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DROPS Pattern Library: Crochet patterns

DROPS Pattern Library: Crochet patterns
DROPS pattern library contains patterns, and it keeps growing every day! The DROPS designers want you to see how these different techniques will look when applied to a knitting or crochet project. This is a very useful tool when you are looking for inspiration for own designs. Remember that by switching between yarn quality thicknesses and by picking a different knitting tension you will be able to create a new aspect to the design. NOTE: Click on the flag/link under the picture to go to the full pattern. Back to the School of Handcraft Sort by: Yarn quality | DROPS number | Pattern type Vienna To pattern Paris Related:  Crochet/Knitting/Sewing

How to create a crochet bag with ribbon How to create a crochet bag with ribbon Authoress: Chiara&Tizy Materials - 700 gr of cotton (or wool) ribbon (for sale here) - crochet hook nr. 12 - a couple of stiff handles - one brooch or other decorations Advices Don’t worry if the ribbon ball finishes: with good bobbles – that have to stay inside the bag during working – you can connect the ball at a new one! If at the first attempt the base of the bag isn’t good, try again: ribbon is easy to undo, but when the bag is finished, it will be indestructible! Somebody works too “strait” and other too “wide”: work as you like and as your fantasy suggests! Pay attention: working is different from a type of ribbon to another. The bag you can create with this tutorial Process The base 1. The bag 1. The handles 1. How to finish 1. You have only to take the crochet hook… Have a nice crochet bag work! Authoress: Chiara&Tizy, “La Catenella” from Bergamo (Italy) Up and down with a crochet hook…for passion! Link Facebook: La Catenella Delicious variations

people webs: 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

Amigurumi Tutorial 1 (learn how to crochet) | Hook and Needles: Knitting and Crochet Blog (cool stuff, techniques, and things I find) This tutorial is for all of you knitters who wish to learn how to make amigurumis. In the first part of this tutorial I’ll go over the basic crochet techniques you need to master. I know most people are visual learners, so I’m using a lot of videos (they may take some time to load). Step 1: How to hold your yarn (make a chain too) If you are a thrower (hold your yarn in your right hand), you’ll have to learn to hold your yarn on the left. It will feel awkward, but with time it will become easier. Step 2: Single crochet, increasing and decreasing Most amigurumis are done in spirals of single crochets. In order to give shape to your creations you need to increase and decrease. And here is how to decrease: Another way to decrease is to skip a stitch, but I find that that leaves a gap. Setp 3: Single Crochet in Spirals to make a ball There are two ways in which you can crochet in the round. In the following video you can see how to make a circle, starting with a chain of 2. Further Reading

Free Pattern Squares Printer-friendly version Send by email PDF version More free afghan patterns:Crochet Afghan Patterns, Knit Afghan Patterns, Baby Blanket Patterns, Afghan Patterns Browse through this list of free pattern squares. These pattern squares are published by Bernhard Ulmann, a Plaid Company. Crochet Pattern Squares The following 48 pattern squares have been reproduced from the book Crochet Primer, 48 Easy-To-Do Crochet Patterns, Volume 64. Knitting Pattern Squares The following 100 pattern squares have been reproduced from the book Knitting Primer, 100 Easy-to-Knit Stitches, Volume 34. We hope you find this selection of free pattern squares helpful. Patterns © by Bernhard Ulmann, a Plaid Company.

{capture the moment}: Embellish It! Senior Challenge Embellishments are the finishing touch that can bring a project from mediocre to amazing in just a matter of minutes, but they also can get to be expensive, especially some of the more intricate versions available on the market today. This month I have challenged the senior design team to take the path that Michelle Wooderson has explored lately (such as demonstrated in her posts HERE and HERE) and create their own embellishments with supply basics in their stash. Not only is Michelle's whole idea fun & economical, it also allows you to customize color & style to give you coordination possibilities for nearly any type of project. I thought I would start you off with my new little exploration, the world of crocheted flowers. There are several big-name manufacturers that carry these little homespun beauties, but they can run anywhere from 50-75 cents each and the color selection can tend to be quite limiting. If you would like to see my list of PTI/DMC numbers, you can access it HERE.

Amigurumi Tutorial 2 (how to read patterns) | Hook and Needles: Knitting and Crochet Blog (cool stuff, techniques, and things I find) In part 1 of the Amigurumi Tutorial I showed some of the basic crochet techniques needed to make an amigurumi. In part 2, I’ll go over amigurumi patterns and how to read them. There are three basic kinds of patterns for amigurumi: Regular patterns: much like knitting patterns, they explain what to do in each row. Regular patterns To be able to read a pattern you first need to know what the standard abbreviations are. beg – beginning or begin.ch(s) – chain (pulling the yarn through the loop once, like when making a chain).dec – decrease (usually by crocheting 2 stitches together: sc2tog)inc – increase one (usually done by making two stitches in the same stitch).rep – repeat.rnd(s) – roundsc – single crochet.sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (a decrease).2 sc in next sc – 2 single crochet in the next single crochet (an increase).sk – skip a stitch (another way to decrease)st(s) – stitches Note: I’m using standard US terminology, which is different from UK crochet terminology.

how-to: woven circles trivet I found the gold and pink crocheted trivet pictured below at the thrift store this weekend, and it was a total "I can make that" moment. The structure of the circles is made from plastic rings cut from one of those pieces that holds together a six-pack of soda. The hardest part will be in finding plastic rings that are actually circle. What you need: Worsted weight cotton yarn in colors that you like. Round six-pack rings, trimmed apart into circles. Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook Begin by attaching your yarn with a slip stitch to a ring. If 45 dc seem to be too many or too few to fill up your ring, you can adjust accordingly! When I had made my six circles, I ironed them to get rid of a few bumps in the plastic I felt might show through. Now lay them out like this with each ring overlapping the next: You're ready to make the center ring. Chain 48, double crochet into the third chain from your hook. Weave your center ring through your circles as shown above.

Lacy Crocheted Earrings Author Gene in SoCal Introduction Liven up an old pair of hoops with this simple pattern. With a small amount of #10 crochet thread and a #7 crochet hook, and in a few minutes, you'll have a new look. Materials List #7 steel crochet hook small amount of #10 cotton crochet thread pair of hoop earrings Finished Size Completed size depends on hoops used and number of rounds completed. Gauge Gauge is not important with this pattern. The Pattern Rnd 1: Make a loop around the hoop and sc around to cover the hoop. Rnd 2:. Rnd 3: Turn, sk first st, * sc in next st, sk 1 st, repeat from * around. Rnd 4: Turn, sk first st, * sl st in next st, sk next st, repeat around. At this point, you can fasten off and sew in the loose end, or add another round.

Amigurumi Tutorial 3 (additional techniques) | Hook and Needles: Knitting and Crochet Blog (cool stuff, techniques, and things I find) In the first amigurumi tutorial I went over the basic crochet techniques needed to make amigurumis. In the second installment, I explained the most common types of patterns, and how to read them. In this final amigurumi tutorial I’ll cover some additional techniques often used when making amigurumis. Other Crochet Stitches Although most amigurumis are made with the single crochet stitch shown in the first tutorial, you are often required to use other stitches to shape your doll. Slip Stitch (sl st) Half Double Crochet (hdc) Double Crochet (dc) Triple Crochet also known as Treble Crochet (trc or tr) Font Post or Front Loop, Back Post or Back Loop (fl or fp, bl or bp) Working with Color You’ll often want to add a splash of color to your projects. If you are working in stripes, you’ll want them to be as jogless as possible. If you find a better way to the jogless stripes, let me know. Adding Faces Your amigurumi won’t be complete until you add a cute face to it. Keep safety in mind. Closing words

Learn to Crochet | Understanding Instructions | Knit Simple Magazine Learning about crochet is like immersing yourself in a foreign culture where another language is spoken and written, and where there are unfamiliar rules and customs. It can be a little intimidating and a tad frustrating at times, but the payoff is big and totally worthwhile. So continue to follow along as we explain what you’ll need to know before you make your very first project! The longest journey begins with the first step, and knowing the meaning and importance of gauge is your first step to crocheting a garment that comes out the correct size. The second step is making a gauge swatch, which enables you to make sure you get the recommended gauge before you begin your project. Once you have achieved the recommended gauge, it’s time to begin your project! The first time you look at the directions for a crochet pattern stitch or directions for a project, you may think it’s written in a foreign language. So what are all these numbers?

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