February 13, 2013

Valentine's Square Ornament



     Here's a pretty little ornament you can make for Valentine's Day. Why not a whole bunch of them and create a garland?
 



Supplies:
     4.75 mm crochet hook
     Petal Pink worsted weight yarn
     Antique White worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
     cream colored ribbon
     yarn needle
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     ch --- chain
     slp st --- slip stitch
     dc --- double-crochet
     sc --- single-crochet

Notes:
     --- The pattern is just a basic Granny Square I have made for years. I have tried to break down each step so that even a beginner can follow the pattern.

 




~Pattern~
Foundation Ring:
     Using the Petal Pink yarn, ch 6; join with a slp st in the first ch to form a ring.





Round 1:
     ch 3 (counts as 1dc); work 2 more dc into the ring, ch 3

     Work 3dc into the ring; ch 3.
     Repeat the previous step twice more.
     Join with a slp st in the third ch of the beginning ch-3.
     Fasten off the Petal Pink yarn.





Round 2:
     Join the Antique White yarn to any ch-3 space.
     ch 3 (counts as 1dc); work [2dc, ch 3, 3dc] into the same space to form a corner.


     ch 1, work [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] into the next ch-3 space to form a corner
 

     
     Repeat the previous step twice more.
     ch 1, join with a slp st to the third ch of the beginning ch-3
     Fasten off the Antique White yarn.

 





Round 3:
     Join the Petal Pink yarn to any ch-3 corner space.
     ch 3 (counts as 1dc); work [2dc, ch 3, 3dc] into the same space to form a corner.


      ch 1, 3dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, work [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] into the next ch-3 space

     Repeat the previous step to the end, ending with a ch 1.
     Join with a slp st to the third ch of the beginning ch-3.
     DO NOT fasten off.







Round 4:
     ch 1, 1sc in each dc and ch-1 space of Round 3
     Work [2sc, ch 1, 2sc] in each ch-3 corner space.
     DO NOT fasten off.



 



Finishing:
     slp st to the nearest corner
     ch 25; slp st in the same corner to create a hanging loop
     Fasten off.


     Cut a length of cream ribbon.
     Run the ribbon through the bottom of the ornament and tie into a bow; trim the ends.


      Tie off and trim all loose threads.






       This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.






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