Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sock Monkey anybody??

Seriously, I had so much fun making this and have even more fun wearing it. Who wouldn't want one.
  I rarely (ok maybe a few times a year) create something that I want to keep for myself, and then do keep for myself. I will make more of these, but this one is mine.
 My school kids love it and it is super comfy. If you want any tips on how to make one ask. If you want to own one... go to my etsy store.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to make a simple flower

      Making a simple flower to add to a hat, scarf, headband or Barret clip only takes a few minutes. If crocheting isn't your thing, but you want some flowers to accessorize with you can find them in my etsy shop.

First pick a yarn and the appropriate hook for that yarn. I used a J hook and a nice grey 4 ply yarn.
 Chain 1 normal chain stitch and 2 very tight chain stitches

Crochet 10 Double Stitches in the normal chain stitch
Put your hook in the first double stitch, (indicated above)

Do a slip stitch, just pull the yarn through the double stitch and the yarn on your hook

You get a lovely circle.

In the first Stitch crochet one half stitch, 5 double stitches and 1 half stitch, then in the next stitch crochet on single stitch. There should be eight stitches left to work with which leaves you with five petals total.

And there you have one simple flower. add a button, or a border or both.

                                 If this is confusing in any way, let me know so I can clarify.