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Slinky Crochet Flower

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Slinky Crochet Flower

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Slinky Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Slinky Crochet Flower

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet
QC - Quadruple Crochet

Materials
Yarn
Hook
Tapestry Needle

This flower curls right around like a curly cue. You can make it as full/long as you want to while using any combination of petals.

Make a chain of 31.

Row 1: work a single crochet in the second chain from the hook, chain 2, skip 1 chain, work a single crochet in the next chain. Continue across. This is not a project that has to be precise. If you end up with an extra chain at the end, go head and make the last chain 2 and single crochet right next to the last single crochet. With this chain amount you will have about 15 chain 2 loops.

There is a variety of ways to make the petals. You can make your petals all the same or make them all different.

Petal 1: CH 1, 4 HDC, …

Crochet PotHolder with plastic Ring Double Thick

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Crochet PotHolder with plastic Ring

This is a double thick crochet potholder made with crochet cotton yarn.  I have been guilty of making these potholders out of acrylic yarn in the past.  However acrylic yarn will burn and melt with  heat and hot items.  I only recommend using cotton.

Here are a few more potholder ideas.

Double Thick Potholder made with the shell stitchDouble Thick Heart PotholderMagic Potholder Seed StitchMagic Potholder Single Crochet

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet PotHolder with plastic Ring

Video Tutorial:Crochet PotHolder with plastic Ring Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply Crochet Cotton
Tapestry Needle
Plastic Ring 1-1/8" - different sizes will work


Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.  Attach the yarn to the rinf with a slip stitch.


Work 24 single crochet around the ring.  Join with the beginning stitch.



Round …

Crochet SnowFlake 7

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If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

Crochet SnowFlake 7

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet SnowFlake 7

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet SnowFlake 7

Skill Level - Beginner/Intermediate

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

Materials
Size 1 steel crochet hook
Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Sewing Needle

Chain 3, join with the beginning chain.


Round 1: *Chain 3, SC in the loop, Complete 5 time from *, chain 1, HDC in the first chain to join.  We want to end in the center of the last loop.  (6 loops total)

Round 2: CH 1 SC in the same loop,* CH 5 SC in the next loop,  continue around from *  join in the first SC (6loops total)


Round 3: Chain 1, *SC in the same SC, Chain 6, TC, CH1, TC, CH1, TC, CH 4, SL in the same stitch, CH 6 SL ST in the same ST, CH 4 SL ST in the same ST, TC, CH1, TC, CH1, TC, CH 6 SC in next SC, Compl…

Crochet Viewer Work - December 2010

How to Make a Thread Crochet Holiday Lace Ornament by Crochet Geek

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How to Make a Thread Crochet Holiday Lace Ornament

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:How to Make a Thread Crochet Holiday Lace Ornament

Video Tutorial: Left Hand How to Make a Thread Crochet Holiday Lace Ornament

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
TC - Triple Crochet

Materials
Size 10 steel crochet hook
Size 10 Thread
Tapestry Needle
Round ornament or ball 7 inches/18 cm around - You can also use the plastic children play balls for a non breakable ornament or Styrofoam ball wrapped in fabric.

Work a chain of 5, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1: Ch 1, *SC through the loop. CH 4 SC through the loop. (complete 7 times total from *) CH 1, work a HDC to join. (8 loops total) 


Round 2: Ch 1, *SC through the loop. CH 4, SC in the same CH, CH 4, SC in the next CH. (complete 7 times total from *) CH 4, SC in the same CH, CH 1, work a HDC to join. (12 loops total) 


Round 3:Ch 1, *SC through the loop. Ch 4,  SC in th…

Crochet CandyCane

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Crochet CandyCane


Video Tutorial:Crochet Candy Cane

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Version 
Red Section
With red yarn Chain 50.

3 SC in each chain across. It will start to twist and be very uneven.

White Section
With white yarn Chain 50.

3 SC in each chain across. It will start to twist and be very uneven.

Straighten each individual section out so the twist is turning one way. Once that is accomplished, join the two sections together, twisting them together to form the candycane. Once they are evenly twisted, secure each end with yarn so they won't come apart. Sew in all the tails. Run a pipe cleaner through the center of the candycane. Twist the yarn section in the direction to tighten the yarn on the pipecleaner. This will grab the fibers of the pipecleaner tighten it up nice and neat. You can hotglue or dab craft glue to the pipecleaner and yarn so it will stay in place and not come apart. Shape project in to a candycane. I have found that fishing line or clear craft line will work very well…

Which loop to crochet under - Front Loop - Back Loop or Both Loops

If there is no indication to go through the front loop of a stitch or back loop, what I do is put my hook below both loops.  The reason is that I find it looks nicer and will be more secure than one loop.   For example,  when I was first learning to crochet, I was following instructions from a leaflet I had purchased.  It was for a shell afghan.  The instructions were telling me to put the hook through the back loop of the single crochet.  By the time I was done, I had big holes with each shell I had made. The shell is a heavy combination of crochet stitches, so it is bound to pull on the individual strand creating big holes.  Going under two strands will keep it more secure and evenly distribute the slack.  That taught me to go through both loops of the single crochet for that pattern and any other pattern that does not have a decorative purpose.  I also recognized that many of the patterns were advising to go through the back or front …