Friday, November 8, 2019

Scrunchy - Easy Crochet Tutorial to make a Scrunchie




Scrunchies are back! Velvet, bulky, silky...you name it. They are fun and everywhere since the VSCO girl trend began growing. Then the 90s kids began to feel nostalgic and now were all filling our wrists up. But, they are pricey! So lets make our own.

I hope that you will stop by and crochet some scrunchies with me! It's a fast and fun tutorial that is aimed at everyone (including beginners!).

Just in case you are not in a position to watch the video...here is a breakdown of the instructions.

Materials:

Bernat Velvet Yarn is sold here: https://amzn.to/2Nus6mT J Crochet Hook: https://amzn.to/2G69DLe My favorite Scissors: https://amzn.to/2WCynj9 My favorite Stitch Markers: https://amzn.to/2G722vD




-Tie the yarn onto the hairband with a double square knot.


-With nondominant hand stretch the band open with your thumb and index
finger. Stretch the yarn above and use your other fingers to keep the
tension on your working yarn. 


-With your dominant hand take your hook from under the band and draw up a
loop of the yarn. Use the hook to grab the yarn over the band and pull
through to chain once. SC around the band until the band is covered, but
not so much that the band is stretched. 


-Make certain that your stitches are not twisted and have the Vs that your
stitches form all along the outside of the band. 

-Slip Stitch into the top of the first chain. Chain 2 (do not turn)


-DC 4 times into the top of each stitch across.

-SS into the top of the first DC. Fasten off. Work in ends. 

Love,
Melody





Friday, September 20, 2019

Mary Jane Slippers! Free Easy Crochet Pattern



Hi Friends! I just finished recording the video for my Mary Jane Crochet Slippers. This pattern is so easy and so fast. I have been making these for the last few weeks. I cannot seem to stop collecting Bernat Blanket Yarn ever since I designed these. I hope you like them as much as I do!


The free printable and downloadable PDF Or keep scrolling if you would like to read it from the blog. 

The Video:



The written pattern:


Mary Jane Slippers

Finished Size: Women's Medium-Large. Size 7-10. They are very adaptable but if you need more or less length just keep crocheting the back of the slipper or stop early. 





Materials

One Ball Bernat Baby Blanket. I get the 300-gram ball to make 3 pair, but the small-sized ball will give you one pair of slippers


Stitch Legend (US Terms)
Ch - Chain
SS- Slip Stitch
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
FO - Fasten Off
IncHDC - Increase Half Double Crochet (two Half Double Crochet in the same stitch)
DecHDC - Decrease Half Double Crochet (Yarn Over, Insert into next stitch, draw up a loop, Yarn Over, 
insert into the following stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through all five loops on your hook)
YO - Yarn Over


Pattern


1
Work 8 HDC into a Magic Circle SS into the first HDC of the row and Ch1
2-3
*1 HDC, IncHDC* Repeat * to * across. SS into the first HDC of the row and Ch1 (12, 18)
4
*1 HDC, 1 HDC, IncHDC* Repeat * to * across. SS into the first HDC of the row and Ch1 (24)
5-6
HDC Across. SS into the first HDC of the row and Ch1 (24)
7-9
Turn. HDC in the next 17 stitches. Ch1 (17)
10
Chain 7, SS into the first HDC of the last row. Ch1 and turn. SC into the next 7 chains. HDC into the next 17 HDC.  (24)
11
Turn. HDC Across the next 17. Ch1 (17)
12
Turn. 1 HDC in the first 4 Stitches. DecHDC. HDC in the 5 Stitches. DecHDC. HDC in the next 4 Stitches. Ch1 (15)
13
Turn. HDC Across the next 15. Ch1 (15)
14
Turn. 1 HDC in the first 3 Stitches. DecHDC. HDC in the 5 Stitches. DecHDC. HDC in the next 3 Stitches. Ch1 (13)
15
Turn. HDC Across the next 13. Ch1 (13) 

Continue until the length of your foot is covered. This should be enough for a size 7-9 women's foot, though.  


16
Turn. HDC in the next 4 Stitches, Skip a Stitch. SS into the next 2 stitches. (4)
14
Turn. HDC Across. Ch1 (4)
15
Turn. HDC Across. SS into the chain 2 stitches beyond the last SS.  (4) 

Turn the slipper so the right sides are facing in and SS the 4 HDC of the row to the last 4 unworked HDC of row 15. 



This will form a slipper. But we need edging. We will now work a row along the top of
the slipper and strap. 
16
Ch1, and DecSC over the first two stitches. SC until the stitch before the strap begins.

DecSC over the next two stitches. SC in the next 5 stitches. DecSC.
SC until the last two stitches of the row. DecSC. 
15
Repeat Rows 1-16 for a second slipper. 

Wear and be cozy.





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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Melody Crochet Episode 45 - A Crocheter Goes to Arizona!

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Hello! I have posted a new episode of the Melody Crochet Podcast and yay!! What a wonderful week.
The links are all down before if you had questions about the video. But, first...pictures and the story.

Oh! heres the video:


So, I started the week in Joanns when the Mother In Law texted me that she needs a blanket for Wynter.
Usually, she is a fabulous speller...turns out Wynter is our 2-year-old niece.

Wynter

I know...how could you not know that, Melody...well the husband has a really big family. 

So, I got to work! Pictures? I don't have any. If you want to see the blanket you will have to watch the podcast this week. I am not a teaser...I threw it in the mail right after I filmed the podcast and took zero pictures. I hope they send some of her with the blanket. *fingers crossed* It was made of Caron Simply Soft. Two skeins of white and one skein of lavender. I used a J hook and there will be a tutorial. It is almost complete...except for the pictures. I laugh so I don't cry. 



So, I left to visit this mother in law this week in Arizona! We took a middle of the night flight out of Dallas. It was Izzy's first flight! (hence, the pictures). It was a bit bumpy and very late. But, he was so very excited. And he had a fabulous time. The ear-popping he could have done without. But, we chewed gum. I am very excited to continue wandering now. I have been very settled in and against travel since we moved to Texas. I was just tired of packing and all the unknowns that go along with moving around. So, I really just nested. But, traveling is definitely closer to my nature. And I am excited!


We arrived two hours later to some seriously hot weather. Texas is not hot compared to Arizona. And there were cacti everywhere!!


It was amazing!! They had them in front of houses, stores and churches. Everywhere! 























The next day I snuck off to visit some local yarn stores. I made it two Tempe Yarn & Fiber. The store and products were stunning but nothing I couldn't find at home. So, I left to go to the next store...but it was closed! No store. So sad!! I did get a video of wandering around Tempe Yarn, though! Its at the end of the podcast.

That night we went to our first baseball game in forever! Super exciting. My lovely sister in law sprung for a suite. A catered suite! The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers at the very end. It was a really exciting game (for baseball) and the BBQ was fabulous!!


Crochet and Baseball! Loving my Sockyarn Hat in Hedgehog Fibers in Pinky Swear.


The next morning we made our way out for a hike with Izzy and his cousin! We needed to be out there early because it hits triple digits at around 10:00 am. 

Hi!!



Hydration!

This is how I hike.












It was a fabulous hike at Lost Dutchman Park! Then when the heat started climbing we made our way out of the park to find some breakfast. That is when we found the Goldfield Ghost Town. The boys had amazing cinnamon rolls and we had breakfast burritos and coffee! Yay!!





It was fabulous. After breakfast we got everyone we ever met a souvenier and headed back to the house to spend time with the family and cool off.

I made a dishcloth that afternoon! I left them on the counter when we left for mom to find. :)
Sugar 'n Cream in Sunrise Ombre

Dishcloths in Sunrise Ombre

On our way around town we tried Culver's for the first time. My son had butter fried pretzels in cheese sauce. He loves the lax rules of vacationing. LOL They were really yum. Never again.


Finally, we were off to the airport in the middle of the night (our flight was somehow connected with a plain that was affected by Hurricane Dorian preparation...so, it was pushed back to 2:00 am). We were an airplane full of messy and exhausted people. But, we arrived home to hugs and that day I found my roses blooming and the sunset was incredible. So nice to be home!







Show Notes!



Lets Connect! I would love to see everything that you make!!!







FOs





Crochet Filet Baby Name Blanket. Pattern by me. In progress for the blog. I shipped it away without taking pictures so I will be making another this week. LOL




Works In Progress

Sock Head Hat - Malabrigo Sock Yarn - Indonesia Colorway https://amzn.to/2TsiZ7R Size 3 Knitters Pride Zings. https://amzn.to/2KMSd5V

Polle Vie Wrap 
I Love This Yarn Hobby Lobby in Abergine, Ocean, Antique Teal and Blush Sparkle
Size N Boye Crochet Hook - https://amzn.to/31CtFDy
Pattern is in Simply Crochet #84  https://amzn.to/2YMhs2q




What Have I Done




My Favorite Yarny Things (often mentioned in my videos):




My favorite Crochet Hooks:  https://amzn.to/2G69DLe
My favorite Knitting Needles:  https://amzn.to/2TnWNL8
My favorite Yarn Needles:  https://amzn.to/2WC4Sy0

My favorite Scissors: https://amzn.to/2WCynj9
My favorite Stitch Markers: https://amzn.to/2G722vD
My favorite Pattern Holder:  https://amzn.to/2MKmDq3
Pattern Tape:  https://amzn.to/2MLPSJp
My favorite Project Bag:  https://amzn.to/2t0NR2D
My favorite Crochet Light:  https://amzn.to/2WzFUPz
My favorite portable Neck Light: https://amzn.to/2G55hnB
Pom Pom Maker:  https://amzn.to/2t057W1



This week

I will be working on my two shawls, logging my stash and making plans to annihilate it with my crochet hook! *game face*