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- Francis Bacon

Monday, January 11, 2010

Scrap yarn ♥heart♥ garland to crochet for Valentine's Day

With our economy in its current, sad shape, we need to dig into our memories and bring back some of the delightful crafts/patterns that we made from small amounts of fabric or yarn - crafts that were just adorable and gave us so much pleasure to make for family and friends but cost so little to produce.

Spending a lot of money isn't necessary to make your home precious during the Valentine's Day season. Crochet a few of these garlands in various colors (use whatever yarn you have handy) and string them in doorways, on mirrors, in windows. Tie little ribbons to them or sew on some buttons or paste on little felt embellishments. Have fun and make fun and share fun. That is what love of family is all about.

Use size J crochet hook and worsted weight yarn.


Round 1
Chain 4. Make all of the next stitches in the first chain. 3 trc, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 trc, chain 1, 3 dc, 3 trc, chain 2 slip stitch

Round 2
Chain 3, in first trc make sc and hdc, in next stitch 3 hdc, in next stitch 2 hdc, sc in next four stitches, chain 1 dc in trc, chain 1, sc in next four stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 3 hdc in next stitch, hdc and sc in next stitch, chain 3 and slip stitch in center

Round 3
Chain 3, sc in top of chain 3 from previous row , 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, then sc in each of the next stitches until point of heart, chain one for point, sc in next five stitches, then sc in next st, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, chain three and then slip stitch in center of heart. Pull the loop to the back and fasten off.

Make 21 hearts

Chain 45, in top of heart sc, chain 6, sc in top of other side of the heart, chain 12, sc in top of heart, chain 6, sc in top of other side of the heart, chain 12. Repeat until all hearts are joined, chain 45 fasten off.


Protege said...

Wonderful! I have been thinking about getting back into knitting, and this inspired me to actually do it.;)

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE this, but you know?.. I think I at least STARTED one last year, and I can't even remember if I finished it or not!.. I guess I'll find out soon enough, as soon as I get all my Christmas decor down. I'm STILL working on that! ~tina

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Mimi, I do not crochet or knit, but boy I sure do wish that I did! Those hearts are fabulous.
♥, Susan

Anonymous said...

All of Mimi's friends and followers can wish her a happy birthday today!!!

Sares said...

This chain is adorable! I wish I could try it but can only crochet a basic chain. Maybe I can get my Mom to help me with the lingo, she can crochet. Thanks for the sweet idea and have a wonderful day!

crochet lady said...

That is a great idea! I'll have to stitch up a few of those hearts.

Cottage Rose said...

How pretty they are,, wish I had that talent, but sadly I do not...

Have a great week


Martha's Favorites said...

How nice of you to teach people how to do this. You are so kind. I am sure your family will enjoy the garland. Blessings, Martha

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love this! I have crocheted hearts before and gave them as Valentines gifts but I've never made the garland. I need to get to crocheting fast because before you know it, Valentines will have come and gone and I'll still be trying to get started. :) Have a great day! Tammy


This is so cute!

Lynette said...

I like. I can kinda crochet. Maybe I can get one of the ladies at the Joyous Crafters group that meets at our church to show me how to do this.
The cake looks delish! Can it be made into cupcakes, mini or regular size?
Love your resolutions.
Happy New Year...keep dancing.