Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Next Best Thing in Kawaii

 So, I had this brilliant idea after a customer called me at my day job asking if we had hand warmers. Why buy those ugly one time use hand warmers if you can have a KAWAII reusable hand warmer?? So, I scoped out some hand warmer patterns. Of course, couldn't find any that suited the "kawaii" needs. So, using the info on what to stuff it with and how to keep it contained (nylon pantyhose filled with rice, haha), I found other cute patterns that motivated me to make another pattern of my own. And that's where the Kawaii Mochi Hand Warmers come into play. :) We'll see how they do in my Etsy shop and I might just post the pattern on here later. We'll see!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Flower Headband Pattern

Materials:
5.00mm Hook (H)
Worsted weight yarn

*I used Red Heart Super Saver for the pink and white flowers, Sugar'n Creme Yellow for the middle and the green leaf was scrap yarn*

Pink Flower Shown In Photo
Round 1: Ch 6. Sl st in the first ch to form a ring. Ch 1, and sc inc around. Join with a sl st. (12)
Round 2: [sc in 1st st, 5 dc in next st.] Repeat around.
Fasten off. 

White Flower Shown in Photo
Round 1: Ch 4. Sl st in the first ch to form a ring. Ch 1 and sc inc around. Join with sl st. (8)
Round 2: [sc in 1st st. 5 dc in next st.] Repeat around.
Fasten off. Leave long tail.

Yellow Center
Make a magic loop of 6 st.
Pull closed, should be a ring. sl st to join. Fasten off. Leave decent size tail.

Leaf
Round 1: Ch 8. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next, and sc in next. Leave last unworked. Fasten off and leave about 5" tail. 
The end that you fastened off should have two "tails" from the yarn you started with and the one you ended with. Tie them together. 

Headband
Ch 90. Fasten off. 
Attach yarn 25 st away from the end of ch.
Round 2: Sc next 50 sts. Ch 1 and turn.
Round 3: Sc across til you get to the first sc of round 2. Sl st and fasten off. 

Putting it Together
You can either sew everything together, or I just used the tail and weaved it through to attach all the pieces together. And attach the flower onto the headband. I attached mine to the side, looks cute. :)

The head band probably looks a little funky where the sc is connected to the beginning ch. What I did was push the ch through the hole in the middle of the sc part. 

 This is what it should look like at first. 


 
Pull those chains through the hole between the single crochets.

Then it'll look centered like so!
Repeat for the other side as well.



VOILA! This is the first pattern I've ever written out! If you see or come across
any errors, please contact me by commenting on this blog. :)
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I'M NEW

I'm not new as in a noob, but my website and blog are very new. I'm Sarah and if you want to know more about me, click here.
Now, to start off the very first post:

Yesterday my mom wanted me to teach her how to read a crochet pattern. She was the one that first taught me how to make a scarf all in double crochets, lol, so I thought it ironic that its reversed now that I know more about crochet than she does.

She found this lovely flower pattern on Ravelry.com and said that's what she wanted to make. So, I made a demo so she could see what it looks like. Then she said she wanted it to have more life and not be 2D and plain, so I had to modify it a bit. Then, attached a leaf. When I asked her if she was ready to make hers, she pulled the, "oh, its late and I have to go to bed." She's a stay at home mom, and it was 8:20pm. Haha.
Anyway, after making this flower, I had no idea what to do with it so I made a headband.


What do you guys think? Want the pattern?