O.k... If you know the song, get out of your seat. Get your groove on, and move those feet...
Ready?... Now, SING ALONG WITH ME!!
The Punk Hand Mirror.
Right about now,
The Punk Hand Mirror.
Check it out now....
Well, having done "Mirror, Mirror In My Hand", I couldn't just stop THERE! I knew I wanted to make MORE! With the inspiration to put a younger spin on the idea, I came up with these two. I am still working on the second one, the one with the girlie skull on it; but that will be done soon, and I'll work on the third one tonight or sometime tomorrow. I have certain recipients in mind for these, and am hoping very much that they will like them added to whatever girlie packages I put together for them! The pattern is pretty much the same idea, but I will share this pattern also, for anyone who may be interested in how I worked one up in a smaller size, and WITH FUN FUR this time!!
Punked Up, Check It Out Hand Mirror:
(c) Designed and written by Beansieleigh (TS) February 26, 2009
I really am enjoying this little project! In whatever design you choose, it can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want it to be. It's a quick and easy gift for birthdays, party favors, Christmas, Christmas grab bags, or maybe for a young lady who is moving into her first dorm room at college! How about a little girl who is setting up a new bedroom in a strange new house? And is anyone having a makeup/facial party? Wouldn't these be fun to hand out for the occasion, in thanks to your friends for coming?!
Skill Level: Easy!
Gauge: 2 rows of sc = approx. 1/2"
Approx. an ounce of worsted weight acrylic yarn
Very small amount of fun fur
Crochet hook size G
Hand Mirror (One-sided, no magnification. Size for this project was approx. 5" x 6" not including the handle. The ones in my project were purchased at a local dollar store.
Small amount of felt (the size of your mirror, not including the handle)
Scissors and a Yarn needle
Hot glue and E6000 glue (Tacky glue may be needed depending on your own design. I used it in this project, when applying cut out fabric onto the felt.)
Embellishments are optional and can be as few or many, simple or elaborate as you choose!! Options include iron-ons, scrapbooking supplies, craft-foam supplies, buttons, beads, ribbons, silk flowers, etc., etc. Have fun with this part of the project!
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slit stitch
BLO = BACK LOOPS ONLY
FLO = FRONT LOOPS ONLY
ww = worsted weight
With ww acrylic yarn, ch 65.
Row 1: Attach fun fur now, and working with both strands, sc in each ch st across. Sl st to join round. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Dropping fun fur, but still carrying it and crocheting over it with the ww acrylic, in BLO, sc in each st across (64 sc). Sl st to join round. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Picking your fun fur back up to work in double-strand again, in FLO, sc in each st across. Sl st to join round. Ch 1, do NOT turn.
Finishing in a Round: Working with both strands still, and in FLO (as best you can), sc in each st around the entire piece, all 4 sides. Figuring 3 sc in each short end, 2 st in each corner, and 64 sc in each long side, you should have approx. (not necessary to have exact) 142 sc around. Sl st to join round. Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Take a 36" strand of yarn, and run in and out of every other st of last row of a long side of your crocheted piece, leaving strand ends on both ends loose. Do the same for the opposite long side.
Do NOT weave through the short sides, and leave them as they are.
Now take your mirror, and place it on a piece of felt. With pencil, or fabric pen of choice, trace the mirror (not handle) onto felt. Cut the traced felt shape out, then neatly and evenly glue onto the back of your mirror, using E6000.
On a flat surface, or on in your lap, whatever works best for you, wrap and fit your crocheted piece onto and around the mirror. If you feel like this takes more than two hands to do this, don't be afraid to holler for someone to help you with it, if you can! I managed to do this part o.k. on my own, so I hope the same goes for you too! Next, take the two yarn ends and tie securely on front side of the mirror; then turn mirror over and tie yarn ends snugly and securely on the back side. Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Here's where you can really let your imagination RUN WILD! With ribbons, scribble paints, buttons, beads, silk flowers, iron-ons, photo transfers, etc., etc., the sky's the limit here!! For the fabric bow I made, I sewed a (2 and 1/2") strip of fabric into a tube, turned it right side out, sewed up the ends, tied it, then applied it with hot glue to the tops of the handle of my mirror.