Craft & DIY

The Principles of 3D Crochet

This is one of the archive posts that has been requested.

On to the subject of 3D crochet, or making balls, bubbles … things that stand out.

These simple steps explain you how to start crocheting balls. Try to mix it up and use it for various projects. I’ll show you two different projects I’ve used 3D crochet for.

Double crochet (or the stitch you want to use) in chain, yarn over, pul through first two loops on the hook – double crochet in same stitch, yarn over, pul through first two loops on hook – now you have three loops on your hook – double crochet, again in same stitch, yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook – now you have four loops on your hook – yarn over, pull through all four loops.

Ok so let’s give it a go …

Wrist Warmers

Great for autumn and spring when it’s getting either colder or warmer. I use them in my car when the steering weal is freezing in the morning or when I work in my basement sewing room where it can get very chilly.

Hook size
4.5 mm

Yarn
Annell Rapido 3331

Stitches
CH (Chain)
HDC (Half double Crochet)
SL ST (Slip Stitch)

Foundation chain:
CH 25 – SL ST in the first CH to make a hoop.

Round 1/3/5/7:
HDC all around – CH 2 and turn.

Round 2/4/6/8:
CH 2 – HDC 6 (ball) – CH3* – CH till end – CH 2 turn.

Round: 9-14:
HDC all around – CH 2 and turn.

Round 15:
Fit your thumb size, make a gap. I’ve skipped 4 CH for my thumb. So you CH 4 – skip for CH and HDC.

Round 16-22:
HDC all around – CH 2 and turn.

Round 23:
CH 2 – HDC 2 in the same stitch – SL ST in next stitch – HDC 3 – SL ST in next stitch* – Fasten off with a SL ST.

Cushion Cover

This is what I’ve used for a standard IKEA INNER 50 x 50 cm pillow. I’ve only made one crochet front panel and used unbleached cotton to make a cover.

Hook size
7mm

Yarn
Katia – Canada 3

Stitches
CH (Chain)
HDC (Half double Crochet)
SL ST (Slip Stitch)

Foundation chain:
Cast on 34 stitches – CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC) – HDC until end

Row 2-28:
CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC) 3 HDC – HDC 4 (ball) – HDC 3 * HDC 5 at the end of the row

Round 1-15:
CH 2 – HDC until end SL ST

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