Braided Rose Headband Crochet Pattern

Don't you just love learning something new? 
Somehow learning always makes me feel like I've discovered an abundance of buried treasure. There may be multiple struggles and even a few frustrated tears involved in the process, but it is always worth it... Since it's about the journey, as much as the outcome!

So if you're keen to learn something new today, why not try crocheting cables and braids?!

 
  
What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
50g of 8ply {DK} Yarn - I used Patons Big Baby
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size:
This headband fits all sizes.
Width - 4"

Gauge
4 rows x 5 stitches in sc = 1 inch


Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 18 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 16 stitches.
Row 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Turn your work. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Turn your work. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Crochet 1 Braid Stitch into the next 8 stitches. {Note: I have an easy video tutorial below on how to crochet the cable braid stitch.} Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 5 stitches. Turn your work.

 

Row 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Turn your work. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Turn your work. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Crochet 1 Back Post Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 5 stitches. Turn your work.
Row 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Turn your work. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Turn your work. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Crochet 1 Braid Stitches into the next 8 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 5 stitches.


Row 5 - 59~ Repeat rows 3 - 4. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple of extra rows depending on your head's circumference.}

When you've completed all the rows, connect the two ends of the headband together to create a circle and Slip Stitch them together. Once the band is slip stitched together, fold the slip stitched part towards the inside.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Hope you all enjoyed this braided 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,


Elmo Inspired Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

While I created these baby booties I couldn't help but sing, "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street!"

I love how even every song can evoke so many memories, and stir powerful enough emotions to transport us back in time.

One song that always triggers happy memories for me is "I Believe I Can Fly", since as I child I would belt that songs chorus at the top of my lungs every time I swung on a swing set. I will admit, it must have been a very odd sight to on lookers, but that didn't stop me from enjoying every single moment of it!
What is one of your favourite childhood songs? 

 

Materials
3.50mm Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn (DK) - Patons Cotton Blend
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Scissors

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used
Bright Red
Orange
White

Size
Pattern is made for 0 - 6 months old. Changes for size 6- 12 months are in ( ). 

Sole Length
 0 - 6 month old – 9cm 
6 - 12 month old – 10cm

Gauge
4 rows x 5 stitches in hdc = 1 inch

Elmo Baby Hat Pattern HERE!


Pattern

Sole
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK bright red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 11 (13) Chains.
Rnd 1- Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) chains. Crochet 6 Half Double Crochets into the last chain. {Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.} Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. You should have 26 (30) stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) stitches. Crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next 6 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. You should have 36 (40) stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 5 (7) stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches. *Crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 6 times. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 5 (7) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet and 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round. You should have 48 (52) stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Top Of Shoe
Rnd 1- Attach your bright red yarn right in the middle of the heel. Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch, but only through the back loop. {Note: Continue crocheting the stitches in this round, only in the back loop.} Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 47 (51) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round.
Rnd 2 - 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. {Note: If you're creating the 6 - 12 month size, add 1 extra round to the original 2.}
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 14 (16) stitches. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 7 times. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 13 (15) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 41 (45) stitches now.
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 10 (12) stitches.  *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 5 times. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 10 (12) stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 34 (38) stitches now.
Rnd 6- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 11 (13) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 2 Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 11 (13) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 28 (32) stitches now.
Rnd 7- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat pattern to make a pair.


Eyes
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK white yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 6 stitches now.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 12 stitches now. 
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round.
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 6 Single Crochet Decreases. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. You should have 6 stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat eye pattern 4 times to make 2 pairs of pupils.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew 2 eyes onto the front of each bootie, towards the top.

Pupil
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK black yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet. You should have 6 stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat pupil pattern 4 times to make 2 pairs of pupils.
Taking your tapestry needle sew 1 pupil onto each eye, right in the center.

Nose
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK orange yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 6 stitches now.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 12 stitches now. 
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round.
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 6 Single Crochet Decreases. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. You should have 6 stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat nose pattern twice.Taking your tapestry needle, sew 1 nose onto the front of each bootie, right beneath the eyes.


Hope you all enjoyed this Sesame Street inspired 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,


1920's Rose Swirl Headband Crochet Pattern

Let's face it, I'm a bit of a workaholic!
Many nights I'll easily stay up till 1am, just trying to edit one more photo or reply to that last email...
For example, I had no internet yesterday, and when it finally came on again I had to be extra focused, just so I could finish writing/editing this post. 
I'll admit, it can be somewhat exhausting but it's all worth it when I see the finished result! 

There is something so rewarding about sharing something new, and creative with the world.
So it should come as no surprise, that one of my favourite quotes is, "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso



What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
100g Worsted Yarn {10ply} - I used Drops Paris
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Dark Old Pink
Off White

Finished Size
Fits 13 Years & Up
Width: 4"

Gauge
 4 Stitches & 5 Rows in Half Double Crochet  = 1 Inch


Headband
Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and worsted yarn (dark old pink), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 16 Chains.
Row 1- Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the third chain from your hook, Chain 2, then crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. *Skip 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch, Chain 2, then crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Repeat from the * 4 times. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next/last stitch.
Row 2- Chain 2, crochet 1 Double Crochet in the same stitch. *Crochet 3 Double Crochets in the "Chain 2" space you made in the previous row. Repeat from the * 5 times. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the last stitch.
Row 3- Chain 1, crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch, Chain 2, then crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. *Skip 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch, Chain 2, then crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Repeat from the * 4 times. Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next/last stitch.
Row 4 - 44- Repeat rows 2 - 3. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple sets of rows 2 - 3, depending on your head's circumference.}
Row 45- Repeat row 2.
Row 46- Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch, but only through the back loop. {Note: Continue crocheting the stitches in this row only in the back loop.} Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch across.
Row 47 - 49- Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch across.
Row 50- Chain 1,  then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch, but only through the back loop. {Note: Continue crocheting the stitches in this row only in the back loop.} Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch across.
Row 51- Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch across.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ends of the headband together.

Ruffle
Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and yarn (off white), start of by making a Slip Knot and attaching your yarn to the 2nd stitch of 'Row 46' . {Note: You want to attach the yarn through the front loop you didn't crochet into in row 46 of the headband pattern.}
Chain 3, then crochet 1 Triple Crochet in the same front loop. *Crochet 4 Triple Crochets in the next front loop. Repeat from the * all across. In the second last front loop, Chain 3, and Slip Stitch down into the same front loop.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Repeat the ruffle pattern once more, but this time attaching your yarn to the 2nd stitch of 'Row 50'.


Border
Taking your 5.00mm hook and yarn (off white), Single Crochet  all around the top/edge of the headband. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Repeat on the bottom edge of the headband as well.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Hope you all enjoyed this pattern for a fashionable flapper headband!
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,