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Amigurumi Minion Pattern + Random vlogging!

The terminology of amigurumi SC = single crochet in 1 stitch INCR = 2 stitches in 1 stitch St = Stitch Sts = Stitches SS = Slip stitch You'll need: Yarn: light weight yarn in grey, black, yellow and blue. Materials: scissor, hook size 3.5, needle , felt in black and white, all purpose glue and fiberfill for stuffing. Head and body Start with yellow yarn. 1. Magic loop (6sts) 2. INCR every st 3. INCR every 2d st 4. INCR every 3d st 5. INCR every 4d st 6. INCR every 5d st 7. INCR every 6d st 8. SC around for 22 rounds 9. DEC every 6th and 7th together 10. DEC every 5th and 6th st together 11. DEC every 4th and 5th st together 12. DEC every 3d and 4th st together 13. DEC every 2d and 3d st together 14. DEC in every st 15. Finish off with a slip stitch Pants Start with blue yarn 1. Magic ring (6) 2. INCR every st 3. INCR every 2d st 4. INCR every 3d st 5. INCR every 4d st 6. INCR every 5d st 7. INCR every 6d st 8. SC around for 10 rounds 9. Chain 1, turn the project from left to right and crochet back (repeat untill you have 3 rows) 10. For the part that's holding the pants up: Chain 15 Arms Start with yellow yarn 1. Magic ring (6) 2. SC for 9 rounds 3. From now on, switch to black yarn and SC 4. INC in every 2d st 5. SC 6. SS 7. Make 2 arms Fingers Start with black yarn 1. Chain 4 2. SC 3 3. Make 3 fingers for each arm Legs Start with black yarn 1. Magic ring (6) 2. INCR in every st 3. INCR in every 2d st 4. SC for 3 rounds 5. DEC every 2d and 3d st 6. Switch to blue yarn ...

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

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Knitting Cast On

Learn how to do a knitting "Cast-On" with this simple tutorial from LearningZoom!

Friday, March 1st 2013

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Frankenfingers pattern: starting the pinky

Learn how to knit fingerless gloves with self-striping yarn! These videos support the Frankenfingers pattern by Elizabeth Green Musselman of Dark Matter Knits. In this fourth video, Elizabeth shows you how to start the pinky -- and how to increase the finger size if you find the fingers too small for your hand. Pattern available on Ravelry: www.ravelry.com

Thursday, February 28th 2013

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Crochet for Knitters – Spiked Edging

One of my favorite ways to work crochet into your knitting is with crocheted edgings. Here I show you how to work a spiked edge. Crochet instructions for the spiked edging: This edging looks best if you do it in a contrasting color. *Single crochet into 2 stitches, then make a "spike" by inserting your hook into the stitch below, (or lower). Grab the yarn and pull up 1 loop, grab the yarn again and pull through two remaining loops. Skip next stitch. Repeat from *. Knitting instructions for the long moss stitch: CO an even number of stitches. Row 1 (WS): *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row Row 2: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row Row 3: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row Row 4: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row Row 5: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row Repeat Rows 2-4 to desired length. BO in pattern on RS of work. Info on things you'll see in this video: The yarn I used in the blue sample is Berroco Vintage: www.berroco.com The yarn I used in the bulky sample where I'm demonstrating the stitch is Berroco Peruvia Quick: www.berroco.com The scarf I'm wearing is the Clapotis: knitty.com Knit with Noro Silk Garden in colorway #87: www.knittingfever.com The scarf on the mannequin is Cozy: www.knitty.com Knit in Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino: www.ravelry.com The red nail polish I'm wearing is OPI, in color Chick Flick Cherry. The polish on my sparkly accent nail is OPI, in color The Living Daylights.

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

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How to Crochet the Intertwined Lacets Stitch

For written instructions and photos please visit: newstitchaday.com This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the intertwined lacets stitch. This uses simple crochet techniques to create open circles for a very lightweight fabric. The intertwined lacets stitch would be great for table cloths, summer totes and stoles! Skill: Easy Join our Facebook page for lots of cool links: facebook.com Or follow us on Twitter for knitting tips: twitter.com Free Royalty Free Music provided by SmartSound: www.smartsound.com

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

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How to pick up dropped stitches in stockinette from the purl side

This video will show you how to pick up dropped stitches in stockinette from the purl side of your work using a crochet hook

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

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