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CROCHET GLADIATOR FLIP FLOPS

CROCHET MAKE-UP/TOILETRY TRAVEL BAG

Monday, 24 July 2017

HOME DECOR UPCYCLE - STARBURST BLING CLOCK - DIY

Materials Used:

Wall clock
bling wrap
bling gems
glue (your choice)
scissors
silver glitters
hot glue sticks
hot glue gun

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

HOW TO MAKE A HOT SUMMER DAISY FLOWER - DIY - TUTORIAL




Materials used on this project:

Regular printer paper ( you can use whatever you like)
paper glue
hot glue
silver glitters (optional)
scissors
a rounded object to roll end of petals
paper cutter
I used food colouring to colour the petals

Watch the video to see how to assemble the pieces


Thursday, 13 July 2017

HOW TO CROCHET A MAKE-UP/TOILETRY TRAVEL BAG - DIY - TUTORIAL

For this project you will need:
Crochet yarn (of your choice of colours etc) 
Crochet hook (of your choice)
yarn needle
scissors
beads

ABBREVIATIONS:

picot - chain 3, sl st in bottom of ch 3
sts - stitches
beg - beginning
sl st - slip stitch
bpdc - back post double crochet
fpdc - front post double crochet
2dctog - crochet 2 dc together
sk - skip
ch - chain

Instructions:

Row 1.  Ch 25, dc in 4th ch from hook, 5 dc in same ch space, 1 dc in each of next 20 sts, 6 dc in next st, now working along other side, 1 dc in each of next 20 sts, sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Row 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, (12 dc total at end), 1 dc in each of next 20 dc, 2 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 dc in each of next 20 dc, sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Row 3:  repeat row 2, (you should now have a total of 24 dc at each end).

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each dc to end, sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Row 5: Ch 3, bpdc in each st around, joining with a sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Row 6: Ch 3, fpdc in each st around, joining with a sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rows 7-20: repeat row 6.

Row 21:  Ch 3, 2dctog, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, repeat to end and sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Row 22:  Ch3, in next ch 2 space make 3 dc, ch 3 , sl st in bottom of same ch 3 to make picot, 3 dc,( shell made with picot ), in next ch 2 space put 3 dc, ch 3, sl st in bottom of same ch 3 to make picot, 3 dc, another shell with picot made, repeat to end, in last shell make 3 dc, picot and 2 dc and sl st in top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Make 2 strings, each with 100 chains.  Loop through each string in the ch 2 spaces from one side to the  either side, so when you pull on both strings the bag will close shut, see video. Or you can string your strings as you please.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

HOW TO CROCHET BEADED GLADIATOR FLIP FLOPS - DIY - TUTORIAL



Wednesday, 5 July 2017

HOW TO CROCHET A COOL SUMMER FRINGED PONCHO - DIY - TUTORIAL

The pattern for this Poncho can be found at:

http://www.girliescrochet.com/easy-crochet-poncho.html Video:

Thursday, 29 June 2017

HOW TO MAKE A GLAM LAMP - HOME DECOR - DIY

For this project I used the following:


A Coca Cola Bottle (recycled)
scissors
knife
LED touch light (available at Amazon)
bling wrap
pearl beads
plastic flowers
hot glue
glue gun
fruit cup containers (recycled)

Watch the video for guidance



Sunday, 25 June 2017

HOW TO CROCHET A CLUTCH PURSE - FT/THE SUZETTE STITCH - DIY

HOW TO CROCHET A CLUTCH PURSE USING THE SUZETTE STITCH

PLEASE REFER TO THE VIDEO FOR GUIDANCE WHERE NECESSARY.

NOTE: When crocheting using the Suzette stitch, always start  and finish with a sc (single crochet). For all subsequent rows, always crochet in all the sc, on that row, skipping all the dc on that row.

For this project you will need:
Crochet Hook ( I used 4:00 mm)
scissors
yarn of your choice ( I used Lyon Brand No. 5 chunky, colour: Cream/Black
yarn needle
a button

Instructions:

Make a chain of 50 plus 2.

Row 1.  Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, dc in the same sc, sk 1 st, sc and dc in the next st, sk 1 st, sc and dc in the next st. Repeat to the last st, in the last stitch make a sc, ch 1 and turn.

Row 2.  sc and dc in the first sc, sk the next dc, sc and dc in the next sc, repeat to the last st, in the last stitch make a sc, ch 1 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 until you have reached the desired length of your project.  I made 33 rows.

To form the clutch, fold your work (see video for guidance) count 10 stitches down from the top on either side of your work (this will be the flap).  Sew up both sides of the clutch. 

Edging for the flap

Attach your yarn at the bottom edge of the flap, make sc evenly up the 10 stitches, when you reach the corners, put 3 sc in that st,  and then 34 sc evenly spaced across, then 3 sc in corner and down the last 10 stitches (Note, you should have 34 sc across the flap. cut your yarn. (watch video for guidance).


Row 1. Attach your yarn in the second of the 3 sc on the corner at the right side. Ch 3, sk 2 sts, 5dc in the next st; ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, sk 2 sts,  5 dc in next st, ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc in the next st, ch 5, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, repeat to last st, (you should end with 5 dc, turn your work

Row 2.  ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 more times, ch 3, sc in next sp, ch 3, sc in next space,  ch 3, dc in next dc,  ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1,3 more times, repeat to end, ending with your last dc of 5 dc group. Turn your work.

Row 3. (count as first dc, ch 3, sl st in bottom of that ch 3, (picot made), dc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in bottom of that ch 3, another picot made.  repeat for other 3 dc in that 5 dc group; ch 5, sk the next sp, sc in the next sp, ch 5, dc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in the bottom of that ch 3, picot made, repeat for the other 4 dc in that 5 dc group, repeat to end, fasten off.

Find the center of your work and sew on your button.

Strap for clutch:

Attach your yarn in the left hand corner below the flap.  Make ch 3 and dc in each of next 2 dc (3 dc in all); turn your work, now work 1 dc in each of those 3 dc.  Repeat for the desired length you need for your strap.  Get your yarn needle and attach the other end to the beginning where you attached the yarn. 

NOTE: You can make your strap or straps however you  wish.