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Star Stitch

Star Stitch
By Erin Burger – 96 Comments Out there in Crochet Land there are many ‘special’ stitches that I call ‘YO Stitches’ (the abbreviation for yarn over is yo). These stitches include the popcorn stitch, the bobble stitch, the puff stitch etc…etc… My favorite of these type of stitches is the star stitch. This tutorial is for both right and left handed people. Start by chaining a multiple of 3, then add 1 more chain. Row 1: pull up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 4 ch, yo and pull through all 6 stitches on hook (where will be a total of 6 loops, disregard error in this first photo which only shows 5), ch 1 to close star. This is your first star and it should look like this (continue on with pattern) * Pull up a loop in ch-1, pull up a loop in last ch of star just made, pull up a loop in each of the next 3 ch, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 to close star, repeat from * across, hdc in last ch. Row 2: ch 2, turn, 3 hdc in each ch-1 from the previous row, ch3 turn. Related:  my crochet

Star Stitch Tote With Jute Twine Crochet Tip of the Week: Seamless finishing when working in the round Today, I am lucky enough to be part of an amazing, hilarious, raunchy, outrageous group of women who get together and craft every Wednesday night. The Oak Street Hookers take turns bringing a treat, some of us bring a drink (or two), and we teach each other everything we know. It’s the highlight of my week, and keeps me sane! But for the ten years before that, I did all my crocheting and knitting alone – barring the five minute crash course that started it all. The first thing I ever knit! Then youtube and Ravelry came along and taught me a few more tricks.So to add to the wealth of knowledge out there, one of my fellow hookers and I made a video and uploaded it to youtube. Feel free to make fun of my Midwestern accent (I clearly learned to say “yarn” while living near Chicago!)

Backlit Canvas Art Do you have one project that you've been longing to do, but just haven't found the time yet? This is it for me. I call it my Backlit Canvas Art and the inspiration piece has been pinned in my "Crafts to try" Pinterest board for ages. My "pin"speration is an artist's piece made from metal that has hand cut flowers all over it. Its backlit by Christmas lights, and I pretty much love it! So I decided to give it a go and create my version. There are two main differences between the two: 1. 2. The idea of the canvas is that during the day (ie. with the Christmas light off) you have a beautiful sculpture while at night (you guessed it, with the Christmas lights on!) How about a tutorial? Supply list Mounted canvas (mine is 10"x10") cardstock to fit on your canvas (mine is 12"x12") stamps ink pad X-acto knife light source* *I wasn't sure if I wanted to use a single bulb or Christmas lights so that is why both are in the above picture. I decided to go with the same flower theme as my inspiration piece.

tutorial Buongiorno amiche colorate :) prima di partire con il prossimo progetto del nostro gilet a piastrelline dedico un post alla realizzazione di questa facile borsa. Ho scelto per voi questo modello a sacca ,semplice da lavorare e molto carino da mettere in primavera . Ho usato i nostri filati principessa in questi bellissimi colori + un filato bouclè e uno mohair grigio chiaro Se volete anche voi lo stesso kit con i due filati omaggio (mohair + bouclè ) inviate una @ a elenareginawool@libero.it costo del kit euro 9,60 + spese spedizione Lavorazione con uncinetto 3-4 Il manico è in pelle e costa euro 4,90 x 50 centimetri Per la fodera vi consiglio di usare tessuti di cotone pesante ,io come sempre uso tessuti ikea - consiglio 60 cm x 1,50 di altezza del tessuto questa è la pelle utilizzata per fare il manico della mia sacca Realizza 3 piastrelle granny di misura 40 x 40 Le nostre 3 piastrelle pronte per essere unite piega le piastrelle in questo modo Unisci le piastrelle con un giro di punto basso

Crochet Pattern Central - Free, Online Crochet Patterns - Beginner Crochet Instructions - Crochet Tips, Tricks, Testimonials and More! Crocodile Stitch Drawstring Purse Crochet PatternDimension: (varies according to crochet tension and yarn weight) Purse: 7 1/2″ (W) x 6″ (H) (exclude strap / handle) Strap / Handle: approx. 15″ (short), 40″ (long for cross body sling)Gauge / Tension: not very important as long as you are using similar yarn weight and hook stated below. You will need to measure the completed purse to sew the purse lining.Material & Tool: 1. Yarn, medium weight, approx. 100 gram. 2. Crochet hook, G, 4mm 3. Beads (wooden): 84 3. Prepare all the tools and materials as stated above. Follow the above written crochet pattern to crochet the base round (rnd 1) of the purse. 1. Crocodile stitch is formed by a 2-row / 2-round repeat pattern. To make the first crocodile stitch at the beginning of a new round, you will need to perform a 2 backward ch sts, aka, ch 2 and slst back to the last dc or previous round. This is second part of the crocodile stitch, crochet the crocodile “scale”. Repeat the above for 12 times to complete a round. 1.

Tutorial for crochet roses One of the first things I crocheted was roses. I saw cute brooches and I decided that I should have at least one)I found some tutorials in Internet here and hereMy first rose I don't want to show you) It was so strange and not much to look at) The second was better and after that all my roses was beautiful. So If you have problem doing it try again and you will have perfect rose! Depending on the thickness of yarn rose can be smaller or bigger. or on the scarf or for decorate simple sweater: You can make bobby pins or elastic hair ties for your daughter: So let's begin! 1. 2. 3. 4. 6 DC in the chain space, Single crochet in the small space between two spaces. 6 DC in chain space. 5.

How To: Hair Bow A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a hair bow I did on a bride. After I posted the picture I got a lot of emails requesting a step-by-step for it. So I made one! 1. Begin by taking one small section of hair from each side of your head. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Ta-da! Crochet Pattern Octopus Bracelet (free) Why octopus? I've been crocheting the bracelet in a cafe with a friend of mine. She asked me, "what are you making? Skill level: Advanced beginner. Supplies: Crochet thread #10, crochet hook US 10 (1.30 mm). Yarn ideas: Aunt Lidia’s cotton thread #10, Aunt Lidia’s Bamboo crochet thread #10, Royale Classic crochet thread, DMC Traditions cotton thread #10. Gauge: 9 stitches & 9 rows equal 1x1” square is single crochet stitches. Finished size: Length of the bracelet can be adjusted to your own measures. Approximate time to complete this project: 1 hour. Abbreviations and stitches used: Ch – chain, (chs – chains), Sc - single crochet, Sl st - slip stitch, st – stitch, (sts - stitches). Please note: This pattern is written in standard American terms. Pictures in this pattern refer to the row (round) described directly above them. Start by measuring your wrist. Bracelet “buckle”: Row 1: In main color, ch 10. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, insert hook into 1st sc, insert hook into 2nd ch of a long string.

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African Flower Purse Dimension: Bag: 11 1/2″ (W) x 6 1/2″ (H) x 5″ (D) Motif: Each flower has a diameter (the widest width across) of 8.3cm [3 1/4″] (including the white border) if using the yarn stated below. To convert the measurement, please use the Conversion tool here.Material & Tool: 1. Yarn, acrylic baby yarn, Tilda color code: 05, 26, 505 and 510.Approximate yardage: 50 gram each for 05, 26, 510, 100 gram for 505.2. Crochet hook, 3mmAbbreviations: sl knot = slip knot st = stitch ss = slip stitch (to fasten) ch = chain sc = single crochet dc = double crochet fo = fasten off Rnd = roundPattern: (Hexagon) Make: 28 Base Round – light brown: sl knot, ch 6, ss into first ch to make a ring. Or, you can use magic ring. The African Flower motifs before white border. The African Flower motifs with white border. The purse needs 4 square flowers to make the 4 corners at the base. Square African Flower motif before white border. Square African Flower motif after white border.

Standing Double Crochet - Joining Without the Slip Stitch and Chain! The Standing Double Crochet stitch is one I came to late – and I wish I’d known about it years earlier! It’s not a stitch that you’ll usually find specified in a pattern, and as such it has no standard abbreviation. What it is, is a technique – one that will allow you to start a new row on a crochet project without having to use the telltale “join with a slip stitch and chain 3” – and I can’t wait to share it with you! Video Tutorial: Standing Double Crochet – Right Handed Left Handed Photo Tutorial for the Standing Double Crochet Step 1: Hold the yarn end with the last two fingers of your hook-holding hand. So what do you think? NOTE: Several different people have now written to me, claiming that they invented this technique.

DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls | Hello!Lucky Blog As we mentioned before, this is our favorite time of year for DIY decor. The chill is in the air and the leaves are changing color, and there's no better way to preserve the delight than by welcoming it into your home. Yes, the craft stores overflowing with autumn decorations can be intimidating, but there are ways to turn those faux autumn leaves into something beautiful and functional. Materials: Craft store leaf garland, Mod Podge (matte finish), Foam Brush, Balloon, Scissors, Mixing bowl *Tip: try to find thin, paper-like leaves for your garland. How To: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. **Attention readers! Looking for more DIY projects and free downloads?

Crochet a Pouchy Pouch! This is an easy project for the crochet beginner or a seasoned hooker! All you need to know is how to chain and single crochet. These are really cute necklace pouches. Useful? I came up with this pattern because I wanted to practice crocheting with the new linen yarn I bought. I used Habu Textiles linen yarn, but you could use embroidery thread or something similar in weight. Here goes: Supplies: Size C hook or #2 Habu Linen Yarn or embroidery thread Large eye needle for weaving in ends Scissor Ch 11 R1: SC in 2nd chain from hook. Continue crocheting each row as Row 1 until the piece measures approx. 4 inches. Now you're going to construct your pouch. Continue SC in each stitch along the bottom (you could crochet a cute edge here) until you reach the end. Now you will make the strap. CH 200 or as long as you'd like your strap. You're going to make the strap stronger now. Your Pouchy Pouch is now ready to wear.

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