Heart Strings

psych4noobs:

Love this! Super simply and great for decorating. Plus, add some wire and you’ve got a headband!!
– Leeloo the Tall

Originally posted on Make My Day Creative:

Heart Strings 2 row pattern

Heart Strings – an easy 2 row pattern!

How cute are these little hearts? These heart strings are quick to make and can be used for lots of craft projects.  Mini garlands, gift wrapping, bracelets and even as a fancy edging.  I tied some round a jar candle as an easy alternative to making a jar cover!

Use Heart Strings to make an easy jar cover!

Use Heart Strings to make an easy jar cover!

The best bit is it is just 2 rows of crochet with no joining of motifs, and no cutting and re-joining of the yarn. Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation) You can use any leftover stash yarn and a matching hook size.  Mine are made with size 3mm and 4mm hooks.

Pattern:

Ch a multiple of 4 +1 (eg for a 5 heart string ch21)

Tip: crochet R1 through both loops of the chain – this keeps the dip…

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2014/73 – charger-thief protection

Nowadays, most phone chargers look the same, especially the ones with a detachable USB cable for your computer. This can result in people losing theirs and thinking that someone else has taken it, with arguments to follow. Well Through The Loops has a solution: decorate the cables in different colours to avoid confusion!

She posted a picture tutorial seen here —->

It’s really simple, perfect for beginners, and a really useful idea for preventing family arguments! Find some spare yarn, assign everyone a colour and get crocheting!

Find the author’s blog here:

http://throughtheloops.typepad.com/through_the_loops/2014/10/happy-friday.html

- Leeloo the Tall

2014/71 – something for beginners

Hello!

So here’s one which isn’t exactly crochet but it a great idea for when you have odd strands and straggly bits of yarn left-over which are too small to start a new project with.

Yarnball earrings! How cute are they? I can imagine wearing pink ones all the time. Love it!

Find the tutorial here:

http://ithappensinablink.com/2014/10/yarn-ball-earrings.html

Supernova Hat

Originally posted on Two Strands:

Supernova hat, seen from above.

Supernova Hat, bird’s eye view.

Supernova Hat, a Fair Isle / Norwegian knitting design by Mary Ann Stephens

Supernova Hat, waiting to be knit in your two favorite shades of Dale Hubro.

Thirty, count ‘em, thirty quick rounds of short repeat, short float bliss, then *poof*, you’re done.  Should fit most of the adults on your holiday list.  It seems a shame to knit just one, no?

Knit yours in any two favorite shades of Dale Garn Hubro 100% pure new wool.  Just one ball of each color will do the trick. Printed pattern available through Mary Ann at Kidsknits; PDF available for purchase through Ravelry.

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Simple free crochet sock/slipper sock pattern

Originally posted on Rosy Alice Crochet Designs:

I came up with this pattern the other day simply because I had cold feet and no slippers :> They’re lovely and IMG_20141007_174838[1]warm and you could even wear them in bed, providing you don’t wear them up the garden when you’re chasing the dog like I did.

You can use any thickness of wool for this but obviously will need to adapt your hook size to suit. To make slippers, I used a 5.5 mm hook but next time I’ll probably use a 5 mm hook. I’m also going to be using an 8 mm hook when I make a pair from my chunky yarn and will probably miss out round 3.

To make socks, either go down a couple of hook sizes or simply miss out round 3.

Also, I don’t join with a slip stitch in this pattern in order to avoid a seam. Just move straight to…

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