Using a granny as a base, you can make this pretty heart for any occasion.
Approximate Time: 1-1.5 hours
- about 25-30 yards double strand thread
If you aren't measuring then just work from spool.
- cool temp glue gun
- crochet hook size "E"
- roses, ribbons, buttons, pearls, and broken jewelry
This is a pretty simple pattern, but it looks complicated. No one has to know how little you had to work on it so it will be our little secret!
I use double strand thread for two reasons. One, it works up faster. Two, when I have a set of tails, I weave them to the back about 1/8 inch apart and then tie them. That means it will most likely never come undone.
I used burgundy and silver, but you can use any colors you want.
- To begin, make a chain of four and join to make a ring.
- Ch 3, make 2 more dc's in ring, ch 3, make three more sets of 3 with ch 3 between.
NOTE: My grannies are almost always three instead of twos. I think this is a fuller look, and means I don't have to chain any between the sets, as the three set is wider and doesn't require any.
- Join to finish row 1.
- Continue as before to make 4 rows.
- Break off and tie in tails in back.
- Join at space between the 1st and 2nd cluster on last row of square. Ch 8, sl st in space between 3rd and 4th clusters.
- Sl st in next two stitches, ch 1 and turn.
- 1 dc, ch 1, across all 8 chains, sl st two stitches on granny base.
- St st to corner of granny, ch 1 and turn, making dc, ch1 in each space of previous row.
- Sl st to center of that corner, and break off.
- Repeat this pattern on other side.
- When you have finished the last dc, sl st in corner as other side but don't break off.
- From here, ch 4 and make slst in every 2nd st to corner, ch 6 for a picot on the base of the granny (since it's turned this would be the "point" of it) and continue up the other side.
- When you reach the dc clusters, begin ch 6 and sl st in each space.
- When you get done with the first shell "arch", ch 6 and skip the center, sl st and then begin the ch 6 across the second arch.
- Break off and tie in back.
- Your hanger can be a chain 26, sl st in 6th ch from hook for picot, repeating that again in the same st, then another ch 20 to the same ch 6 loop you did on the other side, which for me was the second one. Or, you can use ribbon, or simply use the ch 6 space in the middle for a place to hang the art work.
- If you choose to block or starch the work, do it before you put on the pretties.
- I used three roses and a button with ribbon, but you can use anything you like.
This works up to about 5 inches across and down.
By Sandi/Poor But Proud from Salem, OR