This is my world and I intend to make it beautiful!

I intend to make this world a little more beautiful each day. I think that there is too much ugly in the world and people need to focus more on the beauty that surrounds them.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pattern for Halloween Tutu

Halloween Tutu

This is a simple and quick project to make a tutu for your Halloween princess. This is more of an outline than a pattern.

Make a chain long enough to go around the waist of the person wearing the tutu, make sure to add an additional four chains for turning. In this case, it was about 84 chains.

Row 1, Treble crochet into each chain, starting 4 chains from the end.
Row 2, Chain 2 and turn, then half double crochet into each treble crochet to the end.
Row 3, Chain 4 and turn, then treble crochet into each half double crochet to the end, finish off.

Once you finish off, attach two buttons to the end of the sash, make sure they are large enough not to slip through the treble crochet and not too large to not fit through them.

After that is finished, take tulle in orange and black and cut it into strips 2 inches wide and twice the length you want them to be. I made mine 30 inches and they double over to be 15 inches. Once the tulle is prepared, begin tying the tulle into each of the treble crochet from row 1, alternating black and orange in each stitch. I used an H hook to pull the tulle through the stitches by the loop from folding it over. I then pulled the tail through the loop and pulled it tight to the yarn.

You can then embellish the sash in any way you want.

After just a little work, you now have the perfect Halloween tutu!

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Gorgeous Halloween Tutu

This is a gorgeous Halloween Tutu and matching headband. The tutu is made with a treble crochet sash waistband that closes with buttons. The buttons make this a very adjustable waist. The tulle is about 15 inches long. The waistband is between 2-3 inches wide. The flower is removable and can be used as a fashion accessory on anything!




This is available for purchase in my Etsy store: 

I might make this pattern available on here later!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Random Creations

I have been on a Halloween inspired crochet kick. These are some of my random creations.....I LOVE fall!!

This is a double layer flower. 

This is a rosette made with black and then I went around it with single crochet in orange.


Be on the lookout for more pictures coming soon of different holiday inspired items and more patterns!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Simple and Beautiful Rose Crochet Pattern

How to make a simple and beautiful flower and stem with optional leaves.

When I am crocheting into the foundation chain I crochet into the post side of the chain, this is a personal preference. You can crochet into the post side or the 'V' side.

Abbreviations Used:
SC Single Crochet
HDC Half Double Crochet
DC Double Crochet
TC Treble Crochet

Supplies Needed:
Any weight yarn in a rose color and green for the stem and leaves.
Hook size 1 size smaller than recommended for yarn.
Floral wire, or some other wire to give stem shape.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends and closing rose.
Hot glue or adhesive, optional.

Chain 78
Row 1: DC in each chain (75 sts)
Row 2: Chain 1 and turn, SC in first stitch and skip next stitch, *5 HDC in next stitch, skip next stitch, 5 TC in next stitch, skip next stitch* continue until end of DC, finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Take a wire floral stem and cut to the length you want. Once the size is perfect, put a small curve on the bottom end. SC starting at the bottom of the loop and continue up the stem, make a smaller curve at the top to attach the rose and keep the SC from sliding off. Once you have completed the stem, close the curve on the bottom by bringing it to the stem and closing the opening.

Leaves: (make as many as you want your rose to have)
Chain 11
Row 1: 1 SC, 1 HDC, 2 DC, 2 TC, 2 DC, 1 HDC, 1 SC, then finish off leaving a tail for sewing.

Take the rose and roll it up around the top curve on the stem. Use the long tail to sew up the bottom of the rose and attach it to the small curve on the top of the stem. Try and get the entire small loop inside the rose to help conceal the construction. I used a little hot glue to help keep it secure to the top of the stem. You can use any craft adhesive you have handy or just make sure it's tied tightly enough. Once the rose is attached you can attach the leaves anywhere on the stem you want them to go.

Once this is finished, it's ready to place in a vase or give to someone to brighten their day! 

This is the rose once it's finished, but before it's rolled up. 


Here is the stem when it is started to show the curves on the bottom.


This is the completed rose in a small vase. You can make an entire dozen for a full vase if you wanted.


Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions! I would love to see what you come up with. Here is the pdf version of this pattern as well.

Rose Pattern