Crochet with Me… Winter 2015 CAL!!!  Week 2

Crochet with Me… Winter 2015 CAL!!! Week 2

So many great Granny’s Circle In Square’s!!!  Week 1 had 5 squares to complete and now we are ready for week 2!!!  I loved seeing all the great pictures on Wednesday night over on Facebook during our Show and Tell!!  So are you ready to finish 1 Strip Segment ??

 

Here is what we will look like at the end of Week 2…

Crochet with me week 2 Collage ImpeccableMy first afghan is done in worsted weight yarn, using traditional color changing… Loops and Threads Impeccable!

 

Crochet with me week 2 collage Unforgettable

My second afghan is done in self-striping yarn… Red Heart Unforgettable!!

Week 2 Assignment and Instructions..

This week you will be making 4 more Granny’s Circle in Square to complete one full strip of 9 squares, We will be blocking the squares to get the right shape and then joining them to complete one full strip segment!!  So let’s get started!!

*If you are just starting you can refer to the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page for all the week’s instructions!

 Week 2~ Make 4 Granny’s Circle in Square… If you need the instructions… Click Here!!

 

 

Crochet with Me week 2 Impeccable

 

Crochet with Me week 2 Unforgettable

 

 

Next… Let’s block our squares to make them even in size and shape!!  If you haven’t blocked a crochet piece before… There are 2 methods you can use, Wet Blocking and Steam Blocking, I usually use the Steam Method, but you have to be very careful not to damage your yarn!  For video tutorials on both techniques we will head over to my good friend Tamara’s site,,, MOOGLY!  She has made a great tutorial for both!!

For Steam Blocking… Click Here!       For Wet Blocking… Click Here!

Ok,, Now it is time to join your blocks into one long strip segment!  There are more than one method for this too!!

*Make sure you put wrong sides together when sewing so they all come out looking the same!

1. You can whip stitch the edges together using a yarn needle and yarn, you will do this for each block until all 9 are joined.

2. You can crochet them together with a single crochet (this is the method I used). I crochet in one loop from each square, the closest one facing me.

Or you can join with some fancy techniques… Again, You can head over to Moogly to see 12 ways to join… Click Here!

Just make sure you use the same joining technique throughout the entire project..

 

Single Crochet Join Back                     Single Crochet Join Front

That’s it… You have completed Week 2!!  Simple enough right??  Next week we will be starting our next strip segment… And… It is not squares so don’t sneak ahead and make more quite yet!!

Don’t forget to join me Wednesday night on Facebook for The “Show and Tell” Post at 6pm EST… and you can also post to our Pinterest Board, Ravelry page and those of you who follow me on Instagram got a Sneak Peak last night of this week!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Wintertide Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Wintertide Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Wintertide headband is an easy to wear, fashion forward headband…  It is a one skein project and is super fast and easy to make!!  You can dress it up by adding a decorative button too!!

 

Wintertide-Headband-Free Pattern

Wintertide Headband

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Headband measures approx 21″

Materials:

100 Yards Bulky Weight Yarn, *I used Lion Brand Lions Pride Woolspun
Hook ~ J

1 Large Decorative Button

Yarn Needle

Stitches: 

Ch ~ Chain       St ~ Stitch       Sl St ~ Slip Stitch

Sc ~ Single Crochet       Dc ~ Double Crochet

*Tips ~  This headband is worked In The Round and in Back Loops

Wintertide Headbands Free Pattern

Instructions:

Headband~

Ch 60, Join to the beginning to form a ring.  Be very careful not to twist the chain while joining.

Row 1:  Ch 1, Sc in the same Ch and the next 54 Chs, Ch 5,  Skip the last 5 chains of the previous row and Join to the top of the beginning Sc with Sl St. = 55 Sc and 5 Chains.

Row 2: Working Back Loops now and throughout. Ch 3 (Counts as Dc now and throughout), Dc in the next 54 Sts, Ch 5, Skip 5 Sts, Join with Sl St to the beginning.  = 55 Dc and  5 Chains

Row 3:  Ch 1, Sc in same St and the next 54 Sts, Ch 5, Skip 5 Sts and Join with Sl St to the beginning.  = 55 Sc and 5 Chains

Rows 4-7:  Repeat Row 2 & 3

Finish Off.

Decorative Cover for gathering the headband~

Ch 7 and working in Back Loops

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each across. = 6 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 1, Turn, Sc in each St across. = 6 Sc

Rows 3-10: Repeat Row 2

Finish Off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Gathering the headband~

Wrap the Gathering Band around the un-worked chains of the headband bringing the short ends of the band together. Whip Stitch the ends together using the tail left for sewing.

Sew Decorative Button on the front of the gathering band all the way through the back of the band to secure the band in place as well as the button.  Weave in any ends.

Congratulations… You now have a Wintertide Headband!!

 

 

Happy Crocheting!!Wintertide Headband Free Pattern

Elena

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