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Monday, August 31, 2015

Fiber Tuesdays #25 {Link Party}

Welcome to this week's Fiber Tuesdays Link Party!


Link Party, Fiber Arts Link Party, Fiber Tuesdays

Before we get to the features, I would like to share a few things that I have been doing this past week. Just click a pic to view.
Team Spirit Pom Pom Hat How to Crochet in the Back or Front Loop

Now, let's get to the PARTY! Click on over to The Quilting Room with Mel to see who she features. 

My Feature of The Week goes to:


Howling at the Moon for this awesome Sea Foam Backpack




Go ahead and grab your feature button!

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We would love for you all to grab our party button!

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Feel free to visit my Fiber Tuesdays Pinterest board to repin links from the party. 
I also like to try to share some of your links on my Facebook page or Twitter throughout the week.

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Apple Towel Topper by 2 Crochet Hooks {Pattern From the Community}

This fun Apple Towel Topper could make a wonderful addition to your kitchen decor, or it could be a perfect back-to-school gift for your child's teacher!


Find the free pattern at 2 Crochet Hooks



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Thursday, August 27, 2015

How to Crochet in the Back or Front Loop {Crochet Skills Tutorial}

Today we are going to talk about a popular little stitch variation that is used in many crochet patterns. Stitching into the back or front loop is very easy, but if you have never done it or seen it before, you may be slightly confused when it comes up in a pattern. No worries, though. After looking at this quick tutorial, you will know exactly how it's done!

This step-by-step photo tutorial will teach you how to crochet into the back or front loop of a crochet stitch. #OuiCrochet

If you want to see how stitching in the back or front loop is used, you can take a peek at my Child's Slouchy Hat with Brim, or my Toddler Tutu Dress pattern. Notice the ridged effect. This is the result of stitching in just one loop.

Let's get started.

How to Crochet in the Back or Front Loop

We will begin with crocheting into the back loop (BL).

This step-by-step photo tutorial will teach you how to crochet into the back or front loop of a crochet stitch. #OuiCrochet
1. Normally, we insert our crochet hook into both loops of a stitch. Look at the photo and note where the front loops are and where the back loops are.

This step-by-step photo tutorial will teach you how to crochet into the back or front loop of a crochet stitch. #OuiCrochet
2. Instead of inserting your hook into both loops, insert your hook into the back loop only.

This step-by-step photo tutorial will teach you how to crochet into the back or front loop of a crochet stitch. #OuiCrochet
3. Complete your stitch.

This step-by-step photo tutorial will teach you how to crochet into the back or front loop of a crochet stitch. #OuiCrochet
4. It is that easy. Just continue working the back loop until the pattern says otherwise. Notice the ridge left below the stitch. This is the result of the unworked loop.

You work the front loop (FL) pretty much the same way... only with the front loop...

This step-by-step photo tutorial will teach you how to crochet into the back or front loop of a crochet stitch. #OuiCrochet
1. Use the photo at the top if you need to, and locate the front loop. Insert your hook into the front loop only. Complete your stitch.

This step-by-step photo tutorial will teach you how to crochet into the back or front loop of a crochet stitch. #OuiCrochet
2. Continue working in the front loop, as the pattern calls for.

See?
I told you it is easy!
Now go crochet in the back or front loops until your heart's content!

I hope you like this tutorial! Click on over to the Resources Gallery if you would like to see more tutorials.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Team Spirit Pom Pom Hat {Free Crochet Pattern}

Are you ready for some football?
With football season just around the corner (I never count pre-season) this Team Spirit Pom Pom Hat is the perfect accessory to help you cheer on your team include your little one in on game day festivities! 


This fun crochet pom pom hat is a fun way for you and your kids to show your team spirit this football season. #OuiCrochet

You can even make this Little Crochet Football, using the same colors, to keep said little one occupied while you are rooting for that next 10 yards!

I'm sure this fun little hat will fare well at your craft booth, make an adorable photo prop, or be well received as a special gift to your favorite football fan!

Team Spirit Pom Pom Hat


Supplies:
Sizes I and J crochet hooks
Worsted weight yarn in three team colors (My colors are: A-Gold, B-Red, C-White)
Yarn needle
Pom pom maker (or a piece of folded card stock- I used an index card)
scissors

Special Instructions:
Back Loop Half Double Crochet = BLhdc: Work the hdc in only the back loop of the indicated stitch.

Warning: When using pom poms for children under 3 (or any age, if you feel there is a concern), please make sure they are supervised. Children can pull the pom pom strands loose, and put them in their mouths, posing a choking hazard.

Pattern:
Using the I hook, ch 50 with color A
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (49)
Rows 2-6: ch 1 (does not count as stitch, here and throughout), BLhdc in each stitch across. Turn. (49)
Switch to color B
Rows 7-8: ch 1, BLhdc in each stitch across. Turn. (49)
Switch to color C
Rows 9-10: ch 1, BLhdc in each stitch across. Turn. (49)
Switch to color B
Rows 11-12: ch 1, BLhdc in each stitch across. Turn. (49)
Switch to color A
Rows 13-18: ch 1, BLhdc in each stitch across. Turn. (49)
Finish off and weave in ends.

Fold in half so that the fold will be on the top of the head, and opposite of the fold will be the brim. 
Sew up sides with yarn and yarn needle. Weave in ends.

Ear Flaps:
Ear flaps will be centered at sewn sides, starting 2 rows before the seam and ending 2 rows past the seam.
Attach color A
Row 1: ch 1, work 6 hdc, evenly spaced between the rows indicated. Turn. (6)
Row 2: ch 1, hdc in each st across. Turn. (6)
Row 3: ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 4. Turn. (5)
Row 4: ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 3. Turn. (4)
Row 5: ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 2. Turn. (3)
Row 6: ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 1. Turn. (2)
Row 7: ch 1, hdc2tog. Turn. (1)
Finish off and weave in ends. Repeat on other side.

Trim:
Using the J hook, we will work with colors A and B together.
Attach yarns in the same stitch as the first stitch of an ear flap.
Reverse single crochet around the entire hat brim and ear flaps. Join.
Finish off and weave in ends.

Pom Poms:
Using colors A, B, and C, make 2 large  pom poms. Attach them to the top corners of the hat.

Need a different size?
Use my Hat and Headband Size Chart and the instructions below. 

To make a larger hat: 
1. Determine your hat height needed, and increase stitches in your foundation chain (and each row) to obtain your required hat height. 
2. Determine the circumference needed for your hat size, and increase color A rows evenly (same number before the center stripes, as after) to obtain your required circumference.
3. Larger hats may also need an extra stitch or 2 for the ear flaps. Continue decreasing rows down to 1 stitch.

To make a smaller hat:
1.Change all (BL)hdc stitches to (BL)sc, and all hdc2tog stitches to sc2tog.
2. Determine your hat height needed, and decrease stitches in your foundation chain (and each row) to obtain your required hat height. 
3. Determine the circumference needed for your hat size, and decrease color A rows evenly (same number before the center stripes, as after) to obtain your required circumference.

This fun crochet pom pom hat is a fun way for you and your kids to show your team spirit this football season. #OuiCrochet

What team will you be rooting for this football season?

This fun crochet pom pom hat is a fun way for you and your kids to show your team spirit this football season. #OuiCrochet
"Look into my eyes..... You will root for the 49ers....."

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Note: All patterns are written in American terms.
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