Archive for March, 2009
Crochet granny squares have been making a come back for the past couple of years. Crochet a traditional square, it is easy!! You need to use just basic crochet stitches - ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch) & dc (double crochet).
Crochet Fringe is a fast way to accessorize your garments, especially for scarves. Crochet instructions are quite simple. At the both ends of your scarf crochet a row of 1 double crochet (dc) 1 chain (ch) making little spaces. Cut your yarn to the length you wanted your fringe to be. Then fold them in half and pull yarn through like you doing a slip stitch. Making sure that every time you do it, work from the front.
Here is a crochet video instruction.
Yesterday I took part in our local Craft Fair. My crochet baby jacket was a hit as usual. So many talented people!!! Had an absolute blast!! Just looking at crochet baby jacket next to my jewelery has inspired me to create crochet jewellery.
Well, crochet jewelery can be easily done with beads using a fine thread or yarn. I can always use jewellery wire, but I think it’s a little hard on the hands. Another option is to crochet a rope without beads by just using a fancy fine yarn or metallic thread. And then to add a medallion as a focal point. Watch out for more news on this!
Here is another variation of a crochet shell design. In this demonstration I crochet shell on top of each other in every row of my work.
Crochet shells are very widely use and they are a combination of basic crochet stitches. This video will how to crochet these shells next to each other and on the next row they will be in between each other again in stead of been on top of each other.
I’m always looking for new crochet ideas and new crochet stitches, well, let’s say new combinations of basic stitches. So not so long ago I was looking through my crochet basket and found very interesting edging on one of my blanckets. I remembered that I had a video about it.
Crochet Relief Stitch is a raised stitch on your crochet work. You can make it by working behind or around your crochet stitches which could be double crochet or treble crochet.
Sometimes when you start crochet project from a circle of chains you can be left with a hole in it. It’s ok when your pattern allowes it, but usualy we prefer to tighten it close. Here is a quick video crochet instruction how to close it. Read More→
Here is a crochet instruction how to edge your crochet work. This edging is good for a blanket or baby jacket.
Crochet Slip Stitch is the shortest stitch in crochet, it doesn’t give height in your crochet work. To make this stitch you don’t do “yarn over the hook”, you just pull your yarn through the next stitch and then straight away though the loop on the crochet hook.
Slip Stitch is used many ways: to tighten your border, to move from one place to another without changing your crochet pattern
How to make Half-double Crochet (hdc) in USA or HalfTreble (htr) in UK. It is actualy the same stitch
Here is a free crochet pattern of leaf which could be used as a part of the flower to decorate any crochet project bag or hat. You can combine a couple of these crochet leaves into flower too.
Beads are quite an interesting way to make your crochet work looking attractive. There are many ways to incorporate them in. One is just to stitch them on your work in your design. Other is to crochet your beads in. In this video I’ll show you how to crochet your beads on your bag or hat or on any other project. Here is main principle creating beads design. How to use beads design in your crochet project .
This is what I’ve been asked to help to get started. Read More→
Detailed demonstration of how to change correctly to new colour yarn in your crochet project.