Crochet Stitches The beauty of the crochet-work depends upon the regularity of the stitches, as is the case with every other style of needlework. The stitches must be elastic, but if too loose they look as bad as if too tight. The size of the needle and that of the cotton or wool must correspond; work only with the point of the needle, and never move the stitch up and down the needle. All crochet-work patterns are begun on a foundation chain; there are three kinds of foundation chains–the plain foundation, the double foundation, and the purl foundation chain. The plain foundation chain (illustration 216) consists of chain stitches. Form a loop with the cotton or other material with which you work, take it on the needle, and hold the cotton as for knitting on the forefinger and other fingers of the left hand.
Balls to the Walls Knits: Build-Your-Own DK Weight Hat I designed this pattern with one goal in mind; namely, that it could be the first in-the-round project for a beginning knitter who had learned how to knit and purl but not much else. Or in other words, it's supposed to be a tutorial. Of course, you don't have to be a beginning knitter to enjoy it - with a basic design like this, there's all sorts of customization you can add. Throw in stripes or a stitch pattern with a 2-, 4-, or 8-stitch repeat, and you can turn this basic little hat into another beast entirely!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Standard pony pattern: School-age Pony pattern also available here. *** Translations:Danish by Marianne Dutch by Marinka (via Facebook group) Spanish by Lyanne ***A while back I came across this severely awesome pattern, and wanted to give it a go. The only downside being that it was a double crochet pattern, and personally I don't like double crochet for things that have to hold stuffing.
How to Crochet Hairpin Lace Tressa Hairpin Lace ScarfKristin Omdahl Finished size: 6" wide x 90" long (15 cm x 2.3 m) without fringe. Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium), 328 yd (300 m). Shown: Rowan Bamboo Tape (100% bamboo; 82 yd [74.9 m]/1.7 oz [50 g]): #704 lolly, 4 balls. Tools & notions: Hairpin lace frame, set to 4" (10 cm) wide; tapestry needle; split-ring stitch marker Hook: H/8 (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. 1940s Patterns to Knit The 1940s in Britain was a high point for hand knitting. Women on the home front could make a contribution to the war effort by knitting for the troops using patterns that were often given away free. Many specialised patterns developed such as the balaclava helmet with ear flaps for use in telephone operations or the mittens with a separate forefinger for firing a trigger in the cold. 'Spiral-spun waistcoat' Pattern for a waistcoat From Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit 1940s
Fancy Knit Stitches Lessons in Knitting from the year 1870 1. A Knitted Border for a Bedquilt Cast on a sufficient number of stitches for the length of the border, which must be able to be divided by 31; knit 4 plain rows: 5th row: Alternately make 1, knit 2 together. 18 Knitting Patterns Free Knitting Patterns Patterns for Purchase Claire’s Shaulette Cape Garden Shrug Claire’s Capelet Free Crochet Pattern – Easy Laptop / iPhone Sleeve « Roses n Lilies My man needed a sleeve for his new 11 inch netbook. After searching the net for a pattern, I came to the conclusion that there really isn’t much of a pattern to making a laptop sleeve, so I tried my hand at making one free hand. Of everything I’ve ever crocheted, this is one of the easiest things I’ve ever made! :)
Learn to Knit Brioche Stitch this Weekend! The world of knitting never ceases to amaze me with its wealth of options—the yarn choices, needle choices, stitch pattern choices, and design choices are endless! One of those options is the brioche stitch. This versatile stitch is both beautiful and useful. You can see a stunning example of a brioche project in the 2010 issue of Interweave Knits Weekend: the Brioche Rib Cardigan by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark. Not sure how to do the brioche stitch?
Little Hats, Big Hearts - Philly Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals. We’re raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. We need your help! If you knit or crochet and would like to participate in the Little Hats, Big Hearts™ project, please let us know. Crocheterie: Crochet Cute Little Flower - Free Pattern Crochet Cute Little Flower Pattern Designed by crocheterie Skill level: Easy
Sidesaddle Cluster Stitch This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the Sidesaddle Cluster Stitch. This interesting shell pattern creates a lacey fabric that’s perfect for openwork shawls and afghans. Skill: EasyFoundation Chain: Multiples of 5 + 1 (add 1 for base chain)