Tournicote...à cloche-pied 10 Crochet Tips I Wish I Had Known From The Start This list is essentially everything I wish I knew when I started out. It is largely inspired by an email I received asking for tips and advice for beginners. 1. Right and wrong sides For an item worked flat in regular stitches it does not really matter. When crocheting in the round there is a right and wrong side, and it makes a difference. 2. You are going around in a spiral. 3. Color change when working flat: On the stich before the color change, yarn over in the new color. If you are switching two colors back and forth frequently, then you don’t have to cut the yarn every time. When you are ready to switch to the other color just drop that yarn back and pick up the other one. 4. To fix the strong jagged line when color changing in the round: On the stitch before the color change, yarn over the new color. 5. Again hold the tails against the top of the unworked stitches. 6. Amigurumi dolls are usually done with worsted weight yarn and between a 3.5 and 4.5 mm hook. 7. Pin first. 8. 9.
Divine Cupcakes All of the cuteness, none of the guilt. My knitting group meets at Eugene's first cupcakery, The Divine Cupcake. Organic, vegan and amazing. Flavors like Cherry Bomb, The Electric Pumpkin, Thai Me Up and my favorite Peanut Butter Cup. Inspired to knit cupcakes and the fact that Valentines Day is approaching I wanted something cute and sweet. Knit in the round, these little cupcakes "bake" up in just a couple of hours and are guaranteed to make someone smile. Divine Cupcakes size US 4 (3.5mm) needles- double point or circular- use whichever method you prefer to knit in the round 3 colors worsted yarn fiber filling embroidery floss size 6 seed beads Cupcake: CO with Color A 6sts, join in round. 1: *kfb* 12sts 2: knit 3: *k2, m1* 18sts 4: knit 5: *k3, m1* 24sts 6: knit 7: *k4, m1* 30sts Knit for 10 rows. Frosting: Switch to Color B 1: *k5, m1* 36sts 2: *yo, k2tog* 3: knit 4: Create picot edge: Pick up stitch directly 2 rows below (same row as color change.) 5-6: knit 7: *k4, k2tog* 30sts 8: knit 10: knit Cherry:
How To Change Colors In Crochet By Rachel Choi – 123 Comments If you are new to crochet, here are some tips on how to change colors in your crochet work. The basic idea is to simply let go of the yarn you are currently using and pick up the new yarn that you want to use. Sounds easy enough, right? Let’s explore some examples! This tutorial is for both right and left handed people. Changing Colors In a Chain Suppose you want to change the color in the middle of a chain. Changing Colors in Crochet Stitches Sometimes you may want to change colors after a certain crochet stitch. Yarn over (as you normally would) Pull the yarn through one loop on your hook (as you normally would) Now let go of the yarn and hold the new strand of yarn against your work. Yarn over with the new color of yarn. Pull the yarn though both loops on your hook. You can now use the new strand of yarn to continue your work. To change colors during different crochet stitches, the rule of thumb is to change the color during the last yarn over in the stitch.
Fun Flower Pillow Author by Michelle Grissam Introduction This cheery, cuddly pillow is sure to brighten even the dullest day. Materials List Sport Weight Baby Yarn, 2 colors A & B (pick your favorites!) Notes I used 2 colors for the front of the flower and one single color for the back. The Pattern Flower Pillow Body (make 2) *Do not join rounds; use a piece of yarn or safety pin to mark the first stitch of each round* With Color A: Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring Rnd 1. ch 1, 9 sc in ring (9 sc total) Rnd 2. 2 sc in each sc around (18) Rnd 3. Rnd 14. 1st Petal Row 19. sc in each of the next 21 sc, turn (21) Row 20. ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 19 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn (23) Row 21. ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 21 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn (25) Row 22. ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn Row 23-24. repeat row 22 Row 25. ch 1, dec over next 2 sc, sc in each sc across w/ dec over last 2 sc, turn (23) Row 26-35. repeat row 25 (3) Row 36. sc in each sc across *Fasten off*
Free Crochet Videos: Tunisian & Traditional There exists over 40 types of known crochet techniques in the world. Tunisian, traditional, cro-tat, filet, hairpin lace, and crochet on the double are amongst the most popular. Each has been passed down from preceding generations, which reinforces the argument that one-on-one instructional methods are vital for its continued use. These free crochet video tutorials serve to further the art of crochet, as well as aid the beginner crochet enthusiast in learning this craft. Our videos and images are for your personal use only. To begin, click one of the links to the left for Tunisian or Traditional crochet videos.
Giant Amigurumi Toadstool Pattern! Believe it or not I have been making good progress on my list of unfinished projects. This bad boy was one that I had been consistently working on in between other projects for about a year (yeah, I know). This thing is huge! Materials: Size G, 4.5 mm Crochet Hook 1 Skein each Red Heart Classic Acrylic Yarn in Red, Black, and Off-White (This really doesn't use a whole skein of yarn; if you have some good-size leftover balls they should be fine.) 1 Sheet White Craft Felt Off-White or Grey Embroidery Thread Batting Tacky Glue Handfull of Weights (I like to use the inexpensive glass pebbles found in the floral department at craft stores.) Abbreviations: rnd - Round ch - Chain sc - Single Crochet slst - Slip Stitch dec - Decrease Rnd 1: Beginning with the red yarn, start your first round with a magic loop, then crochet 6 sc into the loop, join to the first sc with a slst, and pull the loop tight. (6 sc) We will not be joining the other rounds; just work them in a seamless spiral.
Pendue au crochet © Photo Carole Ventura L'origine du crochet est incertaine. Les théories s'affrontent sur le fait de savoir s'il est né en Chine -on y trouve très tôt des poupées réalisées au crochet-, au Pérou -on retrouve sa trace en Amérique du Sud où certaines tribus primitives utilisaient des parures au crochet dans les rites de la puberté-, en Tunisie, en Egypte ou au Royame du Danemark.Certains pensent qu'il proviendrait d'Arabie d'où il se serait diffusé vers l'Est jusqu'en Anatolie, dans la région du Pamir, en Ouzbékistan, au Thibet... où il se pratique un art de la chaussette au crochet jacquard connu sous le nom de Jourab, Jurabi ou encore dzhuraby, puis vers l'ouest jusqu'en Espagne. En définitive il aurait suivi la route de la soie ainsi que les itinéraires commerciaux arabes à destination des autres pays méditerranéens. © Photo Larisa Vilenksy Via Project Gutenberg En Norvège, la technique du crochet s'appelle pjoning et se pratique (ou se pratiquait ?) Via Knitting in the Swamp