Friday, July 24, 2015

Beautiful Headbands! 16 Free Crochet Patterns


Headbands are a fun and portable project.  Plus, they are great way to use up yarn leftovers or practice a new stitch.  Here are 16 gorgeous headband patterns to dress up a regular day...enjoy!

Click on the link below each photo to go to the free pattern.
































Picaboo Picot Headband from Pink Snail Boutique featured on Cre8tion Crochet


Happy crocheting lovelies!

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bamboo Lace Headband and Necklace, Free Crochet Pattern



When I first designed the Summer Reading Bookmark,  several of you asked for a similar headband version...thanks so much for your requests!  This lacy number can be worn two ways, either as an elegant headband or as a sophisticated necklace.  Worked up in naturally beautiful bamboo, it is finished off with satiny ivory ribbon.  

Bamboo Lace Headband & Necklace
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • Crochet Thread, size 10 (I used Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Crochet Thread)
  • B (2.25) mm crochet hook
  • Satin ribbon (I used ivory satin ribbon, 5/8 inch wide)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or tape measure (optional)
  • Hot glue or fabric glue (as an alternative you can sew ribbon with a needle and matching thread)
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Sizing:
  • 2 inches wide
  • Lace section is 10 inches long
  • Ribbon ties are cut to size for best fit.

Tutorial Links:



Instructions:

Ch 14

Row 1: In the 5th chain from the hook, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same chain. Skip two chains and work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same chain, skip the next two chains and work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same chain, then one dc in the last chain.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each of the chain 2 spaces from the previous row (center of each V). Work a dc in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 10 inches as shown (or desired length).


Finishing & Assembly:

Weave in all ends.  Cut two pieces of ribbon each measuring between 18 and 24 inches long (you'll trim later for a perfect fit, but it is a good idea to make them a little bit longer).  Cut two more pieces of ribbon each long enough to wrap around each end of the lace.

Using glue (hot glue or fabric glue), glue a long strand of each ribbon to either end of the lace strip.  Be sure you are just gluing it to the very edge.  Wrap the ribbon around the ends and glue to finish off the ends.  Use glue sparingly to prevent any wrinkling of the ribbon...a little goes a long way!  Allow glue to completely dry then trim ribbon ties as needed for best fit.  If you prefer, you can also sew the ribbon on with a needle and matching thread.


Happy crocheting lovelies!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fun Finger Crochet Scarf for Kids, free crochet pattern + video


The Fun Finger Crochet Scarf is the perfect project to keep little hands busy.  Made with colorful sparkly yarn, it is fun and easy to work up, using just one super basic stitch.  For those learning how to finger crochet, be sure to scroll down for a full video tutorial too!

Fun Finger Crochet Scarf
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 ball super bulky yarn (yarn shown is Red Heart Boutique Twilight in the "Pixie" colorway)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape (optional)
  • Your fingers!

Sizing:
  • 4 inches wide
  • 72 inches long


Note:  Sizing can vary slightly based on the size of crocheter's fingers.


Instructions:

Note: Use your index finger in place of a crochet hook.  If you are unfamiliar with finger crocheting, be sure to check out the video below.

Ch 6
Row 1: In the second ch from your finger, work a sc.  Work a sc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn.  Work a sc in the first st and in each st across.  

Repeat row 2 until scarf is desired length (or until you run out of yarn like I did!)


Finishing:

Fasten off and weave in yarn tails with your fingers.



Click below to a video tutorial on how to crochet the scarf stitch by stitch:


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Monday, July 20, 2015

How To Make A Quick T-Shirt Yarn Braided Headband


After making the crochet T-Shirt Yarn Coasters and the Flower Headband, I had a little bit of t-shirt yarn left....just enough to make this cute headband!  This lightning fast headband is perfect for wearing by the pool, working out, or to keep your hair off your face at the beach too.  Made in just a few minutes, they are great to have on hand and a great project to do with the kids!

What you'll need:



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How to make the headband:

  • Line up the ends with a couple of inch allowance and tape down.
  • Braid the headband until it is a little less than the circumference of the head (this will give it a nice snug fit and keep it in place)
  • After braiding tie both ends into a knot and pull tightly.
  • Trim ends and your headband is ready to wear!

Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make the headband too:


Learn how to make t-shirt yarn with this video:



Happy crocheting lovelies!

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