St. Valentine’s Day round up 2012

Crochet is a versatile craft.

Not only is it great for making objects that can be used over the course of a day: coffee cup jackets, potholders, dishcloths, hats, scarves, bags, blankets, and the always invaluable poncho, it is also exceptionally well-suited to making decorative motifs to coordinate with the season as I found when I put together this Valentine’s day round up 2012

I found recently that I think is particularly charming is this American folk-art heart courtesy of the crochet designer Kiel Lemon:

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Just Down Lemon Lane’s American folk-art heart motif

The shape is exquisite, and while I have not yet had a chance to take hook to yarn and try out the pattern, I was able to contemplate any of a number of uses, including making a series of the heart and then joining them to form a scarf.

Another project that caught my eye (literally, eye candy) was this box of crocheted chocolates by Michele Wilcox:

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A box of chocolates by Michele Wilcox for Red Heart Yarns

I am a huge fan of Ms. Wilcox and have made her signature Rose Garden Tote on two occasions.

This felted version made from vintage wools and was a gift for my mother:

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My first rendition of Michele Wilcox’s Rose Garden Tote

and this unfelted version made with an assortment of Red Heart Super Saver:

My new crochet rose tote sunning itself on this Valentine's day round up 2012
My new crochet rose tote sunning itself on this Valentine’s day round up 2012

Each bag is awesome in it’s own way, and I expect that once I get started on the crochet box of chocolates, I will find that each piece is filled with it’s own delightful surprises.

5 thoughts on “St. Valentine’s Day round up 2012

  1. this comment has nothing to do with 2-day but i got so excited.. you started something with your “uber-poncho.and love of Grannys!!! They are all over the ‘net in various forms and sizes but wow!!!!!

  2. I made several of the chocolates a couple years ago (and tied them on the mini Christmas tree I hadn’t bothered to take down) – work up fast and fun to try out different color combinations. 🙂

  3. Oh my I love that box of chocolates! I may have to try that one out. And I think it is a GREAT idea to make a scarf out of the hearts! I can picture it in my head, wow that would be sharp!

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