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
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?
Newborn Ballcap Pattern I've made many ballcaps using a light weight baby yarn, however I wanted to use a worsted weight yarn. I adapted the pattern to compensate for the different yarn and wanted to share the end result. I haven't had this pattern tested, hopefully it is clear and error-free. Please contact me if you find any problems with it or have difficulties understanding the directions. Enjoy Newborn Ballcap Create this adorable ball cap for the littlest player in your life. DESIGNED BYHelen Heaverin SKILL LEVELEasy FINISHED SIZENewborn GAUGE8 dc and 5 rows = 2” MATERIALS· Caron Simply Soft 3 oz. (85 g) skein1 skein Soft Blue (makes approx. 2 caps)· Size F/5/3.75 mm crochet hook or size to obtain gauge· Tapestry needle · Stitch markers SPECIAL STITCHES Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): YO, insert hook from front to back around post of dc on previous rnd. PATTERN NOTESBeg Ch-3 counts as dc. Starting at the top of cap, Ch 5, sl st to form ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join: 12 dc.
How To Crochet: Broomstick Lace You can use a very large knitting needle for bigger loops and you can create different rows with different size stitches. The only stitch that you need to know is single crochet, can you believe it? For this tutorial, I used my favorite crochet thread in size 3 with a size C crochet hook and a size 17 knitting needle. The usual grouping of stitches is 4 to 6. Your initial chain will vary in length depending on how many groups of stitches you want to make. Chain 20. Insert crochet hook into each chain, yarn over and bring the loop up onto the knitting needle. You should now have 20 loops on your knitting needle. In groups of 5, gather the stitches off the knitting needle. Now begin to draw up your working yarn and chain 1 to close the group. Now make 5 single crochets in the space for the gathered stitches. Continue across row gathering 5 stitches, and making 5 single crochets in each group. Now 4 groups of 5 stitches made. Hook a loop onto your knitting needle at the working end of your row.
Pattern: Dragon It’s the Year of the Dragon this year! To celebrate, crochet your own fire-breathing cuties in a rainbow of colours for yourself or for your friends! Materials: green yarn (I used Patons Grace in Ginger)2.00 mm crochet hookyarn needlefiberfillbeige felt (for wings and scaled body), dark brown felt (for horns), and pink felt (for cheeks)7.5 mm safety eyesblack embroidery floss (for mouth), white embroidery floss (for fang), tan embroidery floss (for scaled body)glue gunfabric glue Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds). Using green yarn, Chain 7 (this is the foundation chain) R1: Starting from second chain from hook, Sc 6 in back loops of foundation chain. ***To see a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet around a foundation chain, please see HERE! R2: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts) R3: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (24 sts) R4: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30 sts) R5: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (36 sts) R6-8: Sc 36 R12-R16: Sc 54
How to Crochet with Pop-Tops Crochet a Flower With Pull Tabs For crafters who want to know how to crochet with pull tabs, we've come up with this free crochet pattern that will teach you how to crochet a flower. This is our first DIY project and it's a good introduction to recycled crafts. This crochet flower can be made into a Christmas tree ornament, a brooch or incorporated into a larger project. To download a printable version, click here » Step 1: Materials & Tools 6 pull tabs Crochet thread (1 or 2 colors). Step 2: Prepare Your Pull Tabs Choose tabs that are in good condition. Step 3: Start Crocheting Begin crocheting the center of the flower using a single stitch to cover the 'thin side' of the tab (top figure) (the side that's pulled when a can is opened). Step 4: Connect the Circle Pull the line of tabs into a circle and crochet them together (top figure). Step 5: Add Color to the 'Petals' Cover the outer ring of the pull-tab using a double stitch with different colored thread. Step 6: Cover and Connect
Welcome to the Craft Yarn Council and Warm Up America! 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.
You Can Crochet With Sheets I don't know about you, but this is my perfect vision of summer! Well of course I'd like to be sitting next to a beautiful lake with an iced coffee, but for now I'm quite happy sitting next to our largish wading pool with a gorgeous mountain view beyond. You see, when you need to watch your kids in the pool, there's nothing better than a little (or a lot in my case) crocheting! In fact I'm probably the only mother begging her kids to get into the pool, so that I can have an excuse to relax with my current favorite craft! If you're wondering what ever happened to the crocheting with t-shirt yarn, well suffice it to say I ran out of yarn, and my little rug turned out to be so lopsided that I had to tear about 1/3 of it out. Not to worry, you'll see the results sometime. Now before you start dreaming of crocheted rugs everywhere, I should tell you that you'll need quite a few sheets! You'll Need: How To: Remove all elastic from fitted sheets and cut corner seem so you'll have a flat piece.
Joining Amigurumi When making amigurumi, you will often need to join an open-ended crocheted piece (e.g. the top of a leg or tail or a muzzle) to a closed crocheted piece (e.g. the body or head). Sewing these together neatly can be tricky and can make the difference between a cohesive finish and an untidy messy join. In this tutorial I will demonstrate the method I developed for sewing pieces together neatly, with an almost invisible join. Both pieces are usually the same colour, but, for the purpose of this tutorial, I will be joining an open-ended brown piece (right) to a closed grey piece (left): You will usually have a long yarn end left over from the open-ended piece to sew the two pieces together. Hold the two pieces together in their final position, with the yarn end towards you. Begin the first stitch into the main piece, just outside the place where the two pieces touch: Draw the yarn all the way through so there is no slack, but do not pull it overly tight. I hope you find this tutorial useful!