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Chunky Yarn Giveaway with Crochet Geek - CLOSED on 4-DEC-2013

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+Trish Bresolin has been notified and responded.  Thank you to everyone who participated.


Its been a while since I have done a giveaway so its time to give away some yarn and hooks.  This is not a product placement or sponsorship and is something I am doing on my own.

We have 5 Balls of Chunky yarn from Lion Brand.  On the label is the number 6 to indicate chunky.


2 Balls are Grey Marble - 109 Yard - 97 metersBrownish Ball with Silver is Gemstone - 92 Yards - 84 MetersRed and Gray Ball is Grizzlies - 64 Yards - 59 MetersPurplish Bass is Portland Wine - 81 Yards - 74 MetersCrochet Hooks are Boye Size J-6mm,  K-6.5mm,   N-9mm


I will randomly select a winner on December 4th, from the comments on this blogpost.  The guidelines are as follows:


To comment, you will need to use a Google+ account.  This is so I have a way to contact you.  Should you be the winner and I don't hear from you in 7 days after notifying you, I will give the yarn to the next person. Follow Me on Google+ +Crochet G…

Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible Tunisian Crochet Geek

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Crochet Reversible Cap - Tunisian Simple Stitch








Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible

Video Tutorial: Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible Left Hand

Skill Level - Advanced Easy

Abbreviations

CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
((    ))  -  Working Between - There are instructions repeated between the parenthesis.

Materials
Size P/11.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

You will need 2 strands of 4 ply yarn - 2 separate sources to work with.  I will refer to them as Yarn Ball A and Yarn Ball B to distinguish which source of yarn you are working with.

They can be wound up into balls or worked from skeins.  You will be flipping your work from one end to the other.  When you add the chains on your hook, it is will come from Yarn Ball A.  When you work the chains off, it will come from Yarn Ball B.

This cap will be worked with the continual round.

NOTE - The size of the chain can be larger or smaller.  The technique will still work.

Using Yarn Ball A: Work a cha…

Crochet Cap Cypress - Toddler Cap Crochet Geek Free Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Cap Cypress

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Cap Cypress

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Cap Cypress Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

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 Estimate - 18 Inches/46 Centimeters

Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 12 HDC, join with the first stitch

Round 2: Work 2 HDC between the stitches around, join. ( 24 Half Double Crochet)

Round 3: Work 1 HDC between each stitch around, join. ( 24 Half Double Crochet)

Round 4: 2 HDC between ea  ( 48 Half Double Crochet)

Round 5: SL ST into the next stitch, CH 1, this is the step up, DC in the same stitch, work a DC in the previous stitch. *Skip the next stitch, work a DC in the stitch after.  Work a DC in the skipped stitch,  continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (There will be 48 individual stitches, 24 sets of X stitches)

Round 6-10:SL ST into the next stitch, CH 1, this is the st…

Crochet Snowflake Shakuntala

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Crochet Snowflake Shakuntala

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Snowflake #9

Video Tutorial: Crochet Snowflake #9 Left Hand Version

Skill Level -Intermediate



Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Steel crochet hook
Thread
Tapestry Needle

You can use different size steel crochet hooks, different size thread and yarn.  I used size 10 crochet cotton in this project.

Chain 3, join
 Round 1: Work 12 HDC through the ring, join

Round 2: Ch 1, SC in the stitch, *Chain 7, skip a stitch in next stitch, Continue around from *, join when you get around to the beginning. (6 chains total)

Round 3: *Work 9 SC in each chain 7 loop, continue around, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 4: Slip stitch to the 4th stitch, *Chain 13, work a SC in the 4th SC.  Continue around.

Round 5:  *Work 8 SC in the chain, CH 7 SL ST,CH 9 SL ST, CH 11 SL ST, CH 9 SL ST, CH 7 SL ST, work 7 SC, continue around. join with the beginning stitch upon completion. 









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How to crochet Crochet Ice Cream Cone #CrochetGeek

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Crochet Ice Cream Cone

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Ice Cream Cone

Video Tutorial: Crochet Ice Cream Cone Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

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

Ice Cream Top
Chain 4, join
Round 1:  Work 9 SC through the chain.  Work in the Continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around ( 18 SC total)
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 18 SC total)
Round 4: *Work 1 SC, 2 SC in next. continue around from * ( 27 SC total)
Round 5-12: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 27 SC total)
Round 13: *Work 1 SC, SC DEC, continue around from *( 18 SC total)

Waffle Cone

Round 1:  Work 5 SC through the chain.  Work in the Continual round.
Round 2-3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (5 single crochet total)
Round 4: 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC,  (8 single crochet total)
Round 5: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (8 single crochet total)
Round 6: *1 SC, 2 SC, work 4 ti…

Touching Yarn before Purchasing

Are you like me and like to touch your yarn before you purchase it?  I know I do.  When I see yarn online and it's a little more pricier, I may be reserved in following through with a purchase, especially if I need to box it up and send it back.  Sometimes the pictures may not be accurate
and the yarn colors are different upon arrival.

I would like to see a yarn sample section in stores where we could touch the yarn not available in the store.  This way when we go home to purchase online, we have a good idea what we are purchasing.  When you go into a home improvement store, they have fabric samples so you can feel what you are getting before you purchase draperies.  Same with carpet.  With yarn online, we are guessing at how it feels.

Offer a discount to the customer and referral to the store with the online purchase.   Instead of Internet and Brick/Mortar completing, they could work together to enhance our selections.

Maybe it already exists in some larger communities.

Tell me …

Solid Crochet Square Baby Afghan

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This afghan is approximately 24" across. You can continue with the basic pattern to make it larger. I found that it was necessary to switch to a smaller crochet hook on round 14, otherwise it was getting to full on the edges. The video will get you started for the first 5 rounds. I would recommend a simple reverse or backward single crochet edging.

Video Tutorial:Crochet Solid Square 5 Rounds

Video Tutorial: Lefty Crochet Solid Square 5 Rounds

Written by Teresa Richardson

Materials
Size K Crochet Hook
Size J Crochet Hook
4-Ply Yarn

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
DC - Double Crochet
EA - Each
LP - Loop
SC - Single Crochet

Chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 3, 2 DC through CH loop. *Chain 2, 3 DC, complete 3 times total from *, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.

Round 2: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to …