Creative Friday and a Rectangle Heart Pattern

Dear friends,

Thank you all so much for your very kind thoughts and prayers over the last few days. You have given our family such wonderful support and love, you have carried me through such tremendous sadness over the passing of my beloved dad. Our family has come together and it has been so lovely to share this time with them… I am so very blessed to know all of you, I can’t say thank you enough…

I have been knitting and knitting and we are still going forward with our recovery blanket, we are knitting it in honour of my dad and will be giving the blanket to my dear mom so that she can wrap herself in it and remember their love…

As I can’t share the vintage pattern that we have been knitting from  a magazine, I have designed a piece that is exactly the same size and will share the pattern below and will fit beautifully with the other pieces.

Thank you so much to everyone who wrote to me by email and on Facebook requesting the pattern to contribute to this special project. I am adding my postal address below, so if you feel you would like to add a piece, we would be very honored to include it.

Postal Address:

Linda Dawkins

PO Box 15671

Farrarmere

1518

South Africa

PS I have added a new Heart pattern here.

Heart Blanket Square:

Materials:

4mm needles

Aran weight wool in any colour of the rainbow:)

Love

 

Pattern:

Cast on 25 stitches

Rows 1-6: Knit in garter stitch

Row 7: Knit 11, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 12

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: Knit 10, knit 2 tog, yarn over,  knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 10.

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Knit 9, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 9.

Row 12: Knit

Row 13: Knit 8, knit 2 tog, yarn over,  knit 5, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 8.

Row 14: Knit

Row 15: Knit 7, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 7, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 7.

Row 16: Knit

Row 17: Knit 6, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 9, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 6.

Row 18: Knit

Row 19: Knit 5, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 11, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 5.

Row 20: Knit

Row 21: Knit 4, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 13, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Row 22: Knit

Row 23: Knit 4, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 13, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Row 24: Knit

Row 25: Knit 4, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 13, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 4.

Row 26: Knit

Row 27: Knit 5, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 5, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 4, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 5.

Row 28: Knit

Row 29: Knit 7, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 1, knit 2 tog, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 tog, knit 7.

Rows 30-35: Knit

Cast off

(If you find any errors, please do let me know and I will change them accordingly)

Welcome to Creative Friday!

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

 

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,
xo
Linda

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12 Responses to Creative Friday and a Rectangle Heart Pattern

  1. TheSittingTree August 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    What a wonderful gift of love. I’m sure it will help in the grieving process.

  2. Marie August 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Lovely, cheers Marie

  3. Jazz August 31, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  4. Lori August 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Marie,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. How wonderful that you will be giving the recovery blanket to your mom–I’m sure that she will feel the love that you knit into the blanket. Take care and thank you so much for hosting this event today. Thanks and aloha, Lori

  5. Marianne August 31, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    I’m in the midst of a major RA hit, have not been able to knit for almost 2 weeks, hopefully I will be back on the needles soon, would love to make at least one square for your blanket..praying I won’t be too late. Keeping you and yours surrounded in prayers. Marianne

  6. a soulful life August 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    What a beautiful idea for your Mom 🙂
    Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  7. Alessandra September 1, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    I send you more hugs, xxx Alessandra

  8. Paola Santini September 1, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    E’ bellissimo pensare di racchiudere i ricordi della tua mamma in questa coperta, spero che si avvolgerà in essa e potrà sentirsi meno triste. Per me è un pò complicato far arrivare un rettangolo fino lì da te, te lo mando con il pensiero.
    Un bacio alla tua mamma. Ciao

  9. emma September 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Linda, I would love to knit a square for your mothers blanket, if I get going on it this weekend and mail it too you monday morning, do you think it would arriving in time for you to use it?

  10. Aleta @ Hinterland Mama September 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    That really is such a stunning square.
    I LOVE hearts (as many of us do *smile*).
    Simplicity is often the most stylish ღ

  11. Lisa L September 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Oh Linda, I’m so sorry to hear the news about your dad. We’ve just gotten our power back on after Hurricane Isaac came through and when I checked to see how things are, I was so shocked to read of his passing. What a handsome man he is and I know your family will miss him terribly. I will be praying for you and your mom and your family as you grieve and support one another. I know the blanket will always be a source of comfort for you all. May you feel the strength and caring sent out to you from all across the world. Hugs from across the pond . . .

  12. Lisa L September 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    And, Linda, I noticed on your address that you live in Farrarmere. When we lived in Joburg, we lived in Dawnview and my husband pastored a church in Primrose. When we were back in SA for a few months in 2010, we stayed in Northmead right off Great North Road and my husband guest pastored a church that was somewhat between Northmead and Kempton Park. It’s a small world!

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