Of course, these hearts are so fast to make that I couldn't stop with just the few I needed for my bag! And then I had to experiment with a three-strand version using all the colors of the smaller hearts... Now, what to do with them all? I used some glue to attach them to a piece of a broken cutting board, and ended up with a simple and easy Valentine's decoration!
Worsted weight acrylic yarn
-I used Caron United in Cherry, Burgundy, and Black
Crochet hook size J/10 - 6.00 mm
*You may need a yarn needle for other projects, but I'm just tying the ends before gluing.
...So, to create the project shown, you'll also need glue - I'm using Tacky Glue (all-purpose craft glue), and some scrap wood. A piece of 1x4 would take the place of my up-cycled bamboo cutting board. And you could also paint the board, but I like the faded look of the bare wood.
Not important. Each finished heart measures 1" (2.5 cm) across.
The shape of the pattern can easily be changed by increasing the number of stitches across, or chaining more for the point.
How to begin with a magic circle:
2. Holding the loop on the hook secure with your finger (leave a nice big loop!), yarn over the hook again.
3. Holding both loops secure with your finger and thumb, yarn over.
4. Pull through both loops on the hook.
Instructions for heart:
1. Chain 1.
2. Make 2 single crochet in the ring.
4. Chain 2 (makes the point).
7. Make 2 single crochet.
7. Chain 1, slip stitch.
8. Cut yarn and bind off. Pull the tail through the center hole before closing.
I made one last check to make sure all the pieces would fit on my scrap wood, then I tied off and trimmed all the tails. A screwdriver quickly pried that one loose panel off the rest of the board, and gluing commenced.
Honestly, hot glue would have been faster and easier, but I used up the last of my glue sticks attaching the pieces to the Granny Heart Tote. At least I suffered no burns this way. 😉