Happy New Year!!

02 01 2017 DIY

Love yourself even a bit more and spread love and kindness around you - It's free and I really do believe this will help making the world a better place these days...

These adorable little chunky crochet hearts are perfect to get you into the right mood for this.

The crochet hearts are great for decorating on any occasion throughout the year (not only for Valentine's Day but for sure it's very perfect for that special day...) and also make wonderful little handmade gifts.

I have chosen recycled fabric yarn for this quick and easy project, but any other yarn is fine too.

Fabric yarn makes a really solid heart whereas other yarns will be softer.

If you choose thinner yarn you need to adjust the stitches and do more rounds.

Material you need for one crochet heart:

- about 11m not too thick fabric yarn ( mine is from Wollfactory) - if your yarn is very wide you can cut it in half or you can cut your own yarn from an old t-shirt for example.

- crochet hook size 6.0mm

- scissors

- a little bit of filling (some un-spun wool like I used or yarn left-overs or some synthetic fill material)

Here we go - you crochet in rounds and because I usually totally confuse counting crochet in rounds I came up with a really simple tutorial with very little counting :-)

Start: Chain 2 - leave the first chain really wide (picture step 1)

Rnd1: work 4 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook (meaning in that first wide chain...), pull the ending tight to form a close and nice tip (picture step 2 and picture step 3)

Now...

(For the full tutorial please click "continue reading" further below )

Crochet Heart pattern tutorial, make these cute little crochet hearts from fabric yarn or any other yarn and you will have great little ornaments or gift tags for any occasion - also grat for Valentine's craft. Original tutorial by lebenslustiger.com, Häkel Herz Anleitung, DIY Häkel Herz

Crochet Heart pattern tutorial, make these cute little crochet hearts from fabric yarn or any other yarn and you will have great little ornaments or gift tags for any occasion on hand - also great for Valentine's craft. Original tutorial by lebenslustiger.com, Häkel Herz Anleitung, DIY Häkel Herz

Crochet Heart pattern tutorial, make these cute little crochet hearts from fabric yarn or any other yarn and you will have great little ornaments or gift tags for any occasion on hand - also great for Valentine's craft. Original tutorial by lebenslustiger.com, Häkel Herz Anleitung, DIY Häkel Herz Crochet Heart pattern tutorial, make these cute little crochet hearts from fabric yarn or any other yarn and you will have great little ornaments or gift tags for any occasion on hand - also great for Valentine's craft. Original tutorial by lebenslustiger.com, Häkel Herz Anleitung, DIY Häkel Herz


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#ABOUTYOUxSPRING - ABOUT YOU Give Away

13 04 2016

Even with all the constant changes and the secret world of pin algorithm truth is, I still love to check regularly into my Pinterest.

It relaxes and inspires me to search for new pins and I have fun to create beautiful new boards.

My newest addition is a collaboration with AboutYou, a young german fashion online store.

AboutYou is truly all about you; helping you to find your very own individual fashion style out of hundreds of pieces and accessories by top brands.

With the help of filters and style consulting AboutYou makes great suggestions based on your preferences.

It was super easy for me to find pieces I like (truth is, I already put an order in... I fell in love with this jeans tunic...) and I will keep adding more pins together with other spring inspiration from around the web to this board in the next weeks - so please follow along if you like.

#ABOUTYOUxSPRING

If you feel like AboutYou could be something for you as well, and you live in Germany, then you might want to be part of our great give away and take a chance to win a €150 voucher for AboutYou online shop.

Here is how to participate (ABOUT YOU delivers only in Germany, Austria and Switzerland):

1. Follow @ABOUTYOUDE  on Pinterest

2. Create a board named #ABOUTYOUxSPRING (it's important that your board name is spelled correctly - otherwise we can't find you!!)

3. Pin at least 5 products from AboutYou on that board

#ABOUTYOUxSPRING #ABOUTYOUxSPRING

Super easy right? The winner will be chosen randomly on May 10th, 2016 and will get notified via Pinterest personal message.

GOOD LUCK and HAPPY PINNING,

Anette