Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year Celebration Giveaway

First of all I just wanted to thank all my fabulous fans and customers for making this a beyond successful year! I never would have imagined my business grow as much as it did and continues to do! I'm so very excited for the new year!!!

January marked two years of Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations. So I have a fun day planned on Facebook - Tuesday Jan 3. Mark your Calendars and get ready for lots of discounts, and lots of pattern giveaways! One of the most exciting things is that for that day only I will be giving away one of the new designs for that day only!!!

Next Tuesday I have 8 new patterns to release!!! Some are much requested, more critters, more holiday themed and one that isn't even a cape set but goes great with them! I want to kick start the event with a great prize giveaway!

The prize : 
100+ Patterns

I have one pattern published in here - Calleigh's Comfy Headwrap

There are other great designers with patterns in here like Posh Pooch Designs and Just Be Happy just to name a few!

How To Enter: 

*Note- Must make individual comments for each entry! 

Required - 1. Like us on Facebook  

"additional entries"

2. Follow this blog on google friend connect
3. Follow us on Twitter
4. Share this giveaway on your Facebook page or profile, Twitter or blog! (three entries)
Be sure to tag @calleighsclips if you can! 
5. Purchase a pattern or finished item  Sat Dec 31- Tues Jan 3 (one entry) 

Sample : Have you entered to win a 2012 Crochet a day calendar giveaway from @calleighclips!!! ?

I'm looking forward to our fun day!!! See you then!! : ) 

Winner will be chosen no later than Wed Jan 4th via

Legal Stuff: The winner will be drawn randomly via, and will be announced on this blog - once the winner is announced, you will have 48 hours to claim your prize. If the prize is not claimed with 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. You MUST be 18 to participate. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns on any of the items. This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Malachi's Christmas Wish - Final update!

For those of you that have been following Malachi's Christmas Wish I wanted give you another update!

I first wanted to say another big thank you for those of you that donated through purchasing patterns and those that just gave freely to help a family make their little boy's Christmas Wish come true!

They just started fundraising this week and I'm just so excited that not only all the money came in but more that enough came in. I know we were only a small part but I'm excited that we got involved. Knowing the family personally makes it even that more special to me.

She shared with me today as I was giving her the check that her son's Therapist was taking about Malachi bike with a neighbor friend and that neighbor was burdened to share it in their sunday school class at a local church. They raised a large sum of money there but then word spread through that church and they raised a more than enough money to cover the remaining balance. They told the family to use the money however they like.

As I shared they have six children and another lovely little one on the way so she told me that the extra funds would be used to have a special Christmas for the other children. I think she mentioned taking the family to see an OKC Thunder Basketball game!

I just thought I'd share a personal special Bible verse that is important to me. Just a reminder that the Lord can meet your needs no matter how great or small.

Merry Christmas and Thank you! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

A bike for Malachi - Update #2

I can't thank you all enough for all your support over the past two days in the fundraiser for Malachi's Special Bike! I'm happy to announce we raise $330 dollars for Malachi's bike! This will help make a nice dent in the total amount they still need to get.

The bike costs $ 3522
They've currently raise $1885
We will contribute $330 

Bringing the total they still need to around 1300 dollars. 

Malachi's mom has created a Facebook page

I think it would be great if you just stopped by the page and let the family know you donated and leave them a friendly note of encouragement or wish them a Merry Christmas. You'll be able to follow the progress and hopefully we'll see him get this bike!  

If your local to the OKC Metro any donations can be taken to First Fidelity Bank in Heather or Malachi Trent's name or mailed to Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, 5300 N. Independence Ave. Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

If anyone still wants to donate through me via paypal your more than welcome just use the contact tab for details and I will be sure the family gets the money! 


If you didn't get a chance to read about Malachi Wish you can read our updates here and here

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Bike for Malachi - Update #1


I just want to saw a HUGE- Thank you!

If you want to know more about this story read our 1st post 

So far since last night we've raise just shy of $250 dollars and sold 50 listings! That's over 100 patterns
I've sent them allover the USA to Australia, Canada and the Philippines 

It's been exciting to see your involvement and sweet messages. I can't tell you what this will mean to the Trent family . 

We still have a long way to go raising the funds (around 1500) and my special will only run til midnight! 

I'd really like to raise another $250 more by tonight! Will you help us reach that goal. 

To donate you can purchase any two patterns from my shop for $5.00 all this goes to Malachi

If you don't crochet maybe you can just donate a few dollars. There is a link on the 1st blog post to do so. 

You can also send it as a gift to my paypal account. just use the contact tab to the side or above and let me know so I can get you my email address. 

I've had a few other shops offer auctions and pattern deals as well. I'm looking forward to seeing this grow till the goal is met. You can see more details on my Facebook page! 

I'll give a running total tomorrow of all we've raised! 


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Bike for Malachi for Christmas

I've been wanting to do something for someone super special for Christmas and The Lord laid it on my heart to help a very special family. I've known this sweet family for over ten years before they were married and blessed with there six adorable children(we went to bible college together.) They are a very sweet and loving family and would do anything for you! so I want to do this for them.

 One of their sweet little boys wants a bike for Christmas but it's a very special bike that is going to take some work for the family to get. 

Here is a little bit about Malachi from his Mom Heather:  

Malachi is a 7 year old energetic boy that has a smile that can melt your heart. He was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Malachi has undergone 3 open heart surgeries and many other procedures. Due to the lack of oxygen through his body and complications from a heart catherization he now has CP. He doesn't let anything get in his way and always tries to keep up with everyone! Malachi receives therapy twice a week outsourced and through the school he attends. We would love for him to have a bike to ride with his siblings! His bike is a special bike that suits his personal needs. It keeps him stable yet let's him have the freedom he desires. (don't worry there is a parent brake in the back!) The final cost of the bike is $3522.35. In the last few days we have been able to raise $1800! Any donations can be sent to First Fidelity Bank in Heather or Malachi Trent's name or Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation 5300 N. Independence Suite 100, OKC, OK 73112. 

I really want to help them raise the other half of the money they need so he can have this bike for Christmas. From now til Midnight Thursday only I'm going to have a listing in my Artfire shop - Called Patterns for Malachi - for $5.00 I will let you have two patterns of choice from my shop! 

You can choose to make a larger donation but you'll need to email me and I'll get you my paypal information. If you have a paypal account you can send me money direct and there are no fees on my end.  I will personally make the donation from us on Monday and let you know how much we raised! I'm so excited and I hope you will be able to help too.

I know not everyone can donate but if you have other ways you'd like to help feel free but let me know.  

To contact me please use the contact tab on the top or left side of the page!  

Friday, December 9, 2011

Peppermint Pom Pom Headband (free pattern)

Peppermint Pom Pom Headband 
Crochet Pattern

Be Sure to add to your 

Skill Level: Easy

Materials : Worsted Weight Yarn (I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby) 
For my colors I used Red and White Sparkle 

K hook - 6.5 MM 

Taspetry Needle, Measuring Tape  

Optional Pom Pom Maker -  I use Clover Brand  2 1/2 inch
( If you don't have one you can use this method for making a pom pom I found on Pinterest with a fork !)

Gauge - not required

Size - Newborn to Women {just follow the average size chart below} 

General sizing: When measuring, measure how you would normally wear a headband not like you would  a hat or cap. It tends to be a little larger than a hat measurement but not by too much. 

Newborn -- 13" 
0-3 months -- 14-15" 
3-6 months -- 15-17" 
6-12 months -- 16-19" 
Toddler (1-3 yrs) -- 18-20" 
Child (4-10 yrs) -- 19-22" 
Adult -- 21-24"

*(I make it about a inch smaller so it will stretch for a better fit and not be to big) 
*(My Daughter is 2 years old with a head measurement of 18 inches and I chained 45 )

Round 1 - working with one strand of white and one strand of red, chain to desired length for the head measurement. Be careful not to twist the chain, Join to first ch with a sl st to make a circle. ch1 

Round 2 - sc in each chain around, Join with sl st to first sc, fasten off leaving about 4-6 inches on the tail to use for sewing seam secure. Keep the seam on the outer side top of the headband. We'll hide that with a pom pom and then it won't leave the seam against the head. 

Pom Poms  

I made three pom poms one red, one white and one with both. Leave the tails of the pom poms longer when your tying them so you can easily attach them to the headband. I spaced them just a few stitches apart. To attach use the tails and weave through the headband to the wrong side, tie them on the underside, then take the tapestry needle and weave it back up through the center of the pom pom. Then just trim the ends even with the pom pom  ( really easy way to hide the ends with out weaving ends in the headband itself )

Other ideas - 

It would be super cute to make the pom poms different sizes or group them close together in a triangle pattern. Or just make one big pom pom. So many other color possibilities! 

My daughter loved her headband. She ran off with it and didn't want to take it off!
Finished Headband

I wanted to show you this last picture for the Pom pom necklace :) 

It was actually my first attempt at the headband. I did a dc chain-less foundation headband but my son stretched it out....LOL! I was trying to make a bigger pom pom for a "snowflake" themed pom pom headband! So it became a fun necklace which she also wore the rest of the evening!  

I hope you enjoy this super easy headband! As always if you have question feel free to email me using the contact tab. I love to see your finished projects feel free to share or link them up in the comments below!


Copyright ©2011 Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations All rights reserved. These instructions may not be photocopied or reproduced in any manner. They may not be sold. I have made every effort to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. I cannot, however, be responsible for human error, or variations in individual work.
Actual finished product may be sold. My shop name ID and URL web page address must be mentioned in listing or wherever item is displayed: Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations by Elisabeth Spivey 

Textured Fingerless Gloves : Free Crochet Pattern

Hello - I totally forgot I made this pattern last year and I never released it! So I have a free gift for you to enjoy! With the draft of winter in the air these gloves are perfect. Especially if you have a touch screen phone or iPod. Keeps your hands warm and your fingers free. There also just great around the house too keep the chill off your hats. 

Textured Fingerless Gloves
(free Crochet Pattern)

Add to your Raverly Favorites


*Worsted Weight yarn ( I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby)

*H Hook -You can use larger hook if you have bigger hands. 
*Stitch Markers
*Measures 7 inches around x 6
1⁄2 length or longer

*Stitches and Terms used:
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet

(hdc) half double crochet (dc) double crochet
(sk) skip

*note- I have small hands and crochet tight so you may want to crochet looser or go up to an I hook. 

Make 2

Gloves are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise noted. Do not join rounds.

Start with HDC Chainless foundation row of 21 stitches 

(or if you aren't familiar with chain-less foundation  you could ch 22 loosely, join and hdc around then go on to round 1 (skip the first part since you've already joined....)

Rd 1 - Make a loop but join with a sc (this is your 1st sc of the round)
(Sc dc), in first st, *sk st, (sc, dc) in next dc* repeat *to* to end of round (do not join)

Rd 2 - *sk st, (sc, dc) in next dc, repeat from * to end of round
Rd 3-6- Repeat Rd 2

*Now working in rows

Row 7- *sk st, (sc, dc) in next dc,  repeat from *4 times, sc in next st, turn, ch1 
Row 8- *sk st (sc, dc) in next dc, repeat from *10 times, sc in next st, turn, ch1 
Row 9-10- Repeat Row 8
Row11- *sk st (sc, dc) in next dc, repeat from *10 times, sc in next st, ch 2, (thumb space made, 

*Working back in rounds

Rd 12- join with sl st to sc on other side of the thumb space, (sc, dc) in next dc, *sk st, (sc, dc) in next dc, Repeat from *9 times, sk next sc, sk 1st ch, (sc, dc) in next ch 
Rd 13- *sk st (sc, dc) in next dc, repeat from * to end of round
Rd 14-17- repeat round 13

You can continue on as many rows as you’d like at this point depending on how long you’d like them or finish round by:
Sk sc and sl st in next dc, ch 2
Last round – Hdc in same st and each st around, Join and weave in ends. 

Copyright ©2011 Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations All rights reserved. These instructions may not be photocopied or reproduced in any manner. They may not be sold. I have made every effort to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. I cannot, however, be responsible for human error, or variations in individual work.
Actual finished product may be sold. My Etsy shop name ID and URL web page address must be mentioned in listing or wherever item is displayed: Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations by Elisabeth Spivey

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fall Handmade Gift Exchange 2011

Twice a year I try to participate in the handmade gift exchange hosted by Craftaholics Anonymous .
I've met some great people through it and its always fun to have an excuse to craft a little something extra. This fall I was really wanting to try my hand on a project and had a hard time shipping it away..LOL!

I knew my gift exchange partner through social media and new she knew how to crochet a little so I tried to think out side the box. I took an old picture frame and wrapped it in grey yarn. (i'm not very good at those corners. Anyone know of a good trick? ) I crocheted a few flowers (free pattern : Petal Puff Stitch Flower .) in her favorite colors and sewed them in the corners. I attached lace to the card stock and inserted it in the frame.   Know she has a dainty earring holder. I made her the fun silver medallion 
earrings but the yellow crochet ones are mine just for show :)
I suppose you could leave the glass in there and maybe keep a picture or printable in the frame and keep the earrings in the front. Can't wait to try this again for me :) 

I was really happy with how it turned out and so was my exchange partner! 

If you'd like to make the earrings pictured on the frame you can find free patterns for both
Silver Earrings - I actually just used the motif from this pattern for a really cute bracelet
Yellow earrings  -Dainty earrings

Friday, November 18, 2011

Updated Turtle Critter Cape Pattern

I have to say when my photographer asked me to make a turtle it took me a long time to design it and I never thought it would be my best seller as a pattern and product. I've made over 125 of these this year (thats 750 pentagons :p) and sold over 1000 patterns for this.

 I've got great news. I'm getting ready to release an updated turtle pattern.  I hope this new pattern will help me get less questions :) Not quite ready yet but I know I'll have a lot of emails to reply to.

Here are a list of revisions

1. This new pattern has been tweaked a little so you'll notice some variances in the original pattern, after making over 100 of these this year I think I have a better layout for the pattern. ;)
2. Includes how to make a bitty bow for the girl turtle
3. included 0-3 and 3-6 months sizes
4. More pictures
5. Better explanations of joining the motifs with out having so many loose ends.
6 More adorable little tail
7. Guage and size measurements
8. Exact yarn choices as show in pictures

You may only get this revision through Dec 31st of this year.  Please note this wasn't a free pattern. In order to get your updated pattern here is what you need to do.

You need to email my your receipt or receipt number and where you bought it.
If you bought a pattern package that included it I'll just need to double check that was one of your choices.

I have two shops - Etsy and Artfire
I also have Ravelry - You that bought here make it easy as all I need to do is update the pdf file and you just have to log in and download it. I will send a revelry email when it's ready so you don't have to do anything :)

I'm getting ready to make some changes as we go into the new year with pricing, patterns and items so the sooner you claim this the better.

Please note I have sold over 1000 of this pattern it's crazy! so please give me some time to verify and send back the new pattern.

If you don't receive your update please always check your junk/spam mail folder!

thank you!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thanks so much for all your participation in the Halloween photo contest. I just loved all your creations!

1st prize -Crocheter (chosen by - is Paris Davis - you win 3 patterns of choice

2nd prize non-crocheter (chosen by - Shannon Stahl - $10.00 Credit and free shipping on next order expires (Nov 14, 2011 - shop will be closing for remainder of the year)

Random winners - Picked by me just for fun

*Sarah Scheibeler - Loved her adorable kitty hat inspired from our kitty cape pattern!  - one free pattern of choice
* Jarae Wilcox - Loved the perfectly cut owl cape set and colors - One free pattern of choice

Thanks for playing!

Please use the the contact tab to claim your prizes!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Free Crochet Subway Art

Earlier this year I fell in love with subway art. I am always looking for a fun one every month. I figured it couldn't be that hard to make plus I already had the tools to do it. What I hadn't seen is one with a theme for crochet. Today I sat down at the computer brainstorming words associated with crochet, searching for through fun fonts and having a really hard time picking a color scheme.

Via Pinterest I found all these great sites to help me do this (I'm addicted to pinterest and you should be to) Follow me 

2. Had fabulous Facebook fans help me brainstorm for words
3. I already had fonts - just search google or pinterest for free fonts and download them
4. Picking a color - This amazing site helped a ton - Deciding was the hard part!
5. I already had adobe elements.

The hard part of subway art it that I'm way to technical and a perfectionist so it took me way to long to make it but I'm happy with the results. 

You can have a copy of this for free. You should be able to download from my dropbox link below

Subway Art

 or just use the contact tab or email me if you want it.
I have it in 5x7 and 8x10 pdf files. 

What do you think? I hope you enjoy it! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Photo Contest

I would love to have a Halloween Photo Contest - I hope you will participate! I love to see our props and items in action!

Here are the categories:

1. Items you made from our patterns
2. Items I made for you

These can be professional pictures, cell photo pictures, candid pictures. I'm also looking for unique pictures like (upset babies in items or something you make inspired by our patterns) This will not be a voting contest. I will pic winners at random. I will also select a few that are my personal favorites.

1. Prizes for crocheters will be 3 patterns of choice
2. Prize for non-crocheters will be $10.00 credit & free shipping on your next purchase
3. Prizes for other categorize are to be decided some with get a free pattern other will receive discounts (depending on the category your in)

Q: Do these have to be halloween pics?
A: No they can be any picture featuring any items from my shop made by me or from our patterns

Q: is there a limit to the amount of pics I can enter?
A: You can enter a max of two pictures.

To enter the contest:

Email me your photos to
Please put
1. your name
2. child first name ( optional)
3. category - crocheter or non-crocheter

Images are due and I will upload these to my Facebook page by Nov 5th and choose winners on Nov 7th

If you have any questions please let me know !

Legal Stuff: The winner will be drawn randomly via, and will be announced on this blog - once the winner is announced, you will have 48 hours to claim your prize. If the prize is not claimed with 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. You MUST be 18 to participate. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns on any of the items. This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


So there is this super fun store in town called blue 7. They have quite a neat collection of items many from local designers. It's not your everyday handmade items either. I would say more edgy trendy! They are also a great place in town to buy Toms shoes!!! They have a huge selection for all ages. Some are OOAK embroidered.

I love Toms a little to much. Would it be bad if I told you I have over 5 pairs. (well I did win one pair from a geocaching game -Gowalla) The nice part is I have tiny feet so I can buy the youth size :P Anyways!!!

Blue 7 has this cool option to pain your Toms. My poor black toms have taken a beating so instend of getting rid of the faded, dusty pair I got them painted. they look awesome. I was inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness month so I choose White, Grey and Pink {with sparkles of course} What do you think?

I think they look awesome! I'm sure I could do this myself but if you buy your toms there they will paint them for free or else it's $3.00 (super affordable for me who has to much crocheting to do and not time to craft) 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Red Heart Boutique Changes Scarf

Have you ever been yarn shopping and you see a lovely skien of yarn that you just have to have. I have several skeins that way that I have good intentions for but never do anything with them . Well one skien I bought wasn't a super cheap one and I really needed to do something with it. It's called Boutique Changes by Red Heart. I've only seen it once and it was while visiting my Mom in colorado. I got it at Michaels sadly none of my local Michaels in the OKC area carry it, but it can be purchased from RedHeart's Website.  Boutique changes is like 6 yarns all in one skien. It have lovely textures a few boucle types, a ribbon type, a sparkle and brushed mohair. I got the purple shade(my favorite color) but it also comes in 7 other shades.

Now the hard part deciding what to do with it. With only one skien it knew it would be small so I decided it would make a perfect scarf for the fall/winter.  Now to find the right pattern. I'd tried a few things on my own and it just wasn't coming out the way I liked so I've frogged it a few times. I though maybe I wanted something lacy and open looking but then I remembered I'd saved a few patterns on Pinterest (follow me if you'd like) 

I decided on a simple ruffle scarf. You can get the free pattern from Lion Brand but you have to register with there site first to see their patterns. (which they have 100s of!!!) It only took me a couple hours to do and the result it lovely! It's not a heavy scarf so it's a perfect accessory! I wish it was a little cooler her in Oklahoma so I could wear it today but its going to be in the 80's! (I really want some cool fall weather) 

This is the end result! I've never really worn scarves but I think they are my new favorite! I love the way this turned out and I think I might have to have my mom pick up a few more skeins in other colors to make more! (of course as always if you interested in one for yourself and don't crochet I'd love to make you one!)

I found this really cool site on different ways to tie a scarf too. You can find that here.  
It's my favorite way now :)

Have you ever tried this yarn? what did you make? 

Have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pink Poodle Cuddle Critter Cape

It's a very busy time of year for me but October is an important month to me because it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most people know someone with breast cancer. Last year my Grandmother was fighting it and won the battle. I made a darling little pink-a boo puppy in her honor and you can read more about her story and the puppy here:

This year I was trying to think of what to make and since Critter Capes are my speciality I had to do something. What's more perfect than a Pink Poodle. Michaels had some specialty pom pom yarn just for Breast Cancer Awareness month that was hot pink and I knew it would be perfect! ( It may be hard to find later but I'll have other options with a variegated pink pom pom yarn or other fun colors) I finally made some time to make this set up last night! I love it!

This set will be for sale soon and the pattern will be available to make your own hopefully in a week or two. I can't wait to see this on a baby!! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Premie Project - Rosies Posies

I've been a long time follower of a blog by Betsy called The Dainty Daisy.

The Dainty Daisy

She runs a crochet business too and has a few free patterns on her blog and is working her way into pattern writing too. She recently started a project called Rosies Posies. Its a donation project for premie hats.

I had several hats sitting around that were well to small so I thought this would be a good place to send them too instead of them sitting around but I would like to try to make several more a few times a year and send them.

She wrote up a premie pattern with some different options (flowers, earflaps, owl and monkey)  and had address information on where to send them here: Rosies Posies

Here is a larger version Pattern too for bigger premie babies : Large Version

In the last post she made she mentioned that they don't just need premie that really you could donate any size hat premie to adult! So I may do that too!  Here is the latest post on how the donations are coming along : God is Good

I'm excited to be a part of this and I hope that you might consider doing it too! If you don't crochet these darling little hats are a great place to start and put your new skills to good use ;)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Speckled Frog Giveaway Winner Announced

And the winner is.......

jennifer Crosby said...
I'm already a follower and fan of both your pages! I like the nubby newsboy cap.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Speckled Frog Crochet - Giveaway!!!

I'm pleased to share with you a wonderful designer that I've got to know a little bit over the past year! If your not familiar with Speckled Frog Crochet and you love to crochet, then you must check out her patterns. What I love about her designs is they are unique. She works hard at creating fabulous textures and I can't say I've seen anything like it before! I love every design I've got from her and if your looking for a fresh new designs  unlike any other you'll love them! She has many designs for newborn photography but many of her hats range from Newborn - Adult so they can be made for all ages. She also has fabulous customer service. Even though I've never met Cyp! I consider her a great crochet friend!

Here are a few things I've made from her patterns: (it was hard to pick a few I've made so many)

Nubby Newsboy

Stocking cap

Hooded coocon

Nb Nubby newsboy

Stocking cap


She is having a offered to giveaway a crochet pattern of choice and I've decided to sweeten up the deal and offer one crochet pattern of choice from my shop too! Here is how to enter! 

Mandatory to Enter!! 

1. You must go to her Facebook page and Like her: Speckled Frog Crochet  - Even if you already a fan stop by and let her know you entered and that @Calleigh's Clips sent you!

2. If your not already a fan of my Facebook page! Come join the fun and Like us too! 

3. Go visit Speckled Frog Crochet's Etsy Shop pick your favorite pattern and tell me what it is!!  (you will not be held to this selection if you win, so fell free to change your mind later ;) 

I will give you ONE Entry for completing the 3 items above - Just comment on the blog and let me know once you've done all three.

Extra Credit

Extra entry - Share this on your Facebook page, twitter or blog ( 1 extra entry for each) - you just need to leave a separate comment for each time to share! 

Facebook example: @calleighsclips is hosting a giveaway away one free pattern from @speckledfrogcrochet

Twitter example: @calleighclips is hosting a giveaway for one free crochet patterns from the Speckled Frog

This contest will end in one week Sept 27th at midnight. I will randomly select a winner via
if you have any questions please feel free to us the contact tab. Comments that done incorrectly or aren't entries will be deleted at my discretion! Thank you and good luck! 


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

dreamlike magic: 3000 Sales Giveaway!

Do you love my blog templet or logos. It was all designed my Alicia of Dreamlike Magic. She is having a giveaway over on her blog. I've been contemplating a new design so I'd love to win. - check it out here!

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!

Be sure to add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites
An Add free PDF is available for purchase in my Craftsy Shop 

The Addison Headband

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

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.

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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.