With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Tiny Crocheted Hearts

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tiny Crocheted Hearts

Thinking ahead to Valentine's Day, I made a couple of cards with snips and pieces of paper and lace from my craft cabinet. I am not a scrapbook-er or card maker so just added a little here and a little there.

This white one highlights textures.
I attached a fabric-like, crinkled paper over card stock.  Then glued satin ribbon, lace and beads vertically and added a tiny pink heart.
I thought about adding 'I Love You' on the horizontal ribbon but the pens that I tried tended to bleed too much.  Here is what I was hoping for:
 I made a card in neutral tones.
After layering several coordinating papers, I  glued snippets of ecru lace and paper embellishments for a horizontal  card.
My favorite element is the sweet crocheted hearts
I have a couple of patterns in my crochet binder and there are many free patterns available on the internet. Most are similar and easy to follow. I saw these tiny little hearts on 4:53am blog.  Below is a video created by lovely blog called Little Birdie Secrets.

I used embroidery floss and a tiny hook to make mine and followed Little Birdie Secrets instructions.  The hearts can be made larger by using heavier yarn and a bigger hook in whatever color you want.

Here are Little Birdie Secrets instructions:
Crocheted Heart Pattern

Supplies used:
Size D crochet hook
Size 3 crochet thread or embroidery floss
(Or use any size hook/yarn you have on hand--it will just change the size)

All stitches worked into the first chain.

Ch 4. Work 3 tr (triple crochet) into first ch, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr. Ch 3, sl st into center and fasten off.
Here is the video from the people at Little Birdie Secrets:

Thank you, Little Birdie Secrets!
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d~ said...

Very pretty~

corners of my life said...

Charming cards.
I love the newspaper bird.

Thistledew Farm said...

Love them! You inspired me!

Life In a Little House said...

oh how adorable they are!! You did a wonderful job ~Love Heather

Eileen @ My Evergreen Place said...

I am going to have to try this! I have always crocheted flowers but have never made a heart! Thanks for sharing this!

marie said...

The cards are beautiful! I always love the soft color tones you use. The tiny hearts are the perfect touch. I'm going to watch that video (again - thanks for reminding me of it) and figure out how to make some. They're so sweet!

Carol said...

Great looking cards! You are so creative! Love those!

Olga said...

These cards are very pretty. The tiny hearts are so lovely. I want to make them too. The video is very helpful; thank you for posting it.

Adrienne said...

Wonderful cards - lovely, little hearts. The recipients will be blessed beyond words.

Ann said...

oh pretty cards. I love them both, the second one really caught my eye. Those tiny hearts are adorable and I can't imagine that they would take very long to make either. Although since it's been quite some time since I've picked up a crochet hook I might need a refresher...lol

Lady Farmer said...

Oh, how cute! I can think of many ways to use the little hearts! Thanks for sharing the little tutorial (in writing). I will have to see if I can follow directions!

The Mayo Family said...

Stopped by from Mrs Dawn's place.
You did a great job with your hearts! Sweet!
I am going to try a few...when our snow lets up & I can get to
"Hobby Lobby"! (thread)
Was a blessing visiting I will stop again!

NanaDiana said...

Darling hearts AND cards. We are doing this with the little ones this weekend...I can't wait! Hugs-Diana

Dawn said...

Looks like we had the same idea....
Love your cards!

Mildred said...

These are so very sweet. I have a blog friend and her granddaughters who will love this post. I'll send them the link!

Kathleen said...

What beautiful cards! Very creative!

Beth said...

You show the loveliest crafts on your blog. The hearts are adorable. I don't crochet, or I'd be all over it!

Petra (Zoom Yummy) said...

Cute, cute, cute, very cute! :) Petra

Lallee said...

Just beautiful!

George said...

Your cards are so beautiful.... How lovely they are.... God has blessed the works of your hands!!and that is what we see... Your photographs of flowers, snow, critter and everything are so beautiful.I just love your blog...."Surely You are a blessing to others"

SarahGeorge said...

Hi I was the one who posted the previous comment from my husband's mail id:)

sheila @ Elements said...

You are so talented, Lorraine! These are just precious! I would love to learn how to do this sometime. And the scarves you make are beautiful, and I see you make so many other gorgeous things. I can't wait to see more! I'll be back to visit soon! Cheers! sheila


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