Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Crochet Video: Cumpled Griddle Crochet Scarf,

New Crochet Scarf


New Crumpled Griddle Crochet Scarf




This is a new pattern that I'm adding to the list of Winter scarfs and stitch patterns. This is a very simple but interesting stitch pattern. Great for a beginner. I wanted to show you a swatch using 2 yarns so you can see the pattern it makes.  It gives a great texture. If you're a beginner it's something different then just using the same basic stitch over and over again. 

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.


The Video on how to do it is at


If you need a video on how to do the turning chain click here http://youtu.be/diqWCOVGa3s

Skill Level: Beginner
Yarn used: All Caron 1 Pound  in Sage
Chain 19
Crochet Hook: I
Scarf Size: 6 inches by 56 inches

Gauge:
3.25 (3 1/4) stitches per inch
2.25 (2 1/4)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 on youtube. at the link under the photo at the top of the screen.
Thanks so much! I hope you give it a try sometime.
Heather



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Twin Size Golden Lavender Traditional Granny Square Blanket



 
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.

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.


                                      Instructions Here

NOTE:  I have the instructions written 2 ways. The first one you see below are with repeats. But if you are a beginner you may want to see the instructions without them. Just scroll past the first set.I've been crocheting since 2009 and I still like the instructions without the repeats. 

Yarn Brands and Amounts Used
I have everything calculated so you can see the amount of yarn I had to use for each one.

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 Yarn 894 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 Square: 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. No question is to small.

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Crochet Video Tutorial: Mosaic Crochet Stitch Pattern



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



3 colors

VIDEO  ERROR NOTES: 4/27/16 In the video I accidentally say chain 28 at the beginning, it's an error. I chained 23. I also said that the first 2 rows were Double Crochets. They are Single Crochets.

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 need a multiple of 12 +11 chains.

Quick Note about the written pattern below. Because of the amount 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 for you to read it.


This Crochet stitch pattern is called  Mosaic.  It uses all the stitches to create the pattern. A beginner can easily create this design. This crochet pattern has repeats in case you want to increase the number of stitches you are using. 

Stitches Used: 
  • Single Crochet (SC)
  • Half Double Crochet (HDC)
  • Double Crochet (DC)
  • Triple Crochet (TR)
  • Long Single Crochet (LSC)
Chain: Multiple if 12+11

Pattern: Mosaic Stitch Pattern
Size: 7 inch square
Chain: 23
Hook: I              
Yarn: Red Heart or any worsted weight yarn

Color pattern:
2 Rows with Yarn A and 2 rows with Yarn B
OR
2 rows A, 2 rows B,  2 rows A, 2 rows C then repeat if needed


**PLEASE READ Quick Note: Because of the amt of stitches and to save time, when I say "2SC", that means "Do 1SC in each of the next 2 stitches"If 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 less confusing, or intimidating, for you.**


Abbreviations: 
* : repeat the instructions between the asterisks
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 skipped SC's  3 rows below.

The first pattern is the exact pattern I do in the video. If you want to make something larger, under it is the pattern with the repeats.

2191
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. (22SC)

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 chain 2, skip 2, SC, HDC, 2DC

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 3 turn,  1DC, 1HDC, 1SC, Chain 2, Skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC
chain 2, skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC (the last dc is in the TCH)

Yarn A or C:
Row 5: chain 1, turn, 4SC, 2LSC 10 SC, 2LSC, 4SC end in the TCH

Yarn A or C:
Row 6: chain 1, turn, do 1SC in each stitch across the row.

Yarn B:
Row 7: chain 1,turn, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC, chain 2, skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC

Yarn B:
Row 8: REPEAT ROW 7

Yarn A:
Row 9: chain 1 turn, 10SC, 2LSC, 10SC         

repeat rows 2-9

If you end on a Row 9 then you can end with a Row of Single Crochet. 


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The pattern below is with repeats in case you want to make something larger

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. (22SC)

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,*Chain 2, Skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC * Repeat until last 6....then chain 2, skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC ending in the top of the turning chain.

Yarn A or C:
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 or C:
Row 6: chain 1, turn, do 1SC in each stitch across the row.

Yarn B:
Row 7: chain 1,turn, *1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC, chain 2, skip 2*.       
Repeat from * to *. Basically you will end with the last SC that's written in the pattern.

Yarn B:
Row 8: chain 1, turn, *1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC, chain 2, skip 2*         
Repeat from * to *. You will end with the last 1sc that's right before the chain 2 skip 2 instructions.

Yarn A:
Row 9: chain 1 turn, *10SC, 2LSC *              
Repeat from * to *. 
repeat rows 2-9
When complete just cut your yarn and weave in your ends.


Thanks for visiting.........to see my MANY other stitch patterns just follow this link.

Take Care!!
Heather

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Crochet Video Tutorial: Carry yarn up the sides

With Video

Carrying your yarn up the sides is a very usefull technique. But it needs to be tucked away neatly like the first photo which is right above.  The second photo below this has 1 inch strands on the sides which make it very easy to get caught on anything including fingers and toes. Depending on what you are making.

If you've ever weaved in your ends as you crochet then you can do this. All you're doing is weaving the old yarn in 1 time only then dropping down. It's ready next time you have to pick it up.

Check out the video at the link right below.

VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMkwLxVijyU 





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Have fun creating!
Heather
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