Category: Crocheting

Sep 01

Learn How To Crochet

How To Crochet (courtesy of crochet-mania.blogspot.com)

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Jan 01

How to Crochet a Winter Headband

How To Crochet A Headband (courtesy of Threadbanger.com)

Hey everyone! Welcome to this week’s project! So, a lot of you have been requesting an easy
crochet tutorial, so this week, I’m gonna show you how to make a simple winter headband that’s gonna help keep those ears warm this season!

To make this headband, you’re gonna need some yarn and a size 10 crochet hook. Start by making a slip knot and tying it around your hook. Then, make a crochet chain by making a simple chain stitch. This chain is 62 stitches long. Now, you’re gonna stitch your first row.

Put your hook in the first stitch, and do a single crochet. Do this all the way, until you reach the end of your chain, Make sure to get that last stitch, turn your work over and put your hook in the first stitch. And again, do single crochets to complete another row.

Repeat this process til you’ve done about 11 rows, or whatever width you want.

When you’re done crocheting, pull the yarn to create a large loop, then snip the yarn and pull it all the way through that last stitch.

Now, put the 2 ends of your work together and attach them by weaving the long tail you’ve created in and out of each side.

When you reach the end, tie the 2 yarn tails together and weave them into the band so you can’t see them anymore. You can leave your band plain, add a broach, or give it to a friend.

You can also adorn it with a crocheted bow. Do 25 chain stitches, and crochet 11 rows. Fold your work in half, and connect your work by weaving the long yarn tail all the way down the side. Pull the tail together that side, and tie the 2 yarn tails together to secure.

Repeat for the 2nd side of the bow, and tie the 2 pieces together. Then, connect that whole piece to the headband. Do this by tying it to the band with the yarn tails, then weave the remaining parts of the tails through the band. I put my bow on at an angle!

Next, do a chain stitch with 10 stitches, and crochet 5 rows. Attach that square in the middle of the bow, again by tying and weaving the tails. And, you’ve completed a cute bow adornment for your headband!

For the last style, I’m taking a cue from Dionne Von Furstenberg and John Galliano by adding some pom poms! Simply cut out 2 cardboard rings, place them together, and cut a long piece of yarn. Tie one end to the side of the rings, and wrap your yarn around the rings. Do about 2 layers. Then, cut the yarn apart along the edge of the rings.

Now, cut a piece of yarn from the same as you used for the band, and tie tie pom pom together in the middle of the rings. Then, simply push the pom pom through the hole.

Attach it to the headband the same way you did the bow. Add a couple more, and you are finito! There’s many ways to adorn this winter headband – get creative!

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Dec 25

How to Crochet a Hat

How To Crochet A Hat (courtesy of Threadbanger.com)

Hey, what’s up everyone? Happy Holidays and welcome to Threadbanger! This week, we’re giving you a lesson a lot of you requested. Not only is it great for the winter months, but it’s awesome for a last-minute gift idea. The lights are startin’ to freak me out – can we get out of here?

In Meg’s cape episode, I wore this hat, and a bunch of you commented on how much you liked it. I am super proud of this hat – it’s the first one I ever made, and my grandma just taught me how to make it over Thanksgiving! Liquid Skyflier, Mercy Mile and Brooklyn Homies, listen up! Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s super quick! So, this week, I’m gonna show you how to make one just in time to gift it to someone for the holidays! That’s what I’m giving to people…sshhhh!

The first thing you’re gonna want to do is check out our “How To Crochet” episode that we did a while back. For this project, I’m using a size 10.5 crochet needle and some organic, cotton yarn.

We’re gonna start by doing a slip stitch and 8 chain stitches.

Once you have your 8 chain stitches, you connect the 2 ends by putting your needle through the first stitch and doing a single crochet stitch.

Alright! Now that you have your little ring formed, you just put your needle in that first stitch there and do 2 single crochet stitches in each stitch. So you end up with 16 stitches around the outer ring.

So for the next row, the way that I remember it the best is by going in the 1st stitch, you do single crochet. In the 2nd stitch, single crochet. In the 3rd stitch, single crochet. In the 4th stitch, 2 single crochets. And you’re gonna do that until you reach the end of the row, marked by your tail.

So the next row is a single crochet all the way around, so you don’t have to worry about counting! This could be a hat for a little baby!

We are going to do 2 singles in each stitch. We’re trying to flatten this out – we don’t want it to roll up like that yet.

And, for the next row, you do a single crochet in stitch 1, a single crochet in stitch 2 , a single crochet in stitch 3, a single crochet in stitch 4, and then 2 single crochet stitches in stitch 5.

So, when we reach the beginning of the row again, single crochet all the way around for the next row.

Instead of doing 2 single crochets in stitch 5, we’re gonna do 2 single crochets in stitch 6.

Again, it’s a single crochet in each stitch, all the way around. Let’s do it!

We are gonna start counting again, with 2 single crochets in stitch 7. And this project is very easily done with recycled yarn. Again, you can see that in the How To Crochet episode.

Alright! We’ve reached the beginning of the row again, but, instead of doing a row of single crochet all the way around, like we did after the previous counting rows, we’re gonna do 2 single crochet stitches in stitch 8.

The next row is gonna be 2 single crochets in stitch 9.

For this row, we’re gonna do 2 single crochets in stitch 10, You rockin’ stitch 10, that’s right!

Now, the next row is doing 2 single crochets in stitch 11…lookin’ good!

The next row is gonna be the magic number 12.

This is gonna be the last row where you have to count for a while – 2 single crochets in stitch 13. Get to it! Omg, this is super exciting! We just finished our last row of counting, for now. So, now what we’re gonna do is just a single crochet in every stitch, around and around and around and around, until it’s the depth that we want it.

As you keep going around and round, you’ll see it start to curl up, like this. This is good! This is exactly what we want – just keep going!

Our hat’s almost done, but we’re almost at the end of our yarn, so we’re gonna have to attach a new skein of yarn. And it’s really easy – all you do is take the end of this one and tie it to the end of this one, and tie them in a knot. Simple as that. This skein of yarn is 103 yards long, which basically tells you, you’re gonna need more than 103 yards of yard to complete your project. So, when you buy your yarn, make sure the skein is either big enough or that you buy multiple skeins, because a lot of times, they discontinue a color. Or, when they dye yarns in different dye baths, they turn out slightly different. So you just want to make sure you have enough yarn to be able to complete your hat!

Our hat is finally the depth that we want it, but now, we have to close up the rim so it fits our head better. It’s really easy! All you have to do is do a single crochet in stitch one, a single crochet in stitch 2, a single crochet in stitch 3, skip the next stitch, and do a single crochet in the following stitch. Then, you just start counting all over again and do that all the way around, until you reach the beginning of the row.

For the following, and final row, you’re gonna do the same thing you did for the previous row, but instead, you’re gonna skip 2 stitches.

Just pull that loop out really big, nip the end of the year, tie a knot and you are done! Also, make sure to snip any loose ends you may have. And now, you have a great gift for one of your friends, or, for yourself!

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Feb 07

Ways to Reuse – How to Crochet with Plastic Bags

Learn how-to crochet with plastic bags and decrease your impact on the environment with this demonstration from Make Magazine.

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Nov 25

How to Make a Playcord for Your Kids

Want to know how to make a playcord? (What’s a play cord? It’s like a child-safe rope made of yarn!) This video shows you how to make a playcord that your child can use as horse reins, a bracelet, an arm band, the rope for an anchor, or anything their imagination thinks up!

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Nov 24

How to Crochet a Snowman

How To Crochet A Snowman (courtesy of Craftmastery.com)

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Nov 24

How to Crochet

Learn How To Crochet with this excellent video (courtesy of All Free Crochet and Naztazia). An easy and informative, step-by-step, tutorial!

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