Christmas, gifts, home decor, Uncategorized

Crochet Peppermints

crochet peppermints

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Time to crochet holiday decorations for the whole house!  These crochet peppermints are very easy and fast to make.  They are perfect for hanging on the tree, decorating wrapped presents, or embellishing Crochet Giftcard Holders!

You can watch the video crochet along here (or scroll down for the pattern!):

For this pattern you will need:

For tiny peppermint:

size 10 crochet cotton in 2 colors

size 6 crochet hook

For larger peppermint:

worsted weight yarn

size I crochet hook

Crochet Peppermint Pattern:  

*Special stitches

Color change dc:  using the current color, yo, insert hook in the same dc, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, drop first color, yo with new color, draw through last 2 lps of st. 

Round 1:  Make a magic circle, chain 3 (counts as first dc), in magic circle make 11 dc.  Pull magic circle closed.   

Round 2:  Chain 3 (counts as a dc) In the same stitch, make a color change dc (see special stitches) using the other yarn color of your choice.  You should now have your second color on your hook and 2 dc completed in the first dc.  In the next stitch, dc and dc with color change.  Continue around with a dc and a dc with color change in each stitch.  At the end, you should have 24 dc alternating in colors by two all the way around.  Finish off and weave in the ends!  

Thanks for joining me!  I hope you have fun making cute little crochet peppermints!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

fall crochet, gifts, home decor, Uncategorized

Crochet Wine Glass Markers

The holiday season is here!  It’s time to be he hostess with the mostest crochet accessories at her party!  Ok, maybe not!!  But it is definitely fun to make a few crochet accessories to add to the holiday festivities!  This cute little crochet wine glass marker is the perfect way to add a little handmade touch to your holiday party and it also makes a great gift for someone on your list!

crochet wine glass marker

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

For this pattern you will need: 

1/2 inch button

crochet leaf

size 10 crochet cotton in any color you like

size 6 crochet hook        

scissors

needle

pins or scraps of yarn to mark stitches (optional)

Instructions:

Create a slip knot on your hook.  Remove the slip knot from the hook.  Holding the first leaf upside down, start counting from the right side and find the 1st sc on the bottom right side of the leaf.  (You can mark that stitch with a scrap of yarn or pin if you want to!)

crochet leaf

Pick up your leaf and push your hook into the 1st sc on the bottom right of your leaf.  Pick up the slip knot that you made and draw it up through the sc.  (Remove the stitch marker if you used one!)

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Now the leaf is connected to your yarn.  Ch 15.  Place another marker in the 15th chain.

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Chain 16.  Now slip stitch into the 15th chain that you placed a marker in.  Remove the marker.

slip stitch

This will create a loop for our button!  Continue to slip stitch down the rest of the chain.  At the end, slip stitch into the next sc on your leaf.

crochet wine glass marker

Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

Now it’s time to attach the button.  Counting from bottom right of the button again, count to the 9th and 10th sc.  Place markers if you like.  This is where the button will be sewn on!

crochet leaf

Once your button is sewn on, finish off your ends.  Now you’re ready to enjoy your new crochet wine glass marker!

Crochet wine glass marker

Thanks for joining me!  I hope your crochet wine glass markers add the perfect festive touch to your holiday parties!

Check out the matching Crochet Thanksgiving Napkin Rings here!

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fall crochet, gifts, home decor, Uncategorized

Crochet Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving!!  One of my favorite things to do is to create a beautiful tablescape for the holidays.  So, this year I’ve come up with a few different ways I can include some crochet in my tablescape!  The first one is this fun and adorable Fall napkin ring holder and it’s just perfect for your Thanksgiving tablescape!  (Check out the matching Crochet Wine Glass Markers here!)

crochet napkin ring

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

For this pattern you will need: 

1/2 inch button

crochet leaves

size 10 crochet cotton in any color you like

size 6 crochet hook        

scissors

needle

pins or scraps of yarn to mark stitches (optional)

Instructions:

Create a slip knot on your hook.  Remove the slip knot from the hook.  Holding the first leaf upside down, start counting from the right side and find the 9th sc on the bottom of the leaf.  You can mark it with a pin or a piece of scrap yarn.

9th stitch

Do the same with the 10th sc.

10th sc

Marking the 9th and 10th stitch is optional.  You can just count out the stitches when you need to but I find it helpful to have them already marked!

Pick up your first leaf and push your hook into the 9th sc.  Pick up the slip knot that you made and draw it up through the sc.  (Remove the 9th stitch marker if you used one!)

Screen-Shot-2018-11-07-at-9.00.48-PM.png  Now the leaf is connected to your yarn.  Ch 60.  Place another marker in the 60th chain.

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Chain 8.  Pick up the 2nd leaf.  Holding it sideways with the bottom of the leaf on the left.

2nd crochet  leaf

Slip stitch into the 10th sc and remove marker.  This attaches the 2nd leaf to the chain.

10th sc

Now sc into the 9th sc.  Chain 8.  Sc into the marked chain (the 60th chain) and remove marker.

60th ch

Hdc in the next chain, dc in the next 49 chains, hdc in the next chain, sc in the next 8 chains.  Slip stitch into the 10th sc of the bottom of the first leaf (if you marked the stitches in the beginning, this will be the last marked stitch.)

sc in crochet leaf

You can leave this yarn long and use it to sew the button on or you can finish off and use a new piece yarn.  I leave the yarn long and weave it back to the 4th sc to sew the button on.  Either way, find the 4th sc from your leaf and sew your button onto it.

sew button onto 4th sc

Once your button is sewn on, finish off your ends.  Now you’re ready to enjoy your new crochet Thanksgiving napkin ring!

crochet napkin ring

Thanks for joining me!  I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope your table looks amazing with your beautiful crochet napkin rings!

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Crochet flowers, fall crochet, Halloween, home decor, Uncategorized

Hanging Chrysanthemums

crochet chrysanthemums for fall

Hello, everyone and Happy Fall!!

It is actually starting to get a little bit chilly (68 degrees) where I live and I’m soooooo excited!!!  Fall has finally arrived in Florida!!  Time to break out the slippers, sweaters, and hot chocolate!  (And now I don’t feel quite as silly decorating for Fall.)  So here is a cute and decorative idea using the crochet chrysanthemums and crochet leaves.  I like to hang them from the door nobs around my house to bring a little Fall to each room.  (But they also look lovely hanging on my vintage Singer sewing machine!)  You can hang them wherever you feel the need to add a dash of Fall colors.

You can watch the video tutorial for this project here or keep scrolling for instructions!

For this pattern you will need: 

2  crochet chrysanthemums and 2 crochet leaves

size 10 crochet cotton in green

size 6 crochet hook        

Instructions:

With crochet cotton and size 6 crochet hook, ch 100.

crochet chrysanthemum chain

Pick up one of your crochet chrysanthemums and slip stitch into one of the slip stitches on the top of the flower (it will be one of the slip stitches that was formed when you were stitching the two sides of the flower together).

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This will attach the flower to your chain.

Now we will begin working back over the chain that you just made.

thread crochet chain

Slip stitch into the last chain that you made (the chain closest to your flower).  Continue to slip stitch along the next 19 chains.

crochet flowers

Pick up your first leaf and slip stitch into the center bottom of the leaf.  (It will be the 10th single crochet on the bottom of the leaf).   This will attach the leaf to the chain.

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Continue slip stitching into the next 30 chains.

crochet leaf chainSlip stitch into the next leaf to attach it to the chain the same way you attached the other leaf.

Continue slip stitching into the next 20 chains.  Slip stitch into the last leaf to attach it to the chain.

Continue slip stitching into the chain until there are no more chains to slip stitch into.  Now slip stitch into one of the slip stitches on the top of the flower.  This will attach the other flower to the chain.

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Finish off by cutting the crochet cotton and pulling the ends through the bottom of the flower and cutting them off.

Now your pretty hanging crochet chrysanthemums are finished and ready to hang in your home!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and I hope your home looks beautiful in with colorful Fall chrysanthemums to decorate it!

Here is the video crochet along for the hanging chrysanthemums:

You can also view the chrysanthemum crochet along video here and the leaf crochet along video here!

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Crochet flowers, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Crochet Leaf

crochet leaf

Here is a cute little crochet leaf pattern from one of my favorite vintage pattern books! This leaf can be used to decorate anything and can be paired with any of my crochet flowers!  (Check out some of my flower patterns here:  ChrysanthemumForget-me-not, and Rose!)

Watch the crochet along video here: (or continue scrolling to see the pattern!)

This leaf pattern comes from this vintage crochet book:

star book no. 64

This is what the actual doily looks like with the leaves in it:

Irish rose doily no 6406

It is so beautiful!!!  I haven’t made this doily before but I definitely plan on making it soon!

For this pattern you will need: 

size 10 crochet cotton in green

size 6 crochet hook        

Instructions:

Ch 13.  1 sc in 2nd st from hook and in each of the next 10 sts of ch.  3 sc in last stitch.

Working on the other side of the ch, work 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn.

Working in the back loops only for the rest of the pattern, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, 3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7sc.

*ch 3, turn, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc, 3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 7sc*

Repeat from * 4 times.  Finish off.

Here is the original leaf instructions from the doily pattern:

free crochet leaf pattern

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy making these beautiful little vintage leaves, too!

You might also like the crochet hanging chrysanthemums!

Check out my other projects here and my crochet videos here!

Crochet flowers, gifts, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Crochet Chrysanthemums for Fall

Hello, friends!

My favorite time of year is finally here!  It’s a time of cooler weather, Fall scented candles, and beautiful Autumn colors!  My very favorite part of Fall is definitely the return of all things Pumpkin Spice!!  Coming in close at second favorite is all of the beautiful colors that people use to decorate their homes.  I think the most amazing way my neighbors bring the Fall colors out is with brightly colored Mums in their gardens and front porches.

crochet flower

While I was looking through my vintage crochet magazines, I came across a pattern for a potholder that reminded me of these pretty flowers.  It’s a 1944 magazine from The Spool Cotton Company, Crochet Your Gifts, Book No. 212:

vintage crochet

It inspired me to create this pattern, which is just a slight variation of the original pattern.  (If you would like the original pattern, keep scrolling down!)  I changed the original pattern slightly to make it easier to understand and to make it a little smaller!)

You can watch the video crochet along here:  

Click here for the printable crochet chrysanthemums worksheet for my pattern variation or scroll down to see my pattern and the original vintage pattern!

For this pattern you will need: 

Size 10 crochet cotton in beautiful Fall colors

size 6 crochet hook 

Wooden Buttons (2 for each flower)

Needle

Stuffing Stuffing

Chrysanthemum Pattern 

Completed flower measures 3” in diameter. 

Materials: size 10 crochet cotton, size 6 hook, wooden buttons, needle, stuffing

Ch 6.  Join with a sl st to make a ring. 

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout) 14 dc in ring.  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3. 

Round 2: Ch 3 dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each st around (30 dc).  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3. 

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, (for the rest of this row, work in the front loops only!) *hdc in front loop of next st, 5 dc in front loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts.  Repeat from* around.  Join with sl st in beginning sc. 

Round 4: Ch 2, (this row is worked in the remaining back loops of row 2!) *2 dc in first back loop, 1 dc in next loop.  Repeat from * around (45 dc).  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.   

Round 5: Repeat row 3.    

Round 6:  Ch 2, (this row is worked in the remaining back loops of row 4!) *2 dc in first back  loop, 1 dc in each of the next 2 loops.  Repeat from * around (60 dc).  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3. 

Round 7: Repeat row 3. 

Round 8: Ch 2, (this row is worked in the remaining back loops of row 6!) *2 dc in first back loop, 1 dc in each of the next 3 loops.  Repeat from * around (75 dc).  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3. 

Round 9: Repeat row 3 and finish off. 

Repeat rows 1 through 9 to make one more flower. 

Place the 2 flowers back to back (with petals facing out).  Using back loops from row 8, slip stitch through loops of both flowers.  Continue to slip stitch through row 8 of both flowers to connect them all around, leaving a 1 inch space open.  Stuff flower with a little stuffing through the 1 inch opening.  When the flower is stuffed to be firm but not too hard, continue slip stitches to close the 1 inch opening.  Finish off.  With needle and crochet cotton, attach buttons to center of flower on both sides by running the needle and thread through one button, through the flower to the other side, and through the other button.  Pull the thread tight so that the buttons pull together into the middle of the flower just a little.  Finish off. 

You can add a string to the top to hang your flower, or use it as a decoration anywhere in your home!  I will be adding crochet leaves and chains to mine create hanging chrysanthemums  to hang around my house and others will go on shelves next to pretty Fall pictures!

Here is the what the actual potholder looks like from the original 1944 magazine (I think I will make some potholders in pretty Fall colors too!):

vintage crochet potholder

And here is the original pattern:

vintage potholder pattern

 

Thank you for stopping by!!  I hope you enjoy crocheting your flowers (and maybe some potholders, too) in all of the beautiful colors of Fall!

Happy Fall, y’all!

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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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