How to join granny squares. Method 1: joining as you go with slip stitch

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how to join granny squares

In a previous post we learn how to crochet a granny square. I hope you have practiced, because today I want to show you how to join these squares.

On the web, in magazines or books you can find many ways or methods to join granny squares. Basically, these methods can be divided into two groups: those which join squares as you go; and those in which the squares are crocheted first and then joined. The advantage of the first group is that we avoid the joining procedure after we crochet the squares, especially when you are crocheting a project, which involves joining several squares (for instance, for a blanket). The advantage of the second group is that the joining gives a nice touch, especially if it is crocheted in colours that highlight the joining or the colours of the squares.

Today I will show you a method of joining the squares as you go. In the next posts I will show you the other methods. 

Here you can see the tutorial:

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Here you can see the chart for the joining. The arrows indicate the points where you have to crochet a slip stitch.

How to join granny squares

I hope you like it. Don´t forget to send me the pictures of your projects using the pattern of the blog to soledad@mundocrochet.com o share them in the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!

Versión en español.

Regards

Soledad

 

 

How to Crochet a granny square: tutorial and charted pattern

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How to Crochet a granny square

We all know that when you are learning to Crochet even the simplest and easiest project, in practice, may not be so. 

In this post I want to show you how to crochet a granny square. This is an ideal project for beginners, since you only have to able to double crochet, chain and slip stitch; you can crochet using only one colour o different colours, resulting in many different color combinations; you can crochet several small grannies and most importantly: grannies can be joined for a variety of projects: scarves, purses, coasters, pot holders, shirts, jackets, blankets …

In the next posts I will show you how to join granny squares to crochet this projects.

But first we will learn how to crochet our first granny square:

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

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How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

Here you can see the charted pattern of the granny square:

How to Crochet a granny square

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and begin to include granny squares in your next projects.

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Regards

Soledad

Crochet strawberry stitch: Free pattern and tutorial

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Crochet strawberry stitch

In this post I want to show you this lovely stitch. I found it on the web as strawberry stitch. The original version is crocheted in Tunisian Crochet and from the first time I see it, I knew that I have to try it in regular crochet. This is the final result.

It´s very easy to crochet, only uses single and double crochet. The most dificult part are the changes of colour. I choose to hide the yarn of the colour that I wasn´t using behind the stitches while I was crocheting to avoid cutting the yarn in each row. This I recommend for small projects, for bigger projects or  if you just do not want to complicate, I recommend cutting the yarn and start each row with a new one. 

Here you can see the charted pattern of this stitch:

Crochet strawberry stitch

Here you can see the tutorial:

Crochet strawberry stitch

Crochet strawberry stitch

Crochet strawberry stitch

I hope you like it and try new projects using this colorful stitch. Don´t forget to send me the pictures of your projects using this pattern to soledad@mundocrochet.com o share them in the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!

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Soledad

Round crochet vest for girl: free pattern and tutorial

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Round crochet vest for girl

In this post I want to show you this beautiful round vest that I made for my little princess Constanza.

I had seen models like this and I finally decided to crochet it. I found it very easy and quick to crochet, plus I used little material.

First, you have to crochet a rectangle and then 2 strips of chains that will form the armholes of the vest, from there you have to continue crocheting in the round until the desired size is reached.

This pattern can be adapted to any size, you just have to crochet a larger rectangle for the back and add more chains for the armholes, the rest of the steps are the same. In addition, the back can be crocheted using other stitches like: double crochet, single crochet, fantasy stitches, etc., and then crochet the rest of the vest using the pattern.

To make you easier to understand here is the tutorial to crochet this vest:

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Here is the pattern:

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

I hope you like it.

Please share the pictures of your projects made using this pattern on the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!!!

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Crochet baby hexagon jacket: how to change the size

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This post is for all those readers of the blog who consulted me about how to modify the size of the hexagon jacket. We know that if we add more rounds, we can increase the size of the hexagons, but there comes a point where we achieve the desired body size, but the sleeves are too wide , or vice versa, we have the desired width of the sleeves but the jacket is too narrow.

I will show you how, by changing 1 or 3 sides of the hexagon, we can change the shape of the jacket.

Here is the original jacket, without any modification:

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Suppose that we want to modify the length of the jacket, the length of the sleeves, the width of the back or front leaving the rest unchanged. To do this you just have to modify one side of the jacket.

Graphically you will find it more clear:

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Here you can see the different options. Depending on how you fold the hexagon will be the part of the jacket that you modify:

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Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

In the case that want to modify several sides at once, you just have to continue crocheting in 3 of the 6 sides of the hexagon.

This way you can modify the front, back and length at the same time, or the shoulders and sleeves. It depends on how you fold the hexagon to form the jacket.

Graphically:

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Here you can see the pictures of the 2 options:

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

I hope you find this post clear and useful to crochet the jacket in all the sizes that you want.

Here is the Spanish version of this post.

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Crochet baby hexagon jacket with no holes: Free pattern and Tutorial

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Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

In this new post I want to bring you another version of the baby hexagon jacket. This version has no holes, wich makes it warmer and allows other colour combinations.

This pattern, as the other version, is made with two hexagons that folded in half become the two halves of the jacket. Once the two halves are seamed together, we add  the collar and cuffs.

This pattern can be found on the web in several languages ​​as “saquito hexagonal o en hexágono”, “chompita hexagonal”, “chompa en hexágono”, “casaquinho hexágonos”, “hexagon jacket” or “hexagon sweater”. This version is inspired in the Sue’s Hexagon Baby Sweater from Cozy’s Corner.

As most of the post of the blog, this is an ideal project for beginners and those who don’t like the idea of crocheting sleeves separately.

To increase the size of the jacket make bigger hexagons by adding rows.

Here is the PATTERN:

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Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Here is the TUTORIAL:

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Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket/Crochet hexagon sweater

Here you can see how to change the size of the jacket.

I hope you try the 2 versions of the jacket and share the pictures of your projects made using this pattern on the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!!!

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Little girl crochet cardigan: Free pattern and Tutorial

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Little girl crochet cardigan

In this ocasion,  I want to bring you the free crochet pattern and tutorial of this beautiful cardigan that I made for my little princess: my daughter Constanza. It’s a very simple pattern that begins with a yoke which is then divided in front, sleeves and back. The back and front are continued working on a stage and the sleeves in another.

I hope that the tutorial make it easier for beginners to understand how to work in crochet when we start with a yoke. It is specially thought for them, who often manage to crochet the yoke, but then find it difficult the division in the different parts.

To increase or decrease the size, you only have to change the number of chains of the yoke, always respecting the proportions of the original model.

Here is the tutorial:

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan
Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Here is the pattern:

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Little girl crochet cardigan

Please share the pictures of your projects made using this pattern on the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!!!

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Crochet ribbed hat: Free pattern and tutorial

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Crochet ribbed hat

The readers of our Facebook page ask for this pattern, so here it is! This pattern is ideal for beginners. It is crocheted in one piece which is then sewn into a tube and finally the top is gathered to form the hat.

This is the TUTORIAL:

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Crochet ribbed hat

Crochet ribbed hat

Crochet ribbed hat

Crochet ribbed hat

Crochet ribbed hat

Crochet ribbed hat

Here is the PATTERN:

Crochet ribbed hat

Please share the pictures of your projects made using this pattern on the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!!!

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Crochet baby hexagon jacket: Free pattern and Tutorial

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Crochet hexagon jacket / Crochet hexagon sweater

This time I want to bring you this free crochet pattern of the hexagon jacket that I made for my daughter Micaela who will be born in January of next year.

This jacket is made with two hexagons that folded in half become the two halves of the jacket.

Once the two halves are seamed together, we add  the collar and cuffs.

This pattern can be found on the web in several languages ​​as “saquito hexagonal o en hexágono”, “chompita hexagonal”, “chompa en hexágono”, “casaquinho hexágonos”, “hexagon jacket” or “hexagon sweater”. As you can see, this is a very popular pattern that allows you a lot of color combinations. 

It is an ideal project for beginners  and those who don’t like the idea of crocheting sleeves separately.

To increase the size of the jacket make bigger hexagons by adding rows.

Here is the PATTERN:

Crochet hexagon jacket / Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket / Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet hexagon jacket / Crochet hexagon sweater

Here is the TUTORIAL:

Crochet hexagon jacket / Crochet hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Crochet baby hexagon jacket / Crochet baby hexagon sweater

Here you can see how to change the size of the jacket.

Please share the pictures of your projects made using this pattern on the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!!!

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