Padoo Easy Crochet Afghan Continue reading
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Garter Stitch Seams Invisible Join
WOW Tips Here! ‘Phototorial’ How-Tos
Garter edge seams do not need to be perceived as a daunting challenge. The goal in working this technique is to invisibly join stitch rows of two-row ‘garter ridges’, overlapping Continue reading
Spring Stained Glass in Knit – Throw in 4-ply worsted
finished: 39 x 45″
Working this is all about the fun of picking up stitches – all in garter. Each time a motif color is finished, the motif is that much closer to being completed, as the motif is made Continue reading
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‘Myrna Loy’ knitted afghan pattern
Mock pleats and laced cables. Mock pleats create the top and bottom band; afghan body has 3st garter edge, symmetrical and balanced panels of mock pleats and laced cables. Two afghan patterns include Continue reading
Skerin Aran in Crochet worked in 4-ply worsted
Skerin Aran In Crochet, of 4-ply Worsted.
Highly textural afghan includes working clusters, post stitches, top Continue reading
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How To Increase and Decrease Evenly Across A Row – The Perfect Formula
… works for both knitting and crochet …
There are two versions of this tutorial.
Part I is two tutorials, one on Increasing Evenly, one on Decreasing Evenly with hows and whys explanations after each numbered step.
Part II is a quicker version of Part I, no tutorial, just the steps.
You may jump to Part II but still refer back to Part I if you feel the need. So, here goes!
The pdf download (scroll down past abbreviations) includes a Bonus third version,
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Part 1, Increasing - How to Increase Evenly Across a Row – The Perfect Formula
1) Example – 149 sts inc by 34 = 183 sts. First do the math: 149 ÷ 34 = 4.38
2) Discard the fraction (always use the whole number before the decimal; the rem fraction works in later): 149 ÷ 34 now = 4.
3) Now we know that for 34x, we will inc one st for ea set of 4 sts.
4) Identify patt rep. For evenly spaced inc and symmetrical row ends, we want to begin and end with an inc, so the patt rep will be a multiple of 4 sts plus 1: (x = inc 1 st, o = k) xooo / xooo / xooo / x
‘Madaline’ Afghan in Knit & Crochet
The bests of both worlds if you can’t decide whether you’re in the mood to knit or crochet — just enough of both! Continue reading
Organize & Create a Great Studio Space
Whether there is ample space or space is at a premium, the same rules of organization apply. The more organized I am, the more I can devote my time to Continue reading
Easy Skill Level
finished measurement approx 44-50″
The completed afghan has a lovely
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The duplicate stitch is a wonderful design element. As nice as the duplicate stitch is, it can sometimes be challenging to produce good looking, best possible results. Creating each ‘perfect’ duplicate stitch takes extreme consistency and exact tension to correctly duplicate the stitch being worked. These photos show the duplicate stitch chain ganging worked on red stockinette st knitting. I find that this ‘ganging’ produces very good and consistent results, especially for large areas of stockinette st I need to work.
I-Cords Exposed Again …
A Stockinette St I-cord Can be Achieved With Three Different Methods
The knitted i-cord has always been a dependable, go-to stand-by when quick ties, chin straps, or embellishment are needed. For crocheters that do not knit – the Stockinette St i-cord CAN be accomplished Continue reading
The first time I saw my mother knitting I knew that those two things in her hand were ‘mine’. I began knitting when I was eight years old. Also, at the same time my grandmother taught me to crochet. I just couldn’t get Continue reading
The Betty Hat – worked with 3 to 4 ply sport yarn and double thicknesses, using large size circular needle (No Seams!) to make it light, lofty, and soft, with lots Continue reading
Swatching is key to good knitting or crocheting results. The more projects you do, the more swatches you prepare. Suddenly you have Continue reading
Dilemma: “I need to know but can’t figure out which loop on top belongs to the rest of the stitch below it. Which Continue reading
Scrapghan Crochet Afghan Pattern
offers two motif options; finishing border st is an ‘Embedded Cluster‘. Border has a gentle, slight ruffle; surface Continue reading
I-cords are often worked and used as ties and fasteners and become attractive embellishments. Hence, design elements. Uses and applications are only limited by imagination. Just two stitches are attractive and textural. They work up easily and quickly. Work to different lengths, in different yarn weights, to configure flowers, bag straps, applique, attached edgings for throws or garments, weaving into eyelets, hat tassels, tassels combined with pom poms,and the list goes on. Below, with how-to photo help, are two crocheted I-cord Continue reading
Variations of previously posted Leona Flower – including petal edgings, reversed petals, and staggered petals, with extra notes and how-tos.
“A Nice Bunch of Flowers” 16 crochet designs. Suitable for any thread or yarn wt, any needle sizes; enjoy trying several! These projects were worked in 4-ply worsted and Continue reading
‘Floral Spray’ Grand National Award, Maxim, catalog front cover, and front cover of ‘Best Of’ book.
Shoots & Ladders, nationally awarded, Herrschners, front page, ‘Best Of’ book
‘Silver Medallion’ Grand National Award, Maxim
Petal Wheels Buds and Blooms
Planed Toddler Sweater Pinwheel Potholder
Materials: 4-ply knitting worsted, 10” DP knitting needles Size 7, 16” circular needle size 9.
The basketweave pattern block: co 25 sts. Continue reading