Tuesday, April 03, 2018

LovelyCAL: part 2

Two weeks later and i've fallen head over heels with these hearts! ❤
I made it to the store once more and just grabbed all the colours that had the right thickness and reminded me of spring or I plain liked the shade ... then I obviously HAD to make heart of each and every one of them to test if I had picked the right thickness and if the colours play well together - fun, fun, fun! :)

So far I have 11 colours I like and 2 I find mismatching ..
knowing me - all colours most probably will find the right place when it's time to arrange them :D

This no doubt should have been mentioned in introduction .. but better late than never ..

  • one heart measures 16x12 cm
  • weights 7g (might be usefull for stashbusters ;) )
  • I'm using DK weight yarn (started by the yellow RedHeart Lisa yarn just to find out NONE of the yarnstores in my hometown have it in their stock, doh) & 4mm hook :)
  • it takes me 12 min 49 sec to make one ❤ ( this might not be relevant but I just had to time myself :D ) 

At this point i have 22 out of 51 hearts (if my blanket ends up as big as I've sketched it in the colouring page). I should have had just 12, but I got overexcited about the new colors :D
How far you have got?
Share some pics so I can rejoice in your hearts too ;) (in comments here or over at instagram using tag #LovelyCAL )

Btw, maybe you have noticed that these hearts can be joined as you make them, as simple as you would join a granny squares or hexagons ... and as I had three green shades that did not fit in thickness wise I'll show you few photos of how to do that ;)

But even if you are not interested in join as you go scroll ahead till the end where I show you sneak peak of how I have planned to join my hearts using continuous join as you go ;) 

Join ❤ as you go:

1. you have one heart :)

2. start making another!

3. Join them together replacing ch with sl st on the corresponding edge of the new heart.
(in this case: edge before the last from hearts C part row 9 with previously made hearts B part row 6)

4. start making new heart and add corresponding parts!

5. make new heart and add corresponding parts!

6. repeat ;)
It might seem hard but it ain't.

And you can use this join as jou go if you prefer it like that, BUT keep in mind I will join mine with white yarn and continuous joinasyougo ;) in my opinion that joining method will make these hearts even cuter :D
Just a preview of how the heart will look in the end :)

So lets make more ❤ !
Stack them up and next time I'll start showing you how to make those part hearts for smoothening the edges ;)

Happy crafting! 

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