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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

crochet flower square

aahh..i do love it when something "clicks". for the longest i have tried to read {and follow} a crochet pattern. i realize now more of the logistics behind the craft. basically, crochet is a series of loops and pulls. going from a single crochet, to a double to a triple adds height to the stitch. also, the amount of times you do a stitch in a single hole gives you ruffles or frills or holes. {{yawn yawn says the old hookers...but these are things that i just did not understand till now..}} so, when a pattern says 3sc - it means to do a single chain three times  into that one hole. eureka indeed!
this pattern was passed on by the lovely tamara {dont you just love it when bloggers share crafty links!?}
the free pattern is at the every so talented rosehip blog.
three cheers for crochet !
hip hip hooray!!!

15 comments:

  1. these are so cute! Your rug is getting huge and looking awesome. I finally got around to starting mine the other day after seing how good yours looks. Will blog it soon to show you:)

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  2. welcome to the crochet world.. I'm glad that you figured it out.

    x

    margit from
    creativetail

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  3. margrit, i love your crochet birds! karen i cant WAIT to see your rug!!!!!

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  4. and these are things i still do not understand....

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  5. Oh. I am but a wee babe where crochet is concerned. I can kind of chug around, but if I create anything, it is pure accident. Now these flowers are looking very tempting to my little wee hands. I wonder if I could do it, or would it just end up as a tangled mess! Suitably inspired, so just maybe.

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  6. OH cool! I am so pleased it clicked for you! How cool is that. Love your flowers. Might have to go & check out that wee pattern myself now. & you are still using that wool! Do you have your own secret supply or something? Lucky you... Love them.

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  7. cheryl you can do it! just give it a go..your first one (and maybe the second) will be wrong, but i know you can get to step 3. then you get this confident burst surge..and during my second one i figured it out. i know you can!
    mandy....i love debbie bliss! i'm eyeing my blanket to unravel !!

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  8. I still have trouble reading simple crochet patterns but if I stare at them long enough I can usually work them out. Bit like those magic eye pictures where what you're trying to see suddenly pops into focus.

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  9. Oh I just love to see Crochet being created from a chain! Please pop over to Chalky's World I have just been helping a special friend to Crochet and I have learnt so much. Your flowers are beautiful
    Love Linda

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  10. ok guys you should visit linda. she has broke it all down, she is indeed a pro hooker! :)

    chalkygilbert.blogspot.com

    scroll down a bit until you see her post on how to do a (step by step) granny square.

    linda also has the cutest little tutorial for a heart animal pouch...(which i think would be perfect for a toothfairy !)

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  11. I'm always envious of people who can understand written instructions. I cannot, except for cook books. :) I'm definitely a hands-on learner. I would love to learn how to crochet a granny-square. Question about the toothbrush: Does it work like a needle, or a crochet hook?

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  12. hi little ruby .. when i visit you in pennsylvania, we will sit down and do some handwork. i will teach you the grannysquare. and you can teach me how to make lye soap. the old fashioned way. :)
    as for the toothbrush rug...the toothbrush works more like a needle i would say. it is the same as hooking a rug, but much easier on the hands, and there is no looping around the toothbrush. you just put it in the hole and pull it thru. you gonna show us your rug?

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  13. That feeling when something foreoign all of a sudden clicks is the best feeling ever! Enjoy your new understanding. I look forward to watching where it takes you.

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  14. It's a deal. Soap and granny stitches. (I do make soap.) Of course I had mayo. Here's a link to an old post, where I started the rug: http://curiousacorn.blogspot.com/2010/01/color-pleeeaase-i-neeeed-color.html

    I just bought some heavy-duty thread, and I"m trying to figure the best way to sew it together.

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  15. Those are lovely! I have been meaning to learn to crochet, this looks simple for someone with minimal experience:-)

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