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Simple Crochet Heart

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Simple Crochet Heart

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Simple Crochet Heart

Video Tutorial: Simple Crochet Heart Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

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

Chain 5, join with the beginning chain.
Round 1: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, Work 12 full double crochet through the chain.
Round 2:  Work 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, The next stitch will be an increase. Work 1 HDC and 3 DC. In the next stitch work 4 TC, 1 HDC, work a sl st in the next stitch. In the next stitch HDC, 4 TC, next stitch 3 DC, 1 HDC, work 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches. Work 3 HDC in the last stitch. Join with the beginning stitch.








Butterfly Crochet Sapelo

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Butterfly Crochet Sapelo

Written by +Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Butterfly Crochet Sapelo

Video Tutorial: Butterfly Crochet Sapelo Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Chenille Wire or Pipe Cleaner

Chain 5, join
Round 1:  CH 1, 3 DC, Chain 8, 3 DC, CH 5, 3 DC, CH 5, 3 DC, CH 8, join with the first stitch. SL ST to the center DC. 

Round 2: Work 8 DC in the chain loop, , Work 8 DC in the chain loop.  *SL ST in center DC.  In the next CH 5 loop, work 5 DC, CH 3, SL ST in same stitch, Work 5 DC in same chain, complete twice from *.  SL ST in center DC.Work 8 DC in the chain loop, , Work 8 DC in the chain loop. Sl ST in center DC, cut yarn, pull through. 

Wrap and shape wire around center.  Shape antenna.

If you don't have wire available, you can cut several strands together, tie to center.  Separate strands at top and knot for antenna.  See image above for example.

If yo…

Crochet Bear Applique

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Crochet Bear Applique

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Bear Applique

Video Tutorial: Crochet Bear Applique 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 4, join
Round 1:  CH 1, this is the step up, Work 12 DC through the ring,
join with the beginning stitch.

Round 2: CH 1, this is the step up, Work 2 DC in each stitch around, join.  (24 Double Crochet)

Ears
Chain 2, 3 triple crochet in the same stitch, 3 triple crochet in the next stitch, chain 2, slip stitch in the same stitch.  Work a sl st in each of the next 4 stitches,  Chain 2, 3 triple crochet in the same stitch, 3 triple crochet in the next stitch, chain 2, slip stitch in the same stitch.

Size G Crochet Hook
Snout
Chain 3, join, Work 7 Double crochet, join. Cut the yarn, pull through.
Sew to the center of the face.

Chain 2, work 2 SC in the second chain.  Sew to the snout

Size G Crochet Ho…

Explaining Crochet Multiples

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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

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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

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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.

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Ballet Lace Crochet Hair Accessory - Bun Cover

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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…