Crocheted Heart Pattern and Tutorial: Guest Post

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today, we have the lovely Cassidy from Cassidys Crochet Creations where she amazing photography and adorable crocheted creations to share.  I tried knitting and crocheting before and let me tell you… it is an art form that I was never able to master, so I love checking these projects out.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Valentine’s Day Mouse House Creations’ Readers!

My name is Cassidy, and I blog over at Cassidy’s Crochet Creations. I run a home based business crocheting everything from baby headbands, boots and hats; to adult scarves and earwarmer headbands. Nothing is off the table my hook when I’m on a roll!

Since today is the day of love, I’d like to share with you a fun pattern for a crocheted heart! You can vary the size of your hook and the weight of the yarn to adjust the size of your heart. The bigger the hook; the bigger the heart. There a lot of patterns for crocheted hearts out in the web, so if you don’t like mine, I won’t be offended! Just search the web and find your favorite! Now let’s get to it!

Magic circle, 14 sc in circle. Work the following in each stitch:
1. ch 4, 2 tc in same st as join
2. 2 tc
3. htc, dc
4. dc, hdc
5. 2 hdc
6. hdc, dc
7. htc

8. dc, hdc
9. 2 hdc
10. hdc, dc
11. dc, htc
12. 2 tc
13. 2 tc, ch 4, ss in same st.

Tie in your ends, and you’re done!

You can use these hearts for anything! I use an H hook to crochet a heart for hats…

H hook for the heart on the hat, D hook for the heart on the leggings…
Here I used an H hook for the larger heart, and a D hook for the smaller heart, then I sewed them together and attached them to elastic!

And here I used a D hook to make barefoot sandals! If you wanted to make these, then in the 7th stitch, and the 14th stitch, you would chain enough to go around the toe/ankle of the person you are fitting it for, then slip stitch it back into the same stitch continue your heart. {Please excuse the terrible photo, this was a long time ago, before I knew how to properly photograph my items.}

I’m not big on decorating for Valentine’s day {gasp!}, but if you do you could crochet several hearts and attach them to twine to make a Valentine’s Day banner, or attach them to your children’s Valentines. There are so many fun things that you can do with appliques!

You can follow me as I try to crochet one thing every day over at Cassidy’s Crochet Creations! Feel free to stop by my Facebook page too, I love getting new likes!

Thank you so much for having me, Hayley!
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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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