"Crochet Garden" Book Giveaway

I'm excited to announce that this is my 200th blog-post! So in celebration I've decided to do a giveaway!

Let's be honest, crocheters love flowers because the possibilities are truly endless! They help add a special charm to almost any project!
Which is why I decided to give away this lovely "Crochet Garden" book below!



"Crochet Garden" is a book written by the talented Suzann Thompson.
Blossoming flowers, lush leaves and fluttering butterflies are all included in this delightful collection of garden-inspired creations. Each pattern has been carefully written with detailed instructions.
I love the close-up photographs of each finished flower, which allows readers to see even the tiniest of details!


If you'd like the chance to win this book, all you need to do is follow the prompts in the rafflecopter widget below and you'll be entered to win!
{If you are reading this in your email, please click over to enter.}

There are no age or country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Friday August 8th at 12:00am AEST.





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Rosetta Headband Crochet Pattern

Since a very young age I've always imagined what it would be like to be a graceful fairy. To be able to fly through a peaceful forest, or sit on a dainty little flower would be a dream come true.
I have to admit that while crocheting this headband I couldn't help but think, "There's something about this headband that just oozes with pixie dust.
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised that while strolling through a field of flowers a fairy might just mistake you for a fellow little fairy!



What You'll Need
3.50mm Crochet Hook
20g DK {8ply} Cotton Yarn
1 Pearl Button {1 inch x 1 inch} - I got mine HERE
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Scissors

Finished Size
This headband fits all sizes
{Easily adjustable, as explained in pattern}



 ~ Flower ~

Small Flower
Round 1~ Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and cotton yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 20 half double crochets now.
Round 3~ Chain 1. *Crochet 1 Double Crochet, 1 Triple Crochet and 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch, then crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the next stitch. Repeat from the * mark all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. {Note: You should have 10 flower petals now.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Big Flower
Round 1~ Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and cotton yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 20 half double crochets now.
Round 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the last 3 stitches. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 29 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 1. *Skip 1 stitch, then crochet 2 Double Crochets, 1 Triple Crochet and 2 Double Crochets into the next stitch. Skip 1 stitch, then crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the next stitch. Repeat from the * mark all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. {Note: You should have 7 flower petals now.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle and yarn, sew the small flower on top of the big flower.
After creating the flower, sew the pearl button in the middle of the flower.


~ Braided Band ~

Cut 9 strands of cotton yarn, making sure each strand is 46 inches long. Tie a knot 1 inch from the end. Make a loose braid, then tie a knot 1 inch from the end.
{Note: If you'd like to make this headband for a smaller or larger size, just make the braid shorter or longer. My braid measured approx. 35 inches once completed.}


Hope you all enjoyed this adorable summery pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




Newborn Teddy Bear Hat Crochet Pattern

"A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside." - Winnie The Pooh
Earlier today I had no clue what to write about in this blogpost until I read that perfect little quote. As stuffed with fluff as Winnie is, I have to admit he can be quite the philosopher!
Babies can't help but fill our honey pots drop by drop with memories, silly smiles and lots of cuddly bear hugs.

 

What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
8.00mm Crochet Hook
65g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply} - I used Lincraft Luxe
10g Black Bulky Yarn
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Scissors

Finished Size
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
{Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm}
Colours
{This is the list of colours I used.}
55g - Chocolate Brown 
10g - Camel



 ~ Note ~

{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}
~ Hat ~

Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and chocolate brown super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 22 half double crochets now. 
Round 4 - 8~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 9~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Ears ~

Outer Ear
Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and chocolate brown super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Round 2Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 15 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Inner Ear
Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and camel super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 20 half double crochets now. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat ear pattern once more to make a pair.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both outer ears to the top of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out. Then sew the inner ear inside of the outer eyes.


~ Nose ~

Bottom Half
Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and camel super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 5 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the last stitch. You should have 7 half double crochets now.
Row 2~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches.
Row 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 5 half double crochets now.
Row 4~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 3 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Top Half
Taking your 8.00mm crochet hook and black bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 6 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the 3rd chain from your hook. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. You should have 6 single crochets now.
Row 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 5 stitches.
Row 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. You should have 4 single crochets now.
Row 4~ Chain 1. Then crochet 2 Single Crochet Decreases. You should have 2 single crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Taking your tapestry needle, sew the top half of the nose onto the bottom half. The sew the entire nose onto your hat, towards the bottom middle. Taking your black bulky yarn, stitch some detailing below the top half of the nose.


Hope you all enjoyed this adorable newborn pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,