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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #17: Herringbone Half-Double Crochet

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Herringbone Half-Double Crochet Stitch:


 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Herringbone Half-Double Crochet Stitch

US Terms

How to do the stitch:
Yarn over (YO) , insert hook into stitch, YO and pull through the stitch AND first loop on the hook, YO, pull through last 2 loops on the hook
Stitch Made.

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #2: Half-Double Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #2: Half-Double Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Half-Double Crochet

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Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

Half-Double Crochet (HDC)

US Terms

Row 1: Start with your chain, Yarn over, insert your hook into the 2nd Chain from the hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook, *Yarn over, insert hook into next chain, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook, repeat from * all the way across your chain, chain 1, turn your work.
Row 2: *Yarn over, Insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on your hook, repeat from * all the way across.
Repeat Row 2 for however long you want to make your piece.

 

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WIP in Hand: To Commit or To Quit?

When we were children, my two older brothers and I were given many opportunities to try out any extracurricular activities we wanted. My parents’ rules were, if we decided to try something new, we couldn’t quit the entire season. We had to stick it out even if we didn’t like it. We NEVER had to go out for it or try it again if we hated it, but once we joined, we had to finish. It was a lesson in not giving up, not quitting, not letting your teammates down, and a whole lot of life lessons bottled up in that one rule. It was good and bad. Good because I found out that I enjoyed being part of the chess club and became the chess club president, but bad when I realized my athleticism consists of how hard it is to dodge a volleyball coming straight for my face. Yeah, that smarts.


My mother is an avid reader. On average she is able to read three books a week. She told me long ago that when she decides to read a book she has a rule; once you commit, finish it. Even if it’s challenging, once you begin, don’t stop until the end. That rule, again.

I am to crochet, what my mother is to books. Crochet is my passion, my delight, my respite and relaxation from the crazy chaos of life, but my threshold for commitment has yet to reach the standard of sticking it out no matter what on each project I begin. I have a half dozen WIPs (Work in Progress) as we speak, maybe more, all unfinished and no definitive plan to finish. I need to re-learn that rule to commit and finish, but my attention span is different with crochet, and it isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Sometimes, the easiest thing to do is walk away and leave a project alone for a little while…or a long while.


Several years ago, I purchased beautiful wool. I had begun to make lovely granny squares with the intent to put them together for a blanket; this was BEFORE I started the 365 Days of Granny Squares Project. Those early squares are still waiting in a basket to be made into that beautiful throw I always planned to get to.


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I started a butterfly project a month ago, it sits in a bag unfinished because I didn’t like the shape of the thorax and it was frustrating to frog and change it over and over so I tucked it away for an “I will revisit this someday” project.


As I sort through my crochet and craft area, preparing to transfer several things to my new home, I am surprised by how many projects I have stumbled across that I have yet to finish. A partially finished cowl, a graphgan, a cute start to a hat, a baby blanket in its early stages. What in the world was I thinking?! It’s a bit sad really, I have a great beginning but no ending to these lovely pieces that sit in boxes waiting to be brought back to life.

I have resolved to get to work on finishing what I started, to revive that rule. Maybe now is the time that each project can be brought back with the potential that was always there, it just took this time to realize it! The future is bright for those lost works in progress! My work is cut out for me, but a stockpile of great material awaits our YARNutopia community! I see lots of tutorial and pattern potential!

I know I am not alone when I say I have a few projects left unfinished. Are you that “commit and don’t quit” crochet artist? Or are you the one who has your works in progress on hold to revisit someday? Share here on your strategy on tackling your long lost WIPs (Work in Progress)!

~Nadia


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Crochet Tutorial: Roly Poly Panda Quilt

Crochet Tutorial: Roly Poly Panda Quilt

Searching for inspiration on a new project practically fell into my lap recently! I ran across a wall hanging/quilt project that popped up on my news feed on Facebook of a Fabric Panda Blanket. I was fixated on it and took a screenshot with the idea that I could somehow replicate it using all crochet. The cute peeking pandas pop right out on this blanket and add a touch of whimsy!!

The shape in the quilting world that was used for the original pieces was called the clam-shell. Seeing that replicating the clam-shell shape was going to be a bit of a challenge in crochet that I didn’t want to take on, I decided to create this project using all full circles and half circles.

Picking out my color palette was my second challenge as the template that I was working off of used many shades of printed fabric. How would I achieve a look similar without it looking too busy? I decided to stick with solids on all the shapes however; a variegated yarn might add some fun texture to this piece. Really anything goes!

After counting out all the pieces needed and arranging the color palette, it was a simple repeat project from there. Just crochet 49 full circles and 22 half circles. I made my original circles approximately six inches across, but feel free to make them larger for a more sizable piece. You can also use the same size circles, just multiply to make it larger if you are going for a bigger blanket. Like I said earlier, anything goes!

Below, find the video tutorial and written pattern for your convenience. I love how this turned out and it can be a darling accent hung on a wall in a nursery or child’s room or used as the quilt it was intended. Also, with a few minor adjustments and a little handy artistry, you could add a stalk of bamboo or change these pandas to emojis, puppies, kitties, silly monsters, or any other fun and whimsical character! Let your imagination run wild! Have fun and be sure to share your work here on Facebook when your project is complete!


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Follow along with this video tutorial to make this panda quilt:

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***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can definitely sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
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NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need 1100 Yards of yarn for this whole project.
-My blanket is 32 inches (82 cm) by 37 inches (94 cm)
-You can use any type of Worsted Weight, Aran, or Bulky yarn to crochet this blanket
-Scroll down to see Materials Section for Color Numbers and See written pattern for how many of each Circle and Half Circle you will need.
-My suggestion would be to not use a dark tone behind the panda ears. As you can see, the ears don’t show up really well in front of the Soft Navy yarn. A brighter color may have been better in that location.
-Different Afghan Sizes can be found in the middle of this page here.

Here is the pattern I gained inspiration for this project.

**View the full kit of supplies you will need for this project here!!**

Materials:
Color Number 1: Red Heart With Love Jadeite
Color Number 2: Red Heart Super Saver Delft Blue
Color Number 3: Red Heart Super Saver Carrot
Color Number 4: Red Heart Super Saver Charcoal
Color Number 5: Red Heart Super Saver Frosty Green
Color Number 6: Red Heart Super Saver White (Pandas!)
Color Number 7: Red Heart Super Saver Medium Thyme
Color Number 8: Red Heart Super Saver Pool
Color Number 9: Red Heart Super Saver Soft Navy
Color Number 10: Red Heart Super Saver Gold
Color Number 11: Red Heart Super Saver Flamingo
Color Number 12: Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Polo Stripe
Color Number 13: (Main Color) Red Heart Super Saver Turqua
Color Number 14: Red Heart Super Saver Black
Stitch Marker
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.


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Pattern:

Color Number 1: Red Heart With Love Jadeite
Make 3 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 2: Red Heart Super Saver Delft Blue
Make 2 Full Circles and 2 Half Circles in this color

Color Number 3: Red Heart Super Saver Carrot
Make 2 Full Circles and 2 Half Circles in this color

Color Number 4: Red Heart Super Saver Charcoal
Make 2 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 5: Red Heart Super Saver Frosty Green
Make 2 Full Circles and 2 Half Circles in this color

Color Number 6: Red Heart Super Saver White (Pandas!)
Make 7 Full Circles in this color

Color Number 7: Red Heart Super Saver Medium Thyme
Make 3 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 8: Red Heart Super Saver Pool
Make 3 Full Circles in this color

Color Number 9: Red Heart Super Saver Soft Navy
Make 3 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 10: Red Heart Super Saver Gold
Make 3 Full Circles in this color

Color Number 11: Red Heart Super Saver Flamingo
Make 3 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 12: Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Polo Stripe
Make 2 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 13: (Main Color) Red Heart Super Saver Turqua
Make 14 Full Circles and 10 Half Circles in this color

Color Number 14: Red Heart Super Saver Black
Use black for panda accessories

Full Circles:
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 10 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first DC, Ch 2. (10)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each st around, sl st to first DC, Ch 2. (20)
Rnd 3: [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 10 times, Sl st to first DC, Ch 2. (30)
Rnd 4: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first DC, Ch 2. (40)
Rnd 5: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first DC. (50)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Half Circles:
Ch 3
Row 1: 5 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, ch2, turn. (5)
Row 2: 2 DC in each st across, ch 2, turn. (10)
Row 3: [2DC in next st, DC in next st] 5 times, ch 2, turn. (15)
Row 4: [2DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 5 times, ch 2, turn. (20)
Row 5: [2DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 5 times. (25)
Continue to SC around entire piece for a clean edge.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew all your pieces together starting from the top down. Use the photo below as a layout guide. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Panda Features:
Ears: Make 14
With Black work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3-4: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eye Patches: Make 14
With Black
Ch 4
Row 1: 2 SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, 2 SC in last ch, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2: SC across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 3: HDC in first 2 sts, Sl st in next st, HDC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: SC in first 2 sts, sk sl st, SC in last 2 sts and continue to SC around entire piece.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on last row.

White part of eyes:
You can embroider a lot of the eyes, but the white part is:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

Assembly step:
Sew panda ears and eyes to white panda circles
Embroider nose and mouth on each one.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.


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Border:
Using Black: SC around entire blanket putting 3 SC in corners.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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