Saturday, February 16, 2013

Repurposed Chandelier Crystals

Last year we started doing a little re-decorationg at work  
My boss took all the crystals off the chandeliers in the dining room
.......a 5 gallon bucket full
Guess who she gave them to??


Today I decided it was time
to take a break from crocheting 
and do a little soldering

I really need the practice

Here are some of those
crystals made in to necklace pieces

Some are flat backed 
and smooth on the front

And some are faceted on both sides

I think tomorrow 
I will pull out the jewelry stuff
and make some necklaces

 But probably not 
until I crochet a little bit!


Monday, February 11, 2013

The Big Bow Headband pattern

As promised here is the

Big Bow Headband


Please note the terms of use at the 
bottom of this page.

N Hook
1 skein Lyon brand
Wool Ease Chunky - Wheat

♥ Headband ♥

Chain 42
Row 1 - hdc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, ch 1 turn (41 hdc)

Row 2 thru 8 – hdc in back loop only ch1 turn
(41 hdc)

Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew ends together with. 
Matching rows whip stitch ends together. 
Weave in ends.

♥ Bow ♥

Chain 21
Row 1 - Sc in 2nd chain form hook and in each chain across, ch 1 turn (20 sc)

Row 2 thru 12 sc in back loop only ch 1 turn (20 sc)

Weave in ends

Place center of the bow over the seam on the headband and wrap the yarn tightly around the two pieces. This could take a few to several yards of yarn depending on how many times you want to wrap the yarn. I did a few wraps then adjusted the bow to be sure it was centered and scrunched to my liking. Then I continued to wrap till it looked like I wanted. Tie your yarn off in the back being sure that your knot is not in the center of the wrap. Tie it either near the top or bottom this way the knot is not poking you in the forehead. Weave in the ends.

Helpful Hints:
Always turn your work the same way at the end of each row. This way your ends are uniform. To adjust the size, just add more or less chains when making the starting chain.

For this headband I used 
an N hook and
2 strands of worsted weight yarn
held together

Chain as many as needed 
to fit around your head snugly 
but not too tight.

To do this 
I usually make the chain 
trying it around my head as I go
writing down how chains I made.
(so you know for the next try to add or subtract) 
Then I crochet two rows 
and fit it around my head
 to see if it fits the way I want.
If its good, I keep going.
If not I frog it and start over 
adding or subtracting 
chains as necessary.
(this is why you write down how many chains you started with)
The double strands of yarn 
work up like bulky yarn.

This is the first pattern I have written so let me know if you have any questions.

✽ Enjoy ✽


Please use this pattern for personal purposes, gifts, or charity only and don’t sell the finished product or the pattern. Please don’t copy the pattern either. You can feel free to link to my blog. Thanks!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Back at it.....again

After taking some time from crocheting last weekend to create a santos doll
(that I cant share right now)
Im back at it.....ya know my addiction

Fingerless gloves with 
some cute flowers

a matching big bow headband

 Scrap skinny scarf 
in my favorite colors

Adult size fingerless gloves

 and fun 3 year old size :)
fingerless gloves
for a special valentine

Im in the process 
of completing a pattern 
for this 
Big Bow Headband

I plan to post it in the next few day
Stay tuned....


Saturday, February 2, 2013

BIG bow headband

A request for a

w i d e   h e a d b a n d

 with a BIG bow

has sent me into a crocheting frenzy
this week

I couldn't find a pattern so I made one up
If your interested in the pattern leave a comment

You see
 if I have to send a package
I want to be sure that its full
of warm things for everyone

Ladies boot toppers 

Girls wristletts 

Girls BIG bow headband
and boot toppers
In purple of course

Girls pink headband 
and arm warmers

A couple headbands to share

Ladies BIG bow headband

This yarn is one of my favorites
Everything I make from it 
turns out great

And a ladies hat

This pattern is so quick and easy 
that I made this yesterday 
while at the hair salon 
waiting for my color to process!!

❨ Yes I crochet in public

Now to find a box...