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Showing posts with label valentine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label valentine. Show all posts

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Tea for Two

For Valentine's Day this year I am going to make a pretty little Tea for Two. 

Red Velvet cupcakes, mini custard slices, teeny sausage rolls and "WASGOEDBONDELTJIES" (translates to "laundry bundles - a square of pastry with a savoury filling, the corners of the pastry are then folded to the centre of the "pie" and secured with a whole clove - like an envelope).

Photo Credit:   Ina Paarman

The tea table will be adorned with a simple fuschia pink square linen cloth, and a 50cm x 50cm granny square overlay made with Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK. 

crochet cloth

I love the mix of pinks and purples with the pop of yellow in between. 

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Colour Recipe:  White; Shell Pink; Wisteria; Mauve; Poppy; Shrimp; Busy Lizzie; Hot Pink; Sunflower

stylecraft cotton

I made a few GRANNY HEARTS which I intend to use to decorate a very plain white three tier cake stand. 

crochet hearts

The hearts are very easy to make and are a fun way to use up scraps from bigger projects.    The Poppy, Shell Pink, Mauve and Shrimp heart is my favourite!

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What colour combinations would you choose to make the hearts?

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Granny Hearts

Granny Hearts!!!   

crochet heart

Just in time for Valentine's Day!

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GRANNY HEART PATTERN

PATTERN TERMS:   US

MATERIALS:    100% DK COTTON (I used Coffee Cotton)

HOOK SIZE:  4.00mm

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy


Foundation:  3ch, sl st to make a circle OR  make a magic ring

Row 1:   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into circle;  (3ch; 3dc into circle) x3;   3ch, sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.

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Row 2:   Join yarn in any 3ch space.     6ch (counts as 1dc, 3ch), 3dc into same space (first corner);  (3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next 3ch space) x3;   2dc into same space as start join;   sl st into 3rd of 6ch to close.

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Row 3:   Sl st into first corner space;  (2trc, 3ch, 3trc, 3ch, 2trc) into next space between corners;  sl st into next corner space;   ((2trc, 3ch, 3trc, 3ch, 2trc) into next space between corners;   sl st into next corner space to close.    Break off yarn.

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Row 4:  Join yarn in unworked corner (the apex or point of the heart),   3ch (counts as 1dc), (2dc, 3ch, 3dc) into same corner;  (1ch, 3dc into next space) x2;   2ch, 3dc into next space;   2ch, (3dc, 3ch, 3trc) into next 3ch space;   sl st to right  of sl st in Row 3;   sl st to left of sl st in Row 3;   (3trc, 3ch, 3dc) into next 3ch space;   2ch, 3dc into next space, 2ch;  (3dc into next space, 1ch) x2,  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.

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Row 5:   Join yarn with a sl st to left of 2nd sl in Row 4;   2ch,  1dc into same space;   (skip 2dc, sl st into next space between dc;  2ch, 1dc into same space;   skip 1dc, sl st into next space;   2ch, 1dc into same space) all around ending with a sl st to the right of 1st sl st in Row 4



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A special thank you to Jackie Ramsden of BLANKIES BY JACKIE for testing this pattern:


and to John Kelly of HE IS HOOKED and Michelle Westlund of CROCHET BETWEEN WORLDS  for proof reading the pattern!