Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Video: 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.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

VIDEO: 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
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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.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Video: 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)

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Repeat rows 2 and 3

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Video: Learn how to Crochet the Rope Stitch Pattern

It's a beautiful stitch and very soft to the touch
New Crochet Stitch Pattern....Rope

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


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Video: 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

Video: 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.

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Other Basic Stitches
Learn the Single Crochet


Learn the Half Double Crochet 

Learn the Triple Crochet 

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Video: 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.

Video: Learn how to do the Single Crochet (SC)

The shortest of all Crochet stitches

This is the shortest of all the Crochet stitches.  You can use as many chains as needed for your item.
For this example I will chain 15. This makes a tight fabric. Not a lot of flexibility. It's great for a blanket or a scarf or anything that needs to keep you warm.

Video: http://youtu.be/m47Lu2mGl0Y

Gauge: 3 sts per inch and 3.5 rows per inch
ch 15 = 5 inches wide
17 rows = 5 inches tall

Hook Size: I

Pattern:
Row 1: go into 2nd chain from the hook and do 1sc. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row
(14 sc made)

Row 2: ch1, Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row

Other Basic stitch videos/links

Learn the Half Double Crochet 
Video is at:http://youtu.be/-dABIsiHDky
Blog Post is at: http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2014/10/crochet-video-how-to-do-half-double.html
 
Learn the Double Crochet
Video at http://youtu.be/yFDO8X_hZAU
Blog Post is at http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2015/01/HowToDoTheDoubleCrochet.html

Learn the Triple Crochet 
Video at http://youtu.be/mofmFNQVtX8
Blog Post is at http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2015/01/video-how-to-do-triple-crochet-tr.html 

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Video: Learn how to do Single Crochet Sewing





Learn how to use the Single Crochet to sew you're crochet items together. The most common time to use it is with a blankets. It's very easy and will hold your item together for a very long time. I used
dark yarn so you can see it better. I also like this way because it's the quickest way to sew. It only takes as long as it does to do a row of Single Crochets.


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Monday, January 12, 2015

Video: Crochet Slant Stitch Pattern

       Turning chain video included along with this one

Crochet Slant Stitch Pattern with Video
Written Pattern Below

This is a great Crochet stitch pattern. It uses basic stitches but it has a twist. What you're doing in general is skipping a chain /stitch then doing 1DC in each of the next 3 chains/stitches then doing a DC in the skipped stitch.

Slant Stitch video at  http://youtu.be/PBBu0XRZ-6s 
Turning Chain video (if needed): http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s

Hook :I
Gauge: Swatch was 5 inches wide (chain 17) by 8 inches tall (which uses 16 rows)
             so 3.5 sts per inches and 2 rows per inch
           
Abbreviations
*  (astericks) : You need to repeat the instructions between the 2 asterisks. I bolded the text.

Pattern:
Multiple of 4 +1 changes needed
I chained Chain 17 for 3 slants, (chain 25 for 5 slants)

Row 1: Do 1sc in the 2nd chain and in each chain across the row. (16 single crochets.)

Row 2: Ch3, 1dc in next stitch, *skip 1 st, Do 1dc in each of the next 3 stitches, YO insert hook into the skipped st and pull up a loop even with the hook (YO draw through 2 loops)x2 *
repeat to last 2 stitches and do 1DC in each. Ending in the turning chain (3 slants made)

Row 3: Do 1sc in the first stitch and in each stitch across the row. 

repeat rows 2 and 3

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the entire pattern. 

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It uses Double Crochets. Turning Chain video included if needed

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Crochet Video: Single Crochet Raised Rib (Front Post)

Raised Rib Single Crochet (Front Posts)
This is a dense pattern when it comes to front post patterns.  I use single crochets in the pattern and DC post stitches. 

Here is a video if needed http://youtu.be/NEfpoRaaNkc

Use a multiple of 3+3 chains
I used ch 21 for this video.

ABBREVIATIONS:
FPDC: work 1dc around the stem of next stitch 2 rows below. Finish like a normal dc.


Row 1: do 1sc into the 2nd chain from the hook and in each stitch across the row

Row 2: ch1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row.

Row 3: ch1, turn. Do 1 sc in each of the first 2 stitches. *1 fpdc around next sc 2 rows below. 1Sc in Do 1 sc in each of the first 2 stitches * repeat to end

Row 4: ch1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row.

Row 5: ch1, turn. Do 1sc in each of the first 2 sc. *do 1fpdc around the stem of the next fpdc 2 rows below. Do 1sc in each of the next 2 stitches. * repeat to the end.


Rep 4 and 5


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Friday, January 2, 2015

Video: How to Crochet the Puff Stitch


Learn how to do the Crochet Puff stitch


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.


If you want to practice you can try the:
Aligned Puff Stitch Pattern.
Video is at  http://youtu.be/ue0Wr9A9oxU
Pattern is on my blog at http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2015/02/aligned-puff-stitch-crochet-pattern.html
You alternate between doing a Puff stitch and a chain 1. Plenty of practice.

OR

My Puff Stitch Granny Square:
Video is at http://youtu.be/SmPObd9xkWQ
Pattern is on my blog at http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2013/09/puff-stitch-granny-square-pillow.html


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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Video: Brick Crochet Stitch Pattern











Learn the Brick Stitch Crochet Pattern

 This new stitch is a lot of fun to crochet.  So easy and fun to do.......and quick! I like to show stitch patterns because you can turn it into anything. Make a scarf, head band, ear warmer, blanket etc...

Crochet Video Tutorial:  http://youtu.be/SeIj0c9SmxQ

Size of Swatches:
Hook Size : I
Level: Beginner

Chain 19 (add or subtract chains in multiples of 6

Abbreviations:
TCH = Turning Chain  (click for instructional video at http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s
ch3sp = c hain 3 space
DC = Double Crochet
* - Repeat the instructions between the astericks.

Row 1: 1dc in 4th chain, 1DC to the end

Row 2: chain 1 turn, 1sc, *ch3, skip 3, do 1sc after the 3rd stitch between the DC's* repeat to last 4 dc's , ch3, 1sc in TCH

Row 3: chain 3, *skip 1sc, 4dc in next ch3-sp. * repeat  across and do 1dc in last stitch.

Row 4: chain 1 turn, 1sc in the first stitch. *ch3. Do 1sc in between the DC's that's right above the single crochet from row 2. *repeat until the last 4 DC's , ch3, 1sc in TCH

Row 5: chain 3, *skip sc, 4dc in ch3-sp. * rep across and do 1dc in last stitch (sc)


Repeat Rows 4 and 5

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crochet Video: Criss Cross Reversible Crochet Neckwarmer




Soft new Crochet Neckwarmer using a new crochet stitch pattern

Soft new Crochet Neckwarmer using a new crochet stitch pattern

Soft new Crochet Neckwarmer using a new crochet stitch pattern


Criss Cross Reversible Crochet Neck Warmer

The Criss Cross stitch is one of my favorites. This pattern is reversible. The criss cross design looks like it's switching directions depending on if you're on the Right Side or Wrong Side. If you're a beginner don't worry it's quite easy. Sewing Instructions included in video. I use an invisible sewing technique. You can sew it any way you prefer. I will show you how to do the turning chain (TCH) if you're not familiar with it.

IF you want to see how to do the TCH go to this video http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s.

The Criss Cross Pattern Video is at  http://youtu.be/jzuQIseunv4 

Notes:
The video will show you 3 rows + the sewing. If you know how to do the turning chain you only have to watch up to Row 2. I did 3 rows so I could show you how to do the Turning Chain.  I labeled the rows + the sewing sections so you could go to the section you want to watch.

Abbreviations:
TCH = Turning Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet 

Size: 7 inches wide by 20 inches tall
Number of Rows: 34
Gauge: 3.5 sts per inch and 1.75 rows per inch
Yarn used: Caron 1 pound (very soft yarn)

Pattern:
x of 2+1 stitches
Chain 25

Row 1: Do 1 sc in the second chain from the hook and in each stitch across the row (24 sc made)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), *skip 1 st, 1dc in the next stitch, do 1dc in skipped st * repeat across to the last stitch and do 1dc in it.

From row 3 and on you will finish the row by crocheting into the TCH . If you're not sure how to do the TCH go to this link http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s.

Repeat row 2 for the pattern
Repeat row 2 for the pattern
When you reach the desired length for your neck warmer cut yarn. If you want a scarf just continue on.

I hope you give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks!!
Heather

Friday, November 28, 2014

4 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns with Videos



Learn basic stitch patterns to make a neckwarmer from



It's so chilly out there so stay warm with a crochet scarf.  Below there are 4 free Crochet Scarves that come with video instructions.  Below are the video URL and the blog post for that pattern.

I consider them beginner scarves. 

#1: Crochet Crumpled Griddle Scarf


#2:Crochet Lacy Shell Scarf
This one may look difficult but it only looks that way because of the taller stitch. It uses Half Triple Crochets. It alternates between doing a HTC Shell and 1 single HTC. You're just skipping stitches in-between that creates the lace effect.

If you download the PDF it will also include a photo tutorial. So you have a written, photo and video tutorial. All 3.


#3:Crochet Flat Bobble Scarf

#4: Traditional Crochet Seed stitch scarf

Saturday, October 11, 2014

CROCHET VIDEO How to do the Half Double Crochet (HDC)



Learn how to do the Half Double Crochet (HDC) using the video at the link below. It's the second shortest stitch. Its height is taller than a Single Crochet and shorter than the Double Crochet. 

How to do the Half Double Crochet:
Wrap yarn around hook 1 time. Insert hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops.

Video: http://youtu.be/-dABIsiHDky
You don't have to worry about turning chains with any HDC pattern.

On this video I chained 10. You will be doing 8 HDC's. That's because you are skipping 2 chains at the beginning of Row 1.

Instructions:
Hook Size: I

Row 1: Go into the 3rd chain from the hook and do 1hdc. Do 1hdc in each stitch across the row
(8 hdc)

Row 2: chain 2 ( Doesn't count as the first hdc) turn. Do 1 hdc in each stitch across the row. (8 hdc)

If you  have any questions feel free to leave a comment

Learn the Single Crochet

Learn the Double Crochet

Learn the Triple Crochet 



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Sunday, October 5, 2014

VIDEO: Cozy Crochet Winter Flat Bobble Scarf


Crochet Flat Bobble Shell Scarf Pattern 

Video for the Flat Bobble Shell can be found at http://youtu.be/bDzQ0Esn93Q


This is a beautiful crochet pattern for a scarf. It will keep you warm in the fall or winter. It's made using a Flat Bobble Shell stitch. Yes flat, not the traditional ones. It has a beautiful texture. I like to do patterns that are easy enough for a beginner and is something different they can try. It's also great for someone who is experienced. 

You will be alternating between doing a row of the Flat Bobble Shells and a row of a group of 3 double.crochets. I know it's hard to see but it will make more sense when you start. It creates a lace type effect.

Uses a multiple of 4 + 3 chains.
Hook size:I
chain 23 
Swatch: 11 inches high and did 14 rows = 1 1/4 rows per inch
                7 inches wide= 3 1/4 sts per inches

Length: 56 inches long by 7 inches wide

Abbreviations
Bobble (all in the same stitch): Insert hook in the stitch indicated, Yo pull through. YO Pull through 2 loops. Repeat 2 more times then YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Bobble Shell = (Bobble, chain 3, Bobble) all in same stitch
YO = Yarn Over

TCH = the turning chain --->  How to video link can be found at http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s

Ch3sp = Stands for a chain 3 space

Pattern
Chain 
Row 1: Do 1dc in 4th chain from the hook. Do 1dc in each of the next 2 chains, *chain 1, skip 1, 1dc in each of the next 3 chains *repeat to last chain and do 1dc in it

NOTE: As you can see...you have groupings of 3dc's. You are doing a Bobble Shell in the center dc of each of those groupings. The exact instructions are written out. You are ending with 1dc in the TCH.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first here and throughout. Skip 1st dc, Do (Bobble, ch3, Bobble) in next
stitch *Skip 2dc, do Bobble shell in next dc * repeat to last 2dc and do 1dc into TCH

Row 3: Chain 3, Do 3dc into 1st ch3sp. *chain 1, 3dc into next ch3sp * repeat to last 2dc and do 1dc
into TCH

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for as long as you want your scarf to be.

If you ever have any questions feel free to leave a comment. 

Again, video can be found at http://youtu.be/bDzQ0Esn93Q
The Turning Chain video can be found at http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s

Thanks so much!!
Heather