Dish Scrubbies with Red Heart Scrubby Yarn

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Here are some more dish scrubbies that I have been working on. I got some of the Red Heart Scrubby yarn on clearance a while back, and I just recently got around to trying out some patterns. I first tried … Continue reading

Teal and Purple Baby Blanket

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I made this quite some time ago for my sweet little niece. This pattern is from Vickie Howell (her Sheepish yarn is no longer carried in-store) using her Sheepish yarn. I ended up using a very soft acrylic since a … Continue reading

Holiday Boutique this Saturday, Dec 12th, 10am-4pm

Please come this Saturday, Dec 12th, from 10am-4pm to 9168 Fox Fire Way, Highlands Ranch. I’m really excited to be a part of this Holiday Boutique! We will have 10 vendors selling a variety of items featuring: caramels, candy, gift … Continue reading

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuffs

No Sew Crochet Boot Cuffs

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuffs

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuff (in progress)

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuff (in progress)

Boot cuffs have become rather popular, and I’ve looked around to find some fun patterns to try. I found a pattern that I really liked the look of (see http://dabblesandbabbles.com/easy-crochet-boot-cuffs/ ), but I didn’t like all the sewing involved. For instance, make two separate pieces (one ribbed side, one textured side) for each boot cuff. Then sew the edges together after sewing the two separate pieces together. Time to simplify! I’m a no-sew crocheter. Any simple project, such as boot cuffs, should be able to be crocheted in one fell swoop without sewing pieces together and dealing with more unnecessary ends to sew in at the end.

Well, I liked this pattern so much, that I changed it to make it “no-sew”! Here is my version:

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuff

US Terms

Materials:

  • A soft medium weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather)
  • Crochet Hook – US H
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Gage: not super important for this project. You can easily adjust the width of the cuff by adding or subtracting rows.

Directions:

Ch = chain, hk = hook, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, tr = treble crochet

Ch 31

Row 1) Dc in 2nd ch from hk, dc in next 13 sts, *tr, sc, repeat from * till end, turn.

Row 2)  Ch 2, tr in last sc from previous row, sc in next st, *tr, sc, repeat from *7 times, sc 13, sc in to of ch 2, turn. Note: During the textured side, make sure to sc into the tr from the previous row, and tr into the sc from the previous row.

Row 3) Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), sk last sc from previous row, dc 13, *tr, sc, repeat from * till end, turn. Note: During the textured side, make sure to sc into the tr from the previous row, and tr into the sc from the previous row.

Rows 4-31) Repeat rows 2 & 3

Row 32)  Repeat row 2

Row 33) Match row 1 and row 32 wrong sides together, sl st to join both sides all the way across.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Follow the instructions above, and create another boot cuff for a pair.

Happy crocheting!

Dark Taupe Crochet Headband

 

Dark Taupe crochet headband, brown flower

Dark Taupe crochet headband, brown flower

Dark Taupe crochet headband, cream flower

Dark Taupe crochet headband, cream flower

 

Here is my version of the crochet headband from the Flower Girl Cottage. I crocheted the headband using cotton yarn until it was about 21 inches, then sewed the two ends together. The flower is from my pattern here. I crocheted the flower in the same color as the headband and in cream, and I haven’t decided yet which looks the best. I should probably put alligator clips on the backs of the flowers that way I can change them out from time to time.

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The 4-6-8 Crochet Flower

4-6-8 Crochet Flower

4-6-8 Crochet Flower

Throughout the years I have crocheted my fair share of flowers. And of course, some patterns are better than others. So, here is a pattern I have written for a flower which I think looks great and lays flat for attaching to a clip or other accessory. To make this exact flower, here is what I used:

  • size G hook
  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton yarn, small amount
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends

In US terms:
Ch 3

Rnd 1: in 3rd ch from hook, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, ss, *ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, ss, repeat from * 3 times, 4 petals total.

Rnd 2: working behind the petals, ch 2 then ss in the bottom of one of the dc of the first petal, then ch 2 and ss five more times evenly spacing the loops ending with a ss in the first loop, total of 6 loops.

Rnd 3: in first loop, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sc. in the next five loops, sc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sc. in the last loop, end with a ss instead of sc, 6 petals total.

Rnd 4: working behind the petals of rnd 3, ch 3, then ss 8 times evenly spaced in the bottom of the dc of the petals of rnd 3, ending with a ss in the first loop, total of 8 loops.

Rnd 5:  in first loop, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sc. in the next seven loops, sc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sc. in the last loop, end with a ss instead of sc, 8 petals total. Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew, if desired.

My flower measures approximately 3.5 inches in diameter, but you can always change the size by using a different size yarn or hook or both.

I’m rather new to writing down patterns, so hopefully this pattern makes some sense!

Please feel free to make or sell products from this pattern. I just ask you to link back to my site.  Please do not copy this pattern as your own.  Please do not re-publish photos as your own. Thanks!

Happy crocheting!

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Crochet Cable Headband Earwarmer

Crochet Cable Earwarmer

Crochet Cable Earwarmer

I recently found a fun, new pattern for crochet earwarmers!

Crochet Cable Ear Warmer Pattern

It is a fairly simple pattern that works up quickly. I think the pattern should be considered advanced beginner or intermediate level. The only thing I did differently was omit a few rows since it was a little loose around my head. You can use any standard medium weight yarn. Acrylic is warm, but the cheaper yarns can be scratchy. Cotton is usually not scratchy, but it is not as warm. I used Red Heart Soft yarn – it is 100% acrylic but is not scratchy at all. These make great stocking stuffers, and they are perfect for the cold weather!

Crochet Flower Purse

Crochet Flower Purse

Crochet Flower Purse

So, I started this project months ago, like seven months ago, and it is just now finished! My sis really liked this handbag on etsy, so I looked for patterns and ideas to put something similar together. This bag is definitely one of a kind – I pulled ideas from here, there, and all over to make this bag. The “Blooming garden crochet bag” is very similar to what I used.

First, I crocheted 12 flower squares using cotton yarn with an H hook using various colors I had on hand, some Lily Sugar and Cream, some Hobby Lobby Love this cotton using this pattern. I only did one row around the flower rather than two. Then I crocheted 7 squares in taupe for the bottom and sides based on this pattern, and just did the first three rows. I joined the squares using the flat-braid joining method. After that, I single crocheted 4 rows around the top using a decrease on the sides. Then, I single crocheted over cord for the handles, designed and sewed in a custom fabric liner complete with magnetic clasp, and then finally DONE!!!

My New Favorite Crochet Flower

I received this hat for Christmas, and I loved the crochet flower, so I had to try to recreate it.

Crochet Flower Hat

Crochet Flower Hat

My New Crochet Flower

My New Crochet Flower

My version is not exactly the same as that of the one from my hat, but it is close. In fact, I think I like my version slightly better! I like the detail and how flat the flower lays – a perfect addition to any hat, headband, etc. If there is enough interest, I will do my best to write up my version of this flower.