Friday, February 24, 2012

Spring Baby!

I don't know about all of you, but everyone I know is having girls this spring. That is what inspired this beauty!!! For the pattern click Here.

Crochet 101 Lesson 5: Double Crochet Stitch

Crochet 101

Lesson 5: The Double Crochet Stitch (dc)

This stitch is abbreviated dc. It is a taller stitch that is used for many flowers, hats, shoes, etc.

To start you will have a chain or a different stitch to crochet in. If it is a chain, you crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook.

Step 1: Yarn over (YO).

Step 2: Insert hook into the first stitch. 

Step 3: YO again, and pull through the stitch. This should leave three loops on your hook.

Step 4: YO, pull through 2 loops ONLY. This leaves two loops on your hook.

Step 5: YO, pull through the remaining two loops.

Done! Now you have done a dc!

Crochet 101 Lesson 4: Half-Double Crochet Stitch

Crochet 101

Lesson 4: Half-Double Crochet Stitch (hdc)

I use this stitch a lot. It is taller than a single crochet, but shorter than a double crochet. It is used in a lot of patterns and the abbreviation is hdc. So... Here we go!

 Make a chain. My picture is after a few rows, but it is all the same. With a chain you will start in the 2nd chain from the hook. 

 Step 1: YO (yarn over).

Step 2: Put through the next stitch (from above it looks like a V).

Step 3: YO, pull through the stitch. This will leave three loops on your hook.

Step 4: YO, pull through all three loops.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bow Diaper Cover and Headband

This turned out so cute and I am excited to get the pattern out. You can find the pattern here. Such an easy but cute pattern!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Get Ready For Easter!

I am getting prepared this year early for Easter! Such a fun pattern and very simple to follow. The pattern can be found here: Baby Bunny Pattern

Crochet 101 Lesson 3: Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The Single Crochet stitch is a commonly used stitch. It is abbreviated (sc).
To begin I created a chain to start and give you a better view of what it would look like. If you need a tutorial on how to create a chain, refer to this earlier tutorial simple chain stitch tutorial.

 Here is the top view of my chain:
 Stick needle through the first stitch (it kind of looks like a "V").
 Yarn over (YO), or wrap the yarn around the needle, and pull through.
 This will give you 2 loops on your needle. YO again, and pull through the two loops.
That is a single crochet. Hope this helps you better understand it!

Crochet 101 Lesson 2: Simple Chain Stitch Tutorial

Pretty much every pattern begins with a chain stitch. Which is usually abbreviated as ch. Here is my best way to explain the ch stitch:

Start with the slip knot from our earlier tutorial found here, Slip knot tutorial
 Yarn over (YO). Then pull through. That creates one chain.
 You can see why if you keep going...
 The chain starts to look like a chain!
More Stitch tutorials to come!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Crochet 101 Lesson 1: The Slip Knot

Crochet 101 Lesson 1: The Slip Knot

Slip Knot
*This is the knot used to start MOST crochet projects. Once this is done you can begin to chain.
*These pictures show it this way for pictures purposes. Once you get better you can hold the yarn differently to make it faster and easier for yourself. Now here we go!

Step 1: Make a loop with the tail going over the top.

 Step 2: Wrap the tail under and up through the loop.

 Step 3: Wrap tail under and up through the "mini loop" you made  in Step 2.

 Step 4: Place hook in the larger loop. Pull yarn connected to the ball tight and this will tighten your knot around your hook.

 So... It will look like THIS! Now you are ready to crochet!

Friday, February 10, 2012


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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine Clearance Pattern

This is such a cute pattern and we've marked it down pretty cheap. Cute for V-Day next week!
Go Here.

Nerdy Boy

This was such a fun pattern to make. Plus it made for such a fin photoshoot. I just LOVE my little NERDY BOY!!! For the pattern go Here.

Valentines Headband Tutorial

 This has been a favorite headband of mine to make for Valentines Day. It is cute for babies, children, and adults. It is also a really easy beginner tutorial to do. Give it a try! I hope you enjoy this Tutorial!

To start you need yarn and a crochet hook. Preferably a size E-H.

Suggestion: If you do not know/recognize any of the stitches. I highly recommend just typing them into Google. You will find many pictures or Youtube videos to help you out. I have used this link: here

To start make a slip knot and chain 2.

Round 1: Do 6 sc (single crochets) in the 1st chain that you did. Pull your tail tight to hide the hole in the middle.

 Round 2: Then, do 2 sc's in each of those 6 stitches you did in the First Round. (I place a bobby pin to mark where I ended my round. It makes it so much easier!!!) This makes 12 sc's.

Round 3: Do this one in multiple steps:
               Step 1: Do 3 sc's (this time just do one in each of the next three stitches).
               Step 2 : In stitch 4 of the round do a sc and a hdc (half double crochet). Sounds confusing, but          
                its very similar to a sc.
               Step 3: Do 4 dc (double crochets) in the next stitch (stitch 5).
               Step 4: Do 1 sl st (slip stitch) in stitch 6.

(Should look something like this)

               Step 5: Do 4 dc (double crochets) in the next stitch (stitch 7).
               Step 6: Do a hdc (half double crochet) and a sc (single crochet) in stitch 8.
               Step 7: Do 4 sc's (single crochets) in the next three stitches. (stitches 9-12)

Now You are done with the hardest part!!! Tie it off.


You can add a bigger heart behind it simply by doing the heart again with a larger hook. I suggest at least two sizes bigger.

The headband: make two chains the size of your head (or your babies head), and tie into circles.
             I go by these guidelines:

Newborn: 13.5 inches
1-3 months: 14.5 inches
4-6 months: 15.5 inches
7-9 months: 17 inches
10-12 months: 17.25 inches
 12 months +: 17.5 inches
Adults: 18 inches

To finish:

I use hot glue. It works so well on yarn as long as you make sure it isn't in contact with the skin (it can be scratchy on a babies head). Plus it is so quick and easy. You can also sew it if you would prefer.

First, glue the hearts (if you made two) together.

Second, glue the two bands onto the back of the hearts.

I also glue them to the edge of the heart to make sure I have them spaced out to give the headband that cute look.

Laying flat it should look like this when finished

Your are done! Thanks for stopping by and giving it a try!!!

Store Opening!!!

Welcome to Darling Derriere Designs. We are twin sisters who have so many fun crochet ideas that we decided to share. Our shop on Etsy is officially open now so feel free to take a look! Here are some sneak peeks of a few of our products. For our store go Here.