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How to make a Crochet Octopus by Crochet Geek

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Crochet Octopus

Crochet Geek will demonstrate a crochet octopus. This octopus is worked with 3 colors of four ply worsted weight yarn and a size H, 5 millimeter crochet hook. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr & hit the like button. This is a flexible pattern that can be worked with different size crochet hooks and yarn.

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Written by Teresa Richardson
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Video Tutorial:  Crochet Octopus

Video Tutorial: Crochet Octopus Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn worsted weight yarn
Tapestry Needle
Stuffing or Fiberfill - If you don't have access to stuffing, look around your home to see what you can recycle. Old clothing will work as a filling.

Continual…

Trying to Give Away Yarn - February Yarn Giveaway Details - Closed

I tried to contact 3 different people and no one responded so I am going to do a second chance tomorrow morning from those who respond to this blogpost.  Add me to your circles so I am able to contact you.  You can also include an email since the Google messaging does not seem to be working.

I have more yarn to giveaway but I don't want to start another giveaway until this yarn is sent.

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How to make a Crochet Cross Eternity

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You are welcome to share completed crochet projects, pictures, videos and free patterns to Crochet Geek's Google+ Community.

Crochet Cross Eternity

Written by Teresa Richardson
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Video Tutorial:  Crochet Cross Eternity

Video Tutorial: Crochet Cross Eternity Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations

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

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

I used yarn with the demonstration, however you can work this with thread.

The cross is stiffened with 1/2 water, 1/2 glue so it will holds its shape.


*Work a chain of 10, join, complete 3 times total from *. Work a chain of 20 join.

In each of the chain 10 loops, work 7 single crochet, chain 4, join with the top of the SC, work 7 more single crochet.  In the chain 10 loop, work 5 single crochet, 10 half double crochet, chain 4, join with the top of the HDC, 10 half double crochet, work 5 single crochet, join with the first stitch. Cut the thread pull through, give it a tu…

How to Crochet a Corner Granny Square by Crochet Geek

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Crochet Corner Granny Square

This is a corner crochet granny square.  The first two rounds are made with joined rounds.  After that will be rows.

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Written by Teresa Richardson
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Video Tutorial:  Corner Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Corner Granny Square Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
2 colors of yarn - Scrap yarn will work.


Work a chain of 4, join
Round 1: Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch, Work 3 double crochet, Chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet,  work a chain 1, work a single crochet in the first double crochet.  We are ending like this to end in the center of the chain space.
Round 2:Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will…

What I do with Extra Crochet Foundation Chains at the end of my Afghan?

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What do you do when you have extra chains at the end of your crochet work?  Do you rip out and start over or improvise?  Share your ideas and tips.

You have all probably experienced a time where you made your chain and thought it was exact. 

Then you discover that you have a lot of extra chains at the end. Maybe you decided that the foundation was to long so you took out some of the stitches. Sometimes multiples can be confusing so you may wind up with extra chains. What ever the reason, you don't have to rip it all out and start over. I know from experience that making a 300+ chain can take a long time and my count may not be accurate due to distractions and we all have them. There are three tips that I have found to work very well for me over the years. I am also including the link to the video tutorial posted on Youtube.

Video Tutorial:
Crochet Tip 2: For Extra Chains on Foundation
1. Sew in the whole chain. If you have stitches large enough, you can weave the extra chain in-betwee…

Crochet Basic Stitches

This is two crochet playlists that provide the basic steps needed to learn crochet.  The first playlist is for the right hand.  The second playlist is for the left hand.  Each will provide an amount of slow motion, along with an option to reverse the video player when you want to see a specific step more than once.

I recommend practicing with the basic stitches when you are new to crochet. This will also help those of you who have stepped away for a while and refresh your memory.  Practicing the basics will make it easier when trying more advanced techniques.  We all have a different learning speed. Some will catch on faster than others, which is normal.  The key is to keep practicing, until you experience those ah-ha, moments.  The times when you shout, "Oh, it makes sense now"!

There is no right or wrong, as long as it stays together and you like it. If it falls apart, that just means you missed a step or two. This happens to everyone.  There are many different ways to achie…

Hand Winding yarn around Cardboard Tube

This technique for winding yarn around a cardboard tube was suggested by a viewer so I am sharing it with all of you.  

You will get a cardboard tube of your choice. I used a toilet paper cardboard rollI cut two slits on one side and 1 slit on the opposite sideRun the yarn up the center of the tubeWrap the yarn through the first slit to the outside, back to the inside and across to the opposite sideThis will keep the yarn from falling into the inside and getting caught in the winding processYou wrap the yarn around the bottom of the tube building a ballUpon completion, you will be able to pull your yarn from the center of the ball, eliminating rolling balls.

How do you like to manage extra yarn?

Do you wind yarn balls?


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