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Newsletter May 2010 - A crocheted flower brooch

Newsletter May 2010 - A crocheted flower brooch
What better time of year for flowers than spring? Crochet lends itself beautifully to a number of things, and one of those is jewelry. Necklaces, bracelets and brooches. I love making these small accessories between larger projects. Even if you don't have a lot of time, you can whip up a little something with a beautiful result. This time around, I wanted to make a brooch in the shape of a multilayered flower. The flower here is crocheted in DMC Senso, a fingering weight cotton or cotton blend yarn (depending on the type of Senso used), with a 2.5 mm (US B-1 or C-2) hook. This flower is also the occasion to learn a new stitch: the half treble (htr). This stitch is right between the double crochet and the treble in height, and makes a beautiful transition between those stitches. It is not a common stitch (I had not seen it before I read Suzann's book), and as far as I know, there is no standard symbol for charting it. So, now you've learned the half treble stitch. Flower 1:

do you mind if i knit: Quick pattern for Little Squares Scarf. Hello! Here's the quick pattern for you, for my Little Squares Scarf. At the end of this pattern, I show you the yarns I used. -Using DK yarn, and a size 5 mm hook, create a slip knot. -Make 4 chain. -Join to first chain made with slip stitch, creating a circle. -Make 4 chain (counts as 1 treble and 2 chain). -Do 2 trebles into the middle of the circle. -Make 2 chain, followed by 3 trebles into the middle of the circle. -Make 2 chain, followed by three trebles into the middle of the circle. -Make 2 chain, followed by 3 trebles, as before, then join with a slip stitch into 2nd chain of first treble. (The pattern above shows one way to create your square, but you do get a little bump at the end, with this quick pattern. And here are the yarns I used: Have fun making this!

DIY Crochet Rug With Yarn & Old T-Shirts This Crochet rugs are made by Olga at All you need is yarn, old T-shirts & crochet hook. Now the images will guide you trough the process. And that is it simple but really nice! Thank you Olga for this tutorial! Source Click here... for more great ideas! How to Crochet: Block Edging By Robin Beers – 28 Comments Start with a row of single crochet. In this tutorial, I am using crochet thread size 3 with a D crochet hook. Note: If you are left handed, just put your mouse over the photo for a left-handed view. Chain 3. Skip first 3 stitches. Chain 3. Make 4 triple crochet (tr) around stem of previous triple crochet (tr). Now you have a total of 5 triple crochet made. Your first block is now complete. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

twist: Russian Join Today, I'm going to give you a tutorial on the Russian Join. A Russian Join is a way to start a new ball of yarn without weaving in ends!The Russian Join is particularly helpful when:You are joining non-felting yarn (to use instead of a spit-splice)You are joining fine-weight yarn, such as fingering or lace weightYou are conserving yarn - there's very little waste.Keep in mind - the yarn will be slightly thicker where the join is, and may show, depending upon your stitch pattern. I'm using a regular tapestry needle & Cascade 220 yarn (worsted, 100% wool.) Weave the tapestry needle in and out of the yarn - you'll be stitching the end of your strand of yarn back down into itself. Pull the end of the strand through your stitches, forming a loop. Thread the new strand (pink for illustrative purposes) through the loop you just made. Stitch the yarn end back into itself as you did before. Pull the end of the strand through. Trim the ends close to the yarn join. Ta-da!

The Boy Trifecta: Dino Spike Crochet Pattern I sort of think it does. Or at least it seems so to me. And I've definitely got the crochet bug these days. I've got a little monster running around my house these days, so I thought I'd create a hat to reflect his wild insane out-of-control hilariously adorable personality. Of course, this one modeling the hat, he's not a monster at all. He's just the only one who will sit long enough for me to take a picture. I mean seriously, how can you not love those eyes? In case you have any little monsters that you would like to make this hat for, here's the dino spike pattern. Hook: 5mm (H) Yarn: Any worsted weight is fine - I used Wool-Ease. Mark the first stitch in each round. Round 1: Make a magic loop/ring, and do 6 single crochets in the loop. Round 2: Single crochet around (6 sc) Round 3: 2 single crochet in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch - repeat around (9 sc) Round 4: Single crochet in each stitch (9 sc) Round 5: 2 single crochet in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch - repeat around (14 sc)

10 Free Animal Hat Crochet Patterns « The Yarn Box It’s time to let our children act like the animals they are. The Yarn Box brings you a variety of animal hats straight from the farm and the jungle. We are not responsible for the monkeys that climb on your furniture or the puppies that will not quit barking. When you make a child an animal hat, you do so at your own risk of being chased by a duck or attacked by a bear. Let your own animal out and make yourself a hat too! Woof Woof! Crochet Puppy Hat by Repeat Crafter Me With sizes from 0-3 month through adult, your entire family can enjoy this crochet puppy hat pattern. Meow! Valentines Kitty Hat by Knot Your Nana’s Crochet This free crochet pattern is available in toddler and child sizes. Quack! Adorable Duck Hat by Stitch11 Bring smiles to not only the toddler/child who gets this awesome hat but also to every face in the room. Moooooo! Cow Hat Crochet Pattern by Crochet Creations Roar! Baby-Teen Bear Hat by A La Sascha Rooooaaar! The Mighty Jungle by Stitch11 Waddle Waddle! Hop Hop Hop! Whoo Whoo!

Crochet School Lesson 21: Reading Crochet Charts - Craftyminx Remember in the last lesson where I said that the simpler the pattern the better? Well how's this for simple? (hover your mouse over to see the difference between the square and the chart overlay) Do you see how you could possibly not even need words to make a pattern if you knew what the symbols were? That's something that makes crochet awesome! Note: we have talked about US vs UK terms so far. I've found that some patterns will give written out directions along with a chart, which makes it a bit easier if you aren't sure what a symbol means. This first chart is of the general stitches that we have learned. The arrows on this image point to the parts of the stitch that make up the symbol. I for one love to read charts because I'm a visual person and the more information I can get packed into a visual is better. Here are the symbols for the other stitches and variations we have learned throughout crochet school: Now that you know the symbols, you probably should know how to read them.

Crochet: Simple Statement Ornaments « ohmygoodknits! // a knitting & crochet blog posted by Lisa on 11/13/2011 You knew these were coming, right? It’s just about mid-November, so that means it is perfectly acceptable to start making ornaments for your tree or to gift to family. These are quick and easy and if you liked the Simple Statement Wreath but didn’t think you had a place for one in your house, these would be a nice substitute. Let’s get started! Materials 2″ cabone ring (I used wooden ones by Boye ) 3.75mm (F) hook small amount (approx. 10 yards) of worsted weight yarn one: start with a slip-knot around your hook and grab a loop from front to back through the ring (two loops on hook) two: yarn-over and pull through both loops on hook three: grab another loop from front to back through the ring (two loops on hook) four: yarn-over and pull through both loops on hook repeat steps three & four until you have 45 stitches around your ring. Slip-stitch to first stitch, then begin border rounds. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Tunisian Crochet How-To… Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch Welcome friends! This is my first How-To blog post and I am excited to share with you. I am going to show you how to Tunisian Crochet. Some of you may have heard of it and others maybe not. Tunisian Crochet is a fabulous way of mixing crocheting and knitting. To start off, you need a Tunisian Crochet hook. As you can see, it’s a long crochet hook… … with a stopper at the end like a knitting needle. If you can’t get your hands on one of these, you can use one of your regular crochet hooks. As far as yarn, feel free to use whatever you have on hand that will work with your hook. Stitches Ch– Chain Yo– Yarn over Sts- Stitches Sk– Skip Sl St– Slip Stitch Did you notice there’s no single, double, treble (etc.) crochets? A big thing you need to know and keep in mind as you do this is that you will go back and forth on your work and never turn. The Forward Pass you will be working right to left and The Return Pass you will work left to right. So lets getting started! Next you need to chain. Chain 15

Interesting and Unusual Crochet Stitch Patterns: 10 Free Tutorials Disclosure: This roundup includes Amazon Affiliate links. For many crocheters, inspiration can come not just from finished patterns, but from the stitches themselves! It could be a stitch pattern they see in a finished object, a stitch pattern found online, or one of the hundreds (if not thousands) of stitch patterns found in crochet stitch dictionaries. Personally I love my stitch dictionaries – they inspire me every day! But there are some amazing stitch patterns to be found online too, and many of them include great tutorials. Here are 10 interesting and unusual crochet stitch patterns I found online! Interlocking Filet Stitch by Marinka, on Crochethook: Like almost all stitch patterns, the origins of this stitch are a mystery! I hope you found a crochet stitch pattern here to inspire your next project!

Crochet DROPS blanket with different squares in ”Paris DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g) 1.80 GBP DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g) 2.00 EUR DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for 1£ per catalogue – no yarn purchase required! The catalogues are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here! The DROPS knitting and crochet experts are also working full time making new tutorial videos for this new collection! - DROPS xtra xtra low prices, and your quality guarantee NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. CROCHET TIP: Replace first tr on every round/row with 3 ch BLANKET: The blanket consists of 4 kinds of squares. SQUARE 1 (= 1 large flower): Crochet 4 ch on hook size 5 mm with strong yellow and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. SQUARE 2 (= 4 small flowers): There are 4 different colour combinations on the small squares. Crochet 4 ch on hook size 5 mm with colour 1 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Work 1 square in every colour combination. Diagram

pattern: chunky circle scarf i said to myself, i need a big chunky circular scarf to wear all the time.. and this is what came of it. i am putting this grey one in my etsy shop, and also, here is the pattern: ( this pattern is intended for personal use only, thank you! ) chunky circle scarf you will need: 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (i used caron simply soft) using both strands at once throughout, otherwise you could use bulky weight yarn 10 mm crochet hook , or any large hook (i crochet quite loosely, so if you don't, a hook larger than the one i used will work better) large needle for weaving in ends stitches used: ch: chain sc: single crochet dc: double crochet dc4tog: double crochet 4 stitches together: yarn over once, insert the hook into the stitch, draw up 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (2 loops remaining) to finish the dc7together, yarn over once, and draw through all 8 loops at once. gauge: 4 rows are a little over three inches tall, finished size: about 60 inches around, and 10 inches wide