...and some coordinating yarn
...and a sweet, super-easy tutorial from Tangled Happy, which is my daily dose of crochet happiness, and
|Bunny's new bow!|
Ta-dah! Upcycled is the trendy way to say that I refused to throw out the pretty ribbon from this not-entirely-cheap headband. It was accidentally stepped on about a week after it was purchased. Of course.
The pattern is great for beginners to crochet, as it only uses a double crochet stitch (single crochet for US peeps) in five rows. Done before you know it! The pattern called for a 4.25mm hook and worsted weight yarn, but I had the leftover purple from another project, and it worked better with a 4mm hook.
The pattern works just fine with little tweaks - Sara of Tangled Happy fastened her bow to an alligator clip, but my girlies prefer elastics, so I wrapped the yarn around a ponytail holder instead.
Don't look too closely - I noticed I still have some thread to snip! I can picture these in birthday party goody bags, as stocking stuffers – I may even attach a bow to a bag. The possibilities.
In other news...
Yes, I’ve bought another fabric bundle. Sew Retro from Makower. Look at this! So cute!
How could I say no? My name is Chrissie, and I’m a fabriholic. (hi chrissie.)
But I already have a purpose for these jolly fabrics, which I will work on this weekend and give you a peek next week.
These fabric pens and paints are for another secret project this weekend. Ooo, I am a woman of mystery today! You’ll just have to be patient, m’dears!
Enjoy the weekend, and hopefully some sunshine. Happy crafting!