17 February 2011

More wool!

I've been so busy since Christmas, adding new things to the store, we've now got an even bigger range of hand dyed yarn and I'll soon be adding a few new accessories, including buttons. I love these ladybird buttons that we're about to start stocking.

I'm trying to get everything ready for two promotions that we're involved in over the next few months. First of all is the Cloth Nappy Hunt which we will be sponsoring for the first time this year, there are some great prizes on offer, and registration is now open. Then in April we're going to be taking part in the Spring Mama Spectacular on the Mama Packs forum. We're going to be offering a few new things on our stall, and there'll also be some great items for sale from other work at home mothers, so it's worth checking it out.
In the meantime, pop by NZ Wools, and have a look at the great range of yarns and knitting accessories we have available, if you're after a certain colour or weight of wool, then please ask and I'll see what I can do.

10 February 2011

I love ewe 2; another last minute valentine free heart crochet pattern

Crochet Heart Pattern

After making my last minute valentine knitting pattern last year, I thought that I'd better create something equally good again for this valentines day.  I thought for a little while and then came up with this simple crochet heart, based on a triangular granny 'square'.
As with all of our free patterns, you are welcome to make them for your own use or charity, but please get in touch if you wish to sell them.

Small amount of red yarn (I used dk)
Suitable hook for gauge (4mm in my case)
Ch; chain
dc; double crochet (us) or treble (UK)
trbl; treble (us) double treble (UK)
Ch 5, sl st to form circle
Round 1; Ch 3, 2dc , ch 5, 3dc, ch 5, 3 dc, ch 5, slst to close round.
Round 2; ch3, dc into next two dc, * dc3 into ch space, ch 5, dc3 into ch space, dc into next 3 dc, repeat from * around slst to first dc to close round.
Round 3; ch3, work around outside of heart, dc into each dc below, at the corners dc 5dc into ch space, slst to last dc to close round.
Round 4; slst to corner of heart, turn heart, miss 4 sts and 8 trbl into 5th stitch, miss 4 sts and slst to next st, miss 4 sts and 8 trbl into 5th st, slst to corner and fasten off.

Making up
Sew in ends.
Glue the heart
Write the card and give it to a loved one.
© COPYRIGHT Kelly Jo Sweeney 2011
This pattern is offered free of charge for your own personal use. Please do not make items using this pattern for sale. Should you wish to sell items made from this pattern, then please contact me for details of my Cottage Industry Licenses.
For yarns, more free patterns and knitting and crochet accessories, please see my site: http://www.nzwools.co.uk