Archive | August, 2016

Easy to Crochet Flower Headbands

Crochet Flower Headbands are so quick and easy to make.  I’m aways looking for ways to use up my many partial skeins of yarn.  It seems those partially used skeins keep multiplying.  I hate to throw them away and sometimes there isn’t enough yarn to make a big or medium sized project.  I saw these little stretchy headbands at my local Dollar Tree store.  I liked them but they were just too plain.   I decided to add some crochet flowers to the headbands to make them a little fancier.   Here is what I came up with:  Crochet Flower Headbands.  

You can also just make the flowers and add them as embellishments on hats, scarfs, etc.  I have included the link for a free video tutorial on the last page of this post for visual learners.

Easy Crochet Flower

Crochet Flower Headband

Supplies needed for your Crochet Flower Headbands:

Stretchy headbands (purchase at store near you)

Small amount of yarn (approx. 3 oz.) of your favorite color.  You will need a minimum of 2 colors.  One for center and one for petals


yarn needle

stitch marker (optional)

Crochet Hook J/10  6.0m (for middle flower)

crochet hook H/ 5.0mm (for 2 side flowers)

The above flower cluster is made with 3 flowers.  One large one in the center and 2 small ones on the side.

To begin Crochet Flower Headbands:

(with contrasting color)  Magic circle, (leave a long tail to sew flower onto headband)  ch 1, 6 sc into circle, pull shut

Round 1:  (Working in front loop only)  sl st into 1st sc, (to close circle), sl st into next sc, *[ch 2, 3dc, ch 2, sl st into next st]* all in same stitch.  Petal made. Rep from * to * until you have completed 5 petals, sl st into same st.

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Crochet Cactus Home Decor. Fun and Ouchie Free!

Crochet Cactus as home decor are such a fun project.   These little crochet cactus  are a great way to use up your yarn scraps.  Using different shades of green also helps to make them more interesting and realistic.    I love the fact that the supplies needed for this project are inexpensive and easy to find.   You can make several of them and place them on a window sill or on a mantle.  Mix them in with “real” plants for fun.

These little Crochet Cactus don’t require watering, any maintenance and best of all they are Ouchie Free.  If Ouchie a word?  Well it was around my house when my kids were growing up.   I hope you enjoy this project.  Be sure to share this post with your friends and family. Keep reading to get more info and the free written pattern.  (I have uploaded a video tutorial if you prefer to watch the video on the last page of this post ).

Crochet Cactus

Crochet Cactus Home decor Project

I recently went on a trip to Texas.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t a fun trip.  My uncle passed away and we traveled to attend his funeral.  While traveling we did stop at several rest areas and shops.  I kept seeing small bowls of different types of cacti.  They are so pretty but I was apprehensive about all the thorns.  I didn’t feel comfortable having to store them up in a box (they wrap them in newspapers) and then unwrapping them when we got home.  I did love the idea of having a few and how beautiful they look.  Several even having little flowers.  What’s a great to do?  Crochet your own of course.  Here is what I came up with.

You will need the following supplies for your Crochet Cactus:

scraps of yarn in various shades of green (you can make them all one shade)

Scraps of colorful yarn for the flowers (flowers are optional)


stitch marker

polyfiber stuffing (you can also use cotton)

1 small glass container (I purchased mine at my local  Dollar Tree store)

small pebbles ((I purchased mine at my local Dollar Tree store)

yarn needle

Crochet Hook size H/ 5.0mm for the cactus

Crochet Hook size  B / 2.25mm for flowers

bamboo cooking skewers or straws (to hold cactus inside the rocks)

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