Sunday, February 12, 2012

Make your own quick heart necklace!

Need a quick Valentine's gift for someone you love?

Crochet them a heart necklace!

I recently came across a pattern for a small heart that you can make in exactly 90 seconds.  And you know what?  You can!  Since then, I've made over 100 of them.  They are now a part of a garland decorating my house and are awaiting bobby pins to be used as Valentine's gifts.

One thing I discovered while making these is that the magic ring used to shape them leaves really long tails, if you let it.  On a whim, I decided to make a heart necklace.  Here are 2 methods you can try:

Method #1:

Begin by taking your yarn and forming a magic circle approximately 12 inches from the start of the yarn.
Chain 2, then 5 DC into the circle, followed by 1 TC, then by 5 DC.
End by chaining 2 and slip stitching into the magic ring.
Pull the ring tight, but before you pull completely closed pull the tail through the last loop on your hook in a slip stitch. Pull the ring completely tight. (Heart formed)
Cut the yarn the same length as the original tail and tie the two tails together using a square knot near their ends.

Method #2:

Chain 50 - 70 (depending on how long you would like your necklace to be).
Slip stitch to join the two ends of the chain.
Chain 2.
In the same stitch (where you joined the two ends of the chain), 5 DC, 1 TC, 5 DC, ch 2 and slip stitch into the stitch to finish the heart.  Fasten off.

Enjoy your heart necklace!

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