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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I Love Hearts!

It has been a busy summer and I haven't even posted about most of it.

I was able, however, to work on some things while traveling in the car to wherever we 
were going, and I wanted to show some of them to you!

 I have been wanting to crochet some hearts to use for ..... Fun! And possibly for Christmas ornaments. I am participating in a few Christmas Boutiques and I thought some of these in a rustic style might be of interest to a few people. I think I will make a garland as well, we will see.

I saw a picture of these on Julia's blog, Vintage with Laces, in February, 
but could not remember whose blog it was on. I hunted and hunted 
and finally read on a different blog that she had received a gift from Julia 
and included in that gift was one of these crotcheted hearts! I could see it in the picture!

They are called Swedish Hearts, and Julia was kind enough to direct me back to her 
Original Blog Post about finding the pattern. 
Julia saw these hearts on the blog yarnroundhook.
The gal there had found the instructions, but they were in Dutch.
She translated the instructions to English, UK english, so I still had to figure out the specifics. 
What they call a triple crochet is a double crochet in the US, and a double crochet is a single crochet. 
I figured that part out! I am proud of me! (even though it wasn't that hard to figure!)

This one was the first one I made. It was very sloppy slippery. I used a shiny silky thread and it wasn't a good choice to begin with. I love the shine to it, but I couldn't keep the thread tension even at first,
so I just changed to a cotton thread. 
I love the intense red thread, but I think the white and off white and tan colors might sell better.  
This gorgeous handkerchief was made for me
 by my niece, Dawn. 
She loves me and I love her!
We are two months different in age, 
and we have grown up more like  sisters than Aunt and Niece. 
We have taught each other lots of wonderful things, and shared many wonderful memories. 
And I will cherish and use this handkerchief, she is so sweet. She was crocheting lace 
when they came to visit for a week this summer. I LOVE IT!

My crocheting improved as I continued to work on hearts. I want to use some on the top of boxes, 
and make some tiny ones for a garland. I will add some crinkle ribbon, and stiffen them with starch. 
I think that will work. I will post those pictures when I get them finished! 

If you have not visited Julia's Blog
You might want to pop over there and take a look. 
She makes beautiful items with gorgeous detailed accents.....
I really sigh a lot when I visit her blog! LOL

Hope you've had a "Lovely Day" and that your heart is warm! 


Posting to Becky's Blog,
Blissful White Wednesdays
(Well, that was the plan, anyway! Hope Becky gets her computer fixed for her sake!)
Also posting to Doni's Blog,

Thanks, Doni and Becky!!!


  1. Hello Betsy. Your crochet hearts are so delicate and pretty. You are very talented. How wonderful that you stuck to it and learned such a beautiful art. I am sure to will now take on larger projects. Thanks for coming to visit me. I truly appreciate it.

    Have a wonderful week,


  2. Hi Betsy, so good to see what you have been up too! I love them especially the off white ones - beautiful! Take care my lovely friend x Kerry

  3. Hello Betsy, so nice to hear from you again! Love your crotched hearts!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Love and hugs

  4. Hi Betsy, You did it ;-). Yeahh!!!I'm glad you were having fun crocheting the hearts. Thank you for mentioning my blog but I can't take any credit for creating or translating the pattern. The link I had sent you was http://yarnroundhook.blogspot.com/2012/02/swedish-hearts-pattern-revisited.html. I'd very much appreciate if you could change that in your blog post. Thank you very much!
    Have fun crocheting some more in the future!

  5. The hearts turned out so beautifully, I can picture them hanging on a Christmas tree, or a garland made with hearts decorating the mantle. I am glad to see that you are getting a little time to craft, even if its only in the car.

  6. Hi Betsy,
    So good to see you're back. I LOVE your crocheted hearts. Beautiful !!
    Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment on my weddinggift !!

    Hugs, Wilma.

  7. They are beautiful! At which boutiques will you be? Maybe I can make it to one.

  8. Betsy those are beautiful! I could very much see a tree decorated simply with white and or cream hearts and white lights. :) I did crochet when I was a kid but it's been so long, I don't think I could do much more than a chain. Maybe one day I'll pick up a hook again.

  9. It's been ages since I did something fun like this. SO pretty! I'm sure you will do well with them. i think your instincts are right. I love the white and off white too.

  10. Thank you for the change, Betsy!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Hi Betsy!!
    Glad to see you've been busy over the summer break too! I need to get out my crochet hooks and give those beautiful hearts a try. I love to use crochet hearts as tiny gifts tucked in little boxes of goodies! Lovely job on yours! And thanks so much for sharing them with us for the party.
    And it's so good to get back into blogging. It was a long hot summer and I feel much better now. Not so tired and weary, ya know?


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