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Ribbed Crochet Stocking Hat

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Written by Teresa Richardson


Video Tutorial: Ribbed CrochetStocking Hat


Video Tutorial: Left Hand Ribbed Crochet Stocking Hat


Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
TC - Triple Crochet
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
FSC - Foundation Single Crochet
FDC - Foundation Double Crochet

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - Light Weight 4 ply or 3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Row 1: Work 25 Foundation Double Crochet, 5 FHDC, 5FSC

Row 2: Work in the loop below the top of the stitch (this creates the rib effect) in each stitch across. 1 SC in each of the next 5, 1 HDC in each of the next 5, 1 DC in each of the next 25, Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 DC in each of the next 25,1 HDC in each of the next 5, 1 SC in each of the next 5, turn.

Continue rows 2 and 3 until you get the width of the cap.

Sew the two edges together working through the same loop that was used to create the rib stitch on one side and through the top stitches on the oppo…

Yarn Companies that provide International Shipping

I have purchased from Herrschners many times. They provide International Shipping. If you are outside of the USA, you will find the yarn that I use in most of the tutorials with Herrschners.  http://www.herrschners.com/

Webs: America's Yarn Store
http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm

Please comment if you know of another company that ships international.

Crochet Time

Do you find that you have plenty of time to crochet or never enough?

New Video Watch Page on YouTube

The new video watch page is being launched on YouTube this evening, so it may be difficult to navigate around the site. The following link will help you become familiar with where everything is located. If you need additional help in finding something, please ask any time.

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Crochet Challenges - Reading Patterns

Reading patterns can be very challenging.  It may be helpful to have the common crochet abbreviations printed out and handy when you come across different patterns.  I am including a link to my crochet blog with many of the abbreviations.

Crochet Challenges ?

What do/did you find most challenging about crochet?

What was your first crochet project?

What was your very first Crochet Project?  Mine was a thread snowflake. I threw it away because everything was crooked and the stitches were uneven.  Later I made a shell baby afghan for my son.  The afghan helped me learn some stitch consistency in repeating the same stitch over and over. I threw a lot of my first crochet projects away because I thought they were ugly. I regret doing that now and wish I would have saved some of them.  I was very hard on myself and felt that everything had to look perfect.  Back then as a "green crocheter", the perfection I was looking for came with a lot of practice. This gave me the stitch consistency making everything look even.