These sweet little crocheted hearts are just the thing to gift to friends, teachers, loved ones or to use as Random Acts of Kindness on Valentines Day.
One ball of yarn will yield dozens or even hundreds of little hearts and they make the most fantastic fundraiser. We sold hundreds of them for $1 each at a fundraiser on Valentines Day at the school one year, raising nearly $500!
Depending upon your level of skill, these take between one and five minutes each to create.
You can use any sort of yarn, and any size crochet hook. They will look slightly different or be a smaller or larger size, or more open or more closely woven depending on the yarn ply, and the hook size used. No matter what, they're pretty!
Now I'm no crochet expert, and these were shown to me by a Mum at the school, so I'll just describe it as best I can.
Crochet 4 chain.
Go back to the very first chain stitch you made. All further stitches will now be made into this first chain stitch.
Into the same first chain stitch, crochet three treble, then one chain.
Into the same stitch, crochet three double, then one chain.
Into the same stitch, crochet one treble, then one chain.
You now have half a heart, with the trebles at the top forming the top of the heart, and the treble at the bottom forming the point at the base of the heart. So now you reverse what you just did, continuing to crochet into the first original chain stitch.
Three double crochet, one chain.
Three treble crochet, one chain.
Finish with three chain to complete the dip of the heart at the top.
Single chain through the centre hole, and draw the ends up to tie off at the back.
Ta-Dah! Cute little heart. Pull it into shape a little if you need to.
My first few looked pretty awful, but then I got the hang of it and taught it to my daughter, and we've now crocheted over 150 between us.
These need only the teeniest scraps of yarn and can be made into brooches, hairclips, bunting, stuck onto cards, friendship bracelets, or turned into those little things that teens like to hang from their mobile phone.
If you're an experienced crochet lover, you're going to love these as they are so quick. If you're a beginner, you're going to love them and want to crochet dozens as they're finished really quickly, and give you a real sense of accomplishment.
A perfect little Valentine treat....and no calories!