Scandi Loving

We tend towards a very low-key Valentine’s day in our family and, as with all of our  celebrations, handmade gifts or cards are prized above the expensive and commercial. For us, a small gesture of love is worth ten times more than some mass-produced junk or air-freighted roses, however tempting.

I love the simplicity of scandinavian design and I spent some time looking for a simple, stylish crochet heart design for my little family.  Teresa’s Heart Ornament with its lattice work appealed to me and are a bit more unusual than the average without being too fussy.

This is how mine turned out…

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Unlike many pdf patterns, the instructions are visual and really easy to follow. After making a couple I was able to rattle them off without even looking at the pictures. I used a red cotton yarn (although I will confess that I have no idea which brand of as the label has long disappeared into the bottom of my crochet basket) and a 3mm hook.

I had fun making handmade hearts for my valentine and I hope you do too. They would also look great on the Xmas tree, if you can wait that long!

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3 thoughts on “Scandi Loving”

  1. These are adorable! I think I need to make a bunting with them (I love bunting, have never made it, and have always meant to!!).
    It is quite a cute little heart, though, indeed! And not too frilly, so it could be for more than just Valentine’s!

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