Crochet flowers, crochet giftcard holder, Uncategorized

Crochet Flower 2

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Hello, everyone!

Here is a cute little crochet flower that is super easy to make!  I came up with this pattern to decorate my Unicorn and Fox giftcard holders but it can be used to decorate just about anything.

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(to see the Fox giftcard holder, click here! to see Unicorn giftcard holder, click here!

For this pattern you will need:

worsted weight yarn

size G crochet hook

scissors

yarn needle

Crochet Flower 2:  

Make a magic circle.

Ch 2, dc in magic circle, ch 2, sl st in magic circle.  (1 petal is made!) Repeat 5 more times so that you have 6 petals all together.  Cut working yarn and Pull magic circle closed.  Turn the flower over to the back side and tie the 2 yarn ends together.  Trim ends.

Using the next color, cut a piece about 8 inches long.  Thread the yarn through the needle.  Using the needle, push the yarn halfway through the center of the flower.  On the front of the flower, tie a knot in the yarn, close to the flower.  Tie another knot on top of the original knot.  Thread the yarn back down through the center of the flower so that just the double knot is on top.

You can use the yarn ends to tie the flower onto whatever you want to embellish or you can finish of the ends and trim them off.

Watch the video tutorial here:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a lovely time crocheting bows and decorating all the things with cute little crochet bows!

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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.

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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!

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Easter, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Easter Basket

Hello, everyone!  Easter is almost here so, if you haven’t already, it is time to plan your Easter egg hunts and brunches (and whatever else your own Easter traditions promt!).  And, while we’re at it, how about a lovely little crochet Easter project?  This one is made using vintage crochet patterns (free down below!) to create a beautiful Easter basket.

Watch the video tutorial here:

Supplies:

2 medium size bowls

plastic grocery bag

garbage bag (or something to protect your working surface)

Mod Podge Stiffy

doily pattern (size 10 crochet cotton and size 7 crochet hook)

trim pattern (size 10 crochet cotton and size 7 crochet hook)

about a yard of the crochet cotton you used for the doily and trim

needle (large enough for crochet cotton)

scissors

doily Easter basket

Instructions:

Put the garbage bag over your work surface to protect it from the messy Mod Podge!  To make the bottom of the basket, place the doily in one of the bowls.  Pour Mod Podge over it.  Mix it so that it is completely covered in the Mod Podge.  Take the other bowl and put it inside plastic grocery bag.  Place the bag-covered bowl upside down on the garbage bag on your work surface.  Take the Mod Podge doily and smooth it over the bowl.  Next, take the crochet trim and put it inside he Mod Podge bowl.  Pour Mod Podge over it and mix it so that it is all covered.  Take it out and lay it flat on the garbage bag.  Smooth it out so that it is nice and flat and straight.  Leave the doily on the bowl and the trim on the garbage bag overnight (or 2 nights if you live in a humid climate!  I leave mine overnight 2 nights, with the ceiling fan on so that they are completely dry!!) The next morning, take the doily off of the bowl and peel the plastic bag off of it.  It should be nice and hard and in the shape of a bowl.  Peel the trim piece off of the garbage bag.  Shape the trim piece in an arch that can fit as a handle over our basket bottom.  Take your needle and thread and stitch the handle onto the bowl on 2 sides.  Be sure to stitch it well so that the handle doesn’t fall over.

That’s it!!!  Your basket is ready to be filled with eggs, flowers, or whatever pretty Spring things you want!

The doily is from this Star Book No. 228, Doilies Knitted, Crocheted, and Tatted:

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Doily Pattern (Spider Doily):

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The Trim Pattern is from Lily Book No. 700-E, Edgings Crochet and Tatted:

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Trim Pattern No. 63:

(I used the Insertion and Heading, where the arrows are pointing!)

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Thank you for joining me!  Happy Easter!!

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home decor, St Patricks Day, Uncategorized

Clover and Heart Crochet Garland

Hey everyone!!

Join me in this crochet tutorial to make this adorable Clover and Heart Garland!!

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You can also watch the easy to follow instructional video here:

You will need 5 crochet clovers and 4 crochet hearts for this project.  Get the crochet clover pattern here  and the crochet heart pattern here.  You can also watch the video crochet alongs here:

Clover Crochet Along:

Heart Crochet Along:

Supplies needed for this project:

Redheart Supersaver in Paddy Green: https://goo.gl/nzcqrA

Redheart Supersaver in White: https://goo.gl/d9Xchm

BabyHugs by Redheart in Happy: https://goo.gl/afAJEo

Crochet hook size I (set of 3 comes with H, I, and J): https://goo.gl/rJT2uy

Friskars scissors: https://goo.gl/oZWFyo

With your Green yarn, chain 254.  Cut green yarn.  Insert hook into first chain.  Pull yarn over with end of white yarn.  Pull up a loop.  Slip stitch into next 20 chains.  Pick up your first clover and insert hook into the  back loop of the double crochet on the top middle of the clover, insert the hook into the next chain on the chain, yarn over and pull your hook through all 3 loops to slip stitch and attach the clover to the chain.  Slip stitch in next 4 chains.  repeat the slip stitch through the back loop of the double crochet on the other side of the clover and through the next chain to attach the clover on the other side.  Slip stitch next 20 chains. Pick up your first heart and insert hook into the  back loop of the single crochet on the top of the heart, insert the hook into the next chain on the chain, yarn over and pull your hook through all 3 loops to slip stitch and attach the heart to the chain.  Slip stitch in next 4 chains.  repeat the slip stitch through the back loop of the single crochet on the other side of the heart and through the next chain to attach the heart on the other side.  Slip stitch next 20 chains.  Attach the rest of the clovers and hearts using the same method as before.  Once all of the clovers and hearts are attached, slip stitch through last 20 chains and finish off.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope your home will be beautifully decorated with adorable clover and heart garlands this St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  xoxo

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home decor, St Patricks Day, Uncategorized

Crochet Four-Leaf Clover

Watch the video crochet along here:

Feelin’ lucky?  Try out my clover crochet along!  Actually, you won’t need any luck at all because it’s a very easy project!!  This pattern is only 2 rows but makes a perfectly adorable crochet four-leaf clover for St Patricks Day or any other day when you need a little luck!

 


The pattern works for large or small clovers.  Download the Crochet Four-Leaf Clover Pattern Worksheet here.

And of course you can make them in different colors to make confetti!  Y’all know I love my crochet confetti!!

You can also add sparkle to them by adding sparkle thread to your yarn (watch the video tutorial here.  )

I hope you have fun making these adorable little crochet four-leaf clovers!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Four Leaf Clover Crochet Pattern

Directions for four leaf clover can be used for small clover or large clover.  

Small clover measures 1″ x 1 1/8“ and large clover measures 2 1/4“ x 2 1/2“.  

For large clover, use worsted weight yarn and size I hook. 

For small clover, use size 10 crochet cotton and size 6 hook. 

Round 1 –  Make a magic circle, chain 2, in magic circle make 9 sc.  Pull magic circle closed.  Slip stitch into first sc. 

Round 2 –  *All in that same space that you are already in, chain 3, make 3 dc, chain 3 and slip stitch.  slip stitch into the next 2 spaces.*  Repeat from * 3 more times.  Chain 6.  sc in 2nd chain from hook.  slip stitch in next 4 stitches.  slip stitch in the next sc of round 1 to attach stem. 

If your magic circle loosened up while you were working, pull it closed and weave in yarn ends. 

home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Bow Pillow

Hello, friends!

I’m super excited to share this project because I’ve been wanting to make this pillow for a long time!!  I got the idea when I saw all of the cute bow pillows that everyone was making on youtube.  I thought it would be so pretty to add a doily to a bow pillow for my office!

You can watch the video tutorial here:

Supplies for this project: 

Fabric (2 pieces – 12″ X 20″ and 4″ x 24″)

Doily (one that you made or a vintage one)

Sewing machine and needle and thread OR gluegun

Measuring tape

Scissors

Stuffing

The pillow turned out absolutely beautiful!!  I hope that yours turns out amazing as well!  Have fun picking out your doily and fabric color combinations!  You can even embellish with vintage brooches if you want!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Valentines Day

Crochet Heart Garland

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I have been thinking of ways that I can decorate my home with my lovely little crochet hearts.  After decorating the house with adorable tiny crochet confetti hearts, I decided to make larger hearts and connect them to form a garland!  You can watch the video tutorial for the crochet heart garland here or follow the pattern below!

You can make them in classic red and white…

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or in pastels to look like conversation hearts…

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I even made a garland using the tiny hearts…

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To make these garlands, you will need some of the crochet hearts.  You can get the free Crochet Hearts pattern here.  You can also watch the heart crochet along video here.

For this pattern you will need:

Crochet hearts (7 for large garland and 15 for small garland)

2 colors of yarn (size 10 for small hearts and size 4 for large hearts)

crochet hook (size 6 for smaller hearts and size I for large hearts)

For the larger garland, you will need 7 hearts.  You will start with chain 282.

For the smaller garland, you need 15 hearts.  You will start with chain 570.

Once you have completed your chain, cut the yarn and end the chain.  Attach the next color of yarn into the first chain.  Slip stitch into the next 30 chains.  Pick up your first heart and insert hook into the  back loop of the single crochet on the top of the heart, insert the hook into the next chain on the chain, yarn over and pull your hook through all 3 loops to slip stitch and attach the heart to the chain.  Slip stitch in next 4 chains.  repeat the slip stitch through the back loop of the single crochet on the other side of the heart and through the next chain to attach the heart on the other side.  Slip stitch next 30 chains.  Attach the next heart using the same method as before.  Once all hearts are attached, slip stitch through last 30 chains and finish off.

You can watch the heart crochet along here and the video tutorial for the crochet heart garland here.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope your home will be beautifully decorated with lovely crochet heart this Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  xoxo

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