Thursday, February 13, 2014

Learn how to Read Crochet Patterns

Stephie's Corner will show you how.

This is a cool site.
She has it picture by picture tutorial.
Saves me time to teach you when others are also teachers.
 Thanks! Miss stephie!

My Bow Tie Headband Ear Warmer...I LOVE IT!

Facing the cold weather.  You can make this too! I know many of my fans will ask me. Do you have the pattern? This is easy and simple to make.
BandRow 1: Ch20, (or the width you need) dc in 4th ch from hook, dc across to the end of row. Ch3, turn.Row 2: 1dc in 2nd st (chain 3 counts as your 1 st ), 1dc across to end of row. Ch3, turn.Repeat row 2 until you reach your head circumference. The headband will stretch a little, so take this intoaccount when making your length. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing ends together. In the tutorial Imade mine 54cms long. My head is 58 cm. The crochet band will stretch quite a bit because it’s dc.

Place 1 st row and last row together and sew ends together with a whip stitch (or slip stitch them together)making sure you sew under both loop edges.

Once you’ve finished sewing edges together, fasten off and sewends into your work to hide yarn end.



TabRow 1: Ch9, or the width you want your tab) 1hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1hdc to the end of row. Ch2, turnRow 2: 1hdc into each st to the end of row.Repeat row 2 until you have your desired length. Do not finish off How to work out if your tab is long enough.Lay the head band flat making sure the seam is in the middle. Next make several folds, from bottom to top,(fold like you were folding a paper fan) Note top and bottom edges should be facing up. You should haveabout three folds gathered. Wrap your tab around the folded middle of these folds and it should be a tightfit. Turn your gathered piece over and pull both ends of your tab tight and sew up with whip stitch taking yourdarning needle under both loop edges.

If the tab isn’t a tight fit take out a row of your crochet.