Crocheting

I learned how to crochet originally from my mom. She used to crochet all the time: making blankets for family, friends, and of course babies. Crocheting is fairly easy once you practice it. You can make blankets, scarfs, hats, baby shoes, bags…pretty much anything you can think of. There are so many patterns: simple, complex, straight, chevron, and even designs such as flowers, butterflies, and snowflakes.

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Completed Blankets

Crocheted Blanket

 Baby Blanket Currently Working On


Crocheting Abbreviations

 


Crocheting Six Petal Flowers:

Crocheted Six Petal Flowers

To form ring: Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain one, make 11 single crochet stitches into the ring, and join to first single crochet with a slip stitch.

Round 2: Chain 3, double crochet into same stitch, chain 3, slip stitch into same stitch. *Chain 3, double crochet into next stitch and chain three and slip stitch into same stitch. Slip stitch into next stitch, and continue around from to make six petals total.

Crocheted Floral Blanket

 Stitch flowers together to make a blanket!


Crocheting Butterflies:Crocheted Butterflies

To form ring: Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch.

Ch 4. Work 3 tc into ring. Ch 4, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

Ch 3, work 3 dtc into ring. Ch 3, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

Fasten off. Create abdomen and antennae.


Crocheting Snowflakes:Crocheted Snowflakes

To form ring: Chain 5 and join with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Ch 4 (this counts as as hdc, ch 2) Hdc, Ch2 (5 times) into the circle or magic circle

Round 2: Work into the 6 spaces you just created.

To begin sl st into the first space to the left of your hook.

First snowflake cluster:

Ch 3, sl st into same space
Ch 5, sl st into the same space
Ch 3, sl st into the same space
Continue the rest of the clusters as follows: *ch 1,  sl st into the next space, Ch 3, sl st, ch 5, sl st, ch 3, sl st*

Repeat between * and * 4 more times.

Ch 1 and sl st into the very first sl st of this round, bind off.