How to crochet a right triangle

 

 

Hello Crochet Mixers in my last post I gave you a little insight on affordable yarn on and offline. I hope it helped , I wanted to help people who may live in small towns ( like myself) or may not have the means to get the quality of yarn you are looking for. This factor makes the internet highly effective. There is no limit to the quality of yarn you can get, which is amazing. In that sense, I love the endless possibilites that the internet gives deprived crochet artists. Please read my post and tell me how you liked it.

 

I began my blog with total concentration on basic shapes. I have elaborated on the circle and triangle in prior posts and encouraged my followers to use my free pattern to learn the fundamentals of crocheting those shapes. I know you are busy but please, stop by and take a gander.

 

I am not finished with the triangle yet, I still have another pattern for you guys. In the last post I crocheted a isosceles triangle which looks something like this: I hope that my instructions were clear enough, because it is very easy to confuse people. Especially, when you do things very unorthodox like myself, hehehe! Now we are going to concentrate on the right triangle. In all actuality, the two triangles are something alike, but the way you use them may be different.

 

Basic differences between the crocheting isosceles and right triangle

 

I told you that two triangles make a square, which is not true all of the time. When two isosceles triangle are sewn together they make more of a rectangle shape, because the isosceles triangle is more of a cone shape, which makes it kind of oblong. That is probably why the foundation chain is different. I start out with a 3 stitch cast on with the isosceles, with the right triangle I cast on 4 stitches to begin!

 

So today we will be crocheting a right triangle (technically an isosceles right triangle, but this is not physics) and hopefully you will grasp the basic differences and create your own pattern. Please send me your lovely pics and feel free to as me ANY questions about the pattern. Oh wait, before you start I have to say that I crochet this triangle using the front and back loops. Even though it is not necessary that you do the same, It will look more like the picture is you use both loops.

 

So without further ado my right triangle pattern, enjoy! Hey meet me here next week for my two cents on squares.

Build your crochet arsenal on a shoestring budget , Post 2 : Finding affordable yarn

Last week I started a series of articles called,” How to build your crochet arsenal on a shoe string budget”, and my major focus of that article was crochet hooks. In that post, I encouraged my readers to make their own crochet hooks and even tried to expand their thoughts on how to parlay it into their own hook business.

I asked my readers to go on Amazon and other business websites,who are known for selling crochet items, and take note of the top wish listed crochet hooks. I wanted them to get a basic consensus of how many wooden crochet hooks are in the top 20! 50!100! Please feel free to contact me with your results and opinions. Continue reading

How to create three basic shapes by crocheting and rearranging right triangles

During the last few weeks we have been discussing crocheting in circles. Although, circles are our first shape we have discovered quite a bit. If you have been reading along, I hope that you have come to these determinations:

  •  Crocheted circles are measured in circumference
  • Circumference is determined by dividing pi into size of head in inches
  • Increasing in rounds is not hard, as long as you do the math and have an idea of size by making a gauge
  • Hats that fit snug are crocheted about a half inch larger in size
  • Crocheted circles can be useful and made to fit in a number of situations

 This week’s shape is triangles. I would like to begin by saying that triangles are quick, easy to make and fun because there are many different possibilities for decorating them. In addition, when you start making triangles, you will be able to toss a lot of square patterns out of the window. Why? Well, a triangle is always a smaller part of two larger shapes, a square and a rectangle.

Rearranging triangles to make a square

How? If I were to crochet two identical triangles and rearrange them, it would be the shape of a square. I want you to think about that for a minute , here’s a picture

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Build your crochet arsenal on a shoestring budget

Last week, I began talking about crocheting circles. In further posts, I plan to elaborate on other shapes, but today I wanted to wish everyone a happy craft month. It is important that all handmade artists acknowledge this month and other small celebrations of our art.

I also wanted to introduce the first of the series, how to crochet or craft on a shoe string budget. It has been a long road to building my crochet arsenal and I am still building. Yet, I am always looking for new ways to expand whether it be a new stitch, working with new yarns, or practicing a new type of crochet.

With the economy being so iffy, the creatives ( as I like to call us ) have to invent new, cheaper ways to grow. So, today I am going to begin with creating your very own crochet needles. After I share this with you, it will be possible for you to make different sized needles for yourself , and who knows you may enjoy it so much that you begin to create you own line of needles. I know that this may sound difficult to you, but believe me it is not.  You can easily create something like these, after you have gained enough experience and researched a bit.

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How to increase when crocheting in a circle

Hello, welcome to the Crochet Mix ! Today we will be talking about increasing in a round.

If you are crocheting a hat or anything where you have to add stitches , at some point you will be doing something called increasing. Increasing is adding stitches in certain rows so the project will gradually grow in size. Increases are worked in a series of rows, so that the transition of growth will be smooth and unnoticeable.

There are many ways to increase but , it almost always begins with math. You might want to determine how many stitches are in an inch. I like to take this measurement first, so I am familiar with how much larger the gauge will become when I crochet X amount of stitches. This way I will have a better idea of how much my project will increase in size, by row.

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How to measure the head for a crochet hat properly

 

Hello, I am Tiffany of the Crochet Mix and I will be teaching you how to take an accurate measurement of a head for a crochet hat, or any other projects that uses round rows. When crocheting a hat taking accurate measurements can be confusing, well for me anyway. I think that crocheting in a round can seem overwhelming if you do not learn the foundations of measuring circles. Many have questions like, after I measure my head what do I do?

When measuring crochet rounds ,place tape measure in the center of the circle

When measuring crochet rounds ,place tape measure in the center of the

Answer: When measuring your head you have to take the circumference of the measurement. You remember those boring days in math class when the teacher was lecturing the class about diameter, circumference, and that other one what was it, pi! Now do you remember? I knew you would.

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