Thursday, January 29, 2015

sc - Single Crochet

Single Crochet - sc

A row of chain is made for the foundation.
The first chain from the loop is skipped.
The second chain from the loop is where the needle is
inserted to start the single crochet.
1. Insert the hook into the very top of the chain or
into the top two yarn of the chain (see photo below)
depending on the preference.

For this series the hook is inserted in the very top
of the crochet chain.
2. Dip the hook and move it behind, then up,
then in front of the yarn so that the yarn is
in front of the hook.
3. Draw the hook and pull the yarn trough the chain.


There are two loops on the hook.
4. Dip the hook and move it behind, then up,
then in front of the yarn so that the yarn is
in front of the hook.
5. Draw the hook and pull the yarn trough the two loops on the hook.


This is a single crochet.
Continue single crochet to the end of the chain.
To continue to the next row, make a chain.
Dip the hook and move it behind, then up,
then in front of the yarn so that the yarn is
in front of the hook.
Draw the hook and pull the yarn trough the loop on the hook.

Turn the work over so that the back is now the front.

Insert the hook into the first stitch.
This is the top view of the hook being inserted into the stitch.
Repeat steps 2-5.
Step 2.
Step 3.


Step 4.


Step 5.



Continue to the end of the row.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Slip Stitch - sl st

The slip stitch is used in joining work.


1. Insert the crochet needle into a stitch.




2. Loop the working yarn by moving the crochet needle back
behind the working yarn, then up and forward so that the
working yarn is in front of the needle.


3. Pull the yarn through the stitch and the loop.




The crochet chain has been joined into a loop with a slip stitch.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Crochet Chain

Start with a slip knot.
Insert crochet hook into slip knot.

Hold crochet hook in right hand as if holding a dinner knife.
The right index finger moves to either hold the yarn or helps guide the needle.
Hold working yarn in the left hand.
The yarn is between the pinky and the ring finger for tension.
Use the middle finger and the thumb on the right hand
to hold the work in progress.
To chain:
1. Start with the hook in front of the yarn.

2. Move the hook down, then back behind the yarn, and up.

This move will wrap the yarn around the crochet hook.

3. Slide the crochet hook through the loop making sure that the
working yarn is hooked on to the head of the crocket hook.

Pull the yarn through the loop with the crochet hook.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until desired length.

Step 2.


Step 3.



Crochet chains.