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Crochet At Play: 30,000 Free crochet patterns and counting

Crochet At Play: 30,000 Free crochet patterns and counting
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Redwork Embroidery and Quilting at Grandma's Attic Redwork History Redwork Embroidery was very popular from about 1880-1920. Patterns were stitched in red (sometimes blue) on a muslin background. This type of stitching, popularized by the Kensington School for Girls in England during the 1880s, was called the Kensington stitch but we know it today as backstitching or outline stitching. The reason Red was chosen is because it was a sturdy cotton thread that could be counted on not to fade or bleed. Catalogues of the time period offered "penny squares"--small sheets of muslin with stamped patterns that sold for pennies apiece. Themes on penny squares included historical figures, animals, flowers, household items, fruit and vegetables, children and nursery rhymes.

How to Crochet 5: Seaming Your Work In this how-to series we could move right on from single crochet to the other stitches (double crochet, half double crochet and triple crochet) but I'm pausing to talk about "seaming" because if you want to make anything other than washcloths or rectangular scarves or afghans (which are all good) you're going to need to seam some pieces together. Seaming is a good skill to have and it can be the difference between a cute sweater looking handmade instead of homemade. I am going to share two different methods. The first is the invisible mattress stitch, which works equally well for knitting or crochet by the way, and the second seaming method uses a single crochet stitch. Click to view the full tutorial. SEAMING WITH THE MATTRESS STITCH: You will need a tapestry needle to do the seaming, which is a large blunt needle and a big eye for threading the yarn. The mattress stitch is so fabulous because it's virtually invisible if you line up the stitches correctly. That is the mattress stitch!

Nightfall - Talking Crochet Newsletter - July 17, 2012 - Vol. 9 No. 15 Crochet this exquisite dress called Nightfall, which was designed by Paula Bennett. She has created this frankly flirtatious club-chic dress to show off your glamorous style and feminine curves. It's perfect for any summer soiree be it at poolside or at a wedding in a glamorous downtown hotel! Design by Paula Bennett Skill Level Intermediate Finished Sizes Instructions given fit size 28- to 30-inch bust (extra-small); changes for 30- to 32-inch (small), 34- to 36-inch (medium), 38- to 40-inch bust (large) are in [ ]. Finished Garment Measurement 31 1/2 inches (extra-small), [35 inches (small), 38 1/2 inches (medium), 42 inches (large)] Materials J. & P. Gauge 2 dc lps = 1 3/4 inches; 4 rows = 1 3/4 inches Special Stitch Double crochet loop (dc lp): Ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook. Dress Bottom Row 1: Dc lp (see Special Stitch) 36 [40, 44, 48] times, do not turn. Row 3: Ch 3, dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 3 sts, [ch 4, dc dec in next 4 sts] across, turn. (35 [39, 43, 47] ch-4 sps) Top Right Front Tie

Totoro Amigurumi Crochet Pattern - Free - Ami Amour I finally got the chance to write up this free Totoro amigurumi crochet pattern. I hope you guys will enjoy! Totoro was first introduced in Hayao Mikazaki’s animated film My Neighbor Totoro (1988). He’s a forest spirit that comes to the comfort of two little girls when their mother is sick and he takes them on a great adventure and shows them the beauty and wonder of the forest. The gray Totoro is the one best known, but there’s also a smaller blue Totoro (aka Chu Totoro) and a white chibi Totoro. The blue Totoro likes to collect acorns and carry them in his knapsack. I’m a huge fan of Studio Ghibli (you can check out my free Soot Sprite pattern as well!) Totoros Crossing! When I crochet the Gray Totoro Amigurumi I like to give him a little green leaf at the top of his head. Have fun making all the different color crochet Totoros. If you like this pattern, you may enjoy these other Studio Ghibli patterns as well: *Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. SKILL LEVEL: Easy ASSEMBLY 1.

hardanger embroidery Site Map Pulled Thread Work Drawn Thread Work bobbin lace Needlelace Filet Lacis & Teneriffe Hardanger embroidery is a form of drawn thread work in which small rectangular sections of cloth are stabilized by satin stitching, cut out and then embellished. It is a combination of drawn thread and cutwork (punto tagliato). Designs are always geometric, and traditional designs are nearly always symmetrical. The Hardanger pages in this website: * Hardanger Embroidery (this page) -- definition, typical stitches used, overall strategy and working methods, 4 thread system and 6 thread system, threads, fabrics, about kloster blocks Hardanger Tutorial -- Technical and working methods: how to use basting lines to help counting, loop picots, diagrams for Hardanger stitches. The Elements of Traditional Hardanger Embroidery Designs are based on blocks of satin stitches called kloster blocks. Working Methods Quickly overcast the edges of the whole cloth to prevent raveling while you work. Fabrics Threads

Zooty Owl's Crafty Blog: Starflower Mandala: Row by Row Two or so weeks back I posted my STARFLOWER MANDALA PATTERN The original plan was to provide photos of each row - but there was such a high demand for the pattern (long weekend = lots of crochet time) - so I decided to go ahead and publish with just the few photos of the first four rows!Hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people have by now made the Starflower Mandala (the pattern has been viewed some 65 000 times! YAY! My original STARFLOWER MANDALAS were crocheted with Stylecraft Special DK and a 3.50mm hook, giving a finished Mandala of 33 cm in diameter. The Starflower Mandala in this post was made with Raeesah Cotton Soft DK and a 4.00mm hook, giving me a finished Mandala of 45cm in diameter. The photo above is a little bit out of focus (I was precariously perched on a wall when taking this photo!)

Basic Black Plus-Size Skirt Basic Black Plus-Size Skirt I hook 1- 16 oz skein black Caron 4 ply worsted weight acrylic yarn (I didn't use it all) Cotton yarn or Simply Soft would make good substitutes. I'm using a black slip underneath, but you could line it very easily. Measurements: 49" hip and 21" length Approx. size: 3x-4x Length can easily be changed by adding more or less rows. Size can be adapted by using a smaller hook or changing the starting chain count. This skirt is worked as a rectangle and then I sewed up the short ends to make a back seam. Ch 194. Row 1: 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 dc in the next ch, *skip 3 ch, in next ch work (2dc, ch2, 2dc) group, skip 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. Row 2: Skip first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, * do (2dc, ch2, 2dc) group under ch 2 of previous row group. 1 dc in each of 3 dc from previous row. Rows 3-23: Repeat Row 2. Rows 25-29: Repeat Row 24. Row 30: *Ch 6, Sc in the middle of the ch 3 space from previous row. Row 31-32: Repeat Row 30. Weave in ends.

عالمي المصغر أنقل لكم هنا اهتماماتي لأشاركم بها Basic Crewel Embroidery Stitches The basic embroidery stitches used in crewelwork form the foundation of many other embroidery methods. Crewel is a freeform embroidery worked on non-evenweave fabrics and therefore it requires a sharp embroidery needle. You can use any thread for stitching, even thicker ones such as all 6 strands of embroidery floss. The stitches form bold, heavy work. Use fabric heavy enough to support the work. Basic Embroidery Stitches These are the most common stitches. Backstitch Point the needle halfway back through the stitch you are making. Seed Stitch Make two small straight stitches next to each other. Satin Stitch This creates a solid filling on both sides of the fabric by making long, parallel stitches. Blanket Stitch Work the blanket stitch over a fabric edge. Chain Stitch Loop the thread around the needle once to catch it in the next stitch. Featherstitch This is like the chain stitch but only half of the next stitch is inside the last one. French Knot Couching Buy it now on Amazon or Smashwords.

Nibble nibble, hop hop Nibble nibble, hop hop Posted on Updated on If you are a regular follower you will immediately notice that these bunnies are very closely related to some particularly cute owls made recently. You see a distant aunt on their mother’s side fell in love with a completely unsuitable (if you are an owl) rabbit… the rest, so they say, is history. Right, on with the tutorial. Various scraps of yarn and a corresponding hook – I used 8ply and a 4mm hook.2 x 9mm safety eyes (or beads or buttons)A very small amount of black crochet cotton or embroidery flossA needle to sew your creation together with. Round 1: Make a Magic Circle and chain 3, then crochet 13 DC into the circle and pull tight, join with a SS to complete the round (14 DC). Round 2. Round 3. Round 4. The round goes like this: Chain 2, 2DC into next stitch, 1 DC into next, 1 DC into next, 2DC into next stitch, 1 DC into next, 1 DC into next, 2DC into next stitch, 1 HDC into next, Chain 1, SC into each remaining stitch around. Round 5.

TWO PIECE TRAVELER - Groovy Crochet BACK: With main color, ch 40, 46, 52, 58, 64Row 1: 1 sc in the 2nd ch, 1 sc in each remaining chain. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each sc across, Piece will measure 13, 15, 17, 19, 21 inches wide. Repeat Row 2 for pattern. Work even in pattern for 5 more rows. Work 2 rows of Color A, 2 rows of Main Color, 2 rows of B, 2 rows of A, 4 rows of B. ARMHOLES: Row 3: Ch 1, turn, slip stitch across 4, 4, 4, 5, 5 stitches, 1 sc in each sc, not working the last 4, 4, 4, 5, 5 sc. (31, 37, 43, 47, 53 sc) Row 4: Decrease row. OTHER SHOULDER: Attach yarn to the neck edge, leaving out 7, 9, 11, 1 1, 13 sc in the center. FRONT: Work the same as the back until the armhole decreasing is completed, Work even until armhole measures 3, 3, 3-1/2, 3-1/2, 4". Work the other shoulder to correspond, reversing the shaping. FINISHING: Sew the shoulder and the side seams. INSTRUCTIONS FOR SKIRT (SIZES ABOVE): Skirt is planned for 18" length. CHAIN: 43, 49, 55, 61, 67. WAISTBAND: Work 1 row of dc.