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Crochet Essentials for Beginners. Using Squares to make a Cushion or Blanket

Teresa O'Hara, Learn with Fun

Crochet Essentials for Beginners. Using Squares to make a Cushion or Blanket

Teresa O'Hara, Learn with Fun

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7 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Crochet for Beginners Introduction 1

    • 2. Crochet for Beginners Video 2

    • 3. Crochet for Beginners Video 2 A

    • 4. Crochet for Beginners Video 2 B

    • 5. Crochet for Beginners Cushions 3

    • 6. Crochet for Beginners 4 Attaching the Crochet to the Cushion

    • 7. Crochet for Beginners The Blankets 5

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A course of crochet for beginners. The objectives  include : how to make a cushion front or a blanket and how to crochet a small square, the basis of both projects. the great thing about crocheting small squares is that you can easily roll up your square, wool and hook and pop them in your bag!

The techniques are also demonstrated for attaching the cushion front to a ready made cushion and edging a blanket.

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1. Crochet for Beginners Introduction 1: Hello. My name is Teresa, and I'd like to welcome you to the course. Were be making Croce in small squares to make into cushions or and or blankets on. Here's an example of a small square the course objectives. By the end of this course, you should have learned how to crush a small square. How to make this square into a cushion or blanket and techniques for making up the cushion and the blanket. The next couple of sides show you how you can use your finish square. The cushion that you're looking at the moment has been made with four squares, each consistent off six rounds, squares of in some together. And then they're mounted, or they're sewn onto a cushion, the front of a cushion, the same with the next slides. All the cushions that you're looking at there have been treated exactly the same. Why they've been made into largest squares of six rounds once gain some together, stone onto the front of a cushion and then for added data. Ah, button has been sung on the front through to the back. It's a really nice craft to Joe. It's relaxing, quite therapeutic. I enjoy it. The next slide shows a collection of small squares that I found in a charity shop there. Ving teach. It's a very unusual wall. It's quite a rough wall. I'm not sure how old it is, but it would certainly be unable to get the wall today. It's very fine. I've sewn them together on the large grace strip you can see just passed center. I had to modify that to join. It had to do a little bit of repair work on it. But it is really fabulous. This one is my favorite on this is the one that hopefully will be working towards. It consists off many squares. The instructions for this will actually be later on. During the course of the majority of squares have three rows their alleged in black. It's also incorporated with the largest squares off six rose to make a contrast between. Size also dodges about our plane colors as well. On this breaks up the total color. It's a really bright piece and it's totally gold. Just it's worth quite a bit of money, so bear that in mind while you're doing your crow. Shea. The good thing about all these tiny squares is that you can actually make them from off cuts, remnants, small pieces of wall so it can be in inexpensive to mike. This is the edge in that goes all the way around. Force the four sides are the instructions for this will also be in the course later. It has very nice band on it. Different colors. As you can say, There's red and black. You can't actually see the green. But there is another row of ridge as well. Very pretty, once gay, very nice. It's very heavy toe work where the hits kept putting it down because it is very heavy. It's very way too. 2. Crochet for Beginners Video 2: I. During this video, you might like to pause the video some points to listen or tow. Watch on. Look. First thing you're going to do is wrap the wall around the hook on slip stitch six times until you have a chain of six stitches. It doesn't take long. All you're doing is wrapping with the wall around the NATO and slipping it under the existence stitch. After you've made your six your your six stitched chain slip stitch, the first and the last stitches together, and this will make a small ring. Not just after you've done that. You're going to change toe. This will be your first stitch, then into the ring treble. Make 11 stitches on with the one that you made consistent of the two chain. This will be 12 stitches. It's a lot easier. I think that it looks when she direction. Doing it is quite easy, and it's quite quick as well. And don't forget, you can buy Croce hooks not only to soak the pattern that you're well following, but also to suit your fingers Are some people have wide fingers require our heavier crash? A hook I've told them with great big, chunky thing this and have anything quite substantial walk. They're very good, I said. But when you've done the 11 on with the first to train the 12 slip stitch into the first stitch on the second round, well, it's actually the first round. But with the ring, I'm saying it's the second and I shouldn't less confusing for just slip Sitch and then cost off. There you go, just a little bit of shaping. But now, with your second color, we're going to attach it to the small pace that's hanging now, not it, and take it as close to the crow. Shays. You can now why you're doing this. You only just two pulls the first strand, the hanging part out of the way that will be dealt with later. So start in at a corner or what will bathe a cold? No. Push the hook between the stitches and pull the no threat throw change toe Juan to that is going to be your first triple. Now trouble five into the same hole, so you'll actually end up with six stitches bearing in mind. One of them will be made up with two chain. That's the five First corner, Chain one. That's the link between the first group of six on the next group of sex. The second corner. This really doesn't take long before it. It looks like a square. Then you're going to miss three triples of your first round and repeat what you've just done. But instead of doing five triples, you're going to do 66 travels into the heart the same hole. Now, don't forget to stop the video. Pulls it. Well, you gotta make a cup of tea, But I think you might need one or you just catch up with yourself, Slip Sitch. 3. Crochet for Beginners Video 2 A: on Inter the next corner. So now you've missed three triples of the red color of your first round, and you're going to do three. Sorry, six triples into the same hole and you've almost finished. It's surprising how quickly it is to do this. I said no, but shape in just to help. It looked like a square. I was finding very difficult. Working with black and navy blow, I find it difficult to address Make with that those colors on Internet. It's very difficult to see your stitches, but that's just a personal thing. I just love bright colors anyway. Not when you finished the third cold enough. Oh, I should say the fourth cold. No, you're going to join it with the edge of the first corner on you do this by putting the hook into the top off the first treble of your second Carlo. This is the chain on your going to slip slip stage on, cast off just as you've done with the previous round. Love laid a little bit of shaping. Don't worry about Yen's because there will be so mean later. So your last color, your third color attached to thread like you did for the second color. So you're going to not it. All this time I've decided not to not it, but to loop it, throw so you can actually do join the threat either way. So this is the second way on. Repeat what she did for the second round. Sometimes you're you're fine, that if you're using double Net or we'll even thicker that the hook might strand the wall while your crow. Shane, That's okay. Just remove your hook. Just the thread so isn't stranded anymore and carry on. It's quite hard to avoid that happening. Sometimes this row and every subsequent row will be quite different now because between the corners in the holes, your ad three triples. So this will bay six Trouble, three triple and then six triple in between each group of triples. You will change one stitch. If you look at the small picture there, you can say one group of of six. Triple in the corner, one chain on, then three in a group, Then the next one will be six. Now don't forget if you need instructions to download the instruction shaped. For some people, it's easier to read than it is to watch. It's a different style of learning, - and you'll probably find that you get faster. The more rounds you do, the quicker that you'll get left could just remind anyone here who's watching from America with Please check the terminology, because I know that it's different between the USA and the UK triple double Croce sometimes means something else, so if you are viewing from the USA well, home, but it's nice to see you. But apart from that, just please check the terminology in the end, the instructions that's a six stage. 4. Crochet for Beginners Video 2 B: - Yeah , the final corner coming up and you've almost finished. So three triple trying, Number three one chain and then into the hole, the whole of your second counter. So three trouble in there on then you one chain and then find the whole of your first stitch on that road and slip stitch ons you've finished. If you have finished well down, this is all in real time, so it's quite a speed. But to do it any slower, it would mean that the video would be so long and tedious. But as I say, please slow it down or pulls it to suit you on. This is how toe edge all the squares in the large blanket Havel Bean edged in black thread on it looks really nice. It's just a basic, very easy to do double crow shake in all the stitches, so this isn't worked in groups of stitches. There just single stitches in every hole. Haven't said that in the corners there are two stitches, but every other stitch is one. So the instruction there put the hook into the hole and pull the thread throw, put the threat over the hook and pull both through. First, pull both through the first stitch and do that all the way around. You don't actually have two edged each one if you didn't want to. But when you see them all finished and sewn together, it's well worth taking the effort to edge them. It just makes him a bit more prominent on the dark. Carla, the lovely black Carla. It complements the bright colors. This is very quick toss to Dio. Some people I know leave leave the edging till the end till after they make their squares on def. Your during a quilt or a big blanket, and you could have 200 or more squares. It's on all fall off aging to Dio, so I prefer to do the edge in as the squares of finished. You might be one of the paper who would rather do the edge in all in one go, but I just prefer finish in the square completely and you've almost almost finished. It's such a lovely achievement. It's such a nice feeling. Well done. Congratulations. If you finished your square, it's wonderful, and I hope it looks better on more of a square than that one does on the screen. 5. Crochet for Beginners Cushions 3: This is the small square that forms the basis of the cushion on the blanket. It measures approximately seven by seven centimeters or three by three inches. This one shows three rooms. Crow shea on the red is one a virgin. Now the size will depend on the thickness of your hook, the thickness of the wall and your tension before you starts. So in your square sick ever arrange them into the pattern. You want something nice? I didn't do that with the big blanket because there were so many. It was impossible to do that. So my blanket was potluck. So once you've arranged your squares into the pattern you want, you can then start over. So in. Now, To do this, you need to place your squares right side together and with a very fine stitch over so the edges. So you're going to take a darning needle with one strand of wool through one side of the aging on one square and match it with the edge in on a second square over. So the amount of squares you need for the size of cushion or blanket you want this shows you the front. How neat it looks you can't see the over so in because it's actually white over. So in on white edging, Ah, small cushion would need about nine square. So that's 33 by three, while a scatter cushion, an average arm chair cushion would need about 25 squares. And this is the back view on. It shows you the back is still very Nate. I've actually made one prime blanket before. Aunt had the back as the front because the back looks so attractive when it was finished. The large cushion is made up from a square of various sizes, so they're very small, consistent off just two rounds to the very large one, which consists of I think it's 66 rounds there. The blue cushion is one large square of 16 rose. The black cushion isn't so big. It's a very small cushion on that's made up of 123456789 10 12 rows 6. Crochet for Beginners 4 Attaching the Crochet to the Cushion: Now you've made the front of your cushion to the size that you want. It's time to attach it to your ready made cushion. Now the cushion in picture that you're looking at the moment has been made from four smaller squares. Andi, I think each one is 123456 rounds, and it's being edged to swell. There's a button in the center on the that is attached right through to the back to give it that nice, plump look pulled into shape on. It's just a beautiful cushion. It's really too nice to let anyone use first thing to do so. It's slightly pull your crow Shea Square into a nice square, even shape. And then we feel dressmaking pains pin. It's the whole way around the four ages of the cushion match. The corn is very carefully. Keep the pins pointing inwards so you don't hurt your fingers while you're over. So in the edges. Yes, another view of how it will look edge to edge now. Third, you'll need with two strong's of Courson and carefully over, so from one edge the edge of the cushion to the other side to the edge of the crow. Shea, Make up your words. Stitches Very small. Now, for the sake of ah, visibility. I've used a white thread so you could actually see the stitches and how they work from side to side. This is a picture of the finished age. If you match the color of the cotton to the color of the crow Shea, you'll have a really nice edge with an invisible stitch. I know it's quite difficult to do this when you're working with multi colors, but if you choose the color of your last row of crow Shea match it with the color of the cushion, then it should be invisible. Don't forget when you make these cushions that could the actual color off the cushion will show through the holes in the karoshi. 7. Crochet for Beginners The Blankets 5: we've almost finished now. The next couple of slides show you how to make a blanket using just one square. This patchwork square uses many, but after that there's a couple of blankets that just use the one square and you just keep building up on the one square. Have a look. See what you think very, very easy to dio one stitch in the edge in you just keep going on and on and on until you get the size you want. Enjoy having a look at the next few slides on, and I'll speak to you at the end. - Yeah , well, I hope you enjoyed that. And I hope it's given you lots of ideas and the confidence to do your own. As I say, it's very easy. It's very worthwhile, and you can use scraps. It needn't cost a lot of money. So, having said that, thank you for joining the coals on, and I look forward to you dropping into another one of my courses