WIP Owl Tote

My sister absolutely loves owl!  I sort of caught on and when I saw this owl pattern, I just had to have it! So after I bought it, I realized that there were quite a few things I hadn’t really taught myself to do. I obviously needed a bit of help as not all youtube videos were as helpful. I decided to visit a crochet workshop with a friend where you could bring a project with. After having been there, I now feel positive that I can finish it on my own. Here is my progress so far:

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The owls bodies are mostly done, the center is certainly done for all of them. I have two finished owls and of those owls, one is completely finished (sans eyes and beak – I’m adding those all at the same time).

 

Do you know of anyone who is as owl crazy as my sister? Let me know in the comment section, I’d love to hear about it!

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Zipnewt

Beginners Hat

The very first thing I started to crochet was a hat. It is as simple as can be and I thought it would be the perfect start!

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I started out by measuring the circumference of my head, then I chained as many to measure that amount. I crocheted using the front loop only so as to get a pattern in my hat.

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This is what the finished hat looks like after it has been sewn. I’m currently knitting another hat for a colleague of mine. If anyone is interested, I can show how to sew it up.

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This is what the hat looks like when worn 🙂

 

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Zipnewt

 

Crochet Essentials

Crochet Essentials

Depending on where you live in the world, different crochet terms are being used. I’ve compiled a small list of terms and abbreviations which I hope will be of use.

Terms:

US

UK

German

Single crochet (sc)

Double crochet (dc)

Feste Masche

Half double crochet (hdc)

Half treble crochet (htr)

Halbes Stäbchen

Double crochet (dc)

Treble crochet (tc)

Einfaches Stäbchen

Treble crochet (tr)

Double treble crochet (dtr)

Zweifaches Stäbchen

Double treble crochet (dtr)

Triple treble crochet (ttr)

Dreifaches Stäbchen


Abbreviations:

English abbreviation

Explanation

German Explanation

bl

Insert hook under back loop only

Die Häkelnadel nur in das hintere Maschenglied stechen

ch(s)

chain / chain stitches

Luftmasche

cont

continue

fortsetzen

dec

decrease

abnehmen

fl

Insert hook under front loop only

Nur in das vordere Maschenglied stechen

inc

increase

erhöhen / zunehmen

lp(s)

loop(s)

Schlinge(n)

p / pc

picot

Pikot

pm

place marker

Reihen- / Maschenmarkierer

prev

previous

vorheriger

relief stitches

Reliefstäbchen

rep

repeat

wiederholen

rnd(s)

round(s)

Runde(n)

sk

skip

ĂĽbergehen

sp(s)

space(s)

Zwischenraum

ss

slip stitch

Kettmasche

st(s)

stitch(es)

Masche(n)

t-ch(s)

turning chain(s)

tog

together

zusammen häkeln

yo

yarn over

Umschlag


If you find anything incorrect or have something to add, feel free to leave a comment about it!

Now, I’m curious: do you use UK or US terms when crocheting? Leave me a comment! I normally use US terminology.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Zipnewt

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! Glad you found your way here. I decided to open up this blog because I have developed a love for crocheting and sewing and wanted to share it with you. I’m only a beginner, but I hope to improve as time goes on. I’m grateful for any tips and advice I get.

I hope you enjoy your stay and feel free to leave a comment.

 

Zipnewt.