Saturday, April 2, 2011

YARN IT ALL: Tutorial 15 [MandyBand]

And we're finishing off the YARN IT ALL series with the Mandipidy best seller... the MandyBand:

I thought it would be a fitting way to wrap this up. :]

Materials Needed:
Size 3 Crochet Thread
Size F Crochet Needle
Elastic Band

Start with my flower tutorial.

Then we're going to build on to that:

1. Go into the middle stitch of a petal [back side of the flower]
2. Catch the thread and pull it through.
3. Chain one.
4. Tie a knot with the tail and string.

5. Chain 3.
6. Skip a stitch on the petal... go into the second stitch and make a slip stitch.
7. Chain 5.
8. Go into the middle stitch of the next petal and make a slip stitch.

9. Chain 5.
10. Go into the first stitch of the next petal and make a slip stitch.
11.Chain 3.
12. Skip a stitch on the petal... go into the second stitch and make a slip stitch.

13. Chain 3 and flip the flower.

14. Double crochet into the same stitch we went into in step 10.
15. Chain 1 and double crochet into the 3rd stitch in the chain of 5.
16. Chain 1 and double crochet into the 5th stitch in the chain of 5.
17. Chain 1 and double crochet into the 2nd stitch in the next chain of 5.

18. Chain 1 and double crochet into the 4th stitch in the chain of 5.
19. Chain 1 and go into the stitch between the chain of 3 and 5.
20. Chain 1 and go into the very first stitch. You just made 7 loops across.
21. Chain 3, flip your work, and then start the process again... this time go into each of the big holes of your work. There should only be 6 loops in this row.

22. Chain 3, flip your work, and do the same thing across. Make 6 rows like this... each time there should be one less loop.
23. When you get down to two loops, chain 3 and make a slip stitch into the other side of the band.
24. Chain 2, and then make 3 double crochets into the last loop on the band.
25. Chain 2, and then double crochet into each of the double crochets you just made. repeat this until your band is the desired length [half of the circumference of your head]

26. At the end of your band, chain 3.
27. Place an elastic hair tie into the loop, and attach to the other side of the band with a slip stitch.
28. Pull out your crochet loop...
29. Tie off to secure the band.

30. Knot the elastic hair tie close to your work.
31. Knot the other side of the elastic hair tie leaving only a small hole on which we will secure the other side of the band.
32. When you finish the band, you will go into the small hole in the elastic hair tie.
33. Tie off as we did before.

Rest your fingers.
Then make one in every other color...

{rough estimate... these were the sizes that I found worked best}
Adult: 20 inches long
Child: 18 inches long
Baby: 15 inches long

And be sure to check out Kimberly's non-crochet yarn post today!


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Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I need to get some crochet thread so I can make some of these - I made the flower with some regular yarn last night, and it turned out cute, but HUGE comparitavely! :)

Oh, I thought of you while I was at Target last night; there was a headband just like this one {but with 2 flowers}, and you could totally make it yourself! Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of it...

Michele Pacey said...

Very very cute! And so quick to make up too. Thank you for the lovely tutorial!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

YAY!!! The mandyband!!! I cannot wait for summer break so I can try out all of these tutes, Mandy! Thanks so much for sharing them!!!

Hope you and baby E are doing well these days :)


Michelle L. said...

It is BEE YOO TI FUL and I love the name. Need to add one of those registered trademark symbols, hee!

Jacobs Family said...

Very excited about this tut! Thank you!

I've got to ask, why have you stopped selling your crocheted beauties?

Jessica said...

Hi :) I'm following this tutorial, and I'm stuck on #14. What does "the same stitch we went into the first time." mean?? I'm kind of confused.. the first time.. as what? Which stitch am I supposed to stitch into? Thanks :) I really like this hair band. It's too cute.. I really need to find where to get this kind of crochet thread. I'll I can find is the stuff that comes apart really easily.. don't even know the name of it! haha. But it's a pain. Anyway, I'd really love to get this pattern figured out! I love headbands!

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

Good question Jessica! I had a hard time wording that step... it's the same stitch that we made in step 10. I will go back and reword it as such. Thanks for helping me out! :)
You can find the crochet thread at Michaels, JoAnn, Walmart, and sometimes Hobby Lobby. I like to use the brand Royale. :)

Scrappin' Cat! said...

This is beautiful & I love your picture tutorial. Just awesome. Thank you very much for sharing. said...

I *LOVE* this! Your tutorial is AMAZING and so detailed- just fantastic! Thanks so much for these amazing how-tos, I'll be linking.

That One Girl said...

I just made this in "multi color" for my lil girl! I know she's gonna love it! I also have some cream, purple, and pink I'm going to make next! :-D

Shacone said...

Thank you thank you - this will be a answer to my wedding dilema in 2 weeks! You are fabulous!

catherine said...

Precious!!!! Thanks a lot :D

Unknown said...

Thank you for the tutorial ! Can't wait to try. Great gift idea...

Emily Nordstrom said...

Love this pattern!! I just finished my first (I started last night, so simple!!!) and put it on to take a picture to show people. I'm not a headband girl but I would actually wear this one! It's comfortable and it fits! Thanks so much for this awesome pattern!

Penny T. said...

I never worked with thread before, would some kind of thin yarn like baby yarn work instead? Please send me your advice on this soon, I would love to make one of these for my little nieces for xmas. Thank you for coming up with such an adorable design and sharing it with all of us.

Christie Farrar said...

How would you feel if a person wanted to make these headbands to sell both online (via etsy/similar sites) and craft fairs/garage sales/etc? Is this a free pattern? I am assuming so since I did not see any sort of disclaimer on this pattern in particular, but it is always a good idea to ask! It's an adorable headband!

Rekha Chauhan said...

i am very excited to try it..its very intersting