Multi Strand Finger Loop Braiding In this Instructable, I'm going to teach you how to make Finger Loop Braids. With this technique you can make braids with just your hands that have 10 or more strands each. They can be used for anything. Finger Loop Braids were popular from the 15th to the 17th Centuries in Europe, There are still some forms of similar braids made in isolated areas of South America, Asia and the Middle East. This is the style of braiding that was done in Medieval Europe and all the patterns are translated from Medieval manuscripts by the great folks at Fingerloop.org. Supplies: some kind of rope, string, yarn,...Tools: HandsTime: Depends on the length and pattern of the braid but the ones I'm making only take a few minutes to complete an entire braid. It is difficult to describe and annotate the patterns. I'm going to publish this with 5 or 6 different braids and will add more as I create the videos. Lets go. This is the introductory video for Finger Loop Braiding.
crochet ric-rac Hey there! What are you up to this fine Monday morning? Since my post last week, I've had so many emails and comments asking about the recipe for homemade, hooked ric-rac, that I thought I'd do a little how to. Before we start there are a few things to keep in mind. I am using US crochet terminology.I usually use a size 2 hook but its fun to experiment. STEP ONE - Chain four. STEP TWO - dc into the fourth chain from the hook, ie. the first chain you made. STEP THREE - Do another dc into the same chain as in step two, chain, then do a final dc into the same chain. STEP FOUR - Chain three. STEP FIVE - Turn your work so that the crochet you just did is up the top as per the photo. Then do two dc's, chain and another dc into the chain space from the previous round. Then chain three. and turn. STEP SIX - Repeat step five until you reach your desired length. Always ch3 after each cluster and then turn. Fasten off. Here's the whole thing again in crochet language; Chain 4 (only this once) See ya!
WATG Chunky Friendship Bracelet Chunky Friendship Bracelet Weave a chunky, funky friendship bracelet. But be prepared! Your friends will all want one too. You need: 6 Pieces of .5 Mil Cord (2 Each of 3 Colors) 36" Long Masking Tape Instructions: These instructions are reprinted with permission from our friends at Klutz! Tie Knot about 1-1/2" from the top. Free Vintage Crochet Doily Patterns from Beeton's Book of Needlework by Jane Lake The vintage doilies shown on this page are the first four of a set of ten vintage crochet patterns contained in the BEETON'S BOOK OF NEEDLEWORK, written by Isabella Beeton and first published in 1870. The invention of the doily is credited to Mr. D'Oyley, a successful 17th century milliner. Mr. Doyle created and sold small fringed pieces of cloth to place under finger bowls, thus protecting the table from water marks. Doilies are still used today to protect the surfaces of furniture from scratches or stains, but they also offer a feminine style element to any room from the boudoir to the basement. The Beeton Book of Needlework uses the word "D'Oyley" in all its crocheted doily patterns, but regardless of how you spell the name, the intricate designs in these doilies are clearly heirlooms in the making. If you'd like to try a vintage crochet pattern, these ten doilies offer an interesting variety of stitches and design combinations. are usually available through Amazon.
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Braided Irish Linen Wrap Bracelet Tutorial | Make Bracelets! After many requests, I have just completed a video tutorial showing you how to make waxed Irish linen wrap bracelets. Here are some bracelets I’ve made for myself. Post Production Notes: The small 3mm beads are sterling silver plated. I hope this video inspires you to make your own sparkly Irish linen bracelets for yourself or to give as gifts. Go have fun and Make Bracelets! Tracy
Traveling Tank Traveling Tank by Linda Permann Update last year’s tank with crochet (a suitcase must!) YARN RED HEART Soft Yarn, 5oz/140g balls, each approx 256yd/234m (acrylic) • 1 ball #9275 Paprika CROCHET HOOK • Size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook NOTIONS • Any size spaghetti-strap tank,camisole, or tee with a scoop neck • Measuring tape • Pins • Stitch markers • Sewing needle and coordinating thread • 1.5"/38mm pin back (optional) • Yarn needle FINISHED MEASUREMENTSYoke: Approx 2.25"/5.5cm deep. GAUGE16 sts=4"/10cm; 6 rows=3.5"/9cm over pattern st, slightly stretched. Note about patterns This is a pattern preview only. To find this pattern, purchase the May/June 2011 issue. Crochet Today!
Happy jellyfish amigurumi pattern - Amigurumi Today Use this free jellyfish amigurumi pattern to crochet your own happy plush jellyfish! The toy is about 19 cm tall including tentacles if you use the materials specified in this free crochet pattern. Materials: YarnArt Jeans of one main and two additional colours (55% cotton, 45% polyacryl, 50 g/160 m). You can use any other yarn you like.1.75 mm crochet hookholyfiber7 mm safety eyesglueneedlependant loop Note: when crocheting toys you should use a smaller hook than it’s indicated on the yarn label, so that the fiberfill doesn’t look through the holes. The toy is crocheted in a spiral without a slip stitch at the end of each round. The bottom part Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times  Mark the last stitch of the round, it’s the place to begin joining tentacles. Tentacles Join the tentacles to the second round of the bottom part. Fasten off and crochet 40 ch + 1 turning chain Crochet across the chain (sc in the next stitch, inc) repeat 20 times.
Friendship Bracelets Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes. There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons. Fast forward 20 years: Purl Soho started carrying DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss in every conceivable color (including fluorescents! Making friendship bracelets is a surprisingly easy craft, and best of all, in the end you'll have a bunch of cute summer bracelets to give to your pals.
Recycled Plastic Fat Bottom Bag | My Recycled Bags.com I present my plarn fat bottom bag that I crocheted using recycled plastic newspaper bags. You may remember me saying that it is difficult for me to obtain pretty colors in plastic bags for my crafting. Well thanks to a suggestion from a blogger friend, I asked my local library to save their newspaper bags for me. They have been giving me one pink and one orange plastic bag daily from their newspapers. Anyway I saved up the plastic bags and crocheted my first fat bottom bag. You may notice that the pink shade on the last few rounds of the bag and handles are darker. As I mentioned this is my first fat bottom crocheted bag. Below you will find some pictures I took as I worked the pattern. Click on any of the photos to supersize them Here is shell started and also a photo after the base shell was completed. Here is the lining pinned in place before the gathering and the handles are crocheted. Mark the center 12 stitches on bag opening. Row 8 – Ch 1, turn.
Tuto amigurumi - Porte clé mini Yoda - Tout sur le crochet et les "Amigurumis"! Re-bonsoir!! Suite à l'article de cet après midi, Louise (Les tutos de Louise) et maelyschloe2 ont deviné en voyant la tête et un bout du corps que mon nouvel amigurumi est un mini Yoda!! Bravo ;) On entend beaucoup parler de Star Wars en ce moment, et même si je ne suis pas une très grande fan (pour ne pas dire que je ne suis pas fan du tout!) j'ai quand même eu envie de crocheter un petit Yoda!... Il a tout de suite plu à mon fils, surtout quand il l'a vu dans le petit oeuf. Voici le tuto : Niveau de difficulté : 2/5 Matériel : - un peu de laine ou de coton vert - un peu de laine ou de coton couleur crème - un crochet 2.5 mm - 2 yeux de sécurités 3 mm - Un petit bout de tissus brun (ou de le feutrine) - 1 aiguille à tapisserie (ou à laine) - Un peu de rembourrage - Un anneau porte clés Abréviations : ms = maille serrée ml = maille en l'air mc = maille coulée db = demi bride b = bride aug = augmentation dim = diminution Notes : Ce modèle est crocheté en spirale. En vert 1- 6 ms dans un cercle magique (6)