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Stained Glass Cross Ornament


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These cross ornaments make me smile every time I make one, and I have been making them for about 30 years now! Over the years I have tweaked and perfected my pattern, and have developed several different edgings to make each one unique. I include include instructions for 4 different edgings in the pattern. These stained glass crosses are spectacular when worked in variegated thread, starched stiffly, and hung in a window to catch the sun. My pattern also includes my favorite starching method and instructions. These can also be made with solid colors, and/or finished with just a light spray of laundry starch to use as a bookmark. All of the patterns found on Craftsy are available for instant download only. Once you have purchased a pattern it will be immediately added to your Craftsy account where you will have the ability to download it. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY optional- reverse sc stitch for one of the edging variations SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS about 4 inches tall PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Aunt Lydia Classic Crochet Thread Size 10 COLORWAY Mexicana

Supplies Needed

  • 1.5 mm steel crochet hook
  • Size 10 crochet thread in variegated color for body of cross
  • Size 10 or size 3 thread in completing color for edging

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Heritage Heartcraft
Heritage Heartcraft
~Heritage Heartcraft, heirloom quality thread crochet by Cara Louise Reitbauer~ I have been crocheting since about 1974 at age 8 when my mother taught me with regular yarn and larger crochet hooks. A year or so later, she found a bag that had been her mother's which contained some gorgeous doilies her mother had made, along with some skinny crochet thread and some impossibly small steel crochet hooks. I fell in love on the spot, created my very first doily without any pattern by copying one of hers, using her hooks and her thread. I have been designing and crafting small articles such as doilies, coasters, snowflakes and angels ever since! (Although I do confess to using patterns too!) Every time I make something I feel a kinship with the grandmother I was never able to meet, and so her spirit is alive in me- all these years later, and still use her hooks, which are now over 60 years old! I've got sites all over the web! Patterns- Custom Orders- Facebook- Website- Pinterest- Heritage Heartcraft is a proud member of the Mad Mad Makers network: ~Members of the Mad Mad Makers network are dedicated to not only growing their own handcrafted businesses, but also to helping their fellow community members grow theirs. ~Each member is also committed to the true principle of handcrafting- meaning to fashion or make by hand or chiefly by hand processes rather than machine made, being homegrown and homemade. All our members' items are individually handwrought by our shop owners and are not contracted out to any off-site manufacturer. ~For more information about joining our network please see our website at­rmation/ Thank you for stopping in. Love and prayers, Cara Louise