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Crochet Tutorial: Loop Stitch

Crochet Tutorial: Loop Stitch
I came across this beautiful loopy stitches few months ago, a reader sent me a picture and asked if I know how to crochet it… I didn’t have a clue that time, curiosity leaded me to find out more and spent some moment to practice and master the skill. Here I am, sharing with you how to crochet it (scroll down for the video demo). I am doing a couple of projects by using this loop stitch, detail to follow soon. It is called loop stitch or fur stitch. So far, I haven’t found any abbreviation for it, so I am going to call it by name… Loop stitch. The loop can vary from long to short, depends on how long you want it to be. There are 2 ways of crocheting it, 1 strand over or 2 strands over into the stitch. The working is similar to as crochet a SC (single crochet), the only thing that you have to do is to wrap the yarn onto your finger and pull both strands through the stitch….. watch the video demo for better illustration. Additional info you may want to know: 1. Print / Download PDF

Crochet Tutorial: Yo-Yo Puff Difficulty Level: Beginner, must know how to crochet tptr, tr, dc, tr2tog, sl st & chAbbreviations:ch = chain tr = treble tr dec = Treble decrease (aka tr2tog – treble next 2 stitches together) tptr = Triple treble sl st = slip stitch st = stitch yo = yarn overPatterns:Yo-Yo PuffWritten:Starting Ring: ch5, slst to first chain to form a base ring. Rnd 1 : ch8, tptr19, slst to the 8th chain. Rnd 2 : ch3, tr on the next st, *tr2tog or tr dec on the next 2 sts*, repeat * 9 times, slst to the dc loop. fo with at least 8″ long yarn tail.Diagram: Using 2.5mm hook or recommended hook size for your choice of yarn. Round 1: Chain 8, this is deem as the first st of your tptr. To crochet a tptr: Yo 4 times, insert hook into the ring, yo, draw loop through (6 loops on hook), *yo, draw through 2 loops* 5 times. A finished tptr as the 2nd st of this round. Sl st to the 8th chain of the first st to complete 1st round. Round 2: Chain 3, yo twice and get ready to crochet a tr. Sl st to the 3rd chain.

Amigurumi | Koala I found a Koala Amigurumi Pattern in the Woman’s Day website and I have some off-white and gray organic cotton yarns on hand, so I made a pair of these small little stuffed koalas for my kids in reverse color. Some ideas to make it differently: 1. This adorable little koala is about 3-5″ tall only (depend on your yarn and the matching hook size), install a key ring on it’s head and turn it into a key chain, hang it to the bag’s zipper. 2. If we sew the limbs closer to the center of the body and insert 4 small strong magnets to the tip of each limb, you can make it “huggy” and hug on a tree branch or at the edge of your curtain or your pencil, ruler etc… 3. And, and…. instead of poly-fills, stuff beads into the body to weight it down and with the magnets of it limbs, it can be a cute memo holder on your desk too 4. Find the appropriate positions for the ears, approx at the center of the vertical cross section of the head, middle of the height. Lastly, stuff and sew the limbs to the body.

Giant Doily Rug Blown up your doily and move it from table to floor!!!! Giant doily rug or floor mat is one of the most wanted crochet rugs in the recent years since it was created and made well-known by Ladies & Gentleman. Look at it, doesn’t its sublimity spice up the floor and the home decor? The pattern I used is a modified 8-Point Poinsettia Doily from a Japanese crochet book, but basically you can use your favorite doily pattern to make it. . took part of the time since it comes in 200 feet each and I used 7 of them to make this. The total working hour to complete this doily rug is approximately 16 hours. Let’s jump to the crochet pattern after this and watch me how to join the braided cotton clothesline rope that has fiber core in it. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Amigurumi | Piggy Bun Pattern The story of these piggy buns began in October 2012….. It was supposed to be a challenge between my friend (Margaret) and I, where each of us need to come out a craft to make these cute little piggy buns (a picture inspired from the dimsum that I dined in). We set a deadline but I wasn’t able to make it due to my extreme busy lifestyle; copping for renovation, a day job, an updated high traffic blog (thank you, without you seeing this, it ain’t going to be), plus a family of 3 to take care of. So, Margaret went on with her project but I didn’t get anything done… woooppppsss…. and she did a great job, see her piggy bun here. Today, I am very thankful that Margaret shares her pattern here. She wrote the pattern in English/Japanese term and I converted it to US term. They are not only cute to display or become one of your ornaments, I found out one functional purpose of it. {Get detail tutorial and pattern on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Amigurumi | Owl - Mr. Murasaki Who doesn’t dream of making their own stuffed toy? Stuffed toy making can be from a few methods, besides sewing, AMIGURUMI (crochet or knit stuff doll) is one of the most popular methods. When I saw Mei Li’s blog (AmiguruMEI) for the first time, my jaw dropped. When I got to know that she designed her own amigurumi doll, I knew I need to know her more and introduce her to you. Visit her blog (AmuguruMEI) and you will know that I am not joking or exaggerate my statement. 1. My first amigurumi was a lamb in slumberland (though he looked more dead than anything, haha!). 2. My husband enjoys reading, so he’ll be with his book and I’ll be working on my half-finished doll – that’s one of the ways we spend time together. 3. 4. 5. There’s just something about working with yarn that gets me going. 6. 7. 8. I’m currently working on an exciting project that I’m not able to announce just yet, but I hope to be able to do so very soon! 9. 10. Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email:

Cookie, the Amigurumi Girl Free Pattern | Tales of Twisted Fibers I’m super excited to tell you that the pattern for Cookie, the amigurumi girl, the little cutie you all loved so much, is now ready for download :D And, as I had promised in my last post, the pattern is FREE for all you lovely, amigurumi lovers! Cookie is 8.5 inches tall and very, very mischievous. So should you decide to make one for yourself, be warned—she can be quite a handful. So, without further ado, here’s the link to the pdf. Click on the image to download If there’s one thing that gets me more excited than designing my own amigurumis is seeing what other crafters make with my patterns. Cheers! Like this: Like Loading...

Summer 2011 Rnd 1: In tan, make an adjustable ring and work 5 sc in the ring, do not join, place marker to mark the first stitch of the next rnd: 5 sc. Rnd 2: [2 Sc in each sc] 5 times: 10 sc. Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times: 15 sc. Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times: 20 sc. The wig cap will be crocheted to fit around the head stopping right before you get to the point where you start decreasing. After making the two arms and legs, the body will just be a torso, then the petals and wings will be crocheted and sewn on. Arms (make 2) Rnd 1: In flesh color, make an adjustable ring and work 6 sc in the ring, do not join, place marker to mark the first stitch of the next rnd: 6 sc. Legs (make 2) Rnd 1: In flesh color, make an adjustable ring and work 7 sc in the ring; join with slip st to first sc; place marker to mark the first stitch of the next rnd: 7 sc. Torso Petals (make 9) Wings (make 4)

Fairy Tale Poncho The Fairy Tale Poncho is my first adult garment design! It’s easier to make than it looks, and with it’s asymmetrical hem and mitered stitching, it’s designed to flatter larger bodies as well as smaller ones – and look as good with jeans and boots as it does with a crown and glass slippers! The Fairy Tale Poncho is made in four “rectangl-ish” shapes that are sewn together. It could be made seamlessly, but I chose to use these 4 seams specifically to add structure to the garment. Fairy Tale Poncho Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue and Favorites US – M/N, 9.00mm hook1250 – 1500 yds Worsted or Aran weight yarn (Lion Brand Heartland in Redwood shown)1 button3 stitch markerstapestry/yarn needleGauge (laid flat – will hang larger): 7 rows x 10 sts = 4″ in patternSizes: Small/Medium (Large/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X)Video tutorial: Seamless Join; Mattress Stitch RECTANGLE A: (Tip: Add a stitch marker to each of these pieces to help you remember which ones are A vs B) Row 4: Ch 2, dc in the 1st 41 sts.

Waffle Knit Snood Ready to wear If you have been following my blog you will have realised that I like to crochet. I learned to knit before I learned crocheting but I have never been very good- I think the main problem with knitting is it takes longer (ok, I should probably practise more!) and I’m not very patient person. I have had this chunky bamboo wool in my stash for a while now- it’s really soft. I made this for me but it looks like it may get shared with my husband since the colour and pattern are both very gender neutral and he likes how soft it is too! Waffle knit Pattern: Cast on any multiple of 3 + 1 stitches. Row 1: Slip st as if to knit, *p2, k1, repeat from * to end Row 2: Slip st as if to purl, *k2, p1, repeat from * to end Row 3: Slip st as if to knit, k to end Row 4: Slip st as if to purl, p to end Repeat rows 1-4 until you have the desired length for a snood or scarf. Snood inside out- I like it this way too! Like this: Like Loading...