Sunday, January 25, 2015

How to Crochet: Slip Knot

If you have wondered how to make all of the sweet things you see on RAKJpatterns, but just didn't know where to start--- well, I have a new series coming for YOU!

I have been teaching classes in my local shop and wowzers--- I learned a lot from my students!!!!! Lots of tips and tricks that help different individuals learn....

Lets start off with one of the basics....a Slip Knot.
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See! Wasn't that EASY?!?!

Now, just practice and get ready to do the next step!

Free Crochet Pattern: Ocean Air Cowl , Free Crochet Pattern, Cowl Pattern, Free Pattern
I Love This Yarn! Stripes, medium weight #4 yarn
1 skein: Aegean
5.5mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Sewing thread & needle
1 small button
Toggle clasp
Beads: Bead Treasures “Mermaid” 10/0 Seed Beads

Chain (ch)
Stitch (st)
Skip (sk)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

11 sts and 13 rows in sc = 3” square
Pattern and photo inspired by Ashley Scott. Pattern tested by Ashley Scott.

- Thread beads on to yarn before you start.  It is easier to use a needle to thread beads.  If the yarn is too thick to feed in to needle eye use a piece of string tied in to a circle and feed the yarn through the end of the string loop.
- Beads will fall towards the back of your work so work them into even rows.

Row 1: Sc across (82 sts).
Row 2: Turn ch1, *(sc, hdc, dc) in first stitch, skip 2 stitches, repeat from * to complete row.
Rows 3-19: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Specific Toggle Clasp used: Antique Silver Heart Toggles from Hobby Lobby (sku #404939)
Once you have completed the cowl, wrap it around your neck and mark where the ends meet most comfortably. Sew on the toggle closure where you have marked.  The open end of the toggle should be on the outside and the flat piece of the toggle should be on the side that goes underneath.  On the reverse side that has the open toggle, sew on a button where the opposite edge meets when the toggle is secured.  Use the first space under the first {sc, hdc, dc} for the button hole to secure the button. , Free Crochet Pattern, Cowl Pattern, Free Pattern , Free Crochet Pattern, Cowl Pattern, Free Pattern

If you want to add length you can add more rows.  This size is perfect to wear with a sweater.  It fits perfectly from chin to shoulder adding warmth and flair to an outfit without bulk.