Sunday, January 31, 2010

CROCHET PATTERN - Headband w/ Yarn Daisy



Use up some scraps to make a cute little headband!  They're cute for babies, kids & adults!

MATERIALS:  H hook, 2 colors of WW yarn, 1" button.

SIZE:  Make any size headband you want.  The flower is about 3" wide.

DIFFICULTY:  Insanely easy.

First, measure the head of the person you're giving this to.  If it's for a newborn, the head is about 14".  Subtract 1.5 - 2" & that's how long your headband should be.

*HEADBAND*

Ch 5. 
Row 1:  1 sc in 2nd ch from hook & remaining 3 sts.  (4 sc)  <-- This makes a 1" wide headband.  If you want it wider, begin with a longer starting chain.

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (4 sc)

Keep repeating Row 2 until your headband is the length you want it.  Remember that you'll want it to be a little snug, and the yarn will stretch, so don't make it too long.  When the headband is the desired length, fasten off yarn & use the tail to sew the 2 ends together.  You could also slip stitch them together if you want, but that will leave a bump.  Don't worry if you can't sew them straight... we're going to cover up the ugly seam with the flower! :)

*FLOWER*

Start with magic ring/sliding loop (or ch-4/join).
Ch 1, 8 sc in loop, join.

Ch 10 (or more), sl st in same st as join.
*Ch 10, sl st in next sc.  Ch 10, sl st in same sc.*  Repeat 8 times.  Ch 10, sl st in base of 1st ch, fasten off.  (You should have 16 "petals".)

Use the yarn ends to sew flower to headband.  Sew it right on top of the seam so it doesn't show. 

Finally, sew a coordinating button to the center of the flower.  You're done.  Piece of cake!  :)



 © 2010 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Save your Soap... and Your Money!


These little soap saver pouches are fabulous!  I use one & I truly love it! 


- They can hold a whole bar of soap, and will hold even the smallest slivers, so you won't waste any!  When your soap gets down to the last sliver, just put in a new bar & keep going.  (I do recommend that you wash it with your towels once in a while though.)

- The soap saver is made from cotton yarn, so you can use it like a bath puff... insert soap, wash your body, then hang it up to dry. It's even soft enough for elderly people and children!

- Using a soap saver & a bar of soap will save you money... liquid soap is expensive!



- The soap saver allows your soap to dry completely in between uses, so it doesn't get mushy & gross.

- If you drop the soap, the soap saver will make it WAY easier to pick up!



See... what's not to like?  Click here to customize your very own soap saver today!

Monday, January 18, 2010

CROCHET PATTERN - Scrappy Circles Hot Pad

Use up some of your cotton scraps to make this easy, thick hot pad! The ruffles keep your hot pans safely away from your counters.
It will also work very well as a dishcloth or face scrubber. My daughter thinks it looks like a nice dollhouse rug!

Happy Crocheting! :)


MATERIALS:  H (5.0) crochet hook, 4-5 colors of WW cotton yarn, yarn needle, scissors

GAUGE:  Not important. Hot pad will measure approximately 7" across when you are done.

STITCH GUIDE:  SC - single crochet, HDC - half double crochet, ST - stitch, SL ST - slip stitch, FL - front loops, BL - back loops



Start w/ magic ring or ch-4/join.

Round 1 - CH 1 (not a ST), 8 HDC in ring, join with SL ST to 1st HDC.  [8 HDC]

Round 2 - CH 1, 2 SC in each HDC around, join to 1st SC.  [16 SC]


Round 3 - CH 1, (SC in FL of next ST, CH 2) around, join to 1st SC.  [16 SC + 16 CH-2s]

Fasten off and change colors.

Round 4 - Join new color with a SC to any unused BL from Round 3, 2 SC in BL of next, (SC in BL of next, 2 SC in BL of next) around, join to 1st SC.  [24 SC]

Round 5 - CH 1, (SC in next 2, 2 SC in next) around, join to 1st SC.  [32 SC]

Round 6 - CH 1, (SC in FL of next ST, CH 2) around, join to 1st SC.  [32 SC + 32 CH-2s]
Fasten off and change colors.

Round 7 - Join new color with a SC to any unused BL from Round 6, SC in BL of next 2, 2 SC in BL of next, (SC in BL of next 3, 2 SC in BL of next) around, join to 1st SC.  [40 SC]

Round 8 - CH 1, (SC in next 4, 2 SC in next) around, join to 1st SC.  [48 SC]

Round 9 - CH 1, (SC in FL of next ST, CH 2) around, join to 1st SC.  [48 SC + 48 CH-2s]
Fasten off and change colors.

Round 10 - Join new color with a SC to any unused BL from Round 9, SC in BL of next 4, 2 SC in BL of next, (SC in BL of next 5, 2 SC in next) around, join to 1st SC.  [56 SC]

Round 11 - CH 1, (SC in next 6, 2 SC in next) around, join to 1st SC.  [64 SC]

Round 12 - CH 1, (SC in FL of next ST, CH 2) around, join to 1st SC.  [64 SC + 64 CH-2s]
Fasten off and change colors.

Round 13 - Join new color with a SC to any unused BL from Round 12, SC in BL of next 6, 2 SC in BL of next, (SC in BL of next 7, 2 SC in next) around, join to 1st SC.  [72 SC]

Round 14 - CH 1, (SC in next 8, 2 SC in next) around, join to 1st SC.  [80 SC]

Round 15 - CH 1, (SC in FL of next ST, CH 2) around, join to 1st SC.  Fasten off and weave in all ends.  [80 SC + 80 CH-2s]

This one was fastened off after Round 12.


 © 2010 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.