How to make a needle felted I-Love-Crochet-Brooch

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Are you a passionate crocheter? Than this brooch is a must-have! And I have good news for knitters too – you can change it a little to suit it for your hobby!

The funniest thing is: you don’t have to crochet or knit to make it. I combined needle felting with some kind of carving.

You need:

  • felting wool
  • soft yarn
  • felting needle
  • toothpick
  • sharp knife
  • glue
  • brooch needle

Let’s get started!

Let’s start with the crochet hook / knitting needle. Take a toothpick and cut it halfway through and then cut in a flat angle from one side to the first cut. When you are satisfied with the shape of the hook chop the toothpick a few milimetres behind and use the knife to rounden the top. Then sharpen the lower end of your self-made crochet hook.

MTo make knitting needles is even easier: take a toothpick and cut it halbf, then sharpen the cutted end.

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Take some felting wool, depending on the size of your brooch, form it to a hemisphere and stab it with the felting needle until it becomes tighter and tighter. Keep in mind that your object ‘ll shrink while felting.

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When the felted hemisphere is pretty tight you can start to apply yarn strands. Cut them a bit longer so that they reach the flat side. Lay the strand on your felted object and stab it a little bit on the top. Fold the ends arround the corner and stab the yarn until it’s firmly felted.

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Repeat this procedure with all other yarn strands and place them in different directions to make it look like a ball of wool. When the whole hemisphere is covered with yarn stab between all the strands to shape it more realistic.

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Now it’s time to take your prepaired crochet hook (or knitting needles), cover the spiky end with glue, poke it into the body of the brooch and let it dry.

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You want the ulitimative cuteness for your brooch? Add a heart!
Take a small strand of red felting wool, shape it to a heart and stab it with the felting needle. It’s important that you don’t felt it to firmly to make it easier to apply it to the main part of the brooch. Place the heart on the ball of wool and stab with the needle through the heart until it’s firmly attached.

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The last step to finish your brooch is to apply a brooch needle on the back with some glue.

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Finished!

Now you can proudly wear it ❤

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I hope you like the brooch!

If you make your own please share it with me here, on facebook or insatgram! I would love to see yours!

It’s my first pattern which includes felting. I hope you are able to understand the instructions to make your own. If you have some questions or criticism please write me!!

Thanks for reading ❤

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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

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