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Crochet for Beginners. Learn the basics of how to crochet, starting at the very beginning.

Crochet for Beginners

If you’re brand new to crochet, the vast array of available hooks, yarns, stitches, and patterns can seem overwhelming. What should a beginner learn first? Which hooks and yarns should (s)he use? When there are so many options, how do you know where to start? Let's explore the possibilities. Introduction to Crochet Supplies Crochet Supplies -- Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay You don't need many supplies to get started with crochet. A crochet hookSome fiber -- usually, yarn or crochet thread, although there are other possibilitiesScissors A tapestry needle is also nice to have; you can crochet without one, but if you have one, it'll make your life easier when you've finished a project and it comes time to weave in the ends.

That's it! Yarn Recommendations for Beginners: If you've never crocheted before, and you have no clue what yarn you should buy for working your first crochet stitches, these suggestions will help. Free Steampunk Gear Crochet Pattern. More Steampunk Gears to Crochet. Materials: For each gear you will need a small amount of gray worsted weight yarn (such as Red Heart Super Saver) and a size H crochet hook Gear One (solid-center gear pictured at top): Size: 3 1/4" in diameter Rnd 1: Ch 4, join w sl st in 1st ch to form ring, ch 3, 12 dc in ring, join w sl st in top of beg ch 3 (12 dc).

More Steampunk Gears to Crochet

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same dc, 2 dc in next dc and in each dc around, join as before (24 dc). Rnd 3: * Ch 2, hdc in same dc, ch 3, sl st in same dc, sl st in next 3 dc, rep from * around, sl st in last 2 dc and join w sl st in base of 1st gear "nub", fasten off (8 gear "nubs"). Weave in ends. Gear Two (Open-centered gear pictured on bottom): Size: 4" in diameter Rnd 1: Ch 20, join w sl st in 1st ch to form ring, ch 2, 35 hdc in ring, join w sl st in top of beg ch 2 (36 hdc).

Rnd 2: *Ch 2, hdc in same dc, ch 3, sl st in same dc, sl st in next 3 dc, rep from * around, sl st in last 2 dc and join w sl st in base of 1st gear "nub", fasten off (12 "nubs"). Google Image Result for. BrineyDeep's Kindle Cover. Crocheted Cogs. Crocheted Cogs (c)Severina/A Murphy 2008 Free Ravelry PDF version available for download here.

Crocheted Cogs

Crocheted cog wheels, for those of you who have a kinky fetish for clockwork unmentionables, feel the need for steampunk table linens, or want a dress trimming to honor your robot overlords. This has actually been lying around for over a year, waiting for me to write down the pattern. It was designed during an episode of weapons-grade flu and was used in a textiles-class project that went over like the proverbial concrete airship.

So it sat and I glowered at it and unraveled it in a fury then had to do it all over again from scratch trying to remember just what the hell I did the first time. The little starfish arms curl all by themselves, much to my surprise, so they look like the flywheel of an old lathe at my job.No gauge needed but example was crocheted with very fine weaving silk and a vintage thrift-store hook with no size marked, making a motif 4 1/2" x 2". Pattern uses US crochet terms.