February is one of my favorite months. I can’t help it. Between Valentine’s Day and my birthday the house is always filled with sweets. In an effort to help everyone enjoy this month as much and I do, I have an annual February yarn bomb tradition. Each year I make hearts with little tags that say things like “You are loved”, “Spread the love”, etc. I even get the kids involved and have then help me hang the hearts up around town where people can find them. One of their favorite parts is when people will share if they’ve found one of the hearts we left with our tag.
This will be our 4th year to do a Valentine’s yarn bomb. (We started in 2013, continued in 2014, and 2015.) But this year I’m shaking things up just a little. In addition to the small crochet hearts, I also made one large crochet heart. (Last month I shared that I want to work on larger yarn bomb projects this year.)
This large heart is crocheted in three separate pieces and then stitched together. It’s great because you can determine exactly how ‘big’ you want your finished heart to be. Once my three separate pieces were stitched together I finished it off with a simple scalloped edging.
The scallop edging helps bring it together into one really pretty heart. The construction is fairly simple, one large square, and two half circles. I used a double crochet stitch for the entire piece.
Want to join me to help spread the love this month? Crochet your own hearts (or make any kind of heart you want: knit, paper, fabric) add cute little notes, and leave them for strangers to find them. Post pictures with the tag #CCSpreadTheLove. If you want to make your own large crochet heart, here is how I made mine.
I can’t wait to see what you make. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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