Tag Archive | Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Heart – Updated Pattern

Here’s another quick (a little different) version to my fun, little crocheted applique heart pattern.

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My example here, I have used a size G crochet hook and some acrylic yarn.

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With this pattern, I began by crocheting the “magic loop” and making 12 HDC.

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Slip stitch in the 1st HDC to join your loop making a circle.  You can pull a little bit on the magic loop tail but don’t pull it totally closed until you  have completed your heart.

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Make another slip stitch (SL) in the next HDC stitch.  Chain 4 and crochet 2 treble crochets in that same space.

In 3rd HDC ~~ crochet 3 treble crochets

In 4th HDC ~~ crochet 1 half treble crochet then 1 double crochet

In 5th HDC ~~ crochet 2 double crochets

In 6th HDC ~~ crochet 2 double crochets

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In 7th HDC ~~ crochet 1 half treble stitch, 1 treble stitch, 1 half treble stitch (this creates the bottom point of the heart)

In 8th HDC ~~ crochet 2 double crochets

In 9th HDC ~~ crochet 2 double crochets

In 10th HDC ~~ crochet 1 double crochet then 1 half treble crochet

In 11th HDC ~~ crochet 3 treble crochets

In 12th HDC ~~ crochet 2 treble crochets, chain 3 (this is one chain less than the beginning chain which will help create a better curve for the top of your heart), and 1 single crochet.

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Cut your yarn and pull it all the way through the stitch leaving a yarn tail on the right side of your heart.  Now flip your heart to the wrong side and slipping your hook through the very first slip stitch that you made, pull your yarn tail to the back.

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Now you want to take the tail from your magic loop and pull that tight to your liking.  Make a square knot with your two tails and weave in the ends.

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What I love about this pattern is that it lends itself to almost any time of yarn and size hook.  I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do and send some pictures of what you have done with your hearts 🙂

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Please remember that this is my pattern not for your use to reproduce or redistribute in any way!!  Crocheting your own hearts can be used in any way you want but it would be greatly appreciated if you could give me credit for the design ~ www.stitch4ever.com.    Thanks so much 🙂

HAPPY CREATING!!

Quick Valentine’s Day Kid Craft

Here are some suggestions and ideas for you to help your child make a very Special Valentine’s Day card.  You probably have everything in your sewing stash already or you can find it within your home.SONY DSC

In my picture, I used a 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock for the card but a white piece of printer paper or construction paper would do nicely.  Even a paper bag could be cut up to use for a card.  Fold your paper in half to form your card.  Draw a heart on a piece of felt or wool scrap, something that doesn’t fray and have them cut it out. Decorate your heart with buttons, ribbon, lace, whatever you on hand.   If using all paper materials, be sure to use markers and/or crayons to add color and texture.  Paper doilies are a fun item to decorate a card with too.  If you are really brave, glitter glue is something all children LOVE but can be on the messy side.

If using buttons with a shank, cut it off with a shank remover so your little ones can glue them onto your felt heart.  Or maybe your child is old enough that they can use a needle and thread.  Sew on your buttons with different colored threads or use DMC floss/crochet thread and tie the buttons onto your heart.

Glue eyelet trim or lace behind the heart to make it frilly looking.  Ribbon  always adds a nice touch too.  Make little bows or paper punch holes in your heart and weave the ribbon through the holes for another type of look.

Repurposing items work nicely for an activity of this nature.  You could even cut out your heart from an old pair of jeans.  Let some of the fraying effect give a shabby chic look to your card.

Check out the pantry too for items, like elbow macaroni that could be glued to the front of your card.  Or trace a heart onto your card and glue dried red beans or navy beans to form the shape of the heart.

Make sure they sign the inside of the card and date it.  A simple I Love You or just their name is all that is needed.  This card will be a treasure to the person receiving it!!  No envelope needed for this one-of-a-kind card.

The best gift here is the time you spend with your little ones and the smile that will be on their face when they give their “special” card away.  🙂

HAPPY CREATING!!