Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New favorite pass time:Crochet Hearts

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I enjoyed crocheting. My mom taught me to crochet at a young age, but I haven't done it for awhile until I visited my mother a few months ago and we crochets some baby hats. Lately I have enjoyed crocheting these cute hearts.
Aren't they cute? I love them in the variegated pink yarn (sugar n' cream yarn). They are super easy. For my big hearts I used this pattern from Sip to my Lou. For smaller hearts I adjusted the pattern a little and only did two layers instead of 3.

I used this heart to make a valentine to send to my mother. So simple and easy yet still super cute. One you make a couple hearts you have it down you can whip a bunch out as you sit and watch TV at night. I find it very relaxing. Maybe I found it too relaxing and I ended up with a bunch of hearts and had to figure out how to use them.

I guess I could use them to make more valentines, but I thought I would try my hand at some braclets. I made 2 different types. One with a thick band and one with a double skinny band.

For the thick band I chained 35 and then did 2 layers of double crochet. I then added the heart to one end and a button to use to attach the two ends.

Cute? I think it almost looks like a heart watch. My daughter pretends its a video watch like Diego (Go Diego Go).

For the other bracelet I chained 70 then attached the 2 loose ends to the under side of one of my hearts. Then the loop can be placed over the heart to secure it to your wrist.

A more delicate look. Which one do you like better? I sent these 2 to my sisters and will let them fight over who gets which one (I think I know who will pick which one, but we will see). I am currently working on a St. Patrick design and will be giving it away to one or more of my facebook fans if I reach 100 fans. I only need 10 more so become my fan if you want to win one. Also I have 58 follower woo hoo. I am trying to come up with a really good giveaway for when I reach 100 if you have any suggestions let me know.

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12 comments:

Michelle said...

Wish I knew how to crochet cause those are dang cute. You could even make headbands out of them. I only know how to knit dishcloths.

Jessica Sorensen said...

just you wait I made a headband :)

Cheryl said...

Hi there, I hope you don't mind I shared this Post with a link back to you at my blog today - I can't stop crocheting hearts lately so we are soul sisters in that regard
Have a Great Day ! and thanks for sharing your project
http://flowergirlcottage.blogspot.com/2011/02/favorite-past-time.html

Cheri said...

Love this - I'm a beginner crocheter and having so much fun. New follower to your blog, too.

Beth said...

These are so pretty! great job!

I have a link party on my blog dedicated to knitting and crochet. It's called Fibers on Friday, you should stop by and link up these cuties!

http://plumslife.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

Those are sooo pretty! I LOVE the bracelet! Thanks for sharing. :)

And thank you for your sweet comment on my crochet blog.

I hope you have a great weekend

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Oh I like the second one better!! Those are cute!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

Allie Bobe said...

Very cute, Im featuring this on my Valentines gift round up. The post will go live sometime tonight.
~Allie www.craftyallieblog.com

little crafter said...

Some how I missed the directions
on how to croquet the heart.
I got the bracelet part but could
you show how to make the heart?
Thank you
Pauline littlegrey60@yahoo.com

Cindy Francis said...

The heart pattern was actually SKIP to My Lou, not Sip to My Lou as listed in the pattern. Just finished the second bracelet and chain 70 for bracelet is wayyyyyyyy too long. I even used a I hook because I wanted a bit smaller .

Jessica Sorensen said...

yes SKip sorry typo. The chain 70 is folded in half so the braclet is only 35 chains long. Your chain should be twice as long as you want your braclet. Also I is larger than I use. I think I used an H and I crochet tight.

Jessica Sorensen said...

The heart pattern is from Skip to my Lou. I wrote this post years ago and some how the link is no longer there, but you should be able to search for it on Skip to my Lou.