Thursday, March 19, 2009

centre heart

centre heart square

pattern used:

hook used:
  • 5.0mm crochet hook

yarn used:
  • pattern calls for 10ply... I used an assortment of 8ply/DK weight reclaimed yarns
  • rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 - dark burgundy
  • rounds 5 and 6 - cream
  • round 7 - camel fleck
  • round 8 - river gum green
  • round 9 - dark burgundy
  • round 10 - mid blue
  • round 11 - brown and white fleck
  • round 12 - burgundy

thoughts:
  • as always, I started with an adjustable magic ring
  • I need to learn to read patterns more carefully... for example... in round 2 where the pattern reads 2 tr in each of next 2 sc... it means 2 tr in each of next 2 sc... a total of 4tr... VERY IMPORTANT!!! I learned the hard way, and got frustrated beyond words that it wasn't working out properly. Thanks to a wonderful crochet buddy (that's you Daphne!) I was able to see the error of my ways.
  • round 12 modification - I was almost at 12 inches already, so I worked this round in hdc instead of dc
  • I didn't like the way my heart looked... it wasn't as shapely as I would have hoped... so I added a tiny bit of embroidered detail to better define the shape. Nothing fancy, just two strands of the cream yarn worked in a running stitch between rounds 3 and 4. Simple but effective.

centre heart square - closeup

4 comments:

Susan Echaore-McDavid said...

Oh, I like this one. It's just sweet!

Judith said...

This one is great, I like it alot. Must find my crochet hook and wool and have a go

Zindagi said...

I just loved it, Will try my hand on it ( Fingers crossed)

cam90066 said...

One word: stunning! Can't begin to fathom how amazing the FO will be when all the sqs are together.

BTW, I made a couple of 'produce' bags...using sz 10 crochet thread on hefty hook...but really struggled to come up with something that's super meshy yet strong, weightless and rolls up into a teeny ball when not in use. My first attempt I tried using your apple bag starting base but the thin crochet thread and lg hook were an unwieldy combo. Would love it if you could come up with a concept (and a better closure than mine which was crocheted chain woven in and out of slip1 spaces). Thanks!