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Polka Dot Pineapple: Tutorial

Polka Dot Pineapple: Tutorial
**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.** About 5 years ago, I prepared a tutorial with pictures showing how to create yarn from cotton t-shirts. Wouldn't you know it, when I looked for it this morning to post to my blog, it was nowhere to be found. I want to apologize in advance for the quality of this new tutorial. T-shirt yarn is a very durable yarn. Okay, I will start off by saying that I have had these t-shirts sitting around my house for over 3 months just taking up space. Luckily the t-shirts that I have to work with are in a good array of colors so eventually it will give me a nice variety to work with. **Please note that only the unprinted, plain portions of the t-shirts are suitable to make into yarn. Start by placing a t-shirt onto a flat work surface. Using a sharp scissor or rotary cutter and ruler, cut away the bottom hem. Take the bottom of the tube (closed end) and fold it upward, leaving a 1-inch margin at the top. Unfold the strips. Related:  Crochet Techniques

Tutorial: How to join fabric – The Crochet Dude From time to time companies will send me a product that they would like me to test out and since I’m always looking for stuff to blog about, I like to write up quick reviews too. This time around I got the new Rotary Cutting Machine from Simplicity – and it is amazing. This is how the rotary cutter comes out of the box! That’s pretty much all you have to do, then plug it in and start stripping, er, I mean rotary cutting. It did take me about 10 minutes to get the feel of the machine and it helped to guide the fabric from both the front and the back. If you like to do craft projects that require you to cut strips of fabric this machine is a gem. Now What? When we were young our dad would crochet big area “rag rugs” for the farmhouse where we lived. Fold the end of each of the strips over about an inch and cut a small slit over the fold creating a hole: Now take end of Strip B and pass it through the slot at the other end of Strip B: And that’s all there is to it.

Knit One Below (K1B) Baby Hat Variegated yarns are beautiful, but they are not always easy to incorporate into projects. You never know until you start knitting how the colors will pool. If the yarn is self striping each colored section is long enough for you to knit multiple rounds in a single color. Otherwise, you don't know if you'll get a spiral, or big patches of color that appear unordered. The book Knit One Below: One Stitch, Many Fabrics by Elise Duvekot discussed a wonderful technique to mix up the colors a bit, Knit One Below (K1B). Materials Peaches & Creame, Salmon Royale (Color 169). The colorway. The Pattern: CO 60 sts. Crown Decreases:Row 1: *K1b, K1, K1B, K1, K1B, K1, K1B, K3tog*, repeat across (48 sts)Row 2: *K1, K1B* repeat across (Note: you are K1B'ing into the k3tog stitch. K1B fabric is stretchy, like a ribbed pattern. Notes: At first I cast on 70 sts, but the circumference as 16 inches. Suggested Pattern Variations: The right side (top) and wrong side (bottom) of this K1B pattern.

crocheting on the edge (napkins) A super sunny DIY for a scorcher of a day. This sweet project is the brain child of Cassie and her blog You Go Girl. There is a wonderful tutorial there with clear and detailed photos on how to accomplish this crocheted edging. I began with a straight from the horses mouth approach except I changed the materials slightly choosing Valdani Perle Cotton over baby weight yarn and a 3mm hook instead of a 3.75mm. With one wee ball of Valdani Perle Cotton I edged one full napkin and got 2 sides of the scallops finished on the second. This is a page from one of my favorite crochet resources- Super Stitches Crochet. Happy stitching all! Like this: Like Loading... Squaring the Circle Crochet Pattern Tutorial - spincushions Hi folks I love squaring the circle – turning crochet circles into squares. It’s always so much fun. I’ve written up a few slightly different patterns over the past few years – in my More Than a Granny ebook , my Dotty Spotty Baby Blanket, my Block Bag & for my Beyond the Granny CAL. Different sizes circles squared for my Dotty Spotty Baby Blanket I find myself going back to it over and over so I thought a stand alone tutorial post was in order. If you want to download a PDF of the pattern, you’can download it in your preferred terms by clicking the one you want below : US Terms UK Terms You’ll find the UK terms above the pictures and US terms under the pictures. You will need 7 metres (7.7 yards) for the circle and 10 metres (11 yards) for the squaring off. Abbreviations If any stitches are new to you, check our my YouTube videos showing how they’re done. UK Terms US Terms Using circle colour, begin with a magic circle. Round 1 UK : ch 3 (st ch), 11 tr, join with ss to 3rd ch of st ch. {12 sts}

Lacey Tunic Eng - Welcome to the Fiber Republic! A Ewe-Topia of XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size M) FINISHED MEASUREMENTSChest: 30[33, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52] inches Length: 26.9[27.4, 28.2, 29.5, 30, 30.65, 30.9] inches Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton [100% cotton; 109 yd/100 m per 50g skein]; color: Pennant; 7[8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12] skeins 1 20-inch US #6/4mm circular needle 1 set US #6/4mm double-point needles stitch markers, crochet hook size F 18 sts/26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch Seed stitch: Rnd 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to end. Rnd 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to end. Lace pattern over 20 stitches: Rnd 1: *k5, p2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, p2tog, k2; rep from * to end. Rnd 2 and all even rnds: knit. Rnd 3: *k4, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2tog, k7; rep from * to end. Rnd 5: *k3, p2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p2tog, k6; rep from * to end. Rnd 7: *k2, p2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, p2tog, k5; rep from * to end. Rnd 9: *k7, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2tog, k4; rep from * to end. Rnd 11: *k6, p2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p2tog, k3; rep from * to end. Rnd 12: knit. Rep rnds 1-12.

Crochet trims Today I am sharing the pattern for this trim: As you already know I love crocheting edges and trims and received many sweet comments and mails regarding the same which I adorned my old tees with. This is a pattern that is quite easy to make and it looks fabulous - whether you are going to apply it on your tees or pillows. Make the foundation by chain stitching the number of stitches you will have for your project. The pattern: Row1: Single crochet (sc) in every stitch until the end. Chain (ch) 1 and turn your work. Row 2: *5 sc in same stitch, ch 1 and slip stitch in the second stitch from the stitch you are working on. This is what you will get. *Linda, I hope this will make your tees fantastic. How to make a lining to crocheted bag - Magic with hook and needles Hi my dears, it is lovely Tuesday, we are going with our girls on the trip to the mountains - oh, I am terribly looking forward to make a little break and spend the day at the mountain with my beloved ones. I hope you will have a nice time too :-). Today I am here with my new free tutorial - How to sew the lining to crocheted bag. I make the lining to every of my bigger bags. So, what do you need? Some crocheted bag will be fine :-) and fabric (100% cotton fabric), sewing threads, some pins, scissors, sewing machine and iron. Tip: most of all, I am using 100% cotton fabric. Instruction: Please measure your bag :-) My measurement: For this tutorial I used one of my most favorite bags – Crazy rainbow bag. Upper inner circumference of my bag is 74 cm Don't forget to the addition fabric for the side seams – I have 1 cm for each side Height of the my bag: backside 26 cm, bottom of the bag 6 cm, front-side 26 cm – totally 58 cm Cut the rectangle of: width 76 cm (74 + 1 + 1) and height 68 cm ( 58 + 10)

TECHknitting™ Crochet Edging onto Clothing Materials: Old T-shirt or other fabric Scissor Size 10 thread (you may use other threads or weights of yarns if desired) Crochet Hook US 7 (1.5 mm) Note: Use a hook that is appropriate for the thread/yarn you chose to use. The smaller the hook the easier it is for it to pierce the fabric. (Learn more about types of yarn and recommended crochet hooks) Optional: If your hook is not able to pierce through the fabric you may use a darning needle or other sharp tool to pre-poke the holes into your fabric Here is my old, plain shirt. Boring, right? The first thing I’m going to do is cut the neckband off. You can cut the neck hole bigger or wider if you desire. Fold the edge of the neckline under approximately 1/4″ so that it hides the raw edges created by cutting the cloth. Now it’s time to crochet! Use the following pattern to create your crochet edging around the neckline: Here is what the first round looks like: Now use the rest of the pattern to finish the edging.

Super stylish crochet bag handles - Crafternoon Treats If you want to crochet bag handles, its tricky. Most crochet stitches are by their very nature stretchy, which is the last think you need. Ideal crochet bag handles are firm, nice to hold, look good and, most importantly of all, don’t get longer every time you pick up the bag! Make some super stylish cotton crochet bag handles These are the handles for the rainbow tote bag I made with the Stylecraft limited edition colour pack and as part of their blog tour in September/October 2015.You can also now buy the Limited Edition pack of Stylecraft Special DK from Deramores at £9.99 per pack If you buy after going to their site through my link I get a few pennies commission to help support my blog I’ve written the handbag handles up as a separate tutorial as they can be used on other bags and the technique is a very useful one to know in its own right. What you’ll need A length of 6mm cotton piping cord. Stitches used This tutorial uses UK terms. Super stylish crochet bag handles – the tutorial

Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial! - KNITTING Have you seen this capelet from Anthropologie's Winter '05 collection? I think I figured out the pattern...Here are some photos of my interpretation, and the pattern. It's really easy (I started on Saturday!) I used 1 ½ balls of Rowan Polar on size 11 needles. (gauge = 12 st and 16 rows over 4”) CO 49 st1 x 1 rib for 2 inches to create neckline Raglan Increases: (you will need 4 stitch markers to separate the body into 5 sections: left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, right front) Row 1, RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2Row 2 and all WS rows: knit all stitchesRow 3 and all RS rows: k2, *p to next marker, yo, sl marker, p1, yo* repeat from * 3 more times, p until last 2 st, k2 Continue raglan increases until sleeve measures the circumference of your upper arm. Split sleeves and body:RS: k2, p to 1st marker, move all st from 1st to 2nd marker onto scrap yarn (right sleeve). That’s it, you’re done! Here are some detail shots:

Shell Crochet trim Guest post by Maya Kuzman from Little Treasures It is believed that the earliest crocheted projects in the past were finger-crocheted and evolving from traditional practices in Arabia, South America and China. In Europe it gains popularity in the 19th century. Crochet (meaning “hook” in French) consists of a series of interlocking and pulling loops of thread through other loops and incorporates wrapping the thread (called stitches) around the hook one or more times to create various intricate and highly detailed patterns. Various stitches and patterns can be created. Some of the more common stitches known are: Chain, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Half-Double Crochet, Double/Treble Crochet, Popcorn Crochet, Cluster Crochet, etc. (A detail from a centerpiece crocheted by my grandmother) In the past crochet was used for decoration of the home and the clothes with which they gained a more luxurious look. Recently the crocheting of trims and edgings increased in popularity once again.

Adding Chains to a Too-Short Foundation We’ve all been there. You’ve made your chain – 50, 100, 300 chains long. Maybe you even added a couple extra, just in case (after all, you can always take them out later). Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. How to Add More Chains to a Too-Short Foundation – Right Handed How to Add More Chains to a Too-Short Foundation – Left Handed As Seen in this Video (Click for more info!) Basically, when you come up short on your foundation chain, and you don’t want to pull out your work, you have 2 options! Add more stitches using foundation stitches. I hope that this tutorial helps you out the next time you find yourself a few stitches short of the first row!