Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine Hearts Banner








I was in the mood to make something Valentine-y for our home... yeah, it's a word. :)
I decided to work up a few little hearts. They are quick and easy and so sweet and festive. 
I used extra yarn I had on hand. Some is cotton, some acrylic. I also used a G hook.
First, chain 4 and make into a magic circle 
If you don't know what a magic circle is, it means to slip stitch into the first stitch so a circle is made and use that circle for your next stitches to be anchored...

You want to chain 2 and then crochet 10 double crochets or dc into your circle... 
it will look like this when finished. 


Now, once you are back to the beginning, sl or slip stitch to the beginning dc.
Double crochet 5 times into your first stitch and then once into the next 3 stitches.
This next stitch will be your 'bottom' stitch. In the next stitch, do 1 double crochet, 1 triple or treble crochet, and 1 more double crochet. This will make the point and half your heart. 

Double crochet once into each of the next 3 stitches and then 5 double crochets in the next stitch. That should leave you one stitch in the middle and you will slip stitch there.

That is your first round!
You can change colors here or continue with the same.
Chain 1
Single crochet in the next stitch.
2 single crochets in the next 3 stitches.
Single crochet in the next 5 stitches
At the 'bottom' of your heart again, single crochet, double crochet, single crochet in that bottom stitch.
Single crochet in the next 5 stitches, working your way back up to the top.
2 single crochets in the next 3 stitches
1 single crochet in next
slip stitch and fasten off.



Finished!!!
To make a chain to hang your banner....
Chain 20
Slip stitch in the backside of your hearts
Chain 10-15 between each heart, depending on how long you want the distance between each heart.
Work in all your hearts and then Chain 20 again and fasten off.

Hang and enjoy!!!






5 comments :

  1. Those are just so cute, thanks for including not only the instructions but pictures of what it looks like in the process :) I may attempt to make some for myself and some friends. Thanks again, love your blog,
    Blessings,Joann

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  2. Hi Jessica,

    so cute hearts crochet bunting. brilliant!

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  3. Oh so cute! I am struggling to learn chrochet and wish that I had learned back when my hands were a little more nimbble! Always enjoy your blog so much...Blessings, Carolyn

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  4. I will be making theses for sure. Thanks for showing us how to make them.

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  5. So "cutesy wutesy" (as EP is fond of saying about just about everything these days, including her Uncle Adam :)) I have made a few different crocheted hearts but can't recall what I did with the tiny (read: 4 or 5 hearts long) bunting I made a few years back, when we were living in the little trailer without the addition.

    I have to say, I can't love an illustrated Sherlock Holmes. I wouldn't be able to put Benedict and Martin in all the stories in my head. Because I seriously doubt the illustrations look much like them :) I'm afraid to even look at the illustrations for fear they might get burned into my brain.

    Also, your hands are so pretty!

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