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Magic Ring (right-handed)

Magic Ring (right-handed)
Link easily to this tutorial in your patterns: Looking for the left-handed instructions? Or the video tutorial? What is this ‘Magic Ring’, anyway? A magic ring is a way to begin crocheting in the round by crocheting over an adjustable loop and then pulling the loop tight. L: ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in each st around. How do I make a Magic Ring? Please note: in the following photos, the starting yarn tail is always on the left and hanging down. This demonstration shows a piece made using the following pattern:Make a magic ring, ch 1. Make a loop a few inches from the end of your yarn. You’ll never go back to your old method again, I promise! Related:  crochet patterns

Free Pattern- Triple Crochet Newborn Cocoon and Hat Well a friend of mine saw my crochet on facebook and got me in touch with a photographer she knows! yay! Well, said photographer needs a cocoon with a matching hat. We haven't talked color yet but I had this skein of Bernat Premium in taupe and I just love the color so I decided to try and make my own cocoon. Here is a tutorial for the Magic Ring What You'll Need WW Yarn J hook Tapestry Needle Row 1- magic ring,ch 4, 16 tc into magic circle,ss to top of beginning ch (16 tc) Row 2- ch 4,2 tc in each tc around, ss to top of beg ch (32 tc) Row 3- ch 4, *2tc in first st, 1 tc in next st, repeat around, ss to top of beginning ch (48 tc) Rows 4 -17- ch 4, tc around, ss to top of beginning ch (48 tc) Row 18- ch 4, tc in first st, ch 1, tc in 2nd st fom hook, *ch 1, tc in 2nd st from hook, repeat from * around, ss to top of beginning ch (25 tc) Weave in the ends and you're done! matching hat Row 1- Make a magic ring,ch 4, 12 tc into magic circle, pull tight, ss to top of beginning ch (12 tc)

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plus 3 crochet: solid mini square pattern You will need: 4mm hook (G) a small amount of yarn 1: make a magic circle, ch2 (counts as dc), 11dc into circle, join to first dc (12dc) 2: ch2, 2dc in each stitch. join to first dc (24dc) 3: ch1, *3sc, hdc, 3dc in one stitch, hdc* repeat to beginning stitch. Join and fasten off. You can use this square for any project that requires granny squares, I used this pattern to make my patchwork dog pillow. The Youngest Technorati Photo Ryan Orbuch, 16 years old, rolled a suitcase to the front door of his family’s house in Boulder, Colo., on a Friday morning a year ago. He was headed for the bus stop, then the airport, then Texas. “I’m going,” he told his mother. “You can’t stop me.” Stacey Stern, his mother, wondered if he was right. But the truth was, she felt conflicted. Ryan was headed to South by Southwest Interactive, the technology conference in Austin. Ms.

Earning-My-Cape: Newborn Caterpillar Hat and Cocoon {free crochet pattern} You all know the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, right? That story is the inspiration for this project. If you've been on Pinterest, there's no doubt you've seen all of the cute little newborn photos of the adorable babies in their hats and coccoons. I made this project because it seems to be very popular, and I wanted something cute to donate to Lauren's (from Tutus & Tea Parties) Hurricane Sandy Relief Auction. Lauren is accepting donation items until Wednesday November 14th, and the auction will run until Sunday, November 18th at midnight. Continue reading for the pattern... The colors in these pictures aren't as true as the colors are in real life. I find that Red Heart Super Saver Yarn washes up nice and soft. There is a ridge that is formed on the back of the cocoon, but honestly, I think it adds to the character of the cocoon, so I didn't work to change it. Here are the patterns: What You Do: *Notes*: **The beginning ch 3 does not count as your first dc.

Free Knit, Felted & Crochet Hat Patterns Crystal Palace Yarns Free Patterns Indie Patterns Shop List Yarn Cards What's New? Free Knit, Felted and Crochet Patterns for HATSCrystal Palace YarnsAn index to all the online Yarn Sample Cards on this site is here.Click here for a List of Free Knitting Patterns Arranged by Yarn Type C = Crochet Pattern F = Felted Pattern Chunky Mochi Child's Hat Retail shops should contact the Crystal Palace Yarns for information on wholesale pricing for knitting yarns and other products. email: cpyinfo -at- (change the -at- to @) URL of this page: copyright 2000-2011 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share these patterns with knitters. This site in the Free Knitting Patterns Netringis owned by Crystal Palace Yarns. [ Previous | Next | Next 5 Sites | Random Site | List Sites | Join ]

How to Crochet: Surface Crochet or Surface Slip Stitch Before starting surface crochet, it is best to have an idea of what design to “draw.” You can even draw up charts to help you with where to place the stitches. Or use up existing charts for tapestry crochet, filet crochet, or even embroidery templates and cross stitch patterns. As with all crochet work, start by making a slip knot. Attach the slip knot to the back of the work where you want to start your surface crochet design, by making a slip stitch into one of the stitches. One slip stitch in the back of the work made. From the front of the work, insert hook into a stitch near the working loop in the back. Insert hook into working loop and pull up the loop through to the front of the work. You should have something like this in the front of the work at this point. Now we start making slip stitches on the surface, with the yarn feeding from the back of the work. From the back of the work, yarn over. Draw yarn through loop–one surface slip stitch made! Finishing Surface crochet was easy!

Japanese Group 'Three' Makes Art with Common Household Items Posted on July 7, 2013 An artistic trio in Japan has recently made a name for itself by installing ingeniously crafted sculptures made from soy sauce containers and anime figurines. According to Miwako Tezuka, the gallery director of Japan Society in New York, the group’s members prefer to remain anonymous, but have taken on the name “Three” for their collective. Three showcases its artistic flair by putting everyday materials into extraordinarily imaginative use, in hopes of inspiring creativity in Japan. The artists, hailing from Fukushima, were themselves victims of the tsunami and the resulting nuclear disaster that displaced thousands. Today, as Japan marks the earthquake’s second anniversary, the trio created “TokyoElectric,” a three-meter-high cube proportionately modeled from the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear power plant. In January, at the Shiseido Egg Gallery, the group showcased one of its latest creations dubbed simply “eat me.” (source)

Picasso Pot Holder The Picasso #10 Cotton Crochet Thread (I always recommend DMC Cebelia - #7 hook (1.65 mm) Make three strips. .The strips are worked with sc in the back loops of the previous row. This makes it stretchy - like ribbing in a sweater. Row 1: Ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hk, ch 1,turn. Row 2: Sc in same place and in each st across, ch1, turn. (3 sts) Row 3: 2 sc in the same place, and 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (4 sts) Row 4: 1 sc in same place and 1 sc in each st across, ch1, turn. (4 sts) Row 5: 2 sc in same place (back loop remember) and 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 turn (5 sts) Continue in this fashion (repeating rows 4 and 5) until there are 14 stitches, then work even until the strip is about 9" long. Edging: Row 1: Working evenly along the side of the strip (I put my sc in the low part of the rows) sc, ch 3 and repeat to the end of the strip. Row 2: sc in the ch 3 space, ch 3, sc in the 3rd st from hk (making a picot), ch1, sc in next ch 3 sp. Here's a note from MMM.

Snowflake Afghan Materials: 32 oz. dark, 28 oz. light worsted-weight yarn. G hook (4.25 mm) Stitches: U.S. terminology Hexagon (make 59) Rnd 1: With light color ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook, sl st in beg sc. Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), dc in first sc, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next sc, repeat from * 4 times; sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Rnd 3: Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc on this and following rnds), (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-2 sp, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * 4 times; sl st in top of ch-3. Rnd 4: Sl st in each st to ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in first ch-3 sp, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-3 sp, repeat from * 4 times; sl st in top of ch-3. Rnd 5: Sl st in each st to ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc, ch 3) in first ch-3 sp, *(4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc, ch 3) in next ch-3 sp, repeat from * 4 times; sl st in top of ch-3. Assembly Using dark color, whipstitch hexagons together forming 5 strips of 7 hexagons each and 4 strips of 6 hexagons each. Edging

Hipster Doily Doilies aren’t just for grannies anymore! Adding a pop and punch to your shelves, bookcases and tables is never a bad idea. Instead of the standard off white cotton thread and tiny hook this pattern puts a twist on the classic doily by using sock yarn (fingering weight) in bright alternative colors instead. Finished Size: Approx. 7″ (17.78 cm) in diameter Gauge: Rounds 1-4 in pattern measure 2″ in diameter Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Crochet Pattern: Beginner’s Doily Round 1: ch 8, sl st in first ch made forming a ring: 8 ch Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) 19 dc into ring, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 20 dc Round 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1) *dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 20 dc, 20 ch Round 4: ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 60 dc If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to comment here on this post!

Social group may be key to fostering creativity ( —Creativity and genius are commonly seen as attributes of an individual, but new research indicates the role played by the surrounding group may be just as important. Shared group membership, or lack of it, motivates individuals to rise to particular creative challenges, says Professor Alex Haslam from the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland. "Shared group membership provides a basis for certain forms of originality to be recognised, or disregarded," said Dr Haslam, who collaborated with international colleagues on a paper published recently in the Personality and Social Psychology Review. "Our research supports the argument that geniuses and creative people are very much products of the groups and societies within which they are located." Typically it is assumed that genius and creativity are the product of the exceptional genes and personality of the individual. "Yet punk only makes sense with reference to what it is breaking away from.

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