December 14, 2012

Last Minute Gift Idea: Knotted Headband *pattern*

My 2nd gift idea is a simple but really cute knotted headband.  These can be made in about 15 mins or so, so you can give them as gifts in groups of 2 or 3 to a few special girls in your life!  Its also a great way to get rid of some scrap yarn you may have laying around in your stash. Hope you enjoy :-)

Knotted Headband 
Created by Brittany for CreativeMe!

5.5mm hook
measuring tape

Make a chain about 120 inches longs (if the recipient is a child, chain around 80-95 inches.) tie off

I used a book to wrap the chain around

Wrap a separate piece of yarn around to make the 'knot'

Tie a knot and weave in the ends. Cut off an loose pieces and voila! You're done :-)

August 14, 2011

Bows! *Pattern*

Any long time followers of my blog know that I absolutely LOVE bows! They go with and can be put on everything (well, at least I think they can!). I put them on bags, clips for my hair, bow tiesheadbands...just about anything that you can come up with.
 Here's my newest bow creation, some of the can be seen in my previous post.

This pattern is going to be for the large grey bow...

I/9 5.5 hook (smaller hook can be used for a smaller bow)
ch 23
hdc in 3rd ch from hook
at the end of the row, ch 3 and turn
hdc for 10 rows
You will be left with a piece that looks like this: 
center of bow:
ch 8
hdc in 3rd ch from hook
The center of the bow should look like this:

Pinch the center of the bow and tie the center piece around it

Use the 2 loose pieces of yarn to secure the center of the bow. Use your hook to pull the 2 loose pieces through

Tie in a knot and weave in all the extra pieces and you're done!

This particular bow I'd attach to a head band, but be creative and use it however you'd like! Decrease the amount of chains in the beginning to make the smaller if you'd like. Here are some ways that I've used my bows in the past...

May 25, 2011

Crossbody bags *pattern*

The pattern that I'll be sharing is for these bags...

I've tested the pattern, but if you find any problems or have any problems, feel free to let me know!

ch 45
row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook across
row 2-30: ch 2, turn, hdc crochet across. at the end of row 30, tie off

You should be left with 1 big piece like this...

Join yarn on one of the shorter sides, and continue below

1: sc approx 30 across the short side    
2: ch 1, turn and sc decrease across
3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc decrease across
*repeat for short side on opposite side*

fold bag in half, make sure the short sides are lined up evenly, sl st through both pieces to close up sides

after joining yarn, continue with a series of slip stitches to close up sides. When done, repeat on opposite side as well

flip bag inside out so that the sl sts are inside of the bag.  You should be left  with this...

ch 100 (more or less for a shorter or taller person)
row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook
row 2: chain 3, triple crochet across
row 3: ch 1, sc across and tie off

attach straps to inside of the bag

From this point on you can add fabric, a zipper, a snap...anything you'd like.

 I'd love to see your finished work, so please feel free to email me pictures so I can feature your work on my blog!

Simple Handbag *pattern*

This is a very simple design I came up with. The entire pattern is done with 2 strands of yarn held throughout. I've tested this pattern twice, but if u find any mistakes, feel free to let me know! Also, I'd love to see your finished projects. I'd like to start a section on my blog with other people's interpretations of my patterns! Email me any picture of your final projects!

Enjoy the pattern!

Simple Handbag
2 strands held together throughout pattern

ch 35
row 1: sc in 3rd ch from hook
row 2: ch 2, dc scross bottom side of chain (at the end of this row, you should be back where you started in row 1)
row 3: ch 2, dc around
row 4-10: dc around
row 11: dc 10, ch 15, count 10 spaces from opposite side and join with dc. This creates the opening for the
row 12: 1 dc around and fo

 I got a pretty, simple rose pattern from here. I just didnt use the leaves that are also stated in the pattern. After I was done, I just sewed the rose onto the bag and that was it!
Hope u enjoy!!!

You can also make variations of this bag using this same pattern. Just add more rows (in the pattern its row 4-10) to create a taller bag. And in the pattern where you're creating the handles, just make more chains to get a longer handle. This is a different bag I came up with...

The possibilities are endless with this pattern! You can use a bow, a rose or just leave it plain. I like the rose better personally, but its totally up to you! Feel free to email me pictures of your finished projects! I'd love to start a section on my blog showcasing other's interpretation of my patterns!!

December 14, 2010

Big bow headband *pattern*

I've been crocheting A LOT since the holidays are right around the corner, and I came up with a really big bow pattern. These are a lot like my smaller ones, the only difference is that I made it so you can slide the bow across the headband anyway you like. Or you can even  have different bows with one actual headband, because the bow comes off easily if you want it to. Ok, enough of that.. .now for the pattern

Big Bow Pattern
created by Brittany for CreativeMe!
For more hair accessory pattern on my blog visit: large hair bowflower head bandbowsknotted headband

5.5 hook

row 1: ch 40
row 2: hdc in 3rd ch from hook across                                                                  
row 3-7: ch 2, hdc across
fold the strip together to form a cuff, and sew together


ch 85
row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook across

center of bow

ch 10
sc in 2nd ch from hook
wrap around bow, pull tight and tie

To make the bow interchangeable slip the headband under the loop of bow center (behind the bow)
Now you can slide the bow anywhere you want while its on, or create different colored bows to use on the same headband... 

For more hair accessory pattern on my blog visit: large hair bowflower head bandbowsknotted headband

November 24, 2010

Tear drop earrings *pattern*

I know its been FOREVER since I've posted anything  (crochet related lol)... But now that I've had my baby (who's 3 weeks old already, geez), I'm ready to get back into the swing of things! Being home these past few weeks, I've been trying to come up with some other interesting things to try besides purses and bags... Well my next best friend is jewelery, so I decided to try and start simple by crocheting some earrings... And I'm in love!! I've crocheted about 5 or 6 pairs already, which are all for sale in my etsy shop!

 These are all the one's I've done so far, and trust me there are going to be a lot more to come since they are super easy and quick to make. All u need is some scrap yarn and earring hooks which you can easily find at Michael's, or even Wal-Mart.

I'm gonna start off with the simplest of the bunch for my first earring patttern, and I'll work on writing some other patterns as I go for my next set.  We'll start off with these...

 Pink and Black Tear Drop Earring Pattern
Created by Brittany for CreativeMe!

Any type of yarn will do for this project and you only need about 8-10 inches of yarn for each earring, so its a great way to get rid of all the scrap yarn you may have lying around.

K hook

This pattern is done holding 2 strands of yarn at all times.

With 2 strands, chain 14 ( more or less if u want the earrings bigger or smaller.)
Sl st in the 1st chain and finish off. Get your earring post and slip it in at the top of the earring. Tighten it with some jewelery pliers... and you're done!!!

I'd love to see your finished work, so please feel free to email me pictures so I can feature your work on my blog!

Hope U Enjoy & Happy Crocheting!!