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Which Foundation Stitch? and Why?

Which Foundation Stitch? and Why?

Standing Double Crochet - Joining Without the Slip Stitch and Chain! The Standing Double Crochet stitch is one I came to late – and I wish I’d known about it years earlier! It’s not a stitch that you’ll usually find specified in a pattern, and as such it has no standard abbreviation. What it is, is a technique – one that will allow you to start a new row on a crochet project without having to use the telltale “join with a slip stitch and chain 3” – and I can’t wait to share it with you! Video Tutorial: Standing Double Crochet – Right Handed Left Handed Photo Tutorial for the Standing Double Crochet Step 1: Hold the yarn end with the last two fingers of your hook-holding hand. So what do you think? NOTE: Several different people have now written to me, claiming that they invented this technique.

Tutorial for crochet roses One of the first things I crocheted was roses. I saw cute brooches and I decided that I should have at least one)I found some tutorials in Internet here and hereMy first rose I don't want to show you) It was so strange and not much to look at) The second was better and after that all my roses was beautiful. So If you have problem doing it try again and you will have perfect rose! Depending on the thickness of yarn rose can be smaller or bigger. When you buy yarn in the shop ask also which number of hook you should use for it.This rose you can use to create cute brooch. or on the scarf or for decorate simple sweater: You can make bobby pins or elastic hair ties for your daughter: So let's begin! 1. 2. 3. 4. 6 DC in the chain space, Single crochet in the small space between two spaces. 6 DC in chain space. 5.

Crochet School Sorry I've taken so long to post this very last post of the crochet school series. Would you believe me if I said I don't want it to end? haha That's not the real reason, although it is a little weird to be writing the last crochet school post (for now). I've just been busy designing new patterns and crocheting my butt off for the craft show I'm in next month, Deluxe. I was also waiting for all of you to have time to put in questions you want answered in this post. Let's cover those questions first: Carly asked "I think you mentioned that you can weave in ends with a hook. Hi carly, Since you're making a blanket, I would probably just try to find a bigger needle. Nia asked "I understand how to make the corners when seaming horizontally but what about vertically.. do we skip the corners and just seam the sides? Since you only do one corner from each side when seaming horizontally, you'll pick up those other two corners when you to the vertical stitches. Don't be afraid to ask for help!

Chainless Starting Double Crochet in the Round The Chainless Starting Double Crochet method of starting rows is the perfect way to avoid the wimpy 3 ch turning chain. And the previous tutorial for it was a hit! But some of you had a question – how does this stitch work in the round? Chainless Starting DC in the Round Tutorial (Sorry about the title card there – Mr Moogly is out of town for his day job, I’ll have him fix it asap! So essentially, it’s exactly the same as working the CSDC in rows! I didn’t make another photo tutorial, as the one on the original post shows it quite well. Thanks for watching!

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

What Every New or Beginner Knitter & Crocheter Needs to Know June 20th, 2012 by Zontee If you’re beginning to knit or crochet, you may have noticed that there are a TON of resources online that help you along your way. BUT sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what you need to know (or what you should be asking questions about). Here are some of our most useful blog posts for beginners, organized by topic. Read through each of them and you’ll have a better sense of the basic skills that you’ll need for every project! Just the Basics Yarn Tools Patterns & Projects

Crocheting For Dummies Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet You’re never too old or too young to discover crochet. The skills you master, the benefits you receive, and the beautiful heirlooms you create can last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. Common International Crochet Symbols and Crochet Stitch Abbreviations Check out the following quick reference guide to the International Crochet Symbols and the abbreviations (in parentheses) for common crochet stitches. Abbreviations for Common Crochet Terms So they stay free of clutter, crochet patterns feature a lot of abbreviations for common crochet terms. approximately (approx) begin(ning) (beg) between (bet) contrast color (CC) centimeter(s) (cm) decrease(s)(d)(ing) (dec) follow or following (foll) gram or grams (g) inch or inches (in.) Making and Measuring a Gauge Swatch before You Crochet Making sure your stitches are consistently the right size is very important when crocheting. Follow these steps to make and measure a gauge swatch before you crochet:

Crochet Tutorial: Granny Squares I fell in love to Granny Square!!! Where did the name come from? Must be related from a granny that designed and made it, I searched but can’t find, even wikipedia didn’t tell…. Granny Square is a kind of patch-working in crochet where we can literally put any color combinations we like to make it a square (or a triangle or any symmetrical shapes you can design) and patch them together to form a project. There are many types of granny square, from plain basic square to sunburst flower square to emboss 3D flower square… you name it….the variations are unlimited. Anyway, the one I am showing how to crochet is another variation, where I crochet double crochet [dc] in between to reduce the gap in between each dc cluster. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Knitting Tips "Dear SweaterBabe, I have a problem with sewing my side seams. They never look professional. I am not accurate with what stitch to go in to get a thin seam. Yup. -- If you are using non-basic yarn, i.e. something that is furry, nubby, thick and thin, has eyelashs, etc., then you might be better off using a basic yarn in a matching shade to do your sewing. -- Another great reason to use a matching basic cotton or wool yarn to seam with is that you can undo your seams more easily if you use a different yarn. -- If you are making a sweater (and are using a basic yarn that you can seam with), leave extra long tails when you cast on. -- Generally when seaming, you will be matching up your pieces with the front sides facing each other. -- A back stitch is ideal for sewing solid, firm seams. * Now, insert your needle again, BUT start about halfway to the RIGHT of where the last BACK STITCH ended, i.e. about a quarter inch to the right. -- And what I tell many beginners - don't rush! Hey!

Crochet Tip of the Week: Seamless finishing when working in the round Today, I am lucky enough to be part of an amazing, hilarious, raunchy, outrageous group of women who get together and craft every Wednesday night. The Oak Street Hookers take turns bringing a treat, some of us bring a drink (or two), and we teach each other everything we know. It’s the highlight of my week, and keeps me sane! But for the ten years before that, I did all my crocheting and knitting alone – barring the five minute crash course that started it all. I am self taught, and I struggled through books and “how to knit for kids” videos from the library for years. The first thing I ever knit! Then youtube and Ravelry came along and taught me a few more tricks.So to add to the wealth of knowledge out there, one of my fellow hookers and I made a video and uploaded it to youtube. Feel free to make fun of my Midwestern accent (I clearly learned to say “yarn” while living near Chicago!)

How to Crochet: Star Stitch By Erin Burger – 96 Comments Out there in Crochet Land there are many ‘special’ stitches that I call ‘YO Stitches’ (the abbreviation for yarn over is yo). These stitches include the popcorn stitch, the bobble stitch, the puff stitch etc…etc… My favorite of these type of stitches is the star stitch. This tutorial is for both right and left handed people. Start by chaining a multiple of 3, then add 1 more chain. Row 1: pull up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 4 ch, yo and pull through all 6 stitches on hook (where will be a total of 6 loops, disregard error in this first photo which only shows 5), ch 1 to close star. This is your first star and it should look like this (continue on with pattern) * Pull up a loop in ch-1, pull up a loop in last ch of star just made, pull up a loop in each of the next 3 ch, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 to close star, repeat from * across, hdc in last ch. Row 2: ch 2, turn, 3 hdc in each ch-1 from the previous row, ch3 turn.

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

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