Crochet Heart Garland

candy and sweet crochet heart garland - hijennybrown.comI’m a big fan of Twinkie Chan’s blog and patterns.  If the name doesn’t ring a bell, I’m sure you’ve seen her food-inspired crochet items featured in numerous magazines, books, and websites. She recently released a video tutorial for a conversation heart crochet garland, and I knew I had to make one.

make a personalized crochet heart garland - hijennybrown.comWhile she used cut-out felt to add a message to her crochet hearts, I thought I’d step it up a notch and use crocheted letters.  You can find Twinkie’s video tutorial here, and written pattern here.

Make a Heart Garland with Lion Brand BonBons - hijennybrown.comShe used worsted weight yarn, but I thought this project was a great opportunity to use up my stockpile of Lion Brand Bonbons for a smaller crochet heart garland.  I made a few hearts from the glitter set, but the bright, solid color acrylic yarn is a little thicker and better mimics the colors of conversation hearts. I used a “D” hook to crochet the hearts.

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You can add the letters before or after adding the string for hanging (I used a “D” hook and thin, “soft” worsted yarn for the string.  You have to crochet pretty tight, but the resulting string is strong and looks great with the small hearts).

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Lowercase letters fit best on these tiny hearts. I used crochet thread and a 1.65 mm (7) hook to make the letters.  Because I was using thin, vintage thread (gotta work that stash), I double-stranded, but I also tried it with #10 crochet thread and it fit perfectly.

Add crochet characters to other pieces - HiJennyBrown.comPin your letters into place and then using a yarn needle and the running stitch, fasten character to heart. Then just weave in the ends. For this worsted weight heart, you can use anything from crochet thread to a sport weight or DK weight yarn (here, I used leftover Bonbons yarn on a cotton-acrylic worsted weight heart).  If you’re worried about the back, you can always crochet a second heart and join together, wrong sides facing.

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And there you go – a very sweet Valentine’s Day decoration!

Bye,
Jenny Brown

PS – OK, one more sweetheart for you:

 

Sweet Heart - photo by Erin Markan on hijennybrown.com
Photos by Erin Markan – Thanks, Erin!

  8 comments for “Crochet Heart Garland

  1. February 4, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    OHMYGERRRD!!!

    I love your site! I have been an avid crocheter, off and on, for about 15 years. I started out when I worked in a call centre and used to spend 8 hours a day helping people recover from identity theft…it was something to do with my hands while I talked all day long and it kept me sane when the calls got rough.

    I’ve made blankets for my kids, reusable make-up remover pads, dishcloths and a few cutesy things, but THIS GARLAND! It is adorable.

    I am also losing it over your social media icons. Your branding is killing me with cuteness.

    Thanks!

    xo
    K

    • hijennybrown
      February 5, 2015 at 12:54 am

      Kris, you are too sweet! Thank you for all your kind compliments. I used to work in a proofreading call-center, and yes, crochet is the only way to stay sane. (Mine was overnight with lawyers calling at all hours – my goodness, it was terrible).
      The garland is really easy to make following Twinkie’s pattern, and you should totally give it a go.
      Thanks for complimenting the icons – I love them a little too much (and it’s so nice coming from the queen of awesome branding!)

  2. February 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    This is too cute, Jenny, I love it! I was just sitting down to a cup of coffee and decided I needed a dose of cute.

    I went to your Facebook page first, and had a bit of a scare and than ran over here to make sure all was well in Jennyland!

    You made everything all right. ♡ Super sweet bunting and that kid is adorable! :)

    • hijennybrown
      February 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks, Nancy! Glad you got your dose of cute (especially the Babes, who you’re right, is the cutest!)

  3. January 28, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Too cute! I love garland/bunting.

    • hijennybrown
      January 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks, Vanessa! Me, too!

  4. January 28, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Super sweet, garland!!! <3

    • hijennybrown
      January 28, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks, Twinkie!

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