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Crochet Cluster Shell

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Crochet Cluster Shell

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Cluster Shell

Abbreviations
CL - Cluster
DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain

Cluster - Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook through the stitch/chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through two loops. Leave the two loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert it through the same stitch/chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through the loop. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through 2 loops. There will be 3 remaining loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all three loops.


Cluster Shell - Cluster, CH 2, Cluster in the same space/stitch/chain, CH 2, Cluster in the same space/stitch/chain.


Multiple - 8

I recommend a chain of 150 for a baby size afghan.  You can increase or decrease by 8 to modify the size.

Row 1: Work a Single Crochet in the 2nd Chain from the hook. *Skip 3 chains, in the 4th work the cluster shell(Se…

Crochet Bikini Top - Triangle Shape Motif

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Crochet Bikini Top - Triangle Shape Motif

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Bikini Top - Triangle Shape Motif

Skill Level - Easy Beginner

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
ST - Stitch

Materials
Size I/5.5mm crochet hook
Yarn/Cotton of your choice
Yarn Marker - A scrap tail will work great as a yarn marker

I will not be using a chain 1 at the beginning of each round. This is to reduce the visibility of the seam. The top can be worked in a continual round if you choose to do so.

CH 3 Join.

Round 1: Work 9 SC through the chain.

Round 2: Work 1 SC in same ST, *3 SC in next ST. 1 SC in ea of next 2 ST's. Repeat from * 2 times total. 3 SC in next ST. 1 SC in next ST.

Round 3: Work 1 SC in EA of the next 2 St's, *3 SC in next ST. 1 SC in ea of next 4 ST's. Repeat from * 2 times total. 3 SC in next ST. Work 1 SC in EA of the next 2 St's.

Round 4: Work 1 SC in EA of the next 3 St's, *3 SC in next ST. 1 SC in ea of next 6 ST's. Repeat from…

Crochet Abbreviations - Skip or Miss

Over the years I have come across patterns that will tell you to MISS a stitch. It does sound confusing. This is the same as SKIP a stitch.Maybe there is someone who knows more about where the term MISS came from. I suspect it is a European term from Great Britain.

SK - Skip

Winner of Giveaway #11

Congratulation's to GheckoAZ, winner of Giveaway #11.

How to make Crochet Cluster V Stitch

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Learn how to make a crochet cluster V stitch.  You can make a blanket, scarf, shawl or afghan with this crochet stitch.

Crochet Cluster V StitchWritten by Teresa Richardson
Video Tutorial: Crochet Cluster V Stitch
Video Tutorial:Crochet Cluster V Stitch Left Hand
AbbreviationsCL - Cluster
DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain

Cluster - Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook through the stitch/chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through two loops. Leave the two loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert it through the same stitch/chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through the loop. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through 2 loops. There will be 3 remaining loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all three loops.

Cluster V Stitch - Cluster, CH 2, Cluster in the same space/stitch/chain.

Multiple 3

Make a loose chain. Your work will be tight at the bottom and expand as you pro…

Crochet Hooks - Aluminum vs Plastic, Bamboo, Wood

What I like about the aluminum and steel hooks is that they do not bend. My thoughts are if the plastic hooks have any flexibility, it may make a difference in how I crochet. Flexible plastic will slow me down and affect the consistency of my stitches. If the plastic hook is solid, then it should not make much of a difference. I will use non-flexible hard plastic hooks from time to time.

I have never used a bamboo or wooden hooks to complete a full project. The video tutorial with novelty yarn is the only experience I have had with a wooden hook. It is not enough for me to form an opinion one way or the other.

Please share your experiences and likes or dislikes about crochet hooks you have tried in the past.

Ripple Crochet Stitches

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This will be the Ripple Crochet playlist. All playlists are available on my main youtube channel page. Please ask if you need help finding a video or playlist.



Single Crochet Ripple <<< Written Instructions









Ripple Crochet Symbol Instructions<<< Written Instructions









Ripple Crochet Variation 3<<< Written Instructions