Daisies and Buttercups

Daisies and Buttercups

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Crochet Head Warmer Pattern

Headwarmer Crochet Pattern

Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm

Start with 60 chain (either loosely or use a larger size crochet hook)

Join to first chain, making sure chain isn’t twisted

Row 1: Miss first chain, sc in next 15 ch. (Miss 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, 1 ch, dc in 3rd ch, 1 ch) continue ending with 5 dc, 1 ch. Slip stitch in first sc.

Row 2: sc in next 15 sc (1 ch 5dc in center of previous row 5dc, 1 ch, 1 dc in dc of previous row) continue ending with 5dc, 1 ch

Repeat row 2 four more times or until desired width.






Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Crochet Turtles












I had a basket full of left over yarn and found this turtle pattern which worked great for using up small pieces. I did go a little crazy, but the grandkids love them.

Pattern here

Monday, December 21, 2015

Boot Cuffs

These would make a great gift for this time of year.

Size H Hook (crochet hook sizes here)

Row 1 - Chain 20. In 2nd chain from hook double crochet (treble in England)
Row 2 - DC in each chain. When you get to the end, 3 chain then turn
Row 3 - 20 - Repeat row 2
Join edges either by sewing or crochet whatever you prefer


Scallop edge 
Double crochet in the second stitch. Five more dc in same stitch.
Slip stich in 3rd stitch from the scallop.
Six dc in 3rd stitch from slip stich
Continue around the edge of the boot cuff.

Note: you may need to adjust the size depending upon the size of your calf and the thickness of the yarn. For the main part I only put the needle through one strand, rather than both of them which gave it a ridge effect.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

How To Videos for Making Quilts etc.

Melanie Ham has loads of how to videos for making quilts, crochet projects and more.

Melanie Ham Designs

You can also search for her on You Tube

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wine Bottle Corks


A friend gave me a big bag of wine bottle corks and as I've remodeled my kitchen with a Tuscan theme, I thought they would be great for decorations. I used a 12" grapevine wreath and hot glued corks around it and added a few grapes that I found in Hobby Lobby.













For the trivet, I painted a picture frame, and when dry, rubbed it lightly with steel wool to give it an aged effect. I hot glued the corks onto the wooden backing. A friend has one that has corks in an old cigar box, which works better, but they don't seem to be as plentiful as they once were.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tea Bag Holder

I received this lovely gift from a friend this week. She knows when we travel that I'm always disappointed when only coffee is available in a hotel room and no tea bags. This is a tea bag holder which would be great to pop in my suitcase.




Below are a few ideas for making a tea bag organizer



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Free Rabbit and Bear Knitting Pattern

I found an adorable free rabbit and bear pattern on Ravelry. It's a great way to use up scraps of yarn. The only change I made was I used safety eyes and I didn't add buttons because I thought it would be difficult for little fingers to button the jackets.