Hearts in a String
I love to make up stitches to make new patterns look new.This time I created a chain of puff stitch hearts which, if made long enough, will look like a puff cableforming hearts. it would look wonderful on a purse, tote bag or a top for that matter.I used a worsted weight acrylic yarn and a size h hook, but it could be easily made using worsted weight cotton as well.I am going to try to include a picture of a swatch of the pattern plus a graphed version of the pattern, in the graph the "Xs" are the puff sts and the white spaces are the dc sts. The graph is just to give you an idea of how a string of these hearts would look.
Here is the pattern:
Special st: Puff Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same stitch and draw up a loop again) do this twice; thread over and draw through all 7 loops on hook - puff st made.
With worsted weight yarn and crochet hook size H (I used Red Heart Cherry Red)
Note: Ch 3 counts as 1s dc throughout.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch across. (18 dc made). Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, 1 puff st in each of next 2 sc, 1 dc in each of last 8 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: 1 dc in each of first 6 dc, 1 puff st in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 puff st in next dc, 1 dc in each of last 7. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4: 1 dc in each of first 5 dc, puff st in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 puff st in next dc, 1 dc in each of last 6 dc, ch 3, turn.
Row 5: 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 1 puff st, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 puff st, 1 dc in each of last 5 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 6: 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 puff st, 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, 1 puff st, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7: Rep row 6 one more time. Ch 3, turn.
Row 8: 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 puff st, 2 dc, 1 puff st, 2 dc, 1 puff st, 2 dc, 1 puff st, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 9: 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 puff st in each of next 3 stitches, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 puff st in each of next 3 sts, 1 dc in each of last 5 dc. Ch 3, Turn.
Rows 10 to 19: Rep rows 1 to 9 to produce a "chain" of hearts. If you only want to make a block, then stop with row 9.
Let me know if you used this pattern and what you made with it. Please don not post in your webite or blog without my permission.
Pattern checked and clarified, March 2011.
Even if you don't like eggplants, these are so tasty, you'll love them!
1 medium eggplant, peeled, seeded and cubed1 Tsp. sweet paprika powder1/c up onion, chopped1/2 tsp. garlic powder1 Roma tomato, chopped4 strips of Anaheim or any sweet green pepper174 tsp. Italian Seasoning1 cup breadcrumbs (you could make your own by toasting and then pulverizing whole grains pread slices in your belnder or food processor, measure them in pulverized form not in bread cubes)2 tsp. wheat germ3 tsp. flour
Put in a blender the eggplant cubes, the onion, pepper and tomato with a little water and process till smooth. Pour into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.Form into patties. In a skillet, cook them till golden brown on each side. Serve with sauce or gravy or use for sandwiches or as a substitute for burgers or cumble them into pasta sauce. You can change the shape and make them into meat balls. You canalso use them in wappers and tortillas.Amount the recipe yields depends on size of patties.
Variation:Substitute the strips of green pepper for 1/4 cup diced celeryadd 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely minced- Add these to the tomato and eggplant when you blend till smooth, proceed as before.
This recipe comes from our kitchen and was first posted online at a vegan/vegetarian group I used to have.
If yoiu're a vegan, you can get many other scrumptious recipes that are good for your body and you for tastebuds at my blog Delicioso, Another Name for Delicious (English language).
Years ago we had a neighbor who wasn't a vegan nor a vegetarian, but she wanted to save on groceriesand she took up eating like this after she learned in our kitchen how to prepare some of these recipes,and was able to save money for a nice long vacation in Europe (and she ate ever day. . .)
"Love is power." RH
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