Monday, May 5, 2014

Cute Simple and Easy Cochet Flower

I will start with a abbreviated pattern but for people who are not so used to that I have a written pattern below and also a video.

Magic circle, 5 SC, SS into 1st SC. 
CH 4, SC into first SC, x4 CH 3 SC into next SC . Change yarn.
We will be working within the 5 holes made by the last round. 

ST, CH1, HDC, x3 DC, HDC, CH1,ST ( This will make 1 petal)

Continue to do above in easy bap until you have 5 petals. Then ST into the original petal via the CH 1 stitch,

I promised in my last post I would put a post up showing how I made my flower to go with the baby/child hairband. Well you luck ladies and gents here you go. I have also dabbed into the YouTube world and made a tutorial video so it might help a little.

I am new when it comes to putting patterns down on paper and I worry I will make you all more confused.

To start do a magic circle and single stitch 5 into the magic circle, tighten the magic circle to the size you need . Slip stitch into your first single stitch in the magic circle.

Round 1 - chain 4 then single crochet into next single crochet from the magic circle. Chain 4 then single crochet into the next single stitch. Continue this all the way around to the first 4 chain stick, slip stick into the 2nd chain from start. When you are done cut your yarn and tie. You should see yo have 5 large holes going around, we will be working our petals into these holes.

Round 2 - Attach your new yarn into any of the 5 holes, it does not matter which hole you start with. You always work your stitches into the holes, this will make 5 petals. To start your first petal you want to chain stitch one, double half crochet, 3 double crochet, double half crochet, chain one, single stitch. This will make a petal within the first hole. Then single stick into the next hole, chain 1, double half crochet, 3 double crochet, double half crochet, chain 1, single crochet. Continue to do the same thing in every hole until you are back at the first petal. You should have 5 petals at this point. You want to slip stitch into the first petal, I would slip stitch into the chain 1 from the first petal.

knot your yarn then hide all your tails and you should be done.

Any question or comments, please post below.

Happy hooking all.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cute baby child flower hairband

So this week I decided to make a hair band for my little one. Below is the pattern, enjoy.

Single Crochet -SC
Double Crochet - DC
Slip Stitch - SS

First measure the circumference of the baby/child's head.

Row 1 - Chain until the size of the child's head, chain 2 and turn your work.

Row 2 - DC 2nd stitch from hook, continue to DC in each SC until end of row. Chain  2 and turn your work.

Row 3 - Double crochet in your last DC on previous row. DC in every DC until end of row, cut off wool and tie the end.

Purple edging - I use the picot stitch, please see here if you are unsure how to do a picot stitch

I now hide all my tails and make a simple little flower to add to the band. Click here to see the pattern for the flower.

I attached the buttons to the back which will be used to fit the band around the babies/child's head. The gaps in between the DC will be used as button holes. So you need to have buttons that are the right size for your DC. Also this is great as the band can be used for many sizes.

If I am missing anything or you have any comments at all, post below.

Thanks and happy hooking all.