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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Sweet Summer

08 08 2012 DIY

How are you doing? Are you enjoying summer's bounties?

Looks like this fabric yarn i showed you the last couple weeks will become my special summer project. The company that sells it was wondering if I would be interested in a bag full of left overs and remains of this material. In exchange I would share my creative ideas with them. Well - since I love to share creative ideas anyway I did not say no. Plus -  I love surprises - so I hauled the heavy blue plastic surprise bag inside and excitedly opened it to see, what colors I got.

Mostly black and white and a few little scraps of beautiful soft prints. How wonderful because I really like the scandinavian style of black and whites with natural wood. So I had ideas popping up immediately: The first I am showing you today is a small but long crocheted seat cushion for a small bench. There is a special outdoor furniture set called "Biergartengarnitur" in Germany: it will cover the bench of that classic German beer garden set - an easy way to seat a crowd.

I crocheted the simplest pattern of a granny square and just like a true granny blanket these squares crocheted together can grow in any direction, i.e. 8 of them make a nice little rug you could take out to the doorsteps to watch the sun set.

This is one of my favorite childhood memories: Sitting on the front steps of the house watching garden and street winding down and getting quiet for the night while the birds sing their evening songs...

So sweet...

Did you do that, too? 

Next DIY post will be jewelry again - made of fabric yarn...of course :-)

Sunny days, Anette