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Primrose Crochet Stitch

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The Primrose Stitch Crochet Tutorial - This is another very pretty stitch with a lovely texture. The first row creates the bottom part of the shell and the second row creates the fan part of the shell. #crochet #crochetstitch #crochetstitchtutorial #crochettutorial #learnhowtocrochet #crochetlove #crochetaddictWelcome to my next installment of the crochet stitch of the month! This month I’m excited to introduce you to the primrose stitch. This stitch is perfect for crochet baby blankets, scarves, and bags. I’ve used it in my Easy Breezy Buttoned Crochet Cowl Pattern and my Primrose Dishcloth Crochet Pattern.

This is another very pretty crochet stitch with a lovely texture. It’s a 2-row repeat stitch pattern, that you’ll be able to get the hang of very quickly. The first row creates the bottom part of the shell and the second row creates the fan part of the shell.

The only stitches you’ll need to use for this pattern is the single crochet, double crochet, and a half double crochet making this an easy crochet stitch for beginners. 

By the time you’ve gotten to the 4th row, you’ll be able to do this crochet stitch pattern in your sleep. It’s the perfect stitch when you’re looking to relax and catch up on your favorite shows. 

The fantastic worsted weight yarn used in this tutorial is Sugar Bush Bold yarn 100% Merino superwash wool.

PRIMROSE STITCH PATTERN

In U.S. terminology

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet

Start by chaining multiples of 3 + 2 to the desired length.

Row 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, [sc, ch2, sc] into the chain, *skip the next 2 chains and in the 3rd chain [sc, ch2, sc]*, repeat * to * until the end of the row. You’ll end up with 2 chains left and in the last chain, end with a hdc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 3dc into the 2 chain space from the row below, *skip until the next 2 chain space and add 3dc into the 2 chain space*, repeat * to * until the end of the row ending with a dc in the top of the ch 3 turning chain from the end of the previous row. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, [sc, ch2, sc] into the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet in the shell from the previous row), *skip the next 2 stitches and in the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet) [sc, ch2, sc]*,  repeat * to * until the end of the row, ending with a hdc in the last stitch. Turn.

Repeat row 2-3 until you’ve reached your desired length. 

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Easy Done in a Day Baby BlanketRound Crochet Bag with TasselTea TowelAligned Cobble Stitch Fingerless GlovesAligned Cobble Anytime TotePrimrose Baby Blanket

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The Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial - the star stitch has a stunning starburst design, hence the name. The front of the stitch looks different from the back yet the back also has a lovely linear look to it. While this stitch isn't the easiest, it's certainly not overly challenging either. #crochet #crochettutorial #crochetaddict #crochetstitch #crochetvideoThe Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Welcome to my next installment of the stitch of the month! This month I’d like to introduce you to the beautiful crochet star stitch pattern.

The star stitch has a stunning starburst design, hence the name. The front of the stitch looks different from the back yet the back also has a lovely linear look to it.

While this stitch isn’t the easiest yet it’s certainly not overly challenging either. The star stitch is a 2-row pattern repeat with row 1 forming the bottom of the star and row 2 forming the top.

Once you learn the steps and understand the one tricky section, you’ll find yourself looking for as many star stitch patterns as you can get your hands on. Look out for my upcoming star stitch baby blanket, coming soon!

The fantastic worsted weight yarn used in this tutorial is Cascade 220 color 8012 Doeskin Heather.

STAR STITCH CROCHET PATTERN

In U.S. terminology

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet

Start by chaining multiples of 2 + 2 to the desired length.

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 2 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 3 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 4 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 5 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 6th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1 (this holds all 6 loops together).

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.* 

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the top of the hdc from the previous row. Ch 1 into the hole or center of the star from the previous row. Ch 2 into the next hole or center of the star. Continue in this manner across the row. End with a sc through the top of the turning chain. Ch 2.

Row 3 (It’s helpful to watch the video for this tricky part at 9:40 in the video): Insert hook into the front loop of the 2nd ch from the hook, yarn over and pull through so there are 2 loops on the hook, insert hook in the back loop of the same ch, yarn over and pull through so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 3 stitches for a total of 6 loops on the hook. 

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.* 

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Repeat row 2-3 until you’ve reached your desired length. 

Looking for more great crochet stitch patterns: the Primrose Stitch, the Aligned Cobble Stitch, the Cross-Over Block Stitch, and the Elizabeth Stitch

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Easy Rainbow Loom Bracelet with Perler Beads

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Easy Rainbow Loom Perler Bead Bracelet

Easy Rainbow Loom Perler Bead Bracelet Video Tutorial

Easy Rainbow Loom Bracelet with Perler Beads Video Tutorial – I’m so excited about this post.  This is my first ever Dabblesandbabbles.com video tutorial.  I’ve been wanting to do a video tutorial for a while now but I was waiting for the perfect project – I think I found it. This video tutorial is on how to make rainbow loom bracelets with perler beads. I have no idea if this has already been done before or not but I thought I’d give it a go.  I played around with the elastics and beads until I found something that worked. These bracelets are very easy to make and great for beginners to the rainbow loom.

To get going on this project you’ll need a rainbow loom (and hook), rainbow loom elastics, and perler beads.  All of these items can be found at Michaels.  Once you get the hang of it, you can make these fun bracelets in about half an hour. Give them to your friends, family, teachers, and coaches – they’ll be a big hit!

Looking for more great kids stuff: Monster Colouring PageBlank Faces Coloring PageJellyfish Friendship Bracelets10-Minute Superhero CostumePrintable Robot Coloring Page Family Movie Night Tickets

Thanks for reading! ~ Jamey

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Easy 3 Strand Crochet Headband

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Easy 3 Strand Crochet Hair Band Pattern

Easy 3 Strand Crochet Headband Pattern

Easy 3 Strand Crochet Headband – Over the Christmas holidays my daughter Noelle was generously showered with lovely gifts, including some great new outfits. What does a girl with new outfits need… chic accessories of course. I created this three strand headband pattern and I’m quite please with how easy it was and how well it turned out. This fun crochet headband can be made in under 15 minutes and uses very little yarn.

3 Strand Crochet Headband Pattern

Materials:

  • 3 colors of yarn (or you could do all the same color if you’d like) – I used a mix of yarns: Redheart Soft in white, Caron Simply Soft in light and dark purple.
  • Crochet Hook – US I9/5.5 mm.
  • Scissors

Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch (U.S.)

  1. Measure the head of the person you are making the headband for.
  2. Leaving at least a 6″ tail of yarn, using the chain stitch, make a chain 3″ less than your desired length. Keep your tension consistent along the entire chain – medium to firm tension.
  3. Now add in your new color, making sure to leave at least a 6″ tail of yarn (if you aren’t sure how to add in a new yarn color into your stitches please watch this great video tutorial here – the video shows how to change colors using a single crochet stitch but the concept is the exactly the same for the chain stitch). Once you change to your new color, cut off you end of yarn from the first chain you made so that there is at least a 6″ tail.
  4. Chain the new colour until it’s the same length as the first ( to check, grab the end where the 2 colors were joined, hold the cut ends and fold the second color over so that the 2 chains are now side by side).
  5. When the 2 chains are the same length, connect them by making a slip stitch into the last stitch of the first chain.
  6. Add in the third chain color by following steps 3 – 5.
  7. Trim the final color yarn end so that there is at least a 6″ tail.
  8. Take the 3 loose cut ends and braid them together and then tie off with a knot on the end. Repeat again on the other end.

Looking for more great crochet patterns:  Crochet Boot CuffsCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

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~ Jamey

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