Saturday, December 29, 2012

Crochet Frozen Snowman Crochet Geek




Crochet Frozen Snowman 

Written by +Teresa Richardson   +Crochet Geek 

Video Tutorial:  Frosty the Crochet Snowman


Video Tutorial: Frosty the Crochet Snowman Left Hand Version

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

Stuffing/Filling of some type 

Bottom
Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the chain loop
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around
Round 3: *Work 1SC in next, Work 2 SC in next
Round 4: *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 2, Work 2 SC in next, repeat around from * (24 single crochet total)
Round 5: *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 3, Work 2 SC in next, repeat around from * (30 single crochet total)
Round 6: *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 4, Work 2 SC in next, repeat around from * (36 single crochet total)
Round 7-10:Work 1 SC in each stitch around (36 single crochet total)
Round 11:Work one single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches, work a single crochet decrease. (30 single crochet total)
Round 12:Work one single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, work a single crochet decrease. (24 single crochet total)

Round 13:Work one single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, work a single crochet decrease. (18 single crochet total)

Round 14:Work one single crochet in each stitch around  (18 single crochet total)

Head
Round 15:Work one single crochet in each of the next 2, 2 SC in the next  (24 single crochet total)

Round 16:Work one single crochet in each of the next 3, 2 SC in the next  (30 single crochet total)

Round 17-20: *Work 1 SC in ea stitch around, repeat around from * (30 single crochet total)

Round 21: *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 3 stitches, repeat around from * (24 single crochet total) 

Note: This is where you will attach the nose, eyes and mouth, then insert the stuffing.

Round 22: *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 2 stitches, SC DEC, repeat around from * (18 single crochet total) 

Round 23: *Work 1 SC in the next stitch, SC DEC, repeat around from * (12 single crochet total) 

Hat
Chain 4, join
Round 1:Work 12 single crochet
Round 2:Work 1 SC in each stitch around (12 single crochet)
Round 3:Work 1 SC in next, work 2 SC in next (18 single crochet)

Round 4:Work 1 SC in next, in BLO back loop only (18 single crochet)
Round 5-8 :Work 1 SC in next, in each stitch around (18 single crochet)
Round 9:Work 2 SC in each stitch, in FLO front loop only (36 single crochet)
Round 10:Work 1 SC in each stitch around,  (36 single crochet) Slip stitch to join.  Sew to the top of the head.

Eyes - Make 2
Chain 3, join.  Sew to the head between rounds 20 and 21.

Carrot Nose - Bullion Stitch Embroidery
Attach yarn to tapestry needle, insert needle from inside to front of head.  Do not pull the yarn all the way through, leaving a tail.
Wrap yarn around needle 6 times loosely. Wrapping to tight will make it difficult to pull the needle and yarn through the loops. Move the needle over so you are inserting it in a different spot from where you came to the front but close. Pull the needle through.  The loops will make a nose shape.  Tie the ends on the inside of the head and the nose is complete.

Coal Mouth

Attach yarn to tapestry needle, insert needle from inside to front of head.  Do not pull the yarn all the way through, leaving a tail.
Wrap yarn around needle 2 times loosely. Wrapping to tight will make it difficult to pull the needle and yarn through the loops. Move the needle over so you are inserting it in a different spot from where you came to the front but close. Pull the needle through or guide the needle over to where you want your next lump of coal. Repeat until your mouth is complete.

Scarf
Make a chain of 30.  I used a Boa type yarn in the tutorial.


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


Crochet Frozen Snowman Crochet Geek



Crochet Frozen Snowman Crochet Geek Left Hand Version








Sunday, December 9, 2012

Little Mittens, Small Hands - One of my early crochet pieces

I was looking through some containers today and stumbled across these little mittens.  They were made for my daughter Amanda when she was really small, 3-5 years old.  That makes them 25-27 years old, which is also a testament to how long yarn can last.  The yarn is small, so I am thinking they were made with the 2 ply worsted and probably a size E crochet hook.  I didn't follow a pattern so this is one of my first engineered projects where I crocheted some and then measured the piece next to my daughters hand to get the right size.  I added some embroidery flowers with a lavender color to make them girly and different.  She loved to wear these mittens, even in the house and when it was warm.

More from +Crochet Geek


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ballet Lace Crochet Hair Accessory - Bun Cover


Ballet Lace Crochet Hair Accessory - Bun Cover

This will show how to make a snood hair cover.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Materials

Size 10 Crochet Thread
Size 6 Steel Crochet Hook
Hair Band- About 2" long
Beads or Crystals


Abbreviations
MC = Magic Circle
DC = Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
SP = Space


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Hair Bun Cover

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Hair Bun Cover Left Hand Version

Video For the Magic Circle: Magic Circle

V-Stitch: For this project the V-Stitch will be a DC, CH 3, DCV-Stitch Increase: DC, CH 3, DC, CH 3, DC

Round 1: CH 6, *DC, CH 3 through the magic circle. Complete 9 times total from *, join. Pull circle tight. SL ST to CH 3 SP. Make sure to sew a secure knot once the project is complete. It is best to wait to knot until the end in case you need to start over. (10 DC, CH 3 total)

Round 2: CH 6, DC in same chain 3 space. *V-Stitch in the next CH 3 space. Complete 9 times from *, join. SL ST to CH 3 SP. (10 V-Stitches total)

Round 3: CH 6, DC, CH 3, DC all in the same CH 3 SP. *V-Stitch Increase in the same CH 3 SP. Complete 9 time from *, join. (10 V-Stitch Increases total)

Round 4: This part will be worked between each V-Stitch increase. CH 1, *SC between the DC's, CH 8, Skip the whole V-Stitch Increase, Complete 9 times total from *, CH 4, TC in beginning SC. This is to end at the top center of the loop. (10 Chain 8 loops total)

Round 5-7: CH 1, in the same loop SC in CH, *CH 8, SC in the next CH, complete 9 times total from *, Ch 4, TC in beginning SC. (10 chain 8 loops total)

Round 8: CH 1, in the same loop SC in CH, *CH 8, SC in the next CH, complete 9 times total from *, Ch 8, SL ST in beginning sc. (10 chain 8 loops total)

This round will be worked around the hairband and the last round of loops to secure the hairband to the lace.
Round 9: CH 1, * 6 SC around hairband and round 8 chain, complete 10 times from *, join in beginning SC. (60 single crochet total)



Sunday, October 21, 2012

Crochet Zombie Skeletor Hat




Crochet Zombie Skeletor Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Zombie Skeletor


Video Tutorial: Crochet Zombie Skeletor Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

DC - Double Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet

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


Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 12 HDC through the chain, do not join, we will use a continual round.
Round 2: Work a SC for the first stitch for a gradual step, HDC in the same stitch. Work 2 HDC in each stitch around, attach a yarn marker so you know where the first stitch is. (24 Half Double Crochet)
Round 3: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (24 Half Double Crochet)
Round 4: *Work 2 HDC in next stitch, Work 1 HDC in next, continue around from *. (36 Half Double Crochet)
Round 5: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (36 Half Double Crochet)
Round 6: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 2 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (48 Half Double Crochet)
Round 7: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (48 Half Double Crochet)
Round 8: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 3 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (60 Half Double Crochet)
Round 9: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (60 Half Double Crochet)
You can stop increasing here and continue on with the length for a Youth Size cap approximately 18-22 inches around.

Continue from round 9 for an adult size cap
Round 10: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 4 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (72 Half Double Crochet)

Continue for the length of your cap. 

Eye - Make 2 - Black Yarn

Chain 8, work 7 HDC through each chain, turn.
Row 2: Skip 1 stitch, work 2 DC, 2 TC in the next stitch. In the next stitch, work 2 TC, 2 DC. Skip 2 stitches, work a slip stitch in the last stitch. Cut of extra yarn for sewing to the cap.

Eye Center - Make 2 - Red Yarn
Chain 3, join. Work 6 SC through the loop, join. Cut an extra amount of yarn for sewing on to the eye.  

There are different types of placement for the eyes. Try out different locations. 

Mouth
Work the embroidery chain or you can make a chain of 15-20 and sew to the cap.  Work vertical spikes across the mouth for a scarier and creepier effect.  

Sew everything in place.  Knot, secure and sew in all the tails.


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








Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crochet Flower Julia





Crochet Flower Julia

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Julia


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Julia Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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


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


Petals - Make 5
Work a chain 4, join.
Row 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 10 HDC through the chain. Turn
Row 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 2 HDC in each stitch around.  Work a slip stitch with the first stitch.
We will have a slightly curved up teardrop shape. 

Slip stitch all the flower petals together at the base. Sew in all the tails.

Flower Center
Chain 3, join.
Row 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 9 HDC through the chain.  Join.
Row 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.  Join. It will curl up.  Sew in the center tail.
Place the flower center over the center of the flower and sew.

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




Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tiny Crochet Blossom







Tiny Crochet Blossom

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Tiny Crochet Blossom


Video Tutorial:  Tiny Crochet Blossom Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations

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


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


Work a chain of 10.
Work 3 HDC in each chain.
The stitches will start to curl.  This is what we want to happen.

Knot and cut a long length of yarn. Weave the yarn through the foundation chain and pull so it curls more.  Once the flower is adjusted, knot and secure everything in place.

The chain can be made longer for a longer flower.


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







Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Crochet Ornament Eufaula




Thread Crochet Ornament Cover

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Ornament Eufaula


Video Tutorial: Crochet Ornament Eufaula Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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


Materials
Size 6 steel crochet hook
Size 10 thread
Tapestry Needle


Chain 20, join.
Round 1: chain 1, *work 2SC chain 3, 12 times total from *. 

Round 2: SL ST to chain, CH 5, DC, CH1, *in the next CH, DC, CH 2, DC, CH, 11 times total from *.

Round 3: SL ST to chain, 2DC, CH2, 2DC, CH1,

Round 4:  *SL ST to chain SP,  CH 12, SL ST in next CH SP,  6 total from *.

Round 5: *DC, CH1, 8 times in chain loop, CH 24, SL ST in top of same ST, *CH1, DC 8 times in chain loop,  complete 6 times total from *.  (Note: The last loop will be a chain 12, pick up all the loops to join, work a chain 12 and complete the stitches)


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



Saturday, September 29, 2012

Crochet Baby Sandal




Crochet Baby Sandal

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:   Crochet Baby Sandal


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Baby Sandal Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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

FSC - Foundation Single Crochet

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



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


The chain one at the beginning of each round is optional and does not have to be worked with the single crochet. Working the chain one will create additional bulk and a seam.

Sole - Make 4
Round 1: Work 7 Foundation Single Crochet or start with a chain of 8, work 1 SC in each chain across for a total of 7.  Work 4 Single crochet in the last stitch, work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, work 4 SC in the last stitch, join with the beginning stitch. ( 20 single crochet total)

Round 2:  CH 1, Work 2 SC in the same stitch, work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches. Working the rounded section,  2SC in next, 1SC in next, 2SC in next, 1SC in next, 2SC in next, work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches. Working the rounded section, in each of the next 4 stitches work,  2SC in next, 1SC in next, 2SCin next , 1SC in next, join with the beginning stitch. 
( 26 single crochet total)

Round 3: Work 1 SC in the same stitch, 2 SC in the next. Work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches.  2SC in next, 1SC in next, 2SC in next, 1 in ea of the next 2, 2SC in next, 1 SC, 2SC,  Work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC, in ea of the next 2,  2SC in next,    join.  ( 34 single crochet total)

Round 4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around, join. ( 34 single crochet total)  Cut the yarn, pull through and secure.

Sandwich two of sole together and sew together.

Back Heel - Find the center back of the sandal,  count back 5 from the center, work 1 SC across 10, turn, work another row of 1 SC in each stitch.  There will be two rows of 10 single crochet.  Cut the yarn, pull through and secure.

Tie
Chain 60

Ankle Strap - Chain 7 join.
Round 1: Work 7 SC through the chain, do not join.  Work the continual round.  This is where you work the first stitch right through the top of the next stitch and continue crocheting.
Round 2-23: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.
If you are using the tie, you will pull it through at this time.
Slip stitch the back 4 stitches together, securing both sides.
Cut the yarn and secure.

The Ankle Strap will be sewn to the Back Heel section.

Front Toe Strap - Chain 6 join.
Round 1: Work 6SC through the chain, do not join.  Work the continual round.  This is where you work the first stitch right through the top of the next stitch and continue crocheting.
Round 2 - 11: Work 1 SC in each stitch around, SL ST to join.
Cut the yarn, pull through. Cut off an extra length for sewing.  

Count back 5 stitches from the front center of the sole and sew the strap on each side.  There will be 10 SC separating each side.

At the center, attach the  toe strap to the ankle strap attaching across 3-4 stitches.  Knot, secure and sew in the tail.

Knot, secure and sew in any remaining tails.






Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crochet Manatee Bart




Crochet Manatee

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  
Crochet Manatee

Video Tutorial: Crochet Manatee Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate

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






Chain 3 Join.
Round 1: Work 9 HDC through the chain, 3 SC through the chain, join.
You will want a yarn marker to identify the first stitch on each round.
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around, ( 12 single crochet total)
Round 3: Working in the loop behind the stitch, work  SC in each loop around.  This will create a lip around the snout.  You don't have to create it this way and can work regular single crochet.
Working in the continual round.
Round 4: 1SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1 SC in each of next 5,  ( 15 single crochet total)
Round 5: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 15 single crochet total)
Round 6:  1 SC in each of the next 5, work 2 SC in each of the next 10 stitches ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 7-9: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 10: Work 1 SC in each of the next 8 stitches, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC, work 1SC in each of the next 9 stitches.
Round 11-20: work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 29 single crochet total)

This is a good time to work on the eyes and snout while we still have access to the inside.
Eyes Chain 3, join, sew to attach.

Round 21:  Work 1 SC in each of the next 10 stitches,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC, work 1 SC in each of the next 8 stitches.  ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 22: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. ( 25 single crochet total)
Round 23: Work 1 SC in each of the next 7 stitches,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC,  1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC, Work 1 SC in each of the next 7 stitches.  ( 21 single crochet total)
Round 24:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  ( 21 single crochet total)
You will want to stuff with filling before closing up to tight.
Round 25: Work *SC DEC, 1SC, work 7 times total from * ( 14 single crochet total)
Round 26:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around. ( 14 single crochet total)
Round 27: Work * 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, 1 SC DEC, repeat two times total from * ( 12 single crochet total)
Start of the back tail fin
Round 28: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 12 single crochet total)
Round 29: *Work 2 SC in next stitch(single crochet increase), work 1 SC, work six times total from*.   (18 single crochet total)
Round 30-35:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around.   (18 single crochet total)
Cut the yarn, extra length, pull through and secure.  Sew the two edges together. 
Optional:  Upon completion, there are points on each side of the fin.  I secured a knot and pulled the corners down to give them a rounded shape.

Side Fin-Make 2:  Attach to the side approximately 12 rounds back from the snout, close to the bottom.
We are working right over the single crochet
Round 1: work 3 single crochet over 3 stitches, turn, work 3 single crochet over 3 for a total of 6
Round 2: *Work 2 SC in same stitch, work 1 SC, complete 3 times total from *. (9 single crochet total)
Round 3-11: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  (9 single crochet total)












Tuesday, September 4, 2012

How to Make a Crochet Snowflake #8




Crochet Snowflake #8

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Snowflake #8


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Snowflake #8 Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations

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


Materials
Size 1 steel crochet hook
3 crochet cotton
Tapestry Needle


Extended Single Crochet - This is a single crochet worked loosely around previous rounds.  You put your hook below the chain 3 loop on round .



Work a chain 10, join. 
Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC through the chain 10, Chain 3, work a total of 6 times from *. Slip stitch across DC to the next chain 2 space.

Round 2:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC, work a chain 5, Chain 3, work a total of 6 times from *. Slip stitch across DC to the next chain 2 space.


Round 3:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *4DC, CH 4 SL ST, CH 6 SL ST, CH 4 SL ST, 4DC, work a chain 7, work an extended single crochet around the chain 5 and chain 3.


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/tjw1963

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









Monday, September 3, 2012

Crochet Earring Khloe




Crochet Earring Khloe

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Earring Khloe


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Earring Khloe Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations

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


Materials
Size 1 steel crochet hook
3 crochet cotton
Tapestry Needle

Earring Findings
Jump rings
Needle Nose Pliers

Extended Single Crochet - This is a single crochet worked loosely around previous rounds.  You put your hook below the chain 3 loop on round .



Work a chain 10, join. 
Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC through the chain 10, Chain 3, work a total of 6 times from *. Slip stitch across DC to the next chain 2 space.

Round 2:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC, work a chain 5, Chain 3, work a total of 6 times from *. Slip stitch across DC to the next chain 2 space.


Round 3:  Work a chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. *3DC, CH 2, 3DC, work a chain 7, work an extended single crochet around the chain 5 and chain 3.

NOTE:  You will twist the jump rings sideways, insert the crochet earring and twist sideways to close back up.


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/tjw1963

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






Friday, August 17, 2012

Crochet Cable Cap - Adult Cap




Adult Cap - Crochet Pumpkin Hat

This tutorial provides instructions for 3 different sizes.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Cable Hat with Ear Flaps - Pumpkin Crochet Cap


Video Tutorial: Crochet Cable Hat with Ear Flaps - Pumpkin Crochet Cap Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Intermediate



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

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet

Gauge
4x4 inches
13 stitches
9 rows


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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Right 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.



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: 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. End here for a flat top cap. Continue with round 4-6 to make a stem for a pumpkin cap.

Round 4-6: 1 SC in each stitch around. Cut the yarn, pull through, give it a tug to secure.

We are skipping rounds 4-6 for a flat top cap.  The original pattern was made with a stem. Skipping rounds 4-6 will give the cap a flat top and match the video.  


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) By stopping at this point, the cap will be for an size estimate of 14-16 inches.

For the next larger cap, you will complete round 10 and then jump to round 11 under the medium cap.

Medium Size:  17-21 inches
Round 11: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC in each of next 3, 2 HDC in next stitch  - (60 stitches total)
Round 12: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC in each of next 3, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches  - (60 stitches total)
Round 13- Continue for length:  Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC in each of next 3, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches  - (60 stitches total) You can stop at this round for a youth size cap estimated 17-21 inches.

For the next larger cap, you will complete round 11 and then jump to round 12 under the large cap.

Large Size: 22-24 inches
Round 12: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC around each of next 3, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches Continue around from*. (60 stitches total)
Round 13: *2 FPDC around next stitch, 1 FPDC in each of next 2, 1 HDC in each of next 2. Continue around from* (72 stitches total)
Round 14-23: *Work 1 FPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2. Continue around from* (72 stitches total)

Earflaps
Row 1,3,5,7,9: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round.Work 1 FPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2. 1 FPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2, 1 FPDC around each of the next 4.

Row 2,4,6,8: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. Work 1 BPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2. 1 BPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2, 1 BPDC around each of the next 4.

Row 10: Work 1SC, 1 SC DEC, 1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC.  Cut an extra length of yarn and gather the edge of the earflap. Knot and secure. 

At this point you can attach a braid or crochet chain to the earflap.


Cut the yarn and sew in the tail upon completion.



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Crochet Liberty Hat - Crochet Geek





Crochet Liberty Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Liberty Hat


Video Tutorial:  CrochetLiberty Hat Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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


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



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/tjw1963

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Continual Round - This is where you work work in the next stitch instead of joining the round. The purpose of this technique is to eliminate the seam.

Chain 4, join.

Round 1:  Work 12 SC through the loop  (12 single crochet total)
Round 2:  Work 2 SC in each stitch around  (24 single crochet total)
Round 3: *Work 1 SC in next stitch, work 2 SC in next stitch, repeat from *,  (36 single crochet total)
Round 4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around,   (36 single crochet total)
Round 5: *Work an individual SC in ea of the next 2 stitches,  Work an increase in the next stitch, 2 single crochet, repeat from *,  (48 single crochet total)
Round 6 - 8:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around (48 single crochet total) Cut yarn and change color
Round 9: Work a round of reverse single crochet, join

Attach the stars evenly to the cap, every 8 stitches using the chain 2 spaces

Round 10: Attach the new color of yarn to the point. Chain 6, attach to the next point of the same star, chain 4, attach to the next star. Continue around and join to the beginning stitch. (There will be 6 chain 6 loops and 6 chain 4 loops)

Round 11: *Work 1 SC in the SC, work 6 SC through chain 6, 1 SC in next SC, 4 SC in chain 4, continue around.  (72 single crochet total) Do not join, work in the continual round.

Round 12: Work 1 SC in each single crochet around, continue around.   (72 single crochet total)

Round 13-15:  Work 1 SC in each single crochet around, continue around.  (72 single crochet total)

Round 16: Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch, continue around.   (96 single crochet total)

Round 17-18:  Work 1 SC in each single crochet around, continue around.  (96 single crochet total)

Stars - Make 6 
Chain 4, join
Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work 3 HDC through the chain, chain 3, 5 times total from *, join with the beginning stitch.  Work a slip stitch over to the chain 3 space.
Round 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work 3 HDC chain 2, 3 HDC in the same space, 









Monday, August 13, 2012

Crochet Heart Felicity










Crochet Valentine Heart Hat 2012


How to make a crochet heart 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 Heart Felicity

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Heart Felicity Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


Abbreviations

TC - Triple Crochet - Wrapping yarn around hook 2 times
QC - Quadruple Crochet - Wrapping yarn around hook 3 times
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


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


Heart

Work a chain 3, join

Round 1: (First Triple Crochet will need to be a chain of 5 for the step up) *TC, CH 1, TC, CH 1, TC, CH 2, Complete 4 times total from *. Instead of the CH2, work a HDC in  4th chain to join.

Round 2:  Work 2 SC in the same space. *SC in stitch, SC in space, SC in Stitch, SC in space, SC in Stitch, 3 SC in CH 2 space. Continue around from *, work 1 SC in last space, join with a slip stitch to beginning single crochet.


Round 3: Rounded segments: (2 total) Chain 1, skip 3 SC.  *In the next SC work 7 Quadruple Crochet with a chain 1 between each stitch. CH 1, work a SL ST in the next stitch. Repeat from *.

Round 4: HDC Round:  CH 1, Work 1 HDC in each stitch  down to the center point,  work 3 HDC in the center point for an increase and so the point will lay flat. Work 1 HDC in each SC to the rounded sections.  *Work 1 HDC in each stitch, 2 HDC in each space. Slip stitch in center. Repeat once from *. Join with the beginning stitch.






Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Crochet Strawberry





Crochet Strawberry 

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Strawberry


Video Tutorial: Crochet Strawberry Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

FLO - Front Loop Only
SC DEC FLO - Single Crochet Decrease Front Loop Only

FLO - There are two loops at the top of the stitch. You will work in the front loop.  This is the FLO of Front Loop Only.

SC DEC FLO - Insert your hook through the front loop only, wrap the yarn over, pull it through.  Insert your hook through the next stitch FLO, wrap the yarn over, pull it through.  There are 3 loops on your hook, wrap the yarn over pull through all 3 loops.  This completes the single crochet decrease through the front loop only.  Each single crochet decrease will count as one single crochet.  We are reducing two stitches, down to one stitch.

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


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

Chain 3, join
Round 1:  Work 9 SC through the chain, do not join, work in 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)
Round 7: *Work 1 SC, Work a SC DEC, FLO (12 Single Crochet Total) 
Round 8-9: 1 SC in each stitch around.  (12 Single Crochet Total) 
Round 10: *Work 1 SC in next stitch, in the next work SC DEC FLO, repeat from * (8 Single Crochet Total) 
Round 11: Work 4 SC DEC FLO, this is to close up the round and form the point.   This round may be challenging.  If you are unable to work the decrease stitches, stop and sew the remaining stitches shut at the top.  Upon completion, sew any gaps or holes shut on the end.

Leaf - 6 total (you can work more or less if you prefer)
*Work a chain 7, work 1 SC in each of the next 3 chains, work 1 HDC in each of the next 3 chains, continue working from * starting with the Chain 7. There will be a total of 6 leaves.  Upon completion, join with a slip stitch at the base of the first leave.

Weave the yarn through the base of the stitches, pull the opening until it closes up.  Sew the leaves to the top of the strawberry.

Sew in all the tails.




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