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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crocheted Heart Garland

I am finally finishing up some Valentine's Day projects.  A few weeks back, I made Shannon this heart garland.
I used Red yarn from Red Heart.  The heart pattern was from Bella Dia found here.  Bella Dia does a fantastic job showing you how to make the heart step by step.  After making the hearts, I then chained 102 and did a half double crochet in each chain.  Then I sewed each heart onto the chain.

After a couple of weeks, I finally finished my heart garland this evening.  I tell you, I have focusing issues!  This could have been done a long time ago if only I had focused on one project at a time.

The red yarn didn't match my living room decor so I used an Autumn Red by Caron Simply Soft.  Since it was a much thinner yarn, I had to alter the pattern so that it would make a larger heart.  I have included the pattern I used for my heart garland below.  It is a continuance of the above pattern.

Large (9 in) Heart Garland
Caron Simply Soft Yarn
H/8 crochet hook


Ch. 4. 
Row 1: SC in all ch.
Row 2:  2 SC in first st.  1 SC in next st.  2 SC in last st. (5 sts)
Row 3:  Ch.1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (7 sts)
Row 4: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (9 sts)
Row 5: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (11 sts)
Row 6:  Ch. 1 turn. SC in all sts. (11 sts)
Row 7: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (13 sts)
Row 8: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (15 sts)
Row 9: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (17 sts)
Row 10: Ch. 1 turn.  SC in all sts (17 sts).
Row 11: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (19 sts)
Row 12: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (21 sts)
Row 13: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (23 sts)
Row 14: Ch. 1 turn.  SC in all sts (23 sts)
Row 15: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (25 sts)
Row 16: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (27 sts)
Row 17: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (29 sts) 
Row 18-20: Ch. 1 turn.  SC in all sts (29 sts) 

Right part of heart:
Row 20:  Ch. 1  turn.  SC in first 14 sts. 
Row 21:  Ch. 1 turn.  dSC (decrease by pulling loop up, yarn over, pulling a loop up in next sc, yarn over and pull last loop through all loops on hook).  SC to end of row. dSC (12 sts).
Row 22:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC.  SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (10 sts).
Row 23:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (8 sts).
Row 24:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (6 sts).
Row 25:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (4 sts)
Row 26:  Ch. 1 turn. 2 dSC. (2 sts).
Fasten off.

Left part of heart:
Make a slip knot.  Insert it into the 15th SC from the left side. Make a slip stitch.
Row 20 Left: Sc to end of row. (14 sts).
Row 21 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC.  SC to end of row. dSC (12 sts).
Row 22 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC.  SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (10 sts).
Row 23 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (8 sts).
Row 24 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (6 sts).
Row 25 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (4 sts)
Row 26 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. 2 dSC. (2 sts).

Do not fasten off.  Now SC around the outer edge of the heart. When you reach the tip of the heart do 3 SC in the middle stitch to make a point. When you reach the middle of the heart do a dSC to gather it in a bit. When you get back to the top left side, fasten off.  Make enough hearts to finish your garland.  I made 7 to fit my mantle.

Slip stitch into a side sc of your heart.  Chain 6.  Slip stich into the same portion of another heart.  Slip stitch into the stitch above it.  Half double crochet (hDC) in each stitch.  Slip stitch into the stitch above the one you started with.  Fasten off.  Repeat to connect all hearts.  I also made a chain of 13 on each end then hDC in each chain.  Then slip stitch back in the heart and fasten off.




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5 comments:

  1. Oooooh! I might have to try that! I actually understand crochet talk! :)

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  2. I have no crocheting skills whatsoever, so I am always in awe over projects like these!!

    Brandy
    Gluesticks
    www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  3. What a fun garland. I've just started crocheting, and completed snowflakes recently. I love your hearts. I'll be bookmarking for next year!

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  4. I love it! I might need to make this for next year.

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  5. Very cute!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

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