I’ve been told I have a big heart. I don’t know if that is always true, I do try to be a generous person and to treat folks fairly and kindly. The past couple of years I have posted a number of patterns on my blog of heart motifs. Most of them are small quick projects.
With Valentines Day only a day away, it’s good to have a quick project to crochet up. So I wanted to show you what another blogger, Cintia came up with using my “Crocheted Love” heart pattern.
These adorable baskets. The ones pictured above I made using Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky Weight with a size L (8 mm) hook, and Lion Brands Thick n Quick Super Bulky yarn with a size M (9 mm) hook.
You can find Cintia’s tutorial on making this sweet little basket at her blog My Poppet. Her idea of using a super bulky yarn got me thinking about doing that with some of my other heart patterns.
So I decided to work up 2 hearts using my “Simple Sweetheart” pattern and Lion Brands Thick n Quick Super Bulky yarn with a size M (9mm) hook.
I fastened off the 2nd heart with a long tail and wove in the center tails on both and the ending tail on the first heart. Then used the long tail to sew the 2 hearts together with a running stitch just below the tops of the stitches.
I left the stitches at the top of the hearts un-sewn to make a little pocket. There is a Dove Dark Chocolate heart in there, and would be room for a little note or card as well.
Then I used a length of yarn to make a loop to hang the heart with and knotted it together.
I made the loop just long enough that it can be moved out of the way to insert a candy and/or note. When the loop is pulled up it holds the pocket closed. You can hang it up somewhere for your Valentine to find as a sweet surprise.
I hope all my readers have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, filled with the joy and laughter of loving friendships.
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