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Square Crochet Basket

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Square Crochet Basket

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



Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963


Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Square Crochet Basket

Video Tutorial:Square Crochet Basket Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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

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


Chain 3, Join
Round 1: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 20 DC through the loop, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 2:Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 DC in the same stitch and each of the next 3 stitches. *Work 5 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches. Complete 3 times from *, Work 5 DC in the next stitch, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 3:Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work…

Seeking Volunteers for Captioning Crochet Videos

I am looking for volunteers to help with subtitling crochet video's in English only. I will be happy to write up a document if you need credit for a course or volunteer work. I am including a link to Universal Subtitles, which is a free subtitle program. I have used the program and it is very easy. It will help keep track of the videos that have captions and the ones that do not. There is a big need for captioning.  The captioned text will provide the ability for the videos to be translated to different languages.  When you subtitle a video, please let me know.





This is the link to the playlists I have created with the video content.  
http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963?feature=mhum#g/p

If the video does not have a CC, then captioning has not been created.  You copy and paste the link to the video in the UniversalSubtitle Program.  Please include the name of the video and link when you write. I will need the information to find it. Write to me when the video is complete
I am a…

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,…