Crochet flowers, gifts, Mother's Day, Uncategorized

Crochet Greeting Cards

There are so many things you can do with crochet…  even make greeting cards!   These cards are used with vintage flower patterns and are super easy to make!

crochet greeting cards

You can watch the video tutorial here (or keep scrolling for instructions!):

To make the rose card, I used the rose pattern from this vintage book, Old and New Favorites, Book No. 205:

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The rose pattern comes from the Irish Rose doily (First Rosette, Rows 1-5):  vintage crochet pattern

(Side note – this is the same doily I used to make my Doily Dreamcatcher!)

Watch the rose crochet along here:

To make the flower card, I used the flower pattern from the vintage book

Flower Edgings, Star Book No. 65:

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It comes from the African Violet Edging No. 6505.  vintage crochet pattern

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Watch the flower crochet along here:

For both cards, I used my own heart pattern.

Watch the heart crochet along here:

For this project, you will need:

Size 10 crochet cotton in any colors you like

Size 7 crochet hook

8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock

Large sharp needle (mine is a carpet needle)

Scissors

Glue Gun

Instructions:

Cut your card stock in half.  Fold each one in half to make 2 cards.  (One of them will be used to make the card and the other will be used as the inside lining to hide the back of the stitches of the card.)

Start by drawing a circle in the center front of one of the cards.  You can trace something you have around the house.  (A can of Progresso soup works nicely!)

Crochet Greeting Cards

Next, take your crochet flower and 2 crochet hearts and place them on the circle where you would like them to be.  The part of the circle that is exposed (not hidden by the flower or hearts) is the part that you are going to crochet over.

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Take your pencil and erase the parts of the circle that will be covered by the flower and hearts.  The part of the circle that remains is the part that you will crochet on.

Using the needle, pierce the paper to create holes in the circle.  Space the holes about 1/4″ apart.

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Using the yarn, create a slip knot.  Push your crochet hook through the first hole in the card.  Hook onto the slip knot and draw up a loop through the paper.

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Push your hook through the next hole, hook onto your yarn, and draw up another loop.  Continue through all of the holes so that you have slip stitches along the entire semi-circle.  Using your crochet hook, pull the ends of the yarn to the front of the card and cut them, leaving about 1/4″.

Using the glue gun, glue the hearts in place (glue them on top of the yarn ends to hide them) and glue the flower in place.

With the remaining piece of cards stock, glue it on the inside of the card to line it and hide the back of the crochet stitches.  This will give your card a clean, finished look!

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And here is the finished card:

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Thanks for joining me!  I hope you enjoy making beautiful crochet greeting cards for the special people in your life!  If you need a gift to go along with your card, check out my Crochet Giftcard Holders!

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Doily Dreamcatcher, gifts, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Dreamcatcher

doily dreamcatcher

Hello, everyone!!  I absolutely love all of the doily dreamcatchers I have been seeing all over Pinterest lately.  They are just so beautiful.  I pretty much love any project that can be made with vintage doilies so this project is very exciting to me!!

You can watch the instructional video for my doily dreamcatcher here:

For this project, you will need:

doily – You can choose any vintage doily or you can make your own.  The doily I’m using is a vintage doily that my Grandma made (scroll down for the pattern!)

glue gun

craft hoop (mine is 14″ because my doily is about 13″)

scissors

lots of ribbon in different colors

feathers in different colors

crochet cotton (or thread) and a needle

The doily that I used is one that my Grandma made and I have the book that she used to make it!  It is this vintage pattern book from 1944:

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Here is the pattern:

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If you love vintage doilies or crocheting your own, I hope you will give this dreamcatcher a try!  Thank you for stopping by to check out this project.  Comment down below if you have any fun ideas of how to add doilies to your project.  I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Birthday, Christmas, gifts, Mother's Day, Uncategorized

Crochet Giftcard Holders

One of my favorite gifts to give (and receive) is a gift card!  One way to make a giftcard more personal is to wrap it up in a hand-made crocheted gift card holder!

Watch the instructional video here (or keep scrolling for the pattern):

For this project, you will need:

Size 10 crochet cotton in whatever colors you like

Size 7 crochet hook

1/2 inch Button for fastening (and more for decoration if you want!)

Crocheted embellishments (flower and rose)

crochet giftcard holder

Instructions:

Chain 21.

Round 1:  dc in 6th chain from hook and in next 2 chains.  ch 1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains.  ch1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains.  You should have 5 chains remaining at the end of the row.  Slip stitch into the very last chain.  You should have a row with 3 groups of 3 dc and a chain 5 loop on each end.

Round 2:  ch 3, in the 5 ch space: (2 dc, chain 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) to form 2 corners of the rectangle.  ch 1, 3 dc in next chain 1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next chain 1 space, ch 1.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in chain 5 space to form the other 2 corners of the rectangle.  ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space.  ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Round 3:  sl st to next ch 1 space.  ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp to form corner. *(ch 1, 3 dc) in each 1-ch sp. (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each 2-ch space*.  ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch.

Rounds 4-6: repeat round 3.  fasten off.  Repeat Rounds 1-6 to make another rectangle.

Once you have 2 rectangles, it’s time to stitch them together!  Put the rectangles back to back and line up the corners and sides.  You will be stitching through both of the holders to sew them together.  Choose the color you want the border of your gift card holder to be.  With that color crochet cotton, make a slip knot and slip it onto your needle.

Side 1: Holding the rectangles together, you will be working along a long side of the rectangle.   Stitching through both rectangles, make 2 sc in the first corner.   sc into each dc, and into each ch 1 space along this side.  1 sc into the corner.  You should have one side completely stitched together.

Side 2: Working only on the back rectangle this time (to make the opening of the gift card holder and the button loop!)  Make one more sc in the corner.  *1 sc in each the next 3 dc and in the next 1 ch space* Repeat from * once.  sc in next 2 dc.  ch 20, sl st on top of last sc made.  sc in next dc and in next 1 ch sp. 1 sc in each the next 3 dc and in the next 1 ch space. 1 sc in each the next 3 dc and in the 2 ch space.

Side 3: Holding the rectangles together again, sc in the same corner space.  Working down the next side, sc in each dc and each 1 ch space along this side.  In the 2-ch space of the corner, make 2 sc.

Side 4: Still holding the rectangles together, 1 sc in each dc and in each 1 ch space along this side.  sl st into the first sc.  finish off and weave in ends.

Button:  Find the top center of row 4.  This is where your button will be sewn.  Sew it on with a bit of crochet cotton.

Optional:  Sew on whatever buttons or other embellishments you would like to decorate your gift card holder!

To decorate the light peach gift card holder, I used a vintage flower pattern from this 1949 magazine:

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The pattern:

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vintage crochet pattern

To decorate the green gift card holder, I used a vintage rose pattern from this 1949 magazine:

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The pattern:

vintage crochet pattern

vintage crochet pattern

Thank you for stopping by!!  I hope your giftcard holders turn out beautifully!

Have a wonderful day!

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