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Crochet Giveaway #11 - Closed

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This will be giveaway #11. I will be giving away 4 Crochet World and 2 Crochet Fantasy magazines. The giveaway will run from today June 30, 2009 through July 11, 2009. I will draw the winner the following day. Everyone from any country is welcome to enter.

What are you working on now? I am currently working on my square baby afghan and a flower afghan. Now that I have more time, I am going to start a thread, join as you go project.

Please do not post your personal mailing address in the comment section. That can be e-mailed privately if you are the winner.

The giveaway is open everyone around the world.
In the comment section you can leave a name, nickname or some way that I will be able to contact.
If you have previously won, I am going to ask that you wait 2 months to participate so everyone has a chance.I appreciate the great response. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Playlist for Crochet Afghan Pattern Stitches

I have several crochet pattern stitches put together in a playlist. I keep adding to the playlist as I do more video tutorials. Please let me know if you need help finding a playlist. A lot of the other video's are broken down in to categories so it is easier to find them.

This set of stitches will work well for other projects like hats, or handbags, in addition to the afghan.


Air Freshener Crochet Angel Cover

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Air Freshener Crochet Angel Cover

Video Tutorial: Air Freshener Crochet Angel Cover

Video Tutorial: Air Freshener Crochet Angel Cover Left Hand

Additional Ideas: This can also be worked in thread. It can be stiffened and used for a Christmas Tree Topper. If you have any little girls in your family, they could use it for a hand puppet.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials
Size G Crochet Hook
3-ply sport weight yarn or Caron yarn

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
ST - Stitch
SL ST - Slip Stitch
CH - Chain
SP - Space
FPHDC - Front Post Half Double Crochet

Picot (pronounced pi coh) - Chain 3 Slip Stitch in the top of the stitch

Front Post Half Double Crochet - Insert the crochet hook on the front, between the posts of the stitches. Wrap it around the back and up on the other side of the post. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it on around. Wrap the yarn over and pull through all three loops.

Dress
Round 1: Ch 1, pull loop up. Work 16 Half Double Crochet th…

Have a Safe Summer

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Truck before Truck After

Our summer has been off to a rocky start. We are very grateful and will see this event from a positive perspective. My husband was T-boned by a woman who ran a red light last Saturday, June 20, 2009. He was not injured. The irony of it all, is that we have had the truck for a week and a half. If he had been in one of our cars, he would have been seriously injured or worse. I strongly believe the truck saved his life. My youngest son Caleb said he had an angel riding with him that day.The other driver was not injured but her car was totaled.Vehicles can be replaced. Please everyone, be safe while driving.

Mesh Crochet Pattern Stitch

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Mesh Crochet Pattern Stitch

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Mesh Crochet Pattern Stitch
Video Tutorial:Mesh Crochet Pattern Stitch Left Hand Version

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain

Row 1: DC in the 4th CH from the hook, DC in the next CH. *Skip 2 chains. 1 DC in ea of the next 2 chains. Continue across from * for the width, ending with 2 DC on the edge.

Row 2: Chain 2 or 3 depending on your starting chain preference. DC in the next DC. *CH 2, Skip the chain space. 1 DC in each of the next 2 double crochet. Continue across from * for the width, ending with 2 DC on the edge.

You can continue with row 2 for the length or add a variation with 2 double crochet in each chain 2 space filling in the blocks. When you add the row of mesh stitches to the top of the double crochet row, the two double crochet should align with the previous double crochet on the mesh row. See Diagram with Red block.






Cluster and Double Crochet Pattern Stitch

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Cluster and Double Crochet Pattern Stitch

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Cluster Shell and Double Crochet Combination
Video Tutorial:Cluster Shell and Double Crochet Combination Left Hand

This pattern stitch will work for an afghan or scarf.

Abbreviations
CL - Cluster
DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain

Cluster - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the chain/stitch. Pull yarn through, wrap the yarn over the hook. Pull through 2 loops. Leave the remaining 2 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert through the chain/stitch. Pull yarn through, wrap the yarn over the hook. Pull through 2 loops. There will be 3 loops on the crochet hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all 3 loops to complete the cluster.

Cluster Set - This is 3 cluster stitches with a chain 1 between.
Multiple: 10 + 7

I have used a chain of 37 with the swatch example

Row 1: Work 1 DC in the 4th CH from the hook. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 chains. Skip 2 chains. *Work a cl…

Majestic Crochet Flower Motif - Bullion Stitch

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Majestic Crochet Flower Motif - Bullion Stitch

Video Tutorial: Majestic Crochet Flower Motif - Bullion Stitch

Written by Teresa Richardson

Materials
Size G/4mm crochet hook - Can be made with different size hooks and yarn.
4 ply yarn

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Bullion Stitch - This flower wraps the yarn around the hook 7 times. You can do more or less loops.

Chain 5, join

Round 1: CH 1, Work a SC through the CH loop. *CH 5, SL ST in the top of the SC. Work 2 SC through the loop. Repeat 5 time total from *, CH 5 SC through the loop. SL ST to join in first SC. Leave yarn attached to use on the 3rd round. ( 6 chain 5 loops total)

Round 2: *CH 3 Work 5 Bullion stitches through the loop, CH 3, SC in the same loop. Complete 6 times total from *. (30 Bullion Stitches total, 5 in each loop)

Round 3: Pick up the yarn from round 1. Pull the loop up over round 2, pull the working yarn strand through the loop. *Work a SC through round 1. SL ST in each of the next 3 CH&#…