I love designing patterns that are pretty enough for gift-giving, yet easy enough for beginners to make. This pattern mixes easy stitches to give a big of texture.
If you would like a printable PDF version of this pattern, please check it out in my Ravelry shop by clicking HERE.
At the end of this post, you will find my video tutorial. As for the pattern, please do not reproduce it in ANY fashion. You may sell anything you make from this pattern.
What You'll Need
-A bulky 5 weight yarn. I used Color Made Easy by Lion Brand, in the color Mineral Yellow
-Size 6mm hook
Stitches & Terms Used
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
DC: double crochet
FLO: front loop only
BLO: back loop only
Note: The chains at the beginning of a row do NOT count as a stitch. This pattern is designed to fit an adult. It will be slightly snug at first, but will stretch with use.
Chain 65 (make sure this chain isn't too tight)
Row 1: SC in the 2nd ch from the hook, and all the way across. (64)
Row 2: Ch 2, and turn. Working in the FLO, HDC into the 1st stitch, and every stitch across. (64)
Row 3: Ch 2, and turn. Working in the BLO, HDC into the 1st stitch, and every stitch across. (64)
Row 4: Ch 1, and turn. Working into the FLO, SC into the 1st stitch, and every stitch across. (64)
Row 5: Ch 2, and turn. Skip the 1st stitch, and DC into the next stitch. Working in front of the DC you just made, DC into the skipped stitch. Skip the next empty stitch, and DC into the next stitch. Working in front of the DC you just made, DC into the skipped stitch. Repeat this all way across. (32 crisscrosses)
Row 6: Ch 1, and turn. Working into the BLO, SC into the 1st stitch, and every stitch across. (64)
Row 7: Ch 2, and turn. Working in the BLO, HDC into the 1st stitch, and every stitch across. (64)
Row 8: Ch 2, and turn. Working in the FLO, HDC into the 1st stitch, and every stitch across. (64)
Row 9: Ch 1, and turn. Working into the BLO, SC into the 1st stitch, and every stitch across. (64)
Finish off, leaving a long tail to be used for sewing the ends together.
Lay the project down, right side facing up. The right side is the one with all of the beautiful ridges.
Fold each side in half, so it looks like the letter 'C'.
Fit each side into each other.
Using the yarn needle, stitch through all 4 layers of your work, from one end, to the other. Work your way back across to ensure strong stitching.
Work away all of your ends, turn your work right side out, and enjoy!
I suppose everything old is new again, and hair scrunchies are no exception! I remember having these babies in so many colors!!! I was pretty surprised when someone asked me to make a few for her daughter, but I was also happy to bring back piece of my childhood through yarn!
These are really simple, and are a great way to use up leftover yarn scraps. They make great stocking stuffers and wonderful impulse items at craft fairs. Slap a label on them, and you have a professional looking item! Sorry, I can't give you the file for my labels because these are mine, but you can make your own by purchasing and downloading the file here: Printable Scrunchie Tags.
Now.... on to the easy hair scrunchie crochet pattern.
a hair elastic
yarn (I'm using Bernat Velvet)
How to Make It:
Working into the hair elastic, make single crochets all the way around, being careful to not stretch it. Slip stitch into the first stitch and chain 2. Make a half double crochet into the same stitch. Make 2 half double crochets into each stitch around, join to the top of the first chain 2, and finish off. Work away your ends. Done!
Need a video tutorial? Here it is!
Hello, all my fellow Happy Hookers! In this post, I'm going to show you how to make a crochet fish in a jar. These little things are great craft fair sellers, and are so easy to make, you'll want one in every color imaginable!
By the way, would you like some FREE printable labels and wraps for your crocheted items? Check out the ones I've created just for my very special readers, HERE.
What You'll Need:
a free fish Pattern, which can be found HERE.
clear thread or fishing line
beads or rhinestones for the eyes
rocks or glass pebbles
a clean jar with a lid
hot glue sticks ( I use Gorilla Glue sticks. They work best for glass.)
a piece of plastic fish tank greenery (optional)
2 strong magnets (optional)
(I am putting links to everything you need which can be found on Amazon right below here. I suggest looking for the jars in a craft store, as they can be costly online.)
How To Make It:
1. First, let's start with our little fishy friend. I made mine with sport weight yarn and a 3.5mm (E4) hook, and a tiny bit of polyester fiberfill. I made my fish based off of this free pattern I found over at Lily Razz, which can be found HERE. I made my fish based on that pattern, and made up my own fins, which consist of chaining 9, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 trc (treble), 1 trc, then fasten off, and stitch to the body. PLEASE NOTE: these are US stitch terms. IF YOU ARE USING A MAGNET, PLEASE SKIP DOWN A BIT AND READ MY SECTION ON MAGNETS.
2. Once you have your fish made, thread a bit of clear thread or fishing line through the top, and then glue to the top of the jar, leaving enough for your fish to be able to hang. I put a spot of hot glue on the top of the jar, placed my thread, then placed a glass pebble on top to sort of hide the ugly glue. Use a craft knife to carefully trim away the excess glue, being careful not to cut your thread to the fish.
3. Add a handful of glass pebbles or rocks to the bottom of your jar.
4. Snip off a piece of the plastic fish tank plant, and glue it to a rock or glass pebble, and place in the jar.
5. Close your jar and you're done! Now you know how to make a crochet fish in a jar!
I hope you enjoyed this crochet fish in a jar tutorial, and I hope to see y'all back real soon. Bye!
**NOTES ON MAGNETS**
Ok. Quick lesson on magnets. Of course we all know magnets attract each other, but they can also repel each other. If you want to use magnets in this project, it can help make your fish 'swim' a little more. To do this, you need to place a magnet in your fish before you sew it shut. Make sure the magnet is laying flat in the bottom of your fish.
Glue another magnet to the bottom of your jar, but MAKE SURE the two 'attracting' sides are not facing each other, as this will cause your fish to hold still. You want the 'repelling' sides of the magnets facing each other, as this will cause your fish to wiggle a while with even the slightest little shake of the jar.
Weak craft store magnets are not ideal. You need strong, neodymium magnets as I link to above.
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