Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Crochet Heart Bobby Pins

What little girl doesn't like pretty things in her hair.  I know our little girls sure do!

So when I saw these cute hair pins, I gathered snippets of yarn and my crochet hook to make a bunch.
Cheryl from Flower Girl Cottage graciously shared her Simple and Cute Crochet Heart Pattern.

After completing the hair pins, I played around with the pattern to see if I could give the hearts more of a point on the bottom. Just a Treble crochet seemed to do the trick. The heart on the left has the Treble Crochet, the heart on the right is the original pattern.
Here is my slightly adapted version of Cheryl's pattern for
Simple & Cute little Crochet Heart
I used worsted weight yarn and a 'G' hook

  • Form an adjustable circle (I ch 4 and slip stitch to the 1st ch to form a circle)
  • Chain 2
  • Work 4 Double Crochets, 1 Treble crochet and 4 more Double crochets into the circle.
  • Chain 2
  • (Do Not Join to first chain 2 stitches)
  • Slip Stitch into the Circle
  • Cut yarn bind off & slip loose end thru the center of circle to the back of your work
  • Pull the Circle Closed with the other loose end
  • Tie the loose ends together in a square knot
  • Trim off excess

I hot-glued a plain Bobby pin to the back of each finished heart and then glued a small square of felt on top.
The Bobby Pins were attached to a card made in a photo editing program and printed onto card stock.
After poking holes into the card stock, simply slide the Bobby Pin through.
Ready to send!
Now to come up with something for the boys.
Linking to:
Look What I Made @ Creations by Kara, Show and Tell @Blue Cricket Design, Wow Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade, Whatever You Want Wednesday @Pretty Things for You, Transformation Thursday @Shabby Creek Cottage, Valentines Party @Cheap Crafty Mama, A Pinteresting Party @Tutus & Tea Parties, Home Sweet Home @The Charm of Home,Show & Tell Friday @My Romantic Home, Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge, Functional Friday @Not So Functional Housewife, Frugalicious Friday @Finding Fabulous, Fun Stuff Fridays @Toys in the Dryer, I'm Lovin' It @TidyMom, Strut Your Stuff Saturday @Six Sister's, Sharing Saturday @Mama Mia's Heart2Heart, Think Pink Sunday @Flamingo Toes, Sister Sunday @Sisters of the Wild West, Sunday's Best @My1929 Charmer, The Sunday Showcase @Under the Table Dreaming

49 comments:

podso said...

This is just unbelievable! I just got back from the store with some valentine - looking yarn to crochet little hearts for hair pins. I sat down at the computer to google how to crochet a heart. No kidding. Your post was there on my reader so I opened it and what did my wondering eyes behold! Thanks? There is also the sweet idea of little felt hearts layered with simple stitches and attached to a baret or hair clip. It's on pinterest--you've probably seen it. So cute! Thanks!

Julie Harward said...

A cute idea, they will love them, pretty colors too! For the boys...good luck! ;D

Olga said...

These bobby pins are so lovely. Wonderful gift idea!

Marydon said...

What a clever & darling gift.
Have a great eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Snippety Gibbet said...

Such sweet little gifts. Jan

Ann said...

those are really cute. Your little ones are going to love those

Sherry said...

I have 4 little granddaughters who would love these. Thanks for sharing the idea with us. I do like the extra point that the treble crochet gives.

Maple Lane said...

I wish I were a little girl again!!!

Kathleen said...

Very cute, L! I have one gdau and 3 gsons. I always find for gdau, but it is hard to find for the little boys!
Got any ideas?

Lady Farmer said...

So sweet, Lorraine! They will love them.
Boys are hard for us gals who love to sew and make 'pretty' things! But I always think little boys love some lovin from the oven ~ a bag of homemade cookies just for them!
:~P

Sandy said...

These are just darling and I know the girls will love them. Knowing your flair for the creative, and love for those grandkids, you will come up with something just as special for the boys!
Blessings~

Rosita Vargas said...

Beautiful and simple idea for Valentine, it will copy, hugs and kisses.

K-Sue said...

Mildred sent me! I want to try these little hearts. Thanks for the how-to.

Susan said...

Oh, LDH, you are SO talented. Now those are just adorable. Now I'd wear one of those myself! Sooooo cute. Great job! Susan

Carol said...

Those are so sweet and so pretty! The girls will love them.

Suzy said...

How cute!...and oh so simple!

Marysol said...

Well, it's official. There's nothing you can't do.

These crocheted hearts are so precious!

Makes me wish my own princess was little again.

Cindy said...

These are so cute! I haven't crocheted for a long time. Thanks for sharing the design.

Kristina said...

Those are so cute. I bet they would be wonderful attached to pillows, cards, and gift cards too.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

How sweet! I'm going now to check out the pattern. Thank you for the link.

Cheryl said...

I Completely LOVE your project ! Thanks for linking to my blog too : )

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Too bad I don't have any granddaughters to try these, they're adorable and your tip on the treble crotchet worked out beautifully.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh Lorraine, how adorable! I bet your little granddaughters are going to look so cute with them! Let us know what you come up with the boys! Enjoy your Wednesday!

Dayle said...

Simply adorable!

Laurie said...

These are just precious, and since I have been thinking of learning to crochet or perhaps knit, these adorable hairclips inspire me!

Jessie.G said...

So sweet ;) Thanks for sharing the idea
I like both hearts, but I prefer your, He's more beautiful
Thanks !
I love crochet !!! lol
Jessie

cheapcraftymama said...

Those are adorable! I would love for you to show them off at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Havalah said...

I really really love these. They are perfect! I'm a new follower

sisterswhat.blogspot.com

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Soooo adorable! I want to be little again!!!!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

These are super cute! I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-number-twenty-three.html

Sherry & Mike said...

Found your post on Pinterest!! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to try!!

Sherry
City Chic on a Farm

dalbax2 said...

Making heart pins for my grandson's pre-school class. Figure the boys can give to their moms or grandmas if they don't want to wear them.

LisaInCT said...

I ran across this post that has crochet hearts with a more prominent point. Plus it has a how too video as well. You might want to take a look see: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-crochet-heart.html

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

What a cute idea--so clever. I know any girl would love getting this as a gift!
I hope you will link this project up to my I Heart Projects Linky Party.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Those are adorable! Those would look so cute on a hair clip as well. Thanks for sharing!

I would love for you to share your project for Functional Friday tomorrow!

~Angela

Aimee said...

Those are so sweet! I'm pinning this idea for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

How precious! With four granddaughters we are always on the lookout for cute hair accessories! Thank you for your sweet comment.

Beansieleigh said...

These are really sweet!.. I may make a couple for myself! Thanks for sharing how, and have a great weekend! ~tina

MiaB said...

I love this so much and my little girl would too :) Would really love it if you could share this with us here http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-4.html

Thanks so much and have a great weekend,
MiaB

Sara said...

These are so sweet! Linking up tomorrow at Tangled Happy. Thanks for sharing this. :)

MiaB said...

I've pinned this.. thank you so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

~MiaB
www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

Unknown said...

Wow, something made simple AND can squeeze into a busy Mom's schedule! I loved making lots of these for my daughter's little friends!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Six Sisters said...

These are so cute!! Always looking for fun ideas for hair!! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you!! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great ideas! -The Sisters

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Too adorable, and I will be making for my granddaughter, Heidi, She has pretty blonde hair that will sparkle with these. Hair accessories are a big deal with her. Your Velvet Noodle pudding sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Party!

Kara said...

These are adorable! I'm featuring them today at Creations by Kara. http://www.creationsbykara.com/2012/02/look-what-i-made-linky-party-2-1-2012.html

The Tablescaper said...

So cute!

- The Tablescaper

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Your bobby pins will be featured for Functional Friday tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by to link up!

~Angela

Shoregirl said...

What a neat idea! I featured it in my Valentine Round up this past Wednesday...http://estherscardcreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-round-up.html
Thanks so much for sharing!

snugglebunnie said...

I absolutely loved this idea. So easy. I just followed your blog God Bless!!

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