I have an announcement.
I have succeeded in crocheting something that wasn’t just a straight line!
I crocheted headbands for my adorable little nieces. I did several variations of them.
For all of them, I crocheted just straight rectangle strips. I either did the whole thing in single stitch or double crochet. It just depended on the type of yarn I used.
Then I used a large darning needle to sew the ends together. This is a first for me in my crocheting experience, so I say that is a win for trying something new.
Then for two of the headbands I did flowers. YES to learning beyond the straight line! I used this pattern. It was really easy to do, or I am just getting much better at this crochet thing.
Then you just sew the flower onto the headband strip.
With the other two, I just wrapped yarn over several times to scrunch a piece of it. This is great to cover the seam and the ending stitches, which I always seem to make a mess of. This way is much easier than the patch I made for my first headband attempt.
Since they are for kids, you do not need a lot of yarn. Although, I had to redo one because I misjudged how large my nieces heads are. They are still babies to me!
I happened to use left over yarn from other projects for all of these. Score!
They turned out really well. And since they don’t take up much yarn, I think I have found an easy thing to do with that yarn that I can’t use for blankets. Anyone want one?
I hope you all have a great first Monday of 2014!
Those are so cute!
Those are adorable!!!! 🙂
CUTE CUTE CUTE! How did you learn to crochet? I am so looking for some type of hobby to keep me busy at night. Great job on these.
My dad taught me when I was 7 and have been picking up new techniques via Youtube and Ravelry.com. There are some great youtube videos I can direct your way if you want to learn. Just be patient with the first few projects and don’t get sold on giving those away. They usually are horrendous just because you are trying to figure out how to hold the hook and yarn and size of stitches etc. It is a great hobby to pick up though!
Love it! Did you just teach yourself? I’ve tried, but I can’t do anything complicated.
There are a whole bunch of videos on Youtube that help me out when I don’t know a stitch. I have found many of my patterns through Pinterest and Ravelry. I have been crocheting for 20 years and just within the last 5 have I started doing complicated stuff. You just have to try, and the worst thing that can happen is you mess up and just pull it out to start over!
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