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Which Foundation Stitch? and Why?

Which Foundation Stitch? and Why?

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!

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:

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 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

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.

tutorial Buongiorno amiche colorate :) prima di partire con il prossimo progetto del nostro gilet a piastrelline dedico un post alla realizzazione di questa facile borsa. Ho scelto per voi questo modello a sacca ,semplice da lavorare e molto carino da mettere in primavera . Ho usato i nostri filati principessa in questi bellissimi colori + un filato bouclè e uno mohair grigio chiaro Se volete anche voi lo stesso kit con i due filati omaggio (mohair + bouclè ) inviate una @ a costo del kit euro 9,60 + spese spedizione Lavorazione con uncinetto 3-4 Il manico è in pelle e costa euro 4,90 x 50 centimetri Per la fodera vi consiglio di usare tessuti di cotone pesante ,io come sempre uso tessuti ikea - consiglio 60 cm x 1,50 di altezza del tessuto questa è la pelle utilizzata per fare il manico della mia sacca Realizza 3 piastrelle granny di misura 40 x 40 Le nostre 3 piastrelle pronte per essere unite piega le piastrelle in questo modo Unisci le piastrelle con un giro di punto basso

Crochet Pattern Octopus Bracelet (free) Why octopus? I've been crocheting the bracelet in a cafe with a friend of mine. She asked me, "what are you making? an octopus?" Skill level: Advanced beginner. Supplies: Crochet thread #10, crochet hook US 10 (1.30 mm). Yarn ideas: Aunt Lidia’s cotton thread #10, Aunt Lidia’s Bamboo crochet thread #10, Royale Classic crochet thread, DMC Traditions cotton thread #10. Gauge: 9 stitches & 9 rows equal 1x1” square is single crochet stitches. Finished size: Length of the bracelet can be adjusted to your own measures. Approximate time to complete this project: 1 hour. Abbreviations and stitches used: Ch – chain, (chs – chains), Sc - single crochet, Sl st - slip stitch, st – stitch, (sts - stitches). Please note: This pattern is written in standard American terms. Pictures in this pattern refer to the row (round) described directly above them. Start by measuring your wrist. Bracelet “buckle”: Row 1: In main color, ch 10. Row 3-9: Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st. (9 sc.) Fasten off. Row 1: Ch 10. Join with sl st.

Crochet a Pouchy Pouch! This is an easy project for the crochet beginner or a seasoned hooker! All you need to know is how to chain and single crochet. These are really cute necklace pouches. Useful? Well, who knows. I came up with this pattern because I wanted to practice crocheting with the new linen yarn I bought. I used Habu Textiles linen yarn, but you could use embroidery thread or something similar in weight. Here goes: Supplies: Size C hook or #2 Habu Linen Yarn or embroidery thread Large eye needle for weaving in ends Scissor Ch 11 R1: SC in 2nd chain from hook. Continue crocheting each row as Row 1 until the piece measures approx. 4 inches. Now you're going to construct your pouch. Continue SC in each stitch along the bottom (you could crochet a cute edge here) until you reach the end. Now you will make the strap. CH 200 or as long as you'd like your strap. You're going to make the strap stronger now. Your Pouchy Pouch is now ready to wear.

Cobblestone Square Hi All, I have a new design to share with you... Before I get to the new pattern I want to apologise for the lack of posts lately; my last post was 6 weeks ago! I'm afraid I've been a bit disenchanted with the whole blogging and designing experience... I've been aware of another blog, in German, who has done a translation of my lily pad hexagon flower, complete with a photographic tutorial - pretty much a copy, picture by picture of mine, for a few months now. Only I kept seeing it pinned on pinterest, and when I saw a couple of pins with the comment "pattern only in german, but with good pictures" I'm afraid my anger bubbled to the surface and I looked at the blog post again and with the help of google translate deciphered the post to find out if she mentioned the original source at all. This is the original, on this page I found this flower. Something at least I guess... but I still feel that the original creditation should be within the body of her post. Happy crocheting everyone! Karen