Arrowhead Leaf – Free Crochet Pattern

Arrowhead Leaf Free PatternMy first original free crochet pattern! I hope you enjoy the Arrowhead Leaf.
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  1. At the end of all rounds, join with sl st under previous chain 1 and pull tight, then loosen loop a bit before ch 1. The first sc of each round then goes into the first sc. Loosening the loop makes it easier to locate the chain 1 for the join.
  2. “Inc” means 2 sc in one stitch.
  3. Ch-4 pattern: Into ch-4 loop, sc 2, ch-4, sc 2 (also described below)
  4. At the end there are two variations with borders for crab stitch or a softer slightly wavy border.

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Crochet and Knitting Technique: The Two-Knot Join

Not long ago my friend Sassy gave me a link to a knotless yarn joining technique called the Russian join. It look exciting to both of us – a way to join a new strand of yarn to the existing one with no knot to form a lump in the work.

I found a video demonstrating the technique, but my first few tries were failures (so were Sassy’s). I went back to the video and studied it closely, and finally I was able to make the join – but there were problems. First, it doesn’t work well at all with yarns that split easily, because your stitches will be too loose. Second, it doubles the thickness of the yarn on both sides of the join for a couple of inches.

Unsatisfied, I went back to using another joining technique I had learned from a video. I wanted Sassy to learn it, but absolutely couldn’t locate the video again.

So this is not my technique. I don’t know where it originated. But I offer these instructions for anyone looking for a clean and easy way to join two strands of yarn. It can be used to add a new skein or ball when you’re working with a single color, or to switch colors. My only note is that it’s not good for changing colors at a specific point in a pattern – but then, neither is the Russian join.

The pictures are Sassy’s as she followed along with my instructions via messaging. I asked her to use two different colors of yarn to make it very easy for me to explain the technique.

The Two-Knot Join

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Princess Hat – From Free Crochet Pattern

Tomorrow morning a charity is coming to pick up items I am ready to give away. I decided to make something special as well when I ran across a Red Heart Yarn pattern. Here it is:

Princess Hat for a Little Girl

Princess Hat – Crocheted for Charity


The pattern is here: Flower Princess Crochet Collar and Hat Pattern (I didn’t have time to make the collar, too.)

I hope it makes some little girl feel like a princess!