Saturday, January 30, 2010
how to crochet a heart
I am so excited to share another how-to video for my current crochet obsession: hearts! Many of you liked our how-to crochet a flower video, so I know I'm not the only one who sometimes learns better by watching. Sometimes just seeing it done makes all the difference! These little sweethearts are simple to make using basic crochet stitches. And, after a little practice, they take me less than 2 minutes start to finish. They are the perfect size to incorporate on a card or scrapbook page, or on baby accessories. We'll even be using them on our LOVE banner for the Meet & Greet party. If you don't crochet, I've added these to my etsy shop, so you can still feel the love.
Crocheted Heart Pattern
Size D crochet hook
Size 3 crochet thread or embroidery floss
(Or use any size hook/yarn you have on hand--it will just change the size)
All stitches worked into the first chain.
Ch 4. Work 3 tr (triple crochet) into first ch, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr. Ch 3, sl st into center and fasten off.
After playing around to create this pattern, I noticed Skip To My Lou has a similar heart pattern. She started with this basic shape, but added two more rounds to make it larger. You can add one or both of her rows to make different sized hearts like I did. But my favorite are still the tiny hearts--so sweet!
Good luck with your hearts, and let us know if you have any questions. I'm no crochet expert, but I've made enough mistakes along the way to have learned a thing or two!