October 8, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon *pattern*

As you all know, October is breast cancer awareness month. I came up with a super easy pink ribbon so you can show your support of this very important month. I chose to attach my ribbons to hooks so they can be worn as earrings. You can use yours however you'd like!

hook used: 5.5mm

The ribbons are approx 2 inches tall

1: ch 20
2: hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and continue to the end of the ch and fo
3: cross 1 side of the ribbon over the other end to get your desired shape
4: use a piece of yarn and pull through the thickness the ribbon and tie a knot in the back to secure it

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!!