Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Sweet Lacy Hearts

Cute little hearts to use up those tiny scraps of yarn that you really don't want to keep but haven't the heart to throw away.

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What do you think? do you like them, I know they may be similar to others out there and I apologise if I have copied someone's design but it wasn't intentional, I just played away with my hook and yarn and this is what I came up with.

Instructions are in English terms

Abbreviations

English Terms


Canada/USA
UK/Australia/Europe
sl st - slip stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
htr - half treble crochet
dc- double crochet
tr - treble crochet
tr - triple crochet
dtr or dbl tr - double treble

Magic ring
1st round Ch3, counts as 1htr +1 ch,  htr, ch1, rep until you have, 8 htr and 8 1ch spaces. ss into 2nd starting ch.

2nd round Ch4 counts as 1tr +1ch, Popcorn St into ch sp, 1ch, 1tr into htr, 1ch, rep until you have 8 popcorns and 8tr, ss into 3rd beg ch

3rd round you now have 16 1ch spaces (each sp in brackets)
into 1st sp ( dc)  (dc, htr, tr, dtr) (4 dtr)  (3dt ) ( 3tr )  (htr, dc) (dc, htr) (2tr, 1ch) then 1dtr into tr of last round to form the point at the base of the heart, (1ch,2tr) (htr, dc) ( dc, htr) (3tr) (3 dtr) (4 dtr) (1dtr, 1tr 1htr, 1dc) (dc) join with ss to 1st dc              

4th round Ch 4, miss 1st, ss in next st, around.

You can use these little hearts for embellishments or join two together like this.






Fill them with lavender or a scented sachet, hang them up as wall art, hang them on your babies cot, make several and make a mobile with them, or just give one as a gift to someone you love.
What would you do with yours?
I will show you what I did with mine in my next post see you soon. xx

Lacy Heart Galleries








See also....

Sweet Lacy Flower Hearts with Tutorial








60 comments:

  1. They are so lovely Linda.. <3 ..thanks for the pattern.
    Ali x

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  2. Thank you Ali, I'm pleased you like them :)

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  3. Oooooohhh, i love them!

    They'll make some nice garlands too..

    Hugs xxx

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  4. Thanks Helen, yes good idea! :)

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  5. Really lovely, Linda
    Clever you....!

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  6. Very pretty Linda! I bet your design would look lovely in a blanket!

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    1. Thank you Shari, yes they would look lovely on a blanket :)

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  7. beautiful hearts just right for the valentine's day
    love
    maria

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  8. Mooi en dank je voor het patroon
    Tineke
    bollies53.blogspot.com

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  9. They're very pretty Linda. Thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

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  10. These hearts make my heart skip a beat! I think I'll make some of these. Thank you for sharing Linda.

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  11. Lovely hearts Linda. I'm going to have a try at making one later this week :) Elisabeth xx

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  12. The hearts are lovely. I don't recall coming across any out there that look quite like yours. Thanks for sharing! Best wishes, Tammy

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  13. This heart is SO LOVELY! I will give it a try...Thanks for sharing.

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  14. estos corazones son preciosos y auténticos, justo ahora que estamos en vísperas de San Valentin... saludos Linda!!!

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  15. Aw thank you for all your lovely comments I'm so pleased you like them :)

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  16. Adorable! Can't wait to try it! Thank you!!!

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  17. Oh my Gosh Mrs . Linda....this is so cute , adorable and can be a delicate
    for Valentine's Day.
    I Love it.. :)

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  18. Oooh ... I love these! These are the prettiest hearts I've seen :)

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  19. These little hearts are gorgeous! Great job!

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  20. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try some this week while I'm in the crochet heart mood.

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  21. Beautiful hearts! iI liked their border, it makes them very tender. Thanks for sharing the pattern, Linda!

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  22. I love them too and thanks for sharing the pattern with us! Have a good week and greetings from Germany! Sabine.

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  23. Very cute little hearts! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  24. Hi, Linda! I tired to make one yesterday, And I guess I got confused in terms, I mean i know tr and dc mean different in US and UK< but...I will try again. One more thing about the pattern, in round 3 you say "... then 1dtr into hdc of last round to form the point at the base of the heart", last round means previous?because then there is no hdc in it.
    Thanks! I really want to make at least one of such hearts :)

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    1. Thank you for pointing that out Hindustanka yes you are right it should read 1dtr into tr of last round, I have changed it. Sorry for confusing you. Please give it another go and if you can't manage it I will try to help :)

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    2. Linda, thanks for help. I will go back to my heart, as it was half done and still waiting to be accomplished :)

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  25. i just found your lovely crochet blog. Thanks for sharing those very lovely Lacey Hearts. Love them. Hugs Judy

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  26. Adorables !!!
    Bon weekend.
    Anna

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  27. Your hearts are delightful! I made one tonight.Just the front and it was a challenge but it looks good! Thank you for sharing your design. Alexine

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    1. I'm glad you managed to follow the pattern ok. :)

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  28. Sweet heart/s ! Thanks so much!

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  29. Hi, trying to understand your pattern for the blanket, what are the dividing blocks

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    1. Please send me an email and I will try to sort it for you :)

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  30. I love your hearts and I want to make some, but I'm confused on your terms. I assume you are using English/UK not American English. But you have "hdc" in the pattern.
    Thanks for the help,
    Bertha

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    1. yes you are right Bertha it should be English terms, sorry for the confusion, I have changed it. I hope to do a chart for these which I hope will make it easier :)

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  31. Lovely Pattern Linda I am making one for a friend who is really ill, and I just know she will love it.Thank you for posting the pattern. Anne x

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    1. Your welcome Anne I'm pleased you like it, I hope your friend gets better soon :)

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  32. What a perfect little project. I like it

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  33. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.<3

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  35. These are so cute! But....I'm a little confused on the terms. By 'English terms,' you mean UK English, right, not American? Thanks!

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  36. So beautiful, Linda!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Have a nice weekend!

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  37. So pretty !! Thank you for sharing this pattern - I plan to make some for on top of a wedding gift - with a note inside saying they are to use as a Christmas tree decoration for your first Christmas married - (or however you prefer to use them)

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    1. Hi Louise Ann the gook size will depend on yarn thickness, I used dk acrylic with a 3.75 mm hook and and for a 4ply cotton yarn I used 3.00 mm. I tend to go a size down to give a closer texture. :)

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  39. These are so sweet Linda, I shall be sure to give them a try x

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  40. Linda, please don't ever take these down. :) They're really awesome and so shabby chic! I decided (45 yrs old) I am keeping my Xmas tree up. I finally decorated my tree shabby chic after 21 years of a mostly bad marriage.I am so happy I get to do things my way :)! And these are perfect! Thank You so very much for sharing!

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  41. I am so wanting to make your precious little hearts for my valentine tree.
    When making the popcorn stitch is it the typical popcorn stitch (5 dc, join and ch 1)?
    Also what type of yarn and hook to you recommend?

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  42. I have been trying to make one heart for about three hours, ripping out and starting over and have yet to get one completed. I am determined but am so confused. Your instructions say they are in English terms.
    For example what does DT stand for? I also see in the instructions using the UK/Europe/Australia Terms: Example:
    into 1st sp ( dc) (dc, htr, tr, dtr) (4dtr) (3dt ) ( 3tr ) (htr, dc) (dc, htr) (2tr, 1ch) then 1dtr into tr of last round to form the point at the base of the heart, (1ch,2tr) (htr, dc) ( dc, htr) (3tr) (3 dtr) (4dtr) (1dtr, 1tr 1htr, 1dc) (dc) join with ss to 1st dc
    Does the dc in these instructions stand for a double crochet or single crochet? The 4dtr stand for a double treble? What is DT?

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    1. Hi Martha, I can't see where I have written DT, a (dt or dtr) is the same and is a treble in US terms. dc is the same as US sc, when I have time I will add a conversion chart but in the meantime you can find one here..http://www.yarnfwd.com/crochet.html. I'm sorry if I have confused you and I hope you manage to make one in the end. :)

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