Yes, my friends, Friday is finally here and I am ever so ready! This has been an interesting week. Snow (again!). Migraine (me). Stomach Virus (everyone but me). Missed work day (me again). I’m just crossing my fingers I avoid the nasty stomach bug. But the weekend is here and the forecast is bright.
I wanted to stop by and wish everyone a happy, happy weekend and share a card I did for the forum at Serendipity a few weeks back. I crocheted a chain stitch and used it to create my embellishments. Given this is a cheery little card, I thought it fitting to share today as I’m ready to spread a little sunshine, both figuratively and literally…lol!
The technique is really simple. (Please excuse the smaller pics…I’m not getting along with photobucket at the present moment. Resizing issues…grrrrr!)
Begin with a simple chain stitch. Tie a slipknot in the beginning of your yarn strand. (If you don’t know how to do this, a regular knot will work just fine.) Put loop of the knot onto your crochet hook. Wrap yarn once over hook in front of the loop. Pull new loop through first loop on the hook. Repeat until chain becomes the desired length. Cut yarn about two inches after the hook. Pull the strand through the last loop and pull tight.
Once you have created your chain, you can shape it into any design of your choosing. Here is a heart I created for a layout. Begin by punching a heart from a scrap of cardstock.
Add double-sided tacky tape to the punched shape. Wrap the chain around the design…
until the shape is completely covered.
Easy peasy, don’t ya think! Here’s hoping everyone’s weekend is filled with sunshine!!!
Hugs ‘n Love!