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Standards and Guidelines for Crochet and Knitting

Standards and Guidelines for Crochet and Knitting
The publishers, fiber, needle and hook manufacturers and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council have worked together to set up a series of guidelines and symbols to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling and to patterns, whether they appear in books, magazines, leaflets or on yarn labels. Our goal is to make it easier for industry manufacturers, publishers and designers to prepare consumer-friendly products and for consumers to select the right materials for a project and complete it successfully. Included are: We urge manufacturers, publishers and designers, to adopt these guidelines. We received valuable input from allied associations in the United States, such as The National NeedleArts Association, the Crochet Guild of America, and The Knitting Guild Association, as well as designers and consumers.

Guild of America (CGOA) When you think CROCHET, think CGOA! Link to the best in crochet from classes, free pattern booklet and quarterly complimentary Crochet! magazines. Plus, link to over 3000 members, join a local chapter, take advantage of retail discounts, take part in design competitions, enroll in a Masters program, follow up on opportunities to become a professional contract crocheter … the possibilities are endless. Please feel free to view our site to learn more about us, our members and everything we have to offer. Casting On Stitches Also known as Double Cast-On or Continental Cast-On view video This is my favorite cast on method, I use it almost exclusively. It creates an even, stretchy edge that works well for stockinette stitch or for ribbing. It's easy to knit from, easy to pick up stitches from, and is also the fastest cast-on I know, once you get the hang of it. It's even faster than Single Cast-On when you take into account that this method creates an already knitted row (technically, anyway...but patterns don't count this row). Tip: When a pattern calls to "cast on loosely" (like sock cuffs and turtle necks), I will do this cast on over two needles held together as one. I usually give myself 12" of tail for every 20 stitches, more generously if it's bulky yarn. Alternative Method There is another method of working longtail cast-on, which is a slower to work, called the thumb method.

Crochet Patterns Thanks for visiting the crochet patterns section. Some are free and some are for purchase. instant download available on all via ravelry. Enjoy!Cuddle Critter Cape PatternsIntroducing my new line of Photography Props - Cuddle Critter Cape sets are for use in Newborn photography. Great for photographers to have on hand for sessions. Designed to make it simple if a baby is sleeping on their tummy just slide on the hat and you now have a cute little baby dressed up like your favorite critter or character. CRITTER CAPE Sets (comes with both hat and cape, equals one pattern) There are currently way to many patterns to list here! Thick and Quick HammockNewborn Photography Prop To purchase for an instant download click here -----> Thick and Thin Baby Beanieincludes- gnome, beanie with optional chinstrap To Purchase for an instant download click here-------> Calleigh's Comfy Head Wrap Pattern To purchase for an instant download click here-------->

Learn to Knit - How to Knit - Knitting Instructions All the instruction, tips and advice you need to learn how to knit. From casting on, knitting, purl and binding off to the basic tools and patterns for your first project, here's all the information new knitters need to be a success. Casting On There are many different methods of getting stitches on the needles, and every knitter seems to have her or his favorite. If you've never knit before, this is where you need to start. Basic Knitting Stitches and Styles There are two basic stitches involved in knitting: the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Increasing and Decreasing Once you've got the basics of straight knitting and purling down, there will come a time when you want to add or subtract stitches to add shape to a project. Finishing Now that you know how to cast on, knit and purl, you have to get those stitches off the needles to enjoy your knit projects. Knitting Embellishments Tips for Beginners Take some advice from knitters with more experience as you begin your knitting journey.

New Baby Crocheted Spring DressRhythm of the Home With so many baby girls being born to my friends in the upcoming months, I wanted to come up with a gift for all of their mothers to welcome their new additions. A pattern to celebrate baby girls. I designed this little going-home dress with spring in mind. Warm days that fade into chillier nights. It is lightweight, and airy, it would be perfect layered over a onesie and some leggings. The pattern as written and using the yarn described will fit anywhere between 0-3 months depending on the baby’s size. Yarn: Medium (4) (used for tutorial: Red Heart Super Saver) Hook: I Key: SS: Slip Stitch HDC: Half Double Crochet DC: Double Crochet SK: Skip CH: Chain SC: Single Crochet V Stitch: DC, CH1, DC in the same stitch Shell: 3 DC in the same stitch Pattern: Note: Each new row indicated by – before the first word of the sentence) -HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook, and HDC in every CH till the end of the row, CH 2, turn -Repeat the previous row again, but this time CH 3 at the end of the second row, turn Button:

Knitting Increases An increase is simply adding a stitch to the knitting. Consider all of the ways you could create a new loop of yarn on the needle. Each way is likely to have been named and used by someone. If I could use only three methods (and I pretty much do only use these three), they would be M1L, M1R, and Yarn Over (YO). The first two are the most discreet and invisible, and match each other symmetrically for the fussy among us. YO is, by contrast, intentionally visible: it creates a decorative hole in the knitting, which is used a lot in lace. The sampler below contains both increases and decreases. Make One Away This doesn't match the right side absolutely perfectly, but it is just fine for beginners. view continental videoview english video This is the easiest increase. Make One Left view continental videoview english video This creates the exact same stitch as Make One Away, it just does it tighter and more invisibly. Knit Right Loop view continental videoview english video

GANCHILLO ♥ Otros cursos preciosos que forman parte de "The crafter days" son los de GANCHILLO PARA EL HOGAR y GANCHILLO PARA BEBES impartidos por LE PETIT PAQUEBOT. Son cursos pensados para que aprendamos a hacer cosas para decorar nuestra casa o vestir a nuestros bebes...se pueden hacer cosas increibles!! Os dejo con el programa y no dudéis en escribirnos si queréis reservar plaza a casitadewendy@yahoo.com CURSO DE GANCHILLO PARA EL HOGAR Se requieren conocimientos mínimos de cadeneta y punto bajo Introducción, puntos avanzados (avellana, palomita, bucle, etc) Mantas: Granny square, jacquard, snowflake square Cojines: clásicos, con horquilla, tiras cruzadas, estilo japonés Ganchillo xl para alfombras de baño, pufs Mesa y mantel: mantelitos, tapetes, posavasos, cubre teteras, jarrones Puntillas y ribetes. Todos los materiales están incluidos, lanas, agujas etc… CALENDARIO: Viernes 21 y 28 de Octubre de 16:30h a 21:00h PRECIO: 120 E Todos los materiales están incluidos, lanas, hilaturas, agujas etc…

Summer 2006 Okay, so you've put hours and hours (and hours) into knitting and you've finished. Now to bind off. (Some people call it casting off because there's a lovely symmetry to "casting on, casting off", isn't there?) But which bind off? Do you usually bind off too tightly? I know I do. The most usual way to bind off is as follows: Knit two stitches then *insert the left hand needle into the front of the first stitch on the right needle, pull it over the second stitch and off the right hand needle. Knit another stitch*, then repeat from * to *. When you knit the stitches, the result is a row of V's, which are slightly facing the front of the work. Next couple of times you knit a gauge swatch, try casting off using knit stitches on the right side of stockingette stitch vs. the wrong side and see the difference. To bind off in purl from the right side, do the exact same thing, but purl the stitches instead of knitting them. Sometimes bind offs can be a bit tight. The decrease bind off Repeat * to *.

Segundo Proyecto Tejiendo Juntas Inicio | Blog Acrochet Chicas, aqui iniciamos nuestro segundo proyecto del tejiendo juntas. Esta vez haremos una prenda de vestir para adulto en talla S. Usaremos hilo de algodón, en mi caso he usado colores muy afines. Coral, amarillo y anaranjado. Todo esto irá combinado con blanco, que hace un hermoso contraste. Necesitamos aproximadamente 20 gramos de cada color de contraste y 250 de blanco. También necesitaremos un crochet acorde a nuestro hilo. No olviden de usar una tijera con buen filo y una aguja para meter los hilos. Necesitaremos tejer 18 movitos iguales para toda la prenda. Comenzamos segun nuestro primer video. Como vemos en el video primero debemos trabajar 18 argollitas de un solo color. Paso seguido, debemos completar el trabajo con la siguiente argolla teniendo este resultado. Espero como siempre sus avances a gisella@acrochet.com para poder publicarselos. Tags: crochet patrones gratis tejiendo juntas paso a paso

The Invisible Ribbed Bind Off For 1x1 Rib | KNITFreedom Video Tutorial I’m almost done putting my toe-up socks video e-book together, and I wanted to give you a sneak peek of my favorite technique: The stretchy, hemmed-edge invisible ribbed bind-off. You need a stretchy bind-off so you can get your foot into your toe-up sock. Watch the complete video tutorial for binding off two toe-up socks…. and go forth and bind off! Here’s how to do it (written instructions below the video: To do the invisible ribbed bind-off, cut a long tail of at least 6 times the circumference of the project you want to bind off. Set-Up: - go purlwise into stitch 1 (the stitch closest to the needle-tip) - go knitwise FROM THE BACK into stitch 2. Identify stitches 1, 2, 3, and 4. Repeat: 1) go knitwise into stitch 1, remove stitch from needle 2) go purlwise into stitch 3 3) go purlwise into stitch 2, remove stitch from needle 4) go knitwise FROM THE BACK into stitch 4 An easy mantra to repeat: 1) knit off purl, 2) purl off knit Tweet this:

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