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Holly Jolly Headband Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

‘Tis finally the season, you guys. I feel like I’ve had my Christmas decorations up for months now (since October but, who’s really keeping track?). It’s officially after Thanksgiving now, so I can post Christmas content without scrutiny. 😉

The weather is cooling off and that’s especially rare for Alabama before January.. not kidding. So, I’ve brought back headband ear warmers to the markets and I SOLD OUT of the Wild West Ear Warmers. Be sure to check out the pattern for those if you haven’t already.

This pattern is so simple and very beginner friendly! The pattern is a one-row repeat with one color change. The twist is made by the way you sew the two ends together and though it looks complicated, it is super easy! The pattern is very short and I have included a step-by-step photo where you can see how the end is held to sew the twist.

Materials needed:

Worsted weight #4 yarn in red and green

4.25 mm crochet hook

yarn needle

scissors

Abbreviations:

(ch) chain

(hdc) half double crochet

***Notes: I chain 1 for my turning chain for hdc though some people chain 2. I think ch 1 looks a bit cleaner for this pattern but you may chain 2 if you prefer.

Let’s begin:

Color Red. Ch. 17

1.) Hdc in  2nd ch from hook, continue for rest of row. <16>

2.) Ch 1, turn. Make 1 hdc, in each st across. <16>

3-26.) Repeat row #2.

27-52.) Change colors to green. Repeat row #2.

Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Lay both end pieces beside each other overlapping in the middle. Fold one side over the back and the other side over the front making a “c” with both sides. Pictured below.

Weave in ends and turn right side-out.

 

 

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Star- Spangled Earrings | Fourth of July Earrings Crochet Pattern

Every time I make a new pair of earrings, I say they are my favorite but seriously- these are my favorite! I can’t wait to wear them on the Fourth of July.

The pattern is so simple and there’s only one round to learn to make both pair. You only need to know how to make one star because, the earrings are a total of 6 stars. Attaching 3 per earring, and then attaching hooks. Quick and easy. The written pattern also has images to help if you are more of a visual learner!

I posted a few finished pair on my Etsy because a few people kept asking why I didn’t use my Etsy shop and the answer is because I prefer to keep my shop on my site and not under Etsy. However, for the rest of this month, I will keep these in my shop on Etsy and if you would like to purchase a finished pair from there, click here!

If you want to purchase a finished pair from my website, click here!

And as always, if you’d like to purchase this ad-free, printable pattern, with pictures, click here!
Without further ado, let’s get into it!

MATERIALS NEEDED:
-Size 8 lace thread
-2.25 mm crochet hook
-Scissors
-Yarn needle
-Earring hooks
Optional: jump rings and jewelry pliers

ABBREVIATIONS/STITCHES USED:
– Chain (ch)
– Single crochet (sc)
– Double crochet (dc)

 

First color (white):
-Make a magic ring, ch 1

-**Inside the ring, make 1 sc, 1 dc, ch 2 and make another dc.

-Repeat ** 4 more times.

-Pull chain tight and fasten off. Weave in ends but leave one tail to attach to next star.

-Make 1 more white star, 2 red and 2 blue.

Using a yarn needle and small piece of thread, attach stars together with a small knot. Tie your top star to the earring hook OR use a jump ring and jewelry pliers to attach jump ring to star and then to hook.

Weave in any remaining ends.

Repeat all for the next earring.

 

Optional but recommended after making earrings to harden them:

Mix 1 part water with 1 part white glue and dip earrings in mixture, squeeze out excess glue and lay earrings flat on a piece of plastic wrap. Shape stars more by pinching the corners. Let dry overnight.

 

And that’s it! I hope you enjoy making these and I hope that you tag me in your photos on Instagram @ Homesweetsimpson. Make sure you’re following Home Sweet Simpson on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest! Until next time, happy crocheting!

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How to Crochet Scrunchies

These crochet scrunchies are so stinking cute and perfect to amp up any outfit. They are also extremely easy and quick to make!

The scrunchies are made by crocheting around a basic hair tie. You can use thick ones or thin ones- I prefer thin ones but it’s all up to you. You can easily adjust your # of stitches around the tie if your tie is bigger/smaller. I will explain more on that in the pattern, below.


The supplies you will need to make crochet scrunchies are:

-Worsted Weight Yarn (in your choice of color)

-5mm Crochet Hook

-Yarn Needle

-Scissors

-Hair Elastic

 

 

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

-Single Crochet (sc)

-Double Crochet (dc)

-Slip Stitch (sl st)

-Chain (ch)

Notes- *ch 3, does not count as a stitch.


Round 1:

Attach yarn to hair tie and make 40 sc around hair tie (the same as you would in a magic circle). Stitches will be very close together towards the end, push them over as you go. If your hair tie is bigger and your stitches are not very close together, you can add more stitches. Sl st into first sc of round. Ch 3.

Round 2:

Make 2 dc in each st around. Sl st into first dc of round. Fasten off, weave in ends.

And that’s it! Super simple and easy to adjust. Hope you enjoy!

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Underbust Corset

My recent obsession with Victorian fashion truly inspired this piece. I absolutely love all of the corsets, ruffled sleeves, lace, coats, all of it! A part of me hopes that the style makes a come-back in the near future… This specific corset also reminds my husband of a lady pirate. So, to each, their own. This corset is great for many different looks!
The best thing about a corset is it’s ability to fit a lot of sizes because it is adjustable by design. Making the general corset size smaller or larger is simple to do by increasing or decreasing the number of rows that are the same and repeated for the majority of the project, rows 7-94. This pattern makes the corset about 30 inches around, fully closed.
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Materials:
-Worsted Weight #4 Yarn in light brown and a small about in black (or your choice of colors)
-5mm Crochet Hook
-Scissors
-Yarn Needle
Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
Stitch (st)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
For decreasing: Single Crochet Two Together (sc 2 tog)
For edging, a picot stitch is used. To do a picot: chain up 3, single crochet in first chain.
** Ch 1. Does not count as st.
<#> represents total number of stitches in that row.
This pattern measures about 30 inches around, fully closed. To increase or decrease the general size, add more rows or reduce # of rows in #7-94.
1. Ch. 25, one sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. <24>
2. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn.<22>
3. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn. <20>
4. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn.<18>
5. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn.<16>
6. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn.<14>
7-94. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. <14>
95.Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. <16>
96. Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. <18>
97. Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. <20>
98. Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. <22>
99. Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1. <24>
Going around outer edge of work: make 3 sc, picot, 3 sc, picot. Repeat all the way around, sc only on the straight middle edges.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
For tie: Cut string about 2.5 feet. Lay corset flat with both flat ends facing each other. Weave tie in and out between both sides of corset. Attach Tassels to ends if desired.
ENJOY!!

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Foundation Scarf Crochet Pattern | Beginner Friendly

Crochet Scarf Pattern

This scarf is a winter-fashion staple. It works up quickly, this one took less than 2 hours for me. It can be made in any color, or made to be wider/longer as there is no set rule for # of chains or rows. Only 2 stitches are used in the entire project and the rows repeat exactly the same. I’m sure you will love this piece so let’s dive right in to it.

You can continue with the pattern below, or you can download the ad-free, printable pattern here.

If you do not know the stitches used in this pattern, check out the how-to blog post here.

 

Foundation Scarf Crochet Pattern- Beginner Friendly Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

Stitch (st)

Chain (ch)

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Treble Crochet (tr)

Materials Needed:

Worsted Weight #4 Yarn

4.5 mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

*Note- scarf can be made as a regular scarf or as an infinity scarf. An infinity scarf can be made in 2 ways: 1. Join to first chain after last foundation chain. 2. Sew ends together after scarf is finished. I’m choosing to sew my ends together after my scarf is finished to complete my infinity scarf. If you choose to join ends of foundation chain, you just need to slip stich to join after each row.

Let’s Begin!

1.Ch 203 *(see notes)

2.Starting in in fourth ch from hook, make 1 tr in each st across <200 st>

3.Ch 1, starting in first st, make 1 hdc in each st across. <200 st>

4.Ch 3, starting in first st, make 1 tr in each st across. <200 st>

5. Repeat #3-4 2 more times.

6. Fasten off, if you need to join ends to make infinity scarf: lay ends right side facing each other, and whip stitch together. Weave in ends.

 

That’s it! Please let me know if you loved this pattern by tagging me in your photos on instagram or using #homesweetsimpson.

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Wild West Ear Warmer Headband Crochet Pattern

In dreaming of cooler weather, I decided to make a few winter accessories today. I didn’t think I would love this ear warmer headband THIS much but I am obsessed! I’m excited to share this pattern with all of you because it’s a quick and simple project that I know you will love.

The stitches uses in this project are simple to do, even though I had to remix the traditional bean stitch and kind of combine it with a puff stitch to get the look I was going for. No worries though, it’s very simple and I explain in the pattern below just how to do it.

 

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Or click here if you would like to purchase a finished product.

Otherwise, let’s dive right into the pattern!

 

Wild West Ear Warmer Headband

 

Abbreviations/Stitches Used-

Chain (ch)

Stitch (st)

Modified Bean Stitch (mbs)

Single Crochet (sc)

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

 

*Modified Bean Stitch: (Yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop- 3 times <7 loops on hook>, Yarn over, pull through first 6 loops on hook <2 loops on hook>, Yarn over, pull through last 2 loops.)

 

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted Weight #4 yarn in 4 colors- small amount of each color. (You may use any colors but mine were: cream, light brown, red, and baby blue for the first one and cream, light brown, burgundy, and lavender for the second.)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • 5 mm crochet hook

 

 

 

Pattern:

 

*Color Cream

 

  1. Ch 68
  2. Starting in third ch from hook, make hdc in each st across <66>

 

 

*Switch Color to Light Brown

 

  1. Ch 1. Starting in first st from hook, sc in each st across <66>

 

Switch color to Baby Blue

 

  1. Ch 3. Starting in first st from hook, make a mbs in each st across <66>

 

Switch color to Light Brown

 

  1. Repeat row #3

 

Switch color to Cream

 

  1. Ch 2, Repeat row #2

 

Switch Color to Light Brown

 

  1. Repeat row #3

 

Switch Color to Red

 

  1. Repeat row #4

 

Switch color to Light Brown

 

  1. Repeat row #3

Switch color to Cream

 

  1. Ch 2, Repeat row #2.

 

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Lay both end pieces beside each other overlapping in the middle. Fold one side over the back and the other side over the front making a “c” with both sides. Pictured below.

 

Using a piece of yarn and your yarn needle, stitch them together.

Tie off and weave in any ends and turn your work so that your seam is to the inside.

 

And you’re done!

 

Please tag @homesweetsimpson on instagram or use the #homesweetsimpson hashtag so that I can see your finished products!

Until next time, stay safe and stay happy. Xo, Hannah!

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Drawstring Bag with Flap Cover | Crochet Pattern – Advanced Beginner

I first made one of these drawstring bags many years ago. I think I was about 13 and at that point, every project I made, I was just making up as I went. I’ve made so many of these bags ever since for baby shower gifts, birthday presents and personal use. The other day, I found that old pattern that was written down on the back of a coloring page while I was cleaning out old folders. This pattern is the exact pattern I wrote at 13, the only difference is the added flap on the front.

This project is simple to make. It’s rated advanced beginner because we are working in the round which is tricky for someone just starting out. If you’re new to working in the round, no worries. Check out this post to figure out how to do it!

Completely new to crochet? Learn the basics in the Beginner’s Guide to Crochet.

Learn to do all of the stitches used in this pattern here.

You can get the ad-free, printable pattern here.

Let’s Get Started!

Drawstring Bag with Flap Cover- Crochet
Pattern | Advanced Beginner

Materials needed:

-WORSTED WEIGHT #4 YARN IN 3 COLORS (LESS THAN ONE SKEIN IN
EACH COLOR). COLORS USED IN THIS PROJECT: YELLOW, WHITE, AND
BLUE.
– 4MM CROCHET HOOK
– SCISSORS
– YARN NEEDLE
– BUTTON
– NEEDLE/THREAD TO SEW BUTTON ON

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

– Stitch (st)
– Single Crochet (sc)
– Double Crochet (dc)
– Half Double Crochet (hdc)
– Treble Crochet (tr)
– Slip Stitch (sl st)
– Chain (ch)

*CH 1, does not count as a st in this pattern. Unless stated otherwise, crochet into the very first st of the row.

BODY OF BAG

YELLOW:

Make a magic ring, ch 1. (or ch 4, sl st to join ring, ch 1)

1. Make 10 sc inside ring, sl st in first sc to join round. Ch 1.

2. Make 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <20 st>

3. Make 1 sc in the first st., 2 sc in the next. Repeat for rest of the round. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <30 st>

4. Make 1 sc in first 2 st., 2 sc in the next. Repeat for rest of round. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <40 st>

5. Make 1 sc in first 3 st., 2 sc in next. Repeat for rest of round. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <50 st>

6. Make 1 sc in first 4 st., 2 sc in next. Repeat for rest of round. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <60 st>

7. Make 1 sc in first 5 st., 2 sc in next. Repeat for rest of round. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

8-16. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

17-19. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

CHANGE COLOR TO BLUE

20-26. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

27-29. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

CHANGE COLOR TO YELLOW

30-36. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

37-39. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

CHANGE COLOR TO BLUE

40. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

41. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 4. <70 st>

42. Make 1 tr in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first tr to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

43-44. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

45-46. Make 1 sc in each st. all the way around. Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1. <70 st>

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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FOR STRAPS

Yellow:
Ch. 152

1. Beginning in 3rd ch from hook, make 1 hdc in each st.

Fasten off/weave in ends.

Repeat for next strap.

To attach straps:

Decide which side of the bag that you want to be the front. Lay bag with front side facing you. Take one strap and weave it in and out of treble crochet stitches from right to left on the front and back of bag. Both ends of the strap should be coming out of the left side of the bag. Repeat the opposite way with the next strap. Pull both sides of the straps and bag should pull closed.

Using a yarn needle and yellow yarn:

Take both ends of the strap on each side and attach them to the left and right
corners of the bottom yellow row of the bag.

FOR FLAP COVER:

Yellow
Ch 11
1. Starting in 2nd ch from hook, make 1 sc into first 9 st.
Make 3 sc in next st.
Make 1 sc in next 9 st along back of ch. Ch 1, turn

2. Make 1 sc in first 10 st.
Make 3 sc in next st.
Make 1 sc in last 10 st.
Ch 1, turn.

3. Make 1 sc in first 11 st.
Make 3 sc in next st.
Make 1 sc in last 11 st.
Ch 1, turn.

CHANGE COLOR TO WHITE

5. Make 1 sc in first 13 st.
Make 3 sc in next st.
Make 1 sc in last 13 st.
Ch 1, turn.

6. Make 1 sc in first 14 st.
Make 3 sc in next st.
Make 1 sc in last 14 st.
Ch 1, turn.

CHANGE COLOR TO BLUE

7. Make 1 sc in first 15 st.
Make 3 sc in next st.
Make 1 sc in last 15 st. Ch 1, turn.

8. Make 1 sc in first 16 st.
Ch 4. Skip next st.
Make 1 sc in last 16 st. Ch 1, turn.

9. Make 1 sc in the first 16 st. Make 7 sc inside of ch.
Make 1 sc in last 16 st. Ch 1, turn.

Shell stitch border row:
10. Make 3 dc in first st.
Skip next st.
Sl st in the next st.

Repeat pattern as follows for the rest of the row:
– Skip 1 st.
– Make 5 dc in next st.
– Skip next st.
– Sl st in next st.
*Your last st of row should be sl st.

Fasten off leaving a long tail to attach flap to bag. Attach flap to back of bag by using a yarn needle or by using your hook and sc. Make sure to face the wrong side of flap up when stitching so that the seam is to the inside of bag.

Weave in any ends.

Lay your flap over and decide where to place your button. Using a large
button and a sewing needle with embroidery thread or regular sewing thread,
sew on button securely to the front of bag.

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Hair Scarf Crochet Pattern | Beginner Friendly

I’m not really a hair person. I like to look put together but most of the time, I cannot be bothered to do anything with my hair besides brush it. Now that it’s getting hot, between sweat and the humidity, any type of heat styling is useless by time I get to my destination.

I quit wearing makeup, mainly because my skin gets angry and lashes out in the form of cystic pimples and blackheads. I can think about foundation and get a pimple. (Yes, I’ve tried numerous BB creams and acne treatment ones as well. Yes, my skin care routine is consistent but I digress.) Not only has my lack of makeup made me feel more free, and helped my acne, it’s also saved me a lot of time. Still, not time I wish to spend on my hair. I needed something quick and stylish for my hair. That’s where the idea for this hair scarf came in. It’s perfect for adding a little flare to my untamed locks. I’ve made multiple colors to tie in the colors of whatever outfit I’m wearing. It’s almost as if I’m putting a lot of effort into my hair style. Don’t tell anyone otherwise.

This crochet project is so easy and quick to make. You can make multiple ones in a single day and quickly have all the colors you need. I wear mine tied in the front like a knotted headband. Perfect for when I have my hair in a messy bun! I also like the same style when my hair is down. Tying them around a bun with the ends hanging down in the back is really cute too! These hair scarves are stretchy so I make them so they’re pulled tight when tied to stay in place.

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations/ Stitches Used:

  • Stitch (st)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec)

*Notes- Ch. 1 is a turning chain that does not count as a stitch. In every row, begin your work in first stitch unless stated otherwise. Most people use ch. 2 for double crochet but I choose to use just 1 because I prefer the look in this project.

I do not single crochet around this project for clean edges, I like the look of textured edges in this hair scarf. You could single crochet around your hair scarf if you choose but keep in mind that it will make your project a bit wider.

Let’s Get Started!

Ch 2

Row 1: Make 1 hdc, 1 dc, and another hdc in second ch from hook.

Row 2: 1 dc in first two st. 2 dc in last st.

Row 3: 1 dc in first 3 st. 2 dc in last st.

Row 4: Make 1 dc in each st along row. (5 st)

Row 5-41: Repeat row #4

Row 42: 1 dc in first 2 st. 1 dc dec in second st. 1 dc in last st.

Row 43: 1 dc in first st. 1 dc dec in second st. 1 dc in last st.

Row 44: 1 dc in first st. 1 dc dec in second.

Fasten off, weave in any ends.

 

I hope you enjoyed this sweet and simple pattern. I’d love to see your finished projects. Please tag @homesweetsimpson in your Instagram photos and follow for more patterns and updates. Until next time, stay safe and happy crocheting!