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9 years ago
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Clones Knot (see illustration below) Ch 6, * yarn over, swing hook forward and down and yarn over under ch, bring hook forward and up again, repeat from * 4 times, working over the last 3 ch sts (work loosely)-10 lps on hook, yarn over and draw through the lp on hook, pulling tight, sl st in ch at base of knot (the third st of ch 6).
Foundation Chain
9 years ago

Foundation Chain

     

1. Make a slip knot on hook, hold in the right hand. Thread yarn over left ring finger, under middle, and over index fingers, holding short end between the thumb and middle finger.

  Foundation Chain

2. Pass hook under and over yarn and draw it through loop on hook. Repeat for as many stitches as the directions specify.

Single Crochet
9 years ago

Make foundation chain first

Single Crochet........sc = single crochet

3. Insert hook into second stitch from hook, under the two upper strands.

 

4. Pass hook under and over yarn and draw it through the stitch.

5. Pass hook under and over yarn again and draw it through the two loops on hook.

Half Double crochet
9 years ago

{Foundation chain first}

Half Double Crochet......hdc=half double crochet

  

6. With yarn over needle, insert hook into third chain, under the two upper strands. Draw up a loop. 

  

7. Yarn over hook. Draw through the 3 loops, completing the half double crochet.

Double Crochet
9 years ago

{Foundation first of course}

Double Crochet......dc=double crochet

 

8. Pass hook under and over yarn, insert hook into the fourth stitch from hook, under the two upper strands.

     

9. Pass hook under and over yarn and draw it through the stitch, then pass hook under and over yarn again. Draw yarn through the first two loops on hook. Pass hook under and over yarn again and draw it through remaining two loops on hook.

Treble or triple crochet
9 years ago

{foundation}

Treble Crochet  tr=treble crochet or triple crochet

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10. Pass hook under and over yarn twice, insert hook into the fifth stitch from hook, under the two upper strands.

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11.Pass hook under and over yarn and draw it through the stitch. * Pass hook under and over yarn and draw through two loops, repeat from * twice more.

Afghan stitch
9 years ago

Afghan Crochet

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12. Using an afghan hook, make a chain the desired length. Insert hook in second stitch from hook, draw up a loop.

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13. Keeping all loops on hook, draw up a loop in each chain stitch.

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14. To work off loops, pass yarn under and over hook and draw through first loop.

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15. * Pass yarn under and over hook, draw through two loops, repeat from *

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16. One loop remains, to count as first stitch of next row.

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17. * Insert hook under next vertical bar and draw up a loop, repeat from * across. Work off loops same as before.

abbreviations used in patterns
9 years ago

sc=single crochet

dc=double crochet

tr=triple or treble crochet

hdc=half double crochet

inc= increase

dec=decrease

yo= yarn over

*=repeat following instructions for given number of times

rep=repeat

rnd=round

lps=loops

sl st= slip stitch

sk=skip

beg=beginning

slip stitch
9 years ago
Use to join ch sts into a ring, to work without break, whenever an invisible stitch is required,to join motifs together, to link edges, etc.Insert hook in a stitch, yarn over, and draw loop through loop on hook.