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Bottle Cap Trivet - Discussion on Motif Filling

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This is a Grape bottle cap trivet made with thread. While I used bottle caps with this project many years ago, I would not recommend using bottle caps because they rust. This will make it challenging come time to wash your trivet. Fiberfill or cotton yarn will be a better alternative for filling each motif.

What are your suggestions to fill a motif, keeping heat safety in mind?


Crochet Team Hat Crochet Geek

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Crochet Team Hat Caleb

Written by Teresa Richardson
+CROCHET GEEK


Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size K/__ mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Size estimate will fit a size 22 - 24 inch head, adult size.

You can work this with a smaller crochet hook.  If you use a size I or J, you may want to work 17 or 18 stitches to start, since the size of the hat will be smaller with the smaller crochet hook.  

Chain 6 join.

Chain 1 for the step up on each round, this will not count as a stitch. Work the first back post double crochet around the chain one and the first stitch.

Round 1:  Work 15 double crochet through the chain, join with the beginning stitch. (15 stitch total)

Round 2: chain 1, BPDC, FPDC around each stitch. join with the beginning stitch.(30 stitches total)

Round 3:chain 1, BPDC, FPDC around each stitch. join with the beginning stitch.(60 stitches total) Cut yarn, Change color

R…

Crochet Poinsettia Flower Crochet Geek

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CROCHET POINSETTIA FLOWER 

Written by Teresa Richardson
+CROCHET GEEK
+LEFT HAND CROCHET

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Poinsettia Flower

Video Tutorial: Crochet Poinsettia Flower Left Hand 

Skill Level -  Advanced Beginner

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

Materials
Size __/__ mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

With the tutorial, I made 3 small red petals, 4 large red petals for the large leaves and 5 greenish leaves. 

Small Petal
Work a magic circle

Row 1: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 2, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
working in each single crochet
Row 2:SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
Row 3: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
Row 4: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, (in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2 sl st down the chain and through the top of the single crochet, SC,) CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn.

Cut the yarn, pull through a little extra.  Thread th…

Camera Set Up on Crochet Geek

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The image shows how I record crochet tutorials.  I have always used a tripod, however the one without a handle works the best.  When you are working so close to the tripod, it will pick up any sound if you brush up against it with the slightest movement.  
I was always hitting the handle hard, which would cause the camera to move. Even my hair brushing up on the handle would cause a strange echo noise.  Some vibrations are going to happen so I have come to terms with minor noises along with airplanes flying over, dogs barking, kids playing, cars driving by and construction.  Those sounds are a part of life and a part of where I live so my videos will have every day noises in the background.  Early on YouTube, I tried using music because the videos felt like something was missing. I quickly learned about ownership rights.  Every day noises have filled in, where music was not permitted.

Just a few weeks ago, two different music entities placed claims on my two different crochet videos th…

6 Free Crochet Hats PDF Download from Crochet Geek

The is a free pdf download for 6 different crochet hats. You are welcome to share the pdf.  

What other patterns from Crochet Geek would you like to see in a pdf download?  Would you like symbol charts in a pdf?

This is the list of hats in the pdf document.

Crochet Cable Cap
Crochet Liberty Cap
Crochet Pixie Hat or Santa Hat
Cable Cuff Cap Cedar
Chunky Yarn Cap
Grumpy Bird
How to download the document:
On the upper right hand side of the document, you will see file.  When you select file, down at the bottom is download.  Select download to save the pdf on your device.


Crochet Infinity Scarf Calusa Crochet Geek

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Crochet Infinity Scarf Calusa

Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet

CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size N/9  mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn medium weight
Tapestry Needle

Two option for startingWork a chain of 189 join.
 OR
Work 188 foundation  single crochet, join.   You will use the tail to sew the bottom part of the foundation round together.

Round 1: Work a single crochet, chain 1, skip a stitch, *SC, CH 1, skip a stitch, continue around from *,  When you get back around to the beginning, work a single crochet in the first single crochet to start the continual round.

Round 2 - 40:Work a single crochet, chain 1, skip a stitch, *SC, CH 1, skip a stitch, continue around from * for the width of your scarf.  Upon completion, work a slip stitch in the next stitch to even off the round.

I did change colors on my scarf.  With the continual round, you will work a slip stitch in the next stitch or chain to even off the round. Join with a slip stitch t…

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…