Friday, August 10, 2012

Granny Square, Granny Square, Granny Square!

About a week ago I decided I need to start coming up with more original patterns for my works and this granny square is the end result. Its fairly simple and basically just consists of shells and v-stitches.

The pink and blue one was the first square I made and the other is the second square I made.




 I was surprised how easy it was to come up with a square of my own once you get the hang of where to make your corners. I hope to make a blanket with my new square soon :) Wish me luck! I will definitely update again with my progress on the blanket.


-Mone't

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Crochet Hair Bow Pattern

Crochet Hair Bow Pattern

Size
Pattern makes a 5” bow

Materials
•Worsted weight yarn- any color (color A)
•Worsted weight yarn in contrasting color (color B)
•Crochet hook size h/8-5.00mm
•Yarn needle

Gauge
Finished bow size = 5 inches across

Stitch Abbreviations
ch: chain stitch
sc: Single crochet
sl st: Slip Stitch
st(s): sticth(es)

Instructions
Main Bow
With color A, Ch 28.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 13 ch; sl st in the next ch; sc in the next 13 ch; turn- 27 sts

Row 2: Ch 1; sc in the first sc and in the next 12 ch; sl st in next st, sc in the next 13 ch across; turn -27 sts

Rows 3 – 6: Repeat row 2.
Fasten Off. (Leave a few inches of yarn hanging to sew the ends together)

Fold your work in half then with a yarn needle; sew both ends of your work together.


Now pull your yarn through and tighten to make the bow, then wrap your yarn around the center a few times and tie off.

This should be your end result.

 You could finish your bow off here if you want, or you could continue on with this tutorial and create the center piece for the bow.

Bow Center
With Color B; Ch 9, turn.
Row 1: Sc in each st across (8 sc)
Repeat Row 1 one more time.
Fasten off. (Remember to leave enough excess yarn to sew the ends together)


Now position your center piece in the middle of your bow and sew it together. Weave in all ends.

To add a hair accessory to the back just hot glue a barrette clip to the back and you’re done.


My finished bow with a barrette:


Visit my Free Crochet Patterns page to download the PDF version of this pattern and to view my other patterns

© 2012 Copyright by Monet Gipson
All rights reserved, not to be reprinted
Patterns are for personal use only.
Not for commercial or retail purposes.
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Etsy Shop Sale 15% Off Evertyhing!

I'm currently having an end of summer sale at my etsy shop. All items are 15% OFF!!!


My shop will be updated weekly with new items so be sure to check the shop weekly to see more goodies!

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