Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Crochet heart

Crocheted hanging heart and flower with links to the free patterns.
crocheted heart scented sachet

Just a very quick share today, I was posting sneaky peeks of this on instagram last week so thought I could share the finished result.
crochet work in progress
This is one of those rare things, something I pinned on pinterest then actually made!

This idea comes straight from one of my most favourite crochet blogs, Attic 24. The super talented Lucy from Attic 24 made these gorgeous little crocheted hearts with pretty roses way back in 2013 and I pinned them, like you do. 
The pattern for the hearts is from a lady called BeaG and is on flicker here. The rose is an Attic 24 pattern here. The links for both patterns are on the original Attic 24 post too. 
crocheted heart scented sachet
I had a few issues getting my heart started, you start at the bottom point and I sort of fudged mine a little so don't look too closely. I also notice mine is not the same rounded, even shape as the original but no matter. I read something the other day saying that apparently knitters of fairisle jumpers used to put mistakes into their work sometimes just to show it was handmade. I don't know if that's true or not but I do embrace the idea that handmade doesn't need to be perfect!
crocheted heart scented sachet
I chose not to add leaves but there is a pattern for a leaf too over on Attic 24 if you want to add them.
crocheted heart scented sachet
The yarn I used is DMC Natura Medium and my hook was a 4mm. This yarn was a freebie in my goodie bag from my trip to the CHSI Stitches show back in February.
DMC just cotton natura yarn
I finally decided what to make with it, or at least some of it, I've used maybe half the red and just a little of the orange on this heart sachet and rose.

I used a little bit of regular toy stuffing to fill my sachet and I added a little piece of cotton in the centre with a few drops of essential oil on it. It smells amazing, but I want to keep this as a gift for someone later in the year so now it's in a sealed plastic bag with a bit of tissue with a few more drops of the essential oil. That way it should smell lovely for a good long while.
crocheted heart scented sachet
This finished heart is roughly 6" (15cm) tall, that's making it with this medium yarn which is apparently  an aran weight, and using a 4mm crochet hook. This would be a fantastic stash buster project, you could make a whole load to use up all your leftovers, but of course the finished size will vary depending on your yarn and hook. 
Enjoy!
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Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

20 comments:

  1. It's lovely , I did see it on your ig & I love the 2 colours you used.
    I would have never thought of putting in the drop of oil, that's a good tip iii think of that when I try one out ..... It's on my list 😉 #makinghome

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    1. It does make it smell fab and no oily marks on the yarn as I buried it right in the middle.
      I love this colour combo but this would look pretty in pastels too I think.

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  2. I am a big fan of Attic 24 and that rose design is lovely. They work so well together. #MakingHome

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    1. Attic 24 is just a treat for the eyes isn't it? My biggest problem is that I want to make it all!

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  3. This is so cute!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  4. So pretty and am in love with that crochet hook

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    1. It's lovely isn't it? I was lucky enough to get it in a goodie bag from DMC, but I think they are available in shops now.

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  5. Really love it honey. I wish I could crochet to a pattern. Xx

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    1. My nan taught me to crochet by looking at something already made and I used a book years later to learn to follow a pattern, I struggle with charts sometimes still. I also find the whole UK USA different stitch names confusing and have to write myself notes on my printed out patterns!

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  6. Love the colour combo, i like the essential oil idea too :)

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    1. I've always loved the warmth of reds, oranges and yellows together. The oil on a tiny piece of cloth buried int he middle seems to be working ok. No oily stain on the crochet so far so thats good.

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  7. It looks beautiful, I'm sure it will be a well loved gift.

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    1. Thanks, fingers crossed - I will make sure it goes to someone who appreciates handmade!

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  8. That's just lovely! Thank you for sharing it at The Really Crafty Link Party this week!

    I've been waiting for an excuse to buy that Natura yarn and now I have it. Did you like working with it?

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    1. Hi again, just a quick note to let you know that I’ve featured this post today on The Really Crafty Link Party Features. Come and grab an “I was featured” button and browse around for the other features here: http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/07/the-really-crafty-26-featured-posts.html. Congratulations!

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    2. Thank you so much Teresa, what a lovely surprise.
      Yes the yarn was great to work with, very soft and it didn't seem to split too much like some cottons can. (only when I went wrong and had to undo a bit!) They do several different weights of the Natura but this is the only one I've tried so far.

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