Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How to Crochet a Heart onto a Hair Band

With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought it'd be fun to make a few Valentine's day accessories, including this heart hair band. It was so much fun and easy to make that I wanted to share this pattern with all of you! <3


Hair Elastics
Yarn (I used Bernat Waverly's Worsted Weight in Princess Pink)
Crochet Hook Sized for Yarn (I used G/4.25MM)

SS: Slip Stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet

Row 1: Inside a Magic Circle, 9 SC

It should look like this so far:

Row 2: SS into 1st SC, 2 HDC into 2nd SC, 1 HDC into same stitch, but this time also put your hook through the center of the hair elastic, 2 more HDC into same stitch

Your hair elastic should now be attached to the heart in one place:

1 SS in each of the next 2 SC, 1 HDC (this is the point of the heart), 1 SS in each of the next 2 SC, 5 HDC in next stitch making sure to grab hair elastic on third HDC

The hair elastic is now connected to the heart in two places:

SS into Magic Circle, then break yarn leaving about a five inch tail.

To finish off, pull the tail from the front of the work to the back through the Magic Circle. Use that and the tail from pulling the Magic Circle closed to tie a final knot around the hair elastic:

Trim ends and you're done! You've now made yourself a hair accessory to really love.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Crochet Bird Hair Clip in Tibetan Red and Princess Pink

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Handmade Crochet Birdie in Tibetan Red and Princess Pink

These flighty birdies have found themselves snugly attached to an alligator hair clip just waiting to fly right into in your shiny hair. 

The bird adornment is hand crocheted with love from Tibetan red yarn for the body, princess pink for the heart wing, banana for the beak and black for it's loving eye. 

Each bird measures approximately 2 and 1/2 inches wide and is 1 and 1/2 inches tall. Their heart wings are sewn securely to their body and the alligator hair clip on which they rest is a single prong, 1 and 1/2 inch clip that attaches securely and comfortably to your hair. The birds are crocheted out of high quality, acrylic yarn that is machine washable and dryable, perfect for those of use who always seem to have left over spaghetti in our hair :)

All hair clips are made to order. Each order is shipped within two days and ready to gift in beautiful homemade packaging.

I can also make this as a brooch if you prefer your birdies on you shirt (or purse, or shoes), not in your hair. :) 

I'm certain you'll be carried away with love for the fantastic little birdies!

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