Thursday, May 21, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern...Boutique Daisy!


The Boutique Daisy is a pretty little one round flower with a special button in the center.  Two pieces of ribbon make leaves, giving it a beautiful finished look too.  Use it as an applique, put it on a headband, or wear it as a lovely springtime pin!  Be sure to scroll down for a full video tutorial too.

Boutique Daisy
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Here's what you'll need:

  • Cotton dishcloth yarn (this is the yarn I used however, you can used any yarn you like)
  • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Two 4 inch pieces of ribbon per flower (makes two ribbon leaves)
  • 1 button for flower center
  • Hot glue or fabric glue

Tutorial Links:
Sizing:
  • Flower is 2 inches across (ribbon leaves will add a little extra width to the finished piece)

Instructions:


Foundation: Chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Work (dc, tr, dc, sl st) into center of ring six times, then join with a slip stitch to close flower and fasten off.

Finishing & Assembly:

Weave in all ends with a tapestry needle.  Glue or sew button to center of flower.  Fold ends of each piece of ribbon inward and glue or sew ends together.  Glue or sew to back of flower.  Let glue dry/cool completely before using.

Click below for a full video tutorial on how to crochet the Boutique Daisy stitch by stitch:


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Strawberries! 12 Fabulous and Free Crochet Patterns...


Summer is on its way, and when I think of summer, I always think of strawberries!  Here is a collection of 12 cheerful strawberry patterns, hats, blankets, appliques, coasters, dishcloths...even a beautiful set for a summer baby!

Note: Click on the link below each photo to go to the written pattern.  All photos and pattern links used with permission.


























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Monday, May 18, 2015

New Videos This Week!


Welcome back to this week's videos! Each week I will be sharing the week's video tutorials. In case you missed them, here's another opportunity to learn something new or help you with a project. Thanks for watching and if you have an idea or suggestion for a new video you haven't seen yet on Fiber Flux, be sure to comment below! There is also a link to each project for the written tutorial, if you'd like to have the written version too.

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First up is the Summer Strawberry Applique, a perfect warm weather project!
(Click here for full written pattern, you can view the video here too)



Next are the Little Daisy Earrings, pretty and super fast to make!
(Click here for full written pattern, you can view the video here too)





Last in line is the Foundation Half Double Crochet Stitch, or "fhdc" This handy stitch is great because you can make both a chain and hdc stitch as you go!
Click here for full photo tutorial, you can view the video here too)


That's all for this week lovelies! Again, be sure to leave any suggestions you may have for new videos...and of course, happy stitching!

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Friday, May 15, 2015

How To Crochet the Foundation Half Double Crochet Stitch (fhdc)


The Foundation Half Double Crochet Stitch (or fhdc for short) is a very handy skill to have in your crochet tool box. It eliminates the need for a starting chain...you work both chains and half double crochet stitches as you go!

Be sure to scroll down to see the full video tutorial too!

Step 1: Start with a slip knot on your hook.
Step 2: Chain 3
Step 3: Wrap yarn around hook, then insert hook into the furthest chain from the hook (first chain you made).


Step 4: Wrap yarn around hook and bring up a loop (3 loops on the hook)
Step 5: Wrap yarn around hook and bring through first loop on the hook (3 loops on the hook)
Step 6: Wrap yarn around hook and bring through all three loops on the hook (1 loop left on the hook) 


*This completes the first fhdc.  Step 7 begins the second fhdc on your row.

Step 7: Wrap yarn around hook
Step 8: At the bottom last stitch worked, turn work slightly to the side and locate the "v" at the bottom.  Insert hook into the "v" 
Step 9: Wrap yarn around hook and bring up a loop (3 loops on the hook)


Step 10: Wrap yarn around hook and bring it through the first loop on the hook (3 loops on the hook)
Step 11: Wrap yarn around hook and bring through all three loops on the hook (1 loop left on the hook) 
Step 12: Repeat steps 7-11 for each fhdc you need on your row.


Click below to watch the full video tutorial on how to work the foundation half double crochet stitch (fhdc):


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Magnificent May Flowers! 50 Free Crochet Patterns


I absolutely love crocheted flowers, they are so beautiful and are great for using small pieces of yarn too!  Here are 50 free crochet flower pattern to celebrate spring...enjoy!

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