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Standing Double Crochet - Joining Without the Slip Stitch and Chain!

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. Related:  Virka

Chainless Starting Double Crochet: Video and Photo Tutorial This little crochet trick has been invented and reinvented repeatedly over the years! And the Chainless Starting Double Crochet stitch IS tricky – it definitely takes some practice. But it’s worth it, because it tricks the eye – and makes the telltale starting chain obsolete! Learn how to make it in this tutorial! Now don’t get this stitch confused with the Standing Double Crochet! Chainless Starting Double Crochet Video Tutorial – Right Handed Left Handed Chainless Starting Double Crochet Written Instructions The Chainless Starting Double is worked as the first st of a row, to replace a chain 2 or chain 3 start – the usual method of working the “first dc” of a row. To make the stitch, pull up the loop on the hook to the height of a normal dc st. Hold the forefinger of your hook-holding hand on top of the stretched loop, against the hook, so it can’t move. Yarn over the hook with the stretched loop, so that the loop is wrapped around the hook as shown below.

Larksfoot Crochet Pattern Stitch - Baby Afghan Larksfoot Crochet Stitch - Baby Afghan Video Tutorial: Larks Foot Crochet Stitch - Baby AfghanVideo Tutorial: Larksfoot Crochet Pattern Stitch Left Hand Tutorial Written by Teresa Richardson Extended or Long Double Crochet - This is where you will work a double crochet several stitches below the row you are on. Multiple: 4 You will add 4 chains for each segment of the pattern stitch that you want to add to the width. Example: If you want to make a baby afghan with a size I/5.5mm crochet hook, 4-ply yarn, you will chain 108. Ch 31Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in next CH, *CH 1, SK 1 CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 CH. Row 2: CH 3, 1 DC in EA of next 2 DC, *CH 1, SK CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 DC. Row 3: CH 4, this will count as the first DC, CH 1, Sk the next DC, DC in the next DC, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. Row 4: CH 4, this will count as the first DC, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC, *CH 1, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC . Repeat rows 3-6.

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. To get started with crocheting, you need to decode crochet symbols and abbreviations so you can follow patterns with ease, and you need to find out what gauge is (and why it’s so important). 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.) - Sytt, stickat och virkat. Låt kreativiteten flöda. Vid frågor eller förfrågningar, kontakta mig på Virkat fåglar, hittade inget mönster så jag fick göra ett eget. Det kommer längre ner om du också vill virka fåglar :) Jag har virkat med Tilda Multigarn, nål 3. Gör så här: Börja med vingarna. - Gör en magisk ring med 6 fm - 2 fm i varje fm varvet ut (12m) - 2 fm i varannan fm varvet ut (18 m) Kroppen: - Gör en magisk ring med 6 fm - 2 fm i varje fm varvet ut (12m) - 2 fm i varannan fm varvet ut (18 m) - 2 fm i var tredje fm varvet ut (24 m) - 2 fm i var fjärde fm varvet ut (30 m) - 2 fm i var femte fm varvet ut (36 m) - 5 varv fm (36 m) Nu ska du virka med vingarna. - Därefter påbörjar du minskningarna, virka ihop den femte och sjätte maskan, varvet ut (30 fm) - Virka ihop fjärde och femte maskan, varvet ut (24 fm) - Virka tre varv med 24 fm - Virka ihop tredje och fjärde maskan, varvet ut (18 fm) - Fyll med vadd - Virka ihop andra och tredje maskan, varvet ut (12 fm) - Virka ihop två maskor åt gången (6 fm), spara en bit tråd så att du kan sy ihop hålet. Stjärtfjädern: Brodera dit en nos. Katt

Tutorial: Foundation Single Crochet This foundation single crochet tutorial is broken down by each teeny-tiny step and includes a quick video demonstration at the end. When I first attempted to learn this technique from a magazine, I had pretty good illustrations to go by, but I was still totally confused by the whole thing. It took me 3 or 4 tries over a couple of months to even feel confident that I was doing this correctly. Hopefully with photos of each step, you'll be able to learn this a little easier than I did. Foundation single crochet is a wonderful technique. For using a foundation single crochet row in the middle of your crochet piece, like the handles of my handbag or the armholes in a sweater, check out my foundation single crochet supplement. Foundation crochet stitches were developed by (or popularized by - I haven't actually seen his book, so I don't know if he came up with this himself or if he discovered the technique from another source) Bill Elmore. The reasons foundation stitches awesome are: 1. 2. 3.

Free Crochet Pattern: Knock Around Hat - Crochet Zone It seems everywhere I look these days someone is doing a “knit look” crochet pattern. I do knit, but crochet is so much faster and so these patterns are very welcome indeed! Most of the stitching looks like the traditional garter and stockinette stitches which are lovely, but I wanted to try my hand at something that looked a little more textured. The Knock Around Hat is a basic beanie sized from newborn to adult, that has a texture similar to a knitted embossed or moss stitch and the band is reminiscent of fair isle. This post contains affiliate links Knock Around Hat! Size: 3 Month to Adult Materials: • Light Worsted Weight yarn • Main color (Color 1): 80 – 150 yards • 3 Contrast colors (Color 1; 2; 3): small amount of each • Hook: I/5.50 mm; J/6.00 mm • Yarn needle for weaving ends Gauge: See “Gauge Check” measurements in pattern to check gauge. Notes: Crochet Tips: click on the tip below for a tutorial• Fastening off neatly• Weaving in ends Repeat Row 6 until hat measures 4” from crown.

Hat Sizing Chart - Make the perfect sized hat the first time! - Hat Sizing Chart Getting the sizing right can be very frustrating when you’re designing a new hat pattern. I recently put this hat sizing chart together to try and make that process a little smoother. How to Use this Chart: Each finished hat size is determined by the Crown Circle Diameter. Click photo to view PDF This is the formula I used to get the Crown Circle Diameter necessary to obtain the finished hat circumference you want: Head Circumference / 3 = ___ – 1 = Crown Circle Diameter. EXAMPLE: Let’s say you’re making hat for a 0-3 Month old baby. This is the formula I used to get the Hat Height: Head Circumference x 0.4 = Hat Height. EXAMPLE: Lets use our 0-3 Month old baby hat again. You can use these equations for any hat circumference you need to obtain. If you like this Hat Sizing Chart, please share it! To see how to use this chart to make perfectly sized Bottom Up Hats see this post:

TUTORIAL: LINING A CROCHETED BAG… « while they play… Lining a crocheted bag: Write down the width and add 1/2″ for (2) 1/4″ seam allowances. example: width is 8″+ 1/2″ = 8.5″ Write down the height and multiply by 2. example: height is 6″ X 2 =12″. Now, add 1″ for (2) 1/2″ folds. example: 12″ + 1″ =13″. Now make your cuts… Set aside and use the following formula for your pocket. For example: for a 5″W by 3″ H pocket…. 5″ + 1/2″ (2) 1/4″ seam allowances.width: 5.5″. 3″ X 2 = 6″ + .5″ (2) 1/4″ seam allowances.height: 6.5″. Now, make your cuts… Lay fabric down wrong side facing up.Create 1/2″ folds in both the top and the bottom of the piece and press with an iron. Now, sew the folds down using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Set aside.MAKE YOUR POCKET… Fold the piece in half, right sides facing and press with iron. Sew around the edges using a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a space of about 2″ in the top center. Pull the pocket right side out and press with iron…. Pin pocket to bag lining, so that the opening of the pocket is at the bottom… Press the side seams open….

Crochet School Lesson 21: Reading Crochet Charts Remember in the last lesson where I said that the simpler the pattern the better? Well how's this for simple? (hover your mouse over to see the difference between the square and the chart overlay) Do you see how you could possibly not even need words to make a pattern if you knew what the symbols were? Note: we have talked about US vs UK terms so far. I've found that some patterns will give written out directions along with a chart, which makes it a bit easier if you aren't sure what a symbol means. This first chart is of the general stitches that we have learned. The arrows on this image point to the parts of the stitch that make up the symbol. I for one love to read charts because I'm a visual person and the more information I can get packed into a visual is better. Here are the symbols for the other stitches and variations we have learned throughout crochet school: Now that you know the symbols, you probably should know how to read them. Figure 1: Figure 2: Figure 3: Figure 4 :

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