you that would like to practice on a different project than the flag. I included a beige background with the smiley. It will be very easy for you to substitute another color in place of the beige.

Materials
H Crochet Hook
Document Prote…