Sliding loop : an easy way to begin granny square! The double sliding loop is my favorite way to begin a granny square. I find this method fabulous as I can make the beginning ring the size I want. I worked it with a double ring as I find it more safe and easier to weave in end the tails. And here is a tutorial just to share with you my way to work :
Tutos : 50 grilles de carrés au crochet Tutos disponibles sur Otiskyprstu Clic droit pour agrandir - Right click to enlarge Owl Granny Square Crochet Pattern I posted this pattern on my friend Kara's crochet blog, Petals to Picots, back in August in honor of her Granny Month. But I thought I would share it with you again and show you how the owl squares are being used! I made them into an owl bunting for my friend Shannon's owl-themed gender reveal party! It was first displayed over the party food table... But now it sits over her daughters crib! They are expecting their baby girl in early January 2013 :)
10 Tips for Reading Crochet Patterns and Instructions If you are new to crochet, you are bound to be inspired by the thousands of beautiful patterns online and in books and magazines. Reading crochet patterns is one set of skills and picking up crochet techniques are quite another. Here are 10 tips to make your pattern reading journey more enjoyable. 1. Always read the pattern from beginning to end before starting the project. Shara Lambeth Designs: Crochet Chain Link Necklace Tutorial Hello friends! I have had many, many requests for a How-To tutorial so others could make a Crochet Chain Link Necklace, so I thought I ought to do it :-) These necklaces are simple, pretty & even practical, yep, they're baby proof! So here's what you need to know to make yourself a Crochet Chain Link Necklace:
Crochet Tutorial: Yo-Yo Puff Difficulty Level: Beginner, must know how to crochet tptr, tr, dc, tr2tog, sl st & chAbbreviations:ch = chain tr = treble tr dec = Treble decrease (aka tr2tog – treble next 2 stitches together) tptr = Triple treble sl st = slip stitch st = stitch yo = yarn overPatterns:Yo-Yo PuffWritten:Starting Ring: ch5, slst to first chain to form a base ring. Rnd 1 : ch8, tptr19, slst to the 8th chain. Rnd 2 : ch3, tr on the next st, *tr2tog or tr dec on the next 2 sts*, repeat * 9 times, slst to the dc loop. fo with at least 8″ long yarn tail.Diagram: Mes favoris tricot-crochet Tuto Bordures au crochet *Skip 2 stitches, then dc 7 times into the next stitch. Skip 2 stitches, then slip stitch into the next stitch.*
Chainless Foundation for Single Crochet Does the idea of starting a new crochet project with a foundation chain make you want to give up before you’ve even gotten started? You’ll definitely want to check out this chainless foundation method for single crochet from Maggie’s Crochet! I’ve got good news for left-handed crafters too: In both her videos and instructions, Maggie demonstrates and explains the full method in both right and left-handed versions! how to crochet a daisy chain necklace My mum described this thing she had seen on someone else, part necklace, part scarf, like a bunch of flowers for your neck and I was really taken with this idea of floral jewels. So after a bit of experimentation I came up with this design. It is simple to make with basic crochet stitches, and could have endless variations both in terms of the yarns and flower styles used to make it but also in the way it is worn.
Crochet Stockinette The Animator's Wife complains every year that Christmas comes before we even have a chance to celebrate Thanksgiving. Well this year I'm complaining that winter has arrived before I had a chance to enjoy November. I was looking forward to snoozing in my spot by the window, watching the leaves change colors and the squirrels pack away their nuts for the winter. But it seems as soon as Hurricane Sandy hit, autumn was gone and winter is here! And I'm not ready give up my warm spots in the sun yet.
Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go together A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly. You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together?