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  1. Easy to make Valentine day hearts

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    Valentine day is coming and You could definitely use some of those cute heart appliques, right? Either for some scrapbooking project, or for Valentine day garland... 

    Well, You can either buy trese hearts or make them. If You decide to make them,  here is tutorial of very simple heart applique - simple, but still great looking.

    By the way - if You want buy them - I have some in my shop! Take a look!

    Here are few samples of different size hearts:

    hearts-2i  Crocheted hearts  Crocheted hearts 2 colours  il_570xn.707842398_brte

    As you can see, You can use different yarns, crochet threads and even use 2 different colors in one heart.

    Notes about this tutorial
    You will need a little bit of yarn or crochet thread and crochet hook.
    For this tutorial I used 2,5 mm crochet hook and 4-ply mercerized cotton yarn. Heart applique made of this yarn measures ~ 4 cm (1,6") in width and ~ 3,5 cm (1,4") in height. But You can also use other yarns and threads.

    Used stitches:
    ch - chain
    sc - single crochet
    dc - double crochet
    tr - triple crochet
    ss - slip stitch

    So, lets start!

    Step 1 - chain

    Step 1

    Chain 5
    (or even better - use "magic loop" - if You are crocheter, You know, what is it. If not - here is great video tutorial: . If You use magic loop, skip step 2 of this tutorial)

    Step 2 - make ring

    Step 2

    With slip stitch make ring (if You use "magic loop", skip this step)

    Step 3 - round 1

    Step 3 - round 1

    Note: All stitches of this round You make in the ring.

    Chain 1; 1x single crochet, 1 x double crochet, 1 x triple crochet, 3 x double crochet, 1 x chain, 1 x triple crochet, 1 x chain, 3 x double crochet, 1 x triple crochet, 1 x double crochet, 1 x single crochet.

    Well, if You have good imagination this already starts to look like heart. Now we will give  this applique shape of heart.

    Step 4 - round 2

    Step 4 - round 2

    [2x single crochet in the next chain]; repeat [..] 3 more times; 1 x single crochet in next 3 chains; 3x single crochet in next chain, 1 x single crochet in next 3 chains; [2x single crochet in the next chain]; repeat [..] 3 more times; slip stitch in the ring. Fasten off and weave in ends.

    You have made crochet heart!


  2. Crocheted leaves - DIY photo tutorial

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    This tutorial is for very simple (and very cute) crocheted leaf - it takes only few minutes to make one.
    You will need small amount of yarn and crochet hook. Size of yarn and hook is not so important - You can make tiny leaves for scrapbooking by using crochet thread or You can use bulky yarn to make larger leaf for embellishing clothes...

    Chrochet leaves - tutorial

    1. Chain 10.

    2. Slip stitch in the 2nd chain from the hook.

    3. 1x single stitch.

    4. 1x double stitch.

    5. 3x treble stitches.

    6. 1x double stitch.

    . 1x single stitch.

    7. 1x slip stitch.

    The one side of the leaf is now ready. Let's do the other side.

    8. Chain 2

    9. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain from the hook (also it's the 1st chain of the leaf).

    10. 1x single stitch.

    11. 1x double stitch.

    12. 3x treble stitches.

    13. 1x double stitch.

    14. 1x single stitch.

    15. 1x slip stitch.

    Now the leaf is ready. If You don't need stem for it, fasten off and weave in ends.

    If You need stem, continue:

    16. Chain 5

    17. 5 slip stitches.

    Fasten off, weave in ends.

    (if You need longer stem, just increase number of chains)