Last night I was able to finish the heart garland I’ve been working on, here and there, over the past week or so. Google image search found the pattern here. I thought it would be a good use of some of the yarn stash, there was quite a bit of red left over from the angry birds.
The hearts work up pretty easily. I’d do one here, one there. The week of plague was not a good week for hook play, nor was all the snow. Eventually I was able to get enough time to make about twenty.
I tried making them with both a magic ring and a chain, and found the chain looked better. These hearts needed a little circle… If I was making the hearts with one round, I’d use the magic ring instead.
The crochet chain was a bit tricky, a chain of 45 stitches isn’t easy to keep a consistent tension. I would get about 3/4 of the way through the start of the chain and notice that the stitches were off, I wasn’t consistent. The stitches on the top or between the hearts didn’t seem quite as important, foundational. Still, even with redoing a bit here, a bit there, I was able to get all the hearts chained together.
I think it looks pretty good on the mantle…