Sunday, December 29, 2013

Crochet Team Hat Crochet Geek



Crochet Team Hat Caleb

Written by Teresa Richardson
 +CROCHET GEEK 


Skill Level - Intermediate

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


Materials
Size K/__ mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Size estimate will fit a size 22 - 24 inch head, adult size.

You can work this with a smaller crochet hook.  If you use a size I or J, you may want to work 17 or 18 stitches to start, since the size of the hat will be smaller with the smaller crochet hook.  

Chain 6 join.

Chain 1 for the step up on each round, this will not count as a stitch. Work the first back post double crochet around the chain one and the first stitch.

Round 1:  Work 15 double crochet through the chain, join with the beginning stitch. (15 stitch total)

Round 2: chain 1, BPDC, FPDC around each stitch. join with the beginning stitch. (30 stitches total)

Round 3: chain 1, BPDC, FPDC around each stitch. join with the beginning stitch. (60 stitches total) Cut yarn, Change color

Round 4-6: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, Change color

Round 7-9: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, Change color

Round 10-12: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, Change color

Round 13-15: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, Change color

Round 16-21: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, sew in all the tails.

I have found splitting the yarn to make knots is  a way to keep the tails hidden.  If you sew the tail in as a big strand, there is a risk that it may come out in the wash.  I will sew the tail in a little bit, split the yarn in the tail, sew or hook half of the strand over another strand, then make two knots.    Sew it in a little more, and repeat making knots.



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Crochet Poinsettia Flower Crochet Geek



CROCHET POINSETTIA FLOWER 

Written by Teresa Richardson
+CROCHET GEEK 

+LEFT HAND CROCHET

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Poinsettia Flower

Video Tutorial: Crochet Poinsettia Flower Left Hand 

Skill Level -  Advanced Beginner

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

SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease

Materials
Size __/__ mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


With the tutorial, I made 3 small red petals, 4 large red petals for the large leaves and 5 greenish leaves. 

Small Petal
Work a magic circle


Row 1: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 2, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
working in each single crochet
Row 2: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
Row 3: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
Row 4: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, (in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2 sl st down the chain and through the top of the single crochet, SC,) CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn.

Cut the yarn, pull through a little extra.  Thread the needle, weave through the bottom edge to pull the sides closer together.  Sew the 3 small petals together.
Large Petal
Work a magic circle


Row 1: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 2, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
working in each single crochet  (2 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 2: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn. (3 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 3: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn. (4 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 4: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn. (5 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 5: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC,  CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn. (6 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 6: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1 SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, turn. (7 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase

Row 7: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1 SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, turn. (8 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase. 

This part will ease the petals across the bottom.
Row 8: Upon the completion of row 7, working on the bottom edge, work 6 single crochet evenly across the bottom edge.

Row 9:  Work 1 Single Crochet, Work 2 Single Crochet Decrease, work 1 Single Crochet.


Cut an extra long tail for sewing the petals together.

Flower Center

Chain 3 join.
* Chain 4, SL ST down the chain, SL ST through the chain. Complete 5 times from *.   Upon completion, cut an extra long tail to use for sewing.

You will end up with some wavy little extensions for the center of the flower.  Add more if you want more extensions.  Sew this to the center of the 3 small petals.  I did sew the center of the flower center shut.









Reference Data


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, December 10, 2013

Camera Set Up on Crochet Geek

The image shows how I record crochet tutorials.  I have always used a tripod, however the one without a handle works the best.  When you are working so close to the tripod, it will pick up any sound if you brush up against it with the slightest movement.  

I was always hitting the handle hard, which would cause the camera to move. Even my hair brushing up on the handle would cause a strange echo noise.  Some vibrations are going to happen so I have come to terms with minor noises along with airplanes flying over, dogs barking, kids playing, cars driving by and construction.  Those sounds are a part of life and a part of where I live so my videos will have every day noises in the background.  Early on YouTube, I tried using music because the videos felt like something was missing. I quickly learned about ownership rights.  Every day noises have filled in, where music was not permitted.

Just a few weeks ago, two different music entities placed claims on my two different crochet videos that had no music.  One was from shoes thumping in the dryer.  The second was just a vibration in the tripod from each time I would make a stitch.  Both claims were released fairly quickly.  This also validates how no entity owns music or sounds.  All the sounds and noises have been done.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

6 Free Crochet Hats PDF Download from Crochet Geek

The is a free pdf download for 6 different crochet hats. You are welcome to share the pdf.  

What other patterns from Crochet Geek would you like to see in a pdf download?  Would you like symbol charts in a pdf?

This is the list of hats in the pdf document.

  • Crochet Cable Cap
  • Crochet Liberty Cap
  • Crochet Pixie Hat or Santa Hat
  • Cable Cuff Cap Cedar
  • Chunky Yarn Cap
  • Grumpy Bird

How to download the document:
On the upper right hand side of the document, you will see file.  When you select file, down at the bottom is download.  Select download to save the pdf on your device.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Crochet Infinity Scarf Calusa Crochet Geek





















Crochet Infinity Scarf Calusa


Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet

CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Size N/9  mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn medium weight
Tapestry Needle


Two option for startingWork a chain of 189 join.
 OR
Work 188 foundation  single crochet, join.   You will use the tail to sew the bottom part of the foundation round together.

Round 1: Work a single crochet, chain 1, skip a stitch, *SC, CH 1, skip a stitch, continue around from *,  When you get back around to the beginning, work a single crochet in the first single crochet to start the continual round.

Round 2 - 40: Work a single crochet, chain 1, skip a stitch, *SC, CH 1, skip a stitch, continue around from * for the width of your scarf.  Upon completion, work a slip stitch in the next stitch to even off the round.

I did change colors on my scarf.  With the continual round, you will work a slip stitch in the next stitch or chain to even off the round. Join with a slip stitch to attach the new color and continue working.


Knot and sew in all the tails.


Reference Data


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, November 26, 2013

Chunky Yarn Giveaway with Crochet Geek - CLOSED on 4-DEC-2013





 +Trish Bresolin has been notified and responded.  Thank you to everyone who participated.


Its been a while since I have done a giveaway so its time to give away some yarn and hooks.  This is not a product placement or sponsorship and is something I am doing on my own.

We have 5 Balls of Chunky yarn from Lion Brand.  On the label is the number 6 to indicate chunky.


  • 2 Balls are Grey Marble - 109 Yard - 97 meters
  • Brownish Ball with Silver is Gemstone - 92 Yards - 84 Meters
  • Red and Gray Ball is Grizzlies - 64 Yards - 59 Meters
  • Purplish Bass is Portland Wine - 81 Yards - 74 Meters
  • Crochet Hooks are Boye Size J-6mm,  K-6.5mm,   N-9mm



I will randomly select a winner on December 4th, from the comments on this blogpost.  The guidelines are as follows:


  • To comment, you will need to use a Google+ account.  This is so I have a way to contact you.  Should you be the winner and I don't hear from you in 7 days after notifying you, I will give the yarn to the next person.
  • Follow Me on Google+ +Crochet Geek
  • Tell what you would like to make with the yarn or write a few sentences of what you want to write.  Let me know what you would like me to give away next.
Friends and family of Crochet Geek not eligible to participate.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible Tunisian Crochet Geek


















Crochet Reversible Cap - Tunisian Simple Stitch








Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible


Video Tutorial: Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible Left Hand

Skill Level - Advanced Easy

Abbreviations

CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

((    ))  -  Working Between - There are instructions repeated between the parenthesis.

Materials
Size P/11.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


You will need 2 strands of 4 ply yarn - 2 separate sources to work with.  I will refer to them as Yarn Ball A and Yarn Ball B to distinguish which source of yarn you are working with.

They can be wound up into balls or worked from skeins.  You will be flipping your work from one end to the other.  When you add the chains on your hook, it is will come from Yarn Ball A.  When you work the chains off, it will come from Yarn Ball B.

This cap will be worked with the continual round.

NOTE - The size of the chain can be larger or smaller.  The technique will still work.

Using Yarn Ball A: Work a chain of 40, make sure your chain is flat, not twisted, then join.  

Round 1: Continuing with Yarn Ball A, ((*Put your hook through the chain yarn over, pull through. Continue from* until you have several loops on your hook, 

flip your work around, we are working at the opposite end, working with Yarn Ball B and taking the loops off of your hook. Wrap the strands over your hook, pull through one loop, *yarn over pull through two loops, continue from * leaving a couple loops on your hook and flip back around, continuing with Yarn Ball A and adding loops on your hook. ))

Working between ((       )) until you are back around to the beginning with 40 loops.  Do not join.

Your yarn may twist with the flipping, so this is something to keep in mind.

Round 2 - 18:  working with Yarn Ball A, put your hook through the first vertical loop, yarn over, pull through, yarn through the vertical loop pull through,  continue until you have several loops on your hook, flip around, working with Yarn Ball B, start removing the loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops until you catch up to where you left off. Continue around to the beginning and for the length.  (40 stitches)

This next round will be a decrease round. We will be working from 40 stitches down to 20.

Round 19:  Adding the loops will be done individually, the decrease will be made when you flip around, as you take the loops off, wrap the yarn over pull through 3 loops, wrap the yarn over pull through 3 loops. Continue around, there will be 20 loops upon completion.   (20 stitches)

Round 20:  As you are picking up the loops onto the hook, be sure to put it under both of the loops where you decreased on the previous round,  yarn over pull through two loops to take off, continue around to the beginning.  (20 stitches)

There will be no more decreasing unless you want to modify and do more for your hat.

Round 21:  Wrap color A over the hook and pull through color B.  Pull the two colors snug.  We will be crocheting over color B.  *Put your hook below the vertical loop and color B, work a single crochet. Continue around from *. Work a slip stitch to join. Wrap the yarn over pull through.  Cut a long tail for both strands, knot and secure. (20 single crochet)

Thread a large tapestry needle, weave through the top of the stitches and ease the top shut.  Knot, secure and hide all your tails.







Thursday, November 7, 2013

Crochet Cap Cypress - Toddler Cap Crochet Geek Free Crochet Pattern



Crochet Cap Cypress

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  
Crochet Cap Cypress

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Cap Cypress Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

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


Size Estimate - 18 Inches/46 Centimeters

Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 12 HDC, join with the first stitch

Round 2: Work 2 HDC between the stitches around, join. ( 24 Half Double Crochet)

Round 3: Work 1 HDC between each stitch around, join. ( 24 Half Double Crochet)

Round 4: 2 HDC between ea  ( 48 Half Double Crochet)

Round 5: SL ST into the next stitch, CH 1, this is the step up, DC in the same stitch, work a DC in the previous stitch. *Skip the next stitch, work a DC in the stitch after.  Work a DC in the skipped stitch,  continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (There will be 48 individual stitches, 24 sets of X stitches)

Round 6-10: SL ST into the next stitch, CH 1, this is the step up, Work a DC, work a DC back into the first stitch,  *Skip the next stitch, work a DC in the stitch after.  Work a DC in the skipped stitch,  continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (There will be 48 individual stitches, 24 sets of X stitches)

Brim
Round 11: Working in the Front Loop Only. *Work 1 HDC, 2 HDC in the next stitch,  Continue around, join.

Round 12:  *Chain three, skip a stitch, work a slip stitch in the next stitch, continue around to the beginning. Join with the beginning stitch.

Edging  Suggestions -  You can work the reverse single crochet or a chain and single crochet around. 




Monday, November 4, 2013

Crochet Snowflake Shakuntala




Crochet Snowflake Shakuntala

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  
Crochet Snowflake #9

Video Tutorial:  
Crochet Snowflake #9 Left Hand Version

Skill Level -Intermediate




Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch



Materials
Steel crochet hook
Thread
Tapestry Needle


You can use different size steel crochet hooks, different size thread and yarn.  I used size 10 crochet cotton in this project.

Chain 3, join
 Round 1: Work 12 HDC through the ring, join

Round 2: Ch 1, SC in the stitch, *Chain 7, skip a stitch in next stitch, Continue around from *, join when you get around to the beginning. (6 chains total)

Round 3: *Work 9 SC in each chain 7 loop, continue around, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 4: Slip stitch to the 4th stitch, *Chain 13, work a SC in the 4th SC.  Continue around.

Round 5:  *Work 8 SC in the chain, CH 7 SL ST,CH 9 SL ST, CH 11 SL ST, CH 9 SL ST, CH 7 SL ST, work 7 SC, continue around. join with the beginning stitch upon completion. 









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

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

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

Saturday, October 19, 2013

How to crochet Crochet Ice Cream Cone #CrochetGeek




Crochet Ice Cream Cone

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Ice Cream Cone


Video Tutorial: Crochet Ice Cream Cone Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

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


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

Stuffing

Ice Cream Top
Chain 4, join
Round 1:  Work 9 SC through the chain.  Work in the Continual round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around ( 18 SC total)
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 18 SC total)
Round 4: *Work 1 SC, 2 SC in next. continue around from * ( 27 SC total)
Round 5-12: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  ( 27 SC total)
Round 13: *Work 1 SC, SC DEC, continue around from * ( 18 SC total)

Waffle Cone

Round 1:  Work 5 SC through the chain.  Work in the Continual round.
Round 2-3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (5 single crochet total)
Round 4: 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC,  (8 single crochet total)
Round 5: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (8 single crochet total)
Round 6: *1 SC, 2 SC, work 4 time total from * (12 single crochet total)
Round 7-8: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (12 single crochet total)
Round 9: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 2, work 4 times from * (16 single crochet total)
Round 10: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (16 single crochet total)
Round 11: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3, work 4 times from * (20 single crochet total)
Round 12-13: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (20 single crochet total)
Round 14: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4, work 4 times from * (24 single crochet total)
Round 15-16: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (24 single crochet total)

Stuff the Cone and top
Sew the sections together.


Optional: Cherry, Embroidery chocolate chunks and drizzle on the cone. See video for additional instructions.

+Crochet Geek 


+LeftHandCrochet





Reference Data


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, September 24, 2013

Touching Yarn before Purchasing

Are you like me and like to touch your yarn before you purchase it?  I know I do.  When I see yarn online and it's a little more pricier, I may be reserved in following through with a purchase, especially if I need to box it up and send it back.  Sometimes the pictures may not be accurate
and the yarn colors are different upon arrival.

I would like to see a yarn sample section in stores where we could touch the yarn not available in the store.  This way when we go home to purchase online, we have a good idea what we are purchasing.  When you go into a home improvement store, they have fabric samples so you can feel what you are getting before you purchase draperies.  Same with carpet.  With yarn online, we are guessing at how it feels.

Offer a discount to the customer and referral to the store with the online purchase.   Instead of Internet and Brick/Mortar completing, they could work together to enhance our selections.

Maybe it already exists in some larger communities.

Tell me what your thoughts are on this?






Sunday, September 15, 2013

Solid Crochet Square Baby Afghan


This afghan is approximately 24" across. You can continue with the basic pattern to make it larger. I found that it was necessary to switch to a smaller crochet hook on round 14, otherwise it was getting to full on the edges. The video will get you started for the first 5 rounds. I would recommend a simple reverse or backward single crochet edging.

Video Tutorial: Crochet Solid Square 5 Rounds

Video Tutorial: Lefty Crochet Solid Square 5 Rounds


Written by Teresa Richardson

Materials
Size K Crochet Hook
Size J Crochet Hook
4-Ply Yarn

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
DC - Double Crochet
EA - Each
LP - Loop
SC - Single Crochet

Chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 3, 2 DC through CH loop. *Chain 2, 3 DC, complete 3 times total from *, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.

Round 2: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 3 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join.
(7 double crochet total on each side)

Round 3: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 7 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 7 DC, Complete 3 times total from *,
2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (11 double crochet total on each side)

Round 4: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 11 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 11 DC, Complete 3 times total from *,
2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (15 double crochet total on each side)

Round 5: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 15 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 15 DC, Complete 3 times total from *,
2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (19 double crochet total on each side)

Round 6: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 19 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 19 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (23 double crochet total on each side)

Round 7: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 23 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 23 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (27 double crochet total on each side)


Round 8: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 27 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 27 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (31 double crochet total on each side)

Round 9: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 31 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 31 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (35 double crochet total on each side)

Round 10: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 35 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 35 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (39 double crochet total on each side)

Round 11: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 39 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 39 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (43 double crochet total on each side)

Round 12: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 43 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 43 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (47 double crochet total on each side)

Round 13: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 47 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 47 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (51 double crochet total on each side)

Round 14: Change to a size J crochet Hook. CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 51 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 51 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (55 double crochet total on each side)

Round 15: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 55 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 55 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (59 double crochet total on each side)

Round 16: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 59 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 59 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (63 double crochet total on each side)

Round 17: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 63 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 63 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (65 double crochet total on each side)


Round 18: CH 3, 1 DC in same CH space. 1 DC in ea of the next 67 DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next CH 2 SP. 1 DC in ea of the next 67 DC, Complete 3 times total from *, 2 DC in beginning CH, CH 1, SC in beginning chain to join. (69 double crochet total on each side)

Continue with the basic pattern and corner increases for a larger afghan.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Larksfoot Crochet Pattern Stitch - Baby Afghan



If you have made this pattern, please share your pictures with me on Google +Crochet Geek 

Larksfoot Crochet Stitch - Baby Afghan

Video Tutorial:
Larks Foot Crochet Stitch - Baby Afghan

Video Tutorial:  Larksfoot Crochet Pattern Stitch Left Hand Tutorial

Written by Teresa Richardson

Extended or Long Double Crochet - This is where you will work a double crochet several stitches below the row you are on. You will need to pull up on the stitch and allow for some additional yarn, so the stitch does not sag.

Multiple: 4
You will add 4 chains for each segment of the pattern stitch that you want to add to the width.

Example: If you want to make a baby afghan with a size I/5.5mm crochet hook, 4-ply yarn, you will chain 108. This will give you an estimated width of 34 inches.

Ch 31
Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in next CH, *CH 1, SK 1 CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 CH. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 2: CH 3, 1 DC in EA of next 2 DC, *CH 1, SK CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 DC. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 3: CH 4, this will count as the first DC, CH 1, Sk the next DC, DC in the next DC, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. DC in the next DC. *CH 1, Sk the next DC, DC in the next DC, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. DC in the next DC. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 4: CH 4, this will count as the first DC, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC, *CH 1, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC . Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 5: CH 3, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. 1 DC in the next DC. *Ch 1, skip the DC, DC in the next DC. Work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. 1 DC in the next DC. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 6: CH 3, 1 DC in EA of next 2 DC, *CH 1, SK CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 DC. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Repeat rows 3-6.










Larksfoot Crochet Pattern



Larksfoot Crochet Pattern Left Hand Crochet

Friday, August 30, 2013

Crochet Coaster



Crochet Coaster

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Coaster


Video Tutorial: Crochet Coaster Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
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


Work a chain 4, join

Round 1: Work 12 single crochet - do not join, work the continual roundRound 2:  Work 2 SC in ea stitch around. (24 single crochet total)
Round 3-4:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around (24 single crochet total)
Round 5: *Work 1 SC, Work 2 SC continue around from * (36 single crochet total)
Round 6: *Work 1 SC in ea of the first 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch work a SL ST in the next stitch to join.  
(48 single crochet total)

Round 7:  *Work a SC, skip 2 stitches, work 5 DC in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.








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

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

Crochet Left Hand YouTube 


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Crochet Sombrero & Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce

























Crochet Sombrero and Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce


This will be a fun idea for a bachelor party on a 6 pack of beer or for that end of the year Labor Day outing.


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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Sombrero and Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce

Video Tutorial: Crochet Sombrero and Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce 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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Continual Round:  Instead of joining, work a single crochet in top of the first stitch. Working a continual round will eliminate the unsightly seam that occurs with joining a round.

Yarn Marker: A yarn marker is used to identify the first/last stitch of each round. This is so you have an idea when to change rounds with your instructions.  I use left over yarn tails, which are convenient, easy and free.


Chain 4, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1:  Work 10 single crochet through the chain. This is working around the chain, putting your hook through the center of the chain. 
(10 single crochet total)
Round 2-6: Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around.  (10 single crochet total)
Round 7: Work 2 SC in each stitch around.  (20 single crochet total)
Round 8: Work 1 SC in the next stitch, work 2 SC in the next stitch  (30 single crochet total)
Round 9: Work 1 SC in the next stitch around (30 single crochet total)
Round 10: Work 1 SC in ea of the next two stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch  (40 single crochet total)
Round 11: Work 1 SC in ea stitch around  (40 single crochet total)


Scarf:  Work a chain of 45
Round 1: Work 1 SC in each stitch across
Round 3-8: CH 1, Work 1 SC in each stitch across


Fringe: Cut several strands of yarn 4-6 inches in length. To attach, fold the strand in half, insert your hook through the yarn. Put the hook through the end of the scarf, wrap the yarn strands over, pull through and secure.



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crochet Leaf Metta

This is a video tutorial for a crochet leaf that is quick and simple to make.  You can use scrap yarn.  I used 4 ply worsted weight yarn with this leaf, which is the 9-13 wraps per inch and a size G-4.25 mm crochet hook.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Crochet Flower Maddow by Crochet Geek




Crochet Flower Maddow

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Maddow


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Flower Maddow Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

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 over pull through two.
  • There are six loops on the hook, wrap the yarn over pull through all 6 loops.

Space - Space is a generic term for working around a chain, between stitches or through a larger gap. On round 2, the term chain 4 space is used to describe working 7 double crochet around the chain.


Chain 5, join.

Round 1: Chain 1, this will not count as at stitch, this is only the step up, *work a cluster(see above for how the cluster is made). Chain 4, Work six time total from *. Work a slip stitch in the first cluster to join. ( 6 clusters, with a chain 4 between)
Round 2:  *Work 7 DC in the next chain 4 space, work a slip stitch in the top of the next joined stitch. Complete 6 times total from *. ( 6 sets of 7 double crochet, slip stitch between)



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