Cabled Earwarmer Crochet Pattern

I literally cannot count the number of crafts I've learned on two hands. That's just how much I love exploring through the vast world of craftiness! 
One of the latest crafts I've considered re-learning is knitting. I've always preferred crochet, but over the past few years I've been tempted more and more often to change from my lovable hook, too two knitting needles. The countless amounts of beautiful stitches and stunning cables people can create with knitting is truly amazing! Yes, I admit it, I've been intoxicated with the green-eyed monster... So it should come as no great surprise just how thrilled I was to discover you can actually crochet a cable stitch! With this knowledge, I immediately got my hooks out, and created this lovely little pattern. I've also shared a video in the pattern below, to help out any cable stitch newbies.


What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
100g 8ply Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Finished Size 
This headband fits all sizes
{Easily adjustable, as explained in pattern}


~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a row count as the first Double Crochet of that row}

Taking your yarn and 5.00mm crochet hook, start of by making a Slip Knot, and then crocheting 16 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Double Crochet into every chain across. You should have 16 double crochets now.
Row 2 - 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all across.
Row 4~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Front Post Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the last 4 stitches.
Row 5~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Back Post Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the last 4 stitches.
Row 6~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Cable Stitch into the next 8 stitches. {Note: I have an easy video tutorial below on how to crochet the cable stitch.} Then Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the last 4 stitches.



Row 7~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Back Post Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the last 4 stitches.
Row 8~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Front Post Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the last 4 stitches.
Row 9~ Repeat row 7.
Row 10~ Repeat row 6.
Row 11 - 34~ Repeat rows 7 - 10 six times. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple sets of row 7 - 10, depending on your head's circumference.}
Row 35~ Repeat row 7.
Row 36~ Repeat row 8.
Row 37~ Repeat row 7.
Row 38~ Repeat row 8.
Row 39 - 41~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all across.

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 cable stitch 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,


Daisy Flower Crown Crochet Pattern

The first daisy chain I ever made didn't quite live up to my perfect 'Disney' fantasy. After investing over an hour making one, I realised that unfortunately there were more stems then squished flowers on my chain.
So yes, creating jewellery out of plants was and never will be my strongest suit, but do you know what is? Yep, that's right... Crochet!
So that being said, this Disney princess decided to crochet her own Daisy Flower Crown! I think it's one you will definitely want to pin for your spring and or summer wardrobe.


What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
4.00mm Crochet Hook
60g 8ply Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Pearls 0.25 Inches
Sewing Needle
Thread

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


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

Row 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 4 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the third chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next chain. You should have 3 half double crochets now.
Row 2 - 52~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. {Note: You can either add or take away a few extra rows depending on your head size.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends. 


~ Flower ~

Small Flower
Round 1~ Taking your 4.00mm crochet hook and yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 1 Chain. Crochet 9 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 10 single crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 1. *Crochet 3 Double Crochets into the next stitch, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * mark all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. {Note: You should have 5 flower petals now.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Big Flower
Round 1~ Taking your 4.00mm crochet hook and 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 1. *Crochet 5 Double Crochets into the next stitch, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * mark all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. {Note: You should have 5 flower petals now.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
 

Now, taking the tapestry needle and yarn, sew the small flowers on top of the big flowers. You'll want to create enough flowers to cover the headband/crown. {Note: I had to create 13 flowers to cover my headband.}
After creating the flowers, take sewing needle and thread and sew a pearl in the middle of each flower.
Then sew all your completed flowers onto your headband/crown all around. Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Hope you all enjoyed this floral Spring 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,




10 Beautiful DIY Flowers

Just like you can never have enough yarn, you also can never have enough flowers!
I've always loved how just like Spring, flowers are a constant reminder of growth, and new beginnings.
During a family holiday in New Zealand, I actually had the magical experience of walking through fields, upon colourful fields of my favourite flowers.. Lupines!
What's your favourite flower? Tell me in the comments!




















http://www.red-brolly.com/tutorial-stitched-felt-flowers-part-2/

It's amazing how creative these fellow craftaholics are, isn't it?  
I'm especially loving those lovely fabric peonies! 
Which one's your favourite? 
I hope you all enjoyed this little round-up of beautiful DIY flowers,