Wanting to immerse myself in pinks, reds & whites I tried thinking of simple but pretty things to make for Valentine's Day.
Initially, I found a beautiful heart in this book:
Motif # 124 --- a gorgeous heart, but a bit too big for this project. It just seemed to overpower the felt instead of enhancing the look I was going for.
So, back to my stack of books and I found exactly what I was looking for in here:
The perfect heart --- and it truly is my most favorite pattern for a crocheted heart that I have stitched.
Here is how it all went together:
1)Using 2 pieces of 4 x 4 inch felt 2)marking tiny dots with a pencil
3)stitched a simple buttonhole stitch w/ embroidery floss 4)and before closing, stuffed it with polyfill
5)single crochet the first row 6)and chain 3 -- skipping a single crochet for row 2 to create a simple edging
7) and lastly -- adhering the heart in the center
...a perfect change of heart.