This week’s features include how to make strawberry ladybugs, how to stitch heart earrings, how to make a heart floral wreath, how to crochet heart patches and how to sew a hoodie.
Last week, I shared some Winter finds in the Weekly Dose On Rockwood Lane #2, but with Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, I thought it would be appropriate to start sharing some Valentine’s inspiration.
Last week on my EyeLoveKnots blog, I published a new beginner friendly crochet photo tutorial showing How to Half Double Crochet (US Terms), as well as a photo tutorial showing How to Corner to Corner (C2C) in Half Double Crochet (HDC).
I also updated a washcloth pattern I published last year to include corner to corner in half double crochet which makes for a more functional washcloth. This C2C Enamored Heart Washcloth crochet pattern now includes four patterns in one. AND! I put together the tutorial for turning the 18″ C2C Alphabet Squares into 18″ C2C Alphabet Throw Pillows with Shell Edging!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs from Princess Pinky Girl:
I think chocolate covered strawberries are a very classic Valentine’s Day dessert/treat for your special someone. How about this fun twist, making them into adorable ladybugs?! I think this would also be appropriate for Spring and Summer too – when I think of ladybugs, I automatically think of Summer.
Two Tiny Hearts Dangle Earrings (Free Plastic Canvas Pattern & Tutorial) from EyeLoveKnots:
Here is an earring tutorial from my sister blog, EyeLoveKnots! These earrings are a favorite of mine. I first made them a few years ago to wear to work (back when I was a hostess), and since then, have lost one of them – aww man! I’d like to make another one though, so I can wear this set with my new Valentine’s Day outfit that I just got in the mail. Need some cute shoes, and then my outfit will be complete for Todd and I’s date night 🙂 You could also do these in pastel colors, and use some fabric paint to write a word on them, like conversation hearts.
Floral Valentine’s Day Wreath (DIY) from Lydi Out Loud:
Even though Roses and hearts scream Valentine’s Day, the colors of these flowers really make me think of just a modern decor scheme – you know, like with the cottons, and succulents, and such. Would be a great wreath for any time of the year really, especially if done in a round wreath form. Photos are provided to show how to attach the flowers, and the technique could be used for any flower type!
Pipsqueak Heart Patches for Jeans (Free Crochet Pattern) from Repeat Crafter Me:
How adorable are these fuzzy little heart appliques as jean patches?! Just thought of another idea – as elbow patches on a denim jacket!
The Hoodie (Free Sewing Pattern) from So Sew Easy:
Before you say it, yes! This is not particularly Valentine’s related, but gray, white and red definitely pass for Valentine’s Day colors, so why not? Hehe. This pattern is being offered for free from So Sew Easy (so generous), to include women’s sizes 6 through 24 AND a photo tutorial (so awesome!).
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