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Crochet headbands…

Headbands are my favorite hair accessories. Whether I want to keep my hair straight down or have fun trying to make some up-dos, adding an headband can totally make the difference. They are such feminine and elegant accessories and let’s be honest…I always feel a bit as a princess when I wear something on my head!!!!

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crochet headbandsFor the “ flower headband” I have used an ivory cotton thread and a 1.5 mm hook. Then I followed this cute lace pattern I found on the net, perfect to have a romantic final look. To make the headband perfectly fit my head I also added an hair elastic to it.lace pattern 1For the “ fan headband” I have used the same tools, but for it I chose a more casual pattern. You can never go wrong with them! This headband looks more classic with its fan stitches , the larger band makes it very comfortable to wear and it looks perfect on everyday hair styles.

lace pattern 2I hope you guys like these patterns. Now it’s your turn, which headband would be more ‘you’? which one would you like to wear? Give it a try and let me know how it turned out!! Happy crocheting dear and lots of kisses for you !!!!

Crocheted basket…

I never have enough boxes to store all my stuff! This is the reason why my jewelry always ends up into old and smelly shoe boxes, or why I usually threw my make-up into those mysterious drawers that make it magically disappear. Well, this time I decided my new beauty products and perfumes deserved better and I thought about a crocheted basket as the perfect way to keep them all in order and in a nice looking place.

1To make my basket I have used a light pink ball of Zpagetti yarn. It was my first time with this kind of yarn and I felt absolutely enthusiastic about it. Even if it needed a large hook size, crocheting fabric wasn’t hard at all. Since the fabric is very soft and chunky, the work went up really fast and I was able to finish my project in a couple of hours.2

3Here below is the pattern I made up for this project. It is meant for a medium size basket, but you can customize it making it bigger or smaller by simply adding or reducing the initial number of stitches.

What you’ll need:

  • a ball of Zpagetti yarn in the color you prefer
  • 8 mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

PATTERN

Into a magic loop make 6 sc

row1: ch1 (it counts as the first sc), 1 sc into the same st. 2 sc in each st around. At the end of the row sl st into the first ch. (12 st)

row2: ch1 (it counts as the first sc), 2sc into the next st.* 1 sc into the very next st, 2 sc in the next ones*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first sc. (18 st)

row3: ch1 (it counts as the first sc), 1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next one.* 1 sc in the next two stitches, 2 sc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first ch. (24st)

row4: ch1 (it counts as the first sc), 1 sc into the next two st, 2 sc into the next one.* 1 sc in the next three stitches, 2 sc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first ch. (30st)

row5: ch1 (it counts as the first sc), 1 sc into the next three st, 2 sc into the next one.* 1 sc in the next four stitches, 2 sc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first ch. (36st)

row6: ch1 (it counts as the first sc), 1 sc into the next four st, 2 sc into the next one.* 1 sc in the next five stitches, 2 sc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first ch. (42st)

row7: ch1 (it counts as the first sc), 1 sc into the next five st, 2 sc into the next one.* 1 sc in the next six stitches, 2 sc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first ch. (48st)

row8-16: ch1 (it counts as the first sc), 1 sc in each st around. Sl st into the next st at the end of the row. (42 st)

row17 : ch2 (it counts as the first dc), *ch1, skip the very next st and dc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the second ch. (42 st)

I also added a romantic touch weaving a lace ribbon through the double crochet stitches of row 17 and tying a bow at the center of the basket. I absolutely love how delicate it looks! To make my basket look more like a nest I finally made an edging row of crab stitches all the way around.

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5I hope you guys like this pattern. I can think about so many ways you can use these baskets. You can keep your ‘treasures’ inside them or you can fill them with soaps, scented candles, skin care products and make it the perfect gift for a friend !! Have fun with Zpagetti and let me know your impressions and what’s your favorite crochet project to do using this yarn. I love you all and see you to the next post..byeee!!!! XX

Timeless doily…

Hi my dear friends! Today I am here with a new project I made for one of my grandma’s friends. She wanted a white doily for a white long table in her dining room so I chose an oval shape with an edging pineapple motif and I tried it on the white furniture in my bedroom. I can say that she had a really good taste because I absolutely love the effect . It’s really delicate and elegant and I think I’m gonna make one for me too.

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Here is the free pattern I followed. It comes with some instructions on the left side of the page, but basically the work starts from the central 97 chain stitches and continues working around. (Just remember to fasten off your thread at rows 4 and 10). To make this doily I used 150 gr of white cotton thread crocheted with a 1.75 mm hook and the final size that came out is about 24’’x16’’ (60cmx40cm).

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I also took some extra pictures so that you can see the details of this work.

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I hope you guys enjoy this pattern. It’s really easy and it will take approximately one week of no hard working. Well, give it a try and if you have any questions or problems don’t hesitate to leave a comment and I will be more than pleased to help you. Happy crocheting and see you to the next post!!! Byeee

French Beret…

Salut mes amis! Get ready, today we are going to fly to Paris. If you want to feel a cute “parisienne”, the fashion accessory you cannot miss is the typical French basque. I really love it ! I think it looks adorable on everyone, sophisticated with short hair and romantic with long or medium hair. For sure it gives an extra touch to your style! You can wear it in winter as warm and cozy, but also in spring or summer. If your summers are impossibly hot like in my Country, you can wear it in the evening with a red lipstick looking simply chic and unique. I wanted one to be worn during spring/summer times, so I looked for an openwork pattern and I was captured by this one on the net. http://www.craftideas.us/crochet-beret-for-girls.html

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For my beret, I chose the dusty rose that is actually my favorite color and I used 2 threads of cotton together, worked with a 3 mm hook. I love the texture it came out! I also made some adjustments to this pattern skipping the last 5 rows and going directly to the edging band, but this is completely optional. It depends on how slouchy you want your basque to be.

After few hours working voilà this is the final result!!

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I hope I convinced you guys enough to give this basque a try!! I would be pleased to receive photos of your handmade basque and if you have any questions leave a comment and I will answer as soon as I can!! See you next time, bye !!!