As I said last time I can never have too many hearts in my house. I wanted to make a garland for the beam in my kitchen which looks bare since I took down the Christmas decorations. I have been busy making hexagons for a quilt and also ploughing on with the crochet squares for my blanket so I thought it would be interesting to combine the two crafts.
I chose the fabric and wool to match my kitchen, pink and green. I started by ironing on a medium weight interfacing to the back of my chosen fabric to make it easier to handle. I used waistband interfacing as I was given a huge roll and it was just the right size. I then cut out the heart shapes ready to add the crochet edging.
I used 100% DK cotton wool to sew a blanket stitch around the edge of the heart. I then used these stitches to add a row of double crochet (DC) stitches around the heart in the same colour wool. As I wanted a contrast I used a different colour to add an extra edging to the hearts. A simple shell stitch (three treble crochet) in every other DC stitch worked.
After a gentle iron the hearts were ready to attach to a cord I made from the three strands of wool I had made the edging from. I started by forming a chain row, then completing a treble crochet stitch in each chain.
A row of pretty crochet edged fabric hearts!