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Dadghan or Manghan Granny blanket

Make DAD or any man in your life this very manly granny afghan,  The works up really quick do to it's lap size but still looks very handsome. 
Supplies: J crochet hook 1 jumbo ball of each or about 3 of dark blue, 4 of grey, and royal blue loops and thread impeccable
All grannies are 4 rounds and dc Here is the way I do grannies, You can o the grannies anyway you feel comfortable.
Round 1- magic circle, ch3 ( counts as first dc) 2 dc into the ring, ch2, 3 dc, ch2, 3dc,  ch2, 3dc, ch2 and slip stitch to join into the  top of the chain 3.
Round 2Ch 3,2dc, ch2, 3dc ( this is your corner)into the same stitch, work remaining corners: *ch1, skip over the 3 dc from the previous round, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into the same stitch; repeat from * two more times, ch1, Slip stitch to the 3rd chain for your beginning  dc.
Round 3- Ch 3,  work corner (2dc, ch2, 3dc) into the same stitch, work remaining sides:* ch1, skip over the 3 dc from the previous round, 3dc, ch2, work corner (3dc, ch1, 3dc); repeat from *…

April 2012

Wow is April almost over already?? This month has zoomed by so quickly! I would like to start by thanking Michael  Sellick @ the Crochet Crowd for all of his encouragement and help!Did you know I learned how to crochet by watching his videos and reading his patterns?  Check him out on facebook, pintrest and youtube! <a HREF="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_mfw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fcrocchiq-20%2F8001%2Fb3e1bc35-b04a-49ed-82de-5322c800ae69&Operation=NoScript">Amazon.com Widgets</A>
Also a huge thanks ToBlogger: Crochet Chiq - Create Post Christine @ AFC  for brainstorming with me on ideas for patterns and promoting my blog on Facebook, pintrest and newsletters!! I'm also on their yout…

Inner Goddess Headband

Lots of Ideas with this stitch coming your way! <a HREF="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_mfw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fcrocchiq-20%2F8001%2Fb3e1bc35-b04a-49ed-82de-5322c800ae69&Operation=NoScript">Amazon.com Widgets</A>
This headband makes me think back to Roman times, Greek Goddess or even what Eve would wear.  Bring out your inner Goddess when you sport this. Add some ting flowers for a soft look. What will you use to make yours> Send me your photos @ crochetchig@gmail.com
So this headband is pretty simple follow my picture step by step directions on this entry 

crocodile flip flops

Up cycle your old flip flops from last year, you know the ones that are missing beads or gems or ones that are boring!!You can also purchase ones that are meant to be embellished for about $4 at Michaels ares and Crafts stores!

Flip Flops any sizes,  Size G crochet Hook Yarn needle
 Yarn -  I used redheart Botique Midnight, feel free to use any 4 ply. If you are going to be wearing these at the beach or to the pool I highly recommend Lilly's Sugar and cream Cotton yarn or any 100% cotton yarn.

To start Please check out my entry on how to do the crocodile stitch vertically
Learn how to make a vertical row of Crocodile Stitches


Start make making one row that fits along the band of the side nnext to you big toe. for size xs I did 6 stitches then make another row with 2 more than the first ( we want so overlaping. Leave very long tails for sewing!

Begin to sew by the heel side of the strap. DON'T sew around the dc's but just grab part of the yarn. Sewing to tightly will missha…

How to do the vertical crocodile stitch

Start by Chaining 3 and Double crocheting into the 3rd chain from the hook like so


Next Chain 1 then DC around the dc you just did, dc a total of 5 times around the first dc post like so
Then 4  dc along the other side
Then chain 2, sc chain 2
The chain 2 and sc count as your last dc in every scale but the last scale of your project.

Next you DC in the center and chain 1 Repeat this process until you have the length you need. On the last scale do 5 dc ch1 and slip in the middle 
Coming soon, flip flops, thread earings and a Dadghan!

Flip flops!! <---- learn to use this stitch to make or redo old flip flops!
Inner Goddess Headband<--- Learn to make the Inner Goddess Headband


Moon Star Motif

If you are unfamiliar with the puff stitch please read my how to guide here step by step picture guide on starting the puff stitch in the round
I used Loops and Thread Necessities  in Butter and teal/ turquoise and a size J hook. RedHeart soft or any other 4 ply worsted weight yarn can be used

Start with a magic circle using Butter Rd 1 Make 1 puff, 1 chain repeat so you have 8 and 8, sl into top of first puff Rd 2 in each space make 1 puff, chain 2, 1 puff for a total of 16 puffs, sl into top of first puff It shouldn't look pointy at all yet but like a circle Rd 3 Make *1puff, chain2, 1 puff, in next stitch make one puff* repeat until the end for a total of 24 puffs. It will not look like a circle and may lay funny until the last round now



Switch to Teal attach in any color and be sure to continue crocheting on the right side in the right direction Round 4  Make a puff, chain 2, make a puff ( do this for every corner), chain 1 make a puff in the next stitch ( do this for every side.…

How to make the puff stitch in a magic circle

This is to show you step by step how to make a puff stitch when crocheting in the round. I am using Loops and Thread's Necessities in soft butter a size J hook. However it doesn't matter what yarn or hook you use for learning a new stitch.
We start with a magic circle and then pull the loop up
Then we yarn over




Go under the circle and yarn over













Pull through the circle and yarn over and go back through the circle, yarn over












Pull through ( five loops on the hook) yarn over

















Go through the circle and yarn over ( almost done)

















Pull through the circle and yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on your hook














Push the loops together and secure your stitch with a chain

















Don't worry if your stitch doesn't look exactly like this.  When I teach this stitch in classes it takes a good deal of my beginner students some practice with getting the loops all the same size!

3 in 1 crochet bow ~ (Part of create a Chiq headband of your own)

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Skill level Easy
Supplies
and 4 ply yarn ( use 2 or 3 ply to make smaller for children. Also try it in all SC for a bow that is half the size!) Size H hook and size E Hook Yarn needle For this pattern Ch1 at the beginning of each row ( will count as a step up but not a stitch 1st Bow With size H hook chain 11 Row 1-HDC in 2nd CH from the hook and in each chain ( 10hdc) Row 2- HDC DEC, HDC in next 8, HDC DE…