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I HAVE NEVER BEEN THE PERSON TO WEAR WIGS! I always grew up with the belief that if you want it, earn it. That applied to my finances and my hair. It was only when I began working after college that I began to experiment with extensions. I first got into it when I bought coloured extensions, and hot glued the tracks to the comb clips so that I can slip them in and out. I'm very non-commital with hairstyles, hence why I don't have locs. When my hair was permed, I liked using the coloured extensions and soon matching extensions that I used to add length and thickness to my hair. I went from have 14" hair to about 18".
Since then I've worn extensions with braids but stayed away from sew-ins, glued in tracks, and whole wigs in general because I found they were too tight. One of my best friends has a wig collection and it's always fun seeing her instagram posts wearing the various wigs, so one day a light bulb went off in my head and I wondered how hard it would be to make one of my own. Although I knew wigs could be costly depending on the type of hair, to be honest I don't know Jack Squat about weave. But that didn't stop me from having a ball wig shopping with one of my bestie's! I've made two wigs so far and I've had so much fun making them. I definitely have room for improvement so I'm going to try again with my last wig. I'm making these wigs to wear whenever I'm having a bad hair day or if I don't feel like fixing my hair. So on my mission to that I decided to experiment with my hair and I really like the results so far!
This weekend had me feeling completely inspired! I hadn't crafted something that couldn't be eaten in months because of my busy schedule. But after seeing this post by Repeat Crafter Me, I couldn't resist making my own. It's so simple and makes the perfect gift! Like Sarah says, all you need to do is crochet a solid square and then add slip stitches and long crochet chain for a bow. I thought to myself, I can do that! And so I did!
– Red and Green yarn
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: Approximately 9×9 inches
Gift Box Granny Square Pattern:
With Red (or main gift box color)
Chain 21, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2-21: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (20 SC)
Do not fasten off
Continue to SC along the 3 rough edges of the square. There should be one SC for each row of the square (along the edge). Make a SC + chain 1 + SC in each of the 4 corners. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Join white at any point on edge, SC in each stitch around making a SC + chain 1 + SC in each of the corners.
Edging Round 2-4: SC in each stitch around and make a SC + chain 1 + SC in each of the corners. Fasten off and weave in ends.
With Green (or bow color)
Slip stitch horizontally and vertically down the middle of your red box.
I'm still making the green one so I'll let you know how that turns out but this is the first one. I'm still trying to decide who I should give it to. What do you think? Do you like this as a gift idea? Did it look simple enough to make?
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