Hearts and even more hearts. It's a wonderful thing, seeing hearts not only around Valentines day, but also at really any time of year, especially when they are made in fun colors and with up-cycled t-shirt strips ... The taupe ones are my favorite.
These are the perfect craft to make while watching a baseball game, waiting at the DMV or while sitting in a Dr. office ... waiting, waiting.
I made about 30 of them just the other day, and I was going to leave them plain and simple and use them to decorate for Valentines ...
But that didn't last very long. I took a few fun photos of them hanging from a twig, and then got to work embellishing them with scraps of fabric, felt and batting hearts.
Then came the jump rings and ball chain, pin backs to make them into adorable brooches, buttons, pearls, seed beads and metal charms. All are stitched using pearl cotton ... my favorite.
Love the trio of french knots with the tiny red X, if I say so myself ...
And the pearls are just that extra added sweet touch.
I love the unexpected two toned hearts ...
But this one is the one heart I will be wearing all year round!
So fun don't you think? Want to make some, it's never too late, they are super easy peasy!
What you need:
yarn, or up-cycled t-shirt strips (Learn more below)
Crochet hook in size I
Pin Back and ball chain
Here's what you do:
Follow the instructions here to learn how to cut your old t-shirts into 'Yarn'.
Crocheting the heart:
(All these next stitches are made in the first chain ... it will be difficult towards the end, but hang in there ...)
3 tc, 3dc, chain 1, 1 tc, chain 1, 3 dc, 3 tc, chain 2, slip stitch.
Embellish and then glue a felt heart to the back using white glue.
Stitch a pin back to the felt, or add a jump ring and hang from a chain.
Happy Heart Making!