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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. Related:  Crochet & TattingCrochet and Knittingbekker

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.

How to Seamlessly Change Colors in Crochet Today I want to show you how you can seamlessly change colors in crochet. Changing yarn colors within a row can be neat and easy. The trick is to prepare for the color change while working the stitch before the one that you want to show the next color. Let’s use some photos to make this easier… For this project I have worked my round so far in a cream color and am ready to switch over to another color. The color change is nice and neat … The same concept is also applied to taller stitches. Again, a nice and neat color change … So, what do you think?

Dorothy Crochet Hexagon Motif Ready for something a little different from the usual crocheted square? Try a hexagon instead. This pretty one features a little bit of overlay crochet with the treble crochet V-stitches dipping down into previous rounds. Dorothy Hexagon Motif Size 8 ½” across side to side; 10” across point to point Materials Small amounts three colors (A, B and C) worsted-weight yarn H (5.00mm) crochet hook Instructions Rnd 1: With A, ch 5, join with sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch 3. Rnd 2: Join B with sl st in any st, ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join. Rnd 3: Join A with sl st in any st, ch 3, dc in same st, (ch 2, skip next st, 2 dc in next st) around, ch 2, join. Rnd 4: Join C with sc in first dc of any 2-dc pair, sc in next dc, * (tr, ch 2, tr) in next skipped st on rnd 2 **, sc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in first sc. Rnd 7 may be repeated as desired for a larger motif.

How to crochet little heart shapes If you're looking for a delicate detail to add to your crochet pattern, you'll love these sweet heart-shaped stitches. These would look charming on the edge of a quilt. as added decor on booties or as a headband. We've gathered three ways of doing lovely heart chains for you. See them below. Way #1 The first one is from Knitting Sherurukom. Way #2 The simplest pattern starts with a row of a multiple of 4+1 (21 stitches for 5 a five-heart strand), according to Make my Day Creative. After you've reached the end, flip your row and add a half double crochet. Way #3 This third take on a heart chain is also from Knitting Sherurukom but, this time, the video is in English, featuring a slightly different yet equally lovely heart design.

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.

Crochet Bowl Tutorial Hello Lovelies, here is my photo tutorial for crocheting a bowl like the ones above. First lets talk yarn. For this project you will preferably need some cotton yarn or similar. The next thing to consider is hook size. This bowl is made in a continuous spiral so even though I'm writing about rounds there is no start and finish point to each round and it is important to have a stitch marker ( I use a safety pin ) to remember where each round begins and ends. This tutorial is for 6 inch bowl....the biggest size I've made (on the left in ths picture above ) At the end of this tutorial are instructions for making the smaller sizes . So lets make a start shall we. Holding two strands together make a slip knot in the normal way.... Next chain 2........ Insert hook in the first chain........ Round 1 Make 6 single crochet into the same chain. Here I've made all 6 and you can see how the chain stitch has opened up ....... When you have completed that round you should have 12 stitches .....

Block Stitch Afghan : the way I do it !!!! .....what about two more pictures of my blanket to be???? Some of you asked me how the "dots" ( I call them "rice grains"!!!) can pop out in this way, so I thought it will be nice if I show you how this happens!!!! Collect just few things : + hook + yarn in different colours + scissors + tapestry needle This is the chart (american crochet terminology), drawn by myself (!!!!!!) Your foundation chain will have these characteristics : chain 4, add as many as you like groups of "chain 3". Choose the colour you would love to start with and make a slip knot. Chain 20 stitches Chain 2 more (total : 22 stitches) and make a single crochet (or SC) in the 7th stitch from the hook (that is the previous stitch 16 on the foundation chain!) Now, chain 2 ... ... skip 2 stitches of the foundation chain and work 1 SC in the 3rd stitch (that is the previous 13 stitch of your foundation chain!) Again : chain 2, skip 2, SC in third stitch (previous #10!) Cut the yarn and fasten off! Row 1 : and chain 1 Row 2 : Chain 2

Mystery CAL 2015 – Overlay Crochet - LillaBjörn's Crochet World It seems like it’s time to announce my Mystery CAL 2015 (with official start on 26th of June). This will be the first CAL in my life and no need to say how excited and nervous I am about it. I sent you a newsletter not long ago and since then I’ve got lost of requests on this CAL: what it will be, when it starts and so on. So the right time has come to tell something (not everything yet) about it. This CAL will be first of all interesting for those of you who love to crochet granny squares. All the patterns will be published on my blog only (one tutorial each week) and they will be illustrated by lots of pictures showing every small detail of the progress. To be honest I haven’t finished my own pillow yet, so there is a huge mystery for me as well. What you will need to participate in this CAL You will need yarn in minimum 6 colors. And also don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest. And I rather come back to my crochet. See you very soon! Tatsiana.

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.

How to Make Simple Crochet Slippers « Crafts IMPORTANT NOTE: This pattern uses US crochet terminology. You can find the SLIPPER SIZE, YARN and HOOK specifications at the end of this article !!! (To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!) I am an addict. An addict for crochet slippers. It all began when I saw slippers similar to these somewhere on the internet. I loved them so much I couldn’t get their tempting image out of my head. All I needed was a pattern. But because I am terribly, terribly impatient, I found creating my own pattern quicker than looking for an official one on the web. And since I’m no crochet guru, the pattern turned out to be really simple. Actually, these slippers might be the simplest slippers in the universe. Or not. But they might. This is what I did… Round 1: 5 ch (chain stitch); join into ring with sl st (slip stitch) Round 2: 3 ch; 7 dc (double crochet stitch) into the center of the ring; join with sl st Round 3: 3 ch; 1 dc into first stitch; 2 dc into each next stitch; join with sl st Row 14: turn (!)

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