Crochet Sunflower DIY

Sunflower 2 Sunflower
With my mom now being in ICU for over a month, I really wanted to find a way to get something cheerful into her room especially now that she is starting to wake up a bit.  Unfortunately, there is a no flower and no plant rule in the ICU due to the possibility of spreading germs and aggravating allergies. (side note: apparently some hospitals are moving to this rule for all rooms)  I kept trying to come up with possibilities, then it hit me like a ton of bricks one day while trying to focus on something else – story of my life.  If she could not have a live flower, then I could make her a flower that would never die; perfect!

I’m thinking of making up a few of these and maybe bringing them to a nursing home that my church is involved with.  I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.  You cannot see if from these pics, but the “dirt” inside the flower pot is a crocheted circle as well.  Below are basic instructions to make one yourself.

Materials:
Brown and Yellow Yarn
Size “G” Crochet Hook
Green Pipe Cleaner
Small Flower Pot
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Pillow Stuffing

Instructions (all stitches are single crochet):

  1. Using the brown yarn, crochet a circle the same as you would to start a hat.  Make as large or small as you’d like.
  2. On the last row around use the yellow yarn.
  3. Once you’ve made a complete row around with the yellow yarn, start making the petals with decreasing sets for each petal. Once you’ve crocheted to the tip of the petal, single crochet down the side to get back to the base to begin the next petal.
  4. Crochet another circle using the brown yarn large enough to glue into the flower pot.
  5. Fill the flower pot 3/4 full of pillow stuffing.
  6. Glue the “dirt” circle into the pot.
  7. Twist three green pipe cleaners together and affix and glue to the flower and then feed through the middle hole in the “dirt” circle and feed the pipe cleaner out through the bottom hole in the flower pot and glue onto the bottom of the pot.
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DIY Crochet and Denim Purse

Camo & Denim Purse On Camo & Denim Purse Hanging Camo & Denim Side View
I like trying new things. I thought it would be fun to make an item using two very different materials.  I decided to mix a crochet piece with denim.  To make this bag you simply need crochet thread, a crochet needle (size G), a button and a strip of denim (I used an old pair of my sons jeans). Here are the simple steps below.  Enjoy!

Instructions:

  1. Crochet the back panel – chain 60 then double crochet 12 rows.
  2. Crochet the front panel – chain 40 then double crochet 12 rows.
  3. Lay the front panel on top of the back panel and double crochet around two sides and bottom and turn right side out.
  4. Sew your denim strip closed then attach to each side of the purse sewing on by hand.
  5. Make the loop closure by crocheting a chain stitch to the center/top of the back panel.
  6. Hand sew button to the front panel

DIY :: Crochet iPhone Case

iPhone Crochet Case

I cracked my iPhone 5 about 4 months ago and have been living with it until this past weekend. My husband threw my phone to me and I missed the catch which sent the phone crashing to the floor and several pieces of glass falling out. This meant that it was time for me to make the leap and get a new iPhone.

I don’t know about you, but my phone gets mucked up pretty badly from sticking in down in my purse. Because of this, I decided to make a soft crochet case to put it in. Check out the supplies and steps below to make one for yourself (this pattern will fit an iPhone 5, 5c or 5s).

Supplies: Two sets of standard yarn in colors of your choice, Size “G” crochet hook, Button of your choice on the smaller size.

Steps:
1) Chain 12.
2) Double crochet 16 rows to make your longer side for the flap.
3) For the smaller side, chain 12 and double crochet 11 rows.
4) Place to two pieces on top of each other and with the second color yarn, single crochet around the edges.
5) Sew your button on the smaller side.