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Crochet Team Hat Crochet Geek

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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

R…

Crochet Poinsettia Flower Crochet Geek

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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 th…

Camera Set Up on Crochet Geek

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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 th…

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.


Crochet Infinity Scarf Calusa Crochet Geek

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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 t…

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

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+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 metersBrownish Ball with Silver is Gemstone - 92 Yards - 84 MetersRed and Gray Ball is Grizzlies - 64 Yards - 59 MetersPurplish Bass is Portland Wine - 81 Yards - 74 MetersCrochet 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 G…

Thermal Crochet Hat - Reversible Tunisian Crochet Geek

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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 cha…

Crochet Cap Cypress - Toddler Cap Crochet Geek Free Crochet Pattern

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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 st…

Crochet Snowflake Shakuntala

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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. 









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How to crochet Crochet Ice Cream Cone #CrochetGeek

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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 ti…

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 …

Solid Crochet Square Baby Afghan

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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 …

Larksfoot Crochet Blanket Pattern Stitch - Baby Afghan

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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 acr…

Crochet Coaster

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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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Crochet Sombrero & Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce

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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…

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.

Please share pictures to our Crochet Geek community on Google+.
You will find many more tutorials on +Crochet Geek







Crochet Flower Maddow by Crochet Geek

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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 t…