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Crochet Tutorial: Granny Squares | I fell in love to Granny Square!!! Where did the name come from? Must be related from a granny that designed and made it, I searched but can’t find, even wikipedia didn’t tell…. Granny Square is a kind of patch-working in crochet where we can literally put any color combinations we like to make it a square (or a triangle or any symmetrical shapes you can design) and patch them together to form a project. There are many types of granny square, from plain basic square to sunburst flower square to emboss 3D flower square… you name it….the variations are unlimited. Anyway, the one I am showing how to crochet is another variation, where I crochet double crochet [dc] in between to reduce the gap in between each dc cluster. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

How to Recycle Yarn from a Thrift-Store Sweater October 4th, 2008 Email 62 users recommend When you're done ripping, you'll have hundreds of yards of brand-new yarn for knitting! Lee Meredith This example sweater is bulky yarn, so it'll be easier to see what's going on. Sometimes the edge will be machine sewn closed, so you'll have to make more cuts to get it started. Photo: Lee Meredith The most classic handmade holiday gift has to be the knit sweater, which is also one of the most ambitious. You'll Need: Thrifted sweater to unravel (details below)Seam ripperScissors (embroidery scissors can be helpful)Dish soap or shampooThese will help if you have them: niddy noddy, swift, ball winder Your first step is to find a sweater (or two) to unravel. Yardage: If you find a fantastic yarn but are not sure it'll be enough to complete your gift, I'd recommend finding another yarn of the same weight that could be added as a stripe in your sweater if needed. Seams: To get usable yarn, your sweater must have sewn or crocheted seams, not serged!

15 Tips for Low Light Landscape Photography A Post By: Natalie Denton (nee Johnson) Capturing scenes in low light remains one of the most challenging aspects of photography, yet the results when executed well can be truly captivating. Whether it’s an energetic cityscape or ethereal seascape the possibilities are endless. It’s a good idea to formulate a plan of attack before the twilight hour so scout out a position while there is another available light and grab a few set up shots to make sure your scene works and will be free from distracting objects. Image by V31S70 So start by setting your camera upon a solid tripod and switching the unit to manual or shutter priority if you are wish. Image by kern.justin Another key piece of kit is a remote control shutter release like Nikon’s ML-L3 wireless control which works with Nikon’s enthusiast range of cameras; D40, D40x, D60, D80 and D90. Image by Paco CT Incorporate a foreground element to add interest, scale and to help contextualise the piece. Read more from our category

hand knitting yarns Note: This Crochet terminology is English, not American. 1. Holding yarn and hook Holding hook between first finger and thumb of right hand and letting second finger rest near point of hook, make a loop by wrapping the yarn round first and second fingers of left hand. Place the hook under the front loop and draw the back loop through. 2. Holding work, as it is formed, between first finger and thumb of left hand, pass yarn from ball over first and second fingers, under third and round little finger. Chain stitch (ch) Commencement of all crochet work: Holding yarn and hook as described above and making a slip loop to begin with, * pass hook from left to right under yarn (held in left hand), draw this thread through loop already on hook and rep from * for length required. Slip stitch (sl st) Is chiefly used for joinings or in fancy patterns, and is the shortest in height of all crochet sts: Make required length of chain. Rep 2nd row for length required. To work in rounds To fasten off Crab Stitch 4.

Crochet a Toy Plarn Ball | My Recycled I was asked recently for a round toy ball pattern. Well ask and you share receive. In an effort to continually make this blog a comprehensive library of free patterns using recycled materials, here is my free crocheted toy plarn ball project. My recycled plastic toy ball has a 5 inch diameter and reminds me of a nerf ball as it’s soft. It would be a great toy for a child or a play toy for a pet. This is a simple pattern but I had to re-work it four times to get it round. Please enjoy the pattern and you can find a list of all my free recycled craft patterns here. Free Crocheted Round Plarn Toy Ball Pattern Materials needed: *Plastic bags cut into strips 1” wide and interlocked to create plarn. Hook: “J” US size metal crochet hook Description: Recycled Plastic Toy Ball – 5” diameter Directions: Using plastic bags cut into plarn, Ch 4 and join with a Sl St to form a ring. Rnd 1 Ch 2, then work 10 Hdc in ring, join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1. (11 sts) Rnds 5-12 Hdc in ea st around.

A Frothy Flower | Very Berry Handmade Introduction Although I am UK-based I have written the pattern using USA crochet terminology. Here’s a useful little conversion chart. If you’d like a flower brooch, but don’t feel like crocheting one yourself, you can always visit my Folksy Store to commission or buy one ready made. Pattern I’ve used Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere and a 4mm hook for this. Start with a magic circle and make 4 single crochet (sc) in the circle and close the circle (4 stitches). R1: 2 sc in each sc round, join last sc to top of 1st sc with a slip stitch (ss) (8 stitches) R2: 2 ch then 1 ss in next sc, 2 ch. R3: In each chain space make 1 ss, 1 chain (ch), 2 double crochet (dc), 1 ch, 1 ss. R4: Holding flower facing you, take your hook to the back of the work & insert it round the 1st chain made in R2. R5: Into each ch sp make 1 sc, 1ch, 3 dc, 1ch, 1 sc. R7: In each ch sp created in R6 make 1sc, 1 ch, 5 dc, 1 ch, 1 sc. Fasten off & weave in ends.

Carina's Craftblog: Crochet bunting tutorial Let's put some triangles together! It's easy! Grab your triangles and sort them so they look all pretty like. By the way, this is the yarn I use. July 2012 - Please note: these days I do very little crochet because I'm working on an embroidery book. Por favor, respeta mis derechos de autor. Click on the image to see it really quite a bit larger. 1: Make a chain that is approximately 25cm / 10" long, join with slip stitch into one corner of a triangle 2: Then chain 4, slip stitch into the space between the two groups of 3dc, chain 4, slip stitch into the space, continue in this manner until you get to the corner. 3: Slip stitch in the corner too, then chain 10 (or there abouts). 4: Then join with the next triangle and repeat. Repeat for every triangle (you saw that one coming, right?!) That was pretty easy, huh? It should look something like this. And hey, if you make a bunting inspired by this tutorial, why not add an image link? Thank you! (Linkup closed)

a common thread blog: rag bath mat tutorial i’ll start my first post back with a finished project/tutorial! a few weeks ago, my boyfriend and i were planning to throw out this huge king size comforter. it was just so much fabric though, that i couldn’t bear to part with it. so it sat beside the doorway for about a week, before it came to me. rag bath mat. so, i bought the gigantic knitting needles - size 19! ripped the comforter, made yarn from the fabric strips, and knit it up into a mat for my bathroom floor! Before &nbspAfter i followed the tutorial by cocoknits, but here’s what i did.i started by cutting little slits at every 1.5” increment. then, i ripped with my hands each strip until i had a whole bunch of strips. ripping with your hands is MUCH easier than actually cutting the strips, and more accurate too. it rips right along the grainline perfectly so you have very even strips…and it’s FAST. it also makes a very gratifying noise. then, put the first strip through the slit in the 2nd strip.

Granny Spiral Author PKOlson Introduction Spiraling Granny Square Pattern. Materials List Yarn - any, appropriate sized hook for chosen yarn. Finished Size Varies based on yarn & hook size chosen. Gauge Notes This motif begins with a four-color spiral. Colors A, B, C, D (each color is used, in turn, on each round) Magic Circle (adjustable) loop. Make a large loop by putting the yarn tail behind the working yarn (the yarn coming from the skein). The Pattern Begin with color A and a Magic Circle (adjustable) loop. Rnd 1: * [1ch, 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc] in ring, remove hook, joining colors B, C, & D in ring in turn, repeat from *. Rnd 2: Continuing with color A, * [2dc in next sc, 1 dc in next hdc, 2dc in nex dc, 1 dc in next dc], repeat from * with colors B, C & D. Rnd 3: Continuing with color A, * [ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, sk 1dc, 2dc in each next 2 dc, sk 1dc, 1dc], repeat from * with colors B, C, & D. Rnd 4: Continuing with color A, *{in ch2 sp (2dc, ch2, 2dc), [sk 1dc, ch1, 2dc in next End off.

The Worsted Witch » Yogurt Yarntainer My sister-in-law, knowing my yen for knitting, once very thoughtfully presented me with a yarntainer, which I love because it keeps any skein of yarn clean, tangle-free, and more important, cat-free, as I knit—I can toss it on the couch, or in the footwell of someone’s car without firing up any additional synapses. Here’s my knockoff version—all you require is a used 32oz. yogurt container, a sharp point for poking a hole in the middle of the lid, and an eyelet of sufficient diameter to snap into said hole. (The raw edges of the plastic will otherwise catch at the yarn.) I happened to find this particular eyelet on the floor while I was cleaning up one day; a scrapbooking or paper-arts friend might have an extra eyelet or two for you. And there you have it. Permalink Comments that are off-topic, offensive, or blatantly self-promotional will be jettisoned out of the airlock.

Free Crochet Baby Bonnet Patterns - Crocheting Baby Bonnets Home: Crochet Baby Bonnet Patterns This wonderful collection of vintage crochet baby bonnet patterns is just what you need to create cute, soft, and comfortable baby hats, bonnets, beanies, and caps for that special baby, infant, or toddler. From beginner to advanced, from easy to complex, we have all the free baby bonnet crochet patterns you will ever need! Baby bonnets are worn to keep an infant warm and provide sun exposure protection for the infant's little head during daily walks to the park or while enjoying the sun in the backyard. Since they serve such a practical purpose, baby hats and bonnets are considered staple items in a newborn's wardrobe. In addition to their practical purpose, these cute, soft, and comfortable crochet caps make an adorable and stylish accessory for any baby outfit. As an added bonus, making a baby bonnet is easy - even for beginners. Now you too can create a beautiful, handmade bonnet for that special someone with these free crochet baby bonnet patterns.