Crocheting For Dummies Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet You’re never too old or too young to discover crochet. The skills you master, the benefits you receive, and the beautiful heirlooms you create can last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. To get started with crocheting, you need to decode crochet symbols and abbreviations so you can follow patterns with ease, and you need to find out what gauge is (and why it’s so important). Common International Crochet Symbols and Crochet Stitch Abbreviations Check out the following quick reference guide to the International Crochet Symbols and the abbreviations (in parentheses) for common crochet stitches. Abbreviations for Common Crochet Terms So they stay free of clutter, crochet patterns feature a lot of abbreviations for common crochet terms. approximately (approx) begin(ning) (beg) between (bet) contrast color (CC) centimeter(s) (cm) decrease(s)(d)(ing) (dec) follow or following (foll) gram or grams (g) inch or inches (in.)
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.
Welcome to the Craft Yarn Council and Warm Up America! snuffykin's journal - Foundation single crochet tutorial This is a photo tutorial for foundation single crochet. I learned this from Interweave Crochet magazine, Spring 2007 issue. To quote the article by Marty Miller, "Foundation stitches replace the traditional foundation chain plus the first row of stitches". These stitches are also referred to as base ch/sc and chainless foundation. Art of Crochet & Josi Hannon Madera Designs Video tutorials for right-handed and left-handed Double-Base Chain stitch. 1) Ch 2. 2) Yarn over, draw up a new loop through the first 2 loops on the hook. 3) There are now 2 loops on the hook. 4) There are still 2 loops on the hook. 5) You have made one foundation single crochet (fsc). 6) Yarn over and draw up a new loop through the first 2 loops on the hook. 7) There are 2 loops on the hook. 8) Yarn over and draw new loop through both loops on the hook. 9) You now have made a second fsc. 10) Here's what several fscs look like. *Added 2/28/2010*Once you've learned the fsc, here are other stitches to try.
Chainless Starting Double Crochet in the Round The Chainless Starting Double Crochet method of starting rows is the perfect way to avoid the wimpy 3 ch turning chain. And the previous tutorial for it was a hit! But some of you had a question – how does this stitch work in the round? Well it works great! Let me show you how it’s done. Chainless Starting DC in the Round Tutorial (Sorry about the title card there – Mr Moogly is out of town for his day job, I’ll have him fix it asap! So essentially, it’s exactly the same as working the CSDC in rows! I didn’t make another photo tutorial, as the one on the original post shows it quite well. Thanks for watching!
Speed Cleaning | How To Keep Your House Clean in 45 Minutes a Day by Ruth Soukup on September 8 There are lots of reasons a clean house is important to me, but the biggest is probably simply that my brain works better when my house is clean. Over the years I’ve had lots of people ask how I keep things tidy most of the time. However, to me it is well worth spending 5-7 hours a week cleaning in order to have a house that is pretty darn neat & tidy most of the time. I am a list kind-of girl, so I actually have a daily checklist that I use each day. My “Control Center:” I don’t use a wide variety of cleaning supplies, and I have never been that picky about brands. Here is my system: General Guidelines: Start at one end of the house. Bedroom(s) (5-10 minutes each, depending on how much to pick up): Always make the bed. Bathroom(s) (5 minutes each): Living Room/Dining/Home Office Areas (10-15 minutes): Quickly pick up any shoes, dishes, toys, or other items laying around. Kitchen (10-15 minutes, depending on how many dishes): Finishing Up: Happy cleaning!
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC) A while back I did a video tutorial for Foundation Single Crochet (FSC), which shared my method for making that stitch. Now to complete the job, I’ve made one for Foundation Double Crochet, usually abbreviated as FDC! Video Tutorial: How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Written Instructions for Foundation Double Crochet: The First FDC Stitch: Ch 3. Yo and insert hook into the chain furthest from the hook, yo, and pull up a loop. Subsequent FDC Stitches: Yo and insert hook into the V at the bottom of the previous stitch. This stitch is great for all the same reasons that FSC is great: No counting tiny chains to make sure you have the right number – just count your nice big stitches! I hope this has made it all clear for you! Thanks again for watching, and if you have any questions, comments, or ideas for videos you’d like to see, please let me know in the comments!
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
Best of Breed Dog Biscuits: King Arthur Flour 1) Preheat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets, or line them with parchment. 2) Mix together the flour, oats, parsley, dried milk, and salt. 3) Add the eggs and peanut butter, stirring to combine; the mixture will be crumbly. 4) Add enough water to bring the dough together; depending on the season, you may need to add a bit more (winter), or a bit less (summer). 5) To make biscuits using a dog-bone cutter, roll the dough about 1/4" thick, and cut with a 3 1/2" cutter (or the size of your choice). 6) To make dog "cookies," drop the dough in walnut-sized balls onto the prepared baking sheets. 7) Bake the biscuits for about 40 to 60 minutes, baking the smaller cookies for a shorter amount of time. 8) Remove the biscuits from the oven, and cool right on the pans. Yield: about 42 larger (3 1/2" dog-bone) biscuits, 60 smaller (round) biscuits.