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Snowman. Hack your Crochet Hooks. 25 Crochet Blanket Patterns. I love blankets.

25 Crochet Blanket Patterns

Some of my favorite blankets have been big crocheted throws that were given to me as baby gifts. I treasure them. They remind me of the friends and family that spent the time to make them for us. They consist of all sorts of different designs and shapes and each are unique in their own way. I have spotted a few mistakes here and there.Some are completely misshapen but that actually makes me love the blanket more. I go in and out of my crocheting modes. 1.Chevy Baby 2.Circular Ripple 3.Granny Square Throw 4.Hexagon How-To 5.Snuggle for Baby 6.Straight Granny Blanket 7.Zig Zag Blanket 8.Bright Granny Square 9.All Season Baby Throw 10.African Flower and how to join them together 11.Yoyo Scrap Blanket 12.Climbing Shells 13.Shell Clusters 14. Crochet hooks {crochet basics} There are many crochet hooks to choose from, and it all mostly comes down to personal choice.

crochet hooks {crochet basics}

I have said many times that I prefer to use a 4mm hook with 8ply yarn. the hook size and yarn thickness will determine the size of your finished item. It is always best to check the yarn label for the recommended size I still use the same hook I started crocheting with, pictured above, a fairly unremarkable metal hook (4mm of course) But have a large collection of wood, metal and plastic hooks. I also sell hooks through my Etsy shop, so I've had a chance to test a few styles out. (Link in the right side bar if you want to have a look!) I really like the feel of wooden hooks, like these bamboo hooks. When using finer hooks, or even if you are working for a long time, I find the hooks with a thicker grip are a bit easier on the hand! If you are used to a certain style of hook, you might find changing the weight or grip takes some time to adjust. How to Single Crochet.

Crochet charts & graphs. If you like to work filet crochet, tapestry crochet, cross stitch on crochet, or other needlecrafts from a chart, these free crochet charts will come in handy.

crochet charts & graphs

We've posted printable charted designs for all different kinds of crochet projects. This list of free crochet charts offers a fabulous mix of new and vintage designs. Some charts are original designs created by myself (Amy Solovay) or Sandi Marshall. Others are antique patterns that are now in the public domain. Some designs offer you a new spin on a classic vintage pattern; in many cases, Sandi started with a vintage pattern, but made updates to it, adding instructions and details enabling contemporary crocheters to get the most out of that pattern. Tapestry Crochet. How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball of Yarn by Hand. Crochet Butterfly Throw. [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights Revised and posted as of March 4, 2013 Prime Publishing, LLC ("Company," "we" or "us") reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting such revision, so we encourage you to review it periodically.

Crochet Butterfly Throw

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Finish work and how to Weave in Ends

Time to get back to our CAL, I hope you are having as much fun as I am. We have reached the last day of crocheting our cowls together...my how time flies. Next week I will be creating a gallery post on Friday to share with you all of the beautiful photos that have been coming in...so pretty! Please be sure to send us a photo of yours too when you are finished if you haven't already: Today we'll be sharing some ideas on finishing your piece. If you desire, you can block your project. Here's a little tip too...no need for expensive blocking mats, click here and use these instead.Now it's time to seam the cowl and weave in in the ends. Now run the needle through a few of the stitches along the bottom edge. Next, run the needle back the other way through the stitches...and pull the needle all the way through. Snip the remaining yarn (I like to give it a very slight and gentle tug first), See that little end peeking out below?

Perfect!! And for the seaming part... Button Wrap. The Flower Patch Button Wrap is a lacy, airy, and versatile piece that can be worn in lots of different ways.

Button Wrap

Wear it as a wrap, a shawlette, a cowl, or a mini scarf! Two buttons help secure it in place and lacy holes from the stitch pattern create natural buttonholes. Perfect to wear when you need something pretty to throw over your shoulders for any season! How to Crochet in the Round. Blanket Stitch Two Ways.