Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Tutorial/Pattern: Crochet button bracelet!

I know it's been a while - like everyone else, I've been outside enjoying the sunshine. That seems to be over now, so here I am, and I'm bringing a quick tutorial to make this lovely crochet button bracelet!

If you can crochet a chain and work a single crochet/slip stitch you can make this. It only needs a few metres of 4-ply/fingering weight/sock yarn, about ten buttons or charms, a 3mm crochet hook and a yarn needle.

Like so.

First, thread the buttons onto the yarn, in the order you want them on your bracelet.

Then take the needle off the yarn and return it to your pin cushion. Make a slipknot in the yarn and chain 3.

Slide the first button along the yarn until it is right up against the chain.

Then single crochet (UK) or slip stitch (US) over the edge of the button.

Chain 4, then slide a second button along the yarn and crochet over it in the same way. Repeat until you run out of buttons. Then chain 3 and fasten off.

Now you can either tie the ends of your bracelet together permanently, or leave them loose to tie together when you put the bracelet on.

Ta da!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Wind The Bobbin Up Giveaway!

My sister has been blogging for a year now, and to celebrate she is hosting a giveaway. You can win a lovely goodybag of buttons and ribbons from my supplies website, Wind The Bobbin Up. All you have to do to enter is click here to go to her post and comment on it. That's all!

Jen will choose the winner at random and I will send the lovely prize out.

Here's what you could win!

Two spools of ribbon, lengths of blue ribbon and gold sequins, and lots of lovely buttons. So go on, head over to Jennifer's Little World and leave a comment on the post to enter. Good luck!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Saltdean Scarf

Saltdean is finished!

Ravelry link

The lace patterns are inspired by waves breaking on a pebbled beach.

It is available to buy now through Ravelry (you don't need a Ravelry account).

We're off on holiday next week and I have hundreds of jobs to do and lists to work down before then, so I'll say goodbye for now. See you later on in July!