Crochet Labrador Head Tutorial – Crochet Applique Tutorial


Hello everyone, thank you for joining me,
I’m Kerri. Today I’ll be showing you how to crochet the head of a Labrador. When
crocheted in 8 ply wool, this 1 here, the size is 8.5 centimeters
by 6.5 centimeters or 3.25 inches by 2.5
inches. When crocheted in 4 ply crochet cotton, this 1, the size is 6
centimeters by 4.5 centimeters or 2.25 inches
by 1.75 inches. Now I’ll be using 8 ply wool today, which
is light worsted in the US and double knit in the UK. I’ve got cream and
because I couldn’t get the eyes and nose small enough with the 8 ply I’ve got
4 ply crochet cotton in black for the eyes and the nose. I’ve got scissors, a
darning needle to weave in the ends. I’ve got a 3 millimeter hook to use with
the 8 ply and a 1.5 millimeter hook to use with the 4 ply. I’ve got sewing
thread and a needle to stitch it together and the white is to embroider a
white dot on the eyes. Now I’ll start on the head in the center.
So I’ve got my 3 millimeter hook and my cream 8 ply yarn. Now I start with
a magic loop. To make a magic loop, I put my hook on the yarn and bring the short
end over the hook and then take the long end over the short end to make a circle.
Then put the yarn around the hook and take the hook with the yarn through the
circle. And there’s my magic loop. Then I start with 2 chain and I work 14
double crochet into my circle. A double crochet is called a treble using UK
terms. For a double crochet you put your yarn around the hook. Hook into the
circle through the front and bring back a loop. Yarn around the hook and take the
hook with that yarn at the end through the first 2 loops. Yarn around the hook
and take the hook with the yarn at the end through the remaining 2 loops. Now
I need 13 more double crochet. Now
I’ve worked my 14 double crochet into my circle. Now I pull the circle tight, so I take
hold of the tail and just ease the circle in as tight as I can and I join
with a slip stitch in the top of the first stitch, so this stitch here, just
above the 2 chain. I put my hook into the stitch, bring through a loop and take
it straight through the loop on my hook. For row 2 I start with 2 chain and I
work 1 double crochet in that same stitch as the chain. And then I work 2
double crochet into each stitch around my circle. So 2 double crochet into
each stitch. At the end of the row we join with a
slip stitch in the top of the first stitch. And that’s the first 2 rows
done. For row 3 we’re going to start with working some shaping. So we start
with 2 chain and work 1 double crochet in the same stitch as the chain. We work 1 double crochet into the next
stitch and 2 double crochet into the following stitch. Now we’re going to work
1 half double crochet into the next stitch. A half double crochet is a half
treble using UK terms. For a half double crochet you put the yarn around the hook.
Hook into the stitch and bring through a loop. Yarn around the hook and take the
hook with the yarn at the end through all the loops. Then we need 2 half
double crochet into the following stitch. Then we work 1 single crochet into the
next stitch. A single crochet is a double crochet using UK terms. For a single
crochet we put the hook into the stitch, bring through a loop. Yarn around the
hook and take the hook with the yarn at the end through the 2 loops. Then we
work a slip stitch into the next stitch and then 1 half double crochet into
the following stitch. Then we work 2 double
crochet into the next stitch. 1 double crochet into the following stitch and now we’re going to work 2 treble in
to each of the following 7 stitches. A treble is a double treble in the UK.
For a treble you put the yarn around the hook twice. Hook into the stitch and
bring through a loop. Yarn around the hook and take the hook with the yarn at
the end through 2 loops. Yarn around the hook, hook with the yarn at the end
through the next 2 loops. Yarn around the hook and take the hook with the yarn
at the end through the remaining 2 loops. So we need 1 more treble in that
stitch and then 2 treble into each of the next 6 stitches, because I’ve
already got my 2 treble into the first stitch. Then we work 1 double crochet into the
next stitch. 2 double crochet into the following stitch. 1 half double crochet
into the next stitch and then slip stitch into the following stitch. 1
single crochet into the next stitch. 2 half double crochet into the following
stitch. Then 1 half double crochet into the next. 2 double crochet into the
next stitch. Then 1 double crochet into the following
stitch and 2 double crochet into the last stitch. Slip stitch into the top of
the first stitch and fasten off. And that’s the head done. Now I’ll start on the
ears now. They’re both worked the same. I’ve got my cream yarn again and I start with
12 chain. I miss the first chain and I work a slip
stitch in the following chain, so a slip stitch in the second chain from the hook. Then I work 1 single crochet into the
next stitch. A half double into the following stitch. Into the next stitch I work 1 half
double crochet and 1 double crochet. And then I work 1 double crochet into
each of the next 2 stitches. 1 treble into each of the following
2 stitches. For a treble we put the yarn around the hook twice at the
beginning. And then I’m going to work a joined
treble over the last 3 stitches. That will just cause the slope for the top of
the ear. For a joined treble we put the yarn around the hook twice. Hook into the
first stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn around the hook, take the hook with the
yarn at the end through 2 loops. Yarn around the hook, hook with the yarn at
the end through the next 2 loops. We’ve got 2 loops left on our hook. Then we
put the yarn around the hook twice, hook into the next stitch and bring up a loop.
Yarn around the hook, take the hook with the yarn at the end through 2 loops.
Yarn around the hook, hook with the yarn at the end through the next 2 loops.
We’ve now got 3 loops on our hook. We put the yarn around the hook twice, hook
into the last stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn around the hook, take the hook with
your yarn through 2 loops. Yarn around the hook, take your hook with the yarn
through the next 2 loops. We’ve got 4 loops left. Then yarn around the
hook and take your hook with the yarn through the remaining loops. And that’s
the first row of the ear. For row 2 we start with 4 chain and turn our work
and we’re going to work a joined treble over the first 3 stitches. So the
same as our last joined treble. Then we work 1 double crochet into the
next stitch. A half double crochet into the following stitch. A single crochet
into the next stitch and then into the following stitch we work a slip stitch
and fasten off. And that’s 1 ear done. Now our second
ear is worked the same. We start with 12 chain. We miss the first chain and work 1
slip stitch in the next chain. Work a single crochet in the following stitch. A half double crochet into the next stitch.
Then work 1 half double crochet and 1 double crochet into the following
stitch. So a half double crochet and a double crochet. Then work 1 double
crochet into each of the next 2 stitches. 1 treble into each of the following
2 stitches. And then a joined treble over the last
3 stitches. Then work 4 chain and turn and we work
a joined treble over our first 3 stitches. 1 double crochet into the next stitch.
A half double crochet into the following stitch. A single crochet into the next
stitch and then a slip stitch into the following stitch and fasten off. And that’s the second ear done. So there’s
our pair of ears. Now for the eyes I’ve got my black 4 ply crochet cotton and
my 1.5 millimeter crochet hook and I start with a magic loop, work 1 chain
and I work 5 single crochet into my circle. A single crochet is called a
double crochet with UK terms. So 5 single crochet into the circle. Then we pull the circle tight and slip
stitch in the top of the first stitch and fasten off. And we’ve got a tiny circle. The second
eye is worked the same. We make a magic loop and work 1 chain and 5 single
crochet into our circle. We pull the circle tight and slip
stitch in the top of the first stitch and fasten off. And for the nose, we start with a magic
loop and work 3 chain and 3 double crochet into our circle. A double
crochet is a treble using UK terms. So 3 double crochet into the circle. We
pull the circle tight and fasten off. We don’t join. And that’s all the pieces
done. And there’s the nose, it’s just a small triangle. Now I’ll just weave in my
ends and I’ll be back and we’ll put it together. Now there’s my pieces, I’ve got
the head, the ears, the nose and the 2 eyes. Now the first things I’ll do is embroider
the white dot on the eyes and I’ll attach the ears. Now the bottom part is
where we fastened off and we have a slight bit of the ear sticking over the
side and it sticks over about where our slip stitch was, so about there and we
don’t stitch our ears in any more than the last row, so about there. And I’ll try
to get them as even as I can. So I’ll stitch those on and I’ll be back.
Next I’ll attach the nose to the head. The point of the nose goes just where
the last row starts, so in about there. And I’ll embroider a mouth on and I’ll
also attach the eyes to the head. They go about there, as
evenly as you can get them. So I’ll attach them and I’ll be back to show you
the finished Labrador. And there’s the finished Labradors head. If you’ve liked
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10 thoughts on “Crochet Labrador Head Tutorial – Crochet Applique Tutorial

  • I love your crochet hooks I like the flat handle that's what I have to use and I can only find it in the lighted hooks which I don't use a light but they work but they're plastic and I hate that here's a metal could you let me know where you got them

  • Bonjour encore une fois bravo pour votre superbe tutoriel 😍 merci pour tout ce partage !!! Bisous tout plein Aline 😘 😘 😘

  • Hi Ms Kerri, just want to send you some hugs for all that you do. So talented. I got a lil behind n barely catching up on this puppy n I will be watching the lol huts/houses after this one. Hugs from San Angelo TX 💋

  • Hi Kerry I just want to thank you that I could join your group I love the way you teach specially expected no background music it puts one of completely when they have all this background music on you or suck com interactive and your voice is so soft and pleasing to the ear Thanks Kerry looking forward to all your beautiful Croatia work Francis New Zealand

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