Power of art & craft

We have been shocked by the devastating attack on two mosques in Christchurch last Friday. New Zealand is mourning and pulling together in grief.

I noticed how powerful messages of pictures, drawings and art and craft have been on social media to help people express their feelings.

My way of getting my head and heart around what happened is picking up my crochet hook. Making white crochet hearts, symbolising the lost lives.

Here’s the pattern for you.

Kia kaha,

Monique

#50lives #theyareus #love #newzealand #christchurch

Small heart

Make a magic ring (or crochet 6 chain stitches and make into a ring with a slipstitch back in the first chain stitch).

Round 1: Chain 3, do not crochet over your loose end.

Crochet into the magic circle:

3 trebles, 4 double crochet, 1 treble, 4 double crochet, 3 trebles, chain 3.

Slip stitch in the ring.

If you want a bigger heart, continue with the medium heart pattern. If not, cut of yarn, keep it at 10 cm length, pull the starting string closing the centre of the heart. Tie both strings tight together.

Medium heart

Round 1: Make round 1 from the little heart pattern above, don’t cut the yarn at the end.

Round 2: Chain 3,

In the first treble make: 1 single crochet, 1 half double crochet.

In the 2nd treble make: 3 half double crochet.

In the 3rd treble make: 2 half double crochet.

Single crochet in each of the following 4 double crochet.

In the treble of round 1 make: a double crochet, ch1, double crochet.

Make 4 single crochet.

In first treble make: 2 half double crochet.

In the second treble make: 3 half double crochet.

In the 3rd treble make: 1 half double crochet, 1 single crochet.

chain 3 and slipstich in the magic circle. If you want to make a bigger heart, continue with Big Heart. If not, pull both ends tight and knot together.

Big Heart

Make the medium heart and add on with the following round.

Round 3: Ch4, make on the first hdc ( skipping the first SC of round 2): 1sc, 1 hdc.

Make 2 hdc on the next,

Make 2 hdc on the next.

Make 3 hdc, 5 sc.

In the ch1 from round 2 make: 1dc, 1ch, 1 dc.

Make 5 SC, 3 hdc.

Make 2 hdc on the next.

Make 2 hdc on the next.

Make 1 hdc, 1 sc on the next. Make 4ch, Slipstitch in the closing slipstitch of round 2.

TIP: Make two hearts and crochet both heart together with a slip stitch leave a little opening to fill the hearts with cotton balls or left over yarn/loose ends.

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