Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Free Starfish Crochet Pattern

Tiny Star Fish

by Cheryl , June 2014

Any Size Hook & Yarn
Using the Magic Circle Technique
[Chain 4, Slip Stitch into 1st Chain from hook, Slip Stitch again into next stitch, Single Crochet into last

Stitch, Slip Stitch into Magic Circle] then repeat [ ] 4 more times ending with a Slip Stitch into the Magic Circle, Bind Off and Pull Circle closed. You have one Tiny Star Fish
Larger Star Fish Increase Chain Stitch by 2s, slip stitch into the first 3 chain stitches and single crochet into the remaining , slip stitch into circle x 4 more times
Depending on how much larger You go, You could increase the size of the last few stitches to half double crochet. Example: into the chain stitches created, Slip Stitch at least the first 3 chain stitches, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch into the middle
Ideas for Your tiny Star Fish
  • Stiffen the back with Modge Podge and secure to a bobby pin with a felt circle and hot glue for a cute hair accessory

  • Hot glue on to a muslin bag to create a "Mermaid Treasure Purse" or party favor bag

  • Stiffen with Modge Podge and make a garland

  • Hot Glue onto Gift Tags

Or just make tiny star fish because they are fun and cute

FYI: I am not a professional pattern writer so I hope You can follow my instructions.
If You are not used to using the Magic Circle Technique try checking out UTube.
If You like making flowers and Appliqués You will love this method, otherwise You could try chaining 2 and work all the stitches into 2nd chain from hook then weave thru the stitches with the loose end to close up hole.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Easy Crochet Snowflake Pattern



Easy Crochet Snowflake

Easy Crochet SnowyFlake Pattern


G Hook recommended, or Hook size of choice

Small bits of cotton yarn or yarn of choice

 Use Magic Circle Technique for closed center


Chain 5
Join into 1st chain with a slip stitch to form a circle

Round 1:
Ch 4 (this counts as as hdc, ch 2) Hdc, Ch2 (5 times) into the circle or magic circle

Round 2:
Work into the 6 spaces you just created
To begin sl st into the first space to the left of your hook.

First snowflake cluster

Ch 3, sl st into same space
Ch 5, sl st into the same space
Ch 3, sl st into the same space
Continue the rest of the clusters as follows:
*ch 1,  sl st into the next space, Ch 3, sl st, ch 5, sl st, ch 3, sl st*


Repeat between * and * 4 more times,

ch 1 and sl st into the very first sl st of this round, bind off
I appliqued my snowflake to a 3" x 5" muslin bag as featured in the photo
I have also applied mod podge to my snowflakes to stiffen and use as a gift tag

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Monday, October 28, 2013

How to Make Emi Jay Style Hair Ties

D.I.Y Emi Jay Style Hair Ties
Make them for Yourself or as Gifts, Party Favors, Stocking Stuffers
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Free Crochet Flower Pattern




Five Petal Daisies


Cotton Yarn or Yarn of Choice

G Hook or Hook Size of Choice

Special Stitch Note: 4x Crochet Stitch, add one more stitch to a regular triple crochet stitch in the middle or at the end


10 Single Crochets into Magic Circle, Join with slip stitch

Petal Cluster:  Working in the same joining slip stitch, Chain 3, work a 4x Crochet Stitch 3 times, chain 3, slip stitch all into the same stitch

Skip 1 Single Crochet

Slip Stitch and repeat the petal cluster 4 times, End last petal with slip stitch

Flower Center, Chain 15, Trim the ends of chain stitch string

Twirl the chain stitch string into a circle and use fabric glue or hot glue to place in the center of flower

Flower Center Alternatives:  large button or leave plain


Stiffen and Stabilize Finished Flower back side with ModPodge

For Hair Clippie or brooch, attach hair clip with felt or fabric and hot glue to the back of flower
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crochet Headband Pattern


Crochet Headband

Materials: 1 ball Lily Cotton Yarn, Size G Hook

First Row:
Chain 20, Double Crochet, Chain 2, Single Crochet into 4th chain from Hook,
* Skip 3 chains, work 2 Double Crochets, Chain 2, Single Crochet in next chain stitch*, Repeat the stitches between *  * to the end of the row

Row 2: Chain 2 Turn, Double Crochet, Chain 2, Single Crochet in 1st Chain 2 Space, 2 Double Crochets, Chain 2, Single Crochet into each remaining Chain 2 Spaces across to end

Repeat Row 2 until Strip Measures 18” join by slip stitching ends together or sew together with yarn needle. Weave in ends with your method of choice.

Note: This band is approx. 5" wide to adjust size, adjust foundation chain in multiples of 4



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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

24 Cottonwood Lane: Tales from the Craft Room

24 Cottonwood Lane: Tales from the Craft Room: I have been wanting a big work space for crafts and projects for the longest time. I had originally bought a second hand desk off of K...

Monday, January 28, 2013

Crochet Hearts, Simple and Easy

These simple cute little hearts are my favorite thing to crochet
 They can be used for making cards, hair accessories, book marks, magnets, garlands
and anything else You can think of.
I used Grace Yarn by Patton for these fun colors you see here
Pattern below
  • Form an adjustable circle or ch 4 and slip stitch to the 1st ch to form a circle
  • Chain 2
  • Work 4 Double Crochets, 1 Treble crochet and 4 more Double crochets into the circle.
  • Chain 2
  • (Do Not Join to first chain 2 stitches)
  • Slip Stitch into the Circle
  • Cut yarn bind off & slip loose end thru the center of circle to the back of your work
  • Pull the Circle Closed with the other loose end
  • Tie the loose ends together in a square knot
  • Trim off excess
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