Intro: Crochet Applique Hair Accessories
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
Tic Tac clips, Scissors, needle, thread, yarn
Step 1: Little Monkey Clip
Size G Crochet Hook
Yarn - Cream, Brown
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.