Saturday, December 31, 2011

THANK YOU!!! Happy New Year Friends

I just wanted to thank you all for the amazing support you've given me the last year. One year ago I had 90 Facebook fans. Today, I have well over 5000. Thank you for making the CMLD an awesome community for fun, games, crochet support, and quite frankly a great place to go and talk to my friends <3 I have to say, there is NOTHING I love more than seeing the finished products you have made from my patterns, and I am so proud that many of you have been able to use them for your own businesses. I am lucky to know such great business women, mothers, grandmmothers, and of crocheters!!!!! To a new year of fabulous new designs, textures, ventures, and friends

Happy New Year Friends~ Dusty

Furry Photography Mini Accent Blankie

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:10 mm crochet hook or size P
              1 skein of Yarnbee haute furr ( can be purchased at hobby lobby) If you are unable to find this
              yarn, you can double up two rolls of Fun fur yarn to get the same drapy effect

ch40

R1) 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sk next st, 2 dc in next chain* rep from * across 5, dc in last chain. turn
R2) ch2 ( counts as first dc now and throughout), *2dc in between next two dc in the row below, sk next two dc*, rep from * across, dc in last st. turn

Rep R2 until piece is at desired length
My project was approximately 15" by 17"

Enjoy!

This design is copyrighted and protected by Crochetmylove Designs.
It is illegal to change any portion of this pattern and sell the written
works as your own creation. Finished products maybe sold anywhere.
Please give credit to the pattern writer with the link www.etsy.com/shop/crochetmylove

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas, and a free pattern to you!

Pearly Girly Headband

Skill Level: beginner

Materials:5.50 mm crochet hook
                30-60 Craft pearls
                Beading elastic
                Brush suri or mohair yarn (any delicate weight yarn will work, these are just preferred)
                Tapestry needle

Average Head Sizes:
Preemies- 9-12"
0-3 month -13" - 14"
3-6 month- 14" - 17 "
6-12 month-16" - 19 "
Toddler-small child-18" to 20 "
child-preteen-19" - 20 1/2"
preteen to adult-20 1/2 - 22.5"

Headband
Cut the Elastic approximate 2-3 inches shorter than the desired head circumference. If you don't know how big the person's head is, use the average head sizes listed above

Knot one end of the elastic so you are able to start adding pearls and they won't fall off

String pearls on to the elastic, You'll want to make sure that you add enough pearls that the headband looks full when stretched, but don't over do it so it is too full.

tie both ends of elastic together securely to form headband

Rose

If you are using mohair opposed to brushed suri, you'll want to double up strands to give the flower a little more girth

Ch40

3dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, *3dc in next ch, sl st in next ch* Rep from * across to end of row fasten off leaving 15" end

holding one end end in your hand, start wrapping the crochet work counter clockwise around the center. Once you have the rose shaped, secure shape with a tapestry needle and the 15" end

Finishing

Sew 3 craft pearls to the center of the rose, sew rose to headband, fasten off and weave in all ends

This design is copyrighted and protected by Crochetmylove Designs.
It is illegal to change any portion of this pattern and sell the written
works as your own creation. Finished products maybe sold anywhere.
Please give credit to the pattern writer with the link www.etsy.com/shop/crochetmylove