Free crochet pattern heart polleviewrap

Free crochet pattern heart polleviewrap

Just because I love to share something with you. The heart suits the slogan “Wrap yourself in love with a #polleviewrap” very well. Hereby a free crochet pattern for the heart on one of your wraps.

What do you need?
  • 3 balls of wool in three different colors
  • Crochet hook 4.5
The base of the heart
  • Chain 3
  • Fasten with a slipstitch in the first stitch
  • chain 1
  • turn your work
  • crochet a double crochet in the next stitch and 2 double crochets in the stitch after that (increase)
  • chain 1
  • turn your work
  • crochet a double crochet in the next 2 stitches and 2 double crochets in the stitch after that (increase)
  • chain 1
  • turn your work
  • crochet a double crochet in the next 3 stitches and 2 double crochets in the stitch after that (increase)
  • chain 1
  • turn your work

Continue until you have the desired width for the heart.

The top of the heart

Then for the two spherical halves at the top, proceed like this:

Crochet a double crochet in every stitch until halfway down the heart. It can help to double-fold the heart so you’re sure you hit the half way point.

If you are halfway, turn your work (without chaining 1) and crochet a double crochet in every stitch all the way back to the edge of the heart. (decrease)

Turn around (without chaining 1) and crochet back along the heart. (decrease)

Keep going like this.

If you keep going like this the heart will end in a point, but there is another way:

Continue until you have a straight bit of 4 stitches left . Cut the yarn. The top of the heart is then flat.

Attach the yarn to the corner where the second round bit is going to be made. Crochet the same way back and forth with double crochet’s until both have the same size and height as the first one. cut of the yarn. The base of the heart is now ready.

The decoration of the edges

For the scalloped edge, I usually choose a different color, but you can also make it in the same color.

Begin at the tip of the heart, attach the thread. Crochet 6 treble’s in the second stitch from the hook. (You skip a stitch) fasten with a slipstitch in the second stitch (skip a stitch again) This is your first scallop. Crochet all the way around the heart this way

I crochet all the way around (with double crochet’s) my hearts with glittery yarn for that special effect.

Have fun with making these hearts.

For the wrap itself you can find a tutorial in my Etsy shop. The button below gets you there.

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Workshop crochet at the farm (BoerenBed)

Last Saturday I gave a crochet workshop on a special location: a farm.  I have known Boer Henk from’ Hoeve Wesselink’ for 7 years now and come back yearly to ‘refuel’. You stay in a tent, but it’s more glamping! Not just a tent, but one of BoerenBed.
These are tents that are fully furnished for 6 people. But what I think is the best: there is no gas and no electra. I can hear you think, what about the cooking? And my phone? Well, You cook on a wood fire and in the evening
the whole tent is romantically lit by candlelight. If you sit outside by the fire at night and hear the children’s giggles from the bed, that’s one of those lucky moments that I cherish. But it is also great fun with a couple of friends. You’re pace slows down immediately and your only real worry is the fire. The farmer has free wood in a shack with you can grab when you need it. Also a fantastic thing is that Henk has set those tents on the edge of a forest line where you can build huts, race with a skelter, swing high, or just enjoy the quietness and the birds. The freshly laid eggs at breakfast are also special and fantastic to bake on the fire. Although we usually make pancakes, because by the time the water boils we are hungry again.

(pictures by www.sungiphotography.nl)

And for 7 years I have been going to this easy going farmer Henk and his wife Margriet, and this year for the first time I would be giving a crochet workshop. Margriet has often seen me being creatively busy. For example, there was one year I crocheted funny colourful beanies to go with Henk’s blue overalls in wintertime. But also as a joke one  year:  I tried to be the first at the chickenpenn to grab an egg. I would crochet a gold sack around it and put it back in the penn. Then the waiting started for one of the children to arrive. Their eyes were big as saucers when they saw a gold egg!! Beautiful, and great fun.
This year I made a dreamcatcher for them. It hangs at the entrance of the forest because  beautiful dreams are made in that forest. I can hardly think of a nicer place.

And so now a crochet workshop. Ten ladies came in on Saturday morning with bags of wool and expectations. First of all, after some chitchat, I showed the ladies where toilet was: in my tent. As a result, they could see how nice it is to rent a tent there. Also explained the operation of the heart. Inside the door is a cut out ​​heart with a slider behind it. Is the toilet occupied: slider in front of the heart which turns the heart red. I always find it a very nice detail in that tough tent. There was also a lady who announced from the bridge whilst walking to the tent: that camping was really not something for her, oh no she would not be found dead in a tent… but once we turned the corner the first thing she said was: ahh but this is great!! We can stay here with friends, how many peolple fit in one tent???? 🙂

Once back at the tables, everyone soon found a place and we could start crocheting. The weather was great so we could sit outside. There was a nice refreshing breeze and on the picnic tables I had laid down a set of wraps and color combinations for inspiration.
Soon everyone was busy and chatting happily. Together we crocheted a flower and talked about the variations that might be possible. It’s always fun to see how different everyone crochets, and makes different color choices. A lot can be learned from  each other. Very valuable.
Eventually everyone eagerly went home full of inspiration and itchy hands wanting to get on with it as fast as they could
What a nice group of ladies!

At this location, I will give workshops more often, keep an eye on the site.

Lots of love
Pollevie

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New designs #polleviewrap

You must have noticed that I am making and designing a lot of new crochetwork. I was inspired by Asia  and crocheted a kimono. Ideal as an extra layer over a summer dress or over your bikini at the beach or pool . I’m busy with the pattern for this eye-catcher. Soon available in my Etsy shop.

In addition, I wanted to make something else besides flowers on my colorful .

Spring is my favorite season. You can go outside again and everything begins to grow and bloom. I can also enjoy those moments when you can eat outside or drink a cup of tea and hear the birds whistle. That was it! I tried to crochet a branch and place it on a wrap. I managed to do so and loved it! The design has been improved in the meanwhile. The branch has side branches and really looks like a tree branch where blossom grows and birds perch down after a morning flight. Perfect for those cooler evenings if you can sit outside, or in the morning when you ride your bike. Those birds are so nice to crochet. The difference in yarn makes them all unique and different. Soft fluffy wool for the wings. Shiny yarn for the beak and the eye. Bobbly yarn for the body. Nice to experiment with and ideal for finishing your ‘leftovers’

Because of my love for crocheting, the idea  to make a very big heart for the middle of the wrap was one that popped up in my mind. Of course with glittery edge. Where would we be without glitter. Straightaway They were  a success! The first one had already been sold before i had finished it. ‘Wrap yourself in love ‘ is a beautiful quote for these shawls. They are made with love and radiate it too. They will keep you warm with love and it’s a beautiful unique extension to your wardrobe.

Wrap yourself in love !! ❤️

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Photoshoot Mantingerzand

My boyfriend likes to take pictures. And that comes in handy sometimes 😊. Last weekend I spent it with him in the beautiful province of Drenthe.

The landscape is so different from where I live in the West of Holland.  More natural and wide open spaces. Bit rugged plains with old trees, heaths, sheep and woodland forest as intended. The farms look different too with thatched roofes and big wooden doors.  Very cool to take pictures.

ollevie wrap omslagdoek photoshoot Mantingerveld

So with two bags full of shawls and a vague description of an unknown piece of Drenthe we left Sunday morning to do a photoshoot to the small village ‘Mantingen’ . It was drizzling a bit but that did not spoil the fun.

We got this tip from a lady who described the site as “magical and rugged” . As soon as I heard that I wanted to see it!.

From a small country road you first drive through those typical Drenthe villages with large wooden farmhouses, each one breathtakinh in itself. And then suddenly there was the ‘Mantingerzand’ . Yellow tall grass waving gently in the wind and scattered like confetti were ancient juniper trees / shrubs. Very characteristic for the sand they grow on.

Two bags full of wraps , and off we went. Through the rain sometimes mossy surface which was slippery and you had to be very careful where you walked. After a small hill and a curve there was an open field. Breathtaking. Especially because the weather was a little hazy Idd it was a magical atmosphere. Perfect for my colorful shawls.

The polleviewrap ‘s are the best enjoyed if you spread your arms and hold them against your back for a photo. So you see how big it is and how it looks overall.  So those are a bit standard poses. And as we hoped , the colors really stood out in this rugged poece of nature. Luckily it stopped drizzling so we had the time to take pictures of all the wraps  in different  poses, and also enjoy the beautiful nature. Here we’ll be back again in another season for some more awesome pictures.

Enjoy!

Love,
Pollevie

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Crocheting is fun to do!

What could be finer than the morning at the weekend with a cup of hot herbal tea just take the time to crochet? Or in the evening when the kids are in bed. The great thing about crocheting is that you can do it anywhere. At the gym class of my daughter, or at the pool during swimming lessons. But also in the car during a car trip is going fine. I fill the entire glove compartment and side compartment in the door with crazy colors of wool. Even the car looks much happier. Crocheting gives me rest and relaxation, but on the other hand offers enough room to my creativity.

Kids coloring at the table Crocheting in the garden

It is never boring. If I don’t feel to crochet a new shawl, I can make some flowers for the center. Then you also get more directly a picture/idea how a new shawl will be. If I crochet the green leaves for between flowers. The shawl is very alternate to make. Not one is the same. That’s because the various types and colors of wool, but also because you can vary in the types of flowers. For example, in the amount of leaves, with or without stamens, glitter thread or not, the variations are endless.

Crocheted shawls in Italy

There is much love and attention into making these shawls. Sometimes you have a moment when you do not really know how to proceed. Then it helps to put anything away and move on to another project or to complete another. Later on if I see the unfinished shawl again I usually succeed. Wool for the clothes I buy at shops, but I also get a lot of wool of people who know that I crochet. Even tiny scraps of wool I can use for example the flowers. That makes the picture interesting to the eye.

Crocheting table at the campsite

 

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