Lacy Lattice Headband Crochet Pattern

Recently I've been really excited about incorporating unique textures and designs in my crochet patterns, as I feel it's such an easy way to spruce up anything from a basic scarf to a simple headband!
After all, who doesn't love having a quirky wardrobe?!


Materials
8.00mm Crochet Hook
100g Bulky Yarn - I used Patons Merino Extrafine Big
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Scissors

Size
This headband fits 13 Years & Up 
{Easily adjustable, as explained in pattern}
Width - 3.5"


Row 1Taking your 8.00mm crochet hook and bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 12 Chains. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. *Chain 5, skip 4 chain stitches, then crochet 1 Single Crochet in next stitch. Repeat from the * twice.
Row 2- *Chain 5, in the third chain (centre of the "chain 5" made in the previous row) crochet 1 Single Crochet, Chain 3, and crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Repeat from the * twice. Chain 2, then crochet 1 Double Crochet in the last stitch.
Row 3Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Chain 5, then in the third chain  (centre of the "chain 5" made in the previous row) crochet 1 Single CrochetChain 3, and crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Chain 5, then Single Crochet in the last stitch (second chain out of the 5 chains you made at the very start of row 2) of this row.


Row 4 - 23- Repeat rows 2 -3 {Note: Add or take away sets of rows 2-3 if you'd like to create a smaller or larger headband.}
Row 24Chain 4, in the third chain (centre of the "chain 5" made in the previous row) crochet 1 Single CrochetChain 5, then Single Crochet in the centre of the next "chain 5". Chain 1, then Double Crochet in the last stitch of this row.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Tapered Triangles
Row 1Start of by making a Slip Knot and attaching your yarn to the 1st stitch of 'Row 24' . Crochet 11 Single Crochets across.
Row 2Chain 1, *crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 3 times. Crochet 1 Single Crochet DecreaseYou should have 7 stitches now.
Row 3Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. You should have 5 stitches now.
Row 4Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. You should have 3 stitches now.
Row 5Chain 1, then pull up 1 loop in each of the next 3 stitches, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat the above triangle pattern, but on the other side of the headband (row 1). 

Sew the two tapered triangle corners together, and embellish with a jewel or button.


Hope you all enjoyed this lacy 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,




Chunky Finger Crocheted Scarf Pattern

For months now I've been tempted to learn how to finger crochet, so you can only imagine how excited I was to have a free afternoon and some chunky yarn available!
Have you ever tried finger or arm crochet?


Materials
300g - 400g Super Bulky Yarn - I used King Cole Big Value Super Chunky
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Scissors

Size
Fits 13 Years & Up - Easily adjustable
Width - 6" {15cm}
Length - 55" {140cm} 

Gauge
4 rows x 2 stitches in sl st = 2 inches


Taking 2 strands of bulky yarn, create a slipknot. Using your fingers crochet 64 Chains by yarning over and pulling through the loop on your fingers. {Note: Add or take away sets of 5 foundation chains if you'd like to create a shorter or longer scarf.}

Rnd 1- Taking your row of 64 chains, use your fingers to Slip Stitch into the first chain you made. This forms a circle to create either a cowl or an infinity scarf depending upon how many foundation chains you made. 
Continue crocheting Slip Stitches all around by inserting your fingers into each chain, yarning over and then pulling back through all the other loops on your fingers. 


Rnd 2 - 13- Insert your fingers into the first stitch of this round, yarn over and pull back through all the other loops on your fingers. This creates a Slip Stitch. Repeat this step all the way around. {Note: Add or take away rows depending on if you'd like to create a thinner or wider scarf.}
When you've reached your desired height, fasten off and weave in loose ends.


Hope you all enjoyed this chunky pattern!
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I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




Owl Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

The other day while I was busy organising my ever-growing pattern library I quickly realised that I had never created an owl inspired pattern yet! This came as quite a shock to me, as I adore everything about those beautiful creatures.

It didn't take me more than a minute before I grabbed my crochet hooks and some brightly coloured yarn and set to work to create these little cuties you see below.
What are some of your favourite animals? 




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

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used} 
Aqua
Flamingo
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


Pattern 

Sole
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (aqua colour), 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 yarn (flamingo colour) 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 Crochetin 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 12 (14) 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 10 (12stitches. 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 the next 13 (15) stitches. Crochet 2 Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 11 (13) stitches. You should have 26 (30) stitches now. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round.
Repeat pattern to make a pair.


Eyes
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (white), 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 Crochetsin 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 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 18 stitches now. 
Slip Stitch into the first stitch. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Create 4 eyes. 

Taking your tapestry/wool needle and any yarn colour of your choice, embroider some "Eyelash" detailing onto each eye to give the impression that the eyes are closed.
Sew 2 eyes onto the front of each bootie, towards the top, making sure to space them out evenly.


Beak
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (Aqua), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 7 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the 4th chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Triple Crochet in the next stitch. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Create 2 beaks, then sew 1 beak onto the front of each bootie, towards the bottom.


Pompoms
Then make 4 pompoms using all 3 yarn colours, making sure each pompom measures 1" in diameter  I used THIS tutorial to make my mini pompoms.
Taking your tapestry/wool needle, attach 2 pom poms to each bootie, just above the eyes.





Hope you all enjoyed this tiny owl 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,