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How to Make a Puffy Crochet Puff Stitch

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Radiant Crochet Flower

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Radiant Crochet Flower

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Radiant Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Radiant Crochet Flower

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size G/4 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Long Half Double Crochet- This stitch is wrapping the yarn over the hook and pulling it up even with the chain.

Attach a slip knot to your crochet hook, chain 4, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1: *Chain 3, Slip stitch through the center of the chain. Complete 5 times total from *.
Round 2: Slip stitch through the center of the first chain 3, *Chain 1, Work 3 HDC through the center of the chain 3 loop, CH 1, SL ST in the same chain space, SL ST through the center of the next CH 1, Continue around from * and complete 5 times total.

Round 3: Change Color, Attach the new color in the center of the petal. *chain 4, slip stitch through the center of the petals. Continue around fr…

Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Medium

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Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Medium

Written by Teresa Richardson

The following video tutorials are for the smaller heart. This medium heart does not have a video tutorial. This heart is approximately 4-1/4"/11CM width, 5"/13CM length.

Video Tutorial: Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Skill Level - Easy

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

Single Crochet Decrease - Insert the crochet through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through, insert the crochet hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn and pull through all 3 loops.

Materials
Size G/4 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Fiberfill Stuffing to fill the heart

Make 2 Circles
Chain 3, join.
Round 1: Work 12 SC, do no join. Work in a continual round. (12 Single Crochet)
Round 2: Work 2 SC in ea stitch around ( 24 Single Crochet)
R…

SlipKnot and Incorrect Foundation Chain Count - Crochet Tip #59

When I learned to crochet, I was taught that a slip knot was added to the crochet hook as a crochet technique alone. After that, you made a specific number of chains. I have never counted the slip knot as a stitch. Some people have been taught to count the slip knot. This will be another reason why the foundation chain count may be off when working a project. It will depend on how the crocheter was taught and how the pattern author was taught. This is something to keep in mind as a crocheter and deciphering the many patterns you come across. Each author is going to have a different interpretation in how they guide you to make a project.

This video shows how to attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.

Recycle from Clothing - Crochet Tip #58

If you have old clothing that is going to be thrown away, check it thoroughly to see what you can recycle.
Save the buttons. They work well for eyes or decorations on your crochet projects. Pockets and zippers may come in handy as an embellishment.
Some clothing may have unique designs that can be sewn on to a crochet hat or afghan.
This is a great way to stretch your crafting budget. Please share your ideas on what you recycle and use with crafting.

Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

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Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Skill Level - Easy

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

Single Crochet Decrease - Insert the crochet through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through, insert the crochet hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn and pull through all 3 loops.

Materials
Size G/4 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Fiberfill Stuffing to fill the heart

Make 2 Circles
Chain 3, join.
Round 1: Work 9 SC, do no join. Work in a continual round. (9 Single Crochet)
Round 2: Work 2 SC in ea stitch around ( 18 Single Crochet)
Round 3-4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 18 single crochet)
On the second circle, join each of the remaining 5 SC to the stitches on the opposite circle.

Round 5: Work 1 …

Rib Cuff Crochet Baby Bootie

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Rib Cuff Crochet Baby Bootie

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Rib Cuff Crochet Baby Bootie

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Rib Cuff Crochet Baby Bootie

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each

Materials
Size G/4 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Front Post Half Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook from the front and to the right of the post of the stitch, wrap the hook around the post and back up the opposite side. Wrap the yarn over and pull it around. Complete the half double crochet.

Back Post Half Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook from the back and to the right of the post of the stitch, wrap the hook around the front of the post and to the back on the opposite side. Wrap the yarn over and pull it around. Complete the half double crochet.

Sole and Sides
Round 1: Side 1:Create 8 Foundation Half Double Crochet

Round 1: Side 2: Work …