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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Free Crochet Pattern - The Addison Headband

Hope you will enjoy this quick free pattern for a lace like open work headband!

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Thank you for using a Calleigh’s Clips original pattern. I have done my best to keep my patterns simple and easy to understand. If at any time you need assistance, please feel free to contact me at calleighclips@att.net

Please remember that there may be a slight variance in sizing due to different tensions of each individual and materials used.

All patterns are copyright protected, but you are welcome to sell finished products made from my patterns. I do ask, however, that you mention my company name along with my web shop address as follows:

Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations by Elisabeth Spivey 

I would love to see your finished products if you would like to send me pictures. These will be for my personal use only and will not be posted anywhere without prior written permission from you.

Enjoy,
Elisabeth 
Do not use my images for any use! If you sell items made from my patterns please make and photograph your own work! Thank you! ~Elisabeth

Materials:
Worsted Weight (4) yarn ( I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby)
H - Hook (5.00mm)
Measuring Tape
Tapestry Needle

Stitches used:
(ch) chain, (sl st) slip stitch, (sk) skip, (sc) single crochet, 
(hdc) half double crochet, (bpsc) back post single crochet

Determine which size you’ll need. The headband will only stretch about 2 inches so be sure to measure a child if you can because not all head sizes will be the same as the chart below.

0-3 mo  approx. 13-15 inches, 3-6 mo   approx. 15-17 inches
6-12 mo approx. 17-19 inches, 1-3 years approx. 18-20 inches
4+ years approx. 19-22 inches, Pre-teen - Women’s - approx. 21-23 inches


Headband Pattern: 
Chain a multiple of 3 to the desired length un-stretched. **Example: 0-3 mo. ch 51 
Join with sl st, ch 1 (take care not to twist the ch)

Round 1: Sc in 1st ch and each ch around, join with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 4 {counts as 1st hdc & ch2}, sk 2 sts, *(hdc in next st, ch2, sk 2 sts), repeat from * around, join with sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 4.

Round 3: ch 1, sc in same st as join, *(2 sc in each ch2 space, sc in next st), repeat from *  around, join with sl st to 1st sc. 
Fasten off and weave in ends. 

I love these headbands with interchangeable bows, clips and crochet flowers. You can even weave ribbon through the headband and tie a bow! 

Optional Flower: 



Using a size H hook - ch 4. Join the end to the first chain with a slip stitch to form a ring. (magic circle)

Round 1: (sc in the ring, ch 3) 6 times, join with a sl st to 1st sc 

Round 2: (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch3 space. Do Not join at end

Round 3: Now you begin working on the back side of the flower, *bpsc around the next sc of the last round, ch 4,  sk (ch 1, 3dc, ch 1, sc)  Repeat from *6 times. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. 

Round 4: (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch 4 sp, Do Not Join at end

*If you want to add another layer of petals, repeat Round 3, increasing the number of stitches in the chain by one, and Round 4, increasing the double crochets by two.

Fasten off and weave in ends.  

Sew on to headband or attach it to an alligator clip for a detachable clip.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Where have I been?

Hi - Okay so I just realized I've not blogged several weeks and for a very good reason. I never imagined when getting started with the critter cape idea that it would take off so well. I went from getting a couple orders a weeks to 10-15 orders for finished products and 100s of pattern sales. The best way to describe it is I'll have been on Etsy a year on July 20th. I'm at 815 sales and 750 ish of those were in the past two months. Now most of those are pattern sales but still it's completely amazing to me.

This little turtle has been on fire. I've literally sold one every day since I listed it (sometimes more). It made it's way on pinterest and has spread like crazy.



I'm kinda tired of turtles.....LOL but I'm not complaining. 

I'm kinda hoping to reach 1000 etsy sales by July 20th so I can say I did it in a year! 

So to help I have a pattern sale going on.


You can get any 3 of my crochet patterns for $9.00 it's basically buy two get one free. 
You can purchase this via etsy 
If you want to help me reach my goal you can also just purchase two patterns and tell me which one you want for free. ;) 

Thanks so much for your support on this crazy adventure the past two months. I'm so looking forward to busy season for fall/winter. So remember if you really want something soon or even Christmas don't wait to long because my wait time is already 3-4 weeks and I'll start teaching piano again in a month so I'll be so much more busy! 

Have a great weekend!