Monday, 29 December 2014

Mistress Mary...

These crochet bobby pins or hair slides are really sweet, very quick to make, and not at all exspensive with materials. I think I’ll have a whole garden of these blooming pretty soon.

Mistress Mary, Quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With Silver Bells, And Cockle Shells,
And so my garden grows.
-Nursery rhyme

Crocheted Flower Hair Slides
1.5mm Crochet hook
DMC Pearl cotton of colour choice
Small buttons
Bobby pins ( Hair slide)
Tapestry needle
(British English crochet stitches given)
Step 1: 5 chain and slip stitch into first chain to form a ring.
Step 2: work 7 double crochet into the ring, join with a slip stitch.
Step 3: work 5 chain, slip stitch to join in next double crochet stitch to form first petal. Continue around until you have 8 petals, slip stitch to join and fasten off keeping a long end.
Step 4: Thread the long left over yarn end and using a tapestry needle secure a small button to the flower centre. Sew the flower onto the end of the bobby pin. You can use a spot of glue to make sure the flower does not move around as well.

Chart for translating crochet patterns:
British English-------------------------USA-American English
double crochet----------------------------single crochet (sc)
half treble (htr)----------------------------half double crochet (hdc)
treble(tr)-----------------------------------double crochet(dc)
double treble (dtr)------------------------treble (tr)
triple treble (trtr)-------------------------double treble (dtr)
yarn over hook (yoh)--------------------yarn over (yo)
I hope everyone is having a good day or evening wherever they are


  1. I have passed this onto my girls - they are whizzes with the ol' crochet hook.

  2. Thanks Shiralee. I might make some for my granddaughters. It is muggy again isn't it? Nice to have the rain while I was away though. It is a bit of a jungle outside as you may have seen while taking your doggie for a walk.