2014/21 Cute hair thingie for the warmer weather (while it lasts)

From the wonderful BobWilson on youtube, this cutie is one of the easiest things you’ll ever make and perfect for the warmer weather that the British Isles are experiencing atm. You can leave it plain or embellish it however you like.

2014 number 10 – the Bobble Blanket

We think this is a work of art. It’ll keep you busy for the rest of the year, that’s for sure!

It’s from the hook of the Haekelmonster which means “crochet monster” in German, a description that probably covers all of us!

The pattern comes in German terms as well as US English.

sc = UK DC

dc = UK TR

Visit the Haekelmonster for the pattern.

And here’s how to crochet the Bobble stitch using the UK TR (called the US double crochet in the video).


Crochet Star/Advent calender decs – pattern translation

These lovely stars are part of a series that the creator posted to YouTube, showing you how to make loads of clever and quick Christmas-themed shapes. She has posted one a day throughout the Advent period to make a Crochet-Video-Advent-Calender, but I could easily see these makes hung on a decorated background for an actual Advent Calender. The whole video is only 4.20 minutes long.

Where the pattern asks for an sc, crochet UK DC. where it asks for an hdc, crochet a UK HTR, where it asks for a dc, crochet a UK TR.


Pattern Translation – Heart bracelet video tutorial

Found this on YouTube by SIMPLE CROCHET – it’s a fairly simple bracelet. You will need to translate the following stitches:

Single Crochet – UK DC

Half Double – UK HTR

Triple – UK Double Treble

Double Crochet – UK TR

Beware: there are also some increase stitches in there but she’s put lovely slow-motion sections in the video so you shouldn’t have any trouble.

Increase stitches are sneaky ways of getting extra stitches in without making it obvious.  They’re dead easy and really useful, plus also can give a lovely shape you wouldn’t get any other way. I use them a lot for flower petals.

For the bracelet section, she uses an ICORD. The video explains how to do this technique, but PlanetJune also has a great tutorial. If an Icord is a bit advanced for you at this point, you could easily make the bracelet some other way – chains, chains + a couple of rows of DC or HTR or TR. You can make this section as simple or as complicated as you like. Don’t stress it!

You could make belts or headbands this way too, and add as many hearts as you like in contrasting colours, perhaps. You could crochet around an existing bracelet or even add the heart to the broomstick bracelet we looked at yesterday!