The last couple of weeks have been tough. For many days in a row I became one with my couch. I was stressed, sad, confused, and I couldn’t make myself do anything.
And then, the fog in my brain lifted, just a little bit. And this pattern just exploded out of my brain and I had it finished in something like 2 hours, start to finish! I’m calling my new crochet pattern Velvet Dreams, which is the silliest name ever LOL.
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1.85 oz / 56 yards of Bernat Velvet yarn (shown here in vapor gray)
16 inches of elastic (optional)
Needle & thread for sewing on elastic
ch - chain
st - stitch
sc - single crochet
inc - increase (do 2 st into 1 st)
dec - decrease (decrease 2 st into 1 st)
First, make the hearts. You’ll make 4 and crochet 2 pieces together x 2
Ch 1 + 1 turning ch (2)
R1: inc (2)
Do a ch1, turn at the start of each row
R2: inc, inc (4)
R3: inc, sc, sc, inc (6)
R4: inc, sc x 4, inc (8)
R5: inc, sc x 6, inc (10)
R6-R7: sc each st (10)
R8: inc, sc x 8, inc (12)
R9-R10: sc each st (12)
Now you’ll start forming the peaks
R11: dec, sc, sc, dec
R12: sc each st (4)
R13: dec, dec (2)
Finish off. Repeat R11-R13 into R10.
Once you’ve made 4 hearts, take 2 and sc around the outsides of them together.
Next, cut a length of yarn and sew the two hearts together as shown in the photo.
Now it’s time to sew on your elastic! If you don’t have any, instead you can chain into the sides of each heart and make ties that way! But sleeping on a knot won’t be very comfortable, so you’ll probably want to make the ties long enough to wrap all the way around to the front instead.
Sew in on the inside like this. Hold onto the other end and put it on your head to figure out how much elastic you need. Mine was about 14 inches. Sew on the other end to the other side of the headband.
Now start crocheting the band
Ch 6, wrap around your elastic band, then sl st to your first ch to form a loop. You can work in joined or joinless rows, whichever you’d prefer.
R1-R24: dc each st (6)
After a couple rows, use your starting tail to sew your band to the headband. Be sure to get all of the elastic inside!
You may need more or less rows than 24, it depends on your headsize. So check after 24 rows and see how it fits, and add or subtract rows as necessary.
Once you’re done, finish off and use the tail to sew it onto the headband.
Hope you like my new pattern!