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Crochet Cap with Bear Ears - Small Infant - Written Instructions

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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…

Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square

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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




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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square

Video Tutorial: Popcorn Flower Crochet Granny Square Left Hand Version

Crochet Freedom Scarf

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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
Video Tutorial:  Crochet Freedom Scarf Left Hand Version
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 …

Pumpkin Spice Jr - Child Crochet Pumpkin Hat

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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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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 cro…

Crochet Mushroom Chapstick Necklace

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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




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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 …

Crochet Angry Bird Cardinal Hat

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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



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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)

Ro…

Irish Rose Crochet Flower

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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



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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 spac…

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 ya…

Singing About Crochet & Knitting

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






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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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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

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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Crochet Hook Grip Modification - Flexi Wrap

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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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