FREE PATTERN: Valentine’s Hearts

You will need

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

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.

Advent CAL: The Christmas Heirloom Blanket Part 1

Welcome to the Advent CAL 2019! This year it features the Christmas Heirloom Blanket.

The Blanket is made up of 24 squares feature 12 differnet motifs, and 4 different style of square. In this first part you will get the pattern for the basic squares (of which thre are 12 in total) and the first three motifs!

On the 5th you will see part two, which will be one of the swatch squares and the next three motifs, and so on and so forth on the 10th and 15th as well to finish up the blanket well in time for gifting for Christmas (or keeping!)

Without further ado, read on for the first part of the CAL!

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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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