Monday, January 11, 2010
With our economy in its current, sad shape, we need to dig into our memories and bring back some of the delightful crafts/patterns that we made from small amounts of fabric or yarn - crafts that were just adorable and gave us so much pleasure to make for family and friends but cost so little to produce.
Spending a lot of money isn't necessary to make your home precious during the Valentine's Day season. Crochet a few of these garlands in various colors (use whatever yarn you have handy) and string them in doorways, on mirrors, in windows. Tie little ribbons to them or sew on some buttons or paste on little felt embellishments. Have fun and make fun and share fun. That is what love of family is all about.
Use size J crochet hook and worsted weight yarn.
Chain 4. Make all of the next stitches in the first chain. 3 trc, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 trc, chain 1, 3 dc, 3 trc, chain 2 slip stitch
Chain 3, in first trc make sc and hdc, in next stitch 3 hdc, in next stitch 2 hdc, sc in next four stitches, chain 1 dc in trc, chain 1, sc in next four stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 3 hdc in next stitch, hdc and sc in next stitch, chain 3 and slip stitch in center
Chain 3, sc in top of chain 3 from previous row , 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, then sc in each of the next stitches until point of heart, chain one for point, sc in next five stitches, then sc in next st, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, chain three and then slip stitch in center of heart. Pull the loop to the back and fasten off.
Make 21 hearts
Chain 45, in top of heart sc, chain 6, sc in top of other side of the heart, chain 12, sc in top of heart, chain 6, sc in top of other side of the heart, chain 12. Repeat until all hearts are joined, chain 45 fasten off.