martes, 27 de octubre de 2009

Flower-Trimmed Headband

Design by Anna Mishka



This headband features a shell pattern of single and double crochets accented with three perky flowers.

What You Need:

Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: Headband is 3 x 21 1/2 inches. 

Yarns 

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease; 50% cotton, 50% acrylic; worsted weight; 3 1/2 ounces (100 grams), 207 yards.
1 ball #102 Bubblegum (MC)
Small amount #144 Sugarplum (A)
Small amount #158 Pineapple (B)
Small amount #148 Popsicle (C)

Hooks and Extras 

Size E/4 (3.5 millimeters) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
3 small purchased white pom-poms
Sewing needle and thread
Blunt-end yarn needle

Gauge 

3 1/2 shells and 10 rows = 4 inches (10 centimeters)
Take time to check your gauge.


Instructions:

With MC, ch 14. Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook; (sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch) twice -- 2 Shells made; turn.
Row 1: Ch 3 -- counts as dc; 2 dc in first sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in last sc -- 2 partials and 1 complete shell made; turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first dc; (sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc) twice; turn.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until work measures approx 21 1/2 inches, ending with Row 1; fasten off.

Finishing 

Sew first and last rows tog.
Flower (make 1 each of A, B, and C) Ch 3; join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 10 sc in ring; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as last sl st; *in next sc work dc, ch 2, and sl st**, ch 2, dc in next sc; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** -- 5 petals; fasten off. Place a pom-pom in the center of each flower and sew them to headband in a grouping.



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