Monday, October 31, 2011

Crochet Bow Hair Clip Tutorial

Here is the first tutorial of the Hair Clip Series.  I can't tell you how much time I spent trying to create a video tutorial.  Well, I *created it* but I was not able to edit it.  My camera saves files as MP4s and I could not find (free) software that edits this file type. I even downloaded a few converters, but when I tried to open the file - Microsoft Movie Maker thinks the file is corrupted.  Oh, well.  If you have any questions (or recommendations), let me know :).

What you will need:
  • small amount of yarn
  • crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • hair clip
  • needle and thread
  • scissors
  • glue gun
Step 1: leaving a 3 inch tail, chain 10
Step 2: dc in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across
Step 3: chain 3, turn, dc in each st across.  finish off, leaving a 20 inch tail
Step 4: taking care to not distort the shape, wrap the center of the rectangle to create a bow shape
Step 5: weave the tail under the wrapped yarn
Step 6: weave in the other tail
Step 7: tie the two tails together.
Step 8: clip tails, sew on the clip.
Step 9 (not shown) place a small amount of glue on the thread that is holding the clip to the bow.  (make sure you open the clip, first so that you won't glue the clip closed)

Attach to a Hair Bow Kite!

I want make them in every color so I can put one in her hair everyday!


Rose's Daughter said...

You are so creative. I wish I would get back into crocheting or just learn how to sew! I can't even hem pants! lol

Libby said...

These are such cute clips!

Ayana said...

Rose's Daughter: Yes you can! You just have to try.

Libby: Thank you!