Hey everyone! :)
Haaaaaaave you met Stephanie Davies? She’s a bloggy friend of mine whom I met through Instagram (back in the day when I still had access to Instagram… sniff) and have always stayed in touch with, and who recently started her own blog!
And she’s off to a good start with her first published pattern; a completely adorable Overlay Crochet Heart. I couldn’t resist, since we all know how much I love overlay crochet ;)
So I decided to try out her pattern. Result number one: a fail.
I messed up the beginnings and the ends of the rows, making the heart all scrunched up :( And silly me, I thought the pattern was faulty for not providing increases where I thought they were needed. So I made another one, this time with some impromptu increases…
Much better; it lays flat, it has nice rounded edges, but… this is not how the pattern is written!
For the third attempt I decided to just follow the chart (which you can find at the end of the pattern, both on the site and in the PDF), and this time around, I think I nailed it :)
The ‘edges’ of the sides of the heart are much neater than the previous heart, where they were all bundled up together.
Yarn used: my trusty go-to cotton yarn, Drops Paris
Hook used: 4mm G hook by Clover (the Japanese yellow hook)
Time to make: about 20 minutes for each heart because of the color changes
Happiness level: 7/10
I loved making these hearts, even though they were a bit tricky at first. The overlay part makes them look really interesting, and I love that last round of chains; it adds texture. I think if you make two hearts and crochet them together with filling in between, you got yourself a nice (Christmas) ornament! :)
Head on over to Stephanie’s cool blog, A Bag Full Of Crochet to find the pattern.
What are you making today?