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Beginner Crochet Stitches - For the Newbies

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This is two playlists for the beginner crocheters, right and left hand.  Please feel welcome to share and embed these playlists on your blogs/sites so they can be easily found.

Beginner Crochet Right Hand


Left Hand Beginner Crochet



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


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

Cashmere Yarn

Have any of you ever worked with cashmere yarn?  How did you like the results and what did you make? 


The big question, was it expensive?  I know when I think about cashmere, price is something I would keep in mind.  Where would a person find cashmere yarn?


I have never worked with cashmere yarn.   Am I missing a good yarn?  Please share your thoughts.



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


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

Crochet Pig Angry Bird Hat

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Crochet Pig Angry Bird Hat




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:  Crochet Angry Bird Hat
Video Tutorial:  Crochet Angry Bird Hat Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


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


Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - Light Green - Black - White - Dark Green
Tapestry Needle


Hat
Yarn Marker - This can be a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of the round


CH 3 join with the beginning chain.


Round 1: Work 12 SC through the chain. Do not Join. Work the continual round. You may want to use a yarn marker.


Round 2: Work 2 single crochet in each stitch around (24 Single Crochet


Round 3:  Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around (24 Single Cr…

Crochet Videos - Independent Producer

Crochet has made a big comeback on the Internet in the past few years. There are some thoughts I want to share with those of you who earn revenue on your crochet, knitting and crafting videos.  This will apply to sites other than YouTube as well. 


I know many of you participate in account monetization on YouTube or have gone on to become a full partner. The type of videos we make take a lot of time to produce.   I have been approached by a few 3rd party sites who want to purchase my videos for a flat fee and then upload them on their YouTube channel.  Some have said the future videos I make can only go on their channel.  Others have requirements that make the videos look like spam.  They can embed and link our existing videos on their sites if they are really interested in our existing content.  


I have done many Google searches for professional video production. It starts from $1000-$10,000 on up for a 15-30 second commercial video.  


Something else that is often looked over is our croc…

Baby Booby Beanie - Dedicated to Breastfeeding Moms

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This is dedicated to all breastfeeding moms. I breastfed all my babies in public 29 years ago.    Women should not be forced or shamed in to a dirty bathroom to feed their babies.   When baby is hungry, feed your baby. Don't let someone else make you feel it is wrong. The divine plan for human nature set it to breastfeed your baby.  Shame on the people who take what is natural and turn it in to something else. 

Baby Booby Beanie Cap



Download a free PDF copy of this pattern here.  You are welcome to share this pattern and send through email.


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Baby Booby Beanie
Video Tutorial:  Baby Booby Beanie Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 colors
Tapestry Needle

With Color A
Chain 2 - 
Round 1: Work 6 single crochet through the first chain - 6 single crochet total.  Do not join. Work in continual round.  You …

Red & Tan Crochet Beanie

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Red & Tan Crochet Beanie


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:  Red & Tan Crochet Beanie
Video Tutorial: Red & Tan Crochet Beanie Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy


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


Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - Red - Brown
Tapestry Needle


Hat
Yarn Marker - This can be a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of the round  
CH 4, join with the beginning chain.


Round 1: Work 12 SC through the chain. Do not Join. Work the continual round. You may want to use a yarn marker.


Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet)


Round 3:  Work 2 single crochet in each stitch around (24 Single Crochet)


Round 4: Work 1 single cr…

Crochet Baby Cap Okefenokee

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Crochet Baby Cap Okefenokee

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby Cap Okefenokee


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Baby Cap Okefenokee 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


Size: Approximately 15 - 17 inches around

Stitch Combination - Set of Stitches (Stitch combo is a generic term)
1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet - This will be called a stitch combo. The single crochet will be skipped with the exception of joining on each round.  The work will be done in the first and second double crochet for increase rounds. The second double crochet for rounds with no increases.



Work a chain 5, join.


Round 1: Work a chain 1, *1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet through the chain, work 6 times through the chain, join with the beginning stitch. Slip stitch to the next double crochet. (6 set of stitches total)


Increase Round: The stitch combo will be worked in t…