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How To Crochet: Broomstick Lace

How To Crochet: Broomstick Lace
You can use a very large knitting needle for bigger loops and you can create different rows with different size stitches. The only stitch that you need to know is single crochet, can you believe it? For this tutorial, I used my favorite crochet thread in size 3 with a size C crochet hook and a size 17 knitting needle. The usual grouping of stitches is 4 to 6. Chain 20. Insert crochet hook into each chain, yarn over and bring the loop up onto the knitting needle. You should now have 20 loops on your knitting needle. In groups of 5, gather the stitches off the knitting needle. Now begin to draw up your working yarn and chain 1 to close the group. Now make 5 single crochets in the space for the gathered stitches. Continue across row gathering 5 stitches, and making 5 single crochets in each group. Now 4 groups of 5 stitches made. Hook a loop onto your knitting needle at the working end of your row. You should now have 20 loops on the knitting needle.

Waffel hat NeedlesSmall circular and DP needles US 8 Yarn100 g Abuelita Merino Worsted and one ball Pickles Silk Mohair Gauge22 stitches = 4" Cast on 112 stitches on the circular needles.Knit rib, K2, P2, over the 5 next rounds. Knit the pattern like this over the next round:Use an extra needle to work the pattern.* Slip 6 stitches (2 knit stitches, 2 purl stitches, 2 knit stitches) on to the extra needles. Keep knitting like this: Knit a rib, K2 , P2 over the 5 next rounds.K2, P 2(The new round will start here. Continue until the work is 7". Start decreasing right after a round of the pattern.

Pattern: Dragon It’s the Year of the Dragon this year! To celebrate, crochet your own fire-breathing cuties in a rainbow of colours for yourself or for your friends! Materials: green yarn (I used Patons Grace in Ginger)2.00 mm crochet hookyarn needlefiberfillbeige felt (for wings and scaled body), dark brown felt (for horns), and pink felt (for cheeks)7.5 mm safety eyesblack embroidery floss (for mouth), white embroidery floss (for fang), tan embroidery floss (for scaled body)glue gunfabric glue Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds). Using green yarn, Chain 7 (this is the foundation chain) R1: Starting from second chain from hook, Sc 6 in back loops of foundation chain. ***To see a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet around a foundation chain, please see HERE! R2: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts) R3: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (24 sts) R4: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30 sts) R5: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (36 sts) R6-8: Sc 36 R12-R16: Sc 54

Ball shaped crocheted lamp shade T-Shirt “Yarn” Tutorial | I know what you’re thinking–you’re thinking, “t-shirt what?” You heard me. I said, T-shirt yarn. Get a load of this… Oh, yeah…it’s cotton “yarn” made from a spiral cut T-shirt. I first saw this done over at Polka Dot Pineapple and was intrigued because, well… does everyone on earth have a huge pile of orphan T-shirts that nobody wears, but they can’t seem to part with… or is it just me? So let’s get real green and do something useful with some of them…shall we? Start with a regular t-shirt that has lived a good life…no guilt now. Cut off the bottom hem. Now cut the top off just under the sleeves… so you have a tube of fabric. Fold it nearly in half, leaving the under side sticking out about an inch. Now cut from right to left all the way up to and just past the top fabric, but leave the one inch margin of the lower fabric uncut. it should look like this. If you need more instructions click HERE for a sweet little diagram and bag pattern. but that color is too…too…orange not to be used properly.

DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL | Fashion - Yahoo! Shine I was chatting with someone on my flight back from my vacation. She lived in another country where salons are hard to come by or if they are around, they aren't very good. So, sometimes a girl has got to depend on herself. You can make one on your own so easily. So when I described it to her, she loved it and she said I just have to put it up online. So here goes: Wax recipe Ingredients 2 cups sugar ¼ cup water ¼ cup lemon juice Method Pour the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan, and heat it over a low flame. How do you know it is done? Take a glass of water and put a drop of wax into it. Benefits of making your own WAX: 1. Waxing strips: We used to do this in college all the time. NOTE: The inner facing fabric of the jeans should be the one touching your skin otherwise if you use the opposite side, your skin will probably get blue with the denim color. Waxing technique Test the temperature before applying the wax to your skin. Benefits of Waxing 1.

MioMi Slouch Beret-Free Crochet Pattern « Cobblerscabin's Weblog Extra wide buttoned ribbing. Mittens and Scarf will also be available. Available as a PDF Download: download now Skill Level: Intermediate Supplies: Size F, G, H and J Crochet Hooks, 6.75 ounces Herschners Whisper Soft Yarn (Dk Beige #0025), yarn Needle, 2-1” Buttons. Stitches Used: ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), hdc (half double crochet), dc (double crochet), dec dc (decrease double crochet). Gauge: with J hook, 2 pattern groups = 2″, 4 pattern rows = 3″ Pattern = 2 dc, loosely hdc in skipped dc, skip next dc. Directions: Ribbing Rnd. 1: with F hook, leaving 12″ tail, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. 15 sc Rnd. 2: working in back loops, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. 15 sc Rnd. 3-71: repeat rnd. 2. 15 sc Rnd. 72: with G hook, working in front loops, sl st in each sc across, ch 1, turn. 15 sl st Rnd. 73: sl st in each sl st across, ch 1, turn. 15 sl st Rnd. 74: repeat rnd. 73. Hat Rnds. 4-14: repeat rnd. 3. Tie pom-pom to top of hat. Pom-Pom

Double Knitting - Knitting Community - StumbleUpon Double knitting is the exception to many knitting rules. You can double knit a stockinette scarf, and it will lay flat instead of curling. Color knitting will be reversible, showing a negative of the image on the back of the work instead of floats. How is this possible? Cast on Cast on with double the number of stitches The cabled cast on is great for double knitting because it creates a flexible edge. Cast on with yarn held double You could also use the cast on of your choice, but with the yarn held double. How to Double Knit Single color double knitting instructions This is the easiest way to do double knitting Cast on an even number of stitches *Knit 1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, repeat from * across the row Repeat stitch pattern on each row Bind off (using any method) Double knitting with one color in the front and one color in the back Bring both yarns to the front and purl the next stitch with only the contrast color Repeat these two stitches across the row

How to Make an African Flower Follow this step-by-step tutorial. The photos show how your work should look, each step of the way. Scroll down to find complete written instructions and a diagram. Step 1 Begin with a ring, then work Round 1 with D and fasten off. Step 2 Work Round 2 with C. Step 3 Work Round 3 and fasten off. Step 4 Work Round 4 with A and fasten off. Step 5 Work Round 5 with B. Step 6 Work Round 6 and fasten off B. African Flower Motif Written Pattern Round 1 (RS) Ch 3, 2-tr Cl in ring (beginning ch-3 and 2-tr Cl count as first 3-tr Cl), ch 3, [3-tr Cl in ring, ch 3] 7 times; join with sl st in first Cl—8 clusters, and 8 ch-3 sps. Round 2 With RS facing, draw up a loop of next color in any ch-3 sp, ch 2, (2-dc Cl, ch 3, 3-dc Cl) in same ch-3 sp (first petal made), ch 1, [(3-dc Cl, ch 3, 3-dc Cl) in next ch-3 sp (petal made), ch 1] 7 times; join with sl st in first Cl—8 petals, and 8 ch-1 sps. DIagram

fear of commitment cowl - cocoknits Your options are wide open with the “fear of commitment” cowl! Button it right up close to your neck for maximum warmth. Too warm? Skills Needed General knitting skills. Size One size, approximately 9" wide by 33" long. Materials Yarn 250 yards any soft, bulky yarn which calls for #10.5–11 needle. Sample: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Super Chunky (55% Merino, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere, 72yds/50g) Needles Size appropriate for your chosen yarn. Notions buttonselastic cord Gauge 14–15 sts = 4" (row gauge not important) in stitch pattern. Newborn Ballcap Pattern I've made many ballcaps using a light weight baby yarn, however I wanted to use a worsted weight yarn. I adapted the pattern to compensate for the different yarn and wanted to share the end result. I haven't had this pattern tested, hopefully it is clear and error-free. Please contact me if you find any problems with it or have difficulties understanding the directions. Newborn Ballcap Create this adorable ball cap for the littlest player in your life. DESIGNED BYHelen Heaverin SKILL LEVELEasy FINISHED SIZENewborn GAUGE8 dc and 5 rows = 2” MATERIALS· Caron Simply Soft 3 oz. (85 g) skein1 skein Soft Blue (makes approx. 2 caps)· Size F/5/3.75 mm crochet hook or size to obtain gauge· Tapestry needle · Stitch markers SPECIAL STITCHES Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): YO, insert hook from front to back around post of dc on previous rnd. PATTERN NOTESBeg Ch-3 counts as dc. Starting at the top of cap, Ch 5, sl st to form ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join: 12 dc. Rnds 8-11: Rep rnds 6-7 twice.

January 2011 Archives January 31, 2011 A Small Parade The hunt for unfinished things, and the desire to move them to the other category yielded up a few things in the last few days. The urge to tidy the box holding UFO's didn't go away. It's such and unusual feeling that I thought I might recover from it - the same way you get better from a cold, but nope. I looked to the socks first. I know that picture is blurry, but you have no idea what it took to get a good enough shot of my own feet. My Lenores have been sitting on my desk, waiting only for the ends to be woven in for months. They've finally made it into rotation. Next up, the January socks for this year. Pattern: Basic Sock Recipe from Knitting Rules , and the yarn is a discontinued one from the depths. It's Online Supersocke 100 "Sierra Color" #893... That tidy up meant that the only socks around are the cashmere ones... and I've finished one of the pair there. Tomorrow - finishitupitis and the mitten portion of the basket. Then the sweaters. Delayed 1. 2.

How to Crochet with Pop-Tops Crochet a Flower With Pull Tabs For crafters who want to know how to crochet with pull tabs, we've come up with this free crochet pattern that will teach you how to crochet a flower. This is our first DIY project and it's a good introduction to recycled crafts. To download a printable version, click here » Step 1: Materials & Tools 6 pull tabs Crochet thread (1 or 2 colors). Step 2: Prepare Your Pull Tabs Choose tabs that are in good condition. Step 3: Start Crocheting Begin crocheting the center of the flower using a single stitch to cover the 'thin side' of the tab (top figure) (the side that's pulled when a can is opened). Step 4: Connect the Circle Pull the line of tabs into a circle and crochet them together (top figure). Step 5: Add Color to the 'Petals' Cover the outer ring of the pull-tab using a double stitch with different colored thread. Step 6: Cover and Connect Cover all tabs in this same manner, connecting each of the petals together. Step 7: Finish the Flower Acknowledgements

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