Like most of you I am in utter shock and dismay over this weekend's events in Orlando. A resident of Orlando for over 20 years, this tragedy really hit home since it was right in my backyard. Orlando is a great place to live and raise my family, it's a huge melting pot of wonderful cultures and great people I love calling it home.
I also lost 2 co-workers in the massacre and my work is having a vigil on Thursday. Although I had no direct connection with either victim, we mourn their loss as part of our family. I crocheted this garland for my cube, it's the very least I can do to show I am Orlando Proud and Orlando Strong. I donated blood 3 weeks ago and my son donated 5 weeks ago so we missed out on that opportunity for support.
If anyone wants the heart pattern it's real simple
Round 1: 10 HDC in a magic ring, join
Round 2: ch2, 1 HDC in same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around (20 stitches)
Round 3: ch 2, 1 HCD in same stitch, *1 DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch* repeat around, join (30 stitches)
Round 4: see below diagram
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