How to Crochet
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How to Crochet: Crochet Chain Stitch
[00:00:09] Creating a chain.
[00:00:14] Make a loop and place on your hook.
[00:00:26] Hold the hook in your right hand as if holding a pencil and hold a thread in your left hand, hold the end of the loop firmly between left thumb and forefinger, pass hook under thread and pull a loop through. Create another chain by repeating so pass under thread and pull a loop through. Continue until you have sufficient chain to form your foundation stitches.
How to Crochet: Single Crochet Stitch
[00:00:11] Slip stitch or single crochet.
Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook, pass the hook under the thread and pull through the chain and loop already on your hook.
[00:00:38] Repeat again.
[00:00:40] So, pass the hook under your thread pull through both the chain and the loop.
How to Crochet: Double Crochet Stitch
[00:00:11] Double crochet.
[00:00:16] Insert the hook into the next chain, hook under the thread and pull back through the chain, hook under thread again and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.
[00:00:41] So let's do that again. Insert the hope into the next chain, hook under the thread and pull back through the chain, hook under thread again and pull through the remaining loops on your hook.
How to Crochet: Half Treble Crochet Stitch
[00:00:12] Half treble.
[00:00:17] Pass your hook under the thread and insert into the next chain. Hook under thread again and pull back through the chain. Hook under the threat once more and pull back through all three loops on your hook.
[00:00:38] Do it again. Pass your hook onto the thread and insert into the next chain. Hook under thread again and pull back through the chain, hook under the threat once more and pull back through all three loops on your hook.
How to Crochet: Treble Crochet Stitch
[00:00:12] Treble crochet.
[00:00:24] Pass your hook under the thread and insert hook into the next chain. Hook under the thread again and pulled back through the chain. You should now have three loops on your hook under thread once more and pull back through two of the loops. Hook under the thread again and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.
How to Crochet: Vintage Crochet Granny Square
[00:00:10] Vintage crochet granny square.
[00:00:13] This easy to crochet square starts life as a circle. It can be made using just one colour or by changing shades after each row, once you have completed the circle base.
[00:00:26] To start make a loop and work four chain. Join to form a ring with a slip stitch.
[00:00:53] First round make one chain. This counts as a double crochet and double crochet into the ring eleven times. Complete the round with a slip stitch into the first chain.
[00:01:27] Now we're on to the second round make four chain. This counts as a treble. Work one treble in the next stitch, followed by one chain. Repeat eleven times. Join with a slip stitch to the third of the four chain you started with.
[00:02:42] Third round slip stitch into the first chain space. Begin your first cluster with two chain, wrap the yarn around the hook and draw through the same chain space. Yarn round the hook, draw the loop through just the first two loops on the hook. Repeat four times, each time drawing the loop through the first two loops on your hook.
[00:03:41] Finally wrap the yarn round the hook and draw through all the remaining loops on your hook and work two chain. Move to the next chain space and create the following cluster: Yarn round the hook, draw the loop through the chain space, yarn round the hook and draw through the first two loops on the hook. Repeat four times each time only drawing the loop through just the first two loops. Yarn round the hook and draw through all six remaining loops on the hook two chain. Continue in this way until you have 12 clusters joined with a slip stitch to the top of the first cluster. Before beginning the next round you may want to change colour yarn, cut the yarn and hook it through your loop and pull it firmly. Make sure you leave a long enough length of yarn to weave into your finish work to secure it. Join in the new colour in the last change space of the previous round by drawing a loop of new yarn back through the space, you may need to hold the tail of yarn firmly when you begin the next round.
[00:05:29] Fourth round on this round you change your circle into a square work three chain. And two trebles in the chain space, followed by three treble in the next chain space. The following chain space is going to become the corner. Work three treble, one chain and three treble. Repeat a following three times and join to the top of the three chain you made the start of this round.
[00:07:11] Fifth round. Change the colour as before joining a fresh colour to the space between the last corner group and the first group of trebles. Work three chain, two treble in this space and three treble in each of the next two spaces between groups. The following change space is going to become the corner. Work three treble, one chain and three treble. Repeat three times, join with a slip stitch to the top of the three chain you made the start of this round.
How to Crochet: Crochet Flower
[00:00:10] Crochet flower.
[00:00:12] This simple crochet flower has a beautiful layered effect that is quick and easy to achieve.
[00:00:19] Using a full metal crochet hook chain four and join into a ring with a slip stitch.
[00:00:37] First round work four chain and slip stitch into the centre of the ring. Repeat four more times. You should have five loops surrounding the ring.
[00:01:16] Second round. Work one double crochet, five treble and one double crochet into each of the five chain loops. Slip stitch to the first stitch. This is the first round of petals completed.
[00:02:06] Third round working behind the first round with petals, work one double crochet into the original chain between the petals and work five chain. Repeat four more times. Slip stitch to the first double crochet.
[00:03:08] Fourth round. Work one double crochet, seven treble and one double crochet into each five chain loop and fasten off.
[00:03:55] And there you have it a double layered crochet flower.
How to Crochet: Crochet Hexagon
Hey there everyone. Welcome to the Deramores Live Stream here on Facebook. My name is Vicky Howell, I am a U.S. based designer and media presenter and author and I've teamed up with Deramores to umm produce a couple of yarn lines and last week or a couple of weeks ago you might remember that I jumped on Facebook to talk to you about, we'll package chunky.
Today I'm going to show you mod wool. This is a superwash wool that is supersoft roving yarn and I did it all in mod colours. So, that means it's a throw to the 1960s and then I named them as well. So, this is Kennedy coral Gogo grey black Cadillac. Mellow Yellow. Apollo era in Groovy green. This is poolside pink and aqua Oasis, supersoft, fun and there's a ton of patterns up on deramores.com that you can check out but why I'm really here today is to show you how to crochet a really cute little hexagon, bobbled hexagon using this yarn because as of this morning I have a new pattern out, the actual sample is in the UK and I'm as I mentioned I'm U.S. based, I'm in Austin Texas so I have to just show you my pad, you can kind of see that. You can also see the studio lights in the background. This awesome sort of thick. I'll post a link to it so you don't have to look at this weird screen but I have a really wide hexes scarf that I just love. It's very sort of like anthropology looking. You can wear it it's folded in half here you can wear it kind of as a shawl or is a really thick lush super scarf. Those are really on trend right now. And I love big pieces that can be made moderately because that means that you can make them on the go. If you're just making little hexagons at a time you could take this on the tube you could take these you know if you're carpooling or if you're sitting on the sidelines of your kids like football game or whatever. You can always be making them and then piece them together at home which is awesome. So if you're watching in the U.K. It is evening time or almost evening time. So, I'm so happy that you could join me if you're in the US. It's still morning ummm. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to flip the camera. I have to be honest with you these live videos are shot on a phone. So the switch around is not always the most graceful but you know we live it and learn it together. And then if you have any questions as we go I'm here to answer them. I tried to umm I tried to scroll up as I can but if I'm also using my hands sometimes I miss some of them. Yvonne Nice to see you. It's put together. She's asking if it's put together crocheted or sewed I crocheted IT TOGETHER HERE I'LL SHOW YOU. I'M MAKING A I'm super into black and white right now. As you can see and so I'm making a black and white version. And so I use single crochet. I didn't leave in my hands yet. Through just only one of the loops so that you get kind of a cool. You can see kind of cool. Seems almost rib effect to the nice sort of exposed seam effect which I really like and the instructions for all of that you can buy either a PDA of digital PDA. I think they are independent patterns as well. You can also buy all the yarn for it under Morse dot com so I'm going to show you from beginning to end how to make one of these hexagons and I'm gonna use both U.S. and U.K. terms because they're a little bit different for crochet. The pattern is written in U.S. terms but we've got the UK glossary next to it so it's super easy to translate and I'm just gonna back it up here by going over them. So we're gonna do a little flip around.
I'm going to move over some supplies and then we'll get started. All right just talk amongst yourselves as I was around. All right.
So, first I want to make sure that we've got plenty of light scoop that over and we'll get started. So again this is what we're making one of these hexagons. So this hexagon is made using only three rounds. So it's really quick quick. So even though that this is kind of a big piece because it's nice and open it makes up really fast. OK. So you're going to start. See if I can position myself so it's easiest for you to see. I've got my castaway coral mod wool. I'm going to start with a slip not to make a slip knot you're just going to make a little loop de loop or kind of a cursive E with your yarn and take whichever strand is on top and put it under the loop and then push it through that hole and you'll see a new loop come up.
Now the reason why you make a slip knot not just a knot knot is because a slip knot you can pull so you can make it larger and smaller really simply. You want to place it on your hook and then pull that so that it's firm but it can still easily slide back and forth. All right. So the first thing that we're gonna do is we're going to chain six. Hi Chris. Chris wants to know if I'm doing regular demos on Thursdays for Deramores yet they have not asked me to but if any of you find these demos helpful please let them know. and maybe we could work that out. OK so I'm chaining six. And, then I'm going to join the chain to make it in the round to form a ring. So I want to do that by inserting the hook in the first chain that we made and slip stitching so to slip stitch you just lay the yarn over and you pull it through the first loop to connect it and the second loop which is where we were at before we started the joining process. So now you have a ring you can see that you've got kind of a hole in the centre of it. OK good so far. Me see some thumbs up. All right from here. We are going to chain six more; one, two, three, four, five, six.
Now this chain is going to count as three chains and one double crochet in the US terms or treble crochet in the UK terms, I'm going to just kind of use them I'm going to use both terms as often as possible so that we can kind of cover viewers from around the world. All right. So from here we are going to Begin Round One. So we're going to do one double crochet or treble crochet depending on if you're American or UK. Chain three and you're gonna repeat that process for a total of five times.
So just to go over it a double crochet for a US or treble for UK is completed by yarning over the hook, inserting it for this purpose through the centre of the ring, laying the yarn over the hook again and pulling it through, that step just get you over to the next position. Then you're gonna yarn over and pull through two loops twice. And then chain three.
OK. So you're gonna continue that all the way around until you have completed all five. And as we said before we'll actually have six because we counted that initial chain as part of the process. We know we're making a hexagon so we need six of everything.
All right so I've worked my last bit and now I'm ready to join the round.
Now sometimes people can wonder gosh where do I join this. Well we wanted. We're counting this as chain threes so we know this first one was our slip stitch. So let's not count that. So one two three. Let's. And we can double check because we knew that this was counting as a double crochet or a treble crochet if you're using UK terms which we know is about three chains high and then we needed three extra chains. Well I can see that I've got one two three there. I think I think we've got it. I think we've gotten it. This is not life or death though if you miscalculate by one chain I don't think it's gonna ruin the world or your scarf.
All right so we're gonna yarn over. and pull through. And now that round is joined. So super cute already. Doesn't look very hexagon-y but it's adorable and that's really all that matters right. But don't worry it will take shape soon. So now we're going to start on our bobble row. So, to start we need to get the height of the bobbles. So for the very first stitch we're going to chain three just to get the height and we're going to alter the bobble that we do the rest of the round just for this one because we need to incorporate this chain that height just in this little general area. So we're going to bobble we're going to yarn over. Pull through once. This is just the beginning bobble. Twice. Three times each pulling up kind of equidistant from the centre. You don't need to obsess over if they're not exactly the same no big what. But but just as kind of tall as you want your bubble. Then the last time you yawn over and you pull through all those loops plus and it all fell off. And this is a great teaching moment. So sometimes that happens this is really lovely you and that's soft and slick so sometimes that can fall off. No big deal we just pull it out and we do it again. So we're going to. Yarn over over, two, three. Pull it through all loops including the one that we started. So that is our beginning bobble OK from here. We need to get over to this next change space, right. So I say right you're not reading the pattern. I'm telling you. Yes. Right. So what we're gonna do is we are going to chain five and that's enough to get us over to where we need to be. So from here we're gonna start our regular bottles that we'll be doing and all of the chain spaces around. So, we're going to yarn over this time we're going to do the yarn over pull up through a loop four times instead of three because we don't have that chain three to add.
I think that was four. Our last one we are in over. Pull through all of the loops on the hook and we've got like little cutie pie bubble and that's so cute. Okay then we're gonna continue around so we would chain five. And then create that bobble. I'm sure the bobble one more time just in case it was confusing for anyone. I'm turning over I'm pulling a loops up once you're running over twice, three times, four times. And then I'm gonna yawn over it. Thank you Pamela for already sharing this video. That's awesome. You're in over pull through all through loops and then I'm going to do my chain five again. So, you're just going to repeat as the pattern calls for all the way around and what you will get is something that looks like this. So, I've got one two three four five six bobbles. We said before we're making a hexagon. So we want sets of six. So we know we're right. So now we need to join but we're also going to be joining. I just realized that I need some great yarn. Hold on let me grab that. We're also going to be joining a new colour but because the next part that we're going to be working on is actually going to be in this chain space. I need to join it over there, if I join it over here I'm going to get these slip stitches of grey there and it's going to look a little funky. So what I want to do is I want to join it at the top of the beginning chain three and I just slip it through under both of those loops, pull through but I'm still not over to the position I want to be. So, I'm going to go into the next stitch, that's kind of part of this bobble. I'm going to pull through from here though, this is where I want to join my next colour because I'm going to be working in this chain five space. So,. I'm going to pull in my Go go grey.
Thank you you Yvonnen for sharing the video. I appreciate it. I'm going to insert my hook into that chain space. I'm going to lay over the new colour and pull that through both the chain space and the loop. You'll probably need to take. You're working on from the other colour and pull it a little bit and do the same with this. OK, so now your new your new colour is joined, from here to start up the row. We are gonna be doing sort of sets of double crochets if you're working in American terms troubles if you're working in UK terms. So but we need to start by getting the height for that which we've talked about as three chains. Now this is the round where the magic happens to really create the shape of the hexagon. So, I'm going to do work to double crochet as U.S. treble UK.
This first stitch counted as a stitch arm or the chain three count as a as a stitch. But then we need to chain three here and this is what's going to create the points and I'll show you in a second. So, then we're gonna work three more. And this is just the same process as I showed you earlier the double crochet and or treble crochet depending on what country you're in and you can see right here, we've created our first corner with little edges.
OK so, I'm going to show you the next one we're going to continue doing the same. Well something similar and all of these around. Only we won't need to do that. A beginning chain three because we already have the height we need. So in every chain spaced from now on we are going to do three stitches, again double crochet is if you're in the US, trebles if you are in the UK. Then we're going to work three chains for our corner and three more stitches to complete what is now one side done. Can you see how it's really coming to shape now those straight edges? The sort of like round blobby thing is now really defined. So, you're going to continue doing just what I did in this section through every chain five space that you see and what you will get.
Well look like this.
We've worked all the way around. Again, we know that we have one, two, three, four, five. This is our sixth side so we need to finish that. I've worked,I can see that I've worked the first three stitches here and change three but I need to do that last three grouping. One, two, three. OK from here I just need to join and then finish. So, we need to join it with a slip stitch. Hi Chris in France so nice to see you. I wish that my French was better. I was an eighth grade honours French and that was many many years ago. And I'm afraid that I have lost it. Okay one two three and I'm gonna join that round with a slip stitch, bring in my scissors. I cut leaving a tail for weaving in later, yarn over, pull it through and that my friends is a hexagon.
And then all you'll need to do is weave in the ends and you'll make as many as the pattern called for. I have a hat and a scarf there kind of sister projects that you can make that match and you're just gonna use single crochet to connect them. It's really fun project to make. I love hexagons I don't know why, I get really obsessed with shapes right now. A ton of fun. All right I'm going to flip it around and see if there's any questions. You just got about my studio and a way to close a shot of my mouth. Sorry about that.
So, again this is for the hexes scarf and hexes hat made with module which is by Vicki Howell for Gary remorse. That's me. So please go onto their Web site deramores.com. Grab the yarn and the pattern you can download it right there. My printer is not awesome so it'll look better than this but you can grab it. Let me know if you like the yarn it's so soft and really really happy with it. Also if you if you found this tutorial helpful please share it with your friends on Facebook. Just click that share and let the Deramores folks know if you would like me to come back and do more of these. Also I did one of these a couple of weeks ago showing how to join in the round if you were knitting with circular needles so that you could make some of my projects that are made with Woolpaca Chunky so if you're interested just go to the Facebook page and you can kind of scroll down through their videos and you can find that. Also if you have ever have questions that I can answer every Monday on my own Facebook page which is this at Vicki Howell, I do ask me Monday livestream videos please join me there. It's at 6:00 p.m. U.K. time 12:00 p.m. my time in Austin Texas. And lastly the folks at Deramores have been so kind to donate a couple of kits. One, will pack a chunky cowl and one kit for it and one kit for module wrist warmers that I've designed for a giveaway that I do every single year and that's tomorrow, starting tomorrow you can find it through I'll be posting about it on my own Facebook page tomorrow and I'll ask the folks at Deramores to share it so you don't have to look too hard. But hello everyone. Thank you so much from. I see people from the U.K. from France from the U S.
Such a wonderful opportunity to get to hang out with you live and you know be with my knitting and crochet peeps there's nothing I'd rather be doing. Thanks everyone and I hope to see you back here soon. Bye.
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