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Lace Crochet Flower Doily

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Lace Crochet Flower Doily

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet GeekVideo Tutorial: Lace Crochet Flower Doily

Video Tutorial: Lace Crochet Flower Doily Left Hand

Skill Level - Advanced

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

Materials
Size 9 steel crochet hook
Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Tapestry Needle

Chain 7, join.

Round 1: Chain 5, this will count as the first double crochet chain 3 *DC in chain, Chain 2, eight times from *. Join with the 3rd chain up.  ( 9 Double Crochet, chain 3)

Round 2:  Chain 5, DC in same stitch. *Chain 1, Work a DC, CH 2, DC in the next stitch. Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch, 3rd chain up. Slip Stitch in to the chain 2 space.

Round 3: Chain 3, DC, CH 2, 2 DC in same space. * Chain 2, in next chain 2 space work, 2DC, CH 2, 2 DC. Continue around from *, Chain 2, join with the beginning chain 3.

Round 4: Chain 3, DC, CH 2, 2 DC in same space. * Chain 3, in next chain 2 space work, 2DC, CH 2…

Crochet Daffodil

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Crochet Daffodil

This set of instructions will teach you how to make a crochet daffodil.

Written by Teresa Richardson

+Teresa Richardson+Crochet Geek

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Daffodil

Video Tutorial: Crochet Daffodil Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

How to Make
Single Crochet Decrease:Put the hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over pull through. There will be 2 loops on the hook. Leave both loops on the hook.  Put the hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over pull through.  There are 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over and pull through all three loops.

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

We will be making 6 petals and 1 center.  Since this crochet, you can work in extra petals and use an odd petal count to customize and put your own unique spin on the flower.  

Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.  There are many different techniques. Find which one works bes…

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…