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Crochet Headband Earcover with flower

Easy winter crocheted headband with decorative border and a crocheted flower accent

Easy written pattern instructions for a crochet winter headband
Easy pattern for crocheted winter headband

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First make a plain headband by using worsted weight yarn and an I crochet hook.  Directions below

Chain 66

Row 1) Half double crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook  and in each of the remaining chains.  ( 65 hdc made)

Row 2)  Chain 2 and turn.  Half double crochet in the back loop only of each stitch across

Row 3) Chain 2 and turn.  Half double crochet in the front loop only of each stitch across

Rows 4, 6 & 8) Chain 2 and turn.  Half double crochet in the back loop only of each stitch across

Rows 5, 7 & 9) Chain 2 and turn.  Half double crochet in the front loop only of each stitch across

Using your crochet hook, slip stitch the row ends together to form a tube.  Cut yarn and weave in ends.

With a contrasting color, attach the yarn some where near your seam.  Ch1 and single crochet in the same stitch as your join.  You will now begin the Reverse Single Crochet (or Crab stitch or Crawl stitch) Single crochet in the next stitch to the right.  Continue around the headband in this direction.  Fasten yarn.

Repeat the same process for the top of the headband.

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Make the Flower

You can use any flower pattern you like.  This is how I made mine.

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Round 1–In the first chain made, make 5 half double crochet.  Join in the first stitch made.

Round 2 — * Chain 3, in the next stitch, double crochet, triple crochet, double crochet, chain 3 and slip stitch *  Repeat from * around until you have made 5 petals.

Round 3- – You will now add loops behind the petals for the back layer you will make in the next round. * Chain 3, in the back of your work slip stitch around the post of the first triple crochet to your left.*  Repeat from * around  (6 chain spaces made)

Round 4 — * chain 4, in the chain space made in the previous round, make 3 triple crochet, chain 4 and slip stitch *  Repeat from * in the remaining 5 chain spaces you made in the previous round. (6 petals made)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail and fasten off.

Place the flower over the seam and sew to your headband.

Weave in all your ends and enjoy :)

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Bunny Booties – Baby Slippers

Little Easter Bunny Slippers

Once again it was time to go through my WIP’s and grab out a few things to finish.  This time some of the items were these little bunny slippers with ears.

These were made with a free pattern by Hectanooga 1.  Aren’t they just adorable? They are quick to work up too.  To top it all off this is a video tutorial so you can follow right along and hit the pause button if you get behind and need to catch up.  Here’s the link to the tutorial I used to make these

 

Crochet Fingerless Gloves

These are some fingerless mittens I worked up to go with the purple crocheted legwarmers.

These are short little wristers.  You could make yours longer simply by making more chains.

They were easy as can be.  Here’s what I did.

Worsted weight yarn
J hook

Gauge:  7 dc and 3 1/2″ rows= 2″

PATTERN:

Ch 16

Row 1) DC in 3rd chain from hook and across.  Turn

Rows 2- 10) ch2, DC in next stitch and across, turn (14 dc )

At row 10 mine measured almost 7″ which will stretch around my hand which is about 7.5″ at the widest part.

Slip stitch or sew the edges together until 2″ from end.  Leave 1 1/2″ open for thumb and sew/slip stitch remaining 1/2″ closed.

You can download a printable pdf at my Craftsy Store: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/easy-fingerless-gloves-crochet-pattern/130516

Dress Up that Boring Crochet Hat

Got a Boring Little Beanie?
~Give it some pizzazz and turn it into an adorable gift.

Recently I started pulling little crochet beanies from my WIP’s tote.  They were solid colors and some were hats that I planned on putting animal faces on for some cool critter hats.

At least when they were originally crocheted that was the plan but you’re a crafter–You know how when we get an idea from outta nowhere we tend to run with it.  I did just that.

Continue reading Dress Up that Boring Crochet Hat

Little Boys Crochet Slippers on the fly

Preschooler size crochet slippers

We were in a predicament.  My grandson was visiting, he likes to ‘do laundry’ and apparently without my noticing dropped his socks into the washer while I was putting in a load.  Predictably his feet got cold and he asked if I still had the slippers that I made him last winter.  I don’t so he wanted new slippers with blue and green in them.

Last year I made him slippers that were crocheted flat and then sewn together.  He had fits wearing those because the hem annoyed him and he was convinced there was something in them.

So what to do for slippers?  A video by Hectanooga came to mind.  I have a  drawer of baby bunny slippers  (waiting to have the ears sewn on) that I made from watching one of her videos.   There are probably several  kid slippers on her website or YouTube channel but I was in a hurry and figured with all that I’ve learned from her I would give it a shot.

So while he sat on my bed watching a Halloween special I grabbed some heavy worsted weight scrap yarn, a 5 mm hook, measured a cold foot and starting hooking these up.

By the time his show was over and long before that load of laundry was dry,  he had two slippers (he actually wore the first while I made the second!).

Bray’s foot measured 6″ long so I made

  1. a magic circle and made 6 HDC’s in it joined and turned
  2. ch1, made 2 hdc’s per st (12) joined, turned,
  3. ch1, *1 hd in nxt, 2hdc in nxt*, joined, turned (18)   It was still looking a little small so…
  4. ch1, *1 hdc in ea of the nxt 2, 2 hdc in nxt* join, turn (24 hdc)
  5. That looked good so I continued until it measured 3″ long, changed colors
  6.   quit joining so essentially ch1, hdc across (24) turn
  7. Repeated row 6 until they measured just a hair under 6″ long and slip stitched the ends closed with my hook.

Then he asks if they can have yellow in them so wala, a row of single crochet in yellow around the opening.

Baby Beanie with Mouse Ears and a Bow

On my favorite animal hats page there is an adorable hat that was decorated up with mouse ears, a bow and polka dots and just screams “Minnie”.  The original pattern for the hat disappeared off the Internet and there are many comments from readers asking how to make one.

Mouse hat crochet pattern
Click on the link to see the pattern I used or simply crochet a beanie and add round ears and a bow

Over the weekend I hooked up this basic beanie and added embellishments.  The pattern used is free and Ravelry and she has great videos to help with sewing on the ears so they don’t flop over.

Baby Booties — Basketball shoe look

I got this pattern from Bev’s Country Cottage in the list she provided Ravelry Group Members for the Bootie Brigade and crocheted them up in 30 minutes this morning.

30 minute crochet baby bootie pattern

The reminded me of basketball shoes so I put the pretend laces up the front and omitted the rollover cuff.

The pattern takes less than 30 yards of worsted weight and a 5 mm crochet hook.   Each bootie took me 15 minutes.

You can get this pattern by visiting Bev’s Country Cottage at:  http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-quick-bootie.html