Sunday, February 9, 2014

5 Days Before Valentine's Day...

My True Love Gave To Me:

5 Pincushions






I started with the same hearts cut out for the potholders.
 Sewed together with an opening for stuffing.
(I also zig-zagged along edge since gingham is quite flimsy.)
 With a "Sharp Crochet Hook"  and Aunt Lydia's #10 thread,
crochet around edge with *1sc and 2chs*, repeating from * to * to opening.
Leave thread in place in order to continue crocheting after opening is sewn closed.
 
 Stuff with fiberfill or stuffing of choice. :-)
 sew up opening.
 Continue to crochet along opening edge.

 With white "I Love This Cotton" yarn and an "E" hook,
ch 3 at point of heart (counts as first dc).
 4 dc in same corner
 sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st.
(While coming around the "humps" you may want to not sk sts
in order for the crocheted edge to lay flatter.)
 2 sc in a row at place where the two "humps" meet.
 Join with sl st to beginning.
 Pin in and hand sew ribbon.
 For this look:
Embellish with roses from the "rose-in-the-round" pattern found here,
 for this look:
This one might be my favorite of the Valentine's Day countdown.

Stay tuned, as there will be 4 of something tomorrow!

19 comments:

  1. What a lot of work (sewing is not my strong point!), but what a lovely result! My favourite is the yellow one, it looks so fresh!

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  2. Oh Astri, they are so beautiful!! ♥ My favorites are yellow and green :-). Thanks for this great tutorial!! And also for the link about the sharp crochet hook. I'm afraid I have to order it there because I couldn't find a sharp one here. Have a lovely Sunday!
    Nata

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  3. Wow!! They are so beautiful !! These are my favourites too of all you showed so far :)

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  4. Astri, великолепные сердечки! Все такие красивые!!!

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  5. Hello lovely Astri sorry for the absence but as usual work dominates my life at present. Astri I simply adore these hearts and thank you so much for the tutorial - I am going to have a go at one - never used crochet on sewing before but it is so effective and gorgeous. These will make super little gifts to everyone, have a fabulous Sunday Astri sending you lots of love and hugs
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. More beautiful Valentine's eye candy for us.
    Love them,
    Meredith

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  7. Cela paraît simple et facile, en fait cela demande beaucoup de temps malgré tout. Le résultat est charmant;
    Bonne fin de dimanche et gros bisous

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  8. blue one does it for me...reminds me of little summershift dresses my Mormor used to make for me...complete with ricrac!!

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    1. Wish I could contact you bonzogirl. We have Norsk stuff to talk about!

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  9. They're so pretty :-) All your pretty work makes me want to learn to sew.

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  10. Wow! Beautiful hearts, Astri. Linda@Wetcreek and Wetcreek Museum Blogs

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  11. So charming! Who doesn't love gingham!!!??? XO
    Kris

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  12. Beautiful Astri, so pretty I love them. :)

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  13. Those are the cutest things ever!! I just love everything you do.

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  14. They are really rather beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial too, I know they take ages to do. Jo x

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  15. Very beautiful pincushions. Thank you for the tutorial. have a nice week. Tina

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  16. I love these pincushions. I think I have all the supplies. Now I just have to find the time.

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  17. What a lovely idea! I do love combining sewing and crochet - peculiarly satisfying! I've got one of those "sharp hooks" - they're great aren't they? Love the gingham / crochet / braid combination you've chosen for these. E x

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