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Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet Crochet Geek

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This is a simple and practical gift idea for students going off to college, a wedding or holidays.

What type of crochet potholder would you like to see me make?



Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet

Skill Level - Easy

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

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

Chain 31 or work 30 FSC- Foundation Single Crochet

Round 1 -Side 1: Work 1 SC in each chain across.  (30 Single Crochet Total on the first side)
Round 1 - Side 2: Working down the opposite side of the chain, Single Crochet in each chain. Slip stitch to join with the beginning stitch. (30 Single Crochet Total on side 2)  (There will be a total of 60 single crochet, both sides)

Note:  You can work this project with joined rounds or with the co…

Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower

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Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower 
This tutorial will provide instructions on how to make a large crochet flower. It is made with four play worsted weight yarn and a size H, five millimeter crochet hook.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 3 Color choices
Tapestry Needle


Foundation Stitch Video Tutorials:
Chainless Single Crochet Foundation
Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation
Chainless Double Crochet Foundation

Attach the slip knot to the crochet hook.


Petal: Work 3 Foundation Single Crochet, 3 Foundation Half Double Crochet, 2 Foundation Double Crochet, 1 Foundation Triple Crochet, Work 6 triple crochet at the base of the triple crochet. This will be working down the opposite side of the petal.  Work 1 DC in ea of the…

Crochet Dream Catcher by Crochet Geek

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Dream catchers originated with Ojibwe people and then later became symbolic with Native American Indians.  The legend is mothers and grandmothers using cord and strands from plants to create decorative wooden hoops with a spiderweb center. They hung over the bed of children and babies to filter out the bad dreams and nightmares.    You can attach beads, charms and stones for added decorative elements.

I worked single crochet around the hoop.  The hoop was custom made from picture frame wire.  Traditional dream catchers were using wooden hoop so you can use that instead if you have them available.  The second round is working a round of the shell.  The round starts with a single crochet.  You can choose how many stitches you want to skip.  I skipped a combination of 2 or 3 stitches.  Then I worked a shell of five double crochet.

Crochet Dream Catcher



Crochet Dream Catcher Left Hand

How to make a Angry Bird Crochet Toy - Written Instructions by Crochet Geek

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How to make a Angry Bird Crochet Toy


Written by Teresa Richardson


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
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 on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.


Chain 3, join.


Round 1: Work 9 single crochet through the ring. Work in a continual round.


Round 2:  Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total)


Round 3: 1 SC in each stitch around.  (18 single crochet total)


Round 4:  *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (24 single crochet total)


Round 5: *1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2…

Crochet 101: Double Crochet by Crochet Geek

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Double Crochet


You can work a chain 3 for the beginning double crochet or work a chain, pull up and then work the full double crochet.  I have come to like the last technique better since it does not leave the holes that come with the chain.
To work the double crochet, wrap the yarn over your hook, insert your hook through the top of the stitch, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through two loops, wrap the yarn over your hook pull through two loops to complete the double crochet.

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How to make the Double Crochet


Double Crochet Left Hand Tutorial

Crochet Rose by Crochet Geek

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Crochet Rose
Chain 25.

DC in the 4th chain from the hook, 2 DC in each chain across.
Leave about a 14" tail for sewing.
Weave yarn through chain and start shaping into a rose and secure in to place.

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Crochet Flower WaterColors Crochet Geek Free Crochet Patterns

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Crochet Flower WaterColors

Written by Teresa Richardson

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Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower WaterColors

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower WaterColors Left Hand

Skill Level - Advanced

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

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

Cluster -  There will be 6 on round 1.

Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn over pull through two, leave to two remaining loops on the hook.Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn over pull through two,  leave to three remaining loops on the hook.Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn over pull through two,  leave to four remaining loops on the hook.Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn over pull through two,  leave to five remaining loops on the hook.Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert hook through the ring, yarn ove…