Crochet Patterns, Crochet Tutorials

Peppermint Facial Rounds

I rarely do holiday themed projects, but this year I thought I'd make an exception. After making scads of my 1-2-3 Facial Rounds for orders, I wanted to give the otherwise solid colored face rounds some holiday flair. The red and white yarns I already had in my stash put me in mind of peppermints… Continue reading Peppermint Facial Rounds

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1-2-3 Facial Rounds

Even if you're a master yarn bender, once in awhile it's nice to have a quick and simple little project. With 3 rounds and taking less than 10 minutes in total, these little facial rounds are one of those such projects. This is also a great etude that yields a functional finished item if you… Continue reading 1-2-3 Facial Rounds

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Slip Knot Tutorial For Lefties

This is the first thing any beginner should know, and it is the foundation of every crochet project involving a chain stitch.   Wrap the yarn counterclockwise twice. (Righties wrap the yarn clockwise twice.) Insert your hook under both loops... ...and pull tight to create the slip knot. If you have any questions, please leave… Continue reading Slip Knot Tutorial For Lefties

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Double Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

Double crochet is a very common stitch in crochet patterns so it is a very useful stitch to know. Abbreviated dc in American patterns, tr in U.K. and European patterns. Start with chaining 15. Yarn over with your right hand. 2. Insert your hook in the 4th chain from the hook (this is for the first chain… Continue reading Double Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

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Beginning Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

We will start with the very basics of crochet- the slip knot, chain stitch and single crochet. You will need: A ball of yarn, preferably acrylic (it slides better on the hook than cotton does) A size G/4.5 or size H/5.00 crochet hook Slip knot: Leaving about a six inch tail, position your yarn like… Continue reading Beginning Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)