FREE PATTERN: Snowflake Pot Holder

You Will Need

1x Paintbox Yarns Recycled Ribbon
7mm Hook

 

Snowflake Pot holder

Using a 7mm hook and Paintbox Yarns Recycled Ribbon in White, doing 6 chains and join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 1: 12 double crochets into the centre of the ring. Join with a slip stitch into the first double.

Rnd 2: Chain 4, skip the next double and slip stitch into the next stitch. Repeat around until you have 6 loops coming out of your centre ring.

Rnd 3: Do 2 double crochets, chain 1, and do another 2 double crochets into the first loop. Repeat into each loop around. Join with a slip stitch into the first double crochet.

Rnd 4: Do a slip stitch into the back loop only of the next 2 double crochets, then slip stitch into the chain space made with the chain 1 in the previous round.*Chain 4 and join into the gap between sets of chain 4 from round 3. Chain 4 and slip stitch into the chain space.* Repeat between * around. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 5: Repeat round 3.

Rnd 6: *Chain 6, double crochet into second chain from hook, and into the next chain. (Chain 3, double crochet into the second chain from hook and into the next chain) twice. Repeat between * one more. Double crochet into the next chain (joining them back together to form a tri-point), chain 1 and join into the next chain- space.* Repeat between * another five times. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off. Weave in your ends. You are done!

FREE PATTERN: Valentine’s Hearts

You will need

1x Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in your chosen colour
4mm hook

Optional
Blank card
Broach pin

Make a magic ring, and ch 1 to secure.
Rnd 1:
 Ch 2, 3 tr, 3 htr, ch 2, 3 htr, 3 tr, ch 2 and secure with a sl st into ring. Pull the ring tightly closed.
Rnd 2: dc into the next 2 ch, 2 tr into the next 3 sts, tr into the next 3 sts, (tr, dtr, tr) into the ch-sp. Tr into the next 3 sts, 2 tr into the next 3 sts. dc into the 2 ch sts.
Rnd 3: dc into the first 2 sts, (htr, tr) into the next st, *2 tr, tr* 2 times, tr in next 4 sts, (tr, dtr, tr) into the dtr of previous round, tr 4 times, *tr, 2 tr* 2 times, (tr, htr), dc into the last 2 sts.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Alternative, stop at rnd 2 and create a slightly smaller heart.

24 Days of Crochetmas: Day 10 – Christmas Blanket Square 5

For this project there will be 12 different types square. 6 will be different stitch swatches, that aren’t your normal Double or Treble crochet, and 6 will be Christmas-themed motifs. You’ll just have to wait and see what they are!

If you don’t want to make it Christmas-themed, then you can simply do the plain squares in lots of different colours, or keep it in one colour and bring the fun with the different types of stitch. You will end up with 12 squares, 6 plain squares, and 6 patterned squares. You can do this in any combination that you like, so make sure you pay attention to the yarn amounts of each square.

Square 5: Chain Space Double Crochet

You will need

1 x Chunky yarn in cream (or your chosen colour) (I have used Women’s Institute Soft & Chunky, 70% acrylic, 30% merino)
10mm hook (this gives a slightly looser tension, I also hold my yarn quite tightly)

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