Friday, January 22, 2016

Valentine's Day

Astrid is really getting excited about Valentine's Day. It's one of our faves. Maybe it is yours too? We got Astrid's assortment of Valentine bandanas up in her Etsy shop a couple of weeks ago. This week, even though it is still January, Astrid wanted to get a little decorating done. Astrid's best friends, Sugar, Brody and Logan, gave her a tree a little while ago. Standing 3 feet tall,  we decorate it year around for seasons and holidays. Strung with purple lights which seem to glow with a nice pinkish tint, we added crochet hearts, plastic fairies, and a bright red tree skirt on which not one, but two, fairy princesses stand.

We'd like to share the easiest crochet heart pattern we have. It is all done in the very first stitch (away from the crochet hook). The picture marks the fourth stitch where all the stitches are done. This pattern is so easy, you can whip up as many as you want while enjoying your favorite TV show.


Crochet Heart Pattern

1 H/8 5mm crochet hook
Small supply of worsted weight yarn in desired colors. This project is a great stash buster as each heart only requires a small amount.

Chain 4.
Work 3 triple crochet in first chain. (That would be the first chain away from your crochet hook, not counting the on on your hook.)
Work 3 double crochet in first chain.
Chain 1.
Work 1 triple crochet in first chain.
Chain 1.
Work 3 double crochet in first chain.
Work 3 triple crochet in first chain.
Chain 3.
Slip stitch into center hole in heart, pull through leaving as much of a 'hanger' as you like, snip off yarn leaving a few inches.
Gently tie the two loose ends of yarn together two or three times, snip close.
Have fun!

1 comment:

Tucker said...

oh you look so pretty and ready for valentines day, love how pretty your tree is also.