Here's My Heart Crochet Pattern. It is my Valentine's gift to you.
I have been making these crocheted hearts in various ways for years. I actually stumbled upon the method while I was madly making free form granny squares. I get out scraps of yarn and start out with a basic granny (or not!) and then see where it takes me. That's how these little darlings were born.
So what can you do with the hearts ?
I made this Hearts-n-Lace Garland for my mantelpiece. (The teddies have been vaunted to the status of 'decorative' though I suspect my grandkids will insist they be released for play the next time they visit. )
I used 12 hearts of varying sizes, 2 yards of lace and about 2 1/2 yards of 1/8" wide ribbon.
I threaded the ribbon through the lace and the hearts evenly spacing them using a darning needle. (Instead of a darning needle you could twist the end of a bobby-pin and use it. ---Experience speaking here. 🙂 ) Of course the amount of materials needed would depend on where you wished to hang the garland.
I also sewed two of them together and made a heart pocket to hide a little Valentine's secret in. I appreciate your input, if you have questions or pattern corrections, please let me know!
The free version of the pattern for the small 'Here's My Heart' is below. The premium, ad-free, large print version of the pattern for 'Here's My Heart' with helpful photos and the small, medium and large size hearts is available in my Etsy shop. Enjoy! - Laura
Here's My Heart crochet pattern (Small heart 21/2" finished size)
Laura Hickman copyright 2014 all rights reserved
Materials to make a 2 1/4 inch heart:
Size G (4 mm) crochet hook
size 4 medium weight yarn
(-Or- Experiment with yarn, thread and
hooks to make the heart-size you desire.)
Round 1: Start with a magic ring, chain 3
(this is the 1st dbl ), 2 dbl, ch 2, * 3 dbl,
ch1, 3 dbl, ch2, 3 dbl, ch 1, slip to join to
Round 2: skip 1, then in 2nd st in cluster;
hdc, 3 dbl, hdc, sc, ch 1.
Make custom center stitch: Holding yarn to back of heart, insert hook in 2nd st of chain
2 and continue down into center of heart and bring yarn through the front, pulling up
tightly, ch1. (1st half of heart top complete.)
Skip 1 and then in in 2nd st in cluster; sc, hdc, 3 dbl, hdc. Skip 1, Sc in ch1 space. ( 2nd
half of heart top complete)
Sc in next three sts.
In ch 2 space at bottom of heart: sc, ch 2, sc. (Point at bottom made.)
Sc in next 3 sts, sc in ch 1 space. Slip to first st in round. Finish off. Weave in yarn