I am still finding new techniques for crochet!
This one is called linked double crochet.
This one looks useful because it reduces the gapes in between double crochet stitches.
Like most crochet stitches it’s easy once you know the steps!
I was first introduced to the Link Double Crochet stitch in the pattern book “Crochet You Way” when I crocheted a sweater a few years ago. If you like the height of the double but you do not want the spaces in between the stitches, then the Linked Double crochet is a stitch you will want to master.
The Linked Double is a great stitch to add to stitch database. It is the same height as the traditional double crochet the difference being is that it is linked at the center of each post. This enables you to get the same height, eliminating the gaps that you often have with double crochets. It is made the same as a double crochet but we are just chaining one step.
**Linked Double Crochet Tutorial:**
I am starting with a base row of 10 single crochets.
Note: You do not have to use…
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I usually follow written patterns for whatever I crochet.
Lately that has been crochet jewelry of all sorts.
So to mix things up a bit, I found a clear easy to follow chart and worked it up into a bracelet.
I loved it so much that I made three of these in ecru, turquoise and pink.
Looks the same right? Ta Da!
Here is another version from the website where I obtained the chart. It’s called “Nozzles in Crochet 69″, from http://artmanuais.com.br/croche/bicos16.html.
That’s all there is to it!
Follow the chart using a suitable thread or sock yarn.
I used crochet cotton #10.
Chain 46 as shown on the chart, follow the other symbols and you should come up with the correct size bracelet of 7”.
This hat is going to be part of a set with some booties for an as yet unborn baby with unknown gender – so it’s white (and sparkly) because that probably would be fine for either a boy or a girl. I used DK yarn and a 5mm hook which makes the hat quite light and airy.
I have literally no idea how big a baby is so I used this wonderful website of baby sizes to make it (hopefully!) the right size. If you get the same gauge as me and follow the instructions exactly then the finished hat should measure ~38cm (15″) in circumference and 15cm (6″) long (before being turned up) which the website says is the size for a baby 3 – 6 months old. I decided to go for one size up from newborn as it’s better to be slightly too big as the…
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Great slipper pattern. I especially like that they are worked in one piece without seams!
Fancy making some slippers? Here’s the pattern I devised for the Mary-Jane slippers I made for my friend. Each slipper is made in one piece, so there are no seams, and they are made in double crochet (single crochet if you’re American).
Please note: this free pattern is not for resale. All rights reserved. No part of the pattern may be reproduced in any form. The written instructions, photographs, design, and pattern are intended for personal, non-commercial use only i.e. you are not permitted to sell any items made using this pattern.
I have checked and re-checked the pattern, but if you use it and find any mistakes, or if anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to email me at thelittlehousebythesea at hotmail dot com. Oh, and if you make these, please add a pic of them to the Flickr group.
- Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton or…
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