Please welcome our newest regular contributor to the Make and Takes team… Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup! She’ll be sharing all sorts of fun paper crafts, kids crafts, and yarn crafts. Today’s she’s sharing a tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series for a Crochet Heart and Printable #Love Card. Say hello!
We don’t make a huge deal out of Valentine’s Day in France, but since I love crafts, I always try come up with something fun with a love theme. After all, any time is a good time to spread a little love right? Since I am a big fan of printables, I decided to design a super simple card, and add a handmade touch to it.
I’m also a fan of Instagram and hashtags which was my inspiration!
You can download the printable PDF and then add the crochet heart (or any other embellishment) to it. Each sheet has two cards. Just print, cut and fold.
Instructions for the crochet heart:
- worsted weight yarn in red
- crochet hook size 4.5 or G
Start by making a magic ring.
Make 1 double crochet in the ring making sure to work over both the ring and the tail of yarn.
Make 3 triple crochets. (see instructions for a triple crochet)
Then 3 double crochets.
Then 1 triple crochet which makes the point of the heart.
Now work the other half of the heart by reversing the order of the stitches.
3 double crochet
3 treble crochet
1 double crochet
Now pull on the tail to shut the magic ring and tada!
Finish with a slip stitch.
Weave in ends and attach to your printed card.
- Print the card on kraft cardstock instead of white.
- Use a heart sticker, heart die-cut or other embellishment instead of the crochet heart
- Let your kids draw a picture instead of using an embellishment.
Have fun spreading love this Valentine’s Day!