I just love these. I starting making them about this time last year, and now I have re-discovered them again.
I first saw these over on Sonjas beautiful blog Det bla huset. Sonja is really the queen of these hearts, and you can see them on her header picture.
She lives in a blue house next to one of Norways amazing fjords, where she creates some lovely things.
What you will need :-
A useful tool is one of these leather punches, I think possibly the holes could be made with something else, but it might be tricky. I got this one from amazon and used it on the number 2 setting.
A small 1.5 crochet hook and some embroidery floss.
A heart shape cardboard stencil.
Once you have cut out the fabric and punched the holes at regular intervals, you can crochet around the edge. Here you can see 2 double crochet (UK) in each hole.
Starting at the top of the heart crochet around until about 2 inches before finishing. Push in the wool using a large crochet hook and shape.
Then finish the crochet and continue into making a loop for hanging.
There is a little bit of a fiddle factor to these! I think they look good when they are nice and plump.
Sonja has a tutorial here. She also uses an iron on fabric before cutting out the hearts and they do look wonderfully neat! You can see some more of her creations here, here and here.
I am tempted to add all kinds of granny chic bling to them, but haven't yet!
They also look nice made flat, without the stuffing. Perhaps using coloured card or old christmas cards.
I most definitely want to try crocheting around some vintage wallpaper! I'm thinking gift tags or hanging cards......
.....just another little idea to add to the growing collection!
Lastly, I am running a sale voucher in my etsy shop for 20% off until the last day of November. The code is NOVEMBERSALE. You will need to add this code at the check-out.
Have a good week. I will be catching up with you soon, I think it's time for a christmas give-away!