2014/63 – crochet flower and button earrings!

Do you ever find that you have nigh unending heaps of bright buttons going to waste?

Or that you can never find the *perfect* project to add them to?

Well never fear, Happiness Crafty is here with a pattern for some gorgeous flower earrings!

I have a feeling you could equally adapt other patterns for the same purpose – the heart pattern we showed a while ago (great for Valentine’s themed earrings), maybe even the pineapple or the skates (instead of giving them a winter theme, you could use summer colours and use several smaller buttons for wheels instead of blades). You could make earrings like this with any shape pattern! Or even wacky or novelty buttons.

It’s all in UK terms already, and looks pretty easy, so go crazy!


– Leeloo the Tall

2014/31 – Bridal garter using elastic with crochet – pattern translation

This is sexy, don’t you think? It’s really sweet and looks like it will hook up quickly. The designer has also shown us how to use elastic with crochet, a useful tip. You could use this pattern as a basis for making other items like scrunchies.

It uses:

sc – UK DC.

hdc – UK HTR

tc aka tr – UK DTR


Visit Cre8tionCrochet for this and many other lovely patterns.

2014/15 – Crochet envelopes

I’m so happy that I can keep typing 2014 up there ^^. Odd numbers vex me.

Anyway, here’s a cute pattern from MollieMakes magazine (sister mag to our beloved SimplyCrochet, but why have they used US crochet terms?!).

Crochet envelopes! You could store keepsakes in them – as well as use the pattern as a learning tool for triangles!

It’s all in UK TR.

Click here for the pattern.

2014 number 12 – a heart for Valentine’s Day – video tutorial

This pattern from littlebirdiesecrets is very easy, very fast, and is our go-to pattern for heart shapes. The video is lovely and clear, and you can obviously pause and rewind as much as you want! Each heart takes literally two minutes!

When the pattern asks for a treble, crochet a UK DTR. When it asks for a double, crochet a UK TR.

Here’s the URL if you need it: http://youtu.be/NXuL2596zEA