OK, so here is my first tutorial. My tutorials will be written under the assumption that you have some basic crocheting skills. If you don’t yet know how to crochet, your best bet is to check out Youtube. There are so many great videos on there to get you started.
To make a simple rosette bobby pin, you will need the following supplies
1. Small amount of yarn – sport weight or finer
2. Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
3. Darning needle
4. A good craft glue (E6000, FabriTac, Embellish-It)
5. A bobby pin with glue pad (can be purchased at craft stores or online)
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Chain 20 (I’m using sport weight yarn — if you are using finer yarn, you may want to chain 25)
Step 2: SC in second chain from hook. Single crochet in each chain across. Fasten off leaving a 4″ tail.
Step 3: Starting from the edge without tails, roll the crochet to make a spiral rosette.
Step 4: Use a darning needle to weave the yarn tails through the rosette so that it is held in place. Clip excess.
Step 5: Glue the rosette to the bobby pin.
Voila – you’re done and you have a very sweet hair accessory.
To change the texture a little bit, you can also do a reverse crochet back across the work before making the spiral. This will give the rosette a nubby texture. It will also sit a little higher off the bobby pin. I like the texture of both of them.
I hope you enjoy making these little hair accessories. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them.
Here are some of the items that I’ve been working on recently. They range from simple yarn rosette bobby pins ($5.00 for a pair) to multi-strand yarn necklaces with removable embellished flowers ($15.00). This means that you can wear the necklace without the flower for a more casual look or attach the flower for a more dressy look.
But, I think my favorite items are the multi-strand headbands. At the base of each headband, there are two crocheted leaves with cute little crystal dangles attached to them ($12.00). The headbands are also embellished with bows or flowers. Everything is made out of 100% cotton so they are cool and soft. They are a pleasure to wear year round.
Welcome to my newest baby – M YarnCraft. I have been knitting, crocheting and doing general crafting for about 15 years. I come from a long line of women who look at items in stores and say “I can do that …”. And so we march out to the craft store, spend way too much on the supplies necessary to create said item, and get to work. In the end, we don’t save any money, but the process is so worth it. Taking a bag full of supplies and turning it into something beautiful is so rewarding — it becomes addicting!
I wanted a place to share my creations with others and so my husband helped me create this website. I plan to post pictures of my finished items on this site as well as the occasional tutorial so that you can create the item too if you want. I do sell my creations, so if you see something you like and don’t want to make it yourself please get in touch with me.
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