Friday, July 31, 2015

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Crochet Flip Flop Tutorial

Crochet Flip Flop Tutorial
Crochet:

Dress up your old or new flip flops with some crochet embellishments! All you need is a $1 pair of flip flops, some scrap yarn and a crochet hook.

For this tutorial, I use the following supplies:

Turn This:

Flip Flop

Cheap $1 Flip Flop

Into This:

Crochet Flip Flop Tutorial

Make your own crochet flip flops.

Step 1:

Tie the yarn onto the strap and SC all the way around. When you get to the “toe” section, just work your way over to the other side by skipping over the toe strap. When you reach the end, CH 4 and turn.

Step 2:

Make the ruffle by using a CH 4 and SS into every other stitch. Do this all the way around the strap until you reach the end. When finished, tie off and you are done.

Finishing:

You may want to work the yarn around on the strap to “fluff” out your ruffles………. Then enjoy!

You can find my video tutorial on my You Tube Channel. Watch the video below to see how I do it!

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Happy Hooking!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Crochet Flower Hairpin: Free Crochet Pattern


Crochet Flower Hairpin: Free Crochet Pattern
Crochet:

These flower hair pins are so quick and easy to make. Little girls will fall in love with all of the color combinations available to dress up their hair. They can also be used as bookmarks, pagemarkers… or other “non” traditional ways! You just need some crochet thread, glue, bobby pin and a B hook… or choose another size hook to make a different size flower.

Poochie Baby has many other patterns available for free and for sale at Ravelry, Craftsy and in the Poochie Baby Shop. There are also versions available in the Kindle store if you prefer to use your ebook reader.

Materials:
B Hook
#3 Crochet Thread in Yellow and Pink (or the color you choose for your flower)
Bobby Pin
Fabric Glue

Crochet Thread for Flower Hair Clip

Pattern:
R1 – CH 2 and six DC in the second chain from the hook. Join with a SS and tie off the yellow thread.

R2 – Join pink thread. CH 2 and HDC in the same stitch. Then, 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join with a SS and CH 2.


R3 – 2 DC in the next stitch. SS in the next stitch and CH 2. 2 DC in the next stitch. SS in the next stitch and CH 2. Continue this pattern to form the petals until you reach the end. Join with a SS and tie off.


flower hair pin pattern


*Glue the flower onto the hairpin using a quality craft glue. I sometimes use Fabric Fusion, depending on what I have on hand.

Flower hair clip pattern
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Craftsy for Your Crochet or Other Craft Business

Craftsy for Your Crochet or Other Craft Business
Crochet:
Crafts:

Do you sell your crochet or craft designs online? Do you write and sell patterns and tutorials?? If the answer to one of these questions is yes, then you should really check out and sign up on Craftsy.

I first discovered the site about 3 years ago and immediately signed up. It was a huge boost to my new crochet pattern business. You can find all types of patterns and tutorials there for sale and free. It’s easy to sell a pattern through Craftsy. You will need to have a valid PayPal account to accept payment. You also need to have your crochet pattern files saved in the PDF format. I personally use Microsoft word to write all of my patterns and convert them to PDF when completed. The absolute best thing about Craftsy is that they do not charge any fees. It is free to list your patterns and tutorials AND they do not take a cut of your sales. So, you get the entire selling price, minus your PayPal fees.

There is also an entire section just to showcase your craft projects, which works well for people who sell their finished projects. Build your brand recognition by posting all of your finished items in your project section.

As of now (July 2015)… Craftsy serves all types of crafters and has the following categories:

  • Cake Decorating
  • Crochet
  • Drawing
  • Embroidery
  • Food and Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Jewelry
  • Knitting
  • Other
  • Painting
  • Paper Crafts
  • Photography
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Spinning
  • Weaving
  • Woodworking

Here’s the full list of Craftsy free mini classes to choose from

I sell all of my patterns in my Craftsy pattern store as well as here on the blog. Craftsy has some widget tools available (which they call “Craftlets”) to embed your patterns on your website or blog. Here is an example of how one of my widgets looks:
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Boost your crochet business today with Craftsy!

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