Maia has been wanting to try her hand at embroidery since we saw this post over at Made By Joel. So last time NanaOla was staying she brought some supplies along with her and they gave it a go…Maia created the design herself… four hearts, one for Mummy, one for Daddy, one for Carter and one for her…. Ohh such a sweet girl!When it was complete we chose a backing fabric and I sewed it into a pillow for her… She was literally beaming with pride when it was finished!And she wrote a story about it the next day at school! Such fun! xx
Sometimes the day just gets away on me… and a photo I was intending on taking earlier today in the bright afternoon sun, didn’t get taken until much much later. So here are some teeny tiny hearts floating in the last of the suns rays from me…
PS. If you want to make a tiny heart for someone you love, simply crochet 9 dc into a magic circle and pull tight- then tie your two ends together at the back. See love IS easy!
These are made using the same pattern as my Heart Bunting, but with a 1.5mm hook and 3ply crochet cotton, so they are small and cute plus they work up quickly – probably about 20mins.
Heart Hair Ties
These are made with two hearts joined together- the first is attached to a hair tie – here’s how:
1. Make a magic circle and chain 3 then crochet 9 double crochets into the circle. Pull your circle tight and secure the round with a slip stitch between your first and last dc.
2. Round 2: Double crochet 5 times into the first stitch, and once into the next stitch. In the next stitch double crochet and catch your hair tie behind the stitch to hold it in place: When the stitch is finished the tie’s secured in place by the stitch.
3. Double crochet into the next stitch then double crochet, triple crochet, double crochet into the next stitch. Double crochet into the next stitch, and when you double crochet into the following stitch catch you hair tie behind on the opposite side. Double crochet once into the next stitch, 5 double crochets into the next stitch. You should have one stitch left from the previous round- pop a slip stitch into it.
4. Round 3: Chain 1. Single crochet into next stitch, 2sc into each of next 3 stitches, sc into next 5 stitches, sc, double crochet, sc into next stitch (bottom of the heart), sc into next 5 stitches, 2sc into each of next 3 stitches, single crochet into last stitch. Slip stitch to finish the round, turn over and tie your ends together- this helps the heart form.
Make another heart (not attaching it to the hair tie), then holding your two hearts together (with the hair tie running in between the two) and right sides facing out, slip stitch around the outside – joining the two hearts together:
Sending lots of love your way! Janette xx
These hearts are made with 8ply cotton and a 4mm hook.
1. Make a magic circle and crochet 10 double crochets into the circle. Pull your circle tight and secure the round with a slip stitch between your first and last dc.
So this round goes:
5dc into first stitch, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc-1tr-1dc into next stitch, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 5dc into next stitch, ss into last stitch, when you are done it should look like this:
Join your next colour into the ss and chain 1. Single crochet into next stitch, 2sc into each of next 3 stitches, sc into next 5 stitches, sc, double crochet, sc into next stitch (bottom of the heart), sc into next 5 stitches, 2sc into each of next 3 stitches, single crochet into last stitch. Slip stitch to finish the round, turn over and tie your ends together- this helps the heart form.
Cute aren’t they?? We had lots of fun playing with them just as hearts, in fact a few never made it onto the bunting. I also intend making some and sewing them onto some of Maia’s clothes as embellishment (or maybe to hide a small mark or tear?)… endless hearty possibilities!
To make the bunting; chain 20 attach chain to your first heart using a ss, chain 6 attach with ss to the other side of your heart. I chained 10 between my hearts, but you can have them as far apart or as close as you like. Here’s a shot of the back so you can see where to join them to your chain.