Sunday, 30 July 2017

CUTE LITTLE MOTIFS & A HEADBAND


free crochet motifs, free crochet headwear patterns


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



Instructions :
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 :

Cute crochet doll motif or applique pattern

For the really cute little doll, check out the pattern at http://www.vendulkam.com/2013/11/sweet-girl-applique.html
Rather than stitch this beauty down, I thought she’d look lovely hanging off just about anything – so I have added a small loop at the back (stitched that in with a regular needle and thread after I completed the project, and worked in a blanket stitch – like you would for the eye of a hook). 

This project came at the perfect time.. as I was looking for a cute little doll motif, and thanks to +Anju Mani, I found this when she shared it on one of my Facebook groups :)

free crochet girl applique pattern

Now with a safety pin, this can be attached onto the dress and the cute little swinging doll can hang free – She dangles pretty cutely off her really slender neck, just you see once you make it.

Flower motifs :
is where I went back for one of the cute plump tic-tac clips.  

free crochet flower motif pattern

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.


free crochet flower motif pattern


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.

Headband :

free crochet headband pattern

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

free crochet heart motif pattern

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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I have a few headbands / tic-tac clips etc already made, and just in case you want a dekho at those free patterns … here you go.

I have loads of other headwear made as well.  If interested, do check my pin at