Valentine day is approaching. I use this opportunity to show my love to my children, my mum and friends.This cosy is made to fit small vase, you could make it to fit around a candle, mug ,glass.It could be used as a coaster, place mats , dishcloths I guess what I'm trying to say is that you can use it for just about anything you like.
By alternating the red and white yarn it seems to make the red pop out and the shell pattern resembles love hearts to me. The following pattern is for my vase,to give you some idea of size ,it will be half the size of a dishcloth.
red dk cotton
white dk cotton.
Chain 32, in red yarn
Foundation row. (ws)
1dc into 2nd ch from hook *miss 2ch, 5tr into next ch, miss 2ch, 1dc into next ch, rep from * to end, turn
Join in white and work in pattern thus;
RS using white yarn 3ch acts a tr, 2tr into dc at base of 3ch ,*miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 2tr, 5tr into next dc rep from*to last 6st, miss 2tr, 3tr into next dc, turn.
using red 1ch(does not count as a st), 1dc into 1st tr, *miss 2tr. 5tr into next dc, miss 2tr. 1dc into next tr, rep from * to end ,turn.
These two rows form the love heart pattern repeat them to desired length. I stopped at row 10. You will have a lovely scalloped edging.Weave in all the ends and seam together.