Friday, April 8, 2016

Crochet Video Tutorial: Thick Fan Stitch Pattern


Crochet Video Tutorial Available for 
Thick Fan Stitch Pattern!!



Video at: https://youtu.be/LR_EZ-_kkuM
This video will show you how to do a thick fan stitch pattern. It's perfect for blankets, scarves, or anything that you want to keep you warm. Multiple of 5+2 chains is needed for this stitch pattern. This is a very easy pattern for a beginner but interesting enough for someone more experienced. Pattern is below. The photo above shows a swatch that used a chain of 27. The video shows a smaller swatch of 17.

This is a very quick pattern to make and a fun one also.



Hook size: I
Chained 17 for the video
Gauge: is 3 stitches per inch and 1.65 rows per inch

Abbreviations:
sc = single crochet
dc = Double Crochet
dtr = Double Triple Crochet
ch = Chain
* = repeat instructions between them
TCH = Turning Chain

Multiple of 5 + 2 chains needed
Row 1: Do 1sc in the 2nd chain from hook. Do 1 sc in the next chain. *ch3, skip 2 chains, do 1 sc in each of the next 3 chains. * repeat instructions between *. End with 1 sc in each of the last 2 chains.

Row 2: Ch1, 1sc in the first stitch, *do 5dc in the chain 3 space. Skip 1 stitch. Do 1sc in the next sc. * repeat instructions between * across the row.

Row 3: ch6 ( 1dtr+ch1) Skip the 1st stitch, (NOT counting the base of the chain 6), 1dc in each of the next 3 dc's, (they should always be centered over the 5-dc group from the previous row), ch3. *Skip next 3 stitches, 1dc in each of the next 3 dc's, ch3* repeat instructions between * until you have 2 stitches left then do chain 1 and do 1dtr in last stitch.

Row 4: chain 3, 2dc in first chain 1 space, *Do 1sc in center dc, Do 5 dc in next chain 3 space*
repeat instructions between * When you get to the last chain space do 2dc in it then do 1dc in the 3rd chain of the beginning ch6 from the previous row. If you're not sure how to find it just count from the bottom up.


Row 5: chain 1, 1sc in each of the first 2 stitches, *chain 3, skip 3 stitches, 1sc in each of the next 3 stitches * repeat instructions between * until you have 2 stitches left (you will have the last stitch and the turning chain) do 1 sc in each of them.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Crochet Video Tutorial: Cluster Hexagon Granny Square

Cluster Hexagon Crochet Granny Square!

Easy Cluster Hexagon Granny Square Video Tutorial

This is a very easy Cluster Hexagon Granny Square to complete. If you can do a double crochet then you can do these Clusters. 
Check out the video tutorial at the link above.

Abbreviations:
YO = Yarn Over
* = Repeat the instructions between the asterisks
Ch = Chain
Ch3sp = Chain 3 space

Size: 5 rows = 7.25 inches (7 1/4 )
Hook size: H

Beginning Cluster = Ch3, *YO, insert hook into space indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops* repeat from * once more then YO and pull through all 3 loops.

Cluster: *YO, insert hook into space indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops* repeat from *2 times more YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Ch 6 join with a slip stitch to the first chain to form a ring.

Round 1:
Beginning cluster in ring, chain 3,
(Work Cluster, ch3)5 times,
Join to the top of the beginning chain 3

Round 2:
Slip Stitch 1 time to the next chain space (do this so your corners are even for the hexagon shape)
(Beginning Cluster, ch3, Cluster) in same space, chain 3, Cluster in next ch3sp, chain 3
(Cluster, ch3,Cluster, ch3) in each ch3sp around the granny square. Join to the top of the beginning chain 3

Round 3:
Slip Stitch 1 time to the next chain space.
(Beginning Cluster, ch3,Cluster) in same space, chain 3
Cluster in next ch3sp, ch3
*(Cluster, ch3,Cluster, ch3) in next ch3sp. Cluster in next ch3sp, ch3* 
Join to the top of the beginning chain 3

Round 4:
Slip Stitch 1 time to the next chain space.
(Beginning Cluster, ch3,Cluster) in same space, chain 3
(Cluster, ch3) in each of next 2 chain spaces
*(Cluster, ch3, Cluster) in next corner chain space, ch3
(Cluster, ch3) in each of next 2 chain spaces* 
Join to the top of the beginning chain 3

Again, the video can be found at https://youtu.be/zqbVSAYSeSY

If you want to crochet more rows just do the same as you've been doing on Rows 3 and 4. For every row you will have 1 extra chain 1 space on each side of the hexagon. So just do a Cluster then Chain 3 in each one.

IF there are ANY questions, please let me know!
Heather

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Crochet Video Tutorial: Hexagon Granny Square (traditional style)


My new Video: https://youtu.be/O0ikfaI6NOg

This is my new video. Learn how to do a Traditional style Hexagon Granny Square. If you've done a Traditional Granny Square then this will be very familiar.

At the beginning of each row you will slip stitch to the next chain 1 space. It's only 1 slip stitch, not multiple. You don't have far to go. The reason you do this is because you want your corners to be nice a crisp.  If you want to change yarns just start in any chain 1 space.

Chain 5 and join 
Size: 5 rows is 7 inches 
Hook: H/8/5.0mm (6 U.K.)

Abbreviations: 
DC - Double Crochet
ch - chain
Corner - (2dc,ch1,2dc) ch1


Round 1:
Chain 3, Do 1dc in ring, chain 1, (2dc ch1) in ring 5 times more . Join in the top of the beginning chain 3

Round 2: Slip st to next chain 1 space.  Ch 3, Do (DC, ch1, 2dc) in same space
Ch 1. Do (2dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1) in each chain 1 space.
Join in the top of the beginning chain 3

Round 3Slip st to next chain 1 space
ch3, (DC,ch1,2dc) in same space, Chain 1, 2dc in next ch1sp, chain 1,
*(2dc, ch1,2dc) ch1 in next ch1sp. 2dc in next ch1sp, ch1*  
Join in the top of the beginning chain 3

Round 4Slip st to next chain 1 space
ch3, (DC, ch1, 2dc) in same space, chain 1, (2dc in next ch1sp,ch1)x2
*Do (2dc, ch1, 2dc)ch 1 in next ch1space. Do (2dc in next ch1 sp, ch1) twice* 
Join in the top of the beginning chain 3

Continue on if you wish. For every extra row you will have 1 more chain-1-space on each side of the Hexagon.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Video Tutorial: Triple Crochet Diagonal Scarf


Triple Crochet Diagonal Scarf/Stitch pattern
This is a great stitch pattern that ANYONE can make. It's very simple and interesting at the same time. Great for a beginner crocheter.  Check out the video, link below, and the pattern under it.


Hook Size: I
12 rows = 10.5 inches
Width: 7 inches (ch 29)
Yarn: Caron 1 pound...Tan, Blue, Cream
Gauge: 4 1/8th chains per inch and 1 1/8th  row per inch


Abbreviations:
  • TCH – Turning Chain
  • TR – Triple Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • ch3 – Chain 3
chain 29

Row 1: go into the 4th chain from the hook and do 2TR in it. *Skip 3, 1 DC in next chain, ch3, 1 TR in each of the next 3 chains* rep to last 4 then skip 3 and do 1 dc in the last chain.

Row 2: Chain 3, (counts as 1st dc) Do 2 TR in the same space as the chain 3. *skip 3TR, (1DC, ch3, 2TR) in chain 3 space. 1TR in the next DC* Repeat end with Skip 2 and 1DC in the TCH

Repeat row 2



Saturday, February 20, 2016

Crochet Video Tutorial: Crochet Traditional Granny Square 2 yarns





This is a video on how to do a Traditional Granny Square. I consider this a beginner Granny Square because you are working in chain spaces (chain 1's and corner chain 3 spaces) and not in stitches so you never have to worry if you are crocheting in the correct stitch.

Video tutorial at https://youtu.be/fkRa3A94xV0

The instructions (6 rows tota) are written 2 ways. 
The first is with repeats (* symbols) and the other below it is without.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fkRa3A94xV0
Hook Size: I/9/5.5mm (5 UK ) 
Size: 6 rows - 7 inches

Abbreviations:
  • ch3sp and ch1sp = Chain 3 space, Chain 1 space
  • ch = chain
  • * to * = Repeat the instructions between the asterisks
  • beg = beginning
  • dc = Double Crochet

Chain 6 and join to form a circle
Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3, (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3)x3.and join at the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1 -this will happen every even row) *In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1 * repeat * to * 3 times total. In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc). Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B: You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3, Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1, *do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1* repeat * to * 3 times total. Finish by doing 3dc in the next ch1sp, ch1 and join by doing a slip stitch in the top of the beginning ch3

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1) *Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)2 times [side made]* 3 times total.
Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.


Yarn A You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 5: Join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3. Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space and chain 1 [corner made]. *(3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times.
Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1* repeat from * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)3 times total. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beg chain 3.

Yarn A
Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
*(3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1, (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times *. Repeat * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times . Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.



Cut yarn and weave in all ends


Below are Instructions completely written out without repeats
If you don't want to weave in the ends of your yarn then weave them in as you do the next row. Hold the old yarn up against the back of your work. When you insert your hook to do the next stitch the hook will go under the tail...just like it does when you go under the "v" (the top of a stitch).
Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3,
(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3), (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3),(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3). Now join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1)
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc).
Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1,
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
Finish by doing 3dc in next ch1sp,ch1 and join doing a slip st.n the top of the beg ch3

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1)
Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1.

Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.

Yarn A 
Row 5: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
    Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1, (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total
    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,

    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,

    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total and join with the top of the beginning
    chain 3
    Yarn A 
    Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
      (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1,
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times

      To finish do 2dc in the next ch1sp and join with the 3rd of the beginning chain 4
      Cut yarn

Crochet Video Tutorial: Crochet Traditional Granny Square (1 yarn)


Try this Traditional Granny Square.

This is a great beginner granny square to try out. I say that because you never have to worry about what stitch to go into. You are crocheting into chain spaces. Like the ones you see above.

Please watch the video if needed at
https://youtu.be/KXsfPGfKLos

Abbreviations:
  • ch3sp and ch1sp = Chain 3 space, Chain 1 space
  • ch = chain
  • * to * = Repeat the instructions between the asterisks
  • beg = beginning
  • dc = Double Crochet
  • Corner = (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in corner chain 3 space
Hook Size:  I/9/5.5mm (5 UK ) 
Size: 7 inches (6 rows)
Chain 6 and join to form a circle

Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3, (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3)x3. Join in the top of the beg chain 3 to make the last corner.


Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1) 
(The ch4 will happen on every even row from now on.)
In the next ch3space do Corner, chain 1)
In the next ch3space do Corner, chain 1)
In the next ch3space do Corner, chain 1)
In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc). 
Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. 

Row 3: ch3, 2dc in the next ch1 space (right below the ch3). ch1, 
Corner, ch1, 3dc in next ch1space, ch1, 
Corner, ch1, 3dc in next ch1space, ch1,
Corner, ch1, 3dc in next ch1space, ch1,
Corner, ch1,  join in top of beginning chain 3

Row 4: ch4 (the beg ch3 +ch1)
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1
Corner, ch1, (3dc in next ch1space,ch1)x2
Corner, ch1, (3dc in next ch1space,ch1)x2
Corner, ch1, (3dc in next ch1space,ch1)x2
Corner, ch1, 2dc in last ch1space. Join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain 4

Row 5: Chain3, Do 2dc in next ch1sp right below the ch3, ch1, 3dc in next ch1space, ch1,
Corner, ch1, (3dc in next ch1space, ch1)x3
Corner, ch1, (3dc in next ch1space, ch1)x3
Corner, ch1, (3dc in next ch1space, ch1)x3
Corner, ch1, 3dc in last ch1sp. ch1 and join in the top of the beginning chain 3.

Row 6ch4 (the beg ch3 +ch1) 
do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)x2
Corner, ch1, (3dc in next ch1space, ch1)x4
Corner, ch1, (3dc in next ch1space, ch1)x4
Corner, ch1, (3dc in next ch1space, ch1)x4
Corner, ch1, 3dc in next ch1sp. ch1, 2dc in last chspace. 
Join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain 4




Thursday, October 29, 2015

Crochet Video Tutorial: Crochet Star Stitch (aka Daisy Stitch)



Below is a very popular Crochet stitch called the Star Stitch. Some call it the daisy stitch. It's quite easy when you get the hang of it. The video will be up in the afternoon of 10/29/15.
This pattern alternates with a row of HDC's. I'm calling it Version 2 because Version 1 uses ALL Star Stitches.

Use an odd number of chains for this pattern. 

I HOOK SIZE
chain 19  is 4 inches wide. 7 rows is 3.5 inches tall
So Gauge is 4 ¾ chains per inch, and 2 rows per inch

J HOOK SIZE:
chain 19 is 4 1/4 chains per inch, and 1 3/4th rows per inch

J Hook For 7 inches wide, chain 30


Stitches:
Beginning Star: You are going to work into the 2nd and 1st chains that are part of the chain 3 you did at the beginning of this row so..................
  • Insert the hook into the 2nd chain of the chain 3, YO and pull thru (keep 2 loops on the hook).
  • Insert the hook into the 1st chain of the chain 3, YO and pull thru (keep 3 loops on the hook).
  • Insert the hook into the 1st SC, YO and pull thru (keep 4 loops on the hook).
  • Insert the hook into the next SC, YO and pull thru (keep 5 loops on the hook).
  • Insert the hook into the next SC, YO and pull thru all 6 loops.
Star Stitch:
  • Insert hook into the chain 1 just made, YO and pull thru (2 loops)
  • Insert the hook into the last loop of the previous Star stitch. YO and pull thru (3 loops)
  • Insert the hook into where the previous Star stitch was made. YO and pull thru (4 loops)
  • Insert the hook into the next SC, YO and pull thru (5 loops)
  • Insert the hook into the next SC, YO and pull thru all 6 loops.

Row 1: sc across the row
Row 2: ch3, Do Beginning Star, ch1, *Star stitch, ch1* when you have 1 chain left do 1HDC in it. (11 stars)
Row 3: ch2, DO 2hdc in each ch1 sp from previous row , when you have 1 last stitch (not including the TCH) do 1 sc in it and also in the TCH. (24 hdc done).
Row 4: ch3, Beginning Star ch1, *Star stitch, ch1* when you get to the last stitch do 1HDC in it. 

Repeat rows 3 and 4.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Heather

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Crochet Video Tutorial: An Easy way to do the Turning Chain (TCH)





I wanted to show you how to do the turning chain. There is an easy way. You crochet into it when you end the previous row with a Double Crochet or any stitch larger that it.

Video can be found at http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s

In the video I did a bunch of dc's. It starts in the middle of row 2 so if you want follow the instructions below and when you get to the end of row 2 you can view the video.


Here is a practice swatch for you if you need to practice the turning chain.

Chain 10

 Row 1: Do 1 DC in the 4th chain from the hook. Do 1 DC in each stitch across the row. (You made 7 dc's)

Row 2: Chain 3, turn. Do 1 DC in each stitch across the row.

Let me know if you have ANY questions.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Crochet Video Tutorial: Aligned Puff Stitch Crochet Pattern





Aligned Puff Stitch Pattern with Video

New to my blog is the Crochet Puff Stitch pattern. It's so soft. You alternate between doing a chain 1 and a Puff stitch. After Row 1 you are doing the Puff stitch in the ch1 space from the previous row.

This patterns video is at http://youtu.be/ue0Wr9A9oxU

To learn how to do the Puff stitch watch this video at http://youtu.be/xAk8Qr-n_Hk
or do this:

  • Puff Stitch - Wrap the yarn around the hook 1 time and insert your hook into the next chain. Yo and  pull through. (3 loops on hook).  Wrap the yarn around the hook and insert your hook into the SAME chain. Yo and pull through (5 loops on hook) Finally, Wrap the yarn around the hook and insert your hook into the SAME chain. Yo and pull through all 7 loops.
Hook Size I
Chain 16 (correction made..was ch 17)

Size: 4 ½ inches wide and 5 ¼ inches tall (12 rows)
Gauge: 3 ½ chains per inch and 3 3/4th rows per inch

Abbreviations:
ch1sp = chain 1 space
* =  Repeat instructions between the astericks


Stitches:
Puff Stitch - See above
SC - Single Crochet

Pattern Info:
Hook I
----------------------------------------------------------
Foundation Row: Do 1 sc in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across the row. (you made 16 sc)

Row 1: Ch1, turn. Do 1 single in the first stitch *chain 1 skip 1 st, 1sc in the next stitch.* Repeat between the * across the row. 

Row 2: Chain 2 (does not count as the first stitch) turn. Do 1 puff stitch in next ch1sp then ch1 to close.  *chain 1, 1 Puff stitch in the next ch1 space* (I chained 2 in the video because it's easier to show you. It won't change the rest of the pattern in any way.) Repeat end with 1sc in the last stitch. 

Row 3: Chain 1, 1sc in the first stitch, Ch1, *1sc in next chain 1 space (between the puff stitches) chain 1 *. Repeat ending with 1sc in the last stitch

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for as long as you need your item to be.

Thanks for watching!! 

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For my Puff stitch granny square:
Video is at: http://youtu.be/SmPObd9xkWQ
Pattern is at http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2013/09/puff-stitch-granny-square-pillow.html

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Crochet Video Tutorial: learn how to Crochet the Cobble Stitch




Aligned Cobble Stitch

Videohttp://youtu.be/HujWOMT38n8
This is the Cobble Stitch. It's a very easy pattern to try. It almost looks like a Bobble stitch but easier if you are a beginner. I like this one better.

I added 2 photos so you could see what it looks like. It's created by alternating a Single Crochet with a Triple (Trebel) stitch. The TC strikes out because the SC is much shorter.


Size: 5 inches by 5 inches
Gauge: 3.2 stitch per inch and 3 rows per inch.
Hook: I
Chain 16
Experience: Beginner

Stitches Used:
TR – Triple Crochet
SC– Single Crochet

Abbreviations:
  • * - *: repeat the instructions between them
  • sts: stitches
Pattern:
Multiple of 2 chains needed
Chain 16

Row 1: Do 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row
(25sc made)

Row 2: ch1 and turn. Do 1sc in the next stitch. *Do 1tr in next stitch, do 1 sc in next st.*
repeat * - * (25 sts made)

Row 3: ch1, Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row. (25 sc's made)

Thanks for visiting. Feel free to follow the links below.

Repeat rows 2 and 3

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Crochet Video Tutorial: Learn how to Crochet the V stitch (aka Rope st)

It's a beautiful stitch and very soft to the touch
New Crochet Stitch Pattern....Rope (the V-st) 

It's a beautiful stitch and very soft to the touch

This beginner level crochet stitch is called the Rope stitch. I guess you could call it a V-stitch. It drapes nicely. You can turn this stitch pattern into anything. You could make a blanket because of how thick the pattern is or use it for a scarf/neckwarmer/bolero.  Using a soft yarn would help a lot. I used Michaels "Loop and Threads" yarn. Gold color.

Video Link http://youtu.be/6eSCZ-b2foQ
Turning Chain video link http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s

You need a multiple of 2 +1
The Swatch above is a Chain 19

The Video Swatch is Chain 15 
Size: 5.75 inches wide x 3.5 inches tall
Gauge: 2.5 chains per inches and 3/4th rows per inch
 
Stitches/ Used:
DC = Double Crochet

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch1sp = chain 1 space
* = repeat the instructions between the asterisks
DC = Double Crochet
TCH - Turning Chain

Hook Size: I
Skill Levels: Beginner

Row 1: 1dc in 4th chain, ch1, 1dc in the same chain, *skip 1 ch, (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in the next chain * repeat, ending with 1dc in last chain.

Row 2: Ch3, *(1dc, ch1, 1dc) in next ch1sp * repeat ending with 1dc in the TCH.

Repeat row 2


Turning Chain Video - http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Crochet Video Tutorial: Single Crochet Spike Stitch

Spike stitch is also known as Woven Stitch

Beautiful Single Crochet Spike Stitch
Stitch Pattern



I love to make this pattern. I used more than 1 yarn because it blends and makes a beautiful pattern. I used 2 "I Love this Yarn" skeins from Hobby Lobby. It doesn't hurt that it's nice and soft too.

The entire pattern is made of Single Crochets. For the spike stitch all you're doing is going below the next single crochet. Then finish the Single Crochet.

Level: Beginner

Video, click on the linkhttp://youtu.be/I6VIZV2xwl8

Chain 18 or any even number of chains,
Size=  6.5 inches wide and 4 inches high
Gauge: 2.75 stitches per inch and 4 rows per inch

Spike Stitch = Insert hook into the Single Crochet BELOW the NEXT Single Crochet. YO and pull through a loop YO, Then YO and pull through the loop.

Pattern:
Row 1: go into the second chain from the hook and do 1 Single Crochet in it. Do 1 single crochet in each chain across the row (17sc)

Row 2: chain 1, turn. Do 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch and in each stitch  across. (17sc)

Row 3: chain 1 turn. 1sc in the first stitch *Do 1 Spike stitch (see instructions above) and do 1sc in the next stitch*      Repeat across the row

Repeat rows 2 and 3

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crochet Video Tutorial: Learn how to do the Double Crochet

The Double Crochet

Learn how to do the Double Crochet. I have a video link below to see how to do it. I have basic instructions below. It's a tall stitch. It's the 3rd tallest stitch.

Double Crochet Video: http://youtu.be/yFDO8X_hZAU

There is a turning chain (TCH) but I will show you an easy way to find it or follow this video link   Basically, all you do is go to the last "normal" stitch and go into the bump right after it.
Click here for the Turning Chain Video

Pattern: chain 15

Row 1: Go into the 4th chain from the hook and do 1 Double Crochet. Do 1 DC in each stitch across the row. (made 12 dc)

Row 2: chain 3 (counts as first DC). Do 1 dc in each stitch across the row

Repeat row 2.

Gauge for 20DC with I hook is 88 inches.

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Other Basic Stitches
Learn the Single Crochet


Learn the Half Double Crochet 

Learn the Triple Crochet 

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Crochet Video Tutorial: Learn how to do the Triple Crochet

The tallest of all stitches

Learn how to do the Triple (Treble) Crochet. It's the tallest of all stitches. These are the basic instructions. You can chain as many as you need to.

There is a turning chain (new video on how to do the TCH click here) but I will show you an easy way to find it. Basically, all you do is go to the last "normal" stitch and go into the bump right after it. That's the TCH. If you're not sure if you've done it then you can count your stitches. For this pattern I chained 15 which means you should have crocheted 11 of them. If you count the skipped chains at the beginning of the row you should have 12.

Instructions:
Triple Crochet: Wrap yarn around your hook twice. Insert hook into stitch YO and pull through first 2 loops. YO and pull through the remaining 2 loops.

Pattern:
Row 1: Go into the 4th chain from the hook and do 1TR. Do 1TR in each chain across the row. (11 TR made)

Row 2: Chain 4 (counts as first TR). Do 1 TR in each stitch across the row


Video:http://youtu.be/mofmFNQVtX8

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OTHER BASIC STITCHES


Learn the Single Crochet


Learn the Half Double Crochet 

Learn the Double Crochet

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Let me know if you have any questions.