Wednesday, February 13, 2013

valentine garland

I have found a new addiction.

photo credit: Small Good Things
Pom-pom making!

The above pictured gadgets can be found at your local craft store.
They whip up pom-poms quickly and easily.

But you could also use a fork

Pom-poms were the perfect use for the variegated pink and white yarn I picked up on clearance 
{I'm a sucker for clearance}.  

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From the moment I made the first pom, I had envisioned a little Valentine garland.

And what would a pom-pom Valentine garland be without some crochet hearts?

For the small heart:

Work all stitches in a magic ring.
Ch3, dc, trc, 4dc, trc, 4dc, trc, 2 dc, pull cricle tightly closed, slst into ring.

The larger heart was worked using this fun pattern from Barbara Summers.

As a last minute design element, I decided to add some fabric scallop circles cut with the Big Shot, pressed in half, and stitched with baker's twine in a running stitch.

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Love on a string!

1 comment:

  1. wowww absolutely gorgeous, so sweet !Really love this idea of pom-pom AND crochet hearts !


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