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Thursday, 19 October 2017

HOW TO CROCHET BABY BOOTIES FT. THE CRAB STITCH - TUTORIAL

What you will need:

Crochet yarn
Crochet hook
Yarn needle
Scissors
Embellishment of your choice

Abbreviations:

ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
hdc- half double crochet
sc- single crochet
Dec 2 tog - decrease 2 dc together
Crab stitch - check the description box under the video you will find the link to the blanket showing you how to make the crab stitch.


Ch 12, sc in 2nd st from hook; sc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in last st, (these 5 dcs are the toe or front area);(now work on opposite side); sc in each of the next 10 sts, sl st in first sc.

Row 2

Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in each of next 10 sts, 2 dc in each of nest 5 dcs, 1 sc in each of the last 10 sts, sl st in beginning sc.

Row 3

Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 10 dcs, 1 hdc in each of the last 10 sts, sl st in beginning sc.

Row 4

Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next hdc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 1 hdc in each of the last 10 hdc, sl st in beginning sc.

Row 5

Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, (we are now going to decrease stitches); dec 2 dc tog, repeat 6 more times (you should now have 7 dcs at the toe area); 1 sc in each of the last 10 sts, sl st in beginning sc.

Row 6

Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 dcs, holding all loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all loops, (those 7 dcs become 1 dc); 1 sc in each of the last 10 sts, (you should now have a total of 21 dcs on this round), sl st in beginning sc.

Rows 7-16

Ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in each st all around , sl st in beginning sc, (on all rows make sure you have 21 sc). DO NOT BREAK YARN.

EDGING

Working backwards, you will sc in each st (this stitch is know as backward sc or crab stitch).  Check the abbreviations above and you will be directed to a video show you how to complete this edging.




Tuesday, 10 October 2017

HOW TO CROCHET A BABY BLANKET - FT. THE BEAD STITCH AND CRAB STITCH - TUTORIAL

https://youtu.be/o4soVs8ycQQ



Things you will need:

Crochet yarn (I used Bernat baby sport)
Crochet hook ( I used 4:00mm)
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

St - stitch
sc- single crochet
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
Sk- skip
sl st - slip stitch

Crab stitch and
Bead stitch - watch video for guidance

Row 1
Commence with ch 82, dc in 4th ch from hook; make 3 dc around that dc just made, holding all loops on hook (you should have 7 loops on hook); yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook; (bead stitch made), ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, make bead stitch around this dc; repeat to end, you should have 2 sts remaining, sl one st and dc in the last st. (You should have 38 bead stitches on this row AND ALL OTHER ROWS). Ch 3 turn
Row 2
Make bead st in first sp before the first bead stitch; repeat making a bead st in every sp between bead stitches; end with dc in top of beginning ch 3, ch 3 and turn
Repeat Row 2 until you reach the desired length of your blanket (I made 30 rows). DON'T BREAK OFF YARN

EDGING:
Row 1
ch 1, sl st in same place, sc in each st around the blanket, putting 3 sc in each corner st; end with sl st to beginning sc.

Repeat for 4 more rows.

Last Row

Working the crab stitch (or backward sc) all around the blanket (watch the video for guidance).



Tuesday, 5 September 2017

HOW TO RESTORE AN OLD PICTURE FRAME - DIY - REQUESTED VIDEO

Materials used in this project:

Mod Podge
Gold glitter
Knife for removing clips on frame
Acrylic paint (spray paint can be used)
Paint brush
Glue gun
Gorilla glue

I used some hot glue to seal the broken corners of the picture frame.


HOW TO RESTORE AN OLD PICTURE FRAME - DIY - REQUESTED VIDEO

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Monday, 31 July 2017

HOW TO CROCHET A FALL SCARF - FT. RED HEART BOUTIQUE SASHAY YARN - TUTORIAL - (REQUESTED VIDEO)

Material used: Red Heard Boutique Sashay yarn scissors crochet hook ( I used 4:00 mm) Watch the video for guidance.

Friday, 28 July 2017

HOW TO MAKE FRIED BREADFRUIT IN BATTER - TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN

The ingredients used in this recipe:



1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbl  spoon mixed seasoning (I used Sazon  complete seasoning)
1/4 tsp  baking powder
1/2 of a Breadfruit
frying thong
cooking oil ( I used Wesson vegetable oil)
whisk for mixing the batter
water for mixing

WATCH THE VIDEO TO SEE HOW TO PREPARE THE BREADFRUIT


In a large, combine flour, seasoning and baking powder and stir to combine well.  Gradually add water to make a smooth batter.  Place the sliced and battered pieces of bread fruit in hot oil to fry.  Fry until golden brown on both sides. Make sure that your oil is nice and hot before frying.

Enjoy!


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