Heart Bomb in Leipzig

I decided pretty spontaneously to participate in the One Sheepish Girl annual heart bomb

You can find the instructions on her website, it’s simple but effective!

Make a heart (you can find ideas & instructions here or you use my crochet pattern) , attach a little note ‘You are loved’ or something like this and the hashtag #sheepishheartbomb & distribute the hearts wherever you want!

 

I used my own crochet heart pattern. It’s pretty easy (US terms):

Make a magic ring.

Ch 4,

dtc, 2 tr, 3 dc,

ch 3 sc in first ch,

3dc, 2 tr, dtc,

ch 3

Tighten the center of the heart. Join the ch 3 in the center of the heart with a slip stitch.

Bind off and cut (but not to short).

 

I left the hearts near my flat in Leipzig – at the supermarket’s door, at a church, near the theatre, at a S/M bar, in the tram, in the climbing gim … but see yourself!

It was so much fun!!! ❤

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DIY braided crochet headband

Here in Germany the winter is still cold and snowy so I made a braided headband. I saw them everywhere in the city (but mostly knitted) and so I decided to try a crocheted one.

braided crochet headband

 

braided headband

It’s pretty simple to make.

Needed crochet skills: chain, single crochet

You need:

  • yarn
  • crochet hook (which fits your yarn)
  • darning needle (which fits your yarn)

So let’s get started!

Chain 10.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch*, repeat from* until the end of the row, turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc in next 1-ch-space, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next 1-ch-space*, repeat from * until last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next 1-chain space*, repeat from * until last 2 stitches, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the band is long enough to fit loosely around you head.

Crochet 2 more strands.braided headband

Then it’s time to sew them together.

Sew the 3 ends together so that they overlap a little bit. This makes braiding easier.

Braid your 3 strands, but not to tight otherwise the strands would become wrinkly.

The last step is to sew the other ends togeter and then sew the both already sewn edges together.

 

Now you can proudly wear it! ❤

If there are questions/mistakes in my pattern or improvement suggestions please write me!

I hope you like it!

I can’t wait to see your finished earrings -please share them with me here, on facebook or instagram!

braided crochet headband

braided headband

braided headband

DIY crochet flower earrings with beads

Do you need an incredible and quick present? Or some cute, flowery earrings for yourself?

Here I have a tiny but effective crochet pattern for you!

crocheted earrings

  • You need:
    crochet yarn
    crochet hook
    beads
    earring hooks
    wire bending plier

When you choose yarn, hook and beads please make shure that they fit to each other in size. You can also leave the beads if you want to.

Let’s get started!

String 5 beads on your yarn.

The flower is made with 5 puff stitches.

Puff stitch: Yarn over, insert hook in magic ring and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, insert hook in magic ring and draw up a loop] 3 times (9 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, slip stitch.

Single crochet with bead: insert hook ring, slide one bead down, draw up a loop, yarn over an draw yarn through both loops (complete single crochet).

Crochet a magic ring.

Chain 1, *1 single crochet with bead, puff stitch* repeat 4 times (5 puff stitches on the ring).

Pull the loop tight and make 1 slip stitch in first single crochet.

Finish off and weave in ends.

The next step is to apply the flowers to your earring hooks. take them and bend up the wire with the plier. Insert the wire in one slip stitch on top of a puff stitch and close it gently with the plier.

Now you can proudly wear them ❤

If there are questions/mistakes in my pattern or improvement suggestions please write me! It’s my first writen down crochet pattern 🙂

i hope you like it!

I can’t wait to see your finished earrings -please share them with me here, on facebook or insatgram!

crochet earrings

crochet earrings in a heart box

 

Peggy

Long time no type

I really have to apologize…I didn’t write for a long time. But I was quite busy the past few weeks. I had my final exams of my apprenticeship. But I think I passed it pretty good.
Now I have a bit more time to care about my hobbies.

I also have to tell you some thing about my ‘secret project’ I made a few month ago. But later…

 

Today I want to show you a small finished project of mine. I made a crocheted cover for my bicycle bell.
I can’t tell you the pattern but I want to give you a bit of a instruction.

 

1. I started to crochet the cover for the bell with white yarn. I started with a magic ring and 6 sc in it. In the next rows I increased like usual for crocheting a circle (increase 6 sc a row) until it was as big as the diameter of the bell. Then I stopped increasing and left a little hole for the bell push, if you can call it a bell push on a bicycle bell…

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crocheted bell cover

 

2. I looked in my book ‘100 flowers to knit and crochet’ for a proper flower. I chose a pretty big one and crocheted it with colors which are fitting to my bike.

But you can use every flower you want.

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crocheted flower

 

3. When I finished the flower I left over a bit of yarn to sew it to cover and tadaaa – finished!

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finshed bicycle bell cover

Now ride around proud on your pretty bike! 🙂

I hope you like it!
And I promise that the next blog posts not so far away…stay curious 😛
If you want to get more fluent information look at my Facebook page heartmadehandmade 😉

Between the years

I wish you a belated merry Christmas!
The time between the years is for me mostly one thing – free time. After a long while I have enough time for crochet. Because I’m really unpunctual I’m still working on Christmas presents…I’m still working on the tank slippers (pattern by Miligurumis) and on a cover for a really unsightly stool with Granny Squares (pattern in simply crochet 5/2013).

I just wish you a nice remaining year! 😉

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Erstmal nachträglich ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest!
Die Zeit zwischen den Jahren ist für mich vor allem eins – Freizeit. Endlich habe ich wieder Zeit fürs Häkeln. Weil ich immer unpünktlich und verplant bin arbeite ich noch an Weihnachtsgeschenken…so z.B. Der Panzerhausschuh (nach der Anleitung von Miligurumis) und ein Bezug für einen echt unansehnlichen Hocker aus Granny Squares (nach der Anleitung aus Simply Häkeln 5/2013).

Also, erstmal noch ein schönes restliches Jahr! 😉

Here I am

I thought a long time about having a blog as I thought about doing other things. But now I’m just starting this because it’s good to delete something from this long list.

I just want to share things I’m working on, which I see or which inspire me.

I think about 80% of the posts will be about crocheting because it’s my favourit hobby. But you will also find other themes like drawing, art, design, bookbinding, paper, DIY, arts and crafts, sewing, knitting, jewellery…

My first little projekt I want to share is a tiny penguin. I made him (like many other crochet projcts) when I drive by train to work. I hope you like him at least as much as I do 🙂

To reach more people I write the posts in German and in English – sorry for some mistakes, I do my best.

I hope you enjoy reading and I have enough time to write often!

If you’re interested what I did befor you are invited to visit my facebook page 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/heartmadehandmade

or follow me via Instagram or Pinterest.

pingu

 

Bye 😀

 

So…ich habe ja schon lange überlegt einen Blog zu führen, genauso wie ich schon viele andere Dinge lange überlege. Doch jetzt fang ich einfach an,  denn es tut gut, ein paar Dinge von der Liste streichen zu können.

Ich möchte hier einfach Sachen teilen, an denen ich selbst arbeite, die mir auffallen oder mich begeistern – und daon gibt es reichlich!

Wahrscheinlich dreht sich hier ca. 80% ums Häkeln, denn das ist nun mal mein Hobby Nr.1. Aber auch andere Sachen, wie Zeichnen, Kunst, Design, Buchbinden, Balsteln, Selbermachen, Papier, Stricken, Schmuck, Nähen und noch vieles mehr wird hier immer mal wieder in auftauchen.

Als erstes kleines Projekt, welches ich zeigen möchte, ist mein kleiner Pinguin. Ein winziges Häkelprojekt, das (wie so viele) im Zug zur Arbeit entstsanden ist. Ich hoffe, ihr findet ihn (oder sie?) genauso sympatisch wie ich 🙂

Um einfach mehr Menschen zu erreichen und da das Bloggen in Deutschland noch nicht so sehr verbreitet ist wie in anderen Länder, werde ich einfach alle Posts auch in Englisch schreiben. Bitte vergebt mir also eventuelle Grammatikfehler – ich tue mein bestes 😉

Also ich hoffe jemand findet Spaß an Lesen und ich Zeit um regelmäßig zu schreiben!

Wen interessiert, was ich bisher so gemacht habe, kann einfach mal bei meiner Facebookseite vorbeischauen 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/heartmadehandmade

oder folgt mit auf Instagram oder Pinterest