Monday, September 09, 2013

Crochet success

Yesterday a friend on Facebook shared a picture of crochet birds that she wanted to have for her daughter.  I happened to have the amigurumi book that they were from and made her one.

I also got around to photographing my yarn paper chains.

To make your own you need:

8 ply yarn - mine has pompoms already attached!
Size 4 crochet hook


Step 1. 
Chain 5 plus 3 more chains.  The last 3 chains will act as your first treble stitch.

Step 2.  
Count 4 chains back from the hook. 

Step 3. 
Treble stitch into the previous chain. 

Step 4. 
Treble into remaining chains. You should now have 6 trebles.

Step 5.  
Chain 2 and turn your work around so that you can continue. The 2 chain becomes your first treble.

Step 6. 
This bit can be tricky - count 4 chain shapes from your hook. The last two chain shapes will actually be above the previous row's trebles.

Step 7. 
Treble into remaining chain shapes. You should have 6 trebles now on this row.

Step 8. 
Repeat steps 5-7 for a total of 16 rows. Cut thread leaving it long so that you can sew with it in the next step, and then finish off using a slip stitch knot thing.

Step 9. 
Sew into a chain link - I used whip stich. Weave in ends.

Step 10. 
Pick a different colour. Repeat all over again - make sure to sew the new chain through the previous chain loop. I sometimes forgot to do that.

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