Crochet Giveaway #12 - Closed - Congratulations to CarolsVideos

This will be giveaway #12. I will be recycling 6 crochet magazines with this giveaway. The magazines are: White Crochet- 1998, Old Time Crochet- 1994, White Crochet Christmas- 1992, Crochet-May 2009, Country Afghans- Spring 1993, Crochet World- June 1979. The giveaway will run from today August 25, 2009 through September 1, 2009. I will draw the winner the following day. Everyone from any country is welcome to enter. You can comment here or on YouTube.

Please do not post your personal mailing address or personal information 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.

Amigurumi Shape Playlist

The playlist shows some of the basic shapes that could be used in the construction of amigurumi animals and larger stuffed toys. The Japanese use a smaller hook and thread/yarn to create the fine detail of the small animals. From the feedback I get, I have found that the word is often associated with any stuffed animal.

Wheel Stitch Square Baby Afghan Complete

It took me a couple of months but I have completed the Wheel Stitch Square Baby Afghan. I used the front post crochet stitch, which creates a textured lip effect around each wheel. The afghan is right at 33 inches/83.8 centimeters across.

This is the link for the written instructions: Crochet Wheel Stitch Square - Catherine's Wheel

Crochet Dad has a variation of the wheel stitch square using a wheel stitch rectangle. Great idea Crochet Dad!!!

Ideas for Afghans

This is examples of crochet afghans and blankets that will work nice and easy.

Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square

Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square
Video Tutorial: Bulky Popcorn Crochet Granny Square Left Hand Version

Written by Teresa Richardson

PC - Popcorn
SL ST - Slip Stitch
CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
PC - Popcorn

( ) Parenthesis - For this pattern, the parenthesis are used for repeating the stitches along the sides of the pattern.

* Asterisk - This is used to repeat the pattern an amount of times from the *asterisk

Popcorn Stitch - Chain 1, pull up a loop, work 5 Double crochet in the same chain space. Slip stitch around the back of the 5 stitches to the first double crochet. This will complete the popcorn stitch. This creates a raised set of stitches.

Elongated Front Post Double Crochet - For this pattern the post stitch will be worked two rounds below. Insert the hook to right side of the stitch, (left side for left hand), bring it up to the opposite side around the post of the stitch. Pull the yarn up with a good …

Grip for the Steel Crochet Hook

This is my solution for a comfort grip on a steel crochet hook. I am still using the gooshy pencil grip along with some tack putty to compensate for the excess space. The combination of the putty and grip mold and create a custom grip making it even more comfortable. I wanted to come up with something that was not permanent on the steel hook.

Crochet Solid Rectangle

Crochet Solid Rectangle

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Solid Rectangle

The starting length can be any length to adapt to various size afghans.

Foundation: There are two ways to start.

I used the foundation single crochet, with 12 stitches in the video.
You can also use a chain if you prefer. which will be a chain of 13. You will be working around the chain.
Round 1: Chain 3, Work 2 DC in the end stitch. Chain 2, Work 3 more DC in the same end stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 10 stitches, Work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, all in the end stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 10 stitches. Work 3 DC in the end stitch. SC in the beginning stitch to join.

Round 2: CH 3, Work 1 DC in the same space below. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 DC, In the corner, work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC all in the same space. Work 1 DC in each of the next 16 DC, In the corner, work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC all in the same space. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 DC. In the corner, work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 D…