Posts

Explaining Crochet Multiples

Image
This image has an example of a multiple and explains what a multiple is. If you are just starting out with crochet, don't be hard on yourself for not getting it right off the bat. It does take some time. It took me a few years before I fully understood multiple.  We all learn at different paces.  Continue crocheting and one day you will have that ah-ha moment.




Crochet Frozen Snowman Crochet Geek

Image
Crochet Frozen Snowman 

Written by +Teresa Richardson+Crochet Geek

Video Tutorial: Frosty the Crochet Snowman

Video Tutorial: Frosty the Crochet Snowman Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate

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

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Stuffing/Filling of some type 

Bottom
Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the chain loop
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around
Round 3: *Work 1SC in next, Work 2 SC in next
Round 4: *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 2, Work 2 SC in next, repeat around from * (24 single crochet total)
Round 5:*Work 1 SC in ea of the next 3, Work 2 SC in next, repeat around from * (30 single crochet total)
Round 6:*Work 1 SC in ea of the next 4, Work 2 SC in next, repeat around from * (36 single crochet total)
Round 7-10:Work 1 SC in each stitch around (36 single crochet total)
Round 11:Work one single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches, work a single crochet decrease. (30 si…

Little Mittens, Small Hands - One of my early crochet pieces

Image
I was looking through some containers today and stumbled across these little mittens.  They were made for my daughter Amanda when she was really small, 3-5 years old.  That makes them 25-27 years old, which is also a testament to how long yarn can last.  The yarn is small, so I am thinking they were made with the 2 ply worsted and probably a size E crochet hook.  I didn't follow a pattern so this is one of my first engineered projects where I crocheted some and then measured the piece next to my daughters hand to get the right size.  I added some embroidery flowers with a lavender color to make them girly and different.  She loved to wear these mittens, even in the house and when it was warm.

More from +Crochet Geek


Ballet Lace Crochet Hair Accessory - Bun Cover

Image
Ballet Lace Crochet Hair Accessory - Bun Cover

This will show how to make a snood hair cover.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Materials
Size 10 Crochet Thread
Size 6 Steel Crochet Hook
Hair Band- About 2" long
Beads or Crystals

Abbreviations
MC = Magic Circle
DC = Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
SP = Space

Video Tutorial:Crochet Hair Bun Cover

Video Tutorial:Crochet Hair Bun Cover Left Hand Version

Video For the Magic Circle:Magic Circle

V-Stitch: For this project the V-Stitch will be a DC, CH 3, DCV-Stitch Increase: DC, CH 3, DC, CH 3, DC

Round 1: CH 6, *DC, CH 3 through the magic circle. Complete 9 times total from *, join. Pull circle tight. SL ST to CH 3 SP. Make sure to sew a secure knot once the project is complete. It is best to wait to knot until the end in case you need to start over. (10 DC, CH 3 total)

Round 2: CH 6, DC in same chain 3 space. *V-Stitch in the next CH 3 space. Complete 9 times from *, join. SL ST to CH 3 SP. (10 V-Stitches total)

Round 3: C…

Crochet Zombie Skeletor Hat

Image
Crochet Zombie Skeletor Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Zombie Skeletor

Video Tutorial: Crochet Zombie Skeletor Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

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

Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 12 HDC through the chain, do not join, we will use a continual round.
Round 2: Work a SC for the first stitch for a gradual step, HDC in the same stitch. Work 2 HDC in each stitch around, attach a yarn marker so you know where the first stitch is. (24 Half Double Crochet)
Round 3: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (24 Half Double Crochet)
Round 4: *Work 2 HDC in next stitch, Work 1 HDC in next, continue around from *. (36 Half Double Crochet)
Round 5: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (36 Half Double Crochet)
Round 6: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 2 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (48 Half Double Crochet)
Round 7: W…

Crochet Flower Julia

Image
Crochet Flower Julia

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Julia

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Julia Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

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

Petals - Make 5
Work a chain 4, join.
Row 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 10 HDC through the chain. Turn
Row 2:Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 2 HDC in each stitch around.  Work a slip stitch with the first stitch.
We will have a slightly curved up teardrop shape. 

Slip stitch all the flower petals together at the base. Sew in all the tails.

Flower Center
Chain 3, join.
Row 1:Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 9 HDC through the chain.  Join.
Row 2:Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.  Join. It will curl up.  Sew in the center tail.
Place the flower center over the center o…

Tiny Crochet Blossom

Image
Tiny Crochet Blossom

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Tiny Crochet Blossom

Video Tutorial:  Tiny Crochet Blossom Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations

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

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

Work a chain of 10.
Work 3 HDC in each chain.
The stitches will start to curl.  This is what we want to happen.

Knot and cut a long length of yarn. Weave the yarn through the foundation chain and pull so it curls more.  Once the flower is adjusted, knot and secure everything in place.

The chain can be made longer for a longer flower.


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