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Pattern: Quick and Easy 5 or 6 Petal Flower

I’ve been making this quick and easy flower for years now. It’s a great way to use up scraps, and it’s a cute appliqué for headbands, baby booties, and with a hair clip and some glue, it’s adorable in little girls’ hair!

All you need is a small amount of scrap yarn and an appropriate crochet hook for the yarn. It can be made in any weight. I personally love tiny little flowers and use fingering yarn or dk weight yarn with a 3.0mm or 3.5mm crochet hook, but I’ve made them with worsted weight yarn as well with great results.

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Quick and Easy 5 or 6 Petal Flower Pattern

©jkwdesigns – This pattern is for personal or charitable use only. Please do not repost or distribute the pattern, and please link back to this pattern page if you share your lovely little bow creations on your website or blog. Thank you!

Begin with a magic circle/magic loop (to learn how to make a magic circle, which is wonderful for anything crocheted in the round–hats, flowers, amigurumi, etc., check out this video tutorial). All of the stitches are made in the magic loop: *Ch 2, 2dc, ch 2, sl st in magic loop. Repeat from * 4 more times for a 5 petal flower and 5 more times for a 6 petal flower. Fasten off and weave in ends (or leave a long tail if you plan to sew it onto something).

That’s it! It really is that easy!

Pattern: Crochet Applique Ribbon Bow

In preparation for a spring bazaar that I will be selling at, I’ve been busy cranking out flowers, bows, and hearts to adorn cute, little heads. I worked up this super simple little bow and thought I’d share. It’s quick and easy and a great way to get rid of those tiny little balls of scrap yarn your husband keeps asking you throw away. 😉

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Applique Ribbon Bow Pattern

©jkwdesigns – This pattern is for personal or charitable use only. Please do not repost or distribute the pattern, and please link back to this pattern page if you share your lovely little bow creations on your website or blog. Thank you!

If you sell items made using this pattern or any pattern published/written by jkwdesigns, please add a link to this site (www.jkwdesigns.com) on your listing!

Materials: (suggested)
4.5mm crochet hook
worsted weight yarn (small amount)
* You can use any weight yarn and appropriate hook for this pattern. With a 4.5mm hook and worsted weight yarn, my bows measured approx. 3.25 in. across and 3.75 in. from top to bottom.

The bow is constructed in two pieces. The looped part is an oval shape, and the dangling ribbons will be slightly V-shaped when complete.

Oval Shape:
Ch 20. Sl st in 1st ch to create a loop.

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Ch 1. All of the following stitches are made INTO the loop, not in individual chains, so in the large loop that you’ve just made, create 2sc, 3 hdc, 8dc, 3hdc, 4sc, 3hdc, 8dc, 3hdc, and 2sc. (As you’re making the stitches, you may need to gently slide your stitches over on the loop so that you have enough room to make all of these stitches.)

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Sl st with 1st sc to join. Finish off, leaving a long tail (approx. 20 inches).

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Dangling Ribbons:
Ch 26. Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc in next 7 ch. Hdc in next 2 ch. Sc in next 4 ch. Hdc in next 2 ch. Dc in next 7 ch. Ch 2 and sl st with foundation ch of the last dc. Finish off. Weave in ends.

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Bow Construction:
Hold the oval shape so that the stitches are evenly distributed and the beginning/ending sc are at the top, middle. Hold the top and bottom center of the oval together, and hold the center of the dangling ribbons behind the pinched oval.

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Use the long tail you left attached to the oval shape to wind around the center of the bow multiple times. Tie securely. Weave in ends. That’s it!

You can attach these cute little bows to hair barrettes/clips, headbands, scarves, purses… So much more useful than tiny balls of leftover yarn that you have no idea what to do with!

Happy Crocheting!

 

Sneak Peeks!

I’m been super busy lately working on planning my twin boys’ 5th birthday party, and with my husband out of town for work this past week, I’ve gone completely insane. He’s not here to reign me in, so I’ve officially become mom-zilla about this party. I’m working on a detailed post about the party and all my various DIY projects, but here’s a sneak peak of some of the items I’ve been working on:

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Additionally, I have a new pattern in the works, and it’s entering into the final phases of pattern testing, so it should be live soon! Here’s a peek at the seemingly-difficult-but-super-easy-to-make-once-you-get-the-hang-of-it stitch!

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More Football Stuff!

Back when we lived in Baltimore, I loved football Sundays. But I don’t love football. I love getting together with friends, eating food, the excitement in the room… And living in Korea, I definitely miss football season. Mostly because I miss my friends back home!

Thankfully, my new friends in Korea keep me pretty busy when it comes to football gear! Haha! They’re not Ravens’ fans, but that’s okay. I love them anyway. Here are a couple hats I was recently commissioned to make. I added the “S” to the Steelers’ hat after I took photos of it… But look at my gorgeous friend and her husband! Aren’t they a seriously good-looking couple???

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Happy New Year!

I haven’t been posting as much as I would like to, but trying to find the time during the day to actually sit down at the computer and do something substantial with 3 kids running around and demanding my attention… However, I am committing myself to working on improving my blog this year. I’ve been making a list for the past couple of years of tutorial and patterns that I want to write up. And THIS IS THE YEAR!

So anyway, to start the year off right, Happy New Year from the jkwdesigns munchkins–AKA Bumblebee, Little Bunny Penny and Optimus Prime.

Crochet Optimus Prime Hat

Although I’m SOOOO far behind in my blog posts, and I have a million other things I need to catch up on, I just have to share this! This hat is probably my most ambition design so far (it’s definitely up there with the Ratchet hat I made a few years ago), and it has resulted in the Happiest. Little. Charlie. Ever. However, his twin brother is not as pleased. I’m working hard to complete Lincoln’s Bumblebee hat so he’ll stop looking at me with those sad eyes! 😉 Will share pics of that one as soon as it’s finished!

Iron Man Faceplate Pattern

As promised… Here’s the FREE pattern for the Iron Man hat faceplate. Please keep in mind that this pattern in ONLY for the faceplate. There are many free patterns available online for simple crochet hats. For best results, use a pattern that uses bulky yarn or two strands of worsted weight yarn held together.

Please feel free to make as many Iron Man hats as you’d like with this pattern, but kindly link back to this post/my blog if you post photographs of your Iron Man hats online. Also, please keep in mind that Iron Man is a copyrighted character. This pattern should not be used to create items for sale. The pattern is available for FREE and hats made from this pattern should not be sold for profit.

Hope you enjoy!

The PDF can be downloaded here: