Thursday, February 4, 2016
It is Valentine season and it's raining hearts everywhere and I couldn't resist the urge to make one. If you too want to make one here is the pattern. As always I have written the pattern in standard American terms.
Materials you will need:
Worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size E/3.5 mm
Beads, buttons, ribbons for decorating
Fiberfill for stuffing
Crochet terms used:
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sc - single crochet (UK term is double crochet)
sc2tog - single crochet worked together in 2 consecutive stitches (sc decrease)
Note: Work in continuous rounds without joining at the end of each round. The heart is worked from top down.
Round 1; Make a magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring (or) ch 2 and 6 sc in the 2nd ch (6).
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (18)
Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (24)
Round 5: [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (30)
Rounds 6 to 8: sc in each st (30). Break off yarn.
Let's call this cap A. You will need to make one more cap which will be cap B. For cap B you don't have to break off yarn after completing round 8.
Round 9 (joining round): work next sc in any st of cap A, sc in next 27 sts of cap A,
move to cap B, skip 2 sts after the joining point in cap B and sc in 28 sts (you will be working sc in 28 sts of each cap, so you'll have totally 56 sts in this round.
Round 10: sc in each st around (56)
Before you proceed further you can sew the gap between the 2 caps. If you are going to hang the heart you will need a loop, so insert both the ends of a piece of yarn or ribbon between the gaps and then close the gap.
Round 11 to 13: sc in each st around (56)
Round 14: [sc in 6 sts, sc2tog] 7 times (49)
Rounds 15 to 17: sc in each st around (49)
Round 18: [sc in 5 sts, sc2tog] 7 times (42)
Rounds 19 and 20: sc in each st around (42)
Round 21: [sc in 4 sts, sc2tog] 7 times (35)
Rounds 22 and 23: sc in each st around (35)
Round 24: [sc in 3 sts, sc2tog] 7 times (28)
You can start stuffing the heart with fiberfill. I used fiberfill along with some unwanted leftover yarns.
Rounds 25 and 26: sc in each st around (28)
Round 27: [sc in 2 sts, sc2tog] 7 times (21)
Rounds 28 and 29: sc in each st around (21)
Round 30: [sc in next st, sc2tog] 7 times (14)
Rounds 31 and 32: sc in each st around (14)
Round 33: sc2tog 7 times (7)
With the help of the back of your hook push in as much filling as possible through the opening.
Rounds 34: sc in each st around (7). Break off yarn leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle weave the tail through all the stitches and close the opening.
Decorate as you desire.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I started this blanket back in September last year. However I shelved it as I was not able to come up with a suitable edging pattern and I was diverted by other projects. The pattern is very easy and the squares are joined on the go. I love this method of joining squares rather than completing all the squares and joining them at the end. Though I have designed this as a baby blanket you can use the pattern to make blanket of any size. I used sport weight yarn and E/3.50 mm hook. However, you can use yarn of any weight and a suitable hook.
Have a nice day!
Monday, January 18, 2016
I successfully completed the tapestry pillow cover that was started last October to use up some of the yarns that I won't be using for anything else. I can't believe it took me only 3 months, I thought I started it ages ago. I used this chart from pinterest. Now I'm on the lookout for another pattern for my next tapestry project.
I'm working on the edging of a baby blanket that I had abandoned for other projects. Hopefully this will be ready next week.
Mustard flowers from my balcony. Growing mustard plants in pots is my son's idea of gardening right from the time he was a small kid.
Have a lovely week!
Friday, January 1, 2016
Happy 2016 to all of you!
Last year I didn't pay as much attention to my blog as I did to my shop. This year I hope I'll be able to spend more time on the blog. Though my contribution was not much last year I have managed to become AllFreeCrochetAfghanPattern's top bloggers for the 2nd time thanks to my Granny ripple pattern.
For the last couple of months I had been busy designing baby boots. I have listed them in my Etsy shop. They will be available soon in my Craftsy and Ravelry stores.
Are you one of those who make resolutions every year? I usually don't and even if I make resolutions I never stick to them, but this year I have resolved to reduce my weight and also be more organized, but the first day is going to be an exception. I made a rich chocolate cake with chocolate ganache icing and had 2 big slices. Also, we went out for dinner which was quite heavy. As soon as I returned home I weighed myself and was shocked to see that I had put on almost a kilo in 2 days. Also, my house is so messy right now. I'll start organising from tomorrow.
I wish 2016 proves to be a dream-come-true year for you and me.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Wish I had done this a bit earlier. With only 10 days to Christmas I guess I'm a bit late in releasing this pattern, but this wasn't even in my mind 3 days earlier. It was made on a whim. I wanted it in red but I didn't have enough yarn and it was already late and there was no time to go yarn hunting, so I settled for this colour combination which I think is not too bad. It is simple yet pretty. I love it.
Have a wonderful day!