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One&Two Company. Flower Power Valance Tutorial. Alfo the Monster pattern by Stacey Trock. Free crochet patterns amigurumi monsters. Crochet Advice for Beginners From an Expert. I learned to crochet during a childhood visit with my father’s sister, known to me as "Aunt Nancy.

Crochet Advice for Beginners From an Expert

" After that delightful visit, Aunt Nancy sent me home with a lovely gold-colored size G crochet hook, along with several balls of acrylic yarn. I crocheted with that hook, and that hook only, for years. It did not even occur to me that I could, or should, try hooks in other sizes or brands. Patching Up My Granny Square Blanket. You guys!!

Patching Up My Granny Square Blanket

A Simple Discovery: Arm-Chair 'Catch-All' Pocket Finished! Crochet bag with hearts tutorial. This bag is a combination of two patterns.

Crochet bag with hearts tutorial

I like to combine patterns and ideas to come up with something new. You`ll need: *yarn, cotton. I forgot to write down how much I used but I`m guessing I used 200 gram grey and 100 gram red. Lizzie. I have been wanting a new slipper for a while.


We Love Grannies! 30 Free Granny Patterns and Projects. Granny squares, stripes, hexagons and more are easy, pretty and a great way to use up all of your beautiful yarn scraps.

We Love Grannies! 30 Free Granny Patterns and Projects

Here are thirty granny patterns, all free, that celebrate our love of the granny! Note: Click on the link below each photo to go directly to the pattern. Happy crocheting lovelies! Eva's Doodlings: Bavarian pattern. Well my lovely is the post about a beautiful and unusual pattern.

Eva's Doodlings: Bavarian pattern

And I should say it's a rare one! It is called Bavarian or there is one more name "yarn eater". Dotted Doubles Crochet Tutorial. I think that I tend to prefer crochet patterns and stitches that don’t lend themselves well to changing colors for a very lazy reason.

Dotted Doubles Crochet Tutorial

I hate weaving in the ends. In fact, my grandmother doesn’t even do it, instead knotting the ends like crazy and trimming them up. I must admit in my earlier days of crochet it is what I did as well, not knowing any better, and I’d get frustrated when an afghan I worked ages on unraveled after a couple of rounds in the washer and dryer. Which is why I now weave in my ends religiously. But I prefer pretty patterns full of color appearance-wise.

And this lovely pattern, the dotted doubles is chock full of pretty color that’s simple to achieve with some single and double crochets and totally worth the end weaving time… I use an H hook but use whatever is comfortable for you. Make your chain in multiples of 3. Turn and in the fourth chain from the hook, begin double crochet stitches all of the way to the end. **Change colors and chain 3. Thank you for joining. You're almost done! Crochet School. Sorry I've taken so long to post this very last post of the crochet school series.

Crochet School

Would you believe me if I said I don't want it to end? Haha That's not the real reason, although it is a little weird to be writing the last crochet school post (for now). I've just been busy designing new patterns and crocheting my butt off for the craft show I'm in next month, Deluxe. I was also waiting for all of you to have time to put in questions you want answered in this post. Let's cover those questions first: Carly asked "I think you mentioned that you can weave in ends with a hook. Before You Get Started... Ready to crochet?

Before You Get Started...

Get informed and equipped with this useful prep section, focusing on yarn and hook know-how. It’s quite amazing that such a simple tool can do so much, considering it has no moving parts. Let’s look at a crochet hook to get familiar with its five different sections. The tip and the throat (the hook) are used to make a stitch; the diameter of the shaft section determines the size of the hook; and the grip and the handle are used to hold the hook. Crochet hooks come in two classifications: yarn hooks and steel (or thread) hooks. Yarn crochet hook sizes are always listed from the smallest (used with thinner yarns) to the largest (used with thicker yarns). Crochet Pattern Organization. All things considered, I’m probably not the world’s most organized person.

Crochet Pattern Organization

I put up a good search for our wedding photo album the other day with no success, yet Forrest’s basket of plastic Easter eggs seems to have found its permanent home on top of the fridge (logical). But one thing I really am careful to keep neat and organized is my crochet pattern collection. I’m a little protective of my pattern binder . . . many of the patterns it contains are no longer available online, or come from books or magazines that I don’t think I’d be able to find a second time if I were to lose my copy. Here’s how I keep my pattern collection safe, organized, and maximally useful to me. 1) Keep patterns in one spot. This tip may seem like a no-brainer, but crocheting is way less fun if it starts out with an hour-long search to find that one pattern you’re sure you printed, and you thought it was in your desk, but maybe it’s in your closet?

2) ALWAYS print out your patterns. 4) Keep notes. Free Patterns and Instructions. Free Beginner Crochet Pattern.