Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Denim baby shoes

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Remember my daughter's torn pants?


Ya know the one with the ripped crotch she wanted me to fix? That still makes me laugh!
 
If you haven't yet make sure to check out the Denim Flower I made with them.
 

Well I decided to try to make a pair of baby shoes with them also. What do you think?
They are totally imperfect and almost a craft fail. Although I do think they are cute I still need some more practice on making them. I modified this baby shoe pattern to make them. And added a different ruffle.
Sewing with the denim was a little tricky! Any tips???

Recycling your old denim pants is a great material to use to practice making these though! I definitely will be practising some more. Little shoes are just soooo cute!!!

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Denim Flower

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First off did you notice I am now memakingdo.com? No more memakingdo.blogspot.com so much better! And how do you like the blog makeover? I still have more I want to play with and fix but for now it is looking much nicer! Now on to the project!!!

My daughter had a pair of jeans that the crotch blew out on and she came to me and asked..."Mom can you patch my pants?" Me "Ummm no I don't think I will be putting a patch there." LOL!!! So instead I decided to cut into the pants and make a denim flower from them.



Can you see the problem? They were pretty bad!

I just made a petal shape and cut out several on the fold and 2 not on the fold.

Starting with the 2 not cut on the fold, I rolled the sides in toward the middle and stitched with crochet thread. It's nice and thick and will hold well. If you don't have any just use sewing thread.

Placed the second petal around the first and stitched in place.

Now onto the ones cut on the fold! Do a running stitch across the bottom.

Wrap around the other 2 petals. Keep repeating this until you have your flower as big and full as you would like.

Pretty simple and now you have a cute denim flower you can add to a jacket, headband, clip, purse or whatever you would like.

I still have most of the pair of jeans left so be watching for more projects made with them!

If you make any I would love to see them!

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Circles Headband

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**** UPDATED 4/16/2014 ****
**** Sorry for any confusion on this pattern I have updated it and all should be correct now. Let me know if you run into any more errors so that I may fix them.****
 
Sorry I have been missing I have not been feeling good but am better now!
I have a pin on pinterest of a crochet Happy Circles Table Runner I thought it would make a cute headband. I did it a little different than the Table Runner pattern. But have a tutorial with pattern for you all!

Here is what you need if you would like to make one.

Worsted Weight Yarn
I (5.50 MM) Crochet hook
yarn needle for weaving in the yarn
scissors
Ribbon (Optional)

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations used
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet



Ch 34


dc in 4th ch from hook.


5 dc in same st.

skip 2 ch's, sl st in next ch

Skip 2 ch's, *work 6 dc in next chain, skip 2 ch's,  sl st in next ch* Repeat from * to * to the last three ch's,

 work 12 dc in last ch.

working on opposite side of chain now sl st in each sl, st space and 6 dc in each 6dc space from previous side.

Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. Add a ch of 50 (make this longer or as needed) fasten off. This will be the one of the ties for the headband.

Join yarn in a middle dc from the other end of the headband and again ch 50 or the amount needed for the other side of the tie.

Your done! If you would like you can weave in ribbon or leave it without, it's just as cute!


If you run into to any errors please let me know or email me with any questions or leave it in the comment section!

I would love to see if you make any!



I have made a new flicker group where you can share anything you have made from any of my tutorials! YOU Making Do you can just click on the flicker icon on my sidebar, it will take you to the group page! Make sure to add anything you make or anything that you have already made. I would love to see them and feature some occasionally on here.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Five Petal Flower & Blooming Headband

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This is another post that I'm moving from my crochet blog I'm trying to get shut down. I had a tutorial for the Blooming Headband on here and the flower pattern on my crochet blog. I thought I would combine them so you can find them both in the same place. The pictures will have my crochet blog name watermark I didn't redo them, sorry!


Cute Five Petal Flower

Here is a cute little flower for you to crochet  This flowers can be used for crochet projects, sew on to bags, hats, clothing or even for scrapbook's. Make a headband like the one I made find it below the pattern.


Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn
H - Hook

Abbreviations and Stitches used:
ch - Chain chs(chs chains)
dc - Double Crochet (dcs double crochets)
hk - Hook
sl st - Slip Stitch

Note: First 3 sc count as dc

ch 4

Round 1: dc in 4th ch from hk 9 times, sl st to top of ch 3.





Round 2: ch 1, sc in same stitch as joining, *3 dcs in next dc, sc in next dc* repeat from * to * 3 times more, 3 dc in next dc sl st in beginning sc. fasten off, weave in ends.




You may sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell the pattern itself!

Blooming Headband
Here is a fun little headband you can make using the pattern.



Yes an Antrho Knock-Off!

I came across this little headband at anthro...

Pretty cute I thought but it was $32 not going to pay that amount! I had everything on hand to make it myself so I did.




Here is how I made it...
First off I crocheted four of the flowers. You only need two if you want it to be more like the Anthro one but I wanted mine a bit fuller.



On a plastic headband add a small amount of hot glue to the end and attach the yarn you will be using.



Begin wrapping the yarn around the headband wrapping closely together so the headband doesn't show through on the top side.



Continue wrapping until the whole headband is covered glue the yarn down on the the end of the headband.



Glue small pieces of ribbon up over the ends of the headband.


Glue another small piece of ribbon around the ends of the other piece of ribbon making a nice finished end.

Glue your crocheted flowers on your headband.


Glue on pearl beads to the middle of your flowers and your done.



Your done, enjoy your new Blooming headband!

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rakl Crochet Flower Tutorial

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I had originally had this on another blog that I am going to be getting rid of. There is no point having a separate blog for my crochet projects. I don't know what I was thinking. I'm a little crazy I know. Making things a little simpler now. So I will be adding what I had over there to here. Hope you all enjoy some crochet! I Love it! Or if you have any suggestions on crochet projects you would like to see here I would love to hear!

This little flower is made with a twist. Great for accessories, add it to a hat, bag, clothing, headband add an alligator clip, use it to dress up flip flops so many possibilities.

To start off grab your supplies:
Yarn of choice ( I used two colors).
J/10-(6.0) hook


ch 2 or make a Magic Ring

 Rnd 1: 6 sc in the second ch from the hook, or in the magic ring. If using two colors fasten off


Rnd 2: pull up a loop with second color in any sc. ch 3 *sl st in next sc, ch 3* Repeat from * to * around (6 ch 3 loops).

Rnd 3: sl st and 6 dc in first ch 3 loop, twist  the petal made


*sl st and 6 dc in next ch three loop, twist * repeat from *to* around. Fasten off and weave in ends. (6 twisted petals)



You're done! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

If you find any errors please let me know so I can correct them.

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