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How to make a Crochet Doily / Tutorial

Welcome to Tutorial Thursday! Today I’m showing you how to make this adorable little CROCHET DOILY! It’s super easy and beginner-friendly too.

All you need is some fun yarn, a coordinating crochet hook, some small scissors, a yarn needle, and you’re good to go!

Ready to get started? Watch my video tutorial on How to make a Crochet Doily here!

Abbreviations:

  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • Sl St – slip stitch

Step-by-Step Pattern:

  • Create a slip knot and put the loop on your hook.
  • Ch 4 then Sl St into the first loop in your chain to join
  • Ch 3
  • 12 DC into the center of your circle
  • Sl St into the top loop of the chain to join
  • Ch 3 *SC into each stitch, Ch 3* Repeat from * all around
  • Sl St to join and tie off
  • Weave in your ends using a yarn needle and you’re all done!

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How to Sew a Burp Cloth and Lovey!

How to Sew a Burp Cloth and Lovey! is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends! I have a really fun and beginner-friendly sewing tutorial for you today! I’ll be showing you how to make these adorable burp cloths and baby loveys! They’re super easy and make great hand-made gifts. Let’s get started!

Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need:

Watch Erica’s Easy Burp Cloth and Lovey tutorial here!

Burp Cloth Instructions:

  • Cut a 9.5″ x 16.5″ from both the Chenille and the cotton fabric
  • Cut a 3.5″ long ribbon as an accent

Lovey Instructions:

  • Cut a 12″ x 12″ piece from the Chenille and cotton fabric
  • Cut several decorative ribbon strips into various lengths (I used 16 pieces for mine)

Fold your decorative ribbon in half. Line up the raw edges of your ribbon accent along the raw edges of the Chenille and clip in place. I put mine on the top left corner of the for the burp cloth and all around the edges for the lovey. Next place the Chenille and print fabrics right sides together and clip in place.

Sew around the edges using a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a 3″ opening in one side. Clip the corners of the sewn unit close, but not through the stitch line. Turn your project right side out and press. Sew a top-stitch along the outside edge about 1/4″ in to finish it off, making sure to close up the opening. If you’re making the lovey, don’t forget to add in your final ribbon into the opening as shown in the video.

Now, go make more and bundle them up using a fun fabric scrap!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!

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DIY Quilt Ladder / Tutorial

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I get so many questions on how I made my quilt ladder so today I’ll be showing you what I did!

It’s nothing fancy, and super easy, literally anyone can do it!

Are ready to get started? Watch my easy DIY Quilt Ladder Video Tutorial here!

SUPPLIES:

  • Three 2x2x8 pieces of wood
  • Eight 3″ screws
  • Optional: Annie Sloan Antique White Chalk Paint and clear wax

CUT:

  • Cut two of the pieces of wood to 6′ long.
  • Cut the third piece into four equal pieces approx. 23″ long each.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Place the first horizontal 23″ piece approx. 9″ down from the top of the two 6′ pieces and screw into place.
  2. Place the remaining three 23″ pieces approx. 12″ apart, screw each into place.

FINISH:

Paint using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and wax. (By the way, I have tried less expensive chalk paint and it is NOT as good in my opinion. So I do recommend getting the Annie Sloan brand for this project if you plan to use chalk paint! If you have a brand of chalk paint you like, leave it in the comments below!)

Next let it dry and then hang your favorite quilts on it for display!

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