DIY Embroidered Pendant

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Embroidered pendants…these little gems are popping up everywhere! Who wouldn’t like some fun wearable art? This project takes less than an hour to make and makes for a perfect little handmade gift anyone would adore.

Be sure to check out the Clover Pinterest page for more embroidery inspiration.

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Supplies

Instructions

Place fabric in embroidery hoop

Use marking tool to measure and trace pendant on fabric

Use marking tool to draw design

Thread floss on needle and embroider design on fabric

Once complete, remove fabric from hoop. Cut out design and place in pendant.

 

 

Crochet a Bear Beanie

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Crochet a Bear Beanie with Clover’s Amour Crochet Hooks. The elastomer rubber handles are designed for comfortable stress free manipulation and reduced fatigue. Allowing you to crochet for longer periods of time.

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Crochet Beanie Pattern

Size: Teen (21.5″ head circumference)

Materials:

Medium Weight Yarn in Green and Blue

Art. No. 1047/H  (5mm), US Size H

Art No. 340 Chibi Jumbo Darning Needle

Art No. 353 Locking Stitch Marker to mark your rounds

Crochet terms used:

sl st: Slip Stitch

ch: Chain

hdc: Half Double Crochet

sc: Single Crochet

dec: Decrease stitch

( ): Indicates the total number of stitches at the end of each round.

Beanie:

Rnd 1: 8 hdc inside magic ring, sl st in first hdc (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st, 2hdc in each st around,  join with sl st top of ch 2 (16)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st* repeat * to*, join with sl st top of ch2 (24)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st, 1 hdc in next two sts, *2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next two st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st top of ch 2 (32)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st, 1 hdc in next three sts, *2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next three sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st top of ch 2 (40)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st, 1 hdc in next four sts, *2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next four sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st top of ch 2 (48)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st, 1 hdc in next five sts, *2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next five sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st top of ch 2 (56)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st, 1 hdc in next six sts, *2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next six sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st top of ch 2 (64)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st, 1 hdc in next seven sts, *2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next seven sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st top of ch 2 (72)

Rnd 10-17: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, change color to blue in last hdc, join with sl st top of ch 2 (72)

Rnd 18-23: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, join with sl st top of ch 2 (72)

Do not finish off, continue to make first ear flap

Earflap

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in next twelve sts, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 2-4: 1 sc in each st, ch1, turn (12)

Row 5: dec next 2 sc, 1 sc in next eight sts, dec next 2 sc, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 6: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 7: dec next 2 sc, 1 sc in next six sts, dec next 2 sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 8: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 9: dec next 2 sc, 1 sc in next four sts, dec next 2 sc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 10: dec next 2 sc, 1 sc in next two sts, dec next 2 sc, ch1, turn (4)

Row 11: dec next 2 sc, dec next 2 sc (2)

Finish off, use darning needle to weave in ends.

Next Earflap

Count to the right 28 sts. Attach blue yarn with a sl st, ch 1, 1 sc in next twelve sts, ch 1, turn.

Continue with rows 2-11 from first earflap.

Do not finish off, continue to make edging

Edging

Place stitch marker, ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st around ending at stitch marker. Join with sl st

Finish off, use darning needle to weave in ends

Braids

Cut 6 strands of yarn in blue, 6 strands of yarn in green, and 6 strands of yarn in beige approx. 40″ long.

Use 3 strands of each color for each earflap.

Fold the 9 strands in half, pull the folded end approx 1″ through an opening at the bottom of earflap.

Grab the yarn and pull tight through loop. Braid the strands of yarn and secure the ends with a knot.

Ears:

Rnd 1: 6 hdc inside magic ring, sl st in first hdc (6)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next 4 st (8)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in next 8 sts (8)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next 8 sts (16)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in next 16 sts (16)

Finish off

Sew the ears between rounds starting to work at row 7 and down

Whimsical Felted Flowers

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Spring is finally here. We’re enjoying the beautiful weather, green grass, and flowers in full bloom. The gorgeous scenery has inspired us to create some whimsical felted flowers. Beckie Hansen shares her technique for flower making with felt, find instructions and more felting inspiration listed below:

Pom Pom’s in Bloom

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Pom Pom’s are a great way to use up any leftover yarn. What’s even better is that you can create “images” inside your Pom Pom depending on how you wind the yarn. Clover’s Pom Pom makers make it easy!

Have you tried to create unique designs with your Pom Pom Maker? We’d love to see!

 

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For more Pom Pom inspiration:

 

 

 

Felting with Beads & a giveaway!

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Follow along with us all month long as we share projects, tutorials, and inspiration with Clover’s crafting tools. In celebration of National Craft Month we also have giveaways planned all month long! We want to see how you are celebrating National Craft Month and let us know what crafting tools you would like featured this month. Feedback is always appreciated!

We’ve seen felt beads but have you ever tried felting WITH beads?

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Clover’s Pen Style Needle Felting Tool, Felting Claw, and Felting Needle Mat to create a heart shaped embellishment on a sheet of felt.

We used beads and yarn to add that extra embellishment to our heart.

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Last, we used a wet felted handbag to add our heart shaped embellishment.

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Now for the giveaway!Enter for a chance to win a prize package of:

  • 1 Pen Style Needle Felting Tool
  • 1 Felting Needle Mat (Small)
  • 1 Felting Applique Mold
  • 1 Natural Wool Roving Assortment
  • 1 Felting Needle Refill

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ENTER:

Click the Rafflecopter link below for instructions on how to enter this giveaway

Felting Fun Giveaway

March is National Craft Month

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We’re kicking off National Craft Month by showcasing many of the crafting tools Clover has to offer. Follow us all month long as we demonstrate and inspire with all things crafty. We want to see what crafty things you will be working on this month.

All week long we’ll be discussing the Needle Felting Tools Clover offers. Be sure to share your felting projects using Clover tools.

Needle Felting Tools

Needle Felting Tool: Our Needle Felting Tool 5 barbed needles. Protective cover with locking ability.The tool has a spring type action which allows the fibers to mesh with the base fabric. The tools we have for felting are some of the safest found on the market, safer than using the needle itself. This is perfect for working on larger projects, cover more surface area faster

Pen Style Needle Felting Tool: Perfect for smaller delicate projects.The Pen Style Needle Felting Tool allows application of small or delicate materials using one, two, or three needles. The tool can be adjusted to two length of needle sizes that can be used with the Needle Felting Molds (sold separately) for creating 3-dimensional design and applique. The handle offers ease of use because of the “Pen Style” grip action. Easy replacement of thick and thin needles. Gauge 40.

Single Needle Felting Tool (Speed Needle): Easy-to-hold design allows for detailed work with “pinpoint” accuracy. Great tool for 3-D design work.