Hello! How is your Friday going? Me? Oh, I’m just trying to get some stuff done but my desire to stay in my jammers and watch Gilmore Girls re-runs is really strong. Ha. I guess it’s lucky that I finished my Valentine’s Day ring and took pictures of it before today. Planning, it’s great for those days where you don’t feel like doin’ much. 😀
So, I was inspired by the lovely pattern round-ups from lovely people, like Tanya at HodgePodge Crochet, to create something that would be fun to wear during Valentine’s Day. Also, I do love a fun ring. (Remember my pumpkin ring?)
For this ring you’ll need the same materials as the pumpkin ring:
*US 2.25 mm crochet hook (I use Boye Brand)
*Size 10 crochet thread
I used two different colors (white and pink) from Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread
Gauge: is not critical for this project
*For the heart I used PlanetJune‘s heart pattern in the medium size.
*This pattern is mostly for the band and the little lacy detail around the heart. I did not want to re-post or share any of Planet June’s photos because it’s not cool to do that without asking and I’d rather you go check out her website anyway. 😀
*The ch 1 on the beginning of the band rows does not count as a stitch.
Terms/ stitches used:
*Slip st: slip stitch
*Sc: single crochet
*Height: just over 1″
*Width: just over 1.25″
I used brown, but you can use whatever color you’d like.
Row 1: Ch 24, slip st to form a ring. Do not twist this chain!
Row 2 – 6: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 23 sts, slip st into the first sc to secure – 24 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
Using white, to get that memorable and awesome doily look (which always reminds me of my younger years), start in the first sc of row two (on the heart).
Row 1: Create a slip knot on your hook and sc & ch 1 in the same st as join and sc & ch 1 into the next 27 sts (each st all the way around) slip st into the first sc to secure – 28 scs
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.
I then glued the heart to the band using fabric glue but you can also sew it to the band if you’re in the mood, it’s what I did with my pumpkin ring. With gluing it though, make sure you use fabric glue because I’ve used Super Glue and Krazy Glue on crochet thread, only to have them discolor the item I was making. Not cool. If in doubt, do a spot test on a random end or something to see if discoloration happens.
Ok, sure, it’s a bit big but it’s an attention getter, so go big or go home! Or you could do the small heart and a thinner band. That’s the fun thing about such a simple pattern, you can change it as you would like. You could probably make the band bigger, and a larger heart, and make a napkin ring. That’s much fancier than I get, but it’d look nice on a table for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Me? Oh, I think I’m going to grab my red and white threads and make some Valentine earrings. 😀 (If you would like to add this to your Ravelry queue or favorites you can do so here. Pin it here.)
Oh, and before I shuffle off and get some more coffee, I just wanted to introduce you to my newest hat design, the Tabitha. The pattern comes with adult/teen and child directions and is wonderfully reversible. Also, and this is the best part at the moment, I’m doing a giveaway on my FB page. On Monday I will be using Rafflecopter to select 10 random winners who will get their own FREE copy of the Tabitha Hat pattern. If you don’t want to risk it and would like to get your pattern now, it’s on sale for $2.39 right now (this is a link to my website) and you can buy it for $2.39 on Craftsy if you’d prefer. Add it to your Ravelry queue or favorites here. Or pin it for later here. All in all, I really like this hat design and had a lot of fun makin’ the pattern. I’m working on a scarf version of this as well, I thinkin’ it’s going to include a long “traditional” scarf and a cowl.
Anyway, I hope you like the heart ring pattern, well it’s not so much a pattern as it is an adaptation of other things. 😀 Take care! I’m hoping I’ll stumble upon some motivation somewhere so I can get some of the things on my crafting list done. Until next time.