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.

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

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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!

Check out my other videos 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.

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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:

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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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Birthday, Christmas, gifts, Uncategorized

Crochet Giftcard Holders with Beads

beaded crochet giftcard holder

These pretty little giftcard holders are beautiful and sparkly.  They even have a cute little handle for hanging on the Christmas tree!  It’s the perfect way to dress up a giftcard for any occasion.

Watch the video tutorial here:

For this project, you will need:

Size 10 crochet cotton

Size 7 crochet hook

E-beads in whatever colors you like!

Instructions:

Thread 45 beads onto your crochet cotton.  Slide the beads over for now because we don’t need them yet! Chain 21.

*note*  while making this gift card holder, every other group of 3 double crochets will get a bead on the middle double crochet.

Round 1:  dc in 6th chain from hook.  Slide one of the beads up right next to the crochet hook.  holding the bead next to the hook, dc in the next chain.  Push the bead to the front of the double crochet.  dc in the next chain.  ch 1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains.  ch1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains, putting a bead in the 2nd dc.  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.  The 2 groups of dc on the sides should have beads on them.

Round 2:  ch 3, in the 5 ch space: (2 dc with a bead on the first one, chain 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc with a bead on the 2nd one) 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 with a bead on the 2nd one, ch 1.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc (with a bead on the 2nd one) 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 (with a bead on the 2nd one), 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 (first one with a bead), ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp to form corner. *(ch 1, 3 dc with a bead on the 2nd one) in each 1-ch sp. (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc with a bead on the 2nd one) 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.   1 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 into each dc, and into each ch 1 space along this side.  1 sc into the corner.

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.

To make handle for hanging:  Attach yarn to one corner near the open side of the giftcard holder.  Chain 40.  Sl st into the corner on the other side of the opening.  Finish off and weave in ends.

Your new beaded giftcard holder is all ready give to a lucky person or to hang on your Christmas tree!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Check out my other videos here!

crochet giftcard holder

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:

vintage crochet

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:

vintage crochet

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

Flower Edgings, Star Book No. 65: African Violet Edging No. 6505   2

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.

Crochet card

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.

Diy crochet card

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.

Crochet card

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!

crochet card

And here is the finished card:

Crochet card

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!

Check out my other videos here!

 

Crochet flowers, Mother's Day, Uncategorized

Flower Crochet Along

Learn to crochet one of my favorite flowers from one of my favorite vintage pattern books! This cute little flower can be used to decorate anything and this easy-to-follow crochet along will make it easy to decorate everything in crochet flowers!

crochet flower

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

This pattern is from this vintage crochet book:

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Here is the pattern:

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These flowers go great with Crochet Greeting Cards,

crochet greeting cards

Crochet Giftcard Holders,

crochet giftcard holder

and Crochet Planner Paperclips!

crochet flower planner clips

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy crocheting these flowers and decorating everything with them!

Check out my other videos here!

Crochet flowers, Mother's Day, Uncategorized

Rose Crochet Along

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I just love using vintage crochet patterns to decorate things!  I’m going to use these pretty little roses to decorate some cards that I’m making later on this week.

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

This pattern is from one of my favorite vintage crochet books:

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To make the rose, I use rows 1-5 of the first rosette:

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These roses go great with Crochet Greeting Cards

crochet greeting cards

and Crochet Giftcard Holders!

crochet giftcard holder

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

Check out my other videos here!