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Crochet Work From You - April 2014

Here is April's Crochet work from You, showing what you are making. I am going to do feature videos like this once a month. If you are interested, you can let me know by leaving a comment and including a link to the images you want featured or by telling me to take a screenshot. It does not have to be crochet. I am including YouTube Artists with a variety of content. If you cook, sing, bead, sew, act, draw, to name a few, you are welcome to submit interest.

How to make a Crochet Ball - Amigurumi

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How to make a Crochet Ball - Amigurumi

Crochet Geek will demonstrate a crochet ball. This ball is worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size H, 5 millimeter crochet hook. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button. 

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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  How to make a Crochet Ball

Video Tutorial: How to make a Crochet Ball Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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
Fiber Fill or stuffing to stuff the ball

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Single Crochet Decrease :  Insert your hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, leave the two loops on the hook.  Insert your hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull through, there are 3 loops o…

Crochet Peep

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Crochet Peep

How to make a crochet peep.  We will be working with four ply worsted weight yarn and a size H/5 millimeter crochet hook.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Peep

Video Tutorial: Crochet Peep Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

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


Single Crochet Decrease
Insert your hook through the stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull through, there are two loops on the hook, leave the loops on the hook. 

Chain 3 , join.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 8 SC through the loop. Work in a continual round, instead of joining, work a single crochet in top of the beginning stitch.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around - (16 single crochet total)
Round 3-8:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around - (16 single crochet total)
Round 9: Work 8 single crochet decrease
Stuff the body with fiberfill, sew shut.
Eye: Work a French knot through the center of the face wrappin…

Crochet Medallion Yarn Necklace - Crochet Geek

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Crochet Medallion Yarn Necklace

Crochet Geek will show how to make a medallion yarn necklace. This will be a great project to make for your kids or teach them how to crochet. This necklace is worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size G, 4.25 millimeter crochet hook. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button. 

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


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Medallion Yarn Necklace

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Medallion Yarn Necklace Left Hand 

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Small Medallion

Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 14 Half Double Crochet around the chain. Join.
Round 2: Work 16 Single Crochet around the previous round. Join. Cut the yarn, pull through and secure.
Working aroun…

How to make a Knotless Single Crochet

This video will show how to make a knotless single crochet. We are making a single crochet without the slip knot attached to the crochet hook.  

For years, I have attached a slip knot to my crochet hook when changing colors. This adds extra yarn and bulk , distorting the stitches at the join. Going knotless will reduce the amount of yarn used to join the new yarn. When it comes time to complete your project, you will still need to knot and secure your tail somewhere, to anchor the stitch so it does not come loose.

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Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms - Option A

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Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

Crochet Geek will demonstrate a crochet baby cap with pom poms. This cap is worked with  four ply worsted light weight yarn.  Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button. 

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

Note: If you made this cap with the pom poms, it does have small yarn tails that may come out of the yarn pom-poms. Please keep this in mind around small babies and children.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Version Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

Skill Level - Beginner/Intermediate

Size Estimate - Newborn - 4 months 13-16 inches (size can easily be modified for a larger cap

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

Definitions
Front Post Double Cr…

Crochet Mobile Device, Android, iPhone Sock Crochet Geek

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Crochet Ipod Sock

You will learn how to make a crochet ipod sock.  

Skill Level - Easy

Written by Teresa Richardson
+CROCHET GEEK
Crochet Video:Crochet I-Pod Sock

Size: 4.5" x 3.5"

Abbreviations

FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain

Crochet Ribbing Stitch: This project is going to be made with the crochet ribbing stitch. Here is a link to the half double crochet ribbing video tutorial. The ribbing is created by working in the loop behind each stitch. This pushes the two loops at the top of the stitch to the front to create a ribbing effect.

This project can easily be modified to fit different size music players.

I am including two ways to start. You can choose the Foundation Half Double Crochet or start with a Chain.

Start 1: 16 FHDC

Start 2: Chain 18, in the 3rd CH from the hook work, a HDC and 1 HDC in each CH across for a total of 16.

Note: There will be a chain 1 at the beginning of each row. The chain 1 will not count as a stitch, only a st…