Monday, January 30, 2012

Guest Post! {Vertical Heart Garland with Goodknits}

Goodmorning everyone and happy Monday!
I'm so excited about this guest post! Today we have Lisa with us from Goodknits and she's going to share with us a great Valentine's tutorial on how to make a "Vertical Heart Garland". Her blog is lovely and filled with great photos, tutorials and knitted/crocheted pretties. And you HAVE to check out her shop which has the most beautiful doily blankets I've ever seen!
So, to not waste any more time, here's Lisa!


Hello there! I'm Lisa and I blog at Goodknits. I like to share easy DIYs, patterns (knit & crochet!), recipes, and photos of my home and life with two kiddos. Things are always interesting with two little boys and a bunch of yarn!

Last week, I shared a 5-minute crochet heart pattern on my blog and today I am sharing a simple tutorial for turning them into a vertical garland. I hope you like it!


First, the "anatomy" of the 5-minute heart. The spaces at points a-d will be where you will be inserting your hook for the garland.


Step 1: Inset your hook into space a and pull a loop through.
Step 2: Insert your hook into space b and pull a loop through the heart and the loop on your hook.
Step 3: Insert your hook into space c and pull a loop through the heart and the loop on your hook.
Step 4: Insert your hook into the stitch at point d and pull a loop through the heart and the loop on your hook.
Step 5: Chain 1, over the top of your heart.


Chain 5 (or however long you would like the spaces between your hearts) and then insert your hook into space a on your next heart and pull a loop through. Repeat the steps for this heart and each subsequent heart on your garland. Mine is only 4 hearts, but you can certainly make a longer one! I've even used a single heart with a long chain to wrap a gift. It was SUPER sweet.


I hung my little garland in the window, today. The cool breeze had it swaying. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it and be sure to stop by and show me your projects!

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Thank you for having me on your blog, Lindsey!


Out on a limb said...

So cute!
And I LOVE the colors that you chose too.

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

This is so sweet! Lisa is so talented. :) Thanks for sharing!