My traditional ‘no surprise’ Valentine gift

27/01/2014 · 0 comments

in Craft,Crochet

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Every year around this time I think of a little practical or quirky something that I would like to make for long suffering Big B. Since the blog started we have had Valentine Monster, I Love You Kitten and last year My Foxy Valentine. None of them were a surprise. I wanted to show you and share the designs on-line. For the second year running I have pre-Valentine idea and then a secret idea which I will share with you after 14th February.

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Aside from my Valentine potholder of last year being ‘VERY PINK’ it has proved to be an absolute boon in the Varnam household. With the up-cycled kitchen I felt another practical pressie was on the cards.

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So I have made a ‘Little corner of my heart’ potholder. A simple but effective design, using dishcloth yarn and some remnants of red cotton.

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I made two squares and sewed them together by edging the squares in double crochet. The great thing about making such a practical gift is that you use it everyday and it is a little reminder of the original sentiment.

Who knows maybe chocolate or a bottle of wine would be preferable? But when those have long hit the dust, this pressie will continue to brighten the kitchen.

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