Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Get Hooked! { a crochet rose tutorial and lace headband refashion }

I felt a little inspired by my last Friday Finds post. Did you see it? I posted a gorgeous rose cuff bracelet tutorial by Ruffles and Stuff. I wanted to make something similar, but with my own special touch...which usually means adding a little crochet flair!

Here is my creation...

I love how it turned out. The ivory color is so elegant and the rosettes make the headband so feminine and fun!

It is also so versatile. It is not only a great headband, but can also be worn as a cuff bracelet! Wouldn't this be a great flower corsage for Mother's Day?

Here is how I did it:

1. I took an off-white stretchy lace headband that I got in a 3-pack at Claire's a few months ago. Then I whipped up 4 crochet rosettes.

Crochet Rosette Pattern:
Ch 40. Dc in 3rd ch from hook. 3 dc in same ch. 1 sc in next ch. *4 dc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Repeat from * all the way to the end. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Roll up into a rose starting with the non-tail end. Attach crochet needle to tail and sew bottom of rose together. Fasten off.

2. Cut a long, skinny piece of felt to place on the inside of the headband.

3. Place the rosettes on the outside of the headband, with the felt strip directly underneath them. Hot glue the rosettes in place.

And that's it! A totally pretty, totally easy headband refashion!

Outfit specs:
headband: made by me
ruffle blouse: thrifted, by Anne Taylor
skirt: made by me


  1. Headband goes with the shirt...loverly. You are so creative.

    I am glad you wear that shirt bytheway :)

  2. The rosettes are lovely and look so feminine and beautiful on the headband and bracelet. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

  3. Super cute! I love lacey things, very pretty

  4. Wow....this lace is beautiful!! So pretty! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party going on and even enter the giveaway! I am your newest GFC follower and would LOVE to have you check out my place too!


  5. so pretty and versatile I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore and Made Link party


  6. I love this! Met you from Made By You at Pincushion Creations. New follower! ♥


  7. I just have to say... you are so dang cute! I LOVE this!! You make me wish I could crochet. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  8. Love this! I wish I knew how to crochet! I would love for you to share on Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/05/blog-stalking-thursday-40.html

  9. This is really cute! I may have to try this soon! Your butterflies and chain necklaces are also lovely!

  10. I just sat here at my computer and made a rosette in no time! Thanks for this EASY pattern! I just love it!!