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Lovely leaves.

Lovely leaves.
Being a camp counselor this summer at a non arts camps has resurfaced the truth about my skills when it comes to sports. I can't play them. Any of them. I'm the counselor that gets help from a ten year old when it comes to learning my forehand in tennis. I'll tell you what I am good at, though: friendship bracelets. "Danie, how did you make that?!" "Knots, children. That's right, I'll let them think I'm a master at something for as long as I can. So here's a new pattern for you. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. That's one leaf done! Related:  Crochet/Knitting/Sewing

One Skein, One Night, Seed Stitch Tall Cowl [ Easy, Free Knitting Pattern ] | Knit and Bake This is my free knitting pattern for a super simple, easy to knit seed stitch cowl. It uses one skein of yarn, and can be knitted up in one night, making it a perfect and affordable last-minute present! It’s knit in the round, so there’s no seaming at the end, and it’s really warm and cozy. Supplies: 1 skein, Bernat Roving yarn, in a light grey Size 13 circular needles (hat sized length) Darning needles, for weaving in ends Instructions: 1. 2. 3. DIY Woven Chain Bracelet Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

Two-Color Cowl We have a long history of knitted cowls here at the Purl Bee, but this is actually our very first crocheted cowl! It's an omission we are happy to finally correct because crochet lends itself so beautifully to pretty stitch patterns and easy tube shapes. Inspired by Joelle's amazing Granny Stripe Blanket, I love the gentle texture of this pattern, like shimmering fish scales or the delicate inside of a sunflower. The Two-Color Cowl is made especially lovely with Jade Sapphire's 2 Ply Cashmere, a one hundred percent pure Mongolian cashmere delight. The Materials 2 skeins of Jade Sapphire's 2 Ply Cashmere, 100% Mongolian Cashmere. The Pattern Gauge 5 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in stitch pattern 6 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in single crochet Finished Size 22 inches on circumference and 16 1/2 inches long Begin With Color A, loosely chain (ch) 121. Make sure that the chain is not twisted, and join for working in the round by making a slip stitch into the first chain. Changing to Color B...

DIY Sliding Knot Bracelet After visiting the Mediterranean twice this past year, I’ve come to embrace the ubiquity that is the evil eye symbol and have since integrated it into the jewelry repertoire. Today I’ll be showing you how to make a sliding knot bracelet with an evil eye charm, which is thought to protect against negative energy and evil powers. And whether you’re superstitious or not, this is a super simple method which can be applied to any connector or charm! You’ll need: Thread 4 inches of cord through one side of the charm. Fold an inch of the tip down over the parallel cords. Thread the tip through the opening of the left loop. Push the coil to the right and pull the tip until the knot is tight. Thread the other end of the cord through the opposite side of the charm and create the same zig zag. Coil the tip around all the cords three times and thread the tip through the loop. Push the coil to the right and pull the tip until the knot is tight. Melt the ends with a lighter.

how to crohet bear hat free pattern Hi guys! How are you doing so far this year? Any new project that you have made?I love to hearing from you all.This project bear hat is so easy to make. Special thanks to jennifer Jayne photographer visit here at Are you ready to make one? Let get the supply first. Materials: You will need MC (shown here in White colour): 100 grams/85 meters of super bulky yarn (brand MODA Vera Shiver 100% acrylic) Crochet hook size 6.0mm Sewing yarn needle Removable stitch markers or contrasting coloured yarn Sizes:Newborn-3 months (fits up to 14 inch)3-6 months (fits 14- 17 inch)6 months-1 year (fits 16- 19 inch) Bigger size can be easy to make by add more round. Polar bear hat- free pattern Everyone love adorable baby hat! Crochet beginner start here on how to make magic adjustable ring. Note: 1. 2. Hat body (All size) You will work from top to bottom Round1. Round2. 2sc in each st around (10 sts) Round3. Round4. Round5. 0 – 3 months only: Rounds 6-12. 3 – 6 months /6 m– 1 years/ sizes: Round6. 3 – 6 months only:

DIY Anklet These days we’re all for reincorporating the anklet back into our accessory repertoire. Made with thin chain and tiny charms, delicate anklets are the perfect summer trinket for those beachy bare feet or barely there sandals. This week’s DIY requires only two pairs of pliers and a handful of accessible supplies – which can then be used to make bracelets and necklaces, too! Cut the chain to length by measuring it around the ankle. Thread the wishbone charm onto the chain. Honestly, that’s it! The same method can be applied to a bracelet or necklace – just search for charms online and you’re ready to make charm jewelry all summer long! (all images by HonestlyWTF) Tutorial for crochet roses One of the first things I crocheted was roses. I saw cute brooches and I decided that I should have at least one)I found some tutorials in Internet here and hereMy first rose I don't want to show you) It was so strange and not much to look at) The second was better and after that all my roses was beautiful. So If you have problem doing it try again and you will have perfect rose! Depending on the thickness of yarn rose can be smaller or bigger. When you buy yarn in the shop ask also which number of hook you should use for it.This rose you can use to create cute brooch. Wear it as you want - I put it on my hat or on the scarf or for decorate simple sweater: You can make bobby pins or elastic hair ties for your daughter: So let's begin! 1. 2. 3. 4. 6 DC in the chain space, Single crochet in the small space between two spaces. 6 DC in chain space. 5.

DIY Luv Aj Handpiece When the lovely Amanda Thomas of Luv Aj offered to show us how to DIY her signature handpiece, we were ecstatic! Not only are we huge fans of her jewelry, we’ve been dying to adorn ourselves with this ring and bracelet combination. Thank you for the awesome tutorial, Amanda! xx This season, the best seller in the entire collection was the Polished Pyrite Handpiece. You’ll need: Now that you have all you need, let’s get cracking. Now for the bracelet portion- everyone’s wrist is a little different so you can ball park the length. So now we need to attach all the smaller chains together: Open up one of the smaller jump rings and loop the shorter piece of chain and connect the jump ring on both ends. Don’t close the jump ring yet though, we need to add the two longer strands of the thin chain to the same jump ring. Grab the thick chain you cut for the bracelet portion and find the middle. Repeat the same step on the other side. Voila!

Blooming Flower Cushion Here is my tutorial showing how to construct this wonderful layered flower and then make it into a Blooming Flower cushion/pillow. First of all I would like to say that this pattern is not my own. I found it via Two Butterflies blog. Before we begin, a little summary of the basic stitches. sl st [slip stitch] :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch, then through the loop on your hook. dc [double crochet] :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook (note :: this is equivalent to the US sc stitch) htr [half treble]:: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook (note :: this is equivalent to the US hdc stitch) To begin :: ch 6 and join to form a ring. Round 1 :: Ch 1, then work 15 dc into the ring. Round 2 :: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), then work 1 tr into the same st (as above)

DIY Friendship Bracelet For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. You’ll need:embroidery threada safety pin or tapea pair of scissors Start by cutting several strands of embroidery thread at about 24 inches each. Start on the left side with the outermost color (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Now pick up the outermost color on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle. Remembering the color order is important for the first few rows but after the 3rd or 4th row, the strands will fall nicely in place.

365 Flower Bouquet Project – DAY 26 (Pink Cherry Blossom Free Flower Crochet Pattern) | Crochet & Knit Design Heaven Introduction 365 Flower Bouquet Project – PATTERN DIRECTORY, the landing page of my blog contains links to all the flower crochet patterns I've designed so far. If you are familiar with Ravelry and you’d like to have a go at my patterns, join us at 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet on Ravelry. Beautiful rows of delicate, pink petals… a cherry blossom photo from Louise Docker turn into a begginer level crochet pattern. Inspiration Cherry Blossom Crochet Pattern Yarn: tapestry cotton thread colour A= pink; sewing thread in colour B=white Crochet hook: 2.5mm Details of components: - Rows of round shaped pink petals - Lots of white filaments in the centre carrying yellow stamens. Cherry Flower Petals R1: using A and 2.5mm hook, make (2ch, (3ch, 1tr in 4th ch from hook, 2dtr, 1tr, 3ch, sl st), sl st)x10 = 10 petals. Stamens Wind B around a marker, about 25 times. Assembly Roll the petals around the stamens, thread a needle and secure the petals and centre together. Voilà! _Camelia About Camelia

How to create a crochet bag with ribbon How to create a crochet bag with ribbon Authoress: Chiara&Tizy Materials - 700 gr of cotton (or wool) ribbon (for sale here) - crochet hook nr. 12 - a couple of stiff handles - one brooch or other decorations Advices Don’t worry if the ribbon ball finishes: with good bobbles – that have to stay inside the bag during working – you can connect the ball at a new one! If at the first attempt the base of the bag isn’t good, try again: ribbon is easy to undo, but when the bag is finished, it will be indestructible! Somebody works too “strait” and other too “wide”: work as you like and as your fantasy suggests! Pay attention: working is different from a type of ribbon to another. The bag you can create with this tutorial Process The base 1. The bag 1. The handles 1. How to finish 1. You have only to take the crochet hook… Have a nice crochet bag work! Authoress: Chiara&Tizy, “La Catenella” from Bergamo (Italy) Up and down with a crochet hook…for passion! Link Facebook: La Catenella Delicious variations