We met up with some friends at the weekend, who have been having a rough time. (You may remember me making brownies, as an emergency present for some friends having a rough time-this is still the same friends. It is all a bit pants) And I wanted to take a little pressie to help cheer them up a bit.
So I thought what better than some yummy Rocky Road?
But then I had the now familiar dilemma of what to package it in. Tupperware is very practical, but not very present like. I have some pretty tins that we use for cakes and things, but we use them all the time, and I would have had to bring the tin back home with me. We had no handy cardboard boxes lying around. Hmmmm….
And then I though-jam jars! We have really quite a large stash, so I rooted through to find something suitable. The jar I found was not that big, so I had to pieces of Rocky Road quite small. But hopefully it’s the thought that counts!
And I decorated it with some crocheted hearts I had been practising making the previous evening…
The pattern I used was from Little Birdie Secrets, which I think is an American site. (Just to confuse American crocheting terms and British one’s are different…)
Here is the pattern as written down on the site:
Ch(chain) 4. Work 3 tr (triple crochet) into first ch, 3 dc (double crochet), ch 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr. Ch 3, slip stitch into center and fasten off.
If you ‘Anglicise it’ it is:
Ch 4. Work 3 double treble (dtr) into 1st ch, 3 tr, ch 1, 1 dtr, ch 1, 3 tr, 3 dtr, ch 3, sl st to centre and fasten off.
It also works if you do the original pattern, but using the British stitches, hence the differing sizes in hearts I ended up with!
These are very quick and easy, and would make really cute brooches, or look sweet sewn onto bags/hats etc.
I may make a stash..!