The Big Day of Love, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and piles of heart-shaped glitter cards, flowers and chocolate are sent to loved ones all around.
In Denmark the tradition is not (yet) as big as here in the US, but that certainly doesn’t make it less attractive!
I love the concept of reminding the ones you love with a little affectionate greeting.
If you would like to give a heart to the one you love, you can crochet a little magical one in under 5 minutes!
The hearts can also be used as decorations on small cards, as ornaments, or as a little detail on for example hats or headbands.
The heart only requires you to know 4 knots:
ch (chain), dc (double crochet), dtr (treble crochet), and a sl st (slip stitch) to end your work.
DIY Crochet heart – pure magic
To make the magic heart you have to start by making “the magic circle”.
Once you master the circle (which can be tricky in the beginning) the heart will be done in a few, by pulling both ends of the thread – and a magic heart will appear!!
1) Make a loop a few inches from the end of your yarn:
2) Insert hook into the loop from front to back:
4) Draw up a loop:
4) This is “the magic circle”:
From here you continue (make sure you always crochet around the circle AND the tail!) by making 3 ch, 3 dtr, 3 dc, 1 ch, 1 dtr, 1 ch, 3 dc, 3 str, 3 ch and end it by making a sl st in the ring.
Now pull both ends of the thread gently – and like magic, your heart will appear!
(Valentine’s Day is February 14th, if you were wondering)