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How to Make the Crochet Entrelac Stitch Video Tutorial

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How to Make the Crochet Entrelac Stitch Video Tutorial

Crochet Spring Rose

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Crochet Spring Rose

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

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Spring Rose

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Version Crochet Spring Rose

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Row 1: Work 78 foundation single crochet or a chain of 79 with a single crochet in each chain.

Row 2: CH 1, * Work a Single Crochet , skip one stitch, work 5 HDC in the next stitch, skip a stitch, complete 5 times from* ,   * Work a Single Crochet in the next stitch, skip one stitch, work 5 DC in the next stitch, skip a stitch, complete 5 times from*,  * Work a Single Crochet in the next stitch, skip one stitch, work 5 TC in the next stitch, skip a stitch, continue across from* , work a single crochet in the last st…

Donating for a Cause through Crochet

During tragedies, there are always scammers that will set up shop over night, to take advantage of the good nature of human beings.  Don't let that stop you from donating! Just be aware! When donating during a tragedy or any time, keep in mind that emergency supplies and support will have priority entering the devastation zone.  If you send a handmade item, it could set in a cargo bin for months as emergency needs are met first.


Here are some tips to think about when you are making your decision on how you will donate.
Research thoroughly, with donating monetarily or sending your handmade work Find a trusted non-profit organization or church that has direct ties in the country Make sure there is a needFood for Thought: How would you feel if you made several crochet blankets, to discover they got dumped in the garbage? Maybe they end up on Ebay through misrepresentation, with profit going to a scammer, instead of the place you intended them to go!


I often feel that fiber artists are e…

Old Ladies Only? Addressing the Stereotype

A few months back, I was contacted by a male who thought I should be marketing crochet DVD's to little old ladies in nursing homes. That was his pitch.  It was a serious inquiry because he wanted to include some of his video work on the DVD as well. 


How old were you when you first learned how to crochet?  I was 20 when I learned.  I want to get rid of this "old lady" stereotype because anyone and everyone can crochet.  Being a former Army wife, crochet accompanied me around the world and became a friend who was there for me through all times.  As we share our knowledge, I want our next generations, both male and female to feel that they can do this at any point in their life.  Crochet is NOT just for "old ladies".


How to do you think the stereotype got started?

Crochet Spring Rose

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Crochet Spring Rose

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

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Spring Rose

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Version Crochet Spring Rose

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Row 1: Work 78 foundation single crochet or a chain of 79 with a single crochet in each chain.


Row 2: CH 1, * Work a Single Crochet , skip one stitch, work 5 HDC in the next stitch, skip a stitch, complete 5 times from* ,   * Work a Single Crochet in the next stitch, skip one stitch, work 5 DC in the next stitch, skip a stitch, complete 5 times from*,  * Work a Single Crochet in the next stitch, skip one stitch, work 5 TC in the next stitch, skip a stitch, continue across from* , work a single crochet in the last stitch,…

Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

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Please Note:  The pom poms in this video have yarn threads that could come out.  Please use responsibly!





Crochet TearDrop Earring

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Crochet TearDrop Earring

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

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet TearDrop Earring

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Version Crochet TearDrop Earring

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size 10 Steel crochet hook
Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Tapestry Needle
26 Gauge wire
Assortment of tiny glass beads
Earring Findings


Rounded Needle Nose Pliers (Jewelry Pliers)
Scissors


Cut a length of wire, approximately 10 inches long.  Round one end of the wire, with your pliers so the beads do not come off.  Put the beads on your wire.  I put mine on in segments of 3 for a total of 36.  You can modify and create a bead pattern of your choice.  Once you get the 36 beads on the wire, turn the other end of the wire, leaving room between the beads to attach the crochet work.


NOTE:  Be careful not to twist y…