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How To Crochet A Scarf

How To Crochet A ScarfWant To Learn How To Crochet A Scarf?

Crocheting a scarf is a simple project and is achievable by anyone who has mastered the basic crochet stitches. The article provides some simple steps on how to crochet a scarf.

Required Raw Materials. Basic things needed for crocheting a scarf are: o Scissors o Size H hook o Any worsted weight yarn

Pre-requisites to crochet a scarf. Before you begin to crochet a scarf, you need to decide the dimensions of your scarf and accordingly calculate the number of stitches and rows. Generally, crocheted scarves vary in length from 55 to 100 inches.

Simple Steps on How to Crochet a Scarf. To crochet a scarf, follow these simple steps: o Make a foundation chain. To begin with, you may make a chain of 15 crochet stitches. o For crochet row 1, follow these steps:

Keep a single crochet in the second chain from the hook, in one loop only. You can use the remaining loop for adding fringe when you finish crocheting the scarf.

You should have 14 single crochets when you finish the row.

Chain one stitch at the end of the row.

Turn the work around and start the second row. o  For row 2, follow these steps:

Put single crochet in both the loops of the stitch. You should have 14 single crochets when you finish the row.

Repeat row 2 until you get the crocheted scarf of the desired length.

When you reach the last row, do not chain row one at the end, as is the case with the other rows.

Finish off crocheted scarf by cutting the yarn and weaving its ends.

Simple Steps on How to Crochet a Loop Scarf. For a loop scarf, follow these steps: o Crochet the foundation chain with the required number of stitches. o This crochet scarf pattern repeats a ‘right side row,’ which is on the right side of the fabric and the ‘left side row,’ which is on the left side of the fabric. o While working with the rows on the right side, follow these steps:

Insert the crochet hook under the two loops and bring them together to form a new loop.

Now, let the hook release the loop, and with your left hand, make this loop long.

Make a single crochet in the back loop. o While working with the rows on the left side, the only difference is in the last step. Here, you have to make a single crochet under the two loops of each single stitch from the previous row. o Repeat these two rows alternatively, until you get a crocheted scarf of the desired length. o Finish off the scarf crocheting by cutting and weaving in the yarn.

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Want To Learn The Easiest Way To Crochet Socks?

Crochet SocksLearn How To Crochet Socks

Socks provide comfort to our feet when we need them the most. Their soft, warm feeling allows us to tread across many surfaces. They also offer protection for our feet.  Socks can be made from a wide variety of materials and are available in countless colors as well.  Socks have become a very important accessory for all of us. But did you ever wonder how socks are made?Before we can enjoy the comfort of socks, they have to be made by someone.  Crochet socks can be a great hobby for people who want to become more versed in the wonderful craft of crochet and knitting. The key is to find a great pattern that will work best for you. The next important step would be to choose a good quality sock yarn. There are many options to choose from when it comes to the pattern and yarn. You will also need a measuring tape and a needle of course.

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, expert or somewhere in between regarding the craft of crochet, there are a few ethods that you can use easily.  There’s the double-pointed needles method, two circular needles method, or one circular needle method. There’s also the Magic Loop Method, which only requires one long circular needle. It all depends on  your preference.

The first step is to cast on your stitches. Secondly, crochet your stitches, come across to the first row, and then purl them. Thirdly, repeat this step, alternating and purling until the piece for each row measures out to be the inches that you require. Fourthly decrease the stitches in the following row, by knitting and purling the stitches together for the whole row. The fifth step is to cut the yarn, allowing enough remaining inches to sew the seam. Thread through your needles. Then place your needle under the remaining stitches on the needle. Pull it through the stitches the second time and pull until the string is tight. Sew the seam together at the back of the sock. Then repeat the steps to ensure the size is the same.

There are a lot of resources to aid an individual on learning how to crochet socks. Connect with a buddy and do it together as a hobby. There are also lots of social groups where people partake in knitting, embroidery, crocheting, and quilting. You can find these groups locally or online.

The fun thing about crochet socks is that when the product is complete, it’s all yours. A unique design by You.  It’s something that you have created that you can be proud of. There are so many different designs that you can use to create some of the most beautiful socks. The possibilities of the things you can create are endless. The materials are very affordable, and you’ll have a piece of art that can be passed down to the generations in your family.

It all starts with you are your decision to learn how to crochet.  Crochet socks can be fun, so find out how you can get started today!

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How To Crochet A Circle


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How To Crochet A Circle

Crocheting in the round instead of rows can add new shape to your designs. It might take practice to pick up the technique but soon you’ll see that it’s really quite easy. Soon you can make a circle vest, an area rug, a set of coasters, make-up removers and scrubbies.

 Starting Your Circle

In order to crochet a circle you need to make a chain of 4. Now, slip stitch into the third chain from the hook. This will be a tiny circle. In order to make our next stitch, chain 1 and then single crochet into the middle of the tiny circle. It might take you a few tries to find it but once you do you’ll be set. Just add 5 more single stitches to the center.

 Decision Making Time

You will need to make a decision on which way you’ll continue your circle. In crochet you can continue without joining which is considered a spiral or you can join your circle with a slip stitch and a chain 1 to start your next round if you’ll be using single stitches.

To determine how many chains to make just remember a single crochet needs 1, a half double crochet needs 2, a double crochet needs 3 and a triple crochet needs 4. These chains act as steps up to the next stitch.

Amigurumi is usually made in a spiral without a join and hats and garments are often made using a join. Try both ways to see which you prefer for your project.

 Making Your Circle Larger

To make your circle larger you’ll need to increase stitches as you go around. Here’s where a stitch marker comes in handy. If you don’t have one just use a piece of yarn in a different color to mark your last stitch made in round 1.

For our circle just crochet 2 singles in the next stitch as we’ll be crocheting in a spiral. You just made an increase, not so difficult right? Put 1 single in the next stitch and an increase in the following stitch. Repeat this around until you get to your stitch marker.

To work the third round move your stitch marker to the last single crochet worked. Now, just increase in the next stitch but instead of 1 single crochet in the next stitch you’ll single crochet in the next two stitches. Repeat this sequence around – increase plus 2 single crochets.

For each round you increase add a single crochet. For example, the next round will be an increase plus 3 single crochets. The following round will be an increase and 4 single crochets. Once your circle is as large as you need you’ll stop increasing. If your goals is to make a hat, once you get the circle the size you need it just crochet your rounds without increases until it fits on your head.

 The Decrease

If you wish to make a ball or amigurumi you’ll need to know one more technique – decreasing. This is simply crocheting 2 stitches together. First make a single crochet in the next stitch as you normally would but don’t complete the final step of the stitch. You will then put the hook in the next stitch and work a complete single crochet – you just made your first decrease.

 Pattern Symbols

Below are some pattern symbols that are common for crocheting in the round.

Sl st or ss – slip stitch

Sc – single crochet

Ch – chain

Increase – working 2 stitches in one stitch (sometimes written as sc2tog)

Decrease – working 1 stitch over 2 stitches

Now that you’ve made your first circle, experiment with making it larger and smaller with increases and decreases. Can you come up with your own hat? How about making a circle vest? You can even make a stack of circles and sew them together for a unique scarf. Whatever you end up making I’m sure it will be fantastic.

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How To Single Crochet

Check out the most common crochet stitches with this crochet stitch guide. These stitches are the building blocks of crochet. When you’re learning to crochet, you learn those stitches first before moving on to pattern stitches.

A pattern stitch consists of ordered stitches that are repeated to make textures, shells and clusters, as well as decorative motifs. You use pattern stitches to create crocheted items such as scarves, hats, baby blankets and more.

You can find pattern stitches in crochet books or pattern leaflets, and on the Internet. With practice, you can learn to individualize a written pattern by using different crochet hooks or yarns. A stitch pattern can be as simple as two rows, or as complex as twelve. A row counter can help you keep track of where you are.

Texture Crochet Stitches

Texture crochet patterns use basic crochet stitches to create a multitude of compact patterns.

The alternate stitch is done on a multiple of two chains plus two for turning. Begin by making a chain the length you need, turn it, and after skipping three chains (the turning chain), make two single crochet in the next chain (or stitch, in later rows). Then skip a chain (or stitch) and chain one. Repeat that to the last stitch or chain, make two single crochets in the last stitch, chain two and turn. The second row will make the two crochet stitches in the single chain spaces, and skip and chain over the two crochets in the previous row. Those two rows make up a pattern that looks something like a leaf when it’s made up.

The double stitch is similar to the alternate stitch, but instead of making two single crochets in one stitch, it spans two stitches. Insert your crochet hook in the stitch to be worked, wrap the yarn over it so you pull back a loop, then insert the crochet hook into the next stitch. Yarn over so you’ll pull back an additional loop, then pull the yarn through all three loops on the hook. Repeat the double stitch over each pair of stitches in the row. With a soft, washable crochet yarn, this pattern makes a warm baby blanket.

Other texture stitches include:

Up and down, which alternates single and double stitches.   Checker board pattern created by alternating groups of three or four single and double crochet stitches.   Woven stitch made by crocheting a single crochet in a chain stitch, chaining one and skipping the next stitch, and then crocheting another single crochet. Repeat this across the first row, then crochet one in the chain space of the previous row, skipping and chaining one over the single crochets in the previous row.   Diagonal stitch, which uses long stitches pulled across groups of three single or double crochet stitches.

There are many more texture stitches. Once you’ve tried a few, you may start coming up with textures of your own.

Shell or Fan Pattern Stitches

The shell or fan stitch is one of the most popular designs for baby blankets, throws and afghans. A shell is a group of three to five stitches worked into a single stitch or chain space. The group will be closer together at the bottom and spread out at the top, so each group looks like a fan or seashell.

A simple shell has a double crochet in one stitch, then two double crochet, a single chain, and two more double crochets all in the next stitch. Another double crochet is made in the next stitch, but the loop is carried across three skipped stitches, and a smaller fan is made. Each large shell is crocheted into the skipped stitch of the shell below it, creating a scalloped edge.

Variations on the shell can be made by crocheting small shells in narrow chain spaces, creating an open, delicate pattern ideal for baby clothes or blankets. By making large shells over large open areas, you can create an arch-like pattern. Make a fan opening upward over one opening down, and you’ll have a beautiful starburst pattern.

Cluster Crochet Stitch Patterns

The best known cluster stitch is probably the bobble stitch. The bobble is usually between a pair of single crochet stitches, and is created by doing a yarn over, inserting the crochet hook into the bobble’s base stitch and pulling a loop out. You then do another yarn over, pulling the yarn through two of the stitches on the hook. This is repeated five times in the base stitch, resulting in six loops remaining on the hook. The yarn is pulled through all six loops to create the bobble, then secured by making a single crochet in the stitch that follows it.

Another popular cluster pattern is the pineapple stitch. Worked on a multiple of two plus four, the pineapple is made by doing a yarn over, inserting the crochet hook in a single stitch, and pulling up a loop four times, making a yarn over. Draw the crochet yarn through eight loops, then make another yarn over and pull the yarn through the last two loops. Unlike bobbles, pineapples aren’t usually anchored with single crochet stitches. Instead, a stitch is skipped between each pineapple, and a chain is made over the skipped stitch. In the next row, the pineapples are made in the chain space between the pineapples on the previous row. The top of the pineapple is skipped and a chain is made above it.

You should now have a better idea of the kind of designs you can make with basic crochet stitches. Find some crochet books, search the Web and, after making some patterns, try creating some of your own.

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How To Double Crochet

Learning The Art of How To Double Crochet

This video teaches you how to double crochet.  If you interested in online training, that teaches you step-by-step, we highly recommend Crochet Made Easy.  This is a great resource for beginners and teaches you everything you need to know about How To Double Crochet and More.

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How To Crochet – Introduction For Beginners

Do you want to learn how to crochet?

If you are like most people who are interested in the awesome craft, I know you do. Crocheting is not just for old ladies. Learning how to crochet can be fun and a great stress reliever. There are so many things that you may accomplish by making crafted gifts for friends and family with your very own personal touch. Learning how to crochet can become a very calm and pleasant past time. The things that you are able to craft are endless. You can make things for babies, kids, or adults. I suggested starting out with simple thinking like a scarf, hat or granny squares. After you have learned the basics, you can move on to just about anything like blankets, shawls, or sweaters.

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Crochet Can Be Quite Rewarding

If you are looking for a new hobby that can be relaxing and done at your own leisure, learning how to crochet is a great choice. The possibilities are endless…you can make things to give away, for children, fundraisers and even to sell. You will leave a lasting impression on all who enjoy your creations.  Image all the great comments you received about the scarf, blanket, socks and more. If you know of a new born on the way, this woul be a great time to create booties or a cute little hat to show off your skills. Your crocheted items could leave great memories long after you are gone.

Learning How to Crochet can be very simple and rewarding for both you and your receivers.  There are great resources available for those who would like to learn this timeless craft.  If you are a beginner and would like to learn crochet from home, I strongly recommend “Crochet Made Easy” , this is a very detailed Step-By-Step Guide that will have you crocheting in no time.


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How To Crochet A Flower

Learn The Art of Crochet Flowers

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