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Get Involved with Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day...

I bet a few of you have just rolled your eyes and did a big sigh when I mentioned Valentine's Day...

But bear with me...

I know some of you think that this day is completely pointless and it is just a big commercial stunt and money making machine (yes that was me too) and if you love somebody you shouldn't wait until this day and you should say that you love them every day.... But really? Do you?
When was the last time you stopped, grabbed your husband/wife, gave them a sloppy kiss and said "I love you"?
When was the last time you called your mum and dad and told them you loved them?
When was the last time you grabbed your kids after they completely trashed the house and told them how much you loved them?


I know it is easy to get distracted by every day life and how busy we are with running the house, working in a full time job, running a business or being a full time mum...

So let's look at Valentine's Day differently this year!

No I'm not going to run to the shop and buy every box of chocolates and 20 stuffed teddy bears...
I want to make a change and I hope you will help me!

Let's stop for 1 hour on Valentine's day and do something different...
Tell your other half how much you love them and how much they still mean to you!
Call your parents and tell them how much you still love and need them even though you are all grown up!
Grab your kids, sit on the sofa and have a big bowl of ice cream BEFORE dinner together!
You know that little old lady that lives down the road who lost her husband a while ago and doesn't see her kids and grandkids very often, I'm sure she would appreciate a chat and a cuppa!

You can also get involved with a little project organised by @sweet_sharna over on Instagram. She had a fab idea of making a heart and leaving it somewhere in public place on 14th February for someone to find! I think this is a great idea and I'm definitely going to get involved! Head over to Instagram and check out #leavealittleheart

I've made the quickest heart ever and I'm going to share the pattern with you so you really have no excuses not to get involved!
Why not get inspired and use this little heart and make someone a handmade Valentine's card? It really is very simple!

MATERIALS
-any yarn will do, I used DK
-3.5 mm crochet hook or appropriate size hook for the yarn you are using
-tapestry needle
-scissors


STITCHES (UK TERMS)
ch- chain stitch
dc- double crochet
tr- treble crochet
sl st- slip stitch

PATTERN
Chain 6.
Row 1-starting into 2nd ch from hook, 5 dc, turn. [5 dc]
Row 2- ch 1 (doesn't count as a st), 1 dc across, turn. [5 dc]
Row 3- Row 5- repeat Row 2
Row 6- miss 2 dc, 9 tr in next, sl st to last dc of the row, turn your work 90 degrees right and continue working down the side into end stitch of row, miss 2 sts, 9 tr into end st of 3rd row, sl st to end st of 1st row. [18 tr]
Fasten off.

I really hope you will get involved this Valentine's day. I'd love to see your makes so pop over to Instagram and tag @bluestarcrochet in your posts.

Lots of love
-Veronika x


Comments

  1. What a nice idea....
    I will join. Thank you for sharing that easy-quick pattern.
    Now I can make a few and the kids can join and leave some at there schools or on the way there :)

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