Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Easy Crochet Heart

I know some of you are sick of seeing hearts now that Valentine's Day is now over. However, I wanted to share this because it really wasn't for Valentine's day. I was experimenting with a easy crochet heart pattern that I found. I made some of my own changes and then turned it into a garland for my daughter's bedroom.

Easy Crochet Heart
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Here is the link to the original pattern, Large Lacy Heart. Also, if you are into looking for some more patterns for crochet, be sure to check out the site. I must warn you, you could spend hours looking because there is so many patterns.

Easy Crochet Heart
Photo Source: Creative Mess
Easy Crochet Heart
Photo Source: Creative Mess
My daughters room is kinda blah. I really wanted to do something to make it girly and colorfull. As you can see outside there is no sun and there is snow. It has been grey for days, really depressing. I am so ready for the warm weather! How about you? So I came up with this cute heart garland. I finished it last night and hung it up while she was sleeping, so that she could wake up to this surprise.


Like I said, I found the original pattern here. Below is what I did with my changes for the easy crochet heart.


Abbreviations:

hdc = Half double Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
sc = Single Crochet

Supplies:

two colors of worsted yarn: I used Lily Sugar' n Cream Rose Pink and Yellow Sunshine



Crochet Hook 5.50 mm


Color 1


Round 1: Ch-4, join with slip stitch to first Ch to form ring; Ch - 1; [ 3 hdc in ring, Ch - 2 ] 4 times; join with slip stitch to the first hdc. You should have a total of 12 hdc and 4 Ch - 2 spaces

Round 2: [ 9 dc in center hdc of the next 3-hdc group, slip stitch in the Ch - 2 space ] 2 times; sc in next 3 hdc, sc in next Ch - 2 space, sc in next 3 hdc; join with slip stitch to the first hdc. Finish off.


Color 2



Round 3: Right side facing, join color 2 with slip stitch to second sc of second 3 sc group....Note: this confused me. To make it simple it is where the bottom point is. Ch - 3, slip stitch in same sc, [ Ch - 3, skip the next sc, slip stitch in the next sc ] 2 times, [ Ch - 3,  slip stitch in next hdc, Ch - 3 ] 9 times; working over next slip stitch, slip stitch in Ch - 2 space on round 1...Note: this is the dip that gives it shape for the heart. [ Ch - 3, slip stitch in next hdc ] 9 times; Ch - 3, slip stitch in next slip stitch, [ Ch - 3, skip next sc, slip stitch in next sc ] 2 times; Ch - 3; join with slip stitch to first sc. Finish off. Weave the ends.


This is what I did for the garland that I made, you could use any method that suits you best:

I made 2 of these for the ends so there is slack to tie = Ch - 30; turn and sc back; Finish off
I made 3 of these for in between the hearts = Ch - 15; turn and sc back; Finish off
Attach the lines on wrong side of heart.

Enjoy!

Monday

38 comments:

  1. Those hearts are so cute, I really need to learn to crochet!

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  2. So cute, and really pretty, and i am not sick of hearts, i love them all year round :)

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  3. Hearts are always welcome and I know a girl, no matter their age, likes hearts around them. This garland is lovely :-)

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  4. I am popping of from the blog hop at Dysfunction Junction :) LOOVE all the crafy ideas on your blog!

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  5. Love this! The garland is beautiful - love the colors. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  6. That's really pretty! I've never seen a crocheted garland before :)
    Thanks for linking up for WW!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  7. This is so adorable. I love the yellow and pink together. I've been crocheting hearts and flowers this week, too. I'm using crochet thread--it's an easy project for traveling.

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  8. Always love a garland...this is so sweet and colorful, perfect for a little girl!

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  9. How simply wonderful! I'm pinning this to my crochet board!

    I found you at the No Rules party @ Sincerely, Paula! I'd love for you to share this with our readers at the Pinterest Power Party and get pinned! Hope you have a Terrific Thursday!

    Danielle
    http://www.sewmuchcrafting.com/2013/02/pinterest-power-party-co-hosting.html?

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  10. just adorable, hearts are perfect no matter what time of year!

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  11. Adorable I think i can never knit that way!!! I came in form the Happy Friday blog hop
    I follow you , Hope you will visit my blog and follow too.
    Hugs
    PJ
    lightboxcreative.blogspot.in

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  12. I can never have enough crochet hearts in my life, love your pattern & will be trying that first chance I get!

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  13. I love this! Great job! I'd love to feature you sometime!


    Following from the blog hop!
    http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

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  14. cute! I pinned it. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  15. Hi Joanne, I'm a new follower from the meet and greet blog hop:) I love the look you went with for your blog, it is super cute! I crochet as well and look forward to reading your future posts in general...

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  16. Hi, I am a new follower to your lovely blog (Via GFC)and it really feel pleasure meeting new awesome bloggers like you. Found you through Saturday Bloggy Takeaway.

    my blog: www.wilsontom.blogspot.com

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  17. Love them! :D
    Anything crochet gets me every time.

    Thanks for linking up on the Getting to Know you blog hop!

    kristina
    kristina in retroworter

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  18. Darling little heart! If I knew how to crochet I'd make it "just because" without any holiday in mind! Visiting from Meet and Greet.

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  19. Following from the blog hop cute garland!
    http://kyoticrafts.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi, thanks for co-hosting the blog hop. I'm a new follower. I love the heart. When I was a little girl, my mom tried to show me how to crochet but it just didn't click. I really wish I would have tried harder. Have a great weekend!
    Theresa

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  21. I love hearts - all year round! =0) This garland is really pretty.
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com
    PS - Meet & Greet hop is open all weekend long, if you'd like to come join us.

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  22. Oh, how cute! I love the color combination. They are so pretty with the light streaming through them. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  23. Thank you for sharing this one. I have been crocheting as well, but I want to know how to make those hearts and now I stumbled upon your cute heart crochet. So cute! Following you via GFC via Blog hop.

    Adin B
    http://www.chetopianfamily4.com

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  24. This is great! Thanks for the 'how to' :-)

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  25. Hi - I came from the Power of Pinterest party. Pinning your cute little heart!

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  26. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  27. The crocheted garland is absolutely the cutest! Love it!

    I'm stopping by from Create with Joy's Friendship Friday Linky. Have a great weekend!

    http://artpark78.com/blog1

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  28. Pretty! Love the pink and yellow colour combo!

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  29. Visit from Happy Friday Blog Hop.
    Time to visit and follow.
    would be great if you can visit and link up.
    Have a great day.
    Nan
    www.blogshe.net

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  30. What a cute idea! Love those crochet hearts, and your layout is really adorable!

    Now following!

    Anja @ cocalores.blogspot.com

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  31. oh what a super cute garland! I love those hearts :)

    found you via the meet and greet blog hop! So happy to have popped by. *waves hello* from a new follower, Hazel x

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  32. My granddaughter-in-law made hearts for favors for a bridal shower we hosted together. They were pins for the ladies to wear.

    New follower and fan here. You MUST come to my Wonderful Wednesday blog hop to add your links. Promise me! OK?

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  33. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  34. Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays, it was great having you over.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  35. Thanks for sharing. I am making some little crocheted sachet bags and I want to embellish them. The crocheted heart will be perfect. I will do a post on them when I am finished and let you know so you can see how your idea inspired me.

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  36. Those are super cute! I should give that a try cuz my daughter would just love them!

    Lisa
    P.S. Thanks for linking up to the GtKY hop last weekend. Sorry for the late visit! :)

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  37. Very cute!! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again.

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