Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Egg Warmer from felt - easy sewing project

Make a quick Easter egg warmer for kids. It can be a great and easy sewing project for your kids.


I made a bunny and 2 hens.
You need: felt (orange, white, dark orange, red), beads, needle and thread, a ruler.

Cut 2 pieces of felt by 1.96 inches / 5cm (or bigger if you need) for a hen or a rabbit. Cut the ears, the beak, the ridge.


Sew the details with beads: the eyes, the nose...


Then sew the both parts together.


Don't forget to sew the ridge or the beak or the ears for the rabbit.


Happy Easter!


Ema

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Yarn nest for Easter eggs

I made a nest from yarn. It's easy and it's no sew, no crochet. On the other hand, you can reuse the yarn.


Just wrap your favorite yarn around your hand. Then pull off and done.


Hide the tail. Place the eggs into the nest.



Try them with different colors.



Happy Easter.

Ema

Crochet Hen - free pattern

An easy crochet hen / chicken - free pattern


You can sell your finished item, but please said that it's my pattern. Thank you.

You need: you can use any type of yarn or hook. I used hook no 3, Golden Alize with metallic insertion, red and orange yarn, black beads, needle and thread. I used 2 threads for the yarn.

Abbreviaton:
sg - single crochet
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
db- double crochet
inc - increase
dec - decrease

The body - with yellow
r -ch 6, sl st to make a ring
r1 - 2sg in each st, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 12 st
r2 - inc, 1sg, inc, 1sg and so on, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 18 st
r3 - 2sg, inc and so on, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 24 st
r4 - 3sg, inc and so on, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 30st
r5 - 4sg, inc and so on, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 36st
r6 - sg in the back loop only, sl st in the first, ch 1
r7 - sg in each st, sl st in the first, ch 1
r8 -r9 - db in eac, sl st in the first, ch 1
r10 - 4db, dec, 4 db, dec and so on, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 30st
r11 - 3db, dec, 3 db, dec and so on, sl st in the first, ch 1  - 24 st
r12- r13, - sg in each, sl st in the first, ch 1. Stuff the hen.
r14 - 2sg, dec 2 times, 1 sg in the last, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 16 st
r15 - 2sg, dec, 2 sg, dec and so on, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 12st
r16 - sg in each, sl st in the first, ch 1
r17- 1sg, inc and so on, sl st in the first, ch 1- 18 st
r18 - sg in each, sl st in the first, ch 1
r19 - dec 2 times, 1 sg and so on, 1 sg in the last, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 11 st
Stuff again.
r20 - 1sg, dec 2 times, sl st in the first, ch 1 - 7 st
r21 - dec 3 times, finish, hide the tail.

The beak - with orange - 3 sg in the front of the head, turn, dec, fasten off, hide the tail. With red - under the beak - insert the yarn, ch 3, sl st in the second st from the hook, sl st in next 2 st, fasten off, hide the tail.

The ridge - with red - insert the yarn, make 3 sg, ch 1, turn, sg, 2 sl, finish, hide the tail.

The eyes - sew 2 little black beads.


The wings - make 2
r1 - ch 3, turn
r2- 2sg in the second st from the hook, 1sg, ch 1, turn - 3st
r3 - 2sg in each - you have 6st, ch 1, turn
r4 - r5 - r6 - sg in each, ch 1, turn
r7 - dec, 2 sg, dec, ch 1 turn
r8 - dec 2 times, finish.
Sew the wings.

Best,
Ema

Monday, April 7, 2014

Crochet Simple Slippers - Chocolate with Oranges

Inspired by some brownies I made these days, I made some ... assorted crochet slippers too. Light brown with dark brown edges. Brown bow and some orange tulle. Easy to make.


My pattern is available in My Ravelry Store - Simple Crochet Slippers


Best,

Ema 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Crochet Ladybugs - free pattern

Let's do the spring. Crochet mini ladybugs. It's an easy pattern and you can use them as brooch, as clip hair, as applique for a T-shirt or some jeans. You can sell the finished products, but please mention my blog and the name Ema's Decorations.


Abbrevions:
st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sg - single crochet
ch - chain
dec - decrease

Materials: you can use any type a hook and a proper yarn. Black and red yarn, black small beads, needle and thread to sew the beads.


The body - with red yarn:

r1 - ch 6, sl st to make a ring, ch 1
r2 - 2 sg in each st - you have 12 stitches, sl st in the first st, ch 1
r3 - 2sg in the next st, 1 sg and so on until the end - you have 18 stitches, sl st in the first st using black yarn.


The head - with black yarn

r4 - 1sg in the first st, 4 sg in next 4 st - you have 5 stitches with black yarn, ch 1, turn
r5 - dec 2 times, ch 1, turn
r6 - dec, fasten off and leave a long tail to make the antennas

The antennas - with black yarn
Using the long tail, sl st in the next st, making or leaving a long loop; cut the loop in the middle and make short antennas.
Sew some black beads on the body.


Best,
Ema


Sunday, March 30, 2014

5 Amazing Crochet Pattern for Spring

I love spring: the perfumed air, the sun, the crispy light, the birdies.... The trees look so shy and their leaves are ready for a fresh green party. Hooray for spring ! With this image in my mind, I searched for things to be wore in this spring. Here are some lovely items for crochet lovers:

Crochet Sun Hat  from My Hobby is Crochet - I love the colors - they are fresh and perfect for spring. My daughter will be lovely with this hat.


Simple Daisy from Daisy Cottage Designs - Easy to make, colorful; perfect to apply on jeans or on a T-shirt. 

Headband from String with Style - easy to make, nice color combination. Hmmmm... I should try it.


Toddler Tank from Cre8tion Crochet  - I think this tank it's perfect with a T-shirt. I love the color and the white flowers. Some years ago, I searched for this kind of tank for my daughter, but I couldn't find something to like. This looks pretty.


Flower Paer Clip from Petals to Picots  - These are so cute! I think I can use them as bookmark too. You can search her blog because she has wonderful patterns. 


So... the hook and yarn... ready! 
Happy Spring-ish Crochet!

Ema