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Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go together. A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly.

Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go together

You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory. That’s how! Most yarn lines contain a wide range of of colors. Whoa! But don’t fret. It’s not all of the yarns, of course! Most yarn companies design their colors of yarn with compatibility in mind. Fortunately, there’s a name for the art of picking colors that go together: color theory. There are three color schemes that, if followed, will create knock-your-socks-off color combos: analogous, complementary and split complementary. Analogous Analogous colors are the ones that are next to each other on the color wheel: This scheme can work with any number of colors… pick two that are next to each other, three or four!

Fly the Coop Crafts: September 2012. Today, the weather is PERFECT.

Fly the Coop Crafts: September 2012

It’s still warm and will reach a high of 71F degrees. The sun is shining and the air is crisp and clean. Today, my front door deserves its new décor, autumn décor. I like seasonal change and am glad to live in an area of the world that has four seasons. Autumn (aka fall) is probably my favorite. Keep reading, if you like my Autumn Crochet Wreath, you can make one to grace your own door! First, the inspirations. . . 1. 2. Next, the how to… I decided to repeat the same TYPE of wreath I had made for my spring/summer wreath, so I followed my own wreath pattern here. I crocheted the two sides of the wreath identically. Once the two sides were joined in the middle, I dug into the recycle bin and found a cardboard envelope from a recent UPS delivery. Thinking back to the ETSY flower, I constructed a similar flower and created a pattern that gave me the look I wanted. Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go together.

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

How to Crochet

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.

Crochet Terms in US, UK, Danish and German. Unfortunately crochet terms are not universal, so US crochet patterns and UK/Australia patterns use different names for the same stitches.

Crochet Terms in US, UK, Danish and German

This is very confusing for a beginning crocheter, who wants to read patterns from English sources. Not only are the terms different, but in some cases the same crochet term represents a different stitch in US/UK terminology. The term single crochet only appears in the US version. By that you can tell, which one of the two crochet lingos your patterns is written in. I am a visual crocheter and prefer reading charts to written only patterns. Since I also buy Danish crochet books and sometimes German ones when travelling, I made a chart about the most common crochet terms in those 4 languages. Each crochet symbol is followed by the appropriate term in the conversion chart below.

These charts shows abbreviations used in English – US and UK, Danish and German. Like this: Like Loading... Learn to Crochet: Lion Brand Yarn. Learn to Crochet in the UK. How to Crochet Right Handed: 9 steps. How To Crochet. Thestitchsharer. I’ve recently learnt to crochet and I LOVE IT!


For me, it’s about only having to have one stitch on your hook at anytime and the creative freedom. The biggest hurdle I had to get my head around was the fact that us Brits and our hooky friends in the US use different names for the same stitch. Each time I thought I had ‘mastered’ a stitch, I would pick up a book or pattern and find it was written in the opposite terms and then couldn’t work out which stitch to use! So, incase any of you have also experienced this problem, I thought I would put together a few crochet stitch guides to make this hooky world a little clearer. Crochet Stitch Summary Chart The Granny Square Attic 24′s Crochet Flowers Quick and Easy Chain Stitch Bracelet Crochet Tips Quick and Easy First Crochet Makes The Slip Knot The Chain Stitch The Slip Stitch The UK Double, US Single Stitch The UK Half Treble, US Half Double Stitch The UK Treble, US Double Stitch.

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