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#Crochet #TipsTuesday: How to join granny squares using the whipstitch. I love crocheting granny squares, and over the years, I’ve tried many different joining methods but I’ve never settled on a favorite. I shared a tutorial for joining grannies with the mattress stitch last month, and with the Mystery Lapghan crochet-a-long underway, I thought now would be a good time to share another joining method. Using the whipstitch is another easy way to join granny squares, or any other crochet or knitting project that needs to be seamed. This post contains affiliate links. Just as for the mattress stitch, you’ll need a yarn needle for the whipstitch join. Yarn needles are blunt needles with very large eyes. My favorite yarn needles are the Susan Bates 2″ steel yarn needles and the Clover Chibi Jumbo Darning Needle set (which comes with a little carrying case). Thread the yarn needle (preferably with the yarn tail of one piece).

I generally leave a yarn tail that is about 3 times longer than the piece I’m seaming. Pull the yarn through both loops. From left to right: Fallin' Back Cowl ~ FREE Crochet Pattern by CrochetNCrafts | Crochet for Men | Pinterest. Marie Segares sur Twitter : "Hexagon Fall Flower Tote free #crochet pattern by @crochetncrafts #FlashbackFriday #linkblast. Hexagon Fall Flower Tote. Hexagon Fall Flower Tote Here is a free crochet pattern for a hexagon fall flower tote. The flower motifs are fairly quick and easy to crochet up and are joined to each other as you make them.

The only time consuming thing about making this bag is to weave in all the ends. However, to speed things up you can work most of them into your work as you crochet. I do not know how much yarn you will need of each color because I used up my leftover yarn from other projects. Enjoy! Material: Red Heart Soft Touch or any other yarn that you have on hand. Advertisement: CA: Center CB: Flower Petals CC: Leaves CD: Raised Petals in Center CE: Edging/Joining Need to make 26 motifs.

With CA: Ch 3, join with sl st. Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc into each ch around, join with sl st in back lp of first st. Rnd 2: Join CB and working in back lps only: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, *sc in next st, ch 2, repeat from * around, join with sl st in both loops. (6 ch-2 loops) Joining the Motifs Handles (Make 2): Marie Segares sur Twitter : "Hexagon Shells & Ladders, free #crochet pattern by @crochetncrafts #FlashbackFriday #linkblast.

Hexagon Shells and Ladders Baby Blanket. Hexagon Baby Blanket Material: Bernat Baby Sport (300g)Hook size: E-3.50MMGauge: Measures 3″ over first 2 rnds.Finished size: 36″ Beg Shell: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc), all in the same lp. Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), all in the same lp. Ch 6, join with sl st to form circle. Rnd 1: Ch 3, (counts as first dc), work another dc in same first ch, ch 2, *2 dc in next ch, ch 2, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (6 loops) Rnd 2: Sl st into next st and into lp, work beg shell, work shell in each ch-2 lp around, join with sl st to beg shell. Rnd 3: Sl st into next st and into lp, work beg shell, *ch 2, sk next 2 dc, 2 dc in sp before next dc, ch 2**, work shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending at **, join with sl st to beg shell. Rnd 4: Sl st into next st and into lp, work beg shell, *ch 2, dc in next ch-2 lp, ch 7, dc in next ch-2 lp, ch 2**, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending at **, join with sl st to beg shell.

Advertisement: Bead Stitch Gift Card Case. Bead Stitch Gift Card Case This gift card case is very similar to my earlier credit card case pattern, which you can view here:Credit for Gift Card Case. In my first case I worked only one row of bead stitches, but for this one I worked the bead stitches in every other round/row. It’s on the bulky side, but if you have the room for it in your purse then it’s all good. Otherwise, it’ll make for a perfect sleeve for gift cards. This Pattern was Tested By: Reena C. Thank you so much for working with me on this pattern. Advertisement: Skill Level: Intermediate Materials: Yarn: Red Heart Comfort Hook Size: 4.50mm Other: Button 3/4″ Measurements: Gauge: 2″ across 6 sts and over 7 rows. Abbreviations: Bead St. = Bead Stitch Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains FO = Fasten Off Hk = Hook Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops Rep = Repeat Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds Sc = Single Crochet Sl St = Slip Stitch St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches YO = Yarn Over Special Stitch Instructions: Notes: Pattern Instructions Ch 12, Rnds 4-9: Rep rnds 2 & 3 three times.

Bead Stitch Fingerless Gloves. Bead Stitch Fingerless Gloves And yet another pattern with the bead stitch … a pair of fingerless gloves. What can I say except that I’m in love with the stitch. I love how you can put the beads into rows in order to create that little bit of texture. Not only that, the stitch is super easy to work with! The great thing about fingerless gloves is that they warm your hands and wrists while keeping your fingers free. Thus, they are perfect for working at the computer, reading a book, or while lounging around the home. These gloves fit small hands, but if you need a larger size, use a larger hook or thicker yarn. Also, these gloves are designed to fit both the left and right hands.

Hope you enjoy! This Pattern was Tested By: Debra Bankston Advertisement: Debra, Thank you so much for testing and feedback on the pattern. Skill Level: Advanced Beginner Materials: Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Hook Size: 4.50mm Measurements: Gauge: 2″ across 7 sts and over the first 7 rounds in pattern. Abbreviations: Note: Cross-Over Long DC Fingerless Gloves. Cross-Over Long DC Fingerless Gloves Here is my first pattern with the cross-over long double crochet stitch. It is for a pair of fingerless gloves to help keep your hands nice and cozy in chilly weather. They are great for working on the computer. They reach just past my knuckles, which is a bit long if you want to use them for crocheting. But they would be just perfect if you made them one round shorter than what is instructed in the pattern. Otherwise they are the perfect length for most other activities. These gloves are designed for small hands.

If you like this stitch, you might also enjoy the matching patterns: a brim hat, twisted cowl, and a cell phone holder and coin purse. If you have never crocheted the cross-over long dc before, or if you just need more clarification on the stitch you can check out the tutorial on how to crochet the stitch. Advertisement: Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate. Gauge: Measures 2″ across 8 sts and over 4 hdc rows.

Abbreviations: Notes: Rnds 3-8: Rep rnd 2. Criss-Cross Reversible Mug Cozy. Criss-Cross Reversible Mug Cozy ~ FREE Crochet Pattern It may be summer, but this mug cozy might still come in handy if you are a coffee and/or tea drinker. These mug cozies are so handy because they also act as a coaster to protect your tables. Hope you enjoy the free crochet pattern. :) Skill Level: Easy Materials: Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm & G/6-4.25mm Gauge: 2″ over first 2 rounds. Finished Size: Fits a mug that is 3.25″ in diameter.

Abbreviations: Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains Flo = Front Loops Only FO = Fasten Off Hdc = Half Double Crochet Hk = Hook Rep = Repeat Sc = Single Crochet Sk = Skip Sl St = Slip Stitch St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches Pattern Instructions: Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 8 hdc into 2nd ch from hk; join with sl st in first hdc (8 sts) Advertisement: Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first hdc. (16 sts) Rnd 5: Working in flo, ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. (32 sts) Turn. Begin working in rows: Pinterest. New Crochet Patterns + Tutorials, Art, Fashion and More (Link Love) Here is this week’s edition of crochet link love where I try to support the crochet community by sharing links to the best of the best in crochet art, crochet patterns, crochet fashion and more from around the web this week. Sponsor Love Daisy – new free crochet skirt pattern from @jessie_athome Something Special I love how this guy shares that ‪crochet helped him gain the self-confidence to say no to drugs and other peer pressure.

Crochet Art @derryerkan shared the work of crochet artist Kate Jenkins, who I’ve profiled previously here and here @hahamag shared crochet artist Olek‘s work in Delhi recently Crochet wire tree leaves from Butterfly Rainforest WIP by StudioDeanna Crochet Designers @ucrafter interview with crochet designer @crochetncrafts Crochetbird shares her love of Tunisian crochet with us @twinkiechan has started using Depop, “an app that combines Instagram with a shopping experience” Crochet Fashion Spring Summer 2015 designer crochet fashion from Bora Aksu via @Fknitwear Kathryn. Interview with Rhelena from CrochetN’Crafts. Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month!

Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts. As part of this month’s focus on broomstick lace, I’m sharing an interview today with Rhelena, the blogger behind CrochetN’Crafts. Rhelena shares free crochet patterns along with craft and sewing tutorials on her blog. Rhelena happens to have quite a few broomstick lace patterns and tutorials available, and I’m also sharing a mini roundup of my 4 favorite free broomstick lace crochet patterns from her collection. This post contains affiliate links. You can find Rhelena online at CrochetN’Crafts, or on Facebook, Pinterest, Ravelry, and Twitter.

Rhelena from CrochetN’Crafts. Underground Crafter (UC): How did you first learn to crochet? Rhelena: My sisters taught me the double crochet when I was kid. UC: What inspired you to start designing? UC: Several of your patterns include broomstick lace. Simply Collectible sur Twitter : "Precious Lil Hearts can be made in 2 sizes. Free #crochet pattern uses @RedHeartYarns. Precious Lil Hearts - 2 free heart crochet patterns. Cabled Diamonds Wine Bottle Cozy. Cabled Diamonds Wine Bottle Cozy ~ FREE Crochet Pattern This wine bottle cozy is the perfect match for this Cabled and Diamonds Bag or Purse.

It’s great for the holidays, or any time of the year. Skill Level: Intermediate Materials: Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm Gauge: 3.75″ across first 4 rounds. Finished Size: Fits loose on a wine bottle that is just under 3″ in diameter. Abbreviations: Bead St = Bead Stitch Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains Dc = Double Crochet FO = Fasten Off Fptr2tog = Front Post Triple Crochet Two Together Bpsc = Back Post Single Crochet Hdc = Half Double Crochet Hk = Hook Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops Rep = Repeat Sc = Single Crochet Sk = Skip Sl St = Slip Stitch Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches Yo = Yarn Over Notes & Special Stitch Instructions: Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk.

Always skip the stitch behind the fptr2tog. Pattern Instructions: Ch 2, Crossing Over Fingerless Gloves. Crossing Over Fingerless Gloves ~ FREE Crochet Pattern These fingerless gloves are designed to fit small hands, however, they are easy to adjust to any size that you need. They are nice and stretchy, which makes them comfortable to wear. They’d make for a great last-minute Christmas gift for all the ladies on your list. And if you like, I’ve designed a matching beanie and cowl with the same yarn and stitch pattern. Skill Level: Easy Advertisement: Materials: Yarn: Woolike Yarn by Loops & Threads , or any super fine (1) yarn.

Gauge: 2″ over 9 sts. Finished Size: Measures 3″ across when laying flat. Abbreviations: Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains Dc = Double Crochet FO = Fasten Off Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet Fsc = Foundation Single Crochet Rep = Repeat Sc = Single Crochet Sk = Skip Sl St = Slip Stitch Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches Special Stitch Instructions: Pattern Instructions: Rnd 1: Fsc 30 or any multiple of 6. Rnd 9: Same as rnd 7. Thumb Opening: Rnd 19: Rep rnd 7. Woven Name Labels by Nametapes and Labels. This post is a bit different than most of my posts, but I couldn’t resist because I thought it would be such a good match. This post has not been paid for, however, the company did purchase an ad slot on this website. I’m simply writing about it here, because I believe their woven name labels will be of value to many of my readers. These woven name labels are great if you have a shop where you sell finished handmade items, or if you give a lot of handmade gifts. The labels are sew on labels, so they can be attached to anything that is crocheted, knit or sewn.

These labels are a great way to: Advertise your shop or designer name.Personalize the gifts for your recipient, especially for baby and children’s items.Add a personal note to your handmade gifts such as “Made with Love by: _____.” The labels can be used on: Clothing and accessory items.Baby and children’s toys.On personalized and handmade gift cards and tags.For scrapbooking Thank you for reading and I hope you will enjoy. Quick and Easy Blanket Edgings - The Yarn Box The Yarn Box. Gift Card Holder - The Yarn Box The Yarn Box. Blogging - Blog Topic Generator Tool Oombawka Design Crochet. Pin by Sedruola Maruska on CrochetHolic - HilariaFina. Crossing Over Beanie. The name for this crossing over beanie crochet pattern came as a result of the cross stitches used … and also because I’m always crossing over new bridges in my life. Some bridges are fun to cross, while others are not so fun.

Sometimes they are wobbly and give you the creeps as you are crossing over. Other times they run through dark tunnels; tunnels so dark that you can’t even see your own steps. And you have no idea if there’s a light at the other end, or if you’ll even make it that far. But you keep going anyway because you don’t have the option of turning back. Then after a while, you begin to see a tiny light at the end of the tunnel and you start moving faster. And once in a while you look back to see how far you’ve come, and you begin to see the beauty of that tunneled or wobbly bridge. I don’t know who you are, or where you are, or what cards you have been given to play with. This beanie can be crocheted to any size by increasing or decreasing the diameter. Skill Level: Easy. Crochet Mandalas - Free Pattern Friday Round Up! Oombawka Design Crochet. Advertise On CrochetN'Crafts.

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