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Crocheted Valentine's Day Hearts

Posted by Ronnie on January 4, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. Recently, I went into our local Rite Aid store and some boxes of chocolates caught my eye. I went down the aisle expecting to see clearance items from Christmas only to find Valentine's Day chocolates! And then a member of one of my yahoo groups posted a craft to add trim to Valentine's Day cards and I decided it was time to start working on my Valentine's Day projects.

 

I choose red cardstock (from the scrapbooking section of my local Odd Lot store). I found a heart I liked online to use as a template. (If you do a search for heart template, you are sure to find lots of them!)

                    

This is the one I choose: 

Then I punched holes around the edges of the heart with a large sewing needle. (I put the heart on a rug and just punched right through the cardstock.)

With a smaller needle I pulled out a long piece of crochet thread. Enough to go around several times, and without cutting from the ball, I used the blanket stitch to go around the heart. Once I finished the blanket stitch, (this was my foundation to begin crocheting), I was able to break off the yarn and go back to the other end and begin crocheting using the piece still attached to the ball of thread.

I used, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc in one stitch, 1 slp stitch in the next stitch, and repeated all the way around. I like the result, but any scallop stitch should do nicely. Here is the result:

My daughter can write her own message to her teacher on the heart and put stickers on if she likes.  If you want a more polished look, one of the ladies in my crochet group posted a lovely crocheted Valentine on her blog, Suzie's Stuff . I'm going to give her method a try and will post results later.

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2 Comments

Reply Kate in stitches
10:02 AM on January 4, 2012 
You heart is lovely. I've worked with craft foam and kids and I agree that card stock is a better choice. It is well worth the time and effort. Your daughter and her teacher are both lucky ladies.
Reply Patsy Moss
1:38 PM on January 6, 2012 
This is beautiful. I want to cut off shirt and sweater sleeves that are too long THis gives me an idea. Thanks