Happy Friday friends! I am finishing off the week by sharing this chunky, cozy and QUICK crochet cowl pattern with you. I called it the “almost” 30 minute crochet cowl because, in all fairness, it took me 35 minutes to complete. But doesn’t 30 minute crochet cowl sound better? Plus, I believe I am a rather slow crocheter, so I would be interested in seeing how fast you can crochet it.
This cute crochet key fob is a great beginner project and uses basic stitches. You will enjoy pairing different colors together. These key fobs are a cute, small gift or would be great for your summer craft fair booth! Enjoy the free crochet pattern.
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I am not a huge fan of bulky purses. In fact, I only carry a bag because I have kids; apparently those little people need lots of things. So I grin and bear my ginormous diaper bag full of snacks, water bottles, wipes and Transformers (which are completely crucial for a grocery store run). When it’s just me, however, I like to travel light: the essentials only. This chevron zipper pouch is perfect for carrying the things that you really need for a day (or night) out.
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Last week we had the Boy’s birthday party. It was his first “real” party with organized games and activities. I was so nervous. What if the kids hate the games? What if they hate the food (cupcakes, go figure)? What if they get bored, or my son decides he hates the whole thing? Oh the joys of parenthood. Luckily, it went quite well, all the kids had fun, and the stress and worry was for nothing. This week calls for a cute, sweet (and fast) little project. I have a fun and fancy pattern coming up next week, but I wanted to release this pattern first. These cute crochet bows will be embellishing next week’s creation. I loved how these crochet bows turned out so much that I wanted them to have their own post.
The good thing about these crochet bows is that they are shaped like a bow before the middle is wrapped. You don’t need to pinch and wrap, hoping it turns out okay (I am not the best bow-maker with fabric, paper, ribbon or much else). You get a perfect crochet bow every time!
These cute crochet bows work up so quick and the applications are near endless. A bow garland in a baby’s room would be so adorable, or you could embellish slippers and crochet boots, hats or hair bands and clips.
CUTE CROCHET BOWS
What you need:
- Size G Hook (4.25 mm) (my favorite hooks)
- Medium Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Brava and Mighty Stitch
- Yarn Needle (to weave in ends)
Brava – Seashell and Dove Heather
Might Stitch – Navy, Conch, Oyster and Mint
1. Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc 3. Hdc. Sc. Sl st. Sc. Hdc. Dc 4. Turn. (13 sts)
2.- 4. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 3. Hdc. Sc. Sl st. Sc. Hdc. Dc 4. Turn.
Tie off. Weave in ends.
Take a length of yarn and wrap it around the middle of the crochet bow, starting in the middle of the yarn. Wrap both ends around the bow going in opposite directions. After wrapping 3-4 times, tie a small knot in the back of the bow and cut the ends.
It’s that simple!
How will you use your cute crochet bows?
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Have you even worked with polymer clay? My parents gave me some as a child with some bead and shape molds. I really had a lot of fun with it. I remember the clay was pretty stiff and I had to work it in my hands for several minutes before it was malleable. Since grade school, I hadn’t really tried working with it again, but I am glad to find out that the new polymer clays are much softer and easier to work with! I decided to make some easy geometric beads for earrings and polymer clay proved to be the perfect medium.