Crochet Woven Christmas Heart

Crochet heart ornament

A small woven Christmas heart, which a traditional symbol of a Danish Christmas. The traditional colors are red and white same as their flag, but you can make them in any 2 colors!
The heart is made of 2 alike crocheted pieces, which a woven together and stitched together at the bottom with sewing thread.

Small Woven Christmas heart (US terms)
Hook: 3 mm (C or D), Yarn weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)
I used cotton yarn for these.
Ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd from hook, 6 sc (1 strip)

Crochet heart ornament 1
Repeat twice, so that there are 3 strips in total.

Crochet heart ornament 2
To create the arch, work 3 dc in same stitch, find a stitch slightly right of center, then work again 3 dc in same stitch, but in a stitch slightly left of center.

crochet heart ornament 3
Weave in ends and if necessary, drag any holes together.

Now the first half of the heart is done, now you need to make one in a different color.

crochet heart ornament 4
The 2 pieces is now woven, the strip ends is sewn together with a thin thread to hold it together.
You can hang it up with a thread, but you can also crochet a handle, for example:
Ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd from hook, 6 sc

Knitted Pumpkin Napkin Rings

Pumpkin Napkin Rings

Finished size 3½” diameter
SUPPLIES & TOOLS: Makes 15 napkin rings
• Bernat® Handicrafter® DeLux™ Yarn, 1 skein ea:
Paprika (MC), Cloves (A) Avocado (B)
• Knitting needles size 7 or size for gauge
GAUGE: 21 sts and 27 rows = 4” in stocking st
DIRECTIONS:
PUMPKIN: With MC, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: (WS). Inc1 in each st to end of row. 8 sts.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Inc1 in each st to last st. K1. 15 sts.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: (K3. P1) 3 times. K3.
Rows 6-10: Rep last 2 rows 7 times more.
Row 20: (ssk. K2tog) 3 times. ssk. K1. 8 sts rem.
Row 21: K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. Break MC.
Row 22: With A, ssk. K4. K2tog. 6 sts rem.
Row 23: Knit.
Row 24: ssk. K2. K2tog. 4 sts rem.
Rows 25-27: Knit.
Row 28: (K2tog) twice. 2 sts rem.
Rows 29 & 30: Knit.
Row 31: K2tog. Fasten off.
RING: With B, cast on 27 sts.
Row 1: (RS). Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K1. *yo. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row.
Rows 4 & 5: Knit.
Cast off purlwise (WS).
Sew side edges tog. Sew pumpkin over ring seam

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ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximately
Inc1 = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front &
back of next stitch
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Rem = Remain
Rep = Repeat
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time.
Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit
through back loops together
St = Stitch
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side
Yo = Yarn over

Warn ‘N Toasty NO SEW Sweater Pumpkins

Well sweater pumpkins seem to be pretty popular and I know why, they are really neat!  There also are a few tutorials available on the internet to make them yourself.

 

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You can find one here at hummadeedledee.  And, another here at Small Fry & Co.

 

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Free Knitting Pattern…Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap!

Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap The Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap is a pretty and festive accessory that adds a punch of color to a gray day.  A simple five row stitch sequence is super simple for beginners, but is equally engaging for seasoned knitters as well.  A pretty eyelet row adds to the visual appeal, and this project has no purling whatsoever!  Worked with larger needles, the result is a very quick project that is warm, lofty, and beautiful.

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Monday Mini Project ~ TP Pumpkin Decoration;-)

Pumpkin Toilet PaperAren’t these pumpkins cute? Call me cheap. Or frugal. But they are made by wrapping a roll of toilet paper with fabric. The girls are wanting to decorate for fall. I was going through our fall decorations and realized we needed some new ones but didn’t want to take a ton of time to actually make any or spend the money on buying some. So I came up with these.

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Wire-Wrapping Tutorial ~ Button Necklace

Wire-wrapped-Mother-of-Pearl-button-pendants

If you’re drawn to vintage style and antiques, chances are you have a jar or two of pretty old buttons. Carved mother of pearl buttons are especially popular to collect. With just a little wire and a few jewelry making tools, you can make an easy button pendant with basic wire-wrapping techniques. In this post, I’ll show you how to wire-wrap buttons with a technique that can also be used for lampwork discs and other flat components.

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Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial

book-page-pumpkinI love decorating with book pages. I love decorating with pumpkins. It was only natural that I combined the two together to make Book Page Pumpkins. This is such a simple craft project, but the results are stunning. Everyone who sees my book page pumpkin comments on it!

Check out the tutorial [here]