These adorable miniature hearts add a little bit of flair to whatever design you’re working on — attach them onto a scarf or bracelet, or use them as patterns on a quilt or sweater, and things immediately look friendly and sweet. Here are three techniques you can use to crochet hearts: pick the one that suits your needs best!
Even though the video is in Russian, it’s not that hard to follow! The looping is fairly uncomplicated, and with a little bit of practice, crocheting this stitch will become second nature! You create more and more hearts on a line until you’re satisfied with the outcome.
This video is slightly harder, but the video is in English! You stitch the two halves of the heart around a hole, which forms a wider and perhaps friendlier heart than the run stitching. The hole creates a neat aesthetic and more firmness, making it feel very substantial on any sort of patchwork you add it to.
HORIZONTAL HEART STRINGS:
There’s no video tutorial for this one, butMake My Day Creativehas an in depth list of instructions and pictures if you would like to stitch strings of cute tiny hearts. It’s a simple pattern but extremely effective!
It takes 21 stitches for a five-heart strand: from the third chain stitch, do 2 double crochets, 1 single chain stitch, 1 slip stitch, 1 single chain stitch, and then 2 double crochets. Skip a chain, add 1 slip stitch, skip another chain, and then repeat.
At the end, flip it to work on the next row. Add 2 half double crochets, 2 single crochets, 1 double crochet, 2 single crochets, and 1 half double crochet to the center of the heart. Slip stitch to the next chain, and then repeat until you reach the end — then weave it closed, loop it, or tie the entire chain around something (a parcel, candle, etc.).
It might seem confusing, but check out the website for more detailed instructions!
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