I made this cute lil crocheted heart bunting for Valentines day to make our apartment a teeny bit festive, and - actually - to finish a project in a short amount of time to actually feel like I had accomplished something. :) lol.
This little crocheted Heart Garland was the result:
At first, I thought...'I have to hurry and post this by Valentine's day! Eeek!'. But I'm bad at planning this stuff, and - frankly - that was slightly stressful and un-fun (which crafts should not be, I declare!). And then I thought - 'Well, I'm leaving my garland up looong after Valentines, so forget about hurrying!'.
Cuz, really, a heart garland can toootalling be a year round thing! Cute, no? :)
So here we be! You, too, can celebrate love all year - via yarn!
How to make your own crochet Heart Garland:
You Will Need:
- Medium weight yarn in 2-3 colors.
- 506 mm crochet hook (whichever you prefer!)
- About 2 watching-tv/free hours
1. Follow Carina's lovely Granny Triangle tutorial.
Make as many triangles as you'd like your bunting to have.
2. Make the same amount of hearts, following my pattern (below).
I used Bamboo Ewe in 'Snapdragon' for my hearts.
Little Crochet Heart Pattern:
Stitched in-the-round, I used a 5mm hook & medium weight yarn.
Round 1 ch 3, sl stitch in first ch to form a loop
Round 2 ch 2, 4 dc & 1 tr & 5 dc in loop, sl stitch in 2ch of first 2
Round 3 ch 1, sl stitch in top loop of next st (this is very hard to miss, super-close to the first ch), ch 2, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc & 2 tr in next st, 1 tr & 2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc & 1 tr & 1 dc in next st (bottom middle of heart). 2 dc & 1 tr in next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 dc & 1 tr in next st, 2 tr & 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 sc in next, sl stitch in top middle (next) st.
Weave the ends in.
3. Stitch your hearts onto your triangles using a big yarn needle.
It's really simpler than it sounds - see below.
How to: Hold each heart & triangle together in the middle (do one pair at a time), slip your threaded (with yarn) needle through both pieces, leaving a tail at the back. Stitch around the inside edge of the heart with a simple running stitch and come up at the end beside your thread tail at the back. Tie them together in a knot and weave the ends in.
3. Follow Carina's lovely Granny Bunting tutorial.
To quickly string the cuteness together - edit: this is the blue yarn part!!
Really, I just made Carina's cute Granny Bunting (thanks for the inspiration, Carina!), but with sweet little hearts (which were the result of much googling & this-isn't-really-a-heart-shape crochet-testing, after which I just made my own).
Easy peasy, pudding and pie! Or hearts & string?
Please let me know if you have any questions or problems, and feel free to link me up, if you make your own hearts or garland! :) I'd love to see!
PS - What do you think of my new little organized shelf/niche?
I finally have some places for my yarn & my work-in-progress yarn projects in my workspace. Plus, Spongebob is there keep it all company - he he.
Happy crochet-ing! :)