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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.

a common thread blog: rag bath mat tutorial i’ll start my first post back with a finished project/tutorial! a few weeks ago, my boyfriend and i were planning to throw out this huge king size comforter. it was just so much fabric though, that i couldn’t bear to part with it. so it sat beside the doorway for about a week, before it came to me. rag bath mat. so, i bought the gigantic knitting needles - size 19! ripped the comforter, made yarn from the fabric strips, and knit it up into a mat for my bathroom floor! Before &nbspAfter i followed the tutorial by cocoknits, but here’s what i did.i started by cutting little slits at every 1.5” increment. then, i ripped with my hands each strip until i had a whole bunch of strips. ripping with your hands is MUCH easier than actually cutting the strips, and more accurate too. it rips right along the grainline perfectly so you have very even strips…and it’s FAST. it also makes a very gratifying noise. then, put the first strip through the slit in the 2nd strip.

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.

Carina's Craftblog: Crochet bunting tutorial Let's put some triangles together! It's easy! Grab your triangles and sort them so they look all pretty like. By the way, this is the yarn I use. July 2012 - Please note: these days I do very little crochet because I'm working on an embroidery book. The book writing also means I may not have time to help with any crochet-y questions/problems. Por favor, respeta mis derechos de autor. Click on the image to see it really quite a bit larger. 1: Make a chain that is approximately 25cm / 10" long, join with slip stitch into one corner of a triangle 2: Then chain 4, slip stitch into the space between the two groups of 3dc, chain 4, slip stitch into the space, continue in this manner until you get to the corner. 3: Slip stitch in the corner too, then chain 10 (or there abouts). 4: Then join with the next triangle and repeat. Repeat for every triangle (you saw that one coming, right?!) That was pretty easy, huh? It should look something like this. Thank you! (Linkup closed)

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 The Worsted Witch » Yogurt Yarntainer My sister-in-law, knowing my yen for knitting, once very thoughtfully presented me with a yarntainer, which I love because it keeps any skein of yarn clean, tangle-free, and more important, cat-free, as I knit—I can toss it on the couch, or in the footwell of someone’s car without firing up any additional synapses. Here’s my knockoff version—all you require is a used 32oz. yogurt container, a sharp point for poking a hole in the middle of the lid, and an eyelet of sufficient diameter to snap into said hole. (The raw edges of the plastic will otherwise catch at the yarn.) I happened to find this particular eyelet on the floor while I was cleaning up one day; a scrapbooking or paper-arts friend might have an extra eyelet or two for you. And there you have it. You find a second use for something disposable (“reuse” is, of course, a step up from “recycle”) and you get to stash $7 to $12 extra dollars in your knitting fund. Permalink

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.