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Spring in the desert & a new pattern release

Good morning boho muses! It's spring here in the desert and it is gorgeous. All the cactus are blooming, my rose bushes and geraniums are going nuts, the heat's cranking up, the sun is shining and life is good. 

All of this has inspired my new pattern: the Spring in the Desert Shawl. I love this shawl because it's light, airy, pretty & girly, so boho.....it's the perfect festival shawl or wrap for a summer night.

I've worked it up on Lion Brand Mandala 'Pixie' for the pattern since I love the southwest colors, light feel & ease of washing of it, but the fun thing about this shawl is that it looks gorgeous in any DK or worsted weight yarn. I also worked one up on Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball 'Cleansing Quartz' which has a a lovely drape and a silvery thread that adds sparkle. And I'm finally working up one for myself in Cascade Sun Seeker 'Dark Turquoise' which also has a silvery thread. Can't wait to show you that one!

You can grab the pattern on Ravelry or in my  etsy shop.  The two demo shawls are also available there and just to say thank you to all the boho mamas of all kinds for Mother's Day, I have a free shipping code through the end of May - BOHOMAMA. 

If you make your own Spring in the Desert, be sure to make a project page on Ravelry and tag it #bohoheartlove on instagram (or tag me @bohoheartknits) so I can see your gorgeous crocheting and styling! I'd love to see them all! Happy making!

 

Happy Valentine's Day

I love hearts and was looking for the perfect little heart motif to use to make a garland. I found it at Crochet Tea Party here.  I used scraps of cotton and acrylic worsted weight yarn and a size H hook. Once I had enough hearts, I used ribbon scraps and yarn scraps to make the little tassels on the bottom. Just take a piece of ribbon (or I used 3 strands of yarn) and tie a slip knot with it on onto the bottom point of each heart.

 

Here's how I joined the hearts:  slip stitch in the middle of the 11 treble stitches on the right side of the first heart, then chain 10 stitches. Join with a slip stitch into the middle of the 11 treble stitches on the left side of the same heart. Chain 10 stitches, then repeat on next heart as for first heart. Keep going with 10 chain stitches in between each heart until you've got all your hearts joined. Easy!

If you have any questions let me know! Lotsa love! 

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