Yarn Conversion Chart – Crochet Hooks You Use this yarn conversion chart only as a guide and I suggest you test with a gauge swatch/tension square for more accurate results. This yarn conversion chart is also useful if you have a pattern that lists a yarn that has a different country measurement scale and you need to convert yarn from one country to another. This chart will also help you become familiar with the different names used between countries for the same types of yarn. Yarn Conversion Chart
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: 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 :)
Shadow Tracery Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to crochet the Crochet Stitch called the Shadow Tracery Stitch. To find more stitch tutorials you can find them under the category CROCHET STITCHES Other patterns that use this stitch are: Shadow Scoodie Casserole Carrier in Simple Marks for Moda Fabrics Which dish are you in charge of for this year's holiday celebrations? Will you be whipping up Nana's famous lasagna or maybe a warm pan of apple-cranberry crisp? If your culinary talents are on-the-go this season, you need a carrier that can keep your special dish toasty on the car ride there. Our wrap-it-up design includes a handy loop to clip a pot holder and an inside pocket for a serving utensil. It would make a wonderful combo-gift for the foodies on your list.
How to Add Granny Square Corners to a large circular motif...a mandala may be How to turn a large circle or Mandala into a square using Granny Square corners NOTE: To see how many rows of granny shells you need to add to create each corner place Place your circular motif onto a basic granny square made in the same yarn as the motif to give you an idea of what needs to be added. Divide the circle into 8ths and mark with a length of yarn 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 :
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! Crochet Skirt Patterns~ I found some nice skirt patterns at the club masters website. All of these posts came from there so have a look. These come with symbol patterns and measurements. Home Decorating - Design And Ideas If you enjoy in good wine and you didn’t trow away the old corks you can create interesting home gadgets that are both interesting and creative. Home decorating can be improved using one of the 25 home ideas with corks we presented here. You don’t need to spend money for your home, you can easily recycle and reuse the old corks for coasters, maths and much more. Stamps
Heirloom Crochet - Vintage Crochet Stitches - DMC Vintage Crochet Stitches from D.M.C. 1886 CROCHET STITCHES and INSTRUCTIONS Explanation of the signs *.-- In crochet, as in kniting, it is often necessary to repeat a whole series of stitches. Such repetitions will be indicated by one, two, three or more asterisks, *, **, ***, &c., as required. STITCHES In Point of fact, there is only one stitch, because all crochet work consists of loops made by means of the little hook, and connected together by being drawn one though the other. Position of the hands
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? Icehouse Hat - free pattern - NEW! – Blue Sky Alpacas Pattern Detail Design by Melissa LaBarre With a contrasting color brim and crisp ribbing that decreases as you knit into the crown, this hat in Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight will fit snugly and keep any man, no matter his outdoor activity of choice, nice and warm. Experience Advanced Beginner Materials
How to Crochet the Crocodile Stitch: Video and Photo Tutorial The Crocodile Stitch, aka the Scale Stitch, is the most requested video tutorial on the Moogly Facebook page – and you all know how I love to take requests! But I decided to take it one step further, and include not only a video and written instructions, but a photo tutorial as well! There are a variety of ways to make the Crocodile Stitch, and I’ve attempted several of them myself. What I show here is the method that I believe is easiest. Even so, this is definitely an advanced stitch. You should be comfortable with both double crochet and post stitches before you start with the Crocodile Stitch.