Wednesday, 2 February 2011

my pattern testing adventure!

Last week I responded to a call out for crochet pattern testers by Heather at Me Making Do.  She chose me to be one of her testers and I received a pdf pattern of a headband which came with a removable flower and removable bow so the pieces are interchangeable.  The pattern is now available in her etsy shop at a special discount price.  

I thought you might be interested to see the results of my work.  The first time I made the headband, I really, really struggled.  Each stitch was painful and hard.  When I'd done, it was a mess so I thought I'd try again.  That's when I realised I'd been trying to crochet my first attempt upside down!!  No wonder it didn't work!!  This time it went perfectly and flew off my hook, this is a really quick project. 

Here's a shot of the individual pieces.  I chose to do it all in shades of purple, but it would look great in so many different colours.  You could change the flower or bow to match your child's outfit.

And here it is with the bow in place and the flower waiting to be slid on.

And finally a shot with the flower attached.

This is a really quick make and suitable for beginner crocheters like me.  I really enjoyed my testing experience.  Heather has just launched a new crochet blog where she'll be offering some free patterns, hop over and see it.


Sandra :) said...

Awwwwwwwwww that's so sweet - I love the embellishments (and you could use them on other items too!) - you did a wonderful job, Wendy!

lovestitch said...

Hi Wendy,
The bow and flower look really lovely! I also love to crochet flowers too... Great job!
By the way, thanks for your visit. I'm living in Vietnam and I'm so happy you spent your honeymoon in VN! Hope you had a perfect trip!
Have a nice day!!!

Robyn said...

Ooh this would look so cute on my baby granddaughter. Off to check out the pattern now. Thank you!

Heather said...

Thanks for the shout out Wendy! You did great!