Hearts for Hearts

With Valentine’s approaching hearts and crafting hearts are very much on people’s minds.
A collaboration of crafters and other small businesses, called the Mouse House, have combined to create heart themed items to auction off to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The auction started on the 5th February and finishes on the 7th February at 7pm, so you still have time to bid!

Here’s the link to the auction – Hearts for Hearts Auction on Facebook

So, hearts?!!
Crochet is one of my favourite crafts at the moment, so I started off by searching Ravelry, Pinterest and Google to find some heart patterns. There’s some really lovely ones out there! I pinned quite a few of the ones that I liked here – http://www.pinterest.com/messymuppet/crochet-patterns/ 

I wanted a particularly easy and simple heart pattern for my planned projects. Here are some patterns that worked really nicely.

Elvira Jane Designs  geekycrochet.blogspot.com  skiptomylou.org

here are some of my attempts using these patterns

 

Some of them came out a bit too big for what I wanted, so I used a smaller hook than suggested, and used just round 1 of the skip to my lou pattern to create these….
 

I also made a hat, which started off with the Lovely Crow newsboy pattern, but ended up as a beanie, and finished off with one of the crocheted hearts.
All the items I have made are in the Hearts for Hearts Auction, so pop by, have a look and maybe place a bid! There are lots of lovely items to bid for, aswell as my items! 
And last, but not least, if you would like to try making some more heart themed items, check out LoomyBin’s blog here for a woven hearts tutorial – http://zoomybin.blogspot.co.uk  

And if you want to know more about JellyBean, the organiser of the auction, and the other people donating items, check out her blog here – http://www.jellybeanhomegifts.co.uk/en/blog
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