Diamond Headband





This headband uses only basic stitches - sc, ch and ss. It is perfect for beginners in crocheting. Can be used as scrap yarn buster project as it uses only small amount of yarn.




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This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Yarn: 50% Acrylic, 50% Wool
Hook size: J/6mm (hook size conversion chart)
Stitches used: ss, sc and ch
Finished size: Toddler and Adult. The pattern can be adapted to fit different sizes
Colors used: color A (base color), color B and color C (the row in the middle)
Different colors may be combined
Yarn needed: 45-50 yds(40-45m), 18-20gr 
Gauge: 13x17 sc = 4x4in / 10x10cm

Notes: The pattern is worked in rounds. Each round ends with ss. Always start with ss and ch 1 in same stitch.

Abbreviations used:
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
ch - chain








Pattern:

Ch 66 (for adult size) or 60 (for toddler) , ss in first chain to form a circle Make sure the chain is not twisted. Now work in rounds. 

Round 1: 
Ch1, sc in same st, sc around, ss in ch1. Join color B. 

Before continuing further check the size of the headband. If needed unwind and add/remove stitches from starting chain to fit better. 

Round 2: 
Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1,* skip one st, sc, ch1*, repeat * - * till end, ss in ch1 

Round 3: 
Join color A in ch1 space between two sc, ch1, sc in same st,* skip one st, sc, ch 1*, repeat * -*, ss in ch1 

Round 4: 
Ch1, sc in same st, sc around, ss in ch1 

Round 5: 
Join color C, repeat row 2 

Round 6: 
Join color A, repeat row 3 

Round 7: 
Repeat row 4 

Round 8: 
Join color B, repeat row 2 

Round 9: 
Join color A, repeat row 3 

Round 10:
Repeat row 4

That's all. Cut the yarn and weave in ends.

You may add similar bracelet to finish up the look :) 


  



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Two color bracelet




Another crochet pattern for bracelet. I love this colors combination - the bracelet can be done in many colors to fit many different styles and cloths. The pattern is very simple and is a combination of basic crochet stitches - single crochet and chain.

The best part - it is fast to crochet - once you get the idea you can do it less than half an hour and make fast few of them as gifts for your parties.




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This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Yarn: 100% cotton
Hook size: D/3mm (hook size conversion chart)
Stitches used: sc, ss, ch
Finished size: To fit adult's hand. Easily adapted for any hand.
Colors used: color A and color B
Gauge: The gauge is not important here as you can make this bracelet with any yarn and hook size as long as you adapt the starting chain (check the notes in the pattern).



Pattern:

Row 1: 
With color A ch 44, ss in first chain. Make sure the chain is not twisted.
Now ch1 and sc in first st, work one sc in each ch till end, ss.

If you need to do a bigger or smaller bracelet just make the starting chain bigger or smaller - keep even number of chains. 
Before you continue with the pattern this is the time where you want to check that the bracelet will fit the size of the hand and will be comfortable to wear.

Row 2: 
Join color B . Ch1, sc in same st, * ch1, skip one st, sc 1*, rep * - * around, end with ss. 

Row 3: 
Join color A in ch1 space between two sc and rep row 2

Row 4: 
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, ss. Cut the yarn, weave in ends. 






You may combine it with this headband :








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Get Rid Of The Unusable Scrap Yarn





Do you like to crochet? 


Do you always keep your fingers busy? 


But what to do with all the leftover yarn that fills the space around?







At first the answer may look simple - there are plenty of projects to use your scrap yarn.

Then you look at your leftover yarns just to find out that ...

- Well, all the yarn is with different thickness and different recommended crochet hook/needles size.

- The colors are very different and do not fit any of the yarn buster projects you like.

- There is also some eyelash or multicolored yarn left that will not suit any crochet work you can think of.

- Some of the yarn is soft and stretchy, the other is not.



How to minimize the amount of scrap yarn you cannot really use?



First Step: Choose your preferred hook(s)/needle(s) size. 


What is the hook/needle you use the most often? 

If you look for example at Ravelry there are over 30 000 projects that ask for hook size 4mm/G or 5mm/H against only around 8 000 for lets say hook size 6.5mm/K.

The same applies to needles - over 76 000 projects uses size US 6 - 4mm, while US size 9/5.5 mm is required by only 22 000 projects.

You may choose one hook size for thin yarn - used mostly for appliques, doilies and accessories(bracelets, toys), one hook size for garments and winter accessories (scarves, hats, leg warmers) and one hook for super bulky yarn for those quick winter projects, rugs or bags.

I, for example, prefer using hook size D/3mm for thin yarn, H/5mm for hats/headbands and M/9mm for the projects that use super bulky yarn. This does not mean I crochet only with those hooks! They may be my preferred hook but I also use hook that is a size bigger, smaller or double strands of yarn.



Second Step: Choose a yarn that is recommended for the hooks you have selected



Most of the yarn can be used with bigger or smaller hook/needle size so you will still have yarn for the projects that recommend other hook/needle size.

- It should have plenty of colors (check the colors carefully, some yarn may miss some basic color like green or gray), the more colors the better.

- It should be soft, nice to wear and good price.

- It should be easy to buy - online or in the store close to you.

Test it first on few small projects and if you are happy with it stay with this yarn - buy different colors and always prefer this yarn.

Note: This does not mean you should use only this yarn! But if you have to buy some yarn - preferably buy this yarn. 

If you want to test a new yarn - buy only the amount you will need for a specified project with the colors you need. If you are going to use several colors and you need only a small amount of different colored yarn check first if you have similar leftover yarn that will do the job.

This way there will be no leftover yarn - the yarn that is left from a project will be used in the next project, if you lack a color or not enough yarn for a project buy another ball of the same yarn.

What about if the yarn is discontinued? Usually it is replaced with another similar yarn or you can find another similar yarn - same thickness, similar softness and structure. If you are using acrylic yarn choose another acrylic yarn, if you are using cotton choose another cotton yarn with the same thickness.

Third Step: Refrain from buying very specific yarn if you don't have a specific project for it

When you need such an yarn (like eyelash or multicolored) - buy the amount you will need to minimize the leftovers.


If you start loving another type of yarn - go for to it. You still will be able to easily combine the leftovers from the previous yarn in a scrap buster project as there are of the same type.


And finally: Keep your scrap yarn in some baskets or place where you can easily reach it.


Sort it! Review it often! So you know what you have and if an idea suddenly comes while working on a project use it wisely  - the result may be awesome! Share it :)






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Eyelash hair elastic




So I got some eyelash yarn and I wondered what to do with it - I wanted some small project just to test it first. So I got some of my daughters hair elastics, crochet around and here is the result (see the pattern details below). 




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This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Yarn: Eyelash yarn of your choice
Hook size: Hook one size bigger than suggested for the yarn. I used hook size 4mm
Stitches used: sc and ch




Pattern:
Make a knot around the hair elastic. 



Ch 1, sc in the center of the elastic.




Repeat the following pattern * ch 2, sc in the center * till the elastic is fully covered.





End with ss in the first st. The chains 2 between scs will allow the elastic to stretch as usual and will make the elastic even more fuzzy.




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Textured Leg Warmers






It is sooo cold and it looks like the winter will never go away. It is the perfect time for a new project to keep the legs warm. This pattern uses chunky wool yarn and 10mm hook and can be done in less than 2 hours (with the breaks :))

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This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Yarn: Drops Eskimo(100% wool) and Drops Peak(90% acrylic, 30% wool) any bulky yarn for 8-10mm hook will do

Hook size: 10 mm/ N (hook size conversion chart)
Stitches used: ss, ch, sc and dc
Finished size: 16 in/41cm long (from top to bottom), 12in/31cm the widest part (at the top). The size is for adult with small calf. Check the notes in the pattern for bigger sizes. 
Colors used: Drops Eskimo - Dark Gray (around 170 gr/ 170 m/ 185yd), Dark Eskimo - Off white (40 gr/ 40m/ 44yd), Drops Peak Coral (40 gr/ 40m/ 44yd)
Gauge: 11 sc x 15 rows = 4 x 4in (10 x 10 cm) square







Pattern:

Bottom Ribbing:

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in second ch fron hook, sc till end(7st), turn 

Row 2: Ch1, sc in back loop of same st, sc in back loop only till end (7st)

Row 3 - 25: Rep row 2 

Check it fits your ankle, you may add or remove few rowsJoin both ends with ss to form a circle. Now work in rounds.






Leg:Ch 1, sc 26 around, ss in ch 1. If you have added/removed rows add/remove the same number of sc, just make sure you have even number of stitches. Space your stitches evenly all around.

Round 1: With color B ch 2, sc in same st, skip 1 st, *(dc, sc in same st), skip 1 st*, rep from * - * till end, ss in ch2.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc around, end with ss in ch1.

Round 3: With color C rep round 1.

Round 4: Repeat round 2. 

Round 5, 7, 9: With color A repeat row 1. 

Round 6, 8, 10: Repeat row 2. 

Round 11: With color B repeat row 1. 

Round 12: With color B repeat row 2. 

Round 13: With color C repeat row 1. 

Round 14: With color C repeat row 2. 

Round 15: With color A reprepeat row 1. 

Round 16 (increase row): Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, sc 11, 2sc in same st, sc till end, ss in ch 1. 

Round 17: Repeat row 1. 

Round 18: (increase row) Ch1, sc in same st, 2sc in next st, sc 13, 2sc in same st, sc till end, ss in ch 1. 

Round 19: Repeat row 1. 

Round 20: Repeat row 2. 

Round 21-22: Switch to color B and rep row 1 and 2. 

Round 23-24: Switch to color C and rep row 1 and 2. 


Top Ribbing:

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in second ch fron hook, sc till end (7st), turn. 

Row 2: Ch1, sc in back loop of same st, sc in back loop only till end (7st).

Row 3 - 30: Repeat row 2. 

Check it fits your calf, you may add or remove few rowsJoin both ends with ss to form a circle. Join the top ribbing part to the leg warmer with color A and ss.





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ZigZag Headband




If you liked the bracelet pattern then you may also want to make a matching headband. The pattern is pretty much the same, I just added two more rows for the headband and more stitches to fit a regular adult head.




This pattern uses only combination of doubles so it is easy to make even for beginners in crocheting.








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This pattern uses US crochet terms.


Yarn: The yarn I used is 75% cotton, 25% viscose, but any yarn will do 
Hook size: 3mm (hook size conversion chart), any other hook will also work well, it will just make the headband bigger (if you use bigger hook) or smaller(if you use smaller hook). You will need to adjust the lenght.
Stitches used: ch and dc
Finished size: 1.5in/3.2 cm wide, 21 in/54cm long - can be done longer or smaller to fit any head
Gauge:  4 in/10 cm = 20 st. from pattern
Colors: I used different combination of two colors (color A and color B in the pattern)


Pattern:
Row 1
With color A ch 110 st (or even number st), dc in 4th ch from hook,* skip 1 st, 2dc in next st*, repeat from * to * till end, turn. You may join the end with the start of the chain (make sure it is not twisted) and work in rounds. I joined the ends of the headband with 2 buttons so it is easily adjustable.

Row 2:

Change to color B - ch 3, dc between the two dc (not in the loops but in the space between the two dc from the previous row, see the picture below), *skip 1st, work 2dc between the next two dc (in the dc space)*, repeat from * to * till the end, turn




Row 3:

Change to color A and repeat row 2.

Row 4:
Back to color B and repeat row 2.

Row 5:
Switch to color A and repeat row 2.

Adding a button:
Before cutting the yarn go around the short edge with a row of sc (I made 10 sc - 2 sc in each dc), cut the yarn. Then attach the yarn at the oposite edge of the headband, make a row of sc, turn. I made two ch 6 as buttons holes.








  
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ZigZag Bracelets




I like crocheted bracelets. They can be done in any colors to match the cloths or other accessories like headband or belt, they are soft and the most important - allergy free. They are perfect gift and are one of those small crochet projects you can make in less than an hour.



This is very simple pattern that uses just combination of doubles so it is easy to make even for beginners in crocheting.


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This pattern uses US crochet terms.




Yarn: The yarn I used is 75% cotton, 25% viscose, but any yarn will do 
Hook size: 3mm (hook size conversion chart), any other hook will also work well, it will just make the bracelet bigger (if you use bigger hook) or smaller(if you use smaller hook).
Stitches used: ch and dc
Finished size: 0.75in/2 cm wide, 8 in/20cm long - can be done longer or smaller to fit any hand
Gauge: The gauge is not important here as you can easily adapt the pattern for any hook size and yarn. Just add or remove stitches from the starting chain, make sure it contain even number of stiches.
Colors: I used different combination of two colors (color A and color B in the pattern)

Note: If you are using hook with size bigger than D/3mm you may replace the dc stitches with hdc to keep the bracelet smaller with almost no holes.







Pattern:
Row 1
With color A ch 44st (or even number st), dc in 4th ch from hook,* skip 1 st, 2dc in next st*, repeat from * to * till end, turn. You may join the end with the start of the chain (make sure it is not twisted) and work in rounds. I prefer to work in rows and join the ends of the bracelet with a button - this way it is easily adapted to fit any hand.

Row 2:

Change to color B - ch 3, dc between the two dc (not in the loops but in the space between the two dc from the previous row, see the picture below), *skip 1st, work 2dc between the next two dc (in the dc space)*, repeat from * to * till the end, turn




Row 3:

Change to color A and repeat row 2. You may now sew the edges or add a button.

Adding a button:
Before cutting the yarn go around the short edge with a row of sc (I made 6 sc), cut the yarn. Then attach the yarn at the oposite edge of the bracelet, work 2 sc, then ch6 (for the button hole), join with sc and do 2 more sc till the end. This is all, now just sew a button.




  
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Frozen Inspired Bag





And here is a bigger version of my favorite frozen inspired mini bag 
It uses only sc and ss and double strands of yarn to make the bag firm with no holes.




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This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Yarnthis pattern uses double strand of worsted weight yarn 100% cotton (for hook size H) 
Hook size: 5mm/H (hook size conversion chart)
Stitches used: ch, sc
Finished size: around 7.5-8.25in/18-21cm wide, around 7in/18cm long (with the handles)




Notes: 
- Work with double strand of worsted weight yarn, preferably cotton or some yarn that is not too soft.
- The bag is made from bottom to top
- You can adjust the size via adding more rows to make it longer or extract some row to make it smaller
- The hook size and the gauge are not important - they will just make the bag bigger or smaller
- All rows starts with ch 1 and sc in same st and finish with ss

If you want to crochet the mini bag then check this pattern here







Pattern:

The base of the bag:

With double strand of the yarn ch 21, continue working with double strand. 

Row 1:
sc in second ch from hook, sc till end, finish with 3 sc in last st. Turn so the bottom is now top and continue working 1 sc in each ch till end. Finish with 3sc in last st, ss in the first sc (44 st) 

Row 2:
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc 18, 2sc in same st, 1sc, 2sc in same st, sc 19, 2sc in same st, sc 1, 2 sc in same st, ss on ch 1 (48 st) 

Row 3:
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc 19, 2sc in same st, 2 sc, 2sc in same st, 20 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, ss (54 st) 


You have made the base of the bag. It should be around 7in long/1.75in wide (17cm /4.5 cm).


Now continue with the bag:

Row 4:
Ch1, sc in front loop only in same st, sc in front loop only in each st, ss in ch1  (54 st)

Row 5:
Ch1, sc in same st, sc around, ss in ch1 (54 st)

Row 6:

Rep row 5 (54 st)

Row 7 (sc increase row):
Ch1, sc in same st, 20 sc, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc, 2 sc in same st, 24 sc, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc, 2 sc, ss (58 st) 

Row 8:
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc around, ss in ch1(58 st) 

Row 9 - 16:
Repeat previous row 8


Row 17:
Switch to color B and repeat row 8

Row 18 - 23:
Switch to color C and repeat row 8

Row 24 (bag handles)

Ch 1, sc in same st, 3 sc, ch 20, skip 15, sc in 16th st,sc 12, ch 20, skip 15 st,  sc till end (9 st)

Row 25-26:
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc around, ss in ch1
Cut the yarn and weave in

This it the bag. You may sew a flower, heart or whatever you want




Heart:
The pattern for the heart can be found here







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