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Crochet Snow Leprechaun

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This project has a lot going on with the instructions. Let me know if you see something that does not make sense.It may be a typo.The video should be done sometime this week.

Video Tutorial:

Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Materials
Fiberfill
G Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn - Green
4-ply Yarn - White
Button Eyes
Button Nose

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
ST - Stitch
MC - Magic Circle

Single Crochet Decrease - Insert your hook in the first single crochet, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through the loop, leave the 2 loops on your hook. Insert the hook in to the next loop. Wrap the yarn over your hook and pull through. You will have 3 loops on your hook. Pull through all 3 loops to make the single crochet decrease.

Continual Round - Instead of joining at the end of a round, do a single crochet in the first stitch. The purpose of the continual round is to eliminate ugly seams that will appear with joining.
Ending Con…

Winner of Giveaway #5

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Crochet Stitch Stiffness - Crochet Tip 44

Smaller crochet hooks will produce a tighter, stiffer stitch. This will work well when making a project that you want to hold its shape, like a basket or hat. Use a larger hook to get a softer stitch, without as much stiffness. The yarn choice will also play a role in stitch stiffness.


How to Make your own Crochet Hook Grip

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How to Make your own Crochet Hook Grip

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:How to Make your own Crochet Hook Grip

Video Tutorial:How to Make a Grip for a Steel Crochet Hook

Materials

Plastic Tubing1/4" x .170 - This can be purchased from a home improvement store.

Gooshy Grips - This can be found at Wal-Mart or an office supply store. These are pen and pencil grips.

Cut the plastic tubing to the same size of the grip.
Cut your tubing the length of the tube. This will provide give for various size crochet hooks.
Slide the grip over the plastic tubing.
Slide everything all at once over your crochet hook.
For a longer grip, double the size of tubing and use two grips.
You may not need tubing for the larger crochet hooks.

Crochet Chocolate or Vanilla Cookie

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Crochet Chocolate or Vanilla Cookie

Video Tutorial:

Written by Teresa Richardson

Abbreviations
MC - Magic Circle
HDC - Half Double Crochet

Exterior Cookie - Make 2
Magic Circle or Chain 4, join.
Round 1: CH 1 pull up, this will not count as a stitch, 12 HDC through the loop, join in the beginning HDC. (12 HDC total)

Round 2: CH 1 pull up, this will not count as a stitch, 2 HDC in ea HDC around, join in the beginning HDC. ( 24 HDC total) Cut off a length of tail for sewing the pieces together.
Secure the magic circle with a knot and sew in the tail.

Frosting
Magic circle or you can start with a chain 10, join.
CH 1, pull up, 24 HDC through the magic circle. Do not pull the magic circle tight. Adjust the stitches evenly and secure the magic loop with a knot. Sew in all the tails.

Sandwich the exterior pieces, right sides out and the frosting on the inside. Evenly stitch through the cooke to secure all pieces. Knot and sew in the tail when all pieces are secure.

In the video example, I to…

Thread Crochet Edging for Placemat

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Thread Crochet Shell Edging

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Thread Crochet Shell Edging

Abbreviations
TC - Triple Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
CH - Chain
SK - Skip

This edging is added to a blanket stitch edging. It can also be used on a solid crochet afghan as an edging.

Shell: The shell will be 7 triple crochet with a chain 1 between each stitch.

Round 1: 3 SC in each blanket stitch around. Make sure you add extra stitches in the corners for the added fullness that corners need.

Round 2: CH 1, *SC in same SC, skip 3 SC, Shell in next SC, continue around from *. It is alright to modify the stitch spaces by skipping more or less single crochet, to end with the same amount of shells on each side.

Round 3: CH 2, skip the first triple crochet, *SL ST in the next TC, CH 4, SL ST in the same stitch. SL ST in the CH 1 SP. Complete 4 times total from*. SL ST in the next TC, CH 4, SL ST in the same stitch. CH 2, SL ST in the next SC. Continue around. O…

Current Projects for Thursday March 9, 2009

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I am still here and working on new projects. I am close to completing a placemat edging tutorial with thread. Hopefully I will have it uploaded to Youtube before the weekend, provided that my Internet Service Provider cooperates with the upload. Sometimes the larger file sizes are a little stubborn. I am also working on my Snow Leprechaun. I hope the video will be done before St. Patricks Day.This will be a first toy/doll type of a project for me. I had a lot of fun making him. My husband even helped with telling me that he needed ears. Now he has pointy green ears.