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10 Ways To Get The Perfect Finish On Your Crochet Afghan. As I mentioned in the previous post '10 Different Ways to Join Granny Squares' I like to plan ahead with my blankets/afghans.

10 Ways To Get The Perfect Finish On Your Crochet Afghan

I always have an idea in my head how I would like it to end up and generally they come together pretty well. Today I thought I could do a roundup of 10 different crochet borders. I hope this will help you plan the end result you would like for your afghan (if that is what you are making with your granny squares from the CAL) 1.

Picot Border 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. A couple of extra tips: 1. 2. 3. Do you need a few idea's on how to join your squares, I have compiled a roundup of 10 different ways here. Spike Cluster Stitch - Free Pattern. Free crochet patterns. Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 2 Techniques used in this stitch (British term / American term): Chain stitch – ch Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc 3 half treble / half double crochet puff stitch – puff st: yarn over hook, insert hook into st and draw yarn up.

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Stitch – st Row 1: Skip 2 ch, * 1dc/sc in next, 5ch, skip 5ch, 1dc/sc in next, 1ch, skip 1ch ; rep from*, 1dc/sc in next, 5ch, skip 5ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2ch, turn. Episode 177: Double Treble Crochet Stitch (dtr) Butterfly Lace Blanket. This lacy throw looks classy in a solid color, but can be made with stripes.

Butterfly Lace Blanket

The example is made in worsted weight acrylic yarn. Size: This blanket can be made any size. Five widths are given in the directions. Materials: Worsted weight yarn Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook Abbreviations: ch = chain ch sp = chain space dc = double crochet sc = single crochet tr = triple crochet yo = yarn over Special stitch:Cluster – in ch sp indicated (yo, insert hook in ch sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) three times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. The beginning chain should be a multiple of 12 plus 6. For these widths, start with this number of chains: 35″ = 126 41.75″ = 150 48.25″ = 174 55″ = 198 61.75″ = 222 After the first row, make all stitches in front loops. Bavarian Crochet in Rows. Some time ago, I happened across a style of crochet I had never heard of before called Bavarian crochet.

Bavarian Crochet in Rows

Legend has it that a mother and daughter of Bavarian descent created it, but no one knows for sure. In any case, it is a lovely textured stitch pattern. Our example shows it worked in rows, but traditionally it is worked in the round. The resulting fabric is textured and thick, yet still drapes really well. CROCHET: Pom pom edging. How to Crochet the Popcorn Stitch. This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the popcorn stitch.

Thinking about using this stitch for my first graphghan. – kaspergrl

This basic technique is similar to the bobble or cluster stitch and creates a puffed texture within your fabric.

How to Crochet the Popcorn Stitch

It’s sometimes used for flower motifs and as an accent to add interest to your project. Skill: Easy Pattern Instructions: Step 1: Make a shell/fan by doing 5 dc in the next stitch. Note: For a bigger or smaller popcorn, use more or less dc’s. Step 2: Pull some extra slack on the last loop once you finish your final dc and remove your crochet hook. Step 3: Insert your hook into the first dc of your shell/fan. Step 4: Insert your hook back into the loop from your last dc and tighten it down. Step 5: Pull the loop through the first dc on your hook and pull tight. Step 6: Ch 1 to lock in place. The Bobble Stitch - dc5tog. Finally!

The Bobble Stitch - dc5tog

Remember last year, when someone in the comments asked for a video? And then this year, when I said I wanted to start making video tutorials? The Puff Stitch. The Puff Stitch is a specific form of the Cluster Stitch – and can be referred to by both names.

The Puff Stitch

It’s a simple stitch to make, though it can take a bit of practice to keep all the tension even. It creates a ton of texture and is similar in effect to the bobble. Want To Learn How To Crochet Mesh? This Stitch Is The Perfect Start! - Starting Chain. Iris Stitch ~ Crochet Tutorial. Free crochet patterns. Techniques used in this stitch (British term / American term): Chain stitch – ch Slip stitch – sl.st Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc Triple treble / Double treble – t.tr/d.tr: Yarn over the hook 3 times, insert the hook in st, yarn over the hook and pull it through the st.

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Yarn over the hook and draw yarn through the first 2 loops on the hook. Another Bullion Stitch Bag. Another Bullion Stitch Bag ~ FREE Crochet Pattern My experiments with the bullion stitch arn’t over just yet.

Another Bullion Stitch Bag

It’s a beautiful stitch and although it isn’t that hard to make, I still have more perfecting to do… as you can see from the photo above. Perhaps it’s the stretch in the bag, or the yarn, but the bullions look a little curved. I used Loops and Threads soft and shiny, but I think a cotton is much more suitable for bags. Anyhow, this bag has a lot of stretch to it, so you’ll need to line it in order to preserve the stitches. The finished bag measures 11 by 11 inches, making it a good size for a personal tote bag.

Crochet Blossom Stitch ~ Photo Tutorial. Crochet Blossom Stitch ~ Photo Tutorial The crochet blossom stitch has a nice lacy appearance to it.

Crochet Blossom Stitch ~ Photo Tutorial

I fell in love with it due to the prettiness as well as the ease of the stitch. It allows for hours of fun and mindless crochet once you get started on it. The stitch pattern is a multiple of 4 + 1, making it easy to adjust for any length. Thus, it’s perfect for summer tops, afghans, bags, dishcloths or anything else you can think of! I have several patterns on the way using this stitch, so I figured I’d publish the tutorial first. Wow! The Bobble Stitch Has Such A Unique Look, You Gotta Try it! - Starting Chain. Create A Knitting Effect Using The Half Double Crochet Stitch! - Starting Chain.

Ventura Vest Lace Pattern - Inside Interweave Crochet. One of the most enjoyable parts of our pattern process is getting to swatch all of the fun designs as they come in. I know swatching is generally described as anywhere from "tedious" to "despised" by many stitchers, but it's a great opportunity to tear one's eyes away from the computer and pick up some yarn for a while. Some swatches are fairly straightforward, used only to gauge measurement, and some swatches are more complex, an almost necessary practice of the stitch. And some are like frolicking through the meadow with ribbons in your hair.

For me, the lace stitch pattern from Robyn Chachula's Ventura Vest in Interweave Crochet Summer 2013 was of the meadow-frolic variety. Its charming petal cluster construction and natural bias kept it interesting and fun to construct. Give The Surface Of Your Projects A Whole New Look With This Simple Camel Stitch! - Starting Chain. The Aptly-Named Tire Tread Stitch Has Quite The Unique Texture! - Starting Chain. Episode 32: How to Work the Treble Crochet Stitch. Episode 177: Double Treble Crochet Stitch (dtr) The Diamond Stitch Is So Fun, And Super Simple To Learn! - Starting Chain. The Larksfoot Stitch Is So Pretty, And You Can Learn It Here! Perfect For Spring, Learn The Rings Of Love Stitch! Master The Crocodile Stitch, And Watch Your Projects Come To Life! - Starting Chain. Don't Let The Name Fool You...The Grit Stitch Isn't As Tough As It Sounds! - Starting Chain.

It's All In The Details: Learn How To Make A Scalloped Edge - Starting Chain. Learn The Easy Way To Crochet The Bullion Stitch! - Starting Chain. Learn How To Crochet The Angel Stitch, Which Is As Lovely As It Sounds! - Starting Chain. Tutorial: How To Crochet The Braided Cable Stitch. - Starting Chain. Springtime Sweetness: Learn How To Make A Flower Border - Starting Chain.