Princess Leia Inspired Beanie Crochet Pattern

Who else here can't wait for the new Star Wars movie to come out?!
Growing up I always anticipated the weekends, since that usually meant renting some movies (the good ole VHS type) which often resulted in a Star Wars marathon!

What were some of your favourite movies growing up?



What You'll Need 
10.00mm Crochet Hook
100g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply} - I used Lincraft Luxe
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size 
Pattern is made for 0 - 3 months old. 
Changes for size 3 - 6 months and 6 - 12 months are in ( )

Gauge
3 rows x 4 stitches in hdc = 2 inches


Rnd 1- Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 8 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. You should have 8 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 first stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. You should have 16 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 2 Half Double Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. You should have 24 stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round. {Note: If you're crocheting this hat for 0 - 3 month old, skip crocheting Rnd 4 and Rnd 5.}
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. You should have 32 stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round. {Note: If you're crocheting this hat for 3 - 6 month old, skip crocheting Rnd 5.}
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. You should have 40 stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 6 - 8Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round. {Note: If you're creating the 3 - 6 month size, add 1 extra round. If you're creating the 6 - 12 month size, add 2 extra rounds.}
Rnd 9-  Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 11 (15, 19) stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 11 (15, 19) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round. 
Rnd 10Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1  Double Crochet in the next 7 (11, 15) stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Slip Stitch in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1  Double Crochet in the next 4 (8, 12) stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Slip Stitch in the next stitch.
Fasten off, weave in loose ends.


Princess Leia Braided Buns
To create the buns you'll need to cut 15 strands of yarn making sure each strand measures 38 inches.
Taking 15 strands of yarn, create a knot at the end. Braid the 15 strands together till you reach the end. Roll the braid up into a circle, and sew together. Sew the braided bun onto the side of the beanie.
Repeat the above steps to create a bun for the other side of the beanie.


Hope you all enjoyed this Star Wars 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,




Frog Headband Crochet Pattern

After my "Pretty Pig Headband" was such a success  I got dozens of requests for even more animal inspired projects. So I quickly set to work, and created this friendly frog headband! 
What's your favourite animal?



What You'll Need
3.50mm Crochet Hook
100g DK {8ply} - I used Rowan Handknit Cotton
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
2 Wooden Buttons

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Goosberry
White

Size
This headband fits Newborn - Adult.
{Easily adjustable, as explained in pattern}
Width: 3.5"

Gauge
 4 Stitches & 2 Rows in Puff Stitch Crochet  = 2 Inches


Headband
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (goosberry), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 8 Chains {Note: Add or take away sets of 2 foundation chains if you'd like to create a thinner or wider headband.}.
Row 1- Chain 2, Crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the 3rd chain from your hook. {Note: Make sure to have 9 loops on your hook, instead of 7 when pulling through to create the puff stitch.} Crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the next 7 stitches. Turn your work.
Row 2- Chain 2, crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the next 6 stitches. Crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the top of 'Chain 2' from the previous row. Turn your work.
Row 3 - 47- Repeat row 2. {Note: You can either add or take away a few rows, depending on your head's circumference.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ends of the headband together.


Eyes:
Outer Eye
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK goosberry 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 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets 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.
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 24 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a baby or toddler, skip crocheting Rnd 5 and Rnd 6.}
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 30 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a child or preteen, skip crocheting Rnd 6.}
Rnd 6- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 4 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 36 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.

White Of The Eye
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK bleached/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 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets 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.
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 24 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a baby or toddler, skip crocheting Rnd 5 and Rnd 6.}
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 30 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a child or preteen, skip crocheting Rnd 6.}
Rnd 6- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 4 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 36 stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Taking your tapestry needle, sew both outer eyes to the top of your headband, making sure they're evenly spaced out. Then sew the white of the eye's inside of the outer eyes. Taking your buttons, sew one onto each eye, towards the bottom middle.



Hope you all enjoyed this froggy 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,




Field Of Flowers Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

Today I'm very excited to announce that I've just added a new pattern to my Etsy shop
These cute little floral booties were inspired by that wonderful feeling of walking through a field of fresh and vibrant flowers while barefoot. 
They were so much fun to make, and worked up in only a few hours!

You can find the pattern HERE!



Materials
3.50mm Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn (DK)
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Scissors

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Light Blue Purple - Drops Muskat
Light Pink - Drops Muskat

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


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