Tuesday, 14 March 2017

EXQUISITE FLORAL HAIR COMB 2 - The exquisite rose hair comb

free crochet pattern for floral hair comb


The exquisite rose hair comb

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I just finished one simple floral hair comb or barrette and this lovely exquisite rose popped up on my screen.. and of course you know, there is no way I can resist a thing of beauty.  This is not my pattern, for either the rose or the leaves.  I’ve used two different patterns here to create this one exquisite (and even if I say so) & perfect hair barrette.

Welcome back as we work on this new challenge together.

Materials used : Today I’ve used the lovely Indian Red Rose metallic cotton yarn with a 1.3 mm crochet hook.

Skill level: Intermediate

Abbreviations used :
fdc : Foundation double crochet                             dc : Double crochet
ch(s) : chain(s                                                            ch-sp : chain space
sp(s) : space(s)                                                          rep : Repeat
hk : hook                                                                    yo : Yarn over
sk : Skip                                                                       lp(s) : Loop(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                        hdc : Half double crochet
trc : Triple / Treble crochet
fpdc : Front Post Double Crochet

Stitches used :

Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.

fpdc : Front Post Double Crochet : Post stitches are stitches worked around the post of a stitch of the row below. 
How to work the fpdc :  yo, hk into sp between posts of st from row below – going from back of stitch, around st and into the front of the st ; yo, pull yarn through the sps (3 lps on hk), (yo & pull through 2 lps) twice.  One fpdc complete 

How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8

How to thread beads onto your yarn : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3WKv0W8miQ

How to add beads in crochet : Check out this neat link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbLCuyfv-M

For this project, I have used a rose pattern from one place and the leaf pattern from another to create this stunningly exquisite hair comb… So we will make these little motifs and then add then all up together to make our lovely little hair comb creation.

free crochet pattern rose hair barrette

As before, I am going to give you ideas, and you can throw in picots and beads as you please to jazz up your own creation.

The lovely rose is a creation of Fiona / Fionitta.com at http://crochetblog.net/diy-3d-crochet-rose-in-3-ways/

I’ve only used the first part of this rose for one of my motifs here, and then used the full one as well.  So go have a look-see and make this one rose motif to start.

For the leaf motif, I’ve used this chart from www.club.osinka.ru

So here are my notes for the leaf

Start with a 10 ch.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st ch.

We will now work a whole barrage of stitches right into that ch-10 sp we’ve created.  We will then end with creating a small stem that you will use to attach it onto your project.  Let’s go…

Oh, we’re going to use a longish picot-like creation at the very centre of our leaf.

For this picot, we will work ch 5, then turn and work a sl-st in the 4 chs all the way back to the st that we started out of.  Get it?

Round 1 : (2 sc ; 2 hdc ; 3 dc ; 3 trc ; trc + picot ; 3 trc ; 3 dc ; 2 hdc ; 2 sc) all in the same ch-10 sp ; Join with a sl-st and then work a picot again at this end as well.  This is the stem that you will use to attach onto your hair barrette or project.

So we have this cute little leaf with two picots on either end, and by mixing them around, you will actually get two differently shaped leaves!  Magic!

To increase the stem length, you will just need to increase the number of chain you start with.  Easy, right?

free crochet pattern rose hair barrette

Fasten off and leave a long tail to attach your flower motif to the barrette or project of choice.

Note : As I suggested earlier, you can throw in a bead right in the centre of the leaf motif, or along the edges of your flower motif and watch your lovely little flower creation twinkle as the wearer moves her head!

Do remember though that this is where you read all about this project.  So please add my blog link (as well) when you share and show off your project, and remember to credit the original designer as well.  Thanks in advance.

And that’s done.. yet another project brilliantly executed ! J

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