December 28, 2010

I love this little lady!!

Everything I crochet, I always make it and give it away... even when I love it! So for the very first time I made something... loved it, and actually kept it for myself. I get so many compliments on it... I think I may make a few and try to sell them...ok... Now on to the pictures!!!...



It's a simple clutch with a big rose... I love it!!! I just modified my wristlet pattern ( click here to revisit) and came up with this design
I love it!!!

I also made this scarf and decided to keep for myself




Living in Florida we don't need too much of a heavy or bulky scarf (although it was in the 20s last night!!!), so I thought this was a nice alternative

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
bow

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


headband

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





**Note**
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!!

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September 12, 2010

Thanks to all of my new followers!!!

I notice lately that everyday when I log in, I have new followers!! Its so exciting, I'm so glad that everyone is enjoying my creations and patterns!! When I first started this blog, I didn't think that anyone would care enough to follow, but I love all you guys and you're my motivation to keep on creating...Even though I'm a blimp now!!!


This picture was taken at 7 months, but I'll be 8 months this coming Wednesday!! For those who don't know, I'm having another boy and I'm naming him Micah. Only about 7 more weeks to go (hopefully!!!)

Thanks again!!!
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September 3, 2010

We Love Haiti!!! *bookbag pattern*




This is a similar pattern to my son's bookbag pattern that I did earlier this year (Click Here to revisit). My son's a lot bigger now and that bag so doesn't fit anymore lol, so I decided to modify it a little. My son is half Haitian (from his dad's side) and I've been wanting to make something that he could wear to represent his Haitian culture, especially after the earthquake earlier this year. Luckily none of his relatives who are still in Haiti were harmed during that tragic event. The pattern is just for the bag itself, not how to make the bag like the flag. I've included pictures on how I added the white part in to make it a replica of the flag Its not hard to figure out, but I thought it might be a little confusing to try and write it into the pattern. You can use any combination of colors, I just chose to use the colors represented in the Haitian flag...Hope u enjoy!



Haiti still needs plenty of help from the devastating earthquakes. If you're able, join me in donating to help out if you haven't already. Click HERE for donation info.

I used a 5.5 hook for the entire pattern
Created by Brittany for CreativeMe

Pattern
Magic Circle 8 ( if you're unfamiliar with the magic circle method click HERE for a great tutorial)

rnd 1: ch 2, 2 dc in each sp around. Sl St in the ch 2 space.   

rnd 2: ch 2, *1 dc in the nxt sp, 2 dc in the nxt sp* all the way around. sl st in the ch 2 sp (25)

rnd 3: ch 2 * 1 dc in the nxt 3 sp, 2 dc in the nxt sp* 6 times. 1 sc in the last 2 sp. sl st in the ch 2 sp (32)

rnd 4: ch 2, *1 dc in the nxt 4 sp, 2 dc in nxt sp* 6 times. 1 sc in the last 3 sp. sl st in the ch 2 sp. (39)

rnd 5: ch 2, * 1 dc in nxt 5 sp, 2 dc in nxt sp* 6 times. sl st in ch 2 sp (46)

rnd 6: ch 2, *1 dc in the nxt 7 sp, 2 dc in nxt sp* sl st in the ch 2 sp (52)

rnd 7: ch 2, *1 dc in nxt 8 sp, 2 dc in nxt sp* sl st in ch 2 sp (58)

rnd 8: ch 2, *1 dc in nxt 9 sp, 2 dc in nxt sp* sl st in ch 2 sp (64)

rnd 9: ch 2, *1 dc in nxt 10 sp, 2 dc in nxt sp* sl st in ch 2 sp (69)

rnd 10-30: ch 2, 1 sc in ea sc around. sl st in ch 2 sp

rnd 31: *1dc in nxt 3 sp. ch 2, sk 1* all the way around. sl st in ch 2 sp

rnd 32-33: 1 dc in each sp around. sl st in ch 2 sp.

*** For the drawstrings, I braided 6 pieces of yarn together and threaded it through the holes at the top of the bag. I made 2***

***For the straps, for a bigger or smaller child, adjust accordingly. I chained 140 and dc 1 row of red, sc 1 row of white and dc 1 row of blue. I only made 1 strap and sewed it onto the bag.***

*You may sell what you make, but you may not sell my pattern*

This was the start of the white piece in the middle of the bag. I dc 6 rows of white.



This is the view from the inside of the bag. After I had the white piece done and I kept going with the red and blue, once I got to the white part I just stretched the yarn all the way across and kept going with my dc on the opposite side. Hope the pictures helped.



       
 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!!

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August 28, 2010

Double Headband w/ Flower *pattern*


I'm trying a different type of headband this time around...Its really simple and will take about 10 mins tops...Hope u all enjoy!
For my latest headband click here





I used a I/9 hook for the actual headband and a G hook for the flower
Created by Brittany for CreativeMe
Headband

Ch 85
start to sc in 2nd ch from hook (sc 16)
once at the 16th sc, start to ch 53 (not sc)
connect back to the original chain and continue to sc to the end. (It should be 16 single crochets on both sides)
                   **I know that may be a little confusing, but the ends should look like this...**




Flower

ch 6. Join with sl st to first ch to make a ring
ch 1, 2 sc in the ring. *ch 4, 3 sc in the ring* 5 times. ch 4, 1 sc in the ring. join with sl st to first sc
sl st in next sc and next ch 4 loop. *1 sc, 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc, 1sc* in ch 4 loop. Miss the next sc. Sl st i nthe next sc. repeat from * 4 times more and fasten off









*You may sell what you make, but you may not sell my pattern*

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!!

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May 31, 2010

Hair Accessories




Some of these are already on my blog, but here are a bunch of hair accessories I've done...
















           

Bow Ties (*pattern*)



I have a friend who has a really unique sense of style... He wanted me to make him a bowtie, here's what I came up with...

The pattern is really simple, pretty much the same thing as my bows, bows, bows  pattern, just with some minor adjustments...
I chained 45,
hdc in 3rd ch from the hook,
ch 2, hdc across for 7 more rounds.

 I used an 'I' hook for this project.

For the bow center,
ch about 15,
sc across for 3 rounds.





For the strap,
measure the person's neck and chain however many inches you need. Once your chain is complete, hdc across for 2 rnds. I sewed a small button on the back of the bow so the strap can fasten to it.

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!

For my latest pattern (a cute knotted heandband) click here
For my latest super easy scarf pattern click here
Both great for last minute gift ideas!

Hope U Enjoy & Happy Crocheting!!

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New summer bag

I think this is my favorite thus far... Sorry, no pattern, it was one of those things where I had an idea and just picked up my yarn and went for it. I'm gonna try to start another and write a pattern as I go :-)






                                                                      
Its not a hard bag if you would like to attempt it. The base of the bag is started off by chaining the desired length of the bag, then sc around the chain until you have the base as wide as you would like the bottom of your bag to be. After the desired width is achieve, I just dc all the way up, changing colors every so often, until I have the desired height... 


Hope U Enjoy & Happy Crocheting!!

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February 24, 2010

Crochet Wristlet *pattern*





Pattern 
By Brittany for Creative Me
Materials
Hook I
fabric of your choice (optional)
zipper (optional)
needle and thread (optional-for lining of wristlet)
Abbreviations
ch- chain
hdc- half double crochet
fsc- foundation single crochet
sp- space

Ch 28
hdc in 3rd ch from hook
**at the end of row, ch 1 and continue to go around the bottom of the ch with hdc. Once back around to the 1st hdc, ch 2 and continue to hdc around**
***At the end of each row, ch 2 and continue to hdc around. Do this up until round 4***
rnd 4-13: 1 hdc in each st around
****after rnd 13, fsc 28 (for the strap- you may fsc more to fit a bigger wrist)
ch 2, hdc across
when you reach the end of the strap, bring it down and position it at the top of the wristlet. Attach it by doing a series of sl sts to join the strap to the top of the wristlet.

**If you have any problems or questions, feel free to leave it in a comment and check back for my response**

~For personal use only, you may sell what you make, but not the pattern~

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!!

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