1.13.2013

Miss Lovey


When I was little I made a billion Heart People out of construction paper.  Yes.  A billion.

They hung all over the house and my scissors could not move fast enough to keep up with how many hearts I wanted to adhere together.



Sadly my construction paper days are over, but not my days of dabbling in yarn.

And if you can make Heart People out of paper ~ well...why can't you make them out of yarn?



This is Miss Lovey.

And she was made out of hearts, of course.




This is my most favorite pattern for a crochet heart -- ever.




After making 2 of my most favorite crochet hearts, I stuffed it and edged it with single crochet in white.




Button eyes, embroidered floss mouth, 2 tiny hearts for a barrette & heart-shaped hands & shoes for Miss Lovey.

It took me awhile to figure out how to make the arms & legs.  With paper, I would accordion-fold strips for the arms & legs.  So what to do with crochet?

How 'bout corkscrew arms & legs?

It's been awhile since I have done this stitch but I watched this as a great refresher on how to crochet a spiral/corkscrew.


I think she is lovely. 

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27 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Way cute!

Deborah Hamilton said...

That is so cute!

Stella Marie said...

Oh my...so cute! That's an awesome heart pattern. Thanks for sharing!

annemarie said...

Adorable - thanks for sharing the source for the heart pattern - definitely a keeper!

shari said...

Absolutely precious!

TACIStudio said...

Yes she is...just lovely! Adorable!

Barbara Langer said...

Oh my, she is so cute! And her like reminds me of something... not in crochet, and not in paper either... I think I've seen them in a kid's TV-cartoon when I was little... just can't remember which one!

Szydełkowe czary-mary said...

SUPER serduszko

Anna said...

Adorable !
Have a nice week.
Anna

Jeanne said...

Adorable, Dawn!! Love that you made heart people as a child and that you found a way to create them now that you are a little more grown up. Thanks for the links, too. I really like that heart!

Have a wonderful week!

Ewelina said...

So cute and sweet :)

Sarah said...

How Cute!

principeta said...

She is adorable.How did you think of that,clever but simple idea.Perfect timing too,I was in search for that special heart and this is amazing,thanks for sharing.

Casey said...

she's so sweet! I remember making these out of paper as a kid too :)

Bari Jo said...

This made me smile big today! :o)

Pradeepa said...

Dawn, this is the cutest heart I have ever seen!

Carolina said...

Omg, she´s super cute! Thanks for sharing this great idea, Dawn! :)


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Monique said...

Hoi,
Een nieuwe volger, want je hebt zo'n mooi blog!
Ik kom uit Nederland en misschien vind je het leuk om mijn blog te bekijken, http://haakmaatje.blogspot.nl/
Lieve groet, Monique

Karli said...

So cute, thank you! When I was a kid I loved drawing heart people that I "invented". Haha, fun to see I wasn't alone.

Deb Liner said...

This is cute. Do you have a pattern for the hands & feet hearts? How did you attach the arms & legs? Thanks, Debbie

Dawn said...

Here is the heart pattern for the hands & feet -- http://dejligheder.blogspot.ie/2012/02/pinterest-lovin.html

As for attaching the arms & legs -- I just kept a long tail when starting & then used that to sew/attach the legs/arms to the main heart.

♥Thank you so much for all of your kind words! ♥

Crissi said...

So lovely!
Crissi

Christie Farrar said...

It's funny, I used to draw heart people too. And I always made mine a boy, and his name was Heartman. My grandmother's maiden name was Hartman so I thought this was all very clever.

And I drew him exactly as you made your doll, with curly arms and legs. So pleased to see this. Thanks.

Allyson said...

Oh my goodness! This is perfect. Since she was a baby, I have called my daughter "my little lovey." I am going to make this for her for Valentine's Day! Thank you!

Clotilde M/Craftybegonia said...

Very cute!

Eli Bichita said...

So nice!!!!

Brooke Olenar said...

can you direct me to the pattern for the main body?I have never seen a heart so perfect.