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Crocodile Scarf Tail « Cult of Crochet. So this is where I’m up to with the crocodile scarf.

Crocodile Scarf Tail « Cult of Crochet

I looked at a few different websites explaining the crocodile stitch and while everyone does seem to do it slightly differently once I got my head around the general idea it was actually very easy. I also discovered that my main issue with watching videos to learn stitches is that I get bored after about 10 seconds. Apart from videos there didn’t seem to be much of anything else and what there was was quite sketchy and vague. So for everyone out there like me here is a detailed photo tutorial of how I created the scarf so far…. Crochet terms are English as always so have a look at the conversion chart for the American alternatives. Some of the instructions I watched flipped the work back and forth to create the scales however I found it easier to always have the front facing me and spin the work. Step 1. Step 2. tr into the 3rd chain from the hook. Repeat steps 5-7 until the tail is as long as you would like it. Step 10. Step 11. ~ Squircle v-3 ~ ~ version 3 ~ Materials:- 4-ply ww acrylic yarn - small amount for circle - small amount soft white- J hook Size: 5" Notes:- ch 2 at beginning of Rnds 1 and 2 do not count as a stitch- I crochet tight, so you may want to adjust the size of your crochet hook Directions:Rnd 1: With circle color ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook.

~ Squircle v-3 ~

Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12 dc) Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2. Rnd 4: Join soft white with a sl st into any ch-2 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space. Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc, sc and ch-1 space around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch-2 space. Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each dc around with (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space.

***The link for the joining rounds is over on the right sidebar - it says 'joining grannies'. ***Debi Y's version*** How to crochet ric-rac. Hey there!

How to crochet ric-rac.

What are you up to this fine Monday morning? Since my post last week, I've had so many emails and comments asking about the recipe for homemade, hooked ric-rac, that I thought I'd do a little how to. Before we start there are a few things to keep in mind. I am using US crochet terminology.I usually use a size 2 hook but its fun to experiment. The smaller the hook-the smaller the ric-rac, the bigger the hook, the bigger the ric-rac.I use 4ply mercerised cotton but its fun to experiment with different plies and yarns.My words describe the picture above them.The stitches I am using are chain (ch) and double crochet (dc).

STEP ONE - Chain four. STEP TWO - dc into the fourth chain from the hook, ie. the first chain you made. STEP THREE - Do another dc into the same chain as in step two, chain, then do a final dc into the same chain. STEP FOUR - Chain three. STEP FIVE - Turn your work so that the crochet you just did is up the top as per the photo. Then chain three. and turn. Fasten off. Seamless + symmetrical « November :: mystery crochet project Hooks at the ready!

seamless + symmetrical «

Let's get started with this month's mystery crochet project. To make this project all you need to know how to do is to make a basic… With 43 comments Wool-Eater CAL 2012 Effective, textured, an absolute show-stopper the Wool-Eater has become a favourite among many! With 225 comments Wool-Eater Motif CAL 2013 In 2012 we hooked a square or oblong Wool-Eater . . . 2013, and I thought it would be nice to hook a Wool-Eater Motif Blanket!

With 78 comments. Simple snowflake « Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a string of snowflakes!

simple snowflake «

So instead of making the Christmas Chutney I began crocheting snowflakes. Feel like hooking a few flakes in a hurry! You’ll find the pattern below, enjoy!! Simple Snowflake Australian/UK Ch 8, join with a sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 1 tr into ring, ch 3, * work 2 tr into ring, ch 3 rep from * 4 times, join with a sl st into top of beg ch-3. Rnd 2: Sl st into next tr and ch-3 sp, ch 1, * work 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 6, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc into ch-3 sp, rep from * 5 times, join with a sl st into first dc. Fasten off. Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 1 dc into ring, ch 3, * work 2 dc into ring, ch 3 rep from * 4 times, join with a sl st into top of beg ch-3. Rnd 2: Sl st into next dc and ch-3 sp, ch 1, * work 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc, ch 6, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc into ch-3 sp, rep from * 5 times, join with a sl st into first sc. © Sarah London 2010 Like this: Like Loading...

Related {2012} Simple Snowflake I love a simple snowflake! With 4 comments With 7 comments. Grandma Tree Tutorial. Grandma Trees...

Grandma Tree Tutorial

My Grandma's legsare large and wide,People say they are trunks in disguise.If this is the case,then I'm relieved to say.Her arms must be branchesthat can hold me all day. Here is the Tutorial...I have used Wheat coloured yarn as it is easy to seeBut this is the Rust design from picture above...8 plyand size 3.5 hook... First round finished... Second round finished... This last round is very longas I am trying to explain it step-by-stepfor the beginner crocheter... Now we go curves for the bottom of the tree... Last Round finished... I do know that last round was mammoth...Nearly there..Just the trunk to go... Congratulations... You Grandma Tree is Finished...Yeah!!! Onderzetter. Crochet flower tutorial. Crocheting school. Crocheted Bobble Edging Tutorial. Today I am posting a tutorial on how to make a very simple crocheted bobble edging.

Crocheted Bobble Edging Tutorial

I mentioned before that I wanted to play around with ideas for edging off Nani's Hexagon blanket and I wanted something that reflects her happy, quirky personality. The hexagon blanket is being made (and here I assure you...I have stuck to the goal of doing two hex's every day until it is finished...yes, yes, I know the year is only 4 days old :) .....) in hectic, bright colours, because that just what Nani is like! So, without further is the tutorial... I have crocheted a simple sc base on which to work. Above you can see that I have just turned the work and chained one. Slip stitch into the FIRST space of the row. Chain 2. Repeat the same again...yarn around hook, insert hook into same space again, yarn around hook, pull through, you have 4 loops on your hook, yarn around hook, pull through TWO LOOPS now have THREE loops on your hook... Chain 1. Hope you enjoy making this... Rectangle Granny with full pictures.

Jump to:Method #1 - Basic Rectangle Granny | Method #2 - Rows to Rounds | Method #3 - Caroline’s Rectangle Granny | Method #4 - Double Granny Square Rectangle Grannies©2005, 2012 Sandra Petit, A Granny Square is worked in rounds.

Rectangle Granny with full pictures

When I say "working in rounds" I am talking about where you start in the middle and your piece grows outward, getting larger, until it is the size you need. Most grannies are worked on one side without turning. Most grannies are also square. We are going to learn different methods of making a rectangular granny.

If you want to view all the videos on rectangle grannies, you can find them in this playlist at the Crochet Cabana YouTube channel. METHOD #1 - Basic Rectangle Granny In the first method, we start with a short chain and work along both sides to achieve a rectangular shape. For the first method we will loosely make a chain (ch) of 13 stitches (sts). Partially completed round 1: Rounds two and three, respectively: Back to top METHOD #2 - Rows to Rounds. Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn.

Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful.

Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn

This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves. Waste not, want not, I decided to recycle it. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above. Please click here to have a look and you can download the simple pattern I created. {CLICK HERE to get the Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn.} Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners. Grumpygirl: Tutorial: The amazingly flat crochet seam.

Trying Something New » Creative Fidget. Yarn magazine mainly because it contained a tutorial for making baskets out of scraps of yarn and raffia.

Trying Something New » Creative Fidget

I reckon these baskets are made with the same method. I decided to give it a go, using loom ends and some thick acrylic yarn my Mum used to make a hooked rug out of in the 70s. I didn’t like the method. The main pro was that I could use up loom ends, the main con was that the constant joining in of a new bit of yarn and the sewing was time consuming. I kept thinking that I could probably do this using crochet, with one continuous strand. It is there, though with a much less appealing cover. Hmm. Anyway, I looked at my macrame supplies and there were two thicker kinds of rope that would work well, in natural and black. I’m really pleased with the result. And there is so much potential for using other materials.

I could be even more adventurous, and substitute the rope with strips of paper or card, fabric, wire, or even electrical cord. The book went onto my wishlist at Fishpond. La esferificación del granny! {A granny spherification tutorial} 1ª VUELTA {1} 4 cad. en anillo mágico {2}*punto alto, 1 cad.* 11 veces {3} cerrar con un punto raso en la 3ª cad. 3ª VUELTA {15} 3 cad. en cad. vuelta 2, {16} 2 puntos altos, {17} y {18} *3 puntos altos en cad. vuelta 2* 11 veces MONTAJE {19} a {21} unir dos grannies semiesféricos con punto raso {22} a {25} cubrir el cable. 1st ROW {1} chain 4 in magic circle {2} *1 dc, chain 1* 11 times {3}slip stitch in the 3rd chain. 3rd ROW {15} chain 3 under 2nd row chain {16} 2 dc {17} y {18} *3 dc under next 2nd row chain* 11 times ASSEMBLY {19} to {21} join 2 semi spherical grannies with slip stitch {22} to {25} wrap the yarn around the cable. Paperweight Granny African Flower.

[Update April 13, 2012: I made a purse out of this motifs, tutorial is here.] [Update August 11, 2011: Thanks to Mia again for providing more information to answer some questions at the comment section. Please find the information of the type of yarn, hook size and the resulting flower size at the pattern section.] This is the first time I come across African Flower… well, accurately speaking, this is the first time I know that this crochet block is “African Flower”. Just like Granny Square, African Flower is a crochet block but in hexagonal shape, it can be joined next to each other to become a bigger piece and make into blanket, afghan, shawl, bag, table runner, cushion cover, soccer ball toy, coaster, pincushion, dress etc…. you name it! I am putting this into my to-do list Get the step by step photo and written crochet pattern after this jump.

Thanks to Mia, who shared her African Flower crochet at Pinterest – one of my favorite stop-overs when I needed inspiration. Pages: 1 2. How to crochet granny ripple. I am sure many of you who can crochet fairly well may not know how to crochet a granny ripple. While I was crocheting my vibrant pillow 3 I thought I would make a tutorial on granny ripple but for some reason I couldn't do it then. Here it is now. Once you get started and go in the right direction granny ripples are fun to make, but getting started is what irks me a lot.

The major problem here is deciding upon the number of chains to start with. Since you are not going to work in a straight pattern the length of the chains that you make at the beginning have to be somewhere around one and half times the length of the finished pattern. So to start with, make chains of length that you desire. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Since some of you are having doubts about ending and starting a row I have included these additional instructions and photos to elaborate on them. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. The below picture shows the end of row 4.

And end of row 5. PS: This is a not a cushion cover. Virkattu kukka - ohje, Crochet flower instructions. Carina's craftblog: No foundation chain crochet tutorial. No foundation chain crochet tutorial Did you know that you can make crochet rows without the foundation chain? It was news to me until very recently. But bloody 'ell, what a brilliant concept! The reason this is so great is that when you make a foundation chain first, it can sometimes screw with the tension at the beginning of the project, making it tighter than the rest of it. The ripple blanket I made last year is an example of this.

Anyway, here's the tutorial. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Now we are starting to see a pattern, right? Here's what a (small) no foundation chain row looks like. And here are example swatches of no foundation chain and foundation chain. Labels: crochet, tutorial scribbled by Carina 5/23/2008 07:00:00 PM Please note: as of December 2009 this blog has moved to, and commenting has been disabled on this version of the blog. Clicking on the links in this dropdown menu will take you to the page of the chosen month on the new version of this blog. Very Berry Handmade. Introduction Although I am UK-based I have written the pattern using USA crochet terminology.

Here’s a useful little conversion chart. If you’d like a flower brooch, but don’t feel like crocheting one yourself, you can always visit my Folksy Store to commission or buy one ready made. Pattern I’ve used Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere and a 4mm hook for this. Start with a magic circle and make 4 single crochet (sc) in the circle and close the circle (4 stitches). R1: 2 sc in each sc round, join last sc to top of 1st sc with a slip stitch (ss) (8 stitches) R2: 2 ch then 1 ss in next sc, 2 ch. R3: In each chain space make 1 ss, 1 chain (ch), 2 double crochet (dc), 1 ch, 1 ss. R4: Holding flower facing you, take your hook to the back of the work & insert it round the 1st chain made in R2.

R5: Into each ch sp make 1 sc, 1ch, 3 dc, 1ch, 1 sc. R7: In each ch sp created in R6 make 1sc, 1 ch, 5 dc, 1 ch, 1 sc. Fasten off & weave in ends. Marjutin neuleet - Pienenpieni virkkaussanasto. How to make colourful crocheted flowers.