Tuesday, March 20, 2018

LovelyCAL: introduction ❤

*CAL - Crochet ALong
Lovely because of all the hearts we're going to make 


why today?
because I've been thinking of hosting a CAL forever ... and about these hearts since I saw amazing warmheartedquilt by Jodi (talesofcloth.com) about a month ago ... ❤

Warmheartedquilt by Jodi

& I heard that today is first day of spring and I've been making these yellow hearts for a while and daydreaming about them when instead of crochet hook my tinybaby occupies my arms ..
I tend to overthink things but as part of my personal change (if interested more about that see almost daily pics @underthechandeleir) I learn to trust life, my gut & take a chance more often :)

I've had some color block lately and can't find the right colors for my future projects i've lined up in my head :D so I hope this will give me a looong needed push in the right direction.


Lets test me and you too! and start by making one yellow heart ;)
at this point no step by step pictures (my overthinking brain screams and bites, but I'll keep it at bay for now and share what i've done so far), but just try it out - real simple!

(two month's later - I've caved and added step-by-step pictures :D )

hearts pattern

A

Magic ring.
Row 1 (worked in magic ring): Ch3 (counts as dc), dc, ch. *2 dc, ch* repeat from * to * 4 more times. Turn, pull yarn trough top ch of first dc.
(6ch, 12dc)




Row 2: Sl st in ch space. Sc, ch2, dc in same sp. *Ch, 2 dc, ch, 2 dc in next ch sp * repeat from * to * 4 more times. Ch, 2dc in last ch sp. Ch, turn, pull yarn trough top ch of first dc.
(12 ch, 24dc)





 



Row 3: Sl st in ch space. Sc, ch2, dc in same sp. *Ch, 2 dc in next ch sp. Ch, 2 dc, ch, 2dc in next ch sp * Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Ch, 2dc in next ch sp, ch, 2dc in last ch sp. Sc in top of first dc. Turn.
(18 ch, 36dc)




B

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as dc), sc in next ch sp of previous round, aka hexagon A (counts as ch). Turn. Dc in A corner. *Ch, 2dc* repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sc in ch sp of previous round (counts as ch).
(5ch, 8dc)





Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as dc), sc in next ch sp of A (counts as ch). Turn. Dc in ch sp. *Ch, 2dc, ch, 2dc in next ch sp* repeat from * to * 2 more times. Ch, 2dc in last ch sp. Sc in ch sp of starting hexagon (counts as ch).
(9ch, 16dc)




Row 6: Ch2 (counts as dc), turn, pull yarn trough ch of A corner. Sl st in last ch made, dc in ch sp. *Ch, 2dc in next ch sp. Ch, 2dc, ch, 2dc in next ch sp * repeat from * to * 2 more times. Ch, 2dc in next ch sp. Ch, 2dc in last ch sp. Sc in corner ch sp of A.
(11ch, 24dc)






C

To get to next side&row:
Ch2 (will act as dc in row 9), sc (will act as ch) in next ch sp, ch2 (will act as dc in row 8), sc (will act as ch) in next ch sp of A.



Row 7: * 2dc, ch in A corner * repeat from * to * 2 more times. 2dc in same sp, sc (counts as ch) in next ch sp of A.
(5ch, 8dc)



Row 8: Ch 2 (counts as dc), sc (counts as ch) in next ch sp of A. Turn. Dc in ch sp. *Ch, 2dc, ch, 2dc in next ch sp* repeat from * to * 2 more times. Ch, dc in last ch sp. Sl st in 2nd ch of the dc.
(9ch, 16dc)





Row 9: sc in ch sp, ch (counts as dc), turn, pull yarn trough top ch of dc. Sl st in last ch made. *Ch, 2dc in next ch sp. Ch, 2dc, ch, 2dc in next ch sp* repeat  from * to * 2 more times. Ch, 2dc in next ch sp. Ch, 2dc in last ch sp. Sl st in corner ch sp of A. Fasten off.
(11ch, 24dc)






OPTIONAL - i add one more sl st in next st,
just to be sure the heart will hold together firmly. 

Se? Simple! :)


&yes make more, as many more as you want! 


For the first week I've made 4 ❤  and hope to keep up at this speed when i decide on colour-way and yarnstore actually has the colors I need .. so see you in about a week or two with more news ;)   


Yes! each heart has just two yarnends and I am thinking of continuous joinasyougo so there will be even less yarnends there :)

*** NEW ***
a bit more explanation how the heart is formed ;)
  • Part A makes a simple hexagon .. 
  • Part B starts at the middle of first "heart hump" and you work 4/6 of a hexagon row by row adding it to the already made hexagon.
  • Then through the middle of the heart you go to the other side to start making part C that again starts in the middle of other "heart hump"..






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But for now Happy Crafting!

P.S. if it helps - here is a colouring pages for your Lovely hearts ;)
Revised colouring page with better layout ;)
(the new one)

First colouring page (the old one ;D )

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