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

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DIY customized boxes

I’m back! Yes I’m still alive…my first months of studying kept me busy.
It’s very exciting for me to start a new chapter of my life. At the beginning it was a bit exhausting but I enjoy it very much.
It’s time for celebration! I recently got more than 500 views here on my blog! I’m really happy about this ❤
So I want to share my first pattern with you to celebrate a little bit. I hope you’ll enjoy.
I changed a few things in my flat in the last weeks. I bought a new (and of course bigger!!) wardrobe. My old one had 2 drawers, but the new one hasn’t. So I needed something where I can put in the small stuff – socks and so on. I decided to buy some pretty cheap boxes and customized them a bit.

Here I want show you how it works:

  • You need:
    paper
    scissors
    double sided adhesive tape
    spray paint
    disposable gloves
    a box

Let’s get started!

At first you have to cut your sheet of paper so that it’s as broad as the box to make sure you place the heart (or everything you want) in the middle. Then you fold it half and draw a half heart on one side of the fold.

stencil

Fold the sheet of paper and cut out the heart.

stencil

Now you have a perfectly symmetric heart stencil.

stencil

The next step is to place some double sided adhesive tape on one side of your stencil. Make sure that you place it close to the heart shape, because if not the spray paint is able to move under it.

stencil

Stick the stencil onto the box. Place it directly in the middle.

stencil on box

Now it’s time for spraying!
Please go outside when you spray and be careful with the spray paint. Preferably wear some disposable gloves and a breathing protection.
You have to put some paper above and beneath your stencil paper and also behind it if the box has holes (like mine). Take a spray paint in the colour you like and start spraying! Try to create an even paint application.

spraying

In the end you have to let the paint dry. Left the sprayed box outside for this.
It may take several hours until it’s completely dry an it doesn’t smell anymore.

When it’s try you’re free to place and fill the box wherever and with whatever you want!
Here You can see my boxes in my wardrobe.
I really love them!
I made one with a golden and the other with a lilac heart.

finished boxes

lilac heart box

golden heart box

I hope the pattern is helpful for you and you have fun creating your own customized box.
Please show me examples of your work when you’ve finished it.

My secret project or How I tried to make my city a bit more amazing

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I should have post this a long time ago, to be exact in May.

For my Portfolio and because I always wanted to do that I tried my first but hopefully not the last yarn bombing in Leipzig.

My idea was to make the city a bit more colourful and brighter. Near my flat are many construction zones and scaffoldings, so there is much grey around me. And to be honest – I like every colour but grey isn’t my favourite one. I thought about what I could make and I decided to crochet drops in different colours an arrange them at a scaffolding. So I crocheted about 30 drops in different bright colours and attached them to a invisible thread.

Then I brought it to the scaffolding near the place I live and knotted it on.

 

What might sound so easy took many hours of hard work and patience. But I’m proud I finished it.

But unfortunately one day later it didn’t hang there anymore….

 

Here are some pictures.

I hope you like and maybe share it 🙂

 

yarnbombing

crochet drops guerillia knitting

urban crocheting

me under my yarnbombing

I love to try something new!

I went to the print workshop on Wednesday and tried etching.
Therefore I prepared a few little drawings of faded tulips. It was real fun and with this technique you can produce really beautiful filigree prints – I love it!

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etching

 

 

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Also habe ich mich am Mittwoch in die Druckwerkstatt begeben und mich an einer Radierung zu versuchen.
Dafür habe ich kleine Zeichnungen von verwelkten Tulpen vorbereitet.
Es hat sehr großen Spaß gemacht und mit der Technik lassen sich wunderschöne filigrane Arbeiten herstellen.