This project appeared at our Crochet and Rosé Summer Party.
The tension sample is the tension recommended for your project. It is very important to make a tension sample in a 4-by-4-inch area, where you can count the number of rows and stitches in order to ensure that your tension is correct for the project. With this method, your measurements will correspond with the specifications in the pictured schematic. If your sample is smaller than recommended, try to crochet more loosely. If your sample is larger than recommended, try to crochet more tightly.
This project is crocheted in one piece and then seamed. The stitches in crochet are built from the top, that's why when beginning a row you always have to make the number of chains necessary to reach the hight of the stitch you will work. This chain substitutes the rst (right sides together) stitch of the row. Before beginning, it is important that you know how to do the following techniques:
Single crochet: insert the crochet hook into the stitch of the previous row as indicated in the pattern, yarn over. Draw yarn through chain and up onto the working area of the crochet hook. You now have two loops on the hook. Again, yarn over and draw yarn through both loops on the crochet hook. To start a row in single crochet you need to chain 1.
Change colors: to change colors pull up the new color through the loop of the rst color on the hook. Pull the strand of the rst color snugly to hide it, so that you only see the loop of the new color. Make sure to leave a yarn tail long enough to weave in later.
Learn more in our guide on How to Crochet.