Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentine Crochet Garland

There is nothing nicer than a handmade gift on Valentine's Day and these crochet hearts can be used to embellish any number of projects - here are a few ideas..

1 ball of Rowan Cotton Glace in Poppy and a 2.5mm Crochet hook
Start with a slip knot and make a foundation chain of 3
Row 1
Skip 1, 1 dc in each of the next two chains, ch 1 and turn,
Row 2
1 dc in first dc and 2dc in last dc, ch1 and turn,
Row 3
1 dc in the first 2 dc's and 2dc in the last, ch1 and turn. (You should now be able to see that you are forming what is essentially a triangle)
Rows 4-8
1 dc in each stitch across the row, with 2dc in the last stitch, ch1 turn (increasing 1dc in each row, by row 8 you should have 9 dc)
Row 9
Skip first 2dc, 4tr in the next dc, skip 1 dc, ss in next dc, skip 1dc, 4tr in next dc, skip 1 dc and ss in the last dc on the row.
We are now going to finish with a border around the bottom half of the heart  to soften the edges.
1dc in each of the row ends (starting with the end of row 8) to the bottom point (7dc), 3dc in the bottom point, and then 7dc up the other side of the row ends, finishing with a ss in the first stitch of row 9. Fasten off.
We hope you enjoy making these valentine hearts, if you would like any help please pop along to our sewing and yarn bee on a friday morning 10am-12pm.


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