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Crochet Plant Hanger Pattern. You Need: Columbia-Minerva Yarn, 1 ball for plant hanger and tassel. Ring for hanging. "Boye" crochet hook Size I or size to give gauge. Gauge: 5 sts = 2" Ch 6, join with a sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1: Work 12 sc in ring, join with sl st to first sc. Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1), *dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * around, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of ch-4. Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each st and each ch-1 sp (24 dc). Rnd 4: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), *sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from *, end sk 1 dc, dc in last dc, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Rnd 5: Ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3), * in next ch-1 sp between 2 dc gr work dc, ch 1, dc (V st), ch 3, rep from* end dc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-6. Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 5 having ch-2 instead of ch-1 between V sts. Rnd 7: Ch 7 (counts as first dc and ch-4), work dc, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp of each V st and ch 4 between V sts, dc in last sp, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-7.

Mattress Stitch Seaming. If you crochet (or knit) for long enough, eventually you’re going to want to make something with seams. And while seamless patterns are great, seams can add a lot of structure, prevent stretching in the wrong places, and are important for the majority of motif projects. There are a variety of seaming techniques out there, but this tutorial focuses on the most invisible of seams – the Mattress Stitch! Here’s how it’s done. Mattress Stitch Tutorial Video Mattress Stitch Photo Tutorial and Written Instructions The mattress stitch brings together two pieces of fabric, crocheted or knitted.

In this tutorial I’m using a contrasting yarn so you can see the stitches – but when you work this stitch for your project use a matching yarn for truly invisible stitching! Step 1: Thread a yarn or tapestry needle with the yarn you’ll use for seaming – a long tail end is perfect if you’ve got it! After you’ve worked several sets of stitches, start tightening up the first few. How to Crochet 5: Seaming Your Work. In this how-to series we could move right on from single crochet to the other stitches (double crochet, half double crochet and triple crochet) but I'm pausing to talk about "seaming" because if you want to make anything other than washcloths or rectangular scarves or afghans (which are all good) you're going to need to seam some pieces together.

Seaming is a good skill to have and it can be the difference between a cute sweater looking handmade instead of homemade. I am going to share two different methods. The first is the invisible mattress stitch, which works equally well for knitting or crochet by the way, and the second seaming method uses a single crochet stitch. Click to view the full tutorial. SEAMING WITH THE MATTRESS STITCH: You will need a tapestry needle to do the seaming, which is a large blunt needle and a big eye for threading the yarn. The mattress stitch is so fabulous because it's virtually invisible if you line up the stitches correctly. That is the mattress stitch! Crochet Finish Technique: “Crochet Evenly Around” Many crochet items appear unfinished due to the uneven look of the sides.

There are little “bulges” and “indents” that just don’t look as even (pretty) as the first or last rows and it can make an item look unappealing. To fix this, many patterns simply say, “Crochet Evenly Around”. What does that mean and how do you accomplish this? What it means is that you need to crochet all the way around your piece, and place the stitches evenly around the edges so that there is an equal amount of stitches on both sides, and, of course, an equal amount on the top and bottom of your piece. You may have taken a stab at doing this only to end up with a ruffled edge, or too tight of an edge that makes your edges pull. But “crocheting evenly around” is actually easier than it seems.

There are just a few simple rules to remember, but first let’s look at the example. 3 sc in the corner Step 3: When you get to the end of the side edge, you will again place 3 single crochet stitches in the corner. How to Crochet 5: Seaming Your Work. Wrong side, right side, which side is which? One question that I frequently get asked is "How do you determine the wrong side from the right side of a crochet piece? " Well, remember how the designer determines the gauge? It's the designer's choice, essentially. So is the wrong side and right side of a crocheted fabric. Some fabrics look "better" on one side, some stitches have "right sides" and "wrong sides", but generally speaking, it's a design decision!

So the RS and WS of fabric is determined by the designer. That's not the case, though, with stitches. Are you confused yet? When the directions say: Row 1 (RS) ............ , that means that the row you are working on (Row 1), as you are working it, will be the "right" side, or public side of the fabric. How do you tell the "right" and "wrong" side of stitches? Right side of the piece as you are working on it will be the side by your right hand. But right side of the garment as you are wearing it means just that - the side that's on the right when you wear it.

Tutorial: Foundation Single Crochet. This foundation single crochet tutorial is broken down by each teeny-tiny step and includes a quick video demonstration at the end. When I first attempted to learn this technique from a magazine, I had pretty good illustrations to go by, but I was still totally confused by the whole thing. It took me 3 or 4 tries over a couple of months to even feel confident that I was doing this correctly. Hopefully with photos of each step, you'll be able to learn this a little easier than I did. Foundation single crochet is a wonderful technique. Any time you start with a chain and a row of single crochet on top of the chain, you can use this technique, and that's the bulk of the crochet patterns out there!

For using a foundation single crochet row in the middle of your crochet piece, like the handles of my handbag or the armholes in a sweater, check out my foundation single crochet supplement. The reasons foundation stitches awesome are: Basic Instructions First Stitch Second (And All Other) Stitch(es) Wide Linked Treble Crochet Tutorial. One of the problems with inventing stitches* is coming up with suitable stitch names.

Take the Wide Linked Treble Crochet (wltr), which makes up the main body of the just-published Sedona Top. Wltr is tall and lacy, with a hint of knitted drape, and more than a hint of Tunisian about the technique. It starts with a single yarnover, picks up two more loops in unlikely places, and has extra chains in the middle of the stitch. It's basically a treble with flourishes - but what in the world do you call it? ("How about 'Fred'? " suggests Tallulah the Turtle. Taking into consideration the stitch qualities - treble, linked, spaced one stitch apart - Wide Linked Treble seems reasonably appropriate and concise Linked stitches are most often worked into the horizontal strands of the previous stitch, which gives a pleasing (if rather regimented) appearance of horizontal lines running across the front of the work, and a dense, stable fabric: All crochet terms are American.

How to Crochet: Linked Treble Crochet (Ltr) By Candace – 3 Comments Treble crochet stitches are great because they add height to a piece quickly, but their airiness makes them more suited for lace than projects that need a more solid fabric. Linking the stitches lets you add height quickly while producing a solid, warm project. The swatches below have a row of traditional treble crochet stitches on top of a row of linked treble crochet stitches. If you need to see a left-handed view, hover your cursor over the pictures. The linked treble crochet stitch is made using the horizontal loops in the treble crochet stitch. Insert your hook into the upper loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert your hook into the lower loop. Insert your hook into the next stitch.

Complete your treble stitch: Yarn over and pull through two loops three times. If you need help, feel free to leave a comment. Big Honkin' Cthulhu (Now with More Tentacles) I just spent the past couple months making this Cthulhu for my husband. I made up the pattern pretty much as I went along, stuffed it with polyfil, and buried a cloth-stuffed paper towel tube inside for support. The eyes are some very old coat buttons my grandma gave me (rest her soul . . . if she only knew what I did with them . . . ) The wings have craft wire worked into the edges so they stand up fairly well. My husby's pretty pleased with how it turned out!

What do you all think? Edited to add: Wow! To answer a few questions: May I ask if you'd consider doing any others and what you might charge to commision one? Is that a little label of your name on his foot? Photoshop. Though I am considering embroidering a real one, somehow. Lion Brand. Lion Brand. Free Crochet Pattern 80705AD Cottontail Dishtowels. Gaming Mommies ♥ Tutorial: crochet a Cthulhu dice bag. So, you are a gamer. You probably have dice, and you might just have said dice in a Crown Royal bag. I feel your pain. You want to keep your dice happy so you get good rolls. Now you can craft yourself up a cuddly little Cthulhu to keep your dice safe and happy. He looks so adorably angry! Supplies: size 4.5 hook worsted weight yarn (green) stitch markers darker yarn or embroidery thread (for eyes, you can also use buttons) 1st round: Start with an adjustable ring double crochet (DC) 6 stitches, slip stitch (SL) to join 2nd round: 2DC in each stitch (ST) around, do not join, the rest of the work will continue in a spiral. 3rd round: 1DC in next ST, 2DC in next ST around 4th round: 1DC in next 2 ST, 2DC in next ST around 5th round: 1 DC in next 3 ST, 2DC in next ST around rounds 5-8: 1DC in each ST 9th round: Stitch 2 together (ST2TOG) 1DC in next 3 ST around 10th round: ST2TOG, 1DC in next 2 ST around 11th round: ST2TOG, 1 DC in next ST around 12th round: 1DC in each ST around 13th round: 14th round:

Wing Tutorial for Tiny Cthulhu. I've received a few comments from people who have trouble figuring out the wing instructions in the Tiny Cthulhu pattern. Since I'm making another one of these myself right now I figured I could photograph the process as I went. Here again are the full instructions for the Tiny Cthulhu wing piece. Along with each photo, I've reprinted the instruction describing what is done in that picture. For those that are curious, I'm making my wing with a size F (3.75mm) crochet hook and the yarn is Loops & Threads Impeccable Worsted Weight in Luxury Ombre.

Wings (make two) Ch 4. Pic 1: Ch 4. Pic 2: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc, ch 4. turn Pic 3: 3 sc on chain (skip chain closest to hook), 3 hdc on the three sc. Pic 4: 3 sc, ch 5, (skip chain closest to the hook) 4 sc in chain, 3 hdc. Pic 5: 4 sc, ch 6, 5 sc in chain (skip chain closest to hook), 4 hdc. Pic 6: *Work appox. 8 dc along the top edge of the wing (opposite the pointy bits). Pic 7: Sl St into first Ch, or near first Ch. How to Crochet a Sphere. By Rachel Choi – 47 Comments Finished Size: 2” (5 cm) diameter, you may increase this sphere to make it the size you prefer Materials: Medium Weight Yarn Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm) Polyester Fiberfill Crochet Pattern: Sphere Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, place marker: 6 sc Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 18 sc Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around: 24 sc Round 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around: 30 sc Note: to increase the size of the sphere, continue to increase this circle.

Round 6 – 9: sc in each sc around: 30 sc Note: rounds 6 – 9 make the body of the sphere. In general, the number of rounds to make the body should be the number of rounds completed thus far minus one. For example, there are five rounds before round 6 in this pattern. If you need help crocheting this sphere, just leave a comment and I would be glad to help! Crochet blogs? - recommendations craft resolved.