…. who just left from Mozambique this last Saturday!
Kimberly, or Kim, as all of her friends here are calling her, spent her last 20 years (!!!) in Africa, the last 5 of which here in Maputo!
As her new post is Copenhagen (Denmark), Ann (another dear friend of mine here in Maputo) and I decided to prepare for Kim and her family (2 twin daughters and her husband) a gift that could be a kind of link between Africa and Denmark ….
… as we knew, Ann and I, for sure Africa will be always in Kim's heart, so I had the idea to crochet 4 Danish Hearts (free pattern found here : thank you so much, Allison for the kind sharing!) …
I was really excited how they were coming out !!! The pattern is really easy to follow (<3) and I choose to work with some chunky yarns and a 5,5mm hook to reach a very squishy effect!!!
The only thing I really "hated" was the sewing part … even if I had only to attach the handles (the hearts are useful pockets for small gifts to put in!) and to fix the weaved sides … but I did it !!! Phew!
You have to crochet 2 identical pieces and one handle for each heart …
… and just fold equally the two parts, so that you can weave them together and obtain gorgeous hearts (in the free pattern there is even a scheme that shows you how to do all that!) …
After the weaving, I crocheted eventually the handles ….
… and after the sewing, the Danish Crochet Hearts pockets were ready …..
Ann chose the little gifts to put in each heart (some african art crafts), so the link was made and we were able to gift them to Kim and her family : she was really moved and we were, too …
If you like a quick read about the origin of the Danish Hearts tradition, please read here !
If you are interested in more related crafts with Danish Hearts (not only crochet !), find more activities over Pinterest !!! Have fun !!!
Today Links : Craft Schooling Sunday and Oktober Link Party part 1