|Posted by Ronnie on January 4, 2012 at 6:35 AM|
Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. Recently, I went into our local Rite Aid store and some boxes of chocolates caught my eye. I went down the aisle expecting to see clearance items from Christmas only to find Valentine's Day chocolates! And then a member of one of my yahoo groups posted a craft to add trim to Valentine's Day cards and I decided it was time to start working on my Valentine's Day projects.
I choose red cardstock (from the scrapbooking section of my local Odd Lot store). I found a heart I liked online to use as a template. (If you do a search for heart template, you are sure to find lots of them!)
This is the one I choose:
Then I punched holes around the edges of the heart with a large sewing needle. (I put the heart on a rug and just punched right through the cardstock.)
With a smaller needle I pulled out a long piece of crochet thread. Enough to go around several times, and without cutting from the ball, I used the blanket stitch to go around the heart. Once I finished the blanket stitch, (this was my foundation to begin crocheting), I was able to break off the yarn and go back to the other end and begin crocheting using the piece still attached to the ball of thread.
I used, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc in one stitch, 1 slp stitch in the next stitch, and repeated all the way around. I like the result, but any scallop stitch should do nicely. Here is the result:
My daughter can write her own message to her teacher on the heart and put stickers on if she likes. If you want a more polished look, one of the ladies in my crochet group posted a lovely crocheted Valentine on her blog, Suzie's Stuff . I'm going to give her method a try and will post results later.
Categories: Crochet & Crafts