Don’t you just love a red heart? I do, and I found this terrific quick easy little crochet heart pattern at Cornflower Blue Studio. And isn’t that the cutest name! Ok, I admit I’m swayed by the blue in it, and even further by the cornflower in it, as that’s one of my favourite shades of blue, but it is cute… don’t you think?
I made a little collection of them with the plan to turn them into a sweet little heart garland. I played around with the process of attaching them, then finally settled on a chain strand and two attachment points – they just looked a bit odd with a single one. I must say Rachel does warn you at the start of the pattern that they can be addictive. I confess they are… consider yourself doubly warned. And friends and family of mine… just pretend to be surprised if you get one under the tree ok?
I was feeling a little Christmasy (hard to escape at the moment really) and wanted to make a little door trim. Now I know my little Star Door Trim picture is not hanging on a door – but that’s because I just couldn’t get the right light/angle etc to make it look pretty. I really need to learn more about how to operate my fab little camera!
Back to the stars…The lovely Pip from Meet Me at Mikes had recently posted a cute pattern on crocheting stars. It looked quick and easy – and that’s an instant winner for me. I also found another pattern by Molly at A Foothill Home Companion and after making one star from each pattern, I decided I liked a bit from each one. I’m picky like that. I used Molly’s pattern for the body and a bit of the points, and Pip’s pattern for the other bit of the points. Pip’s had an extra chain right at the pointy end of the point, and I found this gave my stars a pointier point… if you get my point?
These are super easy little twinkles to whip up in no time, the longest bit was the flattening process. But I cheated a bit here, because I’m a bit lazy like that. I didn’t have any PVA glue to stiffen them up so I just did it with water. As you can see from the first picture, they do curl beyond star recognition when you finish crocheting them. A little spray of water and a pin on each point sorts them out nice and flat. But alas my cheating has come back to bite me as I see that some of the points are starting to curl slightly. So if you are going to have a go at these may I suggest not cheating and doing the stiffening bit properly? Unless of course you like your stars a little on the curly side which is all fine and well too. To each their own I say. As for me, I’m off to get some PVA glue!
Big thanks to the wonderful crafty blogging world for so generously sharing patterns like Rachel, Molly and especially Pip. Meet me at Mikes is a constant source of inspiration and it feels just like I’m chatting with a friend each time I read her friendly posts.