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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
new idea for a wedding gift*
I came across two new crochet ideas this week. The
first was an amigurumi house on its own lot with a fence and even a tree. I
supposed it was made to be a decoration that sat on a table or shelf. The other
was a 2-D bird house with a trail of flowers and leaves made to hang on the
wall. I couldn’t decide which one to try first, so I incorporated a touch of
each into a new design that I call Our Home wall hanging. Since this one will
be a gift for Brilee’s and Steven’s wedding, I embroidered their first initials
on the heart. The hardest part of this project was deciding on the colors. I do
not know what the inside of their house looks like, or which colors they prefer
to use. There are so many choices, monochromatic, cool, earthy, calming, bright
and cheery, neutral. The list goes on. I rummaged through my scraps and this is
what I came up with, I hope you like it, too!
Our Home wall hanging Materials needed: a variety of ww yarn, H hook
Half double crochet foundation chain of 21 or chain 24 and half
double crochet in each chain staring in the fourth chain from your hook. Chain
3, turn. Chain 3 counts as a hdc.
Rows1-15: hdc in each st across, ch3, turn. (22st)
Attach yarn to the corner where your decreases started. Sc 2x in
joining st, sc 8x up to hip of roof, 4sc ss, sc 8x, down the other slant of the
roof, 2sc ss, ch1, turn. (24sc)
Row1: 2sc ss, sc in the next 22 sc, 2sc ss in last st. Fasten
off. Attach a different color to right side.
Row2: 2sc ss in joining, sc in next 11 st, 4sc ss, sc 11x, 2sc
ss, ch3, turn.
Row3: hdc in ss as ch3, hdc 14x, 4hdc ss, hdc 14x, 2hdc ss.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Attach “grass” yarn to bottom corner of the house body. This is
the back of your staring chain. Single crochet across, ch3, and turn.
Row1: hdc in ss as ch3, hdc in ea sc across with 2hdc in last
sc, sc1, turn.
Row2: 2sc ss, sc across with 2hdc in last stitch. Fasten off and
weave in ends.
Chimney: Leave a long tail here for sewing chimney to roof.Ch3, 2sc ss in second ch from hook, sc, ch2,
Row1: 2sc ss, sc 2x, ch1, turn. (4sc)
Row2: sc in next 3 st, 2sc in last st, ch1, turn. (5sc)
Rows3-6: sc in ea sc, ch1, turn. Fasten off after last stitch on
row 6. Sew to roof and weave in ends.
Leaf chain: chain 25,
grab a loop from 9sc back, grab another from 9 more back, you should have 3
loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through
last loop. Do not fasten off.
Chain 4o more, count back 8-10sc, grab a loop, count back 8-10sc
more and grab a loop, 3 loops on the hook. Yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and
pull through the last loop. Repeat until you have your desired length. Attach
to middle of the grass.
Door and window
Single crochet foundation row of 5, ch1, turn. (5sc)
Rows1 -5: sc in ea sc, ch1, turn. Ending with a slst on row 5
for the door.
Rows1-3: sc in ea sc, ch1, turn. Ending with a slst on row 3 for
the window.Fasten off, sew to house.
Single crochet foundation row of 8, ch1, turn.
Rows1-2: sc in ea sc, ch1 turn.
In a magic ring, sc6x. Do not slst to join, use a st marker.
Round1:2 sc in ea st. (12sc)
Round2: *sc, 2sc ss, repeat around. (18sc)
Round3: *sc in the next 2 st, 2sc ss, repeat around. (24sc)
Round4: *sc, skip a stitch, 3dc ss, sk st, sc, sk st, 3dc ss,
repeat around. Sew trunk to house, sew foliage on top.
In a magic ring, sc 6x. Do not slst, us a st marker.
Round1:2 sc in ea st. (12sc) Change to a different color in the
last 2 loops.