Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The 2012 Ornament Project ~ February Preview
It's February which means it's time for a February Ornament. I wasn't exactly planning to have my ornaments ready on the first day of each month, but I had a little inspiration this morning. I also wasn't planning to have my ornaments be a reflection of their individual months, but my son insisted that I should make some sort of heart. Inspiration plus insistence equals The Circle of Hearts Ornament.
I could have just crocheted a heart, but let's face it, there are already a lot of free crochet patterns for hearts. It would be hard to come up with something original. I've also never been a big "heart" person. I'm all for love, but I don't tend to buy heart shaped jewelry, figurines and such. So, how does one make a heart, that's not too hearty and a little different from every other heart out there?
I started to think about going three dimensional which is when the ideas began to flow. This six sided, circle of hearts is the result. From the side it looks like a cute little scrunchie. From the top you can see the six rounded tops of the hearts forming a star shape, but if you fold apart the sides, you have an undeniable heart. See? Hearts, but not too hearty.
I'm kind of pleased with February's ornament. I would never have come up with it if my son hadn't requested a heart shape. Sometimes it pays to listen! I have the pattern all worked out. Now I just need a little time to write it down and take a few pictures. Although the finished ornament looks simple enough, I don't know that I could give this ornament an easy rating. You'll need to feel comfortable working in the round and identifying stitches for stitch placement. I think a little previous crochet experience will be helpful with this design.