Cute Crochet Paper Hearts {anyone can make!!!}

I saw the cutest idea for a valentine on the Purl knitting blog the other day, it was a paper heart with a chain of crochet in the shape of a heart on it. There were no instructions but I was determined to figure it out so Tuesday while I was snuggling on the couch with a sick kiddo I grabbed a crochet hook, cardstock and a paper punch and figured it out! Then I wondered, how cute would it be to do this smaller with my Papermart bakers twine? As it turns out, very!

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Best of all it is a pretty quick project! I made a short video to show you how it is done. In the video I use a larger cardstock heart and yarn to make it easier to see but you can use whatever you like. Just make sure you can easily work the twine/yarn with the hook and that the hook can easily pass through the punched holes.

Here is another tip for you, it is much cheaper to buy big spools of bakers twine than the small packs but you might not want to haul the big spools with you so I stamped some cute bobbins (Stamp from Pink Persimmon) and wrapped them with the twine and it fits right in one of the pockets in my scrapbook bag! It is also a great solution for yarn scraps and fibers, they won’t get tangled and they will look cute so you will be more likely to want to use them!

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I hope you enjoyed this project. I think I might teach the kids in my knitting group this, it is a great intro to crochet since you don’t have to guess what stitch to put your hook through, the paper holes are the foundation!

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If you have any questions leave a comment, I know I am not the best at filming yarn crafts but hey, I kept it all in frame this time, points for that! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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8 Responses

  1. Super duper cute!

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  2. I’ve crocheted ever since I was just a young girl, and still love it; so I’m always happy when I can also work crocheting into the papercrafting/artwork I love to also do today! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  3. Very cute but could also use embroidery chain stitch I think. Will have to go try

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    • probably, there are many ways to “skin a cat” as they say! The stitch also looks like the one the single thread cheap sewing machines make.

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  4. your ideas are borderline ingenious Lindsay! FAB!

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  5. And yet another clever and awesome idea, love it!

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  6. Great video. Your posts lately have been making me want to learn how to crochet. I might just start with this cute heart idea for my sons preschool valentines. Thank you
    darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

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