I have been hooking slowly but surely on Teagan's baby blanket. Maybe by the end of this week I will have a finished product to share. In the mean time, I am trying to be on top of things with holidays since Lauren is old enough to know what is going on and really enjoys holidays.
|Target Valentine's Day Finds!|
Tomorrow is Lauren's Valentine's Day party in the two year old room at her pre-school. Bringing Valentines is optional but since I am on leave with Teagan, I have no excuse for not crafting up some loveliness. Last year I started making soaps with our honey and essential oils so I think we may be giving her teachers, the center director, and front desk gals some soaps with a pretty little heart Valentine. After checking out Pinterest (you know it's my FAV) I thought I should whip up some little crochet hearts.
Well, I was WRONG about the whipping up part. I tried two different patterns and my hearts looked pitiful. I know I am not great at following patterns but I really did follow them this time because I know the shaping of little hearts meant I couldn't miss a stitch or two. After the second failed attempt I decided to just wing it and make my own pattern. After two drafts, I think I have a heart I am happy with.
|Crochet Heart, Free Pattern|
Just in case you want to make some last minute hearts I wrote it down for you! I used Vanna's Choice yarn with an I/5.50MM hook
All stitches are the USA terms
Crochet Heart Pattern
Ch 4 connect to make a circle
Round 1 All stitches in the circle
Ch 3, 3 dc, 2 tr, 2 sc, 2 tr, 3 dc, sl into chain 3
Sc ch 2, sc in same stitch (this is the bottom of the heart), sc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1dc 1tr 2dc next stitch, sl in next two stitches, 2dc 1tr 1dc in next stitch, 2 hdc, sc next 3, sl and fasten off.
Please note that I made this quickly and may have made mistakes. I made a second heart following the pattern before posting this and it turned out the same, so hopefully it works for you.