January-February 2011

Love Bugs

love bugs

You can’t help but say “awww” when you see these adorable ladybugs—the perfect Valentine gift for kids.
By Ana Paula Rimoli

RED HEART Super Saver, 7oz/198g skeins, each approx 364yd/333m (acrylic)
•1 ball #312 Black (A)
•1 ball #319 Cherry Red (B)
•1 ball #360 Café (C)
•1 ball #373 Petal Pink (D)
•1 ball #722 Pretty ’n Pink (E)
•1 ball #624 Tea Leaf (F)
Note: One ball of each color will make multiple love bugs.

•Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
or any size to obtain correct gauge

•Stitch markers
•Red and brown embroidery fl oss
•Embroidery needle
•Polyester fiberfill
•Plastic safety eyes—9mm
•Small piece of white felt (for whites of eyes)
•Small piece of tan felt (for heart embellishment)
•Yarn needle

Love bugs measure approx 6.5"/16.5cm tall

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