Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant - Written Instructions






















Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant


If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches






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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant
Video Tutorial: Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant Left Hand


Skill Level - Easy



Size - Approximately 14 inches

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


Chain 5, join

Round 1: CH 1, Work 10 HDC through the chain. We will be working the continual round.
Round 2: Work 1 SC, 1 HDC in the same stitch, Work 2 HDC in each stitch around. (20 HDC total)
Round 3: Work 1 HDC in the next stitch, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. (30 HDC total)
Round 4:  Work 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. (40 HDC total)
Round 5-12: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.


Slip stitch in the next stitch or skip a stitch and slip stitch.  You may have a slight raised bump from working the continual round.  You can work a decorative edging to cover the final round.  I recommend the reverse single crochet.


Ear
Chain 5 Join 
Round 1: Ch 1, Work 10 HDC through the chain, join.
Round 2: Chain 1, 2 HDC in each of the next 8 stitches. - 16 HDC total
Work a Reverse Single Crochet edging to the opposite side.


Sew the ears on between rounds 3-5. 









Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square













Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square



If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches




Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963


Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet



Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


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



(   ) - Parenthesis - I use the parenthesis for information and as a summary at the end of each round/row to provide how many stitches are worked in each round. They are not further instructions.

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



How to work the stitches


Cluster - Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook through the space, wrap the yarn over, pull through two stitch, leave the remaining two on your hook, Wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through two, there are three loops on your hook.  Wrap the yarn over, pull through all three loops.


Popcorn - Work 5 double crochet in the same stitch. Work a slip stitch in the first stitch, working to the back of the 5 stitches, pushing the stitches to the front creating a raised effect.

Start by attaching a slip knot to the crochet hook.

Work a chain 4, join with the beginning chain.
Round 1: Work a chain 4,(the chain 4 will count as the first double crochet chain 1) *DC, CH 1, complete 7 times total from *. Join with the beginning stitch. ( 8 double crochet with a chain 1 between each stitch) Cut the yarn and change color. 


Round 2: Attach the new color of yarn to the hook. Work a slip stitch in to any chain 1 space between the double crochet.   Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, it is the step up to the next round.  *Work a cluster(see above) chain 2, work a second cluster in the same space, chain 1, continue 8 times total from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (There will be 2 cluster in each space, CH 2  for a total of 16 cluster with chain 2 between each cluster) Cut the yarn and change color.


Round 3: Attach the new color of yarn to the hook.  Attach to any chain 2 space. Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, it is the step up to the next round. *Work a popcorn stitch in the same stitch(See popcorn description above), chain 2, continue around from * for a total of 16 times, join with the beginning popcorn stitch.  Cut the yarn and change color.


Round 4: Attach a new color in the chain 2 space. Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, it is the step up to the next round.  * Work 3 DC in the same space, CH 1, Work 3 DC in the next space, CH 1, Work 3 DC in the next space, CH 1.   This next space will be an increase, work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 1, Complete 4 times total from * , join with the beginning stitch.


Sew in all the tails.    





Crochet Freedom Scarf




This chart is the same as the video tutorial and written instructions.

This chart is a variation


Crochet Freedom Scarf

If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches




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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Freedom Scarf

Skill Level - Easy

Multiple - 4

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

Work a chain of 26
Row 1: Skip the first chain work a double crochet in the next stitch. *Skip a chain, work 3 double crochet in the next chain.  Skip 1 chain, work 1 DC in the next chain. Continue across from *. Turn 

Row 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch.  It is the step up to the next row.  Work 2 Double Crochet in the first stitch, Work 1 DC in the second stitch of next 3 stitches. *Work 3 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in the second stitch of next 3 stitches. Continue across from *.  Work 2 DC in the last stitch. Turn.

Row 3: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch.  It is the step up to the next row.  Work 1 DC in the same stitch, work 3 DC in the next stitch, *Work 1 DC in the second stitch(center) of next 3 stitches.  Work 3 DC in the next stitch. Continue across from *. Work 1 DC in the last stitch.

You will continue for the length repeating rows 2 and 3.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Jr - Child Crochet Pumpkin Hat























Pumpkin Spice Jr - Child Crochet Pumpkin Hat


If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches




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Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Pumpkin Spice Jr - Child Crochet Pumpkin Hat

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Version Pumpkin Spice Jr - Child Crochet Pumpkin Hat

Skill Level - Intermediate



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

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet

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

Stitch Instructions and DefinitionsRight Hand Version - Front Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the right of the post, between the stitches, around the back and through the opposite side between the stitches on the left side of the post. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.



Left Hand Version - Front Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the left of the post, between the stitches, around the back and through the opposite side between the stitches on the right side of the post.. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.


Stem
Chain 3, join.
Round 1:  Work 9 SC through the ring. Do not join. Work Continual round.
Round 2:  Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total)
Round 3-6: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (18 single crochet total) Slip stitch in the next stitch to even off the round. Cut the yarn, pull through, give it a tug to secure.


Attach the new color of yarn with a slip stitch to any stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up. Work 2 Double Crochet in each stitch around. Join with the beginning stitch.  (36 Double Crochet Total)


Round 8: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round.  *Work a FPDC in each of the next 2 stitches, work a HDC in the next stitch. Continue around from *.  Join with the beginning stitch upon completion of the round.   (36 Stitches Total)


Round 9: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. *Work a FPDC in the next stitch.  Work 2 FPDC in the next stitch.  This is an increase. Work a HDC in the next stitch.  Continue around from *.  Join with the beginning stitch upon completion of the round.   (48 Stitches Total)


Round 10-15: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. *Work a FPDC in each of the next 3 stitches, Work a HDC in the next stitch.   Continue around from *.  Join with the beginning stitch upon completion of the round.   (48 Stitches Total)


Cut the yarn and sew in the tail upon completion.


Leaf
Chain 10. 
Work 1 SC in each of the next 3 chains. Work 1 HDC in each of the next 3 chains. Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 chains. Work 3 SC in the next chain.  1 DC in each of the next 2 chains. Work 1 HDC in each of the next 3 chains. Work 1 SC in each of the next 3 chains. Join with the beginning stitch. 










Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Crochet Mushroom Chapstick Necklace
























Crochet Mushroom Chapstick Necklace


If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches




Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963


Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet



Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Mushroom Chapstick Necklace
Video Tutorial: Left Hand Version Crochet Mushroom Chapstick Necklace
Skill Level - Intermediate



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

SC - Single Crochet


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



Continual Round - Instead of joining, insert your hook below the two loops at the top of the first stitch to work the first stitch of the next round.  The purpose of the continual round is to eliminate a a seam that will occur with joining rounds.


Single Crochet Decrease
Put your hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through.  Leave the two loops on your hook.  Put your hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through.  There are 3 loops on your hook.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.  This is joining two stitches down to one stitch.


Mushroom Stem 1
Chain 3 join.
Round 1:  Work 6 single crochet through the chain.  I am working around the chain. I find this makes a neater appearance.  You can work through the chain if you prefer. Do not join.  Work through the top of the first stitch for the continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 single crochet in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Round 3 - 12: 1 single crochet in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet Total)  


To end the round and even it off, work a slip stitch in the next stitch.





Mushroom Stem 2
Chain 3 join.
Round 1:  Work 6 single crochet through the chain.  I am working around the chain. I find this makes a neater appearance.  You can work through the chain if you prefer. Do not join.  Work through the top of the first stitch for the continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 single crochet in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet Total)
Round 3: *Work 1 single crochet in the next stitch, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch. Continue around to the beginning from *  (18 Single Crochet Total) 
Round 4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  (18 Single Crochet Total) 
Round 5: *Work 1 SC, Work a single crochet decrease. (See above for single crochet decrease details) (12 Single Crochet Total)
Round 6-12:  Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around.  (12 Single Crochet Total)


Mushroom Top
Work a chain 3, join
Round 1: Work 9 single crochet through the chain. Do not join, work the continual round. (9 single crochet total)
Round 2: Work 2 single crochet in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total)
Round 3: 1 SC in each stitch around ( 18 single crochet total)
Round 4: *Work 1 SC, in the next stitch work 2 SC, continue around ( 24 single crochet total)
Round 5-7: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  (24 single crochet total) 
Round 8:  *Work 1 single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, work a single crochet decrease, repeat around.  ( 18 single crochet total)
Round 9: *Work 1 single crochet in each of the next 7 stitches, work a single crochet decrease. Complete a total of 2 times from *. (16 single crochet total)  Work a slip stitch in the next stitch.


Sew in all the tails.  


Chain
Work a chain of 125-150 or  you can work the long twisted rope.  Sew and secure the chain/twist to one side of the mushroom stem at the top of the stem.  Insert your crochet hook through round 3/4 of the mushroom from the top to the inside, wrap the chain/twist over the hook and pull it through.  Inside your hook from the bottom side of the mushroom to the top, between round 3/4, wrap the chain/twist over your hook and pull it through.  Pull the chain down so it does not pull back through.  Lower the mushroom top over the stem to make sure it looks even.  Once it looks even, sew the chain/twist to the opposite side of the mushroom. Sew in all the tails.




Friday, September 23, 2011

Crochet Angry Bird Cardinal Hat















Crochet Angry Bird Cardinal Hat


If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches



Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet



Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Angry Bird Hat
Video Tutorial:  Crochet Angry Bird Hat Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


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

SC - Single Crochet

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - Red - Yellow - Brown - Black - White
Tapestry Needle


Hat
Yarn Marker - This can be a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of the roundCH 4, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1: Work 12 SC through the chain. Do not Join. Work the continual round. You may want to use a yarn marker.

Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet)

Round 3:  Work 2 single crochet in each stitch around (24 Single Crochet)

Round 4:  Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around (24 Single Crochet)

Round 5:  *Work 1 SC in next stitch, work 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat from*  (36 Single Crochet)

Round 6:  1 SC in each stitch around (36 Single Crochet)

Round 7: *1 Single Crochet in each of the next two stitches, Two single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat from *. ( 48 single crochet total)

Round 8:  Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around (48 single crochet total)

Round 9:  *1 Single Crochet in each of the next three stitches, Two single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat from *. (60 single crochet total)

Round 10: Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around  (60 single crochet total)

Round 11:  *1 Single Crochet in each of the next four stitches, Two single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat from *. (72 single crochet total)

Round 12: 1 SC in each stitch around. (72 single crochet total)

Round 13: *1 Single Crochet in each of the next five stitches, Two single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat from *. (84 single crochet total)

Round 14-26:  1 SC in each stitch around. (84 single crochet total)

At this point you can change color or continue on with the same color.

Round 27-35  1 SC in each stitch around. (84 single crochet total)

When you work the continual round, you will end with a ridge. The even the ridge, work a slip stitch, cut the yarn, pull through the tail and give it a tug.  Sew in all the tails on the cap.


Black Yarn or color of your choice
Eyebrow
Work a chain of 20
Round 1: Work 1 SC in each of the next 9 chains, work 3 SC in the next chain, work 1 SC in each of the next 9 chains,
Round 2:  Work 1 SC in each of the next 10 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch, Work 1 SC in each of the next 10 stitches
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each of the next 11 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch, Work 1 SC in each of the next 11 stitches

Pupil - Make 2
CH 2, Work 6 SC through the chain. SL ST with the first chain to join.
Count back 5 stitches from the center of the eyebrow.  Attach pupil to eyebrow on each side, 4 and 5 stitches from the center.  You can sew or slip stitch to attach.

Eyeball White Section - White Yarn or color of your choice
CH 3, join. We will be working in rows.
Row 1: Work 6 Single Crochet, do not join.
Row 2:  Work 2 SC in the next stitch. 2 HDC in each of the next 4 stitches. 2 SC in the last stitch. (12 stitches total) 
Row 3: 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches. 1 HDC in each of the next 8 stitches, 1 SC each of the next 2 stitches.  (12 stitches total) 
Row 4: 2 SC in ea of the next 2 SC, 2 HDC in ea of the next 8 stitches, 2 SC in ea of the next 2 SC.  (24 stitches total) 
Evenly sew the flat edge of the white section to the eyebrow on each side.  Adjust the pupil on the front and attach it in place.  Knot and sew in all the tails.
Once the pieces are attached together, work an edging around both eyes with black yarn. See picture.

Place the bottom of the eyes on round 16 of the cap or adjust to your preference.  Sew in place to the cap.  You may want to pin in place so it does not shift.

Beak
CH 3, join with the beginning chain.
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the ring, do not join.  Work the continual round
Round 2: Work 2 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet total)
Round 3-4: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet total)
Round 5: *Work 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat around from *. (18 Single Crochet total)
Round 6-7: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (18 Single Crochet total)
Round 8: *Work 1 Single Crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat around from *. (24 Single Crochet total)
Round 9-10: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (24 Single Crochet total)
Round 11: *Work 1 Single Crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat around from *. (30 Single Crochet total)
Round 12-13: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (30 Single Crochet total)
Round 14: *Work 1 Single Crochet in each of the next 4 stitches, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat around from *. (36 Single Crochet total)
Round 15-16: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (36 Single Crochet total)
Slip stitch in the next stitch, cut a long tail, pull the yarn through.
At this point you can decide if you want a beak that stands out from the cap or a flat beak.  Sew below the eyes and shape to your preference.  See picture.

Feathers
CH 3, join.
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the chain.  Do not join, work the continual round.
Round 2:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (6 single crocet total)
Round 3: *Work 1 SC in the next stitch, work 2 SC in the next stitch. (9 single crochet total)
Round 4-14: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (9 single crochet total) 
Cut the yarn, pull through the loop, tug to secure.  Sew tail through the last round slightly pull.  Sew to the top of the cap.




Monday, September 12, 2011

Irish Rose Crochet Flower
















Irish Rose Crochet Flower




If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link. Beginner Crochet Stitches

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Irish Rose Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial: Irish Rose Crochet Flower Left Hand Version



Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963


Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet


Skill Level - Intermediate

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

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







Popcorn Stitch - Work 5 double crochet in the same space or stitch, work a slip stitch to the beginning double crochet. The stitches will bulge to the front.




Work a chain 5, join

Round 1: Work a chain 3, this will count as the first stitch. * HDC, CH 1, 7 times total, join with the beginning stitch. (8 half double crochet, chain 1 total)




Round 2: Slip stitch to the chain 1 space. CH 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. Work a popcorn(See detailed instructions above), CH 3 in each space around. (8 total - popcorn chain 3)




Round 3: SL ST to next Chain. *CH 1, Work 2 HDC, 3 DC, 2 HDC, CH 1, SL ST in same space. Slip Stitch to next space, Complete 8 times total from *.




Round 4: Slip Stitch on the back side of of the stitches to the center of the petal on round 3. *CH 5, Slip Stitch in the center of the next petal. Complete 8 times total from *. Slip stitch to join with the first chain. (8 Chain 5 Loops)




Round 5: Slip Stitch in to the chain loop. *Work a CH 1, 3 HDC 2 DC, 3 TC, 2 HDC, 3 HDC, CH 1, slip stitch in the same loop. Slip Stitch in the next loop. Complete 8 times total from *. Cut the yarn and sew in all the tails.












Irish Rose Crochet Flower




























Irish Rose Crochet Flower Left Hand Version















Friday, August 5, 2011

Hazy Day Crochet Square
























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Hazy Day Crochet Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Hazy Day Crochet Square


Video Tutorial: Hazy Day Crochet Square Left Hand


Skill Level - Intermediate

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

Reverse Single Crochet- This stitch is worked in the opposite direction of the traditional single crochet.

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 Colors - Scrap yarn will work
Tapestry Needle
Work a Chain 3, join.

Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch and is the step up to the next round. Work 10 Double Crochet right through the center of the ring. (10 Double Crochet Total) 

Round 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, Work 2 DC in each stitch around.  Join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn and secure.


Round 3:  Attach the new color of yarn. Working in the front loop only, Work a reverse single crochet in each stitch around. Join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn, secure. ( 24 reverse single crochet)

Round 4: Attach the new color of yarn in the back loop only. Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, work 1 double crochet in the same loop, work 1 DC in each of the next 3 loops.  In the next loop work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC all in the same loop, *work 1 DC in each of the next 4 loops. In the next loop work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC all in the same loop.  Complete 3 times from *.  Join with the beginning stitch. Cut and secure the yarn to change color.



Round 5: Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the center corner of the increase.  Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, Work 3 double crochet in the corner. The next stitches will be the double crochet cross or cross over stitch.  It will be in the shape of an X.     *(Skip the first stitch, work a double crochet in the next stitch.  Work a double crochet in the stitch you skipped. Complete 5 times total). In the next CH 2 space, work 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, Complete 3 times from *, (Skip the first stitch, work a double crochet in the next stitch.  Work a double crochet in the stitch you skipped. Complete 5 times total).  Work 3 DC in the beginning chain, CH 2, Join with the beginning chain. Cut the yarn, secure and change color.

Round 6: Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the corner. Chain 1, work 2 Half Double Crochet in the CH 2 space, *work 1 HDC in each stitch across, there will be a total of 16 HDC.  In the corner, work 2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC. Complete 3 times total from*. 
work 1 HDC in each stitch across, there will be a total of 16 HDC. In the CH 2 space, work 2 HDC, CH 2.  Join with the beginning stitch.




Right Hand Crochet Hazy Day Square



Left Hand Crochet Hazy Day Square

Singing About Crochet & Knitting

There are people singing about crochet and knitting. Two fun videos!






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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crochet Geek Featured in YouTube Report

My Crochet channel on YouTube - Crochet Geek, has been featured in a YouTube report.  Thank you to each an every one of you who visit my channel to learn crochet.  I learn from each of you, with the comments you leave me and the heartwarming stories you share.  I am humbled by the challenges that many of you have shared with me in learning to crochet.  Your stories help me become a better crochet teacher.  I continue to learn from you to this day, through reading your wonderful comments! I did not realize that The Art of Crochet was fading away until I started my crochet channel in 2006.  Now we are in the process of bringing Crochet back to life.  YouTube is powerful!  I am excited to see where we go next!


Crochet Love and Stitches,
Teresa


http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2011/07/celebrating-creativity-of-youtubes.html


YouTube Report PDF



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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Google+ Invites

If you would like an invite to Google+, leave your email address in the comments or send me a private message on YouTube.  Your email address never be public since comments are on moderation. I will delete the comment/message with your email immediately after I get it sent.  If you already have Google+, search for Teresa Richardson Crochet Geek.  I am adding all crocheters to my crochet circle.

I understand that some of you will not be interested, which is understandable.  I don't know when Google+ will go live.  Google+ and my YouTube channel are going to function together once it goes live. The features with Google+ are much better than anything I have now.  



Crochet Playlist of Hats

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What have you done out of Frustration with Crochet instructions, that make no sense?

Have you ever gotten so frustrated with a crochet project that you threw your work or did something unusual out of frustration?  When I was younger, I threw my yarn, hook and project across the room.  Then I beat the skein of yarn against floor and ended up with a yarn blob, knot mess.  I had to wind the mess in to a ball after that because the yarn was all in knots. After that,  I felt better and a few days later figured out the pattern.


This post is inspired by a comment on my YouTube channel, where someone told me they broke their crochet hook out of frustration.



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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crochet Hook Grip Modification - Flexi Wrap



This will provide another way to modify your crochet hook using pencil grips and flexi wrap. The flexi wrap can be found in the first aid section of any pharmacy. A variety of pencil grips can be found in the office supply section of many stores. 




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Beginner Crochet Stitches and Techniques

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