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Cheerful Crochet Flower

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Cheerful Crochet Flower

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Cheerful Crochet Flower

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials
Size G/4.0mm Hook
4 Ply Yarn

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
CH - Chain

Extended Single Crochet - This is working a loose and taller single crochet so everything is not all squashed together.

Loop Behind Stitch - If you look at the top of a stitch, you will see a "V" shape. Right behind each stitch is another loop on the back side. This is what is meant by "Loop Behind Stitch" or "Loop in Back of Stitch". By working in the back of the stitch, the top "V" portion of the stitch is pushed to the front to create a unique effect. This is the same effect done to create ribbing.

CH 6, join

Round 1: CH 1, pull up, this chain will not count as a stitch Work 1 HDC through the CH. *CH 7, SL ST to the top of the HDC you just completed. 2 HDC through the CH. Complete 5 times from *. CH 7…

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I have a page on Facebook that I forgot I had. I thought it will be a great place for to share pictures for those of you that already have accounts. You can also discuss, add video and any of the other nifty features that Facebook offers. I am on Facebook quite often.

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Crochet Hook Grips Online

I am including an online link to purchase Gooshy Grips, and Pencil Grips.

Art Supplies Online
http://www.artsuppliesonline.com/catalog.cfm?cata_id=10230

Student Supply has a variety of pencil grips. Some are really cute and different. It does look like they require a bulk purchase so if you have a lot of crocheters in your area, you could all purchase them together.
http://www.schoolsupplyprojectboards.com/catalogs/index.asp?category=310424

Crochet Baby High Top Booties

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Baby High Top Booties

Video Tutorial:Crochet Baby High Top Booties
Video Tutorial:Crochet Baby High Top Booties Left Hand

Written Instructions for a Toddler Child size high top bootie: Baby High Top Booties - Toddler/Child Size

Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level - Intermediate

Size Estimate
Hook F/3.75mm - Size 3.5"/8.9cm Sole
Hook G/4.25mm - Size 4"/10.2cm Sole

Abbreviations
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC - Half Double Crochet
EA - Each
CH- Chain
MC - Magic Circle
HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease
( ) - Parenthesis - The parenthesis are used to include how many stitches are made on each round or other information of relevance.

Half Double Crochet Decrease - The HDC DEC is worked over 2 stitches to join and reduce it down to 1 stitch. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook in the first stitch, pull the yarn through the stitch. Leave all 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook in the next stitch, Wrap the y…

Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Double Crochet Rows

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Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Double Crochet Rows

Written by Teresa Richardson

This pattern stitch will make a great afghan or a scarf.

Size Estimate for a K/6.6mm crochet hook:
Baby Afghan - Chain 90 for 27.5 inches or 69.9CM
Full Size Afghan - Chain 225 for 68.5 inches or 174CM
Scarf - I am recommending a chain of 28, same as the video and a smaller size G or H crochet hook.

Skill Level: Beginner familiar with crochet basics to Intermediate

Video Tutorial:Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Afghan or Scarf

Materials
Crochet Hook Size K was used in the video
4 ply yarn

Abbreviations
CM = Centimeters
SK - Skip
CH's - Chains
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
Shell - 5 Double Crochet -For this project, the 5 double crochet worked together will be called a shell.

Multiple: 6 chains ( Chains will be added or taken away in increments of 6 to adjust the size)

Row 1: Work 2 DC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SK 2 CH's, SC in the next, *SK 2 CH's, work 5 DC in the next CH, SK 2 CH's, SC in the next…

Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Afghan or Scarf

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Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Afghan or Scarf

Written by Teresa Richardson

This pattern stitch will make a great afghan or a scarf.

Size Estimate for a K/6.6mm crochet hook:
Baby Afghan - Chain 90 for 27.5 inches or 69.9CM
Full Size Afghan - Chain 225 for 68.5 inches or 174CM
Scarf - I am recommending a chain of 28, same as the video and a smaller size G or H crochet hook.

Skill Level: Beginner familiar with crochet basics to Intermediate

Video Tutorial:Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Afghan or Scarf

Materials
Crochet Hook Size K was used in the video
4 ply yarn

Abbreviations
CM = Centimeters
SK - Skip
CH's - Chains
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
Shell - 5 Double Crochet -For this project, the 5 double crochet worked together will be called a shell.

Multiple: 6 chains ( Chains will be added or taken away in increments of 6 to adjust the size)

Row 1: Work 2 DC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SK 2 CH's, SC in the next, *SK 2 CH's, work 5 DC in the next CH, SK 2 CH's, SC in…

Head Measurement for Hat - Crochet Tip #50

The most accurate way to get a custom fit for a hat, is to measure the head, working your modified pattern to a head measurement. If a gauge is available with the pattern, that will also give you an idea on how close your crochet style is to that of the author of the pattern.

The easiest way to change size with a hat pattern is to use a larger or smaller crochet hook. Another way to change size is to eliminate rounds for a smaller hat or do additional rounds with increase stitches for a larger hat.

The following chart is an estimate for various size heads.

Newborn
Head Circumference 13" - 14 "
Hat Circumference = 11.5" - 13"
Hat height = 5.5 to 6"
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Baby - 3 to 6 months
Head Circumference: 14" - 17 "
Hat height= 6.5 - 7"
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Baby - 6 to 12 months
Head Circumference: 16" - 19 "
Hat height = 7.5"
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