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 have a few more things in the works and will put up the pictures as quickly as I can.
This is the first time I've ever attempted to write down a pattern for others to use. So, if you have questions or corrections, please let me know!
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Note: 02/10/2014: Corrections and improvements have been made to the pattern and it is now downloadable in pdf format. --Laura