Last Minute Valentine

Somehow February had snuck on me and before I knew it, Valentine’s day was here! I completely forgot to get Valentine’s for Little Duck to give out at her babysitter’s. I have no excuses, it wasn’t a terribly hectic month. I just have developed a terrible memory and general lack of awareness for what is going on around me apparently.

So when I didn’t realize my error until 10:03pm on February 13th, I panicked. Walmart had closed and there were no stores in our area that stayed open later than that. I ran to my craft cupboard and found some white and pink card stock and pink Bernat cotton 4ply yarn. I could save this. Luckily I had just pinned a post by http://www.kundhi.com/blog/2010/01/22/tiny-crochet-heart-pattern/ on crocheting little hearts. I whipped up a few pink hearts, Cut and pasted some cardstock together, and Voila! It looks like I planned this all along!

Phew! That was close!

I left the ties long on the back. Come some the kids tied the hearts on as a braclet. I used it as a hair tie for Little Duck.

I left the ties long on the back. Come some the kids tied the hearts on as a bracelet. I used it as a hair tie for Little Duck.

Infinity Scarf

Oh no, I’ve failed! I promised to blog weekly but last week with a visit from the in-laws, I neglected to write up the pattern and therefore didn’t post. Enough excuses though. Here is the pattern.

I used a N hook and a 4ply yarn. Although I’m making the same scarf for a friend in a chunky 5 yarn and it’s turning out lovely. I liked the 4 simply because I wanted to be able to wear the scarf inside without melting! Either will work though. The fpdc and bpdc line up to make three ridges in the scarf. The scarf is nice and bulky with this patern but if you wanted a narrower scarf you could omit the “Repeat ” and skip to the last 4 dc.

As this is my first time writing a pattern, please let me know if there’s any mistakes. 🙂

Hook: N 10.00mm

Yarn: 4 medium or 5 chunky

Terms: Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet )dc), Frontpost Double Crochet (fpdc), Backpost Double Crochet (bpdc), Slip Stitch (slst)

Row 1: ch 20

Row 2: Skip ch closest to hook and sc across. Turn. (19sc)

Row 3: ch 3 and turn (Counts as first dc). dc in next three spaces. fpdc around next. Repeat 1x. Finish row with 4 dc (16dc, 3 fpdc)

the pattern will look like this: dc dc dc dc fpdc dc dc dc dc fpdc dc dc dc dc fpdc dc dc dc dc

Row 4: ch 3 and turn. dc in next 3. bpdc around next stitch. Repeat 1x Finish row with 4 dc. (16dc, 3 bpdc)

Row 5-70: Repeat row 3 & 4 until desired length is reached. I finished at 70 rows.

Finish: Join ends together with 19 slip stitches. Be sure to slst on the side that doesn’t have the three ridges.

Happy scarf making!