When thinking of what to crochet for Valentine’s Day, I got a bit of inspiration from Repeat Crafter Me with her Puffy Heart pattern. I worked from her pattern to create two quick and easy projects!
Three Heart Mobile
Using the Puffy Heart pattern, I made three puffy hearts. I chose to make mine red, white and pink. You could choose which ever colors are your favorite. Then cut a 30 inch length of each color yarn, fold them in half together and loop tied them to a key chain ring. You should now have 6 yarn strands hanging from the ring. Now braid a few inches then attached the ends to a needle and pull them through one of the hearts. Continue to braid the yarn strands another few inches then pull them through the next heart. Do the same process for the last heart, braiding a few inches then pulling through the last heart. To complete it, once again braid a few inches then tie a knot. Measure an inch from the knot and cut off the excess yarn strands. Voila, a cute little heart mobile.
How cute is this? Make it for a special friend, teacher or even for yourself. SO many different colour options you could do and also I bet you could add a couple drops of essential oil to give a light but refreshing scent.
Using 5mm hook and red worsted weight yarn,
Row 1:Chain 13, sc in second chain from hook, chain 1, turn. (12)
Row 2: Sc across, chain 1, turn. (12)
Row 3 – 6: Sc across, chain 1, turn. (12)
Row 7: sc in next 6 stitches, chain 1, turn. Leave remaining stitches unworked. (6)
Row 8: Sc across, chain 1, turn. (6)
Row 9 -13: sc across, chain 1, turn (6)
You will now be working single crochets around your work.
Row 10 – 11: sc around the edges of your work, putting one sc in where you can, there is no stitch count, but as a guide you should have one sc for each row. Putting 2 sc in each corner. When you come to the bottom point of the heart, put sc, ch 1, sc in one stitch. This will help keep the point of the heart as you continue the rows. Do this for two rounds changing to pink after your last stitch. sl st, Chain 1.
Row 12 – 13: Sc around the edge as you did in Row 10 & 11. Ensure you continue to put 2 sc in the corners of your heart, this will allow for your heart to lay flat and not be distorted. Do this for two rounds changing to white after your last stitch. sl st, Chain 1.
Row 14: Sc around the edge as you did in row 12 & 13. Ensure you continue to put 2 sc in the corners. sl st, Chain 1.
Row 15 (edging): Sc in next stitch, chain 2, *sc in next stitch, chain 2*, repeat from * to * slip stitch to beginning chain and fasten off. Weave in ends.