Yes, I usually am sewing or quilting. But every now and then I like to do a little crochet. I found this great pattern for easy crochet valentine hearts that I made into a fun holiday garland. Perfect for a beginner, this pattern would be great to teach someone new how to crochet, as it has several basic stitches including chain, single, double, half double and triple crochet! It also works very fast with only 3 rounds to make a heart.
I made this whole garland in an evening of watching tv and I just used my leftover red, white and pink yarn stash!
Cindy first shared this pattern on her website Skip to My Lou. Find her free crochet directions here.
Note: Definitely use the alternate directions for round 3. It really helps the valentine to lay flat.
Here are my hearts all strung together. I alternated red and pink valentine hearts, they really brighten things up.
You just use a chain stitch and single crochet to the tops of the valentine hearts to form the garland. They hang very nicely like this.
What a great little decoration to create for valentines day. A truely perfect afternoon project to teach your little ones to crochet in this cold, snowy weather. Why don’t you make the little valentine hearts and slip them in a letter, lunchbag or on a pillow for your sweetheart for a surprise?
Happy Valentines Day!