Introduction: Crochet Applique Hair Accessories

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Here I have presented few simple hair clips that even beginner crocheter can try. I love the way it looks. They're quick, take little yarn, and are great for craft shows. Here are 4 such hair clips - Smiling Monkey, Butterfly, Bow and flying love bird.

The tutorials are simple to follow. Make few for your tiny tots too.


Sl St = Slip Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

Tr = Triple Crochet

dtr = double treble stitch

Materials Needed:

Tic Tac clips, Scissors, needle, thread, yarn

Step 1: Little Monkey Clip


Size G Crochet Hook

Yarn - Cream, Brown

Paper Clip

Step 1: Magic ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, join, chain 1

Step 2: Monkey - Step 2

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 3: 2 SC in each stitch around (24 SC)

Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 SC)

Step 3: Monkey - Step 3

Round 5: Skip one stitch and make 6 DC all in next stitch, skip one stitch, make a SC in next two, skip a stitch, 6 DC all in one. Now skip a stitch and join with a sl st.

In this step you can see how the head portion is turning out. Now it is time to change the color of the yarn.

Step 4: Monkey - Step 4

Change to brown yarn. Do SC in each stitch around. Do make a DC in the stitches between the humps on top. There will be a small dip in the head region due to the stitches in the previous row. Hence the DC with the brown yarn will cover it.

Join to first SC.

Step 5: Monkey - Step 5 Ears

To make the ears:

Attach yarn to one side of head, chain 1 and skip a stitch, make 6 DC all in next stitch, join with a slip stitch in next. Fasten off.

Do the same on the other side of head attach yarn. When doing on the other side take note of the stitches such that both the ears are placed symmetrically. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Step 6: Monkey - Step 5 Finish

Stitch on eyes, nose and half smile with black yarn. One simple thing you could do here is while stitching the black yarn follow the crochet stitch lines especially for the half smile mouth.

Step 7: Glue It - Monkey

Take a Hair clip or Tic Tacs and stick the Little monkey applique onto the it. Leave it to dry.

Step 8: Bow Clip


Round 1: ch 6, hdc across (start in 2nd ch from hook): 5 hdc

Step 9: Round 2 - 18

Round 2-18: ch 1*, turn hdc across: 5 hdc

Step 10: Finish the Bow

Sew round 1 to round 18 to form a cuff and then pinch center, sew through. You can wrap yarn around and knot to keep pinch in place.

You can even sew from behind to keep the pinch in place.

Step 11: Center


Round 1: ch 4, hdc across (start in 2nd ch from hook): 3 hdc

Round 2-6: ch 1*, turn, hdc across: 3hdc

Wrap around center of bow and sew in back to form the center.Glue ribbon onto alligator clip.

Step 12: Butterfly Clip

Begin with Ch 4. Sl st into first ch to form a ring.

Step 13: Wings - 1, 2

*Ch 4. Work 3 dtr (double treble stitch) into ring. Ch 4, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

With this you will get two wings.

Step 14: Wings - 3,4

*Ch 3, work 3tr into ring. Ch 3, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

With this step you will get two more wings. Now you are done with 4 wings of the butterfly.

Step 15: Abdomen and Antennae.

Now wind the yarn through the middle two times. Tie a knot. Cut the yarn to the desired length of the antenna.

With the help of glue, stick the butterfly onto the clip.

Step 16: Crochet Bird Clip

Start initially with : Rnd 1: 10sc in a magic ring (10) Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing.

Step 17: Body of the Bird

Then go on with no slip stitch. Just continue on to the next row.

Round 1: 2sc in the next sc, sc in next sc, hdc then dc in next sc, 2dc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc, sc then dc in next sc, 2tr in next sc, 2dtr in the next 2sc

Round 3: 2dtr in first st, 1 triple tr and weave the ends.

This will give you the basic shape of the bird.

Step 18: Heart on the Bird

Make a magic ring. Into the magic ring do, Rnd 1: ch2, 2dc, 3sc, 1dc, 3sc, 2dc.

Pull tightly to close. Weave in ends.

Use a black yarn and make the eyes. Its simple embroidery.

Place the hear on the bird correctly and sew from behind.

As we did before use a thread and needle and secure it to the tic tac.

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