background preloader

How to Crochet

How to Crochet
The crocheted Woven Stitch is one of my favorites to use for baby blankets and afghans since it is easy to stitch, using only chain stitch and single crochet, and it works up quickly into a nice single thickness lightweight blanket. It can be worked in one solid color, in a variegated yarn or in stripes and each combination looks great. Here's how it works: Start out with a beginning chain in multiples of 3, plus 2 extra. For the first row, skip the first 2 chains and work a single crochet into the third chain. This is what your piece will look like after finishing the first row. Work 2 chain stitches and turn your work. This is what your piece will look like after the second row is complete. Continue as before with chain 2, turn, single crochet into first chain space. This is a side view of the sample piece showing that there is not much in the way of texture or layering with this stitch. This is a close-up of the sample piece showing how the stitch gives the appearance of being woven.

Crochet an Android Robot | Victoria Nece I love the Android logo guy. He’s adorable. So I thought I’d make a stuffed one! I improvised the entire pattern as I went, so this is a bit of a rough how-to, and can be adapted to make robots of all shapes and sizes. You know that little flash widget thing Google gives devs that generates infinite random robots? It’s like a (much slower) version of that. To make your own cuddly little robot, you will need: Crochet hook: Size K (6.5mm)Tapestry needleYarn: 1 skein (170 yards) Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fern or other worsted weight yarn, and a small amount of scrap white yarnStuffing of your choice. He’s basically all single crochet, and intentionally a little asymmetrical and off-center, as I wanted to add a bit of softness to a very geometric design (also, not having to count stitches is quite satisfying). Step 1: Body Chain 20, or as many stitches as you’d like his body to be tall. Step 2: Neck and Head The neck and head are crocheted in the round directly on top of the body tube.

You Can Make A Lace Bowl From A Crocheted Doily Between you and me, I really can't believe I made this! I'm just thrilled, totally and completely, as you will be too if you decide to make one! A crocheted bowl that's actually usable? In retrospect, it was just a bit risky of me to try and make a bowl from a doily with so many holes, but it worked! You'll Need: 1 doily, at least 8" diameter, I crocheted mine from the link in the post here, you could use a thrifted one too, or even one that's part fabric, part lace crochet.....a medium to large kitchen mixing bowlseran wrapfabric stiffener, I used Paverpol, a great non-toxic product, that's even washable! How To: Cover your bowl in seran wrap, with as few wrinkles/ridges as possibleDunk your doily into the fabric stiffener, and when it's evenly coated, remove all the excess by running the doily between two fingers, or whatever works for you.

How to Crochet: Honeycomb Stitch The honeycomb stitch is an classic stitch mostly used in vintage patterns for lace coverlets and tablecloths. Use this stitch for a long table runner in a fun, bright color and bring a classic stitch out of antiquity! Chain a multiple of 5 plus 2 Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc into first 2 sc, (ch 5, skip 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with ch 5, sc in last 2 sc Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (5 sc in next ch-5 space, skip next sc, sc into next sc) across Row 4: ch 6, turn, skip first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc into next 3 sc) across, ending with ch 2, tc in last sc Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first tr, 2 sc in first ch-2 space, skip next sc, sc in next sc, (5 sc into next ch-5 space, skip next sc, sc into next sc) across, ending with 3 sc in ch-6 space Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, (ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with ch-5, sc in last 2 sc Repeat Rows 3-6 until desired length is reached.

Grandma All Square Tutorial Grandma All Square... This tutorial is using a favorite of mineThe Grandma All Round pattern...I have used the first 3 rounds and added 2 rowsas a boarder to make it into a square...It is a perfect way to use as many scraps of wool you haveand I haven't really thought about following any colour comboapart from the white boarder...Do try to buy your boarder wool in one go thoughas I was stuck with a wrong dye lot which was totally out of whackwith the one I had and only managed to get back to the shopand find 2 balls that were the same...I will remember this in future!!! Here is the Tutorial... 8 plyand size 3.5 hook...English crochet terms used throughout,America abbreviations are in brackets... Starting round 1... I have taken a few extra shots for this colour changejust to help those of you who are new to it... Starting round 2... Starting round 3... Starting round 4... Starting round 5... You will not do the next 1 chainbut 1 dc(sc) in the next space of your attaching motif...

Koala Bear Amigurumi I found a Koala Amigurumi Pattern in the Woman’s Day website and I have some off-white and gray organic cotton yarns on hand, so I made a pair of these small little stuffed koalas for my kids in reverse color. Some ideas to make it differently: 1. This adorable little koala is about 3-5″ tall only (depend on your yarn and the matching hook size), install a key ring on it’s head and turn it into a key chain, hang it to the bag’s zipper. 2. If we sew the limbs closer to the center of the body and insert 4 small strong magnets to the tip of each limb, you can make it “huggy” and hug on a tree branch or at the edge of your curtain or your pencil, ruler etc… 3. 4. Follow the crochet pattern at the above pattern link to crochet all the parts of the koala, which consist of: 1 head (stuff firmly and complete) 1 body 1 nose 2 ears 4 limbs Remember to leave a long yarn end (about 6-8″) for every part so that you will have enough yarn to sew. Lastly, stuff and sew the limbs to the body.

The Boy Trifecta: Dino Spike Crochet Pattern I sort of think it does. Or at least it seems so to me. And I've definitely got the crochet bug these days. I've got a little monster running around my house these days, so I thought I'd create a hat to reflect his wild insane out-of-control hilariously adorable personality. Of course, this one modeling the hat, he's not a monster at all. I mean seriously, how can you not love those eyes? In case you have any little monsters that you would like to make this hat for, here's the dino spike pattern. Hook: 5mm (H) Yarn: Any worsted weight is fine - I used Wool-Ease. Mark the first stitch in each round. Round 1: Make a magic loop/ring, and do 6 single crochets in the loop. Round 2: Single crochet around (6 sc) Round 3: 2 single crochet in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch - repeat around (9 sc) Round 4: Single crochet in each stitch (9 sc) Round 5: 2 single crochet in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch - repeat around (14 sc) Round 6: Single crochet around (14 sc) Happy crocheting!

Crochet Basket Weave Afghan Baby Blanket - Pattern & Tutorial Often, I received feedback from readers asking me where to get the yarns I used for my crochet and/or knitting projects. Frankly speaking, I bought most of my yarns from the local yarn shops around here and I do understand that it is hard for many of you to get the exact one. This time, to make my pattern more yarn-search-friendly, I used Lion Brand, a well known yarn company where you can order online or buy them from shop if they are available. This blanket is made from cotton medium worsted yarn, the basket weave pattern makes it warm and cozy in cold weather. Get the crochet pattern & picture tutorial on how to crochet this basket weave baby blanket after the jump: {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Free Crochet Basketweave Bracelet Pattern Click on any photo to see it larger. Buttons sewn onto the first 8 rows of single crochets. Triple Crochets at the other end of the bracelet. Crochet Basketweave Bracelet My Basketweave Bracelet could also be named The Bracelet That Languished on My Coffee Table For a Month Begging to Be Finished. Basketweave Bracelet Pattern created by Gayle Size: Approximately 1-1/2 inches wide, make it as long as you need it. Materials: Size 10 crochet thread. Gauge: Not important Abbreviations: ch = chain, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, st = stitch, dc = double crochet, fpdc = front post double crochet, bpdc = back post double crochet, tr = triple crochet Notes: I find it helpful to use my stitch markers to mark the top of my turning chains as I make them and move the marker up as I go. Pattern: To begin: This portion of the bracelet is where you will eventually sew on the buttons. chain 14.Turn. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 13 each row. All Rights Reserved.