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Published on June 27th, 2015 | by Merion

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Crochet with Kate: Festival Chic!

Get into the festival spirit with these stunning crocheted crowns and bracelets, the perfect accessories to go with your wellies!

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Throughout the summer months, the media will be flooded with stunning photos of festival goers wearing gorgeous crafty accessories – so we thought we’d bring you some crochet festivalwear!  Our brilliant Kate Eastwood from the JustPootling blog has created these delicious festival crowns with bracelets to match!  Go on! Get into the Glasto spirit this weekend and make some while you dance in front of the telly!

Crochet with Kate: festival chic! Flower crown on the LoveCrochet blog

Kate used DMC Natura Just Cotton, a stunning 4ply 100% cotton yarn that comes in 60 stunning shades!

DMC Natura 4ply in 60 shades on the LoveCrochet blog

We love Kate’s colour palettes in earthy orange and pretty purple:

  • Oranges: Golden Lemon 43, Tournesol 16, Moss Green 75, Safran 47 and Giroflee 85.
  • Pinks & purples:  Spring Rose 07, Erica 51, Rose Soraya 32, Aramanto 21 and Rose Layette 41.

You will need:

Begin by making a magic ring, and work 10 dc into the ring.

Crochet with Kate, festival chic! Magic ring - LoveCrochet blog

Carefully pull the end of the yarn so that the ring closes and join with a sl st.

Round 2:  Work 2 dc in to each st. (20 st.)  At the end of the round join with a sl st.

Crochet with Kate, festival chic! Double crochet into the magic ring - LoveCrochet blog

Round 3: Work 1 dc and then ch 4, sl st the end of the chain into the first dc.

Crochet with Kate, festival flowers - LoveCrochet blog

Continue this pattern all the way around the flower.

Crochet with Kate - festival chic! LoveCrochet blog

Finish off with a sl st.  Give the starting yarn another gentle pull at this point so that the flower gathers in and sew in your ends.

Crochet with Kate: festival chic - creating flowers on the LoveCrochet blog

For the headband:

For the crochet chain, Kate used four strands of the cotton yarn worked together, or you could use fabric or leather ribbon.

Crochet with Kate: festival chic on the LoveCrochet blog

The orange and lemons flowers are stitched closer together for a lacier texture, the purple flowers (below) are spaced further apart.

Crochet with Kate: festival chic on the LoveCrochet blog

Crochet with Kate: festival chic on the LoveCrochet blog

Kate used a simple tacking stitch to sew the flowers on to the ribbon.

Make a bracelet in exactly the same way, but with a slightly smaller flower pattern as follows:

  • Start with a magic ring and then work 5 dc in to the ring. Close the ring with a sl st.
  • Round 2: Work 2 dc in to each st. 10 st. Close the round with a sl st.
  • Round 3: Work 1 dc then ch 4, sl st the end of the chain into the first dc.
  • Continue this pattern all the way around the flower and finish with a sl st.
  • Give the starting yarn a gentle pull at this point so that the flower gathers in and sew in ends.  Sew the flowers on to the wristband that you have chosen.

Crochet with Kate: festival chic  on the LoveCrochet blog

And here is the gorgeous Kate Eastwood herself, modelling the orange and lemon crown, with thanks to her daughter Beth, our other fabulous model!

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These beautiful flowers are not limited to headbands and ribbons!  Attach them to bags, cardies, pockets and even your jeans! Don’t forget to share your finished works of art on our brilliant Projects page!

 

 

 


About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




One Response to Crochet with Kate: Festival Chic!

  1. Jennifer Reichenberger says:

    I just love these flowers! I have a granddaughter who will love these as a wrist band. I am in the middle of making my eldest great-niece a lacy mesh top, and a few of these flowers scattered around the neckline would give it a unique look. I will probably have to go with a white or very pale blue, as the cotton yarn I am using is a blue variegated. She is off to college as a freshman this fall, so she will be able to wear the top with just a camisole or tank underneath, or a long sleeve top in the winter (It gets cold and snowy here in Wisconsin!) I am a new subscriber to this site, and I look forward to getting great patterns and learning about different yarns to make things with. As if I need an excuse to add to my yarn stash! p.s.-Great tutorial and pictures on how to make these flowers, so easy to follow along.
    Thanks, Jen

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