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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Easy Crochet Hearts

Hello fellow crafters!

My name is Doris and I wanted to share a few tips for crocheting some easy and fun little hearts. I spent last night with Teresa watching her tutorials and made a bunch of Valentine's hearts. She has tutorials for several different shapes of hearts, including a three-dimensional, stuffed heart. Sometimes I just like having someone show me and simply crochet along, instead of reading a pattern.




I crocheted this lot of hearts last night while watching Teresa's tutorials and it was so much fun.


Here's the link if you'd rather click on it. She also has directions for left-handed crocheters.


I crocheted the bigger hearts from her video here:



These measure about 5.5" X 5.5" and would make great coasters.

You can also use cotton yarn or thinner yarn and a smaller hook, or just make the square smaller in the beginning for smaller hearts and add any border you like - in any color you want. It's a very fun and easy project for using up scrap yarn or as a take-along project for waiting at the doctor's office - makes the time go by really quickly. I think I'll make more today!

Thank you, Cathy, for suggesting me sharing this. I hope some of you will take advantage of Teresa's free patterns. She has lots of them on her You Tube channel that I subscribed to. She also has a blog here:

Art of Crochet by Teresa

were you will find more than enough free patterns to keep you busy all year. I also like Maggie Weldon's Best Free Crochet for free patterns and instructions. She's also on facebook: Maggie Weldon's Crochet and started to do tutorials as well, so between those two generous and talented ladies, we should have enough fun projects to keep us crocheting all year through.

Lastly, I'm having my January Giveaway on my blog. Everyone is welcomed! Last day to enter is Jan. 28, 2011!

Happy New Year everyone and have fun!

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

How cute! Attach two together with a little filling and they could make cute bowl fillers. I have to check out that site.

Lisa B Carter Designs said...

SOOO CUTE!!!

Cathy said...

Doris,
Thank you soooo much for taking the time to write this post and share the links with us :)
Your sweet lil' crocheted hearts are so pretty!♥
Hugz,
CJ♥♥

Barb said...

Sooooooooooooooooo cute...and thanks for the links...

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I wish I could crochet, these are adorable!!

Yaya Yarns said...

I love these and crochet them all the time!

Ann said...

I seriously need to dig out the crochet hooks again. It's been so long since I've used them.

Doris Sturm said...

I just wanted to add that even a non-crocheter could probably do these. They are very simple, honest and if you have a hook and a bit scrap yarn, those hearts would be good to practice with. Her instructions are great ... best thing is that you can hit pause and play and not feel rushed...just nice and easy - at your pace!

Jennifer said...

Or go buy a hook and a ball of yarn. It would be a good chance to tray it out.

Angelle said...

Adorable! Thanks. I will definitely check this out.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Adorable hearts! I love seeing all the new and old Valentine's Day projects across the blog-o-sphere.

Amy said...

he hearts are fab. I think I'll give them a go even though I'm a total crochet novice x

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Doris thank you for this very nice blog post.. your crocheting is fantastic as always. I am sure the man or woman that wins your prize will be very happy with your lovely gift...
Thank you again for sharing ;)
M

Clara said...

Love Teresa's work and tutorials.
Your hearts turned out perfectly.

You can showcase your hearts on my new Crafty Links blog.