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Crochet Flower - How to Add Rounds

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This video will show how to add petals and rounds to your flowers. Use your imagination to create original flower arrangements.

Video Tutorial: Crochet Flower - How to Add Rounds
Video Tutorial:   Crochet Flower - How to Add Rounds

Written by Teresa Richardson

Abbreviations
FPSC - Front Post Single Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
DC - Double Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet

Chain 5, Join

Round 1: 10 SC through the loop, join in the beginning single crochet.

Round 2: CH 1, *SC in the same stitch, CH 3, SK 1 SC, SC in the next, complete 5 times total from *, the last chain 3 will be a slip stitch to join. (5 chain 3 loops total)

Round 3: *CH 1, 6 DC in loop, CH 1, SL ST in the next SC, complete 5 times total from *. (5 Petals Total)

Second Set of Petals
Round 4: CH 1, *BPSC around the post of the SC on round 2. CH 5. Complete 5 times total from *, SL ST to join in beginning SC. (5 Chain 5 loops total)

This section will provide two alternative petals.
Method 1 -Round 5: *CH 1, 9 …

Hook & Yarn Comfort - Crochet Tip 43

I always recommend to hold the crochet hook and yarn in a way that is comfortable for you. There are suggested ways to hold the hook but you as long as you are getting like results, do what is most comfortable for you. Many times you will see a suggested "traditional" method in a book. Also keep in mind that there is more than one way to hold the hook and yarn. Some techniques are not taught in a book. If you are able to achieve a similar outcome, then it will be correct. You may have learned or discovered another crochet technique.

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.

Crochet CupCake with Cherry & Sprinkles

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Crochet CupCake with Cherry & Sprinkles

Video Tutorial:Crochet CupCake with Cherry & Sprinkles

Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level - Intermediate

Materials
Size G or 4mm Crochet Hook
4-Ply Yarn
Polyester Fiberfill or Stuffing

Abbreviations
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
FPDC - Front Post Half Double Crochet
MC - Magic Circle
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
QC - Quadruple Crochet
SC DEC- Single Crochet Decrease

CupCake Sides
Row 1: 7 FHDC,
Row 2 - 28: CH 1, turn, this will not count as a stitch. 7 Front Post Half Double Crochet.
Slip Stitch to the first row as you complete the last row to join the sides.

CupCake Bottom
MC
Round 1: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, 12 HDC in the loop, Join in beginning HDC. Pull shut. (12 Half Double Crochet Total)
Round 2: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, 2 HDC in ea ST around for a total of 24, Join in beginning HDC. Cut the yarn leaving a length of about 10 inches. (24 Half Double Crochet Tota…

When Do You Crochet the Most?

What is your favorite time of day to crochet?
What part of the year do you crochet the most?
I find that I crochet more at night while watching a movie or tv show. I feel like I pretty much crochet about the same amount of time year around. I have taken my crochet to the beach along with my paper and pen because that is one place I am inspired by new ideas.

Crochet Giveaway #4 Winner

Congratulations goes to Eunice as the winner of giveaway #4. Your name for the trash is cute. I will have to remember that one. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Winning Comment: all my "tails" land in file 13 aka the trash. Never thought to save them to use them as stuffing...now that is a good idea.
Eunice

Crochet Cupcakes Anyone?

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Cupcakes will be coming up soon. When my son was a baby I had a crochet cookie that I would hand him. It always went straight to his mouth. I wonder if the cupcakes would have been as convincing.