Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Single Crochet Raised Rib Stitch Pattern


Single Crochet Raised Rib Stitch pattern


Using Front Posts shapes this pattern. This is a Single Crochet Raised Rib stitch pattern. There is another version using Double Crochets but the biggest difference is how tight this pattern is. If you were to make a blanket, or another item, you wouldn't have to worry about any fingers caught.

I used a Double Crochet rib pattern for a blanket (below) and the stitches are much looser. It's very easy to get your fingers and toes caught but it is faster to make considering the blanket below uses Double Crochets.

click on this caption to go to the pattern for this blanket

Anyways here is the pattern for the SC Rib pattern

Multiple of 3 +  3 stitches are needed so for me I did 6x3 = 18+3 = 21

I chained 21

Hook: I
Rows: 22
Size: 5 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide

Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch
             4 rows per inch

Abbreviations:
DC/FP= Front Post Double Crochet - Do 1 Double Crochet around the stem of the NEXT stitch 2 rows below inserting your hook around the stem from right to left.

*  : Repeat the instructions between the asterisks

SC= Single Crochet

Row 1: Do 1 SC into 2nd chain from hook 1SC in each chain across the row (20 sc's made)

Row 2: Chain 1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row. (20 sc's made)

Row 3: Chain 1. Do 1 SC in each of the first 2 sts. *1dc/fp around next sc 2 rows below. 1SC in each of the next 2 SC's.* Repeat the directions

Row 4: Chain 1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row.

Row 5: Chain 1. Do 1 SC in each of the first 2 sts. *1dc/fp around the stem of the next dc/fp 2 rows below, 1SC in each of the next 2 sc.*    Repeat across the row..

Repeat rows 4 and 5

If you have any questions, please let me know!
Heather

Friday, September 5, 2014

Crochet Invisible Sewing Technique





The "Invisible Sewing Technique" video can be found here

Another example. A blanket I made. Can't see the sewing click here


There are times when I don't want the sewing to show when sewing a crocheted item together. I usually use it for blankets. I don't like

I don't like making blankets in one piece. It gets to heavy to flip the blanket over when it's heavy. This way I can change colors as well. Like the blanket above. 

This is a front post rib baby blanket.  I have the pieces face down so the wrong side is facing up. That way you won't be able to see it.


For my Crochet playlist you can go here. They include many stitch patterns and scarfs etc.....

Go to my facebook page Crochet Den

Let me know if you have any questions!
Heather

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Crumpled Griddle Crochet Stitch Pattern


New Crumpled Griddle Crochet Stitch Pattern


For everything you see below find Instructions Found Here


This is a very simple but interesting stitch pattern. I have 2 swatches made. One uses a single yarn and the other uses 2 yarns. I wanted you to be able to see the design it makes. It gives a great texture.


After Row 1 you will be doing a Double Crochet in each Double Crochet from the previous row. You will also be doing a Single Crochet in each Single Crochet from the previous row. If you don't have the instructions with you that's an easy way to remember what to do.

Yarn used: All Caron 1 Pound - Sage, Blue and Tan
Chain 19
Hook: I
Swatch Size:
5 3/4th inch wide (ch19)
9 1/4th inches (21 rows)

Gauge:
3.3 stitches per inch
2.25 rows per inch

Multiple of 2 + 3 chains are needed

Abbreviations:
* - *: Repeat the instructions between the astericks
ch = chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

PATTERN:
Row 1: Go into the 4th ch from hook (counts as 1st DC), *1SC in next chain, 1DC in the next chain* repeat between * and * til the end of the row.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as 1st DC) *1SC in the next stitch, do 1DC into the next stitch. * repeat between * and * til the end of the row, ending in the turning chain

Rep row 2

Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a message here.

If you are interested I have crochet videos, including many stitch patterns. Just click on this link to go there.

Thanks so much! I hope you give it a try sometime.
Heather

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Golden Lavender Granny Square Blanket - Twin Size



 
This is my newest Crochet, Twin Size, Traditional Granny Square blanket. I gathered all my favorite colors and made a blanket with them. It's great if you only have a small amount of yarn for some and have more in others. All the amount are below. I used Michael's yarn "Impeccible, Loops and Threads" and Caron 1-pound.

                                      Instructions Here

This granny square is great for beginners because you are only working in chain spaces. You don't have to worry about what stitch to work into.



NOTE:  I have the instructions written 2 ways. One is the traditional way of writing a pattern. But if the repeats get confusing I wrote the pattern without them. I've been crocheting since 2009 and I still like the instructions without the repeats. If you DON'T want the repeats it's under the first set of instructions.

Yarn Brands and Amounts Used

Quantity 18 Purple Shaded Granny Squares 
Row 1 and 2: Lilac, Caron, 1 Pound Yarn= 250ft = 83 yards
Rows 3 and 4: Lavender by Impeccible Yarn = 588 ft = 196 yards
Row 5 and 6: Dark Purple, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 924 ft = 308 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn894 ft = 298 yards

Quantity 22 The Tan/Gold shaded Granny Squares
Rows 1 and 2: Off white, Caron 1 Pound = 305 ft = 101 yards
Row 3 and 4: Cream, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 718ft = 239 yards
Rows 5 and 6: Gold, Impeccible Yarn= 1131ft = 377 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn= 1092ft = 364 yards

This doesn't account for the yarn used in sewing the blanket together. 
SEWING: I did the whip stitch on the rows and Single Crochet sewing for the columns.Video's coming soon on how to do the sewing.



Size Entire Blanket: 80 x 46 inches
Size, Granny Squre: 10 inches
Hook Size: Granny Squares = H/8/5.0mm (6 UK ) 

Abbreviations:

  • ch3sp and ch1sp = Chain 3 space, Chain 1 space
  • ch = chain
  • * to * = Repeat the instructions between the astericks
  • beg = beginning


Chain 5 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) *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.

Row 7: Single Crochet Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do (2sc, ch3, 2sc)

Cut yarn and weave in all ends


Below are Instructions completely written out without repeats

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: 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
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:You can weave the ends in, from row 3, while doing this row.
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 You can weave the ends in, from Row 4
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 
    You can weave the ends in, from Row 5
    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
    Row 7: Single Crochet Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do 3sc. When you made it all the way around join it in the top of the 1st sc. The reason for the 3sc in the corners, without a chain 1 in-between, is because when I sewed it I didn't want an empty space. 

    Cut yarn and weave in all ends
SEWING: I did the whip stitch for the rows and a single crochet sewing on the columns. Usually I do the Single Crochet technique for the whole blanket but I wanted to see what it would look like with the whip stitch.

If you have any questions, please let me know,

Don't forget to see my Crochet Videos Here
Thanks,
Heather

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mosaic Crochet Stitch Pattern



Video found at http://youtu.be/MkeAzinNIqk

This is a great beginner pattern AND you can customize it depending on what you are going to make. It's 7 inches wide. 

You are chaining 23 or a multiple of 7 chains + 2.

Quick Note about the written pattern below.....because of the amt of stitches. When I say "2SC", that means to Do 1SC in each of the next 2 stitchesIf I say 4DC's then do 1DC in each of the NEXT 4 stitches. I never write patterns like this but it will save a lot of space AND be easier to read.


Size: 7 inch square
Chain: 23 or Multiple of 7 + 2
Hook: I
Yarn: Worsted weight
Color pattern: 2 rows A, 2 rows B and repeat or if you want 3 yarns.

Do: 2 rows A
2 rows B
2 rows A
2 rows C
Repeat those over and over again.

Abbreviations: 
*  - *: repeat the instructions between the astericks
SC= Single Crochet HDC= Half Double Crochet  
DC=Double Crochet  TR= Triple Crochet   Ch = Chain
2LSC (Long Single Crochet) = Inserting hook from front, like a normal stitch, work 1SC into each of the 2 free SC's (the ones you skipped) 3 rows below.
Ch2sk2 = chain 2 skip 2 stitches

Yarn A:
Row 1: Do 1SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across the row (22SC)
Yarn A:
Row 2: chain 1 turn, do 1SC in each stitch across the row.

Yarn B
Row 3: chain 3 turn, (counts as first DC here and throughout) 1DC, 1HDC, 1SC *chain 2, skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC * 
Repeat until last 6, then chain 2, skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 3 turn, (counts as first DC) 1DC, 1HDC, 1SC,*Ch 2 Sk 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC * Repeat until last 6....then ch2 sk2,  1SC, 1HDC, 2DC ending in the top of the turning chain.

Yarn A:
Row 5: chain 1, turn, 4SC, 2LSC *10 SC, 2LSC* 
Repeat to last 4 stitches and do 4SC, ending in the top of the turning chain.

Yarn A:
Row 6: chain 1, turn, do 1SC in each stitch across the row.
Row 7: chain 1,turn, *1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC, ch2 sk2,*Repeat from * to *. (you will end the last repeat at the SC that's before the Ch2Sk2

Yarn B:
Row 8: chain 1, turn, *1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC, chain 2, skip 2* Repeat from * to *. You would leave out that last "chain 2" on your last repeat

Yarn B:
Row 9: chain 1 turn, *10SC, 2LSC *.Repeat from * to *. You would leave out that last "chain 2" on your last repeat.


repeat rows 2-9

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Crochet Video: Carry yarn up the sides

                                  
VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMkwLxVijyU 
This is a new crochet video where you can learn how to carry yarn up the sides with everything tucked away nicely. Also, you don't have to cut the yarn every time you need to change yarns. 


The first picture above, you can see that the sides are tucked in nice and clean.


This is what you don't want to happen. Above you see strands on the side. Easy to get tangled in.




Have fun creating!
Heather
http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com


Monday, June 2, 2014

Learn how to do the Half Triple Crochet


CROCHET VIDEO:
Here is a video where you can learn how to do the Half Triple Crochet (HTC), Click here to see it or use the instructions below.

This is a great stitch to learn. I wanted to make a video on the Half Triple Crochet because I use it in my Lacy Shell Scarf. Both links are below.

How to do the Half Triple Crochet:
Wrap yarn around your hook twice, insert hook and pull through. Pull through 2 loops, then pull through all 3 loops.

Learn the turning chain.



To see the video on the Lacy Shell scarf go here.(uses HTC)
To see my entire Crochet Playlist to see ALL my videos.


Thanks for stopping by!
Heather

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crochet Video+Patterns: How to do the Seed Stitch + Multiple Patterns

Video Crochet Pattern: The Seed Stitch


I have a new video on Youtube called the seed stitch. I have made many items using it. It's one of my favorites especially when changing colors. You can really see the design better. 

I have a link to all of my seed stitch pattern and a link to my video.

Thanks for stopping by!
Heather

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Crochet Solid Shell Pattern and Video

Tri color Solid Shell

  4 colored Solid Shell
 1 yarn Solid Shell




I finally found a Crocheted Solid Shell pattern that works. This is a great pattern to try if you haven't already. Great for any beginner crocheter. The solid shells are anchored by a single crochet that is done in-between them.

Skill Level: Beginner
Hook Size: I
Gauge: ¾ row per inch and 3 ¼ sts per inch
(or .75 rows per inch and 3.25 sts per inch)
Tri-color Swatch: 8 inches wide by 3 1/4th inches tall

Abbreviations 
* = Repeat instructions between the astericks
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Shell = 5DC's (corrected 5/31)


Pattern
You need a multiple of 6 + 2 chains

Row 1: Sc across row

Row 2: ch3, 2dc in same sts as the chain 3,*skip 2, 1 Shell in next stitch (which is the sc from previous row), skip 2, 1 sc in the next* across the row

Row 3: ch3, 2dc in same st as the chain 3, *1sc in the center of the next shell, skip 2, 1 Shell in the next stitch, skip 2 * repeat 2 times more then do 1 sc in next stitch skip 2 then so 3 dc in last stitch.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 as needed for your pattern

Youtube video click here


If you ever have any questions you can leave a comment here or leave a comment on my youtube video (link above)

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tight Lace Stitch Pattern with Video


Tight Lace Crochet
Stitch Pattern


This is a beautiful lace stitch pattern that any beginner to do. The pattern is very simple even though it might not look it. You won't even need the instructions after 2-3 rows.

You could easily turn this into a scarf. My swatch is 7 inches wide so that's perfect. You could turn it into just about anything.


You're alternating between doing a Shell stitch and 2 individual double crochets. You repeat that row after row.


FIXED: Regarding the Video on youtube I accidently gave the wrong chain amount. This post is correct when I say multiple of 7 + 2.

I have an almost identical pattern I used on a scarf except I used Half Triple Crochets. The larger the stitch the more open the lace pattern is. 


You need a multiple of 7 + 2 chains for this pattern.
Ch23
Size: 7 in wide
Gauge: 3.25 (3 1/4th) stitches per inch
1.25 (1 1/4th) rows per inch

Hook Size: I hook

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:
Shell = (2dc, ch2, 2dc )
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch3 = chain 3
ch = chain
ch2sp = chain 2 space
tch = turning chain
* = repeat the instructions between the astericks
PATTERN: Chain 23
Row 1: Do 1sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. Do 1sc in each chain across the row (22sc)

Row 2 ch3 (counts as 1st dc) *Skip next 2 chains, 1 Shell in next ch, Skip 2, Do 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat .

Row 3: ch3 (counts as 1st dc) , *Do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat 1 more time then Do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in the tch (3 shells made)

Row 4: ch3, *Do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat 1 more time then do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in each of the last 2 sts. Ending in the tch

Rep 3 and 4

Please make items for personal use only :)

If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by,
Heather 


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Double Triple V Stitch Crochet Pattern with Video

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 Double Triple V Stitch Lace Pattern


  Double Triple Crochet Stitch

Video of the pattern can be found HERE

Pattern can be found HERE

This is a very simple lace pattern. Great for a beginner. I call it the Double Triple V-stitch. It's easy because you are alternating between the V-stitch and doing 3dc's in the next stitch. For row 2 and on you are doing a V-stitch in each V-stitch and doing 3dc's in the 3dc's from the previous rowsIt's labeled in the photo directly above this paragraph. 



Multiple of 6+4
Hook size: I
Gauge: 3.25sts ( 3 1/4) per inch and 1.5 (1 1/2) rows per inch
            
Abbreviations:
  • Chsp = Chain Space
  • ch = chain
  • V- Stitch = (1dc, ch1, 1dc)
  • TCH = The turning chain

PATTERN:
chain 22
Row 1: Do V-stitch in 5th chain from hook, *Skip 2 ch, 3dc's in next ch, Skip 2 ch, Do V-stitch in next ch * Repeat until 5 chains are left and do: Skip 2 chains, 3dc's in next ch, skip 1 chain, 1dc in last chain.

Row 2: Ch3, skip 1 st, do *3dc in next st, Do 1 V-stitch in the center chsp of the V-stitch of the previous row, skip 2 sts,** Repeat until you have 8 stitches left (including turning chain) do 3dc in next st, Do 1 V-stitch in the center chsp of the V-stitch of the previous row, end with 1dc in turning chain.

Row 3: ch3, turn. * Do 1 V-stitch in the center chsp of the V-stitch of the previous row, do 3dc's in center stitch of the next group of 3 double crochet's * repeat ending with 1dc in the TCH.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for your pattern


If you have any questions please let me know on a comment here or a comment on the video itself 

Take a look at my entire crochet pattern playlist here

Please make items for personal use only.

Thanks for looking at this pattern,
Heather