A few days ago, my mom gave me a packet of fingering weight acrylic yarns from China. She got them from her favorite bargain shop. All the yarns were of different colors. So how about a One-Ball-of-Yarn Challenge.
I started by joining the Crochet Jewelry of the Month group on Ravlery, a CAL using a free pattern called the Julie Cuff. I used the new yarns and it worked out okay. So I thought of making my own cuff bracelet and came up with one that also had a flower motif.
What I wanted was a cuff bracelet that had a bit more contrast in texture but I didn’t want to use more than one color, thus the Irish crochet flower laid on top of a regularly patterned background. I made the bracelet with about half a ball of acrylic yarn. With the yarn leftover, it is possible to make another flower. I have several plastic stones with flat backing stashed away so I thought this would be the chance to start using them.
Not quite happy with using only a small amount of yarn, I thought of turning the bracelet into a headband. This headband uses a bit less than a ball of acrylic fingering yarn, that’s about 20-25 grams of yarn. So here’s where the One-Ball-of-Yarn challenge started.
It’s quite fun doing projects like these and reviving my fondness for the good old yarn. I learned to crochet with yarn – in bright red and yellow colors – many years ago. At the moment, I’m onto the next project for my One-Ball-of-Yarn challenge – a collar done in hairpin Lace crochet.
The On-Ball-of-Yarn Headband is available as a Free Pattern PDF. You can download it through this link
Please try out the pattern!