How To Make A Crochet Magic Ring There is definitely a benefit to using a magic ring, or magic circle, over the traditional beginning chain that you slip stitch into a ring. What is it? There will be no space in the center of your project. It will completely “seal” and leave no hole. Here are the steps to making the magic ring. It may take some practice, so don’t give up! Step 1: Begin by making a backwards “J” with the end of your yarn. Step 2: Cross end of yarn behind your yarn coming from the skein. Step 3: At this point you will need to pinch/hold the yarn together where they cross. Step 4: Let yarn from skein fall behind loop. Step 5: Pull loop all the way through, and up to top of ring. Step 6: Using your middle finger (or any finger that is comfortable) continue to hold the loop you just made, to the top of the ring. Step 7: Chain 1 for sc & hdc patterns. Step 8: Crochet as many stitches in the ring as your pattern calls for. Step 9: Pull yarn end to seal circle. Happy Crocheting!
size charts Search Bev's Country Cottage Sizes for making various items Charts compiled by Bev Qualheim and friends! Hat sizes Baby measurements Foot Sizes/Lengths Sweater-measurements ages 2-14 Blanket sizes Head/hat Size Chart - knitted or crocheted hats should be made about 1- 1 1/2" smaller around than the head circumference, as the hats should stretch and sizes are not an exact science! April 2010 ~ Help with adding metric equivalents thanks to: Cynde Sadler Dec 2011 ~ Children's Sweater measurements added Metric equivalent converter IMPORTANT! On newborn hats I plan to fold up about 1" for a brim, on adult hats I usually figure 2" - 3" or so for a brim, but this varies according to personal preference. Preemies (I have been told by many NICU nurses that Bev's Baby Ribs hat ideal hat to knit for preemies and newborns because it has so much stretch and will fit several sizes of babies.) Newborns Head Circumference 13" - 14 " 33-36cm; hat circ = 11.5" - 13" Hat height = 5.5 to 6" 13-15 cm Foot Sizes
Tunisian Crochet How-To… Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch Welcome friends! This is my first How-To blog post and I am excited to share with you. I am going to show you how to Tunisian Crochet. Some of you may have heard of it and others maybe not. Either way, you will learn how to do it today! Tunisian Crochet is a fabulous way of mixing crocheting and knitting. To start off, you need a Tunisian Crochet hook. As you can see, it’s a long crochet hook… … with a stopper at the end like a knitting needle. If you can’t get your hands on one of these, you can use one of your regular crochet hooks. As far as yarn, feel free to use whatever you have on hand that will work with your hook. Stitches Ch– Chain Yo– Yarn over Sts- Stitches Sk– Skip Sl St– Slip Stitch Did you notice there’s no single, double, treble (etc.) crochets? A big thing you need to know and keep in mind as you do this is that you will go back and forth on your work and never turn. The Forward Pass you will be working right to left and The Return Pass you will work left to right. Chain 15
Carina's craftblog: No foundation chain crochet tutorial No foundation chain crochet tutorial Did you know that you can make crochet rows without the foundation chain? It was news to me until very recently. Anyway, here's the tutorial. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Now we are starting to see a pattern, right? Here's what a (small) no foundation chain row looks like. And here are example swatches of no foundation chain and foundation chain. Labels: crochet, tutorial scribbled by Carina 5/23/2008 07:00:00 PM Please note: as of December 2009 this blog has moved to carinascraftblog.wardi.dk, and commenting has been disabled on this version of the blog. Clicking on the links in this dropdown menu will take you to the page of the chosen month on the new version of this blog.
Crocodile Stitch ...so I came across a lovely pattern on www.ravelry.com that included using, what they called, the Crocodile Stitch. Firstly, I have no problem paying for a pattern that someone has created and posted on the internet. I have no problem paying for an item that I don't want to make myself, from the internet. BUT, I don't think there is any reason to have to pay to learn a stitch. So I really loved this "Crocodile Stitch", but couldn't find it anywhere in an This video, however, only shows how to create the first row, and not the second row and so forth. So to be a good citizen, I will share my method with you, so that you can have a lovely scarf for yourself and your loved ones. Crocodile Stitch Scarf Medium: Crochet Tools: You can use whatever yarn/hook combination you want. l Hobby Lobby. Gauge: Whatever you want! Abbreviations: ch - chain, DC - double crochet Create slip knot. * For the scarf I made above, I chained 18. DC in 3rd chain from hook. Ch 1. 5 DC in first DC Ch 1. 5 DC in second DC.
Still Trying to Customize Hat Sizes Yes, I'm still trying to customize hat sizes. Over the last few months, I've gotten numerous comments and questions about hats sizes. Considering we all crochet with different tensions/ gauges, it's impossible to give definite numbers of stitches. The charts are great but they do not tell us when to stop increasing. I've decided to get all of Ireland's hats that I've made for her since birth to use for my experiment. This is a general chart, but still pretty helpful...Better than nothing. Age Diameter of circle Newborn 4 inches 3-6 months 5.5 inches 9-12 months 6-6.5 inches 24 months 6.5-6.75 inches Toddler and small child 7 inches Adult woman 7.25-7.5 inches For instance if you are making a hat for a 12 month old... increase until you have a circle that measures 6-6.5 inches across, then continue to crochet each round evenly with no increases. The hat in the photo above will be for a child about a year old. The finished length will also vary according to age Age Finished Length Newborn 5 inches
Crochet Sphere Pattern Calculator This is a crochet sphere pattern generator. It's easy to crochet a rough approximation of a sphere, but for mathematically inclined people this is the only method that gives real satisfaction. I'm far from being an experienced crocheter but I've been able to make some quite satisfactory spheres this way (picture on the right). If you have comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me. To get a customized pattern, simply enter the circumference of the sphere and press the button. NEW: Try the Crochet Lathe: Simply draw the outline and the program will generate the pattern. The Thumb Trick: Sometimes called an afterthought thumb, I first read about it in Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac. I really like this method because it's seamless; sometimes when patterns have you place stitches on a holder and then cast on the top stitches you can get an odd seam right in the crease where your thumb meets the hand, and that can be uncomfortable. The only trouble that some people may have with this method is that you cannot immediately try on your mitten in progress, as you can with mittens where the stitches are put on holders. But if you want to you can just knit a few more rows and then pick up the stitches instead of waiting until the mitten is done, threading the waste yarn through them so you can try on your mittens as you knit. The trick: Knit to where you want to place the thumb hole, and take a length of contrasting yarn, and knit the thumbhole stitches with it instead of your working yarn: (see the working yarn, still on the right-hand side of the work?) Ta da!
How to make crochet ball How to make crocheted beads in a few easy steps. Many time people asked me to write this tutorial and finally it's here. These crochet balls you can make in all the colours of the rainbow and in any size.It is a very good idea for beginners to start out with thick yarn and a large hook so they can practice before going down to the skinnier threads and crochet hooks. Make a loop a few inches from the end of your yarn.Take the loop where two threads overlap, between your left thumb and forefinger. Insert hook into the loop from front to back. Draw up a loop.Make a chain. Insert the hook into the loop, so you are crocheting over a loop and the yarn tail. Draw up a loop to begin your first SC. Complete the SC. Continue to crochet over a loop and the yarn tail until you have 6-8 SC (quantity depends of diameter of your bead and thickness of yarn) Grab the yarn tail and pull to draw the center of the ring tightly closed.Begin your second round by crocheting into the first stitch of the first round.
Granny Square pattern, with pictures (scene one, take two) Edit #2 (late November 2006): I've noticed on several forums that a lot of people are using my rectangle granny square pattern. Seen the comment that people are worried about the long sides of the afghan narrowing while the corners on the short ends stick out. This is perfectly normal. Once your afghan starts getting bigger the weight of the afghan will make things even out. EDIT: November 2006 -- I've found several of my pictures in other sites on the internet...I dont mind people giving out the LINK to my blog, but I do mind people lifting my pictures and claiming that the items in the pictures were personally made by them. I'll be gradually putting copyright info on my pictures, altho, it's probably a little late now... Here's hoping the power doesnt go all wonky on me again (and it could...there's a heck of a wind storm going on outside) I had posted the pattern for the Giant Rectangle granny square pattern a few months back, but never got the pictures posted. Round 1:ch 48
Double Knitting - Knitting Community Double knitting is the exception to many knitting rules. You can double knit a stockinette scarf, and it will lay flat instead of curling. Color knitting will be reversible, showing a negative of the image on the back of the work instead of floats. How is this possible? Cast on Cast on with double the number of stitches The cabled cast on is great for double knitting because it creates a flexible edge. Cast on with yarn held double You could also use the cast on of your choice, but with the yarn held double. How to Double Knit Single color double knitting instructions This is the easiest way to do double knitting Cast on an even number of stitches *Knit 1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, repeat from * across the row Repeat stitch pattern on each row Bind off (using any method) Double knitting with one color in the front and one color in the back Bring both yarns to the front and purl the next stitch with only the contrast color Repeat these two stitches across the row