Sunday, 30 July 2017
CUTE LITTLE MOTIFS & A HEADBAND
Welcome back to Sweet Nothings Crochet free blogs and thank you for joining me here once again. I have decided to make a few floral motifs, once again, which one can in a multitude of ways.
Do check out my earlier blogs on the similar project, listed at the end of this write up.
Materials used : Today I’ve used a combination of the lovely Indian Anchor knitting cotton, Red Rose knitting cotton as well as the lovely Hobby India acrylic yarn all with a 2 mm crochet hook.
These projects are not just lovely stash busters, but they are great smile givers ;)
Abbreviations used :
dc : Double crochet st(s) : Stitch(es)
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)
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.
Here is a sizing chart for general head sizing : https://in.pinterest.com/pin/470063279837764548/
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
How to picot with beads : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZTipus-4Qo
In this blog I’ve made one headband, two flower motifs for tic tac clips, a heart shaped 3D keychain and a really cute little girl motif / applique.
Use one of the methods given above to add in beads as needed or add the beads in after you complete your project.
Cute girl applique /motif :
For the really cute little doll, check out the pattern at http://www.vendulkam.com/2013/11/sweet-girl-applique.html
Flower motifs :
is where I went back for one of the cute plump tic-tac clips.
I used http://www.littledoolally.com/2014/03/mothers-day-flower-brooch.html, which I have used before, and just love. The pattern instructions use UK terminology here, but in the designer has indicated which stitch in UK mean what in US terminology at the top of the blog.
For the 2nd flower, check out http://daisycottagedesigns.net/another-flower-pattern-6-petals/
Once again, if you decide to attach these flower motifs directly onto the dress, then you will embroider it in / stitch it down onto the dress directly.
If you decide to use this on a headband or anywhere else, may I suggest that you work in a small loop at the back, where you can thread in your metal headband, or a regular headband along with a safety pin. Once again same thing that I’ve done for the doll.
For loads of headband ideas check out https://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2016/10/9-more-headbands-for-charity.html
For this project, I re-used my Headband # 1 from this blog above.
I used a 3.5mm crochet hook for this project.
Heart Keychain Ideas :
For the little 3D heart, I used one of the patterns from my earlier blog https://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2015/12/hearts-for-peyton-heart-project.html
I used Pattern # 4 http://www.annoocrochet.com/2012/12/heart-crochet-ornament-free-pattern.html
I made two lil hearts, then joined them together, and added a little poly-fill stuffing inside to make it slightly puffy and soft. I finally attached it to a key chain ring at one end, and Voila! One cute heart key chain ready J
You can use any of the patterns from that blog, and basically do the same thing.
.. and then some more ideas…
Check out these blog links for more ideas on Irish crochet leaves and flowers at
Use the leaf idea to add a base for your cute little flowers.
Do remember that this is where you read all about this project. So please add my blog link (as well as the original links) when you share and show off your project. Thanks in advance.
And that’s done.. yet another set of projects brilliantly executed ! J
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