I am honored to be part of the “Tour thru Crochet Country” blog tour organized by Amy Shelton and Donna Hulke of Crochetville. I love that this is a great way to celebrate National Crochet Month and the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America).
I’ve been a CGOA member since the summer of 2008 and it has been the way I’ve met all sorts of crochet friends. Before CGOA I was crocheting and creating in a vacuum, now I get to share my love of crochet with thousands of folks. You can find out more about CGOA and join this wonderful organization at their website: Crochet.org.
As my gift to all you wonderful folks stopping by for the tour I wanted to offer a new heart pattern. I’ve been posting a heart pattern the last couple of years for Valentine’s Day, but this February got away from me. Seems quite appropriate to celebrate NatCroMo with a heart pattern though, since we all love crochet.
designed by Andee Graves
Pattern is in US terminology.
Finished size will depend on the size of yarn and hook you use. The heart in the photo was made with Cascade 220 Superwash and a Size G-6/4mm hook.
Start with an adjustable slip knot
Round 1: Ch 4, 12 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st in top of ch-4.
Round 2: Sk 2 sts, 7 Tr in next st, dc next st, 2 dc next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st in top of previous dc, 2 dc) in next st, 2 dc next 2 sts, dc next st, 7 Tr next st, sl st between last dc and join of Round 1. Fasten off, pull beginning tail to close center snugly, weave in ends.
Now that you are making quick little hearts, how about using some to embellish simple crocheted blankets for Project Night Night.
Project Night Night is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children. Each package consists of a new sturdy tote bag with a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal. These comfort objects help to reduce the trauma of homelessness for the children served by Project Night Night. Both the handmade blankets and stuffed animals provide the children with objects of love and security.
You can help all of us on this tour help Project Night Night by making and sending in new crocheted blankets (50” x 60” or smaller) and/or making financial donations. A group effort will help us do more for Project Night Night than any of us could possibly do on our own.
For more information about Donating a Blanket to Project Night Night visit this webpage.
For more information about Donating Money to Project Night Night visit this webpage.
And please stop by here to add your donations to our group tally.
Thanks for stopping by today. Remember to visit the other stops (listed below) on the Tour through Crochet Country all during March.
List of Stops Along the Tour
Click on any designer’s name to go directly to their blog.
While you are invited to visit any site at any time, a designer’s post created specifically for A Tour through Crochet Country will not be posted until his or her scheduled date.
|March 1||Jenny King||Shelby Allaho|
|March 2||Ellen Gormley||Nancy Nehring|
|March 3||Phyllis Serbes||Mona Muhammad|
|March 4||Amy O’Neill Houck||Akua Hope|
|March 5||Mary Jane Hall||Lindsey Stephens|
|March 6||Edie Eckman||Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby|
|March 7||Jennifer Cirka||Annette Stewart|
|March 8||Andrea Graciarena||LeAnna Lyons|
|March 9||Dawn Cogger||Angela Whisnant|
|March 10||Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten||Renee Rodgers|
|March 11||Joy Prescott||Donna Childs|
|March 12||Pam Daley||Deb Burger|
|March 13||Tammy Hildebrand||Marty Miller|
|March 14||Jocelyn Sass||Jennifer E Ryan|
|March 15||Andee Graves||Kimberly McAlindin|
|March 16||Laurinda Reddig|
|March 17||Brenda Bourg|
|March 18||Rhonda Davis|
|March 19||Julie Oparka|
|March 20||April Garwood|
|March 21||Alaina Klug|
|March 22||Erin Boland|
|March 23||Margaret Hubert|
|March 24||Bonnie Barker|
|March 25||Kim Guzman||Susan Huxley|
|March 26||Susan Lowman||Michele Maks|
|March 27||Marie Segares||Brenda Stratton|
|March 28||Kathy White||Lori Carlson|
|March 29||Amy Shelton||Donna Hulka|
|March 30||Linda Dean||Kristin Dragos|
|March 31||Karen C K Ballard||Gwen Blakley-Kinsler|