Crocheted Triangle

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If you are tired of squares and round motifs, here's a simple triangle that you can try to make a scarf or even an afghan! It is quite simple to make but it has a stylish simplicity to it and it has some interesting design possibilities. You can add more rows of dc, you can edge it with shells or with picot, you name it! If you use it for a scarf or an afghan, you can make the starting center of various colors and the outer triangular form of a contrasting color or viceversa. Play with it, you'll find how versatile it really is!

With worsted weight yarn and G hook, ch 5, sl st to close ring.
Round 1: 8 sc in ring, sl st to close.
Round 2: Ch 6, 1 sc in same sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, rep around, forming a triangle. Sl st to end round.
Round 3: Sl st into the 1st ch-6 ring of triangle, ch 3, then make 3 dc in the same ring, ch 7, then make 4 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 sc, 4 dc in next ch-6 ring, ch 7, 4 dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. Rep around triangle. Sl st to end round.
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Faking It Stitch

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I like to come up with new stitches when I have the time to tinker with my hook. While thinking about what to share with you guys this week, providentially this stitch was formed under my hook, so this is the one! This is a wonderful faux knitting stitch, and no, you don't have to use a Tunisian hook to make it! I love the look of Tunisian, but not the amount of yarn it demands (more than knittnig and than your usual crochet), and it seems so long to make! At least to me, so when I can, I like to make up stitches that immitate the look, but can be done in a jiffy. This is one of them.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn
Size H crochet hook.
Ch 25.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch fromhk and in every ch across. (24 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- Start row by making 1 fake knit stitches as follows: insert hook into center of previous row sc (it will be the center of the sc that has two loops that forms when you turn to work backwards and forward), pull up a loop and finish sc as usual. The stitch will look like a knitted stitch.
Rep in next 3 sts. Next stitch, make a fake purl stitch as follows: Take your thread forward, and by making sure it is held forward, insert your hook into the little loop that forms in the sc that you make in the backward row, also in the longer loop above it, at the same time, while still holding the thread in front, pull up a loop through those two loops as if you were making a slip stitch. You just made a faux purl stitch! Rep in the next 3 sts.
1 faux knit st in each of next 4 sts. 1 faux purl st in each of next 4 sts. Rep across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 regular sc on each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- Rep row 2, making 1 faux pur st on each purl stitch and 1 fake knit st on each knit stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- Rep row 3.
Alternate these rows for a faux 'ribbing' pattern. If you want a fast checkerboard stitch, when you reach Row 6, make faux purl sts where the faux knit sts go, and make faux knit sts where the faux purl sts go.
Continue that way, inverting the stitches until you see the checkerboard forming.
Tip, keep your stitches loose, especially your faux pur sts.

Note: Your stitch will only show on the "wrong" side of your crocheted fabric.














This is your stitch as it progresses. By alternating the blocks you get a pretty nice checkerboard.

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Lil Bows On a Row

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You can make this stitch several ways, you can use is as a strip, to make an afghan or center panel on a garment or a purse, or you can make it as a square for a traditional block blanket or afghan.
It is pretty and easy to make!
Materials:
Worsted weight yarn of your choice
Size H crochet hook
Ch 20.
Row 1-Sc in 3rd ch from hk and in each ch across (19 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 3 sc, yo, insert hk into next st as if to make an hdc, yo, rep 4 more times, pull yarn through all loops in hook, sl stitch to secure (puff made). 1 hdc in each of next 9 stitches, puff st in next stitch, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc, 1 puff st in top of previous puff st, 1 puff st in next hdc, 1 hdc in next 7 hdc, 1 puff st in next hdc, 1 puff st in top of prev row puff st, 1 hdc in neach of next 4 hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 hdc in next 2 hdc, 1 puff st in top of each of nect puff sts, and 1 puff st in next hddc, 1 puff st in top of each of next 2 puff sts. I hdc in each hdc to end of row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 6- 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1 puff st in top of each of first 3 puff sts, 1 puff st in next hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 puff st in each of next4 hdcs, 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 7- 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc, 1 puff st in top of each of next 3 puff sts, 1 hdc in top of next puff st, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in top of next puff st, 1 puff st in top of each of next 3 puff sts, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 8- 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc, 1 puff st in top of each of next 2 puff sts, 1 hdc in top of next puff st, 1 hdc in each of next3 hdc, 1 hdc in top of next puff st, 1 puff st in top of each of next 2 puff sts, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 9- 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc, 1 puff st in top of next puff st, 1 hdc in top of next puff st, 1 hdc in each of next4 hdc, 1 hdc in top of next puff st, 1 puff st in top of next puff st, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 10- 12: 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
If you want your bows in a row, rep rows 1-12 again.
If you prefer to have 1 single bow centered in a block, make a couple more sc rows when you start the block, before you begin the puff st pattern, and a couplemore rows of sc at the end, until you have the size you want.
This stitch is great for afghans that are worked in the form of strips! But it can also be adapted for other things, like a pretty pillow or even the front panel of a cute tote bag.
Hope you enjoy it!
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Times are challenging. Do you feel discouraged sometimes? "In nature itself are mesages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon the thistles, and the thorn are covered with roses." Steps to Christ, page 10.Would you like to read this book for free? It is the second most translated book in the world andone of the most beloved books by Christians around the globe. Printed in more than seventy languages, and bringing encouragement and inspiration to men and women for generations! Read it for free online:
http://www.stepstochrist.us/
Another site where you will find important answers to soul questions.
http://www.bibleuniverse.com/home.aspx
http://www.bibleinfo.com/
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Need encouragement, comfort or cheer? Look in here!
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Crackle Stitch

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I love to try new stitches and alsto to invent some. Over the years, I've been blessed with enough skill to be able to do that, and I've shared what I could along the way. This is one of my stitches. It looks like the kind of stitch you would achive with Tunisian Crochet, but it is made in easy and fast regular crochet. Yet, it has a nice stretch to it, so it would be nice for socks or garments. Nevertheless, because of the rich texture it has, you could very well use it in a sampler-style afghan or to enhance the front of a purse or tote bag. This stitch you be used in blocks, or as an overall, texture stitch in anything you want to make. Try it! It might become one of your favorite stitches.
Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
Size "H" hook

Ch 23.
Row 1: Working in back loops, only, throughout: 1 sc in each ch across. Ch1, turn. (22 sc)
Row 2: 1 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip next sc, 1 sc in back loop of next sc, in same spot, reach down with the hook into the horizontal loop of the front loop left in the same stitch of the previous row and insert the hook there and pull up a loop, complete an sc.
*1 sc in next sc, skip the next sc, 1 sc in next sc, now in the same spot, reach down to the horizontal bar of the stitch in previous row and pull up a loop, complete sc. Rep from * around. (Count your sts! Make sure you always have 22 across.) If for some reason you have more, skip 1st st as you go across when you repeat row 2, until you have 22, if you have less, unravel and make sure you have enough to make the row.

Rep rows 1 and 2 alternately for stitch.

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Times are challenging. Do you feel discouraged sometimes? "In nature itself are mesages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon the thistles, and the thorn are covered with roses." Steps to Christ, page 10.Would you like to read this book for free? It is the second most translated book in the world andone of the most beloved books by Christians around the globe. Printed in more than seventy languages, and bringing encouragement and inspiration to men and women for generations! Read it for free online:
http://www.stepstochrist.us/
Another site where you will find important answers to soul questions.
http://www.bibleuniverse.com/home.aspx
http://www.bibleinfo.com/
http://www.amazingfacts.org/Default.aspx
Need encouragement, comfort or cheer? Look in here!
http://www.frontiernet.net/~rexfam/kingfam1_001.htm
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