I am sprucing up the nest for Valentines Day.
smaller handmade decorations and gifts hold more meaning to the giver and receiver than anything you can buy prepackaged.
|God Bless you Heart as you Enter : Bought this in San Juan PR, painted by by a local artisan. The tile itself, from Mexico. I think that is very funny especially since that same month someone asked me where in Mexico was Puerto Rico! Hay Dios Mio!!!|
|Remember all of those little hearts I was making with the great different patterns online (you can find a list of fab sites with patterns under Transitions), |
I made them into a mini-bunting and added a few I came up with.
|Can you see the eyes, nose, and mouth holes? I am sure there is a nice way to hide or fill these in.|
So without further ado, here is the pattern (in American terms):
1) Get yarn, crochet hook, a beverage, find a cozy spot and smile for you have some time to yourself
2) chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring
3) chain 2 (we will count this the first HDC)
4) 2 HDC in the ring (try and catch that tail from the beginning of your ch 4 since its easier to hide it now then to try and weave it later)
5) ch1, 3 DC in the ri
6) ch1, 3 DC in the ring
-- you should have 3 clusters by now--
7) slip stitch into the top of the first chain 2 that formed the first HDC
--now we need to make our way over to the last HDC, so lets slip stitch
8) slip stitch into the space between the third and second HDC in the row below
9) slip stitch into the space between the second and first HDC in the row below, stay there
10) 5 DC in the chain one space that follows
11) 1 DC in between the first and second DC of the row below
12) 1HDC in between the second and third DC of the row below
13) 3 DC, CH2, 3 DC in the ch1 space of the row below
14) 1 HDC in between the second and third DC of the row below
15) 1 DC in between the first and second DC of the row below
16) 5 DC in the chain one space that follows
17) slip stitch into the slip stitch of the row below (this is that last slip stitch found in step 9)
---you can finish it here, but lets make that top of the heart a bit more defined
18) SC into the middle HDC post in the first row (make it as tight you can when you pull up a loop to define the heart a bit more)
19) keep a longer loop on the hook to hang or add another color around your heart with SC
20) cut and weave ends…
---crochet a chain to your liking and add your hearts with slip stitch or sc...hang and smile. This idea from Polly at helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com is adorable!
You may find that I am missing a step, your heart looks like a circle, your heart looks broken, or I am just not making sense with this pattern. Just send me a comment and I will try to help. I also am promising myself to take pics of the step and post them here before V-Day is here.
-- a day to stuff yourself with chocolates and feel ok about doing so
-- a time to slow down and tell someone you love that they are the leche to your cafe