Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crochet Video: How to do this Fibonacchi Seed Stitch


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'm using the Fibonacci Sequence to create stripes in this scarf. The section of the sequence I am using is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 then I go in reverse...5, 3, 2, 1, 1. The entire sequence is below. I am using the lighter yarn for those rows. I'm doing 8 rows in between each of those “sequences” in Dark Brown.


If your not familiar with the Fibonacci Sequence this is how it goes. The first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1, the next number is the sum of the previous two. So 0+1=1 which is why there is a 2nd "1". Then 1+1=2 etc... and so on.  The sequence is 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21, 34,55,89,144 etc....

Need an ODD number of stitches. Chain 21
Gauge: 2.75 stitches per inch
Scarf: 7.5 inches wide by 62 inches long...or as long, or as short, as you need it.
Hook: K

8 rows – Dark Brown
1 row – Light Yarn (Fibonacci)
8 rows – Dark Brown
1 row – Light Yarn  (Fibonacci)
8 rows – Dark Brown
2 row – Light Yarn   (Fibonacci)
8 rows – Dark Brown
3 row – Light Yarn  (Fibonacci)
8 rows – Dark Brown
5 row – Light Yarn  (Fibonacci)
8 rows – Dark Brown
5 row – Light Yarn  (Fibonacci)
8 rows – Dark Brown
3 row – Light Yarn  (Fibonacci)
8 rows – Dark Brown
2 row – Light Yarn  (Fibonacci)
8 rows – Dark Brown
1 row – Light Yarn  (Fibonacci)
8 rows – Dark Brown
1 row – Light Yarn  (Fibonacci)


Pattern:
Row 1: do 1 SC in second chain from hook,* 1 DC in next chain, 1 SC in the next chain* Repeat across the row

Row 2: chain 1, turn… skip 1st stitch (normally you don't but for this pattern you have an "empty" stitch every other stitch), *1SC and 1DC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch*    repeat across the row.
When you have 2 stitches left skip 1 and 1sc and 1dc in the last stitch

Repeat row 2



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 0.75 rows per inch and 3.25 sts per inch

Size: 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
chain 26
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)

My other crochet videos can be found here

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Crochet Video Tight Lace Stitch Pattern






Tight Lace Crochet
Stitch Pattern


This is a beautiful lace crochet stitch pattern that any beginner to do. The pattern is very simple even though it might not look it. You're only repeating 2 rows for the entire pattern.

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

Crochet Video tutorial: Double Triple V Stitch







 Crochet Double Triple Stitch Pattern



This is a very simple crochet lace pattern. Great for a beginner project. I call it the Double Triple V-stitch. It's easy because you are alternating between the V-stitch and doing 3dc's in a single stitch. For row 2 and on you are doing a V-stitch in each V-stitch and doing a group of 3dc's in the next group of 3dc's from the previous rows. That might be a little confusing that's why I have the photo above.

Video of the pattern can be found HERE


Pattern can be found below or if you want to save it to your computer go HERE.

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




Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Crochet Video tutorial: Alternate Seed Stitch Pattern



Alternate Seed Stitch
Video of this pattern can be found here

Pattern below

This is a stitch pattern that has great texture. It's very similar to the traditional Seed Stitch. You are still doing a single crochet and a double crochet. You're just not doing them in the SAME stitch. You just alternate between the two stitches.



This pattern is great for a beginner because it's something other then just doing one stitch but also great for someone more experienced. It definitely does not bore.



I changed yarns so you can see how it looks when you do. It looks as good as the traditional seed stitch.



Beginner Skill Level
Hook Size: I
Gauge: 3 sts per inch and 3 3/4 rows per inch.
Yarn: Worsted weight Yarn

Pattern:
Chain 18
Multiple of 2+2  (any even #)

Row 1: go into the 2nd stitch from hook and do 1sc in it. *Do 1dc in the next stitch, do 1sc in the next stitch* Repeat from * to * 

Row 2: chain 3 (counts as 1dc), *Do 1 sc in the next stitch, 1dc in the next stitch* Repeat from * to * across the row.

Row 3: ch1 *Do 1 sc in the first stitch, do 1dc in the next stitch* Repeat from * to * ending the row with a Single Crochet in the TCH.

Repeat rows 2 and 3


If you have any questions about this pattern please let me know.

Don't forget to see the video by clicking here
To see all my crochet pattern videos click here

Heather

VIDEO: Flat Bobble Shell Crochet Scarf with Stitch Pattern



Flat Bobble Shell Crochet Scarf



Flat Bobble Shell Scarf/Stitch Pattern




(Written instructions, Row 3, corrected 5/27/14)

This is a beautiful crochet lace stitch pattern. It's made using a flat Bobble Shell stitch pattern. It's not a traditional bobble. This one is flat but it has great 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 Bobble shells and a row of a group of 3 double crochets. It's that easy. 

FOR THE SCARF..continue on for as long as you want your scarf to be. 

Hook size: I
Use a multiple of 4 + 3 chains.
Swatch: 11 inches high and did 14 rows = 1 1/4 rows per inch
Chaining 23 gives you a width of 7 inches = 3 1/4 sts per in

Abbreviations
Bobble Shell = (Bobble, chain 3, Bobble) all in same stitch
YO = Yarn Over
TCH = the turning chain
Bobble (all in the same stitch): Insert hook in indicated stitch, YO pull through. YO and Pull through 2 loops. Repeat 2 more times then YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Pattern
Use a multiple of 4 + 3 chains.
chain 23
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.

NOTES: 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


Let me know if you  have any questions about the pattern.

Again, the video on this pattern it can be found here.
To see all my crochet videos you can go here
You can use this pattern as you wish.

Thanks!
Heather