Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Keep Calm Craft On Tuesdays

This last week my spare time has been taken up by making birthday party favors, tending to our garden {fickle weather has proved to be problematic this year}, and spending lots of time with my partner in crafting crime. :)




For my daughter's ninth birthday I worked up a new flower headband.  She loved it so much that she wanted to give them out as party favors for her upcoming birthday party. :) 

Flower Pattern can be found here

To make the extra big purple flower above these are the changes I made: 

First petal round I used a 3.25 hook 

Second petal round: 3.50 hook

Third petal round: 3.75 hook 

Fourth petal round: 4.00 hook 

The headband is my pattern that I will be listing for free on my blog very soon. :) 

When I was thinking about the headbands for my daughter's party favors, the same thought kept going through my head.....what if some of the girls are not into huge awesome flowers?  Since I could not shake that thought and I decided to make the flowers just a wee bit smaller just in case. ;)



I do find that since I didn't use the same hook throughout working up the flower that they don't always sit just right when they are laying down but they look adorable on and that is what counts right? :)  I used yarn that I had in my stash, picking a certain color for each girl.  I tried to get colors that were in line with their favorite colors.  They are all going to be sewn on the same spot on the headbands, I just put them on the headbands in different spots for photo purposes.  

Changes for these flowers: 

First petal round: 3.50 hook 

All other petal rounds: 3.75 hook 

Two more headbands, one more flower, then sew the 7 flowers to their headbands, place them in gift bags and I am done.  :) 

Linking up today to Frontier Dreams. :) 

What are you guys working on? 

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness sakes, what lucky girls! Those are FANTASTIC party favours. Now I really really wish I could crochet, because I want one so badly. I love the colours you picked. I am off to do a search for a knit version. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! I hope that you found a knit version to make! Flowers are so much fun for spring/summer. My daughter likes to wear them all the time, which is probably why she has gotten me to make a basket full of them lol

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  2. Oh wow these are SO CUTE! I love the flowers. I'm new to crochet and I love love love making flowers. Great pictures too.

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    1. Thank you! This pattern is super easy to use and has great photos to help you along the way. :)

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  3. LOVE! The flowers are super cute and make me wish I crocheted more. Great party favors!

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  4. super gorgeous, I like them a lot!!

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