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(rebloged post) Have You Heard of Stitch Fiddle?

Oh, the possibilities!  Kindly visit Tanglewood Knots to read more/ comment. ~ LavendarLadi

 

If you have NOT heard of Stitch Fiddle and you like to create your own designs that involve a graph you NEED to check this out. This is a free utility that you will need to sign up for to be able to save your designs. There is also a premium plan available but I didn’t look into that so I’m not sure what the cost is.  ~ Tanglewood Knots

Tanglewood Knots

As many of you may already know – if I follow your blog I will read EVERY post you make and I frequently comment. I do this for a few reasons:

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All About Blocking — Post by: B.hooked Crochet

I found this very helpful… Kindly visit the original post to comment / like. – LavendarLadi

 

Blocking: The Secret To Professional Looking Crochet So many people ask me “Brittany, how do you get your crochet to look so neat?” Well my friends, I’m about to share my secret. Blocking. Many of you have probably heard of the term blocking and for you, this post will be a nice refresher. For the…

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Baymax Amigurumi Pattern

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K Hook Creations has done an amazing job. I’m so happy they’ve shared how to make Baymax !!

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K Hook Creations

PDF version available: here

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Materials:
Size G hook
white yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
black embroidery thread
9mm safety eyes
fiberfill
scissors
yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: increase
dec: invisible decrease
BLO: back loops only

Face:

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r1: ch 6, inc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc, inc,
now working on other side of chains, inc, 3 sc, inc (14)
r2: inc, 4 sc, 2 inc, 5 sc, inc (18)
r3-6: sc around (18)
r7: dec, 4 sc, dec, sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (14)
Fasten off leaving a long tail.

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Place eyes between rows 5-6 with three stitches in between.
Use embroidery thread to run a line between the eyes.
Stuff with fiberfill.

Body:

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r1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
r2: 6 inc (12)
r3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18)
r4: [2 sc, inc] x 6 (24)
r5: [3 sc, inc] x…

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By Request: “How do you get your squares so square?”

Awesome “how to” make squares..square. Thanks for sharing.

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From Home Crochet

I was chatting with Heather of Keep Calm and Crochet on UK, and she asked me how I managed to get the corners on one of our previous CAL squares so square. I admitted it wasn’t really a big secret; I just added a row.

I did promise her I would blog about it though, so you can all see that my amazing trick, isn’t as amazing as one would think. 😉

So, the square in question is the Harriett Square by Carolyn Christmas. If you clicked that link, you would see the corners were a little rounded looking on the completed square. When I made my square up, as I neared the end, I realized I should have adjusted my hook slightly. My square was a little short for my liking, and it would require too much stretching to reach the 12″ I need for my afghan.

My…

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KCACO-UK CAL 2015 – Block 3

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Keep Calm and Crochet On U.K

So it’s time for block 3 already, these blocks are coming round quick! 

So sometimes you just see some crocheted loveliness and think one day I am going to have to make that.  For me this CAL is definitely helping me fulfil my wish list.  I really feel as if I have had this next pattern saved FOREVER so it was a joy to finally make it up.  

This square is free (and has been since Mar 2011) on the Crochetville site.

Yarn Clouds by Amelia Beebe

Notes:

  • Hook: UK 5 mm / US Size H
  • Yarn: Aran / 10 ply / Worsted / Weight #4
  • Colours: Works great in single colours or up to 5 different colours changes.
  • Pattern available in US terminology for conversion chart please click HERE

Specialist stitches:

Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC) – Yarn over, insert hook from back of work through side of specified stitch, going in…

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