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CHRISTMAS LID GRABBER
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SCRAP YARN IDEAS
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EXTENDED STITCHES AND LINKED STITCHES
Hi-I've been on the crochetnmore site looking for a couple of stitches. I saw them in library books but didn't write them down because at the time they looked easy and I was going to use them right away. Right(LOL) ANYway-can you tell me how to do the EHDC (extended half double crochet) and I had a sample piece I did with the linked double crochet and lost it. It made a great coaster, but was rather thick for the washcloth. Thanks, Stephanie
Pretty much, the only thing that makes the stitch "extended"
is the yarn over and draw through one loop at the beginning of the stitch.
Extended Single Crochet
Insert hook in next ch yo, draw a loop through (2 loops on hook)
yo, draw through ONE loop on the hook (2 loops still on hook)
yo, draw through both loops on hook.
and an Extended Double
yo, insert hook into stitch,
yo, pull through stitch (3 lps on hk),
yo, pull through 1 loop, (still have 3 lps on hk)
yo, pull through 2 lps, (2 lps on hk),
yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.
I hadn't seen this stitch
used with a half double.. but it stands to reason that an Extended Half Double
Crochet (EHDC) is:
Yo, insert hook into stitch,
yo, pull through stitch (3 lps on hk),
yo, pull through 1 loop, (still have 3 lps on hk)
yo, pull through remaining 3 loops.
Now for the linked stitches.
This page explains a linked treble:
insert hook in upper horizontal lp of last st made (see step #1 above),
yo, draw lp through,
insert hook in lower horizontal lp on same st (see step #2),
yo, draw lp through, insert hook in next st on row you are working (see step #3),
yo, draw lp through, (yo, draw lp through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.
All you need to do is make
sure you join at each step for the particular stitch you are doing.
So, for a Linked Double Crochet one of the steps would be omitted.
the Linked Treble with a pattern
courtesy of Tammy of Heartfelt Creations !
Linked Treble Dishcloth
Hi Lisa, I found this really cool pattern for a football shaped coaster, I crocheted the coaster part with no problem. The pattern then stated to do a blanket stitch around the edge of the football. I did a google search and found instructions for the blanket stitch, but I don't think they are explained very well, its just not making any sense to me. Do you think you could help? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Peggy
Hi Peggy: You can find a very simple illustration at Annie's Attic that explains the Blanket Stitch pretty well (and there's also a video link):
There's a very good photo illustrated set of instructions at About.com: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa120702.htm
As you can see... the blanket
stitch can be used in the center of a fabric or along the edges.
Hope this helps.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
Crochet projects don't have to be strictly yarn or thread.
Projects can be made by using a variety of different types of materials:
Plastic Bag Strips
I made a purse once using the cut off portion of the leg from an old pair of blue jeans.
I sewed the bottom of the leg closed, then attached a crocheted flap to the top and added
a crocheted handle.
Scrap Yarn Ideas
17. How about
a tube afghan. You make a chain a little more than twice the width that you
would like your afghan to be. Carefully join the chain, then just crochet in
your favorite stitch in rounds. You can plan your colors if you have lots of
scraps or just add colors as you finish projects. You can also use less chains
and make pet mats for the shelter. The joy of this project is that if you use
knots, all the knots are inside. Yahoo
18. Another scrap idea is to get or make a spool knitter for the kids or yourself, to do some spool knitting. Jeanne Whipple
The following page is compilation
of uses for scrap yarns:
SCRAP YARN IDEAS
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RE: Connecting Granny Squares
Hi, I am slowly but surely learning how to crochet. A lady at worker got me started, and I have done 15 aphagans so far, and started on granny squares with leftovers, and successfully learned how to do them with your pattern. Now, I need to connect them - do you have any pattern suggestions?
Thanks so much!! :
~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. Kimber
<< reply >>
Take a look at the following page for joining ideas:
Hope you find a method you enjoy.
Crochet and More: I have only been crocheting for 2 days - had a 2 hour class but learned more on my own by reading books and articles. Well, the instructions left me perplexed and confused. Then, I found your site and I just wanted to touch base with you and say Thank you for the "Plain English" instructions for crochet. It's hard to know what is meant and I appreciate the deciphering. Now, if I can just make something !!! I will let you know how my project (a little hat) turns out with your help in deciphering the instructions. I plan to visit your site when I can. Sincerely, Betty Fitch
Lisa i had some labels i could sew on my crochet stuff but have lost the address do you happen to have one..
<< reply >>
Try this page:
you can have some personalized.
RE: 18" Doll Patterns (American Girl)
Lisa, I look forward to
your newsletter more than anything on here.
Our Pastors daughter has an American Girl doll and I am interested in patterns for her. Thanks, Katy
<< reply >>
I'm glad you enjoy the
newsletters. I enjoy publishing them and helping people with their crocheting.
You're in luck with today's issue... there's a scarf pattern for an 18" doll
and here are a few more patterns you might enjoy: http://www.crochetnmore.com/dollhood.htm
Re: crochet question
Could you tell me when a pattern says to use a double strand of "color A" and chain 2. Do they mean to actually use 2 balls of yarn; 2 strands side by side? I have crocheted a little bit in the past and have decided to go back to it again. This is the first instruction on the pattern for a throw I am making and I am not familiar with this. Thank you for any help you can offer. Chris
<< reply >>
YES... just hold two strands of color A and work as you normally would with one strand. You can work from two separate skeins of yarn or use both ends of one skein.
We are so glad to find
crochet patterns be cause our family is now teaching us how to crochet.
I am so happy to find your patterns. Thank you so much. carrol
Thank you for the wonderful
patterns, prayers, and tips.
I was told about your website by a friend, who is also my coworker, and was surprised to see your Bible passages. John 3:16 is my favorite passage. God bless you and your family. It was such a pleasure to see that you are bringing God into your crochet website. God bless you and keep up the good works on your site. Justrosa
Thanks for all the patterns and the Christ centered page! I am looking for adult socks patterns and also mittens. My mom has requested these, and would be great for family gifts next year. If anyone can help, it is much appreciated! Thanks again! Erica
<< reply >>
You're very welcome Erica.
Try these pages for socks: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/socks.php
Hope you find a pattern you enjoy!
Greetings, I always have a problem getting exactly 57 stitches on the first row of the cross stitch towel topper. I either wind up with 57 stitches BEFORE I come to the end of the row, or else less than 57 stitches when I get to the end of the row. Do you have a suggestion on how I can get the right amount of stitches without having to start over? Thanks, Kathy
<< reply >>
The trick to this is...
divide the towel.
If you fold the towel in half... one stitch goes on the fold.
Then 28 stitches on each side of the fold.
Try folding each half to divide it even more... you can use pins or even a
disappearing marker to make dots to help you place the stitches. Hope this helps.
<< Kathy's reply >>
Thanks, I have come up with my own solution. I crochet a chain of 57 stitches, then I take the chained piece and hold it in place behind the towel, match-up the stitches where they would be on the towel while I use the smaller hook to crochet through the towel! I still have some kinks to work out. Your method sounds easy too. Kathy
<< Lisa's reply >>
You're welcome Kathy.
That's a great idea also! Have you tried the no sew towel topper pattern?
Totally eliminates that pesky "first row" :o)
Lisa, I just thought I'd share an idea that I had with you. I am crocheting some baby sweaters, blankets, hats and booties and then I will donate them to a pregnancy crisis center. I had this idea last week. I will fill a box of stuff but I'll also buy onesies, bottles and other stuff to put in the box. I just thought you'd like to know about this idea. If your interested in doing something similar, you can go to www.yellowbook.com and type in "abortion alternatives" and do a search in your area. Let me know what you think. :) God bless! Love, Karen www.joypals.com
<< reply >>
That's a great idea. Donations
to food pantries in your area are also a great way to help others.
Icy in Missouri. Wonderful
day to stay inside and crochet.
RE: Sizes of Bedding / Quilting
hello lisa, my name is jeanette. i am a big time crocheter. i used to sew and know am getting back into it again this year. are there any web sites and or forums that may be for sewing and or quilting. i have made clothes back in the day, but never a quilt. i am hoping to accomplish one for a christmas gift.by chance do you know what a twin size is approx. when finished. it don't have to hang long off the side.right now i'm not going to tackle the piece quilts. just something that would be a few pieces or such something quick. well i hope that you maybe able to help me. have a wonderful christmas. sincerely jeanette
<< reply >>
Hi Jeanette: Here are
a few quilting sites that I think will be helpful to you:
This page shows what sizes for bedding:
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