I’ve really enjoyed this free pattern from knitted-patterns.com. Since I can’t get the yarn it suggests in store, I used Cozy Wool yarn from Michaels. And in case you’d like the finished product, I have them in my etsy shop rosybowdesigns.etsy.com. Happy … Continue reading
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
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
- A soft medium weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather)
- Crochet Hook – US H
- Yarn or tapestry needle
Gage: not super important for this project. You can easily adjust the width of the cuff by adding or subtracting rows.
Ch = chain, hk = hook, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, tr = treble crochet
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.
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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Here are some fun headbands/earwarmers I’ve been working on. They would be perfect for a Valentine’s gift or just a fun project to make for yourself. I crocheted each of these in 100% cotton yarn (except for the Delightfully Chunky Headband Earwarmer which is crocheted in a wool poly blend). If you’d like to purchase the finished product, please see my etsy shop:
Rosy Bow Designs
For the pattern links, please see below.
The pattern for the cream, burgundy, and taupe headbands is here: http://flowergirlcottage.blogspot.com/2013/09/crochet-headband-pattern.html .
Here is the pattern for the Valentine Romance Headband (pictured on the right) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentine-romance-headband .
The cream flower on the read headband on the right is my original design. Here is the pattern for a very similar flower: 4-6-8 Crochet Flower .
The pattern for the flower on the cream colored Delightfully Chunky Headband Eearwarmer can be found here: http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2014/03/charmfully-chunky-flower-earwarmer.html .