One of the best ways to learn a new stitch I've found, is using a pattern!
It's not as repetitive/boring and you get to wear something cute when you're done! So to help out my fellow crochetaholics I thought I'd create this little round-up of patterns using unique and unusual stitches. What's your favourite stitch? I'm currently addicted to cable stitches! It's amazing how creative these crocheters are, isn't it? Quick Tip: Make a Set of Cool Crochet Buttons. The New Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques by Jan Eaton. Compendium of Crochet Techniques by Jan Eaton. An indispensable compendium of technical know-how and trouble-shooting tips.
NEW IN PAPERBACK Give a professional finish to your crochet garments and accessories with this indispensable compendium of technical know-how and trouble-shooting tips. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work, or you can dip in for help with a particular problem. Discover how to substitute yarns and accurately estimate the amount required; adapt patterns to create tailor-made garments.
All stitches are demonstrated, from basic chain stitch to filet and Tunisian crochet, and there is advice on mixing and matching stitch patterns and dealing with gauge variations. Crochet Books online at Hamels Fabrics - Press — Just Be Happy. Crochet Your Way to Unique and Fun Patterns! CutRateCraftsBlog.com. Looking to fine tune your crochet skills?
We’ve got just the thing! From the fun crocodile stitch to the more elegant pineapple stitch, 15 Unique Crochet Stitches: The Crocodile Crochet Stitch, Bobble Stitch, Pineapple Stitch, and More is a great article that will help you get on your way to making some of the coolest crochet projects! Personally, I’m a big fan of the crocodile stitch. I love the look of it on a purse or a scarf and I find it so soothing to do (once I got the hang of it, of course!). Isn’t this Mermaid Tears purse adorable? I also love the look of the pineapple stitch. Makes fashionable wearable projects out of them. The Big Book of Crochet Stitches: Fabulous Fans, Pretty Picots, Clever Clusters and a Whole Lot More by Jean Leinhauser. Pin by Nicki Pierce on Crochet. Crochet ole - the shell scarf. Ha, I have actually grow kinda fond of my "crochet ole" title - so I decided to use that from now on for my finished projects.
Most peeps seem to call it their "crochet ta-dah! " and I used to say "crochet yay" but I like the ole better - it has some kind of pizazz associated with it. But enough of the dribble, let me show you what I created within 24 hours WIP status: 24 December 2011 FP status: 25 December 2011 The pattern looks so classic and difficult but it is one of the easiest shell/lace patterns I have come across. I had this one ball of Stylecraft Special DK in cream left and thought that might be a good choice for a nice scarf for myself. Seeing that the last couple of scarves/wraps which I crocheted were all given away as Christmas presents.
The New Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques (Book) by Jan Eaton. Crochet-opedia – Crochet. If you’ve ever wanted a great reference book for crochet stitches and techniques, for levels from beginner to intermediate, from the crochet mundane to the crochet ethereal, this book might be just what you’re looking for!
Julie Oparka has gathered a very useful collection of crochet information, including 30 projects, great illustrations of each stitch, blocking, beads, felting, seams and edgings, and just about everything else a crocheter needs to have in a reference. Plus, it has my favorite satin cover and a lay-flat spiral binding making it even easier to use on your lap on on the table next to you. I know these things are all available online – but I find a lay-flat book far more useable. If you are looking for a gift for a crochet newbie, this would be the right one.
[share_ebook] Complete Crochet: Techniques and Projects by Sue Whiting, Luise Roberts, Sophie Britten. Author: Sue Whiting, Luise Roberts, Sophie Britten Language: English Category: Home Posted on 2009-12-23, by miledi.
Description. What’s your next crochet step? Branch out to new techniques! Many crocheters plateau at an advanced-beginner level of crochet ability.
They learn to single crochet, read a simple pattern and maybe even change colors or work in the round. And then they stop. It’s totally understandable. With knowledge of just a few simple stitches, you can crochet almost anything: afghans, hats and scarves and even stuffed animals! Besides, crochet is supposed to be relaxing… and when you sit down in the evening to unwind, the last thing you want to do is get stumped with learning new & difficult skill, right? Even though it may be scary, it’s totally worth trying out new crochet techniques… and I’ve spotted a beautiful book that’s full of them: Unexpected Afghans.
Before we get to the details of the book, let me talk about why you should branch out, and some tricks to make the journey as smooth as possible. Puff or Bobble Stitch Crochet Tutorial. Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos by Sarah Hazell. LA75436 Crochet Stitch Guide - Crochet Australia. Chestnut Leaf Table Runner and Placemats. Chestnut Leaf Table Runner and Placemats Free Crochet Table Runner and Placemats Pattern Materials: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Country Colors: 710 yds (649 m) / 400 grams - 1 skein for 1 leaf.Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Colonial Colors: 608 yds (556 m) / 340 grams - 1 skein for 1 leaf.
Hook: H (5.0 mm) Abbreviations: ch = chainst(s) = stitch(es)sl st = slip stitchdc = double crochet Chestnut Leaf Note: the center of the leaf is crocheted in rounds (6 rounds), the rest of the leaf is crocheted in rows, back and forth. Round 1: Chain 8, join with sl st to make a ring. Round 2: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 26 dc, sl st to ch 2. Round 3: ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), skip 2 sts, 1 dc, *ch 3, skip 2 sts, 1 dc, repeat from * 6 more times, end with ch 3, sl st to ch 6. Round 4: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 6, *ch 1, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into next ch 3, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2. Table Runner with matching tread. Placemat. Happy Day Bracelets (pigtails) pattern by Elena Fedotova.
La Mar Hat pattern by Yuliya Tkacheva. Consider Owls pattern by Tanja Osswald. When you put on these mittens, owls wake up and open their eyes and their beaks.
The owls are formed by horizontal cables (a technique I have invented) - with an extra twist to give them a beak. The mittens are crocheted entirely in slip stitches, using the back loop only slip stitch. The owls are formed by cable patterns which are symmetical for the left hand and the right hand. The pattern includes written instructions and step-by-step picture tutorials for the back loop only slip stitch short rows (for the thumb) horizontal cables (with lots of pictures on how to make the owls) an invisible seam. size: The pattern is written for size M.
Skills: The pattern is self-contained. Skill level: advanced yarn: 40 g of Hedgehog Fibers Sock in the colorway “cinder” (140 m /155 yards) Sample in pattern photographs weights 29 g. Consider Owls pattern by Tanja Osswald.