Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Picot Edge Heart - Day 30 IBGHD 2020

 


Good morning all!

Well, this month has really flown by hasn't it! It seems like only yesterday I was posting the first pattern for the month, and here we are on the last already. 

I hope everyone has thoroughly enjoyed making hearts instead of hats this year. It's been different, but a good different. 

As we wrap everything up, I want to take a moment to thank you all for joining in, and making such a huge impact in the lives of so many people. Truly, you are all such amazing people. The amount of love and support your hearts will bring those who are breaking will be incredible. Thankyou. 

So I guess lets get onto the last pattern, and at the bottom of the page here I'll add in all the charities and their postal details again so you can find them easily. Here we go!





Picot Edge Heart

You will need to colours of yarn for this heart, one for the heart itself and one for the edge. 

1: Ch5, join to the first ch to make a ring

2: Into the ring, ch3, dc, ch4, 2dc, ch4, 2dc, ch4, 2dc, ch4, join to the top of the starting ch3

3: Ch1, sc in the same st, sc in the next st, in the ch4 space (2sc, ch2, 2sc), *sc in the next 2 sts, in the next ch4 space (2sc, ch2, 2sc)*, repeat *to* twice more, join to the first sc.

4: Slst in the first 4 sts, slst in the ch2 space, sk the next 3 sts and in between the 3rd and 4th st make 10 trc, slst in the next ch2 space, sk 3 sts, between the 3rd and 4th sts make 10 trc, slst into the next ch2, end off.

5: With a contrasting colour, join in the slst between the top of the heart humps, sc in the next st, *ch3, slst into the first ch, sc in the next 2 sts*, repeat around, sc to last st, join with a slst to the starting join. End off and weave in tails.

Size Notes:
3.5mm hook + 8ply = 10cm heart
2.0mm hook + 4ply = 7cm heart





What next?

Over the next few days we'll spend time finishing up our hearts, weaving in edges and reflecting.
On October 15th, international pregnancy and infant loss day, we remember all the babies and post our hearts to one of the organisations listed below. Its ok if you can't post on the 15th and do it earlier or later, given how difficult it is right now with the pandemic situation, we all know timelines are a bit out the window. That is totally ok. 

This year I will be asking everyone to send me a tally and any photos for a round up video using email and THIS FORM HERE so please have a look :) Even if you don't want to send photos, please fill in the form, this is how we are keeping tally of the heart numbers this year. 

Again, thankyou for joining in. I hope everyone enjoyed the drive this year, and I look forward to next year and whatever it brings for the next IBGHD. <3 


Australia

Chance's Clothes Project
c/- Cowra Neighbourhood Centre
15 Vaux St
Cowra NSW 2794



Europe

Sleeping Beauties 
29 chilton avenue 
Sittingbourne 
Kent
ME10 4TB



United States

Anencephaly Hope
304 N E Street
Louisiana, Missouri
63353
USA



Project Robby
P.O. Box 783 
Goddard, KS 67052
USA





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In honour of the babies we did not get to hold, those we got to hold but couldn't keep and those that only got to stay for a short while. 

Frankie, Alice, Robin, Sasha, Jesse, Nora. 
Forever loved.
















Friday, September 25, 2020

Puff Heart

 


Hello lovelies!

Today's pattern is an adaptation of the flay lay heart from earlier in the month. By making 2 hearts, and adding a new edge, we can put 2 flat lays together with some stuffing to make a more puffy 3D heart! How cute!

Like all heart patterns, you are free to pick your own yarn weight and hook size for these, but being stuffed, I suggest a smaller hook so stuffing doesn't peak through. 

Puff Heart

1: Ch2, sc in the 1st ch

2: Ch1, turn, 2sc in the st - 2

3: Ch1, turn, 2sc in each st - 4

4: Ch1, turn, 2sc in the first st, sc in the next 2 sts, 2sc in the last st - 6

5: Ch1, turn, 2sc in the first st, sc in the next 4 sts, 2sc in the last st - 8

6: Ch1, turn, sc in each st across - 8

7: Ch1, turn, 2sc in the first st, sc in the next 6 sts, 2sc in the last st - 10

8: Ch1, turn, sc in each st across - 10

9: Ch1, turn, sk the first 2 sts, 6dc in the next st, sk 1 st, slst in the next st, sk 1 st, 6dc in the next st, sk the next 2 sts, slst in the last st. End off.

Make a total of 4 hearts to sew together.

Place 2 hearts together, wrong sides facing. All stitches in this round will be made through both hearts.

10: Using a contrasting colour, join the yarn at the bottom point of the heart with a slst, (sc, ch3, sc) in the same st to make the bottom point of the heart, sc evenly up the side of the heart for 8 sc, when you reach the dc section of the heart, sc in the first st, 2sc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 sts, slst in the next 4 sts, sc in the next 2 sts, 2sc in the next 2 sts, * stop here and lightly stuff your heart*, sc in the next 8 st, join to the first sc.