Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lord of the Rings *inspired* Crochet Leaf Clasp

I know this isn't the greatest project ever, but I thought it was cute and I just wanted to share :) I made this while watching the LOTR extended edition DVDs. *Thanks Aaron for letting us borrow them* Everyone seemed to have that leaf clasp and I was getting jealous, so I wanted one. (I know I'm a Geek haha) I made this and hot glued plastic canvas on the back, added a little green felt, and glued a large safety pin to the back. Tada! Leaf clasp haha. What do you think? Thanks for looking :)





LOTR *inspired* Leaf Clasp
By: AprilDraven

for personal use only

3.25 MM hook

Yarn: Worsted 4 ply yarn.

Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Rnd: round
Sc: single crochet
sc2tog: Single Crochet 2 together or Decrease 1
Ss: slip stitch
sk: skip
FO: Fasten off

ch 2 and form a ring or with Magic Circle ch 1

Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Join with 1 ss, ch 1

Row 1: 6 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 6 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3: 6 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc2tog, 2 sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn
Row 5: 4 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc2tog 2 times, ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc2tog, ss down the side



Row 1: 4 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 4 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc2tog 2 times, ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc2tog, ss down the side



Row 1: 4 ss, 4 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 4 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc2tog 2 times, ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc2tog, sc around entire piece, when you get to the tips 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch
wrap yarn around the V inbetween each petal of the leaf to shape it.





Step 1: with lighter green sc up the middle of leaf and in the middle of the two side petals.



Step 2: cut long piece of light green yarn and sew the veins of the leaf on.



Step 3: Chain with lighter yarn where indicated in picture.



Finishing touches:
Hot glue plastic canvas or something solid to the back.
Hot glue some green felt on the back and a pin or clasp of some sort.
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This work by April Folts is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

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7 comments:

Renee' said...

Oh I like that April.
Hey April how is your dad doing?Iv been with out a comp

Aleara Jackley said...

That's awesome! I love the LotR trilogy movies. I'm a geek too, so I'll likely add this to my project queue. lol

emmy said...

omg that is so fantastic! the things you come up with, it's amazing. I'm gonna try this later on tonight. thanks!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

You are so creative April!

AprilDraven said...

Thanks Everyone :)

Renee: as far as I know he is doing alright. I just get to hear about how he is doing through his GF and she hardly tells me anything. He hasn't been online lately so I am assuming he is depressed :(

Renee' said...

ok thanks :) be keeping yall in my prayers

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