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spiky points on your ears

do you like the idea to hang spiky points on your ears or around your neck?

spiky points earrings - elisabeth andrée

this is what i used:

  • dmc petra yellow and dark grey cotton yarn
  • hook size 1.75 mm
  • needle, scissors
  • glue and water (basic glue for children, just make a mixture of 50/50)
  • paper towel
  • square glass dish
  • earrings, necklace

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see my tutorial:

how to crochet the spiky points.

when you’ve finished them soak the points in a mixture of 50/50 glue and water. remove them from the mixture and squeeze out as much liquid as possible as you smooth them between your fingers. then pat dry in tissue paper or paper towel and lay them flat in a square glass dish. let them dry and ready they are. attach them to earrings or on a necklace.

spiky points earrings - elisabeth andrée

tip 

the glue you use is water soluble which means that it gets sticky or liquid again when you walk or cycle in the rain, for example. a textile hardener like paverol is a safer option.

UPDATE!

a small addition

if you’ve crocheted the points then make two rows of single crochet and only then fasten off.
so after the last treble of the pattern make 1 ch, turn, *1 sc into the first stitch and in the next 5*, 1 ch, turn, repeat between * and * once more.
fasten off.

to the tutorial for the spiky points

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spiky points

someone had two questions for me:

1. you always work with cotton or acrylic, why not with wool?

i am allergic to many things and wool is one of them unfortunately.

2. i think the pointy bunting is very nice, do you have a pattern for points that are more spiky?

sure, look at the picture. i’ve based the pattern on an insert on the back of a crochet dress (sorry, no picture of the dress, i lost it).

spiky points - elisabeth andrée
materials
  • coral acrylic yarn, hook size 4 mm 
  • gray acrylic yarn, hook size 2.5 mm 
stitches (american english):
  • ch = chain
  • ss = slip stitch
  • tr = treble
notes

at the beginning of a row you have to replace a stitch by a number of chains, for example 4 ch for a treble. i’m used to crochet 1 ch less, in this case 3 instead of 4 ch.

how to 

1. ch 6, 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 3 ch, turn (=2 tr)
2. 1 tr in top of turning ch, 3 ch, turn
3. same as row 2
4. same as row 2
5. 1 tr in last tr of previous row, 2 tr in next st, 3 ch, turn (=4 tr)
6. 1 tr in next st and in the next 2 st, 3 ch turn
7,8. same as row 6
9. 2 tr in next 2 st, 1 tr in next st, 3 ch, turn (=6 tr)
10. 1 tr in next st and in the next 4 st, 3 ch, turn
11,12. same as row 10, but at the end of row 12 make more chains if you wish.

for attaching the points together see how to make a pointy bunting:
tutorial pointy-bunting

more pointy things:

tomorrow will be my last post about bunting for a while. next week a very different project for you.
spiky points - elisabeth andrée


pointy bunting

pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

 

here you see the points at the ends of a scarf i’ve worn a lot this winter. i had seen a picture somewhere on flickr of a similar scarf and i figured out how i could make this scarf for myself. it looks like an elongated triangle and it measures about 2.5 meters, it is warm en soft and lovely to wear.

pointy scarf / pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

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tiff of dottie angel has created a new bunting and when i saw the pictures the first thing i thought was: hey that’s just my scarf, and right away it seemed like inspiration itself was playing ping pong in my head. the result is a bunting inspired by dottie angel. 

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pointy bunting: how to make one?

pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

materials
  • for the small girly one: cantania mercerized cotton, katia capri (the soft yellow shade), hook size 3 mm
    pointy bunting - elisabeth andréepointy bunting - elisabeth andréepointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

  • for the large one:  acrylic yarn, hook size 4 and 3,5 mm
    pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
    pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
    pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

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materials for both buntings: needle, vintage buttons 

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stitches (american english) 

  • ch = chain
  • sc =single crochet
  • h dc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet

 

pattern

  1. row 1. 4 ch, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 ch, turn (2 dc)
  2. row 2. 1 dc in next stitch, 2 ch, turn (2 dc) 
  3. row 3. 1 dc in last dc of previous row, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 ch, turn (3 dc) 
  4. row 4. 1 dc in next st and in 2nd ch of turning ch, 2 ch, turn (3 dc) 
  5. row 5. 1 dc in next st and in 2nd ch of turning ch, 2 ch, turn (3 dc) 
  6. row 6. 1 dc in last dc of previous row, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in 2nd ch of turning ch, 2 ch, turn (5 dc) 
  7. row 7. 1 dc in next st and in the next 2 st, last dc in 2nd ch of turning ch, 2 ch, turn (5 dc) 
  8. row 8. same as row 7
  9. continue crocheting row 6, 7 and 8 to make the point (=flag) larger (increase every third row with 2 stitches).

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a. make all points equal or give them different sizes. at the end of each point make a number of chains which creates the distance between this and the next point, later you will sew this chain to the next point.

b. when your bunting is long enough make a number of chains of the same color as the first point of your bunting, that’s because you don’t have chains on that side. sew it to the first point in the same way as you did with the other chains to the other points. use my photo’s for reference.

c. attach another color to the beginning of your bunting and make 2 ch, 1 h dc in third chain from hook and in every stitch till end of row.

d. weave in all ends. you can use the ends of yarn at the tips of the points to attach beads or buttons.

that’s all!

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pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
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pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

 

links:

dottie angel

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