Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Some yarn stash buster ideas: crochet headband for a little girl

Stash buster ideas for left over yarns:

The narrow braid headband, pattern found in Jan Eaton's book "200 stitch patterns for baby blankets" published in 2006

This headband measures 4cm wide x 50cm length or circumference.
Made using 4mm hook, 8 ply Carnival lime sorbet, 100% acrylic yarn
Easy pattern for beginners to do.
crochet headband
crochet headband, narrow braid
crochet headband

crochet headband


crochet flower motif
crochet flower motif
Sorry i did not have a reference to a pattern for this flower as I reproduced it based on an item I saw for sale on Etsy.  There are lots of other sites with patterns for flowers, please see my pinterest site for ideas:  https://www.pinterest.com/created4unme/flower-motifs/


iPhone 6 sleeve, pouch
iPhone 6 sleeve, pouch
Hook size: 4mm
Yarn: 100% acrylic yarn, 8 ply for pink, white and red burngundy

Measures:  9cm (3.5") width x 17cm height (6.75")

This is a simple pattern I made myself, using mainly chains and treble stitch patterns.  
Foundation:  using pink yarn, chain 14 plus 3 chains for turning
Round 1: Tr st on 4th ch from hook. Then 1 tr st each ch, continue on the other side of the foundation chain once you finished the 14 chains on one side.  To finish, ss to 3rd chain, top of turning chain.
Round 2-5: ch 3, tr st in each tr st from previous round.
Round 6: change yarn colour to white
Round 7 - 9: ch 3, tr st in each tr st from previous round. ss to 3rd ch of turning chain.
Round 10: change to burgundy red yarn.  ch 3, tr st in each tr st from previous round.
Round 11 - 13: ch 3, tr st in each tr st from previous round.
Rond 14: ss to each tr st from previous round till you reach 7th tr st. Then make 18 chains, ss to next tr st, position 8th tr st from start of this round.  This makes to button loop.  Then ss all around to finish, fasten off.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Crochet Iphone 4S cozy or bag

Hello people!  Looking for my next crochet project, and this time, I decide to make a small Iphone 4S cozy or bag to put my mobile phone.

Flat measurements of the cozy:
3.75" width x 6" height
Flap measures 2" height x 3" width across cozy

Materials used:

8 ply 100% acrylic yarn from Carnival
Colours of yarn:  A for Lime green, B for White, C for Bottle green
11cm diameter black button
hook size 4.50mm
crochet iphone 4S cozy
crochet iphone 4S cozy

crochet iphone 4S cozy
back view of cozy

A very simple pattern:

Foundation chain:  crochet 14 chain plus 3 chains
Row 1:  Using colour A (lime sorbet) acrylic yarn, Dc into the fourth chain from the hook, then 1 dc in each chain.  Once you reach 14th chain and made the dc, continue on the other side of the chain, and do 1 dc in each ch that already has a dc. To finish, slip stitch to top chain (3rd ch) of the turning chain.
Row 2 - 5: repeat row 1 using colour A
Row 6-7, change to white yarn, colour B.  Repeat row 1 instructions.
Row 8:  change to colour C, then repeat row 1 instructions here to row 11.

To make a handle or loop for the cozy, I chained a length I felt comfortable with, I think around 60-80 single chains, then slip stitch back to the space between the chain three starting chain of row 8, and the first dc stitch.

To make the flap over the cozy, I slip stitch three times along the row 8, the previous dc stitches, before making a chain 3 turning chain.

Flap:
Row 1 - 2:  ch 3 starting chain, dc in each of previous dc stitch x 12 times.
Row 2: turn, ch 3, dc in each of previous dc stitch 12 times.
Row 3:  make a button hole here, so ch 2, hdc in each of previous dc stitch x 4 times, the chain 4 for the button hole loop, then dc stitch in each dc stitch from previous row, do this to the end, which will give you 3 more stitches, then dc on top of previous turning chain.

Row 4: ch 2, hdc in each stitch from previous row, and 4 hdc along the chain 4 space which is the button loop itself.  Continue to hdc to finish this row.

This little cozy is now used as a wrist bag for my kid in dress up play.   I did not get to put my mobile phone in it, as someone is using it as a play toy for dress up.  Looks like I need to make another one.

Crochet star headband for little girl's head

After trying the first star appliqué, I made this second star into a headband.  For the star pointed corners, I crochet 3 chains, instead of 2 chains, as indicated in pattern.  Once star is made, I crochet the band using double crochet stitches, around 28 rows, each row with 6 double crochet stitches, including the turning chain.  To finish, I just join to the star motif using single crochet stitch.

A very short yarn stash buster project.   Headband suits a 4 year old girl, with head circumference of around 19" - 20 1/2" (48cm to 52cm).

This is the pattern where I got my star appliqué from:
http://www.lovecityblog.com/2013/07/crochet-love-star-applique.html#.VakNuGDHJwS

Materials used:

Pink 8 ply acrylic yarn
machine washable yarn
hook size 4.50mm

Measurement of headband:  19" (48cm) circumference x 3.25" (8cm)  height for the star motif.

This will be adorning my little girl's head soon.  Thanks for checking out what I am up to today.
crochet star motif

crochet star motif headband





Saturday, 18 July 2015

Crochet a star applique - a great stash buster idea

A very short post on my yarn stash buster project.   Just finished doing some beanies, so still have bits of pink, blue and white yarn left. Found this on pinterest, thought I try it myself.

Some other crochet motifs I would like to try would be: animals, heart shapes, flowers, butterflies, birds, Christmas motifs for tree decoration etc.  Maybe incorporate these motifs into scrapbooking project, gift tags or greeting cards.  Just keep a stash handy for some craft ideas in future.

This is the pattern where I got my star appliqué from:
http://www.lovecityblog.com/2013/07/crochet-love-star-applique.html#.VakNuGDHJwS

Materials used:

Pink 8 ply acrylic yarn
machine washable yarn
hook size 4.50mm

crochet star applique
crochet star appique or decor for Christmas tree?

Other ideas of using this star motif:  join stars into a mini blanket?  make it as part of a headband?  a great way to use up bits of left over yarn


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

crochet baby beanie with cable and ribbing style, blue for boy, pink for girl

crochet beanie with teddy applique
crochet beanie with teddy applique
Materials:
Carnival 100% acrylic yarn, 8 ply
Machine washable yarn
hook size 4.50mm throughout
Yarn colours:  mid-blue, white

Pattern for hat:

foundation  ch 4, ss to 1st ch to end
round 1:  ch 3, 12 dc, ss to ch3 of turning chain
round 2:  ch 3, 2dc in ea st from previous round
round 3:  ch 3, *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc next st, 1 fpdc next st**, repeat from * to ** throughout, to finish, 2 dc in last st, then ss to ch 3 of turning ch.
Continue to increase till round 5, then no more increases from round 6 onwards.
Last two rounds were made from front post half double crochets and back post half double crochet stitches.

Winter beanie (WHITE and MID-BLUE) is in BABY size 3-6 MONTHS OLD:
14" (35.5cm) circumference unstretched
7" width for bottom of beanie
6.5" (16.5cm) height of beanie
BEANIE weighs around 50g.
Sized to suit a baby's head with 14" to 17" (35.5cm to 46cm) circumference.
THIS BEANIE FEATURES A TEDDY BEAR APPLIQUÉ.
READY TO SHIP NOW.  For sale on Etsy.

https://createdforyouandme.etsy.com


For tutorial and teddy bear pattern see:
http://whydidntanyonetellme.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/week-of-things-to-make-me-smile.html
crochet beanie
crochet baby beanie

crochet beanie






Starting on another beanie, slightly bigger size, for 6-9 months old baby
measures 6.75" height x 8" width (circumference 16")
For this hat, I modified the pattern to give me equally spaced out cable designs.
Last three rounds of ribbing were made from front post double crochet and back post double crochet stitches.

Winter beanie (WHITE and PINK) is in BABY size 6-9 MONTHS OLD:
16" (41cm) circumference unstretched
8" width for bottom of beanie
6.75" (17cm) height of beanie
BEANIE weighs around 50g.
Sized to suit a baby's head with 16" to 18" (35.5cm to 43cm) circumference.
READY TO SHIP NOW.

https://createdforyouandme.etsy.com

crochet baby beanie
crochet baby beanie

crochet baby beanie
crochet baby beanie

crochet baby beanie

crochet baby beanie