Crocheted Heart Garland
Valetine’s Day is one of my favorite crafting holidays of the year. My kids and I have a blast to see what Valentine’s Day crafts we can come up with to make our home look festive. This year, I am teaching my kids how to crochet. What better thing to crochet than hearts? Throw in some extra chain stitches and you have yourself a garland!
This garland only took me about 30 minutes from start to finish, but you can add more hearts and make it even more fabulous! That’s the great thing about this project is that you can make as many or as few hearts as you want. We started with this six heart strand, but I have a feeling that we will be making another one that is much longer for our living room. My kids had a blast helping me make these.
Here are the supplies you need for this project
- 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (2 different colors)
- Size 6 US Crochet Hook
- Size 4.25 US Crochet Hook
- Sewing needle (to sew in the ends)
The first step to this pattern is to make the hearts. It is easier to make all the hearts that you want to make for your garland THEN head onto the next steps.
Starting with your first color, make a really large loop using a slip knot (some call it a magic loop)Then chain four.
(2) Triple Crochet, (3) Double Crochet, chain 1
(1) Triple Crochet, chain 1
(3) Double Crochet, (2) Triple Crochet, chain 3
Pull the loop taut to bring your heart together, and then slip stitch the chain three to the hole in the center and tie off.
Repeat and make as many hearts as you want for your garland
Borders and Tops
Grab your second color yarn.
Starting at the point of the heart, single crochet in each stitch until you get to the chain three.
When you get to the chain three, make three single crochets in the chain space. Then slip stitch into the center of the heart.
Make three single crochets in the next chain three, and then finish with a single crochet in each stitch until you reach the bottom. Tie off.
To get the hearts ready to attach to the garland, you need to make some chain stitches to the top.
Chain stitch to the top of the heart at the “v”. Alternate between 5 chain stitches and 10 chain stitches on the hearts.
Make a continuous chain stitch for as long as you want your garland to be. When you want to place a heart, pull thread up through the last chain on the heart and continue your chain. (I put 15 chains between each heart)
Once you have attached all of your hearts, chain for 15 more. Make a loop at the end of the chain but slip stitching the chain approximately 6 chain stitches from hook. Tie off!
That’s it! Now you have a great handmade crocheted heart garland, that you can hang around your home and show your Valentine’s Day spirit.
You might also enjoy making this Heart Picture Frame Craft!
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