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Heart Garland for the Holidays

I made some heart garland!  I had the Treasury of Holiday Crochet and some stash yarn, so I guess really anything was possible.

It made sense at the time.

I just get excited about holidays!  And I love Valentine's Day.  My husband and I aren't particularly romantic, but I really enjoy sending Valentines to friends and family.  I absolutely adore buying chocolate on February 15 for 75% off.  And I like to decorate with red and pink together.

I really enjoy red and pink together.  And that's why I thought a little strand of pink and red hearts together would be lovely for February.

I modified the Tree Hearts Ornaments pattern from Treasury of Holiday Crochet.  And by "modified," I actually just mean that I crocheted one heart instead of two because I'm didn't stitch hearts together and stuff them.  But wouldn't it be so cute if I did?!  A puffy heart garland?!?!?!

I can't believe I'm just now thinking of this.  Man.  Maybe next year.

Ugh.  Anyway, I'm going to push past my regret to tell you about what I did to make this garland.  There's not much to it.  I just used different yarns.  I thought it would be cute to have hearts of different sizes, but I'm realizing bulky weight yarn is probably the best for not curling up.  The large hearts are made from the leftover yarn I had after making some handwarmers.  The pink is some super fine yarn that I bought and have no clue what to use for (but I do know I should have gone down a hook size or two with it).

And the middle heart?

It's some Vanna's Choice that must have come from...somewhere.  I really need to sort through my stash more often.  Sheesh.

I used the dark red yarn to crochet a simple chain with a few single crochet stitches across the tops of the hearts.

This is a happy little addition to our kitchen window.  The festive colors brighten up the Boring Apartment Beige of the walls (I think that must be an actual paint color), and my daughter smiles every time she looks at it.

 

I have to admit, I do too.

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