Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another Crocheted Valentine!

CameraFun - 2011-02-01 09.48.04

I made a mock-up Valentine out of Lily Cotton using Bella Dia's Sweet Heart Crochet Pattern!  This pic is of an unblocked heart.  Since I used worsted wt yarn and a size 5.5mm hook, it turned out to be a pretty decent size.  (But you  can use any wt yarn and hook size) It was really fun, fast, and easy to crochet.  So if you're a beginner crocheter, like I am - have no fear!  It's all sc with some sc increases and sc decreases thrown in to make it a bit more challenging (and give it shape).  I think if I make the garland like Bella Dia did, I will use primarily acryllic or wool.  The cotton splits a bit and doesn't give as nice a shape.  The one part of the pattern I ignored was at the very end - to perform 1 or 2 sc decreases in the heart's cleavage to gather it a bit.  Honestly, I just didn't even read it.  I happened to see if afterward.  I think 2 sc decreases, 1 on either side, is a good idea and I will follow that on my next heart.

CameraFun - 2011-02-01 11.32.52

I crocheted a 2nd heart out of Stitch Nation Full o' Sheep.  I did follow the sc dec at the end of the pattern this time!

As always, I donated to this designer and urge you to do the same!!  :)  Now go get your crochet on!



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