Crochet Bandeau Tutorial

Hello my lovelies xx

Below is a free pattern for my new Crochet Bandeau Tutorial. There is also a full video on how to create it as well.

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Materials:

2 skeins of weight 3 in main color (I used white)

1 skein/scrap amount of weight 3 in secondary color (I used black)

4 mm / G crochet Hook

 

How To:

Make 2

Make a chain in your main color that is the height of your bust area. I did 25 chains
Row 1 – in 2nd chain from hook, half double crochet across. chain 1, turn.
Row 2-7 – HDC across, chain 1, turn
Rows 8-9 – switch to second color and single crochet across, chaining 1 at the end and turning

Repeat the process of 7 rows of HDC in your main color and 2 rows of SC in your secondary color two more times (XS) or how ever many times it takes to reach half of your bust measurement minus 3″. Your piece should reach this stretched! I did 3 rounds of the striping with three additional rows of HDC in my main color to reach 12″ stretched.

Continue with whichever color is next for you. In my case (XS) I will be continuing with my main color (white).

Decreasing:

1 – HDC first two stitches together, HDC across, HDC last two together.
Repeat Row 1 until there are 8 stitches left.

*note* remember to follow the 7 rows in HDC of main color and 2 rows of SC in secondary color throughout this design!
Once you hit the 8 stitches left, continue the striping pattern until the 8 stitches reach 11″. This will be one of your straps to tie in the front!

Once you reached 11″ in length and continuing in the striping pattern, HDC first two stitches together, HDC across and HDC the last two stitches together. Turn and repeat until 2 stitches remain.

BO.

Once the two front pieces are done, put right sides together and using your secondary color, SC the two pieces together at the center back.

Using the main color, SC around entire piece to make the edges look more finished.

Try bandeau on and mark spots above each breast where your straps should go. They will probably line up with the center of each breast. I ended up putting the front straps right at the last rows before decreasing in the front.

At this point, SC 5 stitches, Chain 1, turn and continue single crocheting in main color for 38 rows and attach the strap to the back at the first row where you started your second color.

With your main color yarn still attached, chain two and turn your work so you can crochet towards the outer part of the garment (see images). This is going to be the ruffle that is on your shoulder!

To make the ruffles, DC 2 in each row of the strap until you reach the front of the bandeau. Each row you crocheted for the strap should have two DC’s crocheted into it.

Now, Chain 2 and DC 1 in each stitch across. You can bind off at the end or you can chain 2 again and repeat to make the ruffle as long as you want. I did 3 rows of DC on top of initial DC 2 in each stitch.

Repeat on other side of bandeau.

Fin.

 

 

DIY Crochet Succulent Wreath

THUMBNAIL 2Supplies:

  • wooden embroidery hoop
  • natural tan/brown yarn
  • sage, lavender and any other color yarn for succulents
  • 5mm and 5.5mm crochet hooks
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

single crochet around wooden hoop with natural tan/brown yarn until fully covered. BO.

 

Succulent style 1

  1. chain 41 in succulent color yarn
  2. (large leaves) slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook, *half double crochet 1, double crochet 2, chain 2, double crochet 2, half double crochet 1, slip stitch 2* Repeat from *to* 2 more times. 3 leaves in total. For the fourth large leaf, half double crochet 1, double crochet 2, chain 2, double crochet 2, half double crochet 1, slip stitch 1 (4 total leaves).
  3. (medium leaves) single crochet 1, half double crochet 2, chain 1, half double crochet 2, single crochet 1, slip slip stitch 2. (1 total)
  4. (small leaves) single crochet 2, chain 1, single crochet 2, slip stitch. (1 total)
  5. Bind Off

Roll into a spiral and sew bottom edges together with a tapestry needle.

Alternate sizes

For larger/smaller leaves, chain an amount of multiples of 10 +1. Then decide if you want larger leaves, medium and smaller. It’s totally DIY and up to you! 😊

Succulent style 2

  1. chain 20
  2. single crochet 4 in second chain from hook and single crochet 4 in each stitch until you reach the end
  3. Bind Off

You can do any length and any number of single crochets in each chain. I recommend 2 if you want a looser spiral and 4 in each stitch if you want a tight curl.

image

Make as many as you need to fill up your wreath!

 

Either tie or hot glue the succulents to the wreath, hang and you’re done!

 

Be sure to tag me in your recreations on Instagram or Twitter! Links are in the righthand sidebar 😊

 

Xx

Stephanie Marie

HIGH WAISTED CROCHET SHORTS

 

Supplies:

2 skeins of Michael’s Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn

4 MM crochet hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle (optional)

 

Pattern:

This is for an XS

Ch 52

R1 – turn, skip first two stitches and DC in third CH from hook. DC across (50)

R2 – Ch 2, turn, DC across starting in the second stitch from piece as to not increase (50)

Repeat Row 2 for a total of 13 rows

Note: This the how high you want the shorts to sit on your body. The 13 rows for me sits at my “true” waist, which is above your belly button. If you want it to be low rise/mid rise etc, decrease the amount of rows you do!

R14 – Ch 2, DC in FIRST stitch (the one we’ve previously been skipping), DC across, DC2 in last stitch.

R15 – Ch 2, repeat Row 1 for a total of 10 rows of increases

R24 – fold piece in half and mark center stitch on increased part (leg). Count out 10 from each side and mark with a removable stitch marker (20 stitches total). Going back to the non-increasing method, Ch2, DC to first marker, SS to last marker. DC to end (again, only 1 DC in last stitch).

R25 – Ch2, DC to 2 stitches before the first SS, SS to two after end of first SS row, DC to end

R26 – Repeat Row 25 once more

BO

Ruffle:

R1 – Starting at farthest SS on bottom hem, start DC’ing 2 in each stitch (I had 58 total DC’s)

R2 – CH2, skip first stitch on piece, DC across (58)

BO

2nd Ruffle – Going 1-2 rows above first ruffle and 4 DC’s in from first ruffle, Start the same ruffle process as stated above. DC’ing 2 in each stitch and then DC’ing 1 in each stitch of the second row.

3rd Ruffle – Repeat same steps for second ruffle, but go above the second ruffle to complete the third.

Make 1 more short/ruffle combo!

Seaming:

1. With right sides together, sew or SC the leg seams together.
2. With right sides together, put one side inside of the other (one piece will be outside right and that will go inside of the wrong side out piece)
3. Sew or SC the “U” together. Leave a bit open at one end so you can get into the piece (or struggle like I did haha)
4. Make a chain long enough and weave it through the first row at your waist so you can adjust the fit.

FIN