Saturday, August 3, 2013

Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat and Creative Assist Have Become One!

Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat have combined.......Yes I have another blog called Creative Assist which I am going to combine with this one; Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat.  So soon that one will not be kept up-to-date but all help and assistance I find for knitting, crocheting, etc. will be posted on this blog. Thank you for visiting and post or comment with any problems you have and I might be able to help you or find help for you.

Happy hooking!   kathy

Here's that blog URL: Creative Assist

and here's a sample:

Crochet Help The Magic Ring

Do you need help learning the magic ring for crochet?

I found this excellent website and I'm sure there's others. 

Planet June  She has an great picture tutorial.  I always think I know how to do it but then find myself referring back to her website for help.

magic ring vs traditional methodNO HOLE!

Let her know I have sent you her way.  Us bloggers and website owners love hearing from the people that are enjoying our posts.  Don't be shy........please comment.  You can even tell me what help you would like to see.

Happy hooking!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Crochet Turning Chain Alternatives

Crochet Turning Chain Alternatives

Mr. Miccawbar's Recipe for Happiness blog!!  

This is what Mr. Miccawber has to say.  This 
is just an excerpt..........please check out 
the blog for the rest of the information.  
You won't be sorry.  This is awesome 
and so is the blog!  Please, leave a 
comment for me if you wish to see 
more crochet helps........I'll be adding 
more knitting helps also.  So let me know; 
knit or crochet or both!  But please comment 
so I know if this blog is helpful.

"Crochet Turning Chain Alternatives

Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn.

These are some of the most familiar words 

in the crocheter's language. They signal 
the end of one double crochet row and the 
start of another. That chain 3 works to get 
your yarn up to the proper height for the 
next stitch. It's also (in my opinion) a fiendish 
ploy designed to drive the stitcher crazy.

You know what I mean - you've been there 

yourself. You're zipping along, you and your 
hook, dancing through the yarn and 
crocheting like the dickens, when all of a 
sudden you reach the end of the row.
 Screech! The happy momentum comes 
to a crashing halt as you poke around in 
the turning chain, looking for the right place 
to put your last stitch"...............

Free Chair Pocket Pattern is Finally Here

Ok, so here's the pattern as promised.  If you crochet, you know how to make adjustments for your chair arm.  Make sure you measure. 

Chair Pocket

Cotton yarn
G hook
Gauge isn't that important

Chain 40

Round 1, SC in 2ndh chain from hook and each chain to end, SC 3 in end chain and do not turn but continue crocheting around the other side of the 40 chains adding 2 in the end stitch.

Rounds 2 and 3, repeat round 1 so you have 3 rounds with increases on each end.

Round 4, SC in each stitch around with NO increases for about 3 rows, or desired number of rows to make a more solid bottom.

Round 6, if you want, change to a DC around each row for about 17 or desired size of pouch.  

Because you crocheted around, the stitches/rows tend to twist so begin next row by slip stitch to the corner so the flap goes straight up the side.  About 4 sts.

Now crochet in rows going back and forth to the desired length so that it fits around the arm of your chair.  I am using mine on a passenger seat in the motor home so they are quite thick and big.  I did 35 rows and then:

If you want a contrasting color, I had to because I ran out of the orange, attach it at the top in corner going down the side of the flap till you get to the pouch, sc across the top of the pouch and back up the other side of the flap.  End off.

Try the pouch on the arm and determine where the buttons should go.  I used 3 but 4 might be better depending on the width of your pouch.  Sew on buttons and use the spaces between the DC as button holes.  Waalaa!  Chair pouch!

I would love to see your finished project if you could send me a picture I'll post it.  Thank you and comment, too, so I know if you like to see more free patterns.

Don't miss the filet crochet patterns I have for sale, too.

Thanks for visiting and happy crocheting!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

FREE Crochet Pattern in the Writing Stage

I am working on my version of the chair pocket pattern.  It's just a different stitch and being my chair arm is so different, there needed to be some revisions.

I must apologize that my chair pocket is weird........I ran out of the orange cotton yarn and finished with another color but, hey!, hit's for me and I really didn't care.

I'll come back tomorrow and post the pattern and a picture.

Happy crocheting!