Friday, March 22, 2013

how to do a shallow single crochet.

I have struggled with this stitch for awhile.  It is a very easy stitch but I could never get it quite right.  I finally sat down with super chunky yarn and a huge hook to practice.  Working with the larger yarn and hook really helped!  I've got it figured out and so I thought I would share.

Here you are looking at the right side of your work. The last row worked was a row of single crochet.  Normally, you would place a single crochet under the horizontal 2 bars.

But with a shallow single crochet, you need to place your hook below the 2 horizontal bars AND between the 2 vertical bar as shown by the gray yarn.

Make sure that your hook goes through the 2 vertical bars on the wrong side of your work as well.
If you place your hook through these 2 vertical bars both in the front and back of your work, it will result in a completely reversible stitch that looks very similar to a knit stockinette stitch.

I love this stitch.  I have used it as the trim on my Textured Cowl and I have plans to use it again in a hat pattern.  Can't wait!

Would love to hear if you have tried this stitch yourself and what projects you created with it.  Or if this is your first time trying it, I would love to hear what you think or if you have any questions!  Have fun playing with your yarn and hook!!


Friday, March 15, 2013

new crochet pattern - cable sampler dishcloths by kim miller.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Practice cabling without committing to a big project with this pattern for crocheted dishcloths.  Pattern includes instructions for 3 dishclothes all featuring a different cable as illustrated in the pictures.
This well written crochet pattern is complete with detailed instructions and colour illustrations. The pattern calls for one 190 yard ball of Knit Picks Dishie per dishcloth, but any worsted weight (4) 100% cotton may be substituted. The pattern used the following stitches: half double crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet, back post double crochet, and front post treble crochet.
The finished, unblocked dishcloths measure 23 cm (9”) x 23 cm (9”).



Thursday, March 14, 2013

sneak peek.

This new crochet pattern to create 3 different cabled dishcloths will be coming your way soon....


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

cast on baby!

Knitknack posted this video on youtube and we are sure that it will bring a smile to your face! Enjoy!!
kim and tara.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

new crochet pattern - braided baskets by kim miller.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Learn to crochet braided cables and organize any room in the house with this trio of stacking baskets!

The crochet pattern offers instructions for three different sizes:
Small – 5½” high and 9” in diameter
Medium – 6½” high and 11” in diameter
Large – 7½” high and 13” in diameter

This well written crochet pattern calls for 2 to 4 balls (depending on the size made) of Lion Brand® Wool Ease Thick and Quick and a 8.00 mm (L) sized crochet hook. You should be familiar with the following stitches: hdc, dc, fpdc, bpdc, and fptr.