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Crochet Plant Hanger Pattern. You Need: Columbia-Minerva Yarn, 1 ball for plant hanger and tassel.

Crochet Plant Hanger Pattern

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.

Mattress Stitch Seaming. If you crochet (or knit) for long enough, eventually you’re going to want to make something with seams.

Mattress Stitch Seaming

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. 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.

How to Crochet 5: Seaming Your Work

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.

Crochet Finish Technique: “Crochet Evenly Around”

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. 3 sc in the corner Step 2: The second rule of thumb to remember when crocheting the sides: The size of the stitch you are crocheting over determines how many stitches to crochet. Crocheted Side Edge. 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?

wrong side, right side, which side is which?

" 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.

Tutorial: Foundation Single Crochet. Wide Linked Treble Crochet Tutorial. One of the problems with inventing stitches* is coming up with suitable stitch names.

Wide Linked Treble Crochet Tutorial

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. 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.

How to Crochet: Linked Treble Crochet (Ltr)

Linking the stitches lets you add height quickly while producing a solid, warm project. Big Honkin' Cthulhu (Now with More Tentacles) I just spent the past couple months making this Cthulhu for my husband.

Big Honkin' Cthulhu (Now with More Tentacles)

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. Lion Brand. Lion Brand. Free Crochet Pattern 80705AD Cottontail Dishtowels. Gaming Mommies ♥ Tutorial: crochet a Cthulhu dice bag. So, you are a gamer.

Gaming Mommies ♥ Tutorial: crochet a Cthulhu dice bag

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. 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.

Wing Tutorial for Tiny Cthulhu

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. How to Crochet a Sphere. Crochet blogs? - recommendations craft resolved.