I’ve been having so much fun this week, hanging out in my newly cleaned studio, playing with colors and stitches, and filling the orders that I had assumed would slow down after the holidays, but haven’t. It’s been kind of a whirlwind week and I wasn’t sure I’d get a Friday post out for you, but I’ve got 27 minutes left to do and I’m bound and determined not to miss my first Friday post of the year!
I was actually working on a different pattern, The Loveland Fingerless Gloves, when I decided to make this lovely bunting. The pattern that I have in store for you has the cutest little heart appliques. When I was making the appliques, I had so much fun whipping them up that I just kept on making! Thus was born the Precious Hearts Bunting.
I had made so many hearts that I thought I’d just play with them like giant confetti and then I realized that they’d look so cute strung across the curtain rod in my studio…a perfect pick me up when I’m in here working all day. So, I created a string of hearts and they’re just perfect. So, I thought I’d share them with you! You can string them in the nursery, kitchen, diningroom…anywhere, really! When you do, I’d love if you’d tag @thecrochetpreneur in your WIP and finished product photos!
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PRECIOUS HEARTS BUNTING
Materials: (US size K) 6.50 mm crochet hook, 15 yards each of 3 coordinating colors for large hearts, 50 yards coordinating color for small hearts and cord, scissors, and tapestry needle for tucking ends
Gauge is not a factor in this pattern.
Construction: 6 large hearts (2 in each of 3 colors), 7 small hearts all stitched together along the chain stitched cord.
- CH: chain
- SC: single crochet
- DC: double crochet
- HDC: half-double crochet
- TC: triple crochet
- SLST: slip stitch
With 9.00 mm hook and super bulky yarn
To make the small 2.5” heart:
Working into the center of a magic adjustable ring (if you prefer to not use an adjustable ring: CH3, join with a slip stitch and continue to work the following stitches into the ring), CH3, 3 TC, 3 DC, CH1, TC, CH1, 3DC, 3 TC, CH3. Join with a SLST to the magic ring. Pull the ring closed tightly. Fasten off. Tuck ends.
To make the large 3.5” heart:
RND 1: Working into the center of a magic adjustable ring, CH3, 3 TC, 3 DC, CH1, TC, CH1, 3DC, 3 TC, CH2. Join with a SLST to the magic ring. Pull the ring closed tightly.
RND 2: Do not turn. SC into the second chain of beginning ch3 from round 1, 2SC in the next stitch, 2SC in the next st, 2 SC in the next st, SC in the next 3 stitches, SC in the chain stitch, (HDC, DC, HDC) into the center point of the heart, SC in the chain stitch, SC in the next 3 stitches, 2SC in the next st, 2 SC in the next st, 2 SC in the next st, SC in the 2nd ch of the ch 3 space. Finish off. Tuck ends.
To make the chain (instructions are given for 5 foot bunting):
CH30, *SC into the upper right corner of a small heart, CH4, SC in the upper left corner of the same heart,
CH10, SC into the upper right corner of a large heart, CH8, SC into the upper left corner of the same heart, CH10*
repeat from * to * 5 more times, CH10, SC into the upper right corner of a small heart, CH3, SC in the upper left corner of the same heart, CH30. Finish off. Tuck ends.
I hope you enjoy your Precious Hearts Bunting! If you’re interested in more free crochet patterns for the home, check out these posts: