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Granny Spiral

Granny Spiral
Author PKOlson Introduction Spiraling Granny Square Pattern. Materials List Yarn - any, appropriate sized hook for chosen yarn. Finished Size Varies based on yarn & hook size chosen. Gauge Notes This motif begins with a four-color spiral. Colors A, B, C, D (each color is used, in turn, on each round) Magic Circle (adjustable) loop. Make a large loop by putting the yarn tail behind the working yarn (the yarn coming from the skein). The Pattern Begin with color A and a Magic Circle (adjustable) loop. Rnd 1: * [1ch, 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc] in ring, remove hook, joining colors B, C, & D in ring in turn, repeat from *. Rnd 2: Continuing with color A, * [2dc in next sc, 1 dc in next hdc, 2dc in nex dc, 1 dc in next dc], repeat from * with colors B, C & D. Rnd 3: Continuing with color A, * [ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, sk 1dc, 2dc in each next 2 dc, sk 1dc, 1dc], repeat from * with colors B, C, & D. Rnd 4: Continuing with color A, *{in ch2 sp (2dc, ch2, 2dc), [sk 1dc, ch1, 2dc in next End off.

Ideal Crochet Sphere (Mathematically!) with pattern Whenever I have to crochet a sphere, I always pull out the tried and true method: increase by the same number of stitches each row for a little while, work the rows even for the middle bit, then decrease by the same number of stitches each row until you're finished. Once it's stuffed, this makes a decent sphere! Plus, it's a super easy pattern to remember. After I got bored asking google, I threw a little bit of math at it. These are two spheres that I made this way: I included the pattern for the 2 spheres at the end of this post. I found it tricky to figure out how to squeeze a weird number of increases into a row where they in no way fit evenly, so let me know how these patterns work out for you if you try these! My conclusion for this sphere method: it's really fun and it makes a pretty nice looking sphere, but the tried and true method is just waaay easier! Also, math is fun! The Patterns: 20 Row Sphere: 26 Row Sphere:

Carina's Craftblog: Crochet magic ring tutorial Mmm... happy colours! Ok, so there's a granny triangle tutorial in the works, but first I'm going to show you how to make a magic ring. This is a very handy thing to know how to make. Not just for granny triangles! And despite its name, there is actually no magic involved whatsoever. Please respect my copyright. Por favor, respeta mis derechos de autor. Ok, grab your yarn and we'll do this! 1: wind yarn around your fingers like you are going to make a slip knot. 4: yarn over and pull through 5: with the loop still on the hook, insert the hook in the ring itself, yarn over, then pull through the ring 6: you should now have two loops on your hook 7: pull the latest loop through the other one, so you only have one loop on the hook 8: now chain 3, this will count as the first dc If you are working on a project that has sc or tdc in the first round, adjust the length of your chain accordingly. You now have your magic ring ready to go. Stay tuned for the granny square tutorial very soon!

Kitchen Washcloths Bear had a great Aunt who made us a couple of handmade washcloths as a wedding present, and I have to confess, back then I could not understand why you’d go to that much trouble for a washcloth when paper towels are so cheap. Ten years later, I always smile to myself when I pull that washcloth out to wash the dishes with. Oh younger me, how silly you were to not appreciate the indestructible glories of a handknit. Those first washcloths have finally given up the ghost, so I thought it was time for a whole new batch of them. I’ve made tons and tons of the fantastic washcloths from the gals at Mason-Dixon and they are really great, but I absolutely detest weaving in ends, and that one requires a lot of it. I also really prefer the process of crochet to the process of knitting. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton. Chain 29 DC in third chain from hook and 26 times more to complete the row. Now starts the Basketweave pattern: Row 3: Repeat row 2. Those three rows create the square.

crochet pattern Maize Hutton lives in a little cottage in the woods with her Westie Violet Blossom. She’s a recycled silver artist and owns two websites: Mommytags and MaizeHutton . She loves crafting of all sorts and has recently taken up crochet. You can find more tutorials on her blog. This quick crochet project would be a perfect last minute gift – or make a heap of them – you could definitely personalise this to be more masculine too. Crocheted Cloche Pattern This is my very first crocheted hat pattern! Notes and materials H Hook/5mm Two skeins of yarn from the dollar store The hat is made using two strands of yarn together but I’ve also made it using Lion’s Pride Bulky with one strand. Instructions Begin: Using 2 strands of yarn, chain 4, join to make circle with st st in 1st chain or make a magic loop with 4 sc then join. I know we’re all tired of bunting, bunting over it! These Little Petal Coasters by Amanda Tipton are just adorable – don’t you want a few?

Anleitung: Sunburst Flower Granny Square haekeln « Kasa Amend Geschafft: Meine Foto-Anleitung zum Häkeln der Sunburst Flower Granny Squares für eine dieser tollen Decken, wie sie viele wahrscheinlich von Sandra Juto oder dieser Flickr Group kennen, ist fertig. Für eine Freundin, die heute Geburtstag hat, wollte ich schon längst mal meine kleine Übersetzung dieser englischen Anleitung von MaryjoO abtippen. Nun hab ich mir etwas mehr Zeit genommen, um die Anleitung noch etwas detaillierter auszuarbeiten. Wolle: Cool Wool 2000/ Merino Superfein von Lana Grossa (Das aber nur als Info, ihr könnt selbstverständlich auch ganz andere Wolle nehmen. Häkelnadel: 4,0 (etwas dicker als zur Wolle empfohlen, dadurch wird die Decke schön locker) Bedarf: Etwa 9 g Wolle habe ich pro Granny Square verhäkelt. ::::: RUNDE 1: Der innere Strahlenkreis ::::: Beginne mit einer einfachen Schlaufe und häkel 4 Luftmaschen. Verbinde die Luftmaschen mit einer Kettmasche zu einem Kreis. Jetzt kann es mit den Strahlen losgehen. Doppelstäbchen: ::::: RUNDE 2: Puff-Stiche :::::

Crochet Spot Guest Tutor: Cellphone Charm With Crochet Covered Bead {Tutorial & Pattern} | I love jewelry making and always admired how beautiful the piece came out when the beads are put together. Today, I have Johanna Of Tuuma & Toimi to be the guest tutor for Craft Passion. She is showing how to cover a bead with a crochet lace and make it into cellphone charm!!! Beautiful and simply a great idea!!! If you go to her blog, you will find some beautiful crafts she made… especially this and this. This tutorial really inspired me, I have an idea to make something nice for my neck. Guest Tutor: Johanna of Tuuma & Toimi I’m a fairly fresh blogger living in Finland. I got myself a new mobile phone and wanted to make a new charm for it, too. This charm I came up with has a large bead covered with crocheted net where the bead underneath is still visible. Pattern & Directions: Start with crocheting a net on the bead. Rnd 2: *ch 4, sc in sc* 6 times alltogether (makes 6 ch loops), sl st in the 1st sc, sc 2 in the 1st loop Slip the bead inside the net and continue to crochet.

Crafty Crafty: Free Crafty Crafty Pattern: Jolly Roger skull and crossbone potholder or placemat Fancy making yourself this crochet skull and crossbone mat? Then print out our exclusive Crafty Crafty pattern and you'll be one step closer to Jolly Roger joy. Pattern after the jump This is a very straightforward pattern, using rows of Double Crochet (US Single Crochet), turning at each end to work forwards and backwards. Each square represents one DC (US sc). Materials: 2.5mm crochet hook (MM) Black and Red Mercerised cotton, using two strands of cotton for each for extra thickness. Notes: Chain 27 to begin. Chain one to turn - this counts as your first DC (US sc). Carry the colour not being used through the back of the mat. The pattern is slightly different to the finished mat - I thought the pattern needed a bit more bone on the bottom left side, and I also made the pattern square (not sure why I didn't think of that when I was making it!) To finish: Do a row of double crochet (US single crochet) in your chosen bone colour to finish it off.

Flower - Blue Pansy This is a vintage pattern that has been re-published here on Craftbits. If you are having trouble with this pattern try looking at vintage terms for crochet online. This pattern has been re-written as originally published. If you have cracked the vintage code let us know and we will update and add notes to this pattern to help out fellow crocheters. What you need Crochet hook Oddments of colored yarn Instructions Large petals: Using blue, work 6ch. Join with ss into first ch to form a circle. 1st round lch, work 1 1dc into circle. Join with ss into first ch. 2nd round 2ch, 1tr into same st, *2tr into next dc, rep from * once. Work first petal on these sts. 1st row 2ch, 2tr into next tr, *2tr into next tr, rep from * twice more, 3tr into last tr. 2nd row 2ch, 1 tr into same st, *2tr into next tr, rep from * to end. Rejoin thread into next dc and work second petal in same way. Do not break yarn at end of 4th petal. Small petals Using blue, work 5ch. 1st round lch, work 1 1dc into circle.

crochet We're into week two of May and I'm still sticking with this little project. I've been wondering what makes this daily project different than others I've attempted in the past and all I can come up with is "crochet is portable". I can throw it in a bag and bring it to swimming, church, soccer, the doctor's, and on car trips. I bring it outside while the kids are playing, and I throw on another round while I wait for water to boil on the stove. So here's day 9: There are quite a few of Melinda's blocks being used for this CAL (crochet-a-long) and I love them all! Here's a peek at my progress as of last Thursday. And now for a little scrapbooking, and I mean little. I took a photo of my crazy threesome after they had had a free-for-all with the body markers. This is a framed page I donated for a charity auction. This was such a fun page to create, especially the handmade embellishments: And a few flowers I'm playing around with for a crop coming up next week at Scrapbook Heaven.