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Crochet can be intimidating. Once you learn how to crochet, your world will be opened up to this fun, relaxing hobby! Crocheting is simply pulling a loop of yarn through another loop. It requires no talent! You just need patience and practice to get a hang of this timely art. Before you know it, you will be making all your own accessories and anything else you can imagine!
This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! I am pretty easy when it comes to hooks. However, I do have preferences, but these are my personal tastes, and you will find that you may prefer something else as you begin learning. Personally, I prefer a tapered hook the blue one. A tapered hook like Boye or Clover lets the yarn glide over the end of the hook. I have tried using an in-line hook Susan Bates hooks and the yarn would snag terribly! That being said, I learned with an tapered hook, so that may be the problem.
I have heard from others who learned on an in-line hook they they have a hard time with a tapered hook. They are incredibly comfortable to hold, compact enough to easily take with you when you are crocheting on-the-go, they are quality made and the metal tips lets the yarn slide easily. If you are ready to make an investment in the health of your hand, Furls Crochet has beautiful and comfortable hooks. My favorites are the Candy Shop Hooks. They come in beautiful, bright colors and have a smooth, glossy finish.
The tip of the hooks are tapered for the smaller hooks, and look a bit more inline-ish for the chunkier hooks. Hook sizes are slightly different for different countries. Because all my patterns are written in American Terms, I will explain a bit about American Hook sizing. The sizes are simply the mm sizing of the head of the hook. The reason we use different size hooks is because we make lots of different things!
To make small, tight stitches you need a small hook. On the other hand, if you want a soft, billowy, chunky scarf, you will want to use a big, chunky hook and achieves bit spaces between the stitches. This graph shoes the most common hooks. You can get much larger ones and you can get tiny ones for thread as well. Oh yarn! All of it is lovely. I have used high-end hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn, and I have used inexpensive yarn too.
Depending on the project, you can find a use for every kind of yarn you can find. The symbols, numbers and names for different yarns can be confusing, so I have created a chart that I hope will be helpful to you! One of my favorite places to get yarn is Knit Picks. Their basic acrylic is soft and has the perfect amount of stretch, making it ideal for hats. They also have a lovely selection of cotton blends that I am in love with, Comfy and Shine and have yet to find a comparable yarn on the market.
Both are lovely to work with and are very soft. I love Red Heart Soft for soft toys. The color selection is absolutely fabulous! Red Heart With Love is perfectly squishy for a cozy hat. Darning Needle: A sharp needle is invaluable when you finish your project and need to weave in your ends. These are my favorite ones. I also love these two pairs of scissors, these folding ones , and this PenCut Mini. I like to keep them in my project bag the PenCut is in my purse so I have scissors whenever I need them.
There are only a few basic stitches. All patterns and projects use these stitches to make them! They have variations, but you can do anything once you learn the basics. First, learn to chain. I suggest practicing the chain until you feel extremely comfortable! Watch how to work a chain: A big part of being comfortable is finding a comfortable way to hold your yarn. Okay, so now you are feeling pretty good about working chains.
Now you can move on to working a single crochet stitch. Watch how to work a sc stitch: Once you have mastered the single crochet stitch if you try the pretzel pillow, you will definitely master it! This is a nice, tall stitch and allows you to make blankets and hats much faster than using a single crochet. I saved the best for last, the half double crochet. There are a couple more stitches that you may see in the future, but for now, focus on mastering these basics.
Written patterns are simply written-out instruction for a crochet piece. It is much like turn-by-turn geographical directions. If you follow them closely and in-order, you will complete the piece. For instance, an easy washcloth might read like this: Single crochet in the 2nd ch away from your hook, which should still be in the last chain you worked. When working in rows, you will almost also always work in the 2nd or 3rd chain from the hook.
You would work in the 3rd chain if you are using a taller stitch, like a hdc half double crochet or dc double crochet. When working in rows, you will turn after each row, and work across the row you just completed. Be sure to subscribe to my weekly newsletter to get freebies, updates and more! I would also love if you joined our Crochet Community on Facebook! We are a happy, helpful bunch, and I hope you will consider us. Ready to learn how to crochet?
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I know a good thing when I see it. Like when I spotted this gorgeous Sears Catalog page from , filled with darling vintage Christmas ornaments. To hang up as-is. Or cropped, as a Christmas Sweater applique. Or to modpodge to personalize a store-bought journal. For all kinds of scrapbooking projects and ideas you may have.WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: How to Crochet a Spiral Granny Square
PART I. It is been a while since I posted the previous part of my Celestia tutorial. It is time to fix it! Today I will show you how to crochet the tail and mane. All you need is to follow the chart below. Make eight pieces — two of each color green, pink, turquoise and violet. Are you a fan of My Little Pony series? Today I would like to show you how to make a basic seamless amigurumi body for Princess Celestia. Crochet a head and torso RR37 according to the Fawn pattern, including alterations listed below:. Use only white yarn and ignore information about color changing abbreviations Wh, Or and Bl ,.
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Please be aware that prices may change at any time. Always verify the price before downloading. Riverbreeze by Ellen E. After their father, the Earl of Pennington, dies and their older brother inherits the title and estate, English born Robert and James Bassett escape to the New World. The adventures and difficulties they encounter in the untamed colony of Virginia begin at the Tyler plantation where they meet and marry twin brides, Elizabeth and Evelyn. Full of drama, excitement, humor, romance and details of early American life, Riverbreeze will appeal to a wide range of readers.
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Bow Clutch by Brenda K. Unfortunately I just realized that the link is not working anymore: I am so sorry for the inconvience! But at least, it is a beautiful inspiration! Devotee Clutch by Tamara Kelly. This purse is perfect for a night on the town, and you can brag that you made it yourself. Comes complete with a step-by-step photo tutorial of how to work the crocodile stitch! Floral Pouch by Pierrot. One Night by MrsPurple Designs.
It all started with the bulkyhatkal and my brand new set of interchangeable needles. Those only go to size US 11, so I needed bigger sizes to work with bulkier weights of yarn. I used the US 17 needles for my hat and then switched to the US 15 seen above for my cowls. The needles are fantastic! They have the perfect amount of flexibility and the needle part is a great length—not too long or short. When I got about 5 rounds in, however, I decided I wanted to make the swirl go the other way, so I changed things up a bit. Working alternating repeats of left and right leaning stitch patterns, I ended up with a really cool zig-zag cowl! I wrote up an explanation of my modifications, so you can make one for yourself!
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Hello guys! Valentine s Day is just around the corner, and I want to share with you a super easy and simple crochet pattern to make some cute heart appliques! These are so adorable and super quick and easy to make! Each one took me an approximate of 10 minutes to crochet from beginning to end. And … Continue reading Heart Applique: Hi guys! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I m sure you re already familiar with my newest dolls: Maria and Lucia. These dolls are inspired by the Mexican dresses and culture. I love the color combo, and how the bright neon colors make a beautiful contrast with the black and white dresses. Maria is … Continue reading Maria and Lucia. I m so excited to show you my latest creation: I started working on an crocheted Ice Cream Cone some months ago.
Happy Monday! Things are still quite hectic here, but I have a few great things to share with you over the next couple of weeks before Christmas. To start with, I have a free pattern for you: I originally found this ages ago as a Minecraft pixel creation, and since I …. Read more. Happy Friday! Good morning! Today I have another free Halloween pattern for you, and this one is a cute cat portrait.
Crochet pattern resources , Freebies , Uncategorized. Today fiberista, I am giving a shout out to all the right brained Crocheters. Ok I exaggerate because there are awesome patterns out there. But there is not a whole lot of info for crocheting with wild art yarn. The structure of a crochet stitch is just not meant to show of the intricacies of a very textural art yarn. I made you a video. So, tell me. Do you have a favorite crochet method for crocheting with handspun art yarn? Leave me some moment love below. Fiberistas, Break out the stash, It is that time of year again. Time to make your list, check it, and the stash, twice. If you are like me, you are gonna want to do what you can to offset any of the normal holiday stress, gift those hand knits like a boss, and actually drink that spiked eggnog for recreation not therapy. Fiberista, It is time to do some planning… No worries. I got you.