I made a mock-up Valentine out of Lily Cotton using Bella Dia's Sweet Heart Crochet Pattern! This pic is of an unblocked heart. Since I used worsted wt yarn and a size 5.5mm hook, it turned out to be a pretty decent size. (But you can use any wt yarn and hook size) It was really fun, fast, and easy to crochet. So if you're a beginner crocheter, like I am - have no fear! It's all sc with some sc increases and sc decreases thrown in to make it a bit more challenging (and give it shape). I think if I make the garland like Bella Dia did, I will use primarily acryllic or wool. The cotton splits a bit and doesn't give as nice a shape. The one part of the pattern I ignored was at the very end - to perform 1 or 2 sc decreases in the heart's cleavage to gather it a bit. Honestly, I just didn't even read it. I happened to see if afterward. I think 2 sc decreases, 1 on either side, is a good idea and I will follow that on my next heart.
I crocheted a 2nd heart out of Stitch Nation Full o' Sheep. I did follow the sc dec at the end of the pattern this time!
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