Keep warm your photo frame!
The crochet photo frame I have designed will keep warm the putto angel my friend Ursula kindly drew for my wedding's invitations. I though the putto angel was cold in this silver frame and he also missed the heart to hit with his bring-love arrow!
Frame size: 20x24 cm with a border of 4 cm.
Yarn: leftoverss orange and white Cervinia Caprice [100% acrylic; 50g / 1 OZ ¾ - 145.45
Materials: tapestry needle, scissors, silver lurex yarn
Hook: US size G/6 – 4 mm
20x24 cm with a border of 4 cm
you do not need a gauge for this project.
Ch156 (the number of ch is calculated on the interior side of the frame border in my case it is 12x17 cm), sl st in first ch to form a rnd shape – take care not to twist the ch!
Rnd 1: ch4 *dc3, dc3tog* end with a sl st in the first dc (that is the 4 ch you have made at the beginning of the rnd)
Rnd 2: ch3, dc2 in next st, *ch4, sk 3 st, sc*
Rnd 3: *ch8, dc2 on the first dc of the previous rnd, dc1, dc2 on the next st*.
Rnd 4: ch7, sc1 in the middle of the 8 ch of the previous rnd, *ch4, dc2, sc1, dc2*.
Rnd 5: ch3, dc2 on the sc of the revious rnd, *ch3, sc1 on the next dc of the previous rnd, ch4,sk st, sc1*, close with a sl st.
Rnd 1: c1, sc2
Rnd 2: c1 sc3 - inc 1 st every rnd until rnd 9. From rnd 10 to rnd 11 you will be crocheting just one side of the top of the heart at a time.
Rnd 10: sk st, sc4 turn (you will complete the left top part of the heart after having closed the right part).
Rnd11: sk, sc3
Repeat rnd 10 and 11 on the other side of the heart.
Sl using white yarn interwowen with silver lurex all aroung the heart.
Finishing: Weave in yarn ends. Sew the heart in a corner of the frame.