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Saturday, 2 December 2017

DOLLAR TREE CLEAR BALLS DIY - CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS - TUTORIAL - PART 2 OF 2

For this project I used Dollar Tree Clear Balls, Candy Cane Garland and chenelle stems/Pipe cleaners, scissors, glue gun and gorilla glue sticks.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

DOLLAR TREE CLEAR BALLS DIY - CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS - TUTORIAL - PART 1

Things you will need:

Dollar Tree clear balls
glue gun
glue sticks
scissors
Pipe cleaners
Pom poms

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

HOW TO CROCHET A BEANIE HAT WITH CURLY CUES - TUTORIAL

THINGS YOU NEED: Yarn: colour of your choice - I used red heart Latte Stripes, No. 4 crochet hook - I used 5:00 mm scissors yarn needle scrunchie or elastic band ABBREVIATIONS: ch - chain dc - double crochet sc - single crochet sl st - slip stitch beg - beginning st or sts - stitch or stitches Suzette stitch - work a sc and a dc in same stitch sk - skip dec 2 dc tog - decrease 2 double crochet together dec 2 sts tog - decrease 2 stitches together fpdc - front post double crochet bpdc - back post double crochet Rnd - Round FOR THE CURLY CUES, CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ON THIS BLOG. Ch 74, join with sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1: ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, joint with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Rnd 2: ch 3, fpdc around the dc post of previous rnd, bpdc around the next dc post, fpdc around the next dc post, repeat around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch 3. Rnds 3 - 5: Repeat Rnd 2. Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in same st, work a suzette stitch (see abbreviations for guidance) in the next st, sk next st, work a suzette stitch in the next st, sk the next st, repeat, ending with a sl st in first sc. (you should have 37 suzette stitches on this round). Rnd 7: ch 1, sc in same st, work a suzette stitch in the next sc, sk the next dc, work a suzette stitch in the next sc, sk the next dc, repeat, ending with a sl st in first sc. (you should have 37 suzette stitches). Rnds 8-15: Repeat Rnd 7 (on each rnds you should still have 37 suzette stitches). Decrease Rnds: Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in same st. dec 2 sts tog, make a suzette st in the next sc, sk the next dc, make a suzette stitch in the next sc, repeat 15 more times; dec 2 sts tog, make a suzette in the next 18 sc, ending with a sl st to first sc. Rnd 17: ch 2 (this ch 2 does not count as a stitch), dc in same st, 1 dc in each st all around, ending with a sl st in first dc. Rnd 18: ch 2, dc in next dc, dec 2 dc tog, 1 dc in next dc, dec 2 dc tog, dc in next dc, repeat, ending with sl st in beg dc. Rnds 19 - 20: Repeat Rnd 18 (At the end of rnd 20 you should have 22 sts), do not break your yarn, whip stitch these 22 stitches together to close up that hole. Attach the curly cues (See video for guidance). Tie in all loose ends.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

HOW TO CROCHET CURLY CUES - BEANIE TASSELS - TUTORIAL

Things you will need:

crochet yarn (of your choice) I used Mary Maxim Twinkle, color Mint
crochet hook (your choice ) I used 4:00 mm
scissors
yarn needle


ABBREVIATIONS:

ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch 
sc - single crochet

Start by making a magic circle (Watch video for guidance). chain 42, in the second ch from hook, make 3 sc, 3 sc in each st to end of chain, sl st in magic circle. You will see how your work starts to curl. You can repeat this for as many curly cues you desire for your project.  (SEE VIDEO FOR GUIDANCE).





Saturday, 18 November 2017

HOW TO CROCHET A MESSY BUN BEANIE HAT FT. THE SUZETTE STITCH - FALL/WINTER FASHION - TUTORIAL

THINGS YOU NEED:

Yarn: colour of your choice - I used red heart Latte Stripes, No. 4
crochet hook - I used 5:00 mm
scissors
yarn needle
scrunchie or elastic band
ABBREVIATIONS:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
beg - beginning
st or sts - stitch or stitches
Suzette stitch - work a sc and a dc in same stitch
sk - skip
dec 2 dc tog - decrease 2 double crochet together
dec 2 sts tog - decrease 2 stitches together
 fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet
Rnd - Round

Ch 74, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, joint with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 2: ch 3, fpdc around the dc post of previous rnd, bpdc around the next dc post, fpdc around the next dc post, repeat around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnds 3 - 5: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in same st, work a suzette stitch (see abbreviations for guidance) in the next st, sk next st, work a suzette stitch in the next st, sk the next st, repeat, ending with a sl st in first sc. (you should have 37 suzette stitches on this round).

Rnd 7: ch 1, sc in same st, work a suzette stitch in the next sc, sk the next dc, work a suzette stitch in the next sc, sk the next dc, repeat, ending with a sl st in first sc. (you should have 37 suzette stitches).

Rnds 8-15: Repeat Rnd 7 (on each rnds you should still have 37 suzette stitches). Decrease Rnds:

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in same st. dec 2 sts tog, make a suzette st in the next sc, sk the next dc, make a suzette stitch in the next sc, repeat 15 more times; dec 2 sts tog, make a suzette in the next 18 sc, ending with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 17: ch 2 (this ch 2 does not count as a stitch), dc in same st, 1 dc in each st all around, ending with a sl st in first dc.

Rnd 18: ch 2, dc in next dc, dec 2 dc tog, 1 dc in next dc, dec 2 dc tog, dc in next dc, repeat, ending with sl st in beg dc.

 Rnds 19 - 20: Repeat Rnd 18 (At the end of rnd 20 you should have 22 sts). single crocheting around the scrunchie (watch video for guidance)

 Rnd 21: ch 1, sc in each of the 22 sts working around the scrunchie, ending with a sl st in beg sc. FASTEN OFF.

 Tie in all loose ends.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

HOW TO CROCHET A ROLL NECK PONCHO - FALL/WINTER FASHION - FT. THE SUZETTE STITCH AND CRAB STITCH - TUTORIAL



You will need: yarn of your choice (I used red heart super saver stripes, color LATTE STRIPE crochet hook: (I used 4:00 mm)
scissors
yarn needle
 
ABBREVIATIONS:

dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet
suzette stitch - a sc and dc in same stitch
st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
beg - beginning
Rnd - round
crab stitch (or backward single crochet)

 THE PATTERN ROWS ARE (ROUND 18, the increase row)

AND (ROUND 19, the suzette stitches). REMEMBER, when completing the second round of the suzette stitch, always put your sc and dc in the sc on the previous round, which means you will skip the dc in every case. Hope this is clear.

 COMMENCE: For a longer or shorter Poncho, you can increase or decrease the amount of rows to suit you. This Poncho will fit M - Large, which is my size.

 ch 96, join with sl st to form a ring.
 Rnd 1: ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to beg. hdc. (96 sts ).

Rnd 2: ch 3, fpdc in next st., bpdc in next st, fpdc in next st, repeat and end with sl st in beg. ch 3.

Rnds 3 - 16: Repeat Rnd 2, putting a fpdc around the previous fpdc and bpdc around the previous bpdc, (alternating them)do this row until your desired length for your roll collar. (I made 15 rows).

Rnd 17: ch 3, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 12 sts, repeat, 1 dc in each of the 2 last sts, sl st in beg ch 3.(increase row).

 Rnd 18: ch 3, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 13 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 13 sts, repeat, 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts, sl st in beg ch 3. (increase row).

Rnd 19: ch 1, sc and dc in same place (suzette stitch made), sk next st, sc and dc in next st, sk next st, repeat and end with sl st to beg sc.

 Rnd 20 - 21: Repeat Rnd 19.

 Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 18, and 1 dc in each of the last 5 sts. (increase row)

 Rnd 23-25: Repeat Rnd 19.

Rnds 26 to end (according to your preference in length): Repeat Rnds, 18( instead, where you have 1 dc in each of 13 sts, it will be in the next 14 sts, (for all other increase Rounds you will add 1 which means the other increase row will be 1 dc in the next 15 sts, etc. also, you will always have a few extra stitches at the end of these increase rounds, just put 1 dc in each of those extra stitches. Hope this is very clear. Always make only 1 Row of Round 18 which is the increase Row. AND Rnd 19 (the suzette stitch row, always make 3 rows of this rnd).

End your project with an increase row.

Edging:

Use the backward single crochet (sometimes called the crab stitch).  Please refer to this video for guidance as to how to make the backward single crochet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubbsqlGW8Nc&t=65s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4soVs8ycQQ&t=28s