I love mixing up my different crafty hobbies; this one’s card making and crochet.
This is the card I made for my parents wedding anniversary last week. It is based on one I made a while ago, but I made a note of what I did this time so now you can crochet your own! These are great for weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s day, or as appliques for cushions or sweaters.
The card is pretty simple; I used a patterned paper (wallpaper sample, what else?) and then glued my crocheted pieces and stuck them on with Pritt-stick. If you don’t crochet (why not give it a try?) you could cut your letters out of textured paper instead.
Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation)
You will need some stash yarn and a matching hook; I used dk and a size 4.00mm hook. Don’t use anything too chunky unless you are making a giant card!
Tip: when making the letters, try crocheting the sc’s into the back ridge of the chain so that the two loops remain unworked. This makes the edging the same all the way around.
To make the L:
Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch, 3sc in next ch, sc in last 4 sc. Fasten off.
To make the heart:
See my crochet heart motif pattern.
To make the v:
Ch 16, starting in 2nd ch from hook sc in each of next 7 chs, 5sc in next ch, sc in each of last 7 chs, fasten off.
To make the e:
Ch 22, sk 14 sts, sl st into next ch making sure the ch is not twisted. Turn and work 1sc into each st around, fasten off.
To make the !:
For the line, ch 8, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of 7 chs, fasten off.
For the dot, make a magic ring and sc 6 times into it, pull to close. Join with an invisible join, or a sl-st if you prefer. Fasten off.
Downloadable pdf patterns:
Love Card US