Crochet around a popsicle stick to create the lovely broomstick lace stitch (video tutorial) With the holidays right around the corner, people are feverishly trying to come up with ideas for gifts.
Infinity scarves and lacy tops are in vogue right now, so being able to make your own to hand out to friends and family will make you everyone's favorite. Grab some yarn, a small crochet hook and either a popsicle stick, dowel rod or knitting needle. To create a finer lace, use thinner yarn, a smaller crochet hook, and a smaller rod. If you want to go old style, you can use a broomstick handle in place of the knitting needle, but that might be a little awkward.
With your supplies in hand, you are ready to embark on the Broomstick Lace stitch. How to crochet the Broomstick Lace stitch video tutorial: To do a scarf, start with a chain of 30. Like Crochet Guide for more What can you make with this stitch? Blogger 4474 has figured out how to create a beautiful beret out of one skein of yarn using just the Broomstick Lace and the sc and the dc. Infinity scarves are ideal for this stitch. Caron® Yarn - Caron® One Pound. How to Crochet a Granny Square: 16 Steps. Add New Question How do I join granny squares together?
WikiHow Contributor Using the slip stitch method is easiest. You can also simply "sew" them together using yarn and a yarn needle. For more tips, read How to Attach Granny Squares. Where can I buy crochet hooks? WikiHow Contributor You can buy crochet hooks through any online retailer (Amazon, Walmart.com, Target.com). Ask a Question If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know. Answer Questions Make a stranger's day. Granny Square Afghans...I've made a few. There is nothing quite as relaxing as crocheting a pattern that is simple, and that you have memorized.
This is what the granny square is to me. It's comfort crochet, rather like comfort food. Simple, round and round they go, and whether made with lots of colors, or as a solid colored square, for me at least I can whip up a batch in no time. I also love doing crochet in odd moments at work (particularly in the evenings after everyone is ready for bed or off in their rooms doing their own thing).So I have made a lot of these crocheted objects, sometimes not even sure what I was going to do with them, just using up oddments of yarn from other projects. However there is a downside to the granny square, loose ends as it were. There are a number of ways to do this, and one of my favorites is to use single crochet to connect the squares to each other, sometime I will even use a contrasting yarn as a part of the look of the design. How to Block and Join Your Crocheted Granny Squares. The blocking of articles made of granny squares—the process whereby the squares are squared up—can be done in one of two ways.
The granny squares can be blocked individually, but this is extremely time-consuming and should be done only if a square seems very distorted. To ready such a square for blocking, pin it wrong side up to a flat surface — measuring to make sure the dimensions of the square are the same as those given in the directions—and proceed as described below for blocking assembled articles. To complete any granny square project, individual squares must be joined.First, all yarn ends should be woven into the back of each square and trimmed. With experience, you will find it easy to conceal yarn ends on one round when crocheting the next round. This requires placing the yarn end along the stitch into which you are crocheting so the stitch you are working will conceal both the top of the stitch on the previous row and the yarn end.
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