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Crochet Headband

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I had a small amount of purple yarn left so decided to make something small and quick…. and this is what I came up with! A crochet headband/ear warmer. 🙂 However, it’s not really appropriate at the moment what with the lovely weather we are having! Oh well……

As you can see from one of the above photo’s, I have added two buttonholes to one end of the headband and then attached a button to the other – so that the headband can be pulled tighter if wanted. I crocheted the flower very similar to that of the blooming flower I did for my gadget cozy previously, except the centre of the flower is slightly different. When I attached the flower and put the headband on, I realised I had sewn the flower a bit too close to the centre of it – so I think I will remove the flower and attach closer to the side of the band.

This headband took approximately 3 hours to crochet including the flower (whilst watching TV so was probably less really), and about 10 minutes to sew flower/button and weave in the ends.

I’ve managed to use up one of my purple yarns, however I do have another – well, purple is my favourite colour after all 🙂

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend and hopefully the weather stays nice for us in England. Off to a wedding fayre on Sunday – slightly excited already!!! Hehe

Miss C xx

p.s First post with a glimpse of me in it! Bleurgh 🙂

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A Scrap Yarn Project

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After realising I have some yarn scraps to use up, and the recent purchase of a Sat Nav, I thought – why spend lots of money buying a case to hold my gadget and to keep away the scratches, when I can make one! Yay! Project!

I had made a small version of the blooming flower featured on Attic 24’s cushion project yesterday morning and so I knew I definitely wanted to incorporate this on my little gadget cozy!

So I began by measuring the width and height of my gadget and then chaining to roughly the same size as the width (think I actually added an extra chain just so that it was not too snug) and then joined to form a ring. Using double crochet only, I crocheted the corresponding height measurement but adding a couple extra rounds to fit nicely. To form the bottom of the cozy, I worked double crochet out of the front loops only for the first round (to form a defined edge) and then continued normal double crochet for two more rounds with some decreasing in the corner stitches – finally slip stitching the two parts of the bottom together to form a nice flat seam.

I then joined my yarn back to the top as I realised I wanted a tab top so that the gadget would be nice and secure. Again, double crocheting only along one edge of my cozy for two rows and then decreasing two stitches at either end to form a graduated tab. To make the buttonhole, all I did was chain 3 and miss out 3 stitches and then continuing the double crochet row. Here is the front side:

Obviously had to add a lovely purple button to it – I just love rooting around in my buttons jar, I always forget that I do have some lovely buttons that I brought in a little vintage shop in Dinan, France. Ooohh, reminiscing about the beautiful lace trims, ribbons, and buttons this lovely shop had – will definitely have to venture back to the lovely medievel town, Dinan – especially seeing as that was where PR proposed last year 🙂

Anyway back to the project……. where is the blooming flower you might ask?

Here it is! On the back of the cozy 🙂

I’m pleased with this useful and cheap little cozy – I love it when you make something so very useful yet it cost you pretty much nothing (used up small amount of yarn and only a small amount of my time – not that time bothers me as I enjoyed making up my own little pattern for it!)

Hope you like it, and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Happy Mother’s Day to you mummy’s out there in the blog world – hope you get spoilt.:) I shall be spoiling my Mum tomorrow but then equally I shall be getting spoilt myself as it is my birthday on the 19th and I will only get to see my parents tomorrow. I’m heading nearer and nearer to 30 years old! Eeek 🙂

Miss C xx

 

My Little Kokeshi Doll

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Here is the Kokeshi Amigurumi Doll I have been crocheting the last few days. Isn’t she adorable?! I just love Japanese/Oriental stuff – one day I shall travel to that part of the world! 🙂

The pattern is very simple to follow – the doll part is just double crochet with increasing/decreasing and the flower is a sequence of dc, htr, tr, dtr and picot stitch (UK terms). The doll’s hair should be jet black but unfortunately I have ran out of my black yarn and so had to do it in charcoal but I don’t think it has really mattered.

I would like to try and get some fine crochet cotton so I can make these dolls smaller and in different colours – maybe make them into keyrings or just little kokeshi charms :).

This is a side view so you can see the little flower in her hair, although I do think it has turned out a little bigger than it needs to be really. This flower uses the adjustable ring method, then crochet 5 dc’s into the ring. In each stitch around you have to do the following stitches: dc, htr, tr, dtr, picot, dtr, tr, htr, dc. It gets quite tight and difficult to do the further you get round (you end up having to push the petal you have just done down in order to get to the next stitch to work). In total, you should end up with 5 petals. In the middle of the flower I have just done three french knots in the fuchsia colour.

I think the most difficult part of this amigurumi doll is stitching the kimono sleeves to the body – I always seem to have trouble making them look identical to each other when stitched on. Think they have turned out OK though.

If fellow bloggers would be interested – I can post the pattern when I get the chance.

On another note – one of our cats has been poorly. Lillie has swollen lymph glands and has been feeling quite sorry for herself, bless her! Lots of treats and tuna for her to keep her strength up. Just look at her here:

Definitely feeling sorry for herself here!

Anyway, I will be back soon

Miss C xx

Ta Da!

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Here is the finished project that I posted about earlier. So did you guess right?

Very cute little flowery slippers 🙂

Had to completely re-do the one slipper as I forgot to crochet into the back post only which helps make the sides of the slipper more defined. (only realised when I had nearly finished the thing!)

All around the top edge are chain spaces which I may thread some ribbon through and tie at the back of the slipper – think it might look cute. Better dig out my ribbon stash 🙂 Could also put a button in the middle of each flower – what do you think?

Miss C xx