I saw this: How to Crochet a Heart and decided that I could make some pretty cute stuff with hearts. Normally, I'm not a "heart person." By that I mean that I've never been particularly attracted to the design... but sometimes I just get in a mood for something and I can't get enough of it. And with Valentine's day coming, I thought I might make some garlands and such for my Widgetorium.
I did find that the yarn I used made the holes in the center too big, so I adjusted the pattern (which made it easier and faster to make). This is a great way to use those little balls of yarn you might have sitting around. Here is the pattern (with picture guides for the stitches).
Crochet Heart Pattern
- crochet hook (you might need to play with size, based on your yarn, I used a size F)
- 1 1/2 yards of Yarn (I used red heart acrylic yarn, it takes about 50" but I rounded up. The amount/size/finished product will be slightly different, depending on what you use)
All stitches are worked into the first chain.
Chain (Ch) 4
Work 2 Triple Crochet (tr) into the first chain
Work 2 Double Crochet (dc) into the first ch
1 tr into first ch
2 dc into first ch
2 tr into first ch
slip stitch into first ch and fasten off
Pull the two ends tight
Flatten out the heart and you're done!
Hopefully the pictures and instructions made sense, I figured out how to do it from this video. From there, you can make all kinds of things with these. Here is one example: