Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Grandma Hearts Tutorial


Grandma Hearts.

My grandma has a string of hearts,
She wears them around her breast.

When she gives me a hug,
one falls and hits my head.

You may think this would hurt,
Something falling from above.

But when it comes to grandma's hearts,
There never hard as there always full of love...

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Here is the tutorial...
I have used 8 ply yarn
3.5 crochet hook...

Each side of the hearts is a mirror image...
So if you have trouble scroll down
and I have given the instructions for every side
as to help make it a bit clearer...
Enjoy!!!






First round finished...






Second row finished.








Third row finished.
Now the last row seems quite long but I have just
tried to explain it very slowly...
But as I have mentioned each side is a mirror image of the other
so if the pics from the first side are not explaining it easily
scroll down to see the pics of the other side...
Hopefully that will make it easier...





This next step is important...
Missing the next 2 chain space from last row will shape the heart...




As a just mentioned for the first side...
This step is important...
Don't forget to miss this 2 chain space as it gives the heart some shape...







Congratulations...

Now I do realize for the very beginner crocheter
that this tutorial is a little harder than the last ones...
But I do have much faith in you...
and if you have any problems please feel free to e-mail me...
And thank you all!!!
These tutorials have been so well received
and I do appreciate your kindness and sweet words
of encouragement...
and don't forget to add some pics to the
Grandma tutorial flickr group...

51 comments:

Celia said...

Wow, I just saw your announcement saying you were going to post the heart tutorial and here it is already!!!!
Thanks so much!!!!!

M* (Melanie) said...

Lovely. Thank you again lovely lady. You have made my day.

Lola Nova said...

I will wait for a quiet moment in the cottage, one where I will not be disturbed and I will take a few deep breaths and give it a go. All the while whispering, "I think I can, I think I can."
Thank you for these wonderful tutorials, such a generosity of spirit to share with us all.

beck said...

I'm going to echo Lola Nova, thankyou so much for your tutorials, they look so easy to follow! One day I am going to try these lovehearts, if I ever find a quiet moment! xo

Fruitful Fusion said...

Thanks for all of the tutorials Michelle! Just finished crocheting my first granny heart!

Bethel of Bethania said...

Thank you so much for this tut... can't wait to have a go at it... I know I should be doing other crochet for pressies but have to give this one a go... ha ha You have me hooked - with hooking... ha ha... Blessings... B

Barra said...

Hi Michelle, You're a wizz. I only began crocheting in the last 6 months and have found your tutorials really easy. Have tried all except the hearts and that's for tomorrow. have made acouple of garlands for my daughter (one for a present) and she's thrilled. Looking forward to the next instalment. You are alos very generous taking the time to write the patters and share them with us.
Thanks heaps Bev

needlekrafter said...
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needlekrafter said...

Michelle,

I was thrilled when I was reading your blog this morning and found the grandma hearts tutorial. This would make a beautiful ornament for Christmas or Valentines Day. I love the poems with each of your patterns/ tutorials also! Thanks for sharing the beautiful patterns.
All the best to you at Christmas and in the New Year.

Detexo-KarinaSala said...

fantastic PAP (tutorial) great thanks for shearing it.!♥
Im from Argentina Buenos Aires.
Hugs, i love your blog.
Karina
Detexo

Lori's page said...

Excellent tutorial, hope to do a couple of these lovely hearts, thanks such a lot, Lori xxx

yarn_lady said...

thank you so much for these tutorials! I have already made the twinkle stars and the trees and the heart and only have the circle to do! These are awesome and the pictures are amazing! Thank you so much once again!

Mrs Twins said...

Worked out well, thanks so much! Great blog!
Hugs and LOve Suex
suesfavouritethings.blogspot.com

pjdgof said...

Thank you so much for your blog and those wonderful patterns given in your tutorials.

Mandy said...

Wow, they are just awesome. Now I have only been crocheting for ummm... about a month!!! hahahah... I just did your stars. Easy! Your Tute made it so. I am now going to jump in to make hearts I think. They will be terrific for the Grandma's from my little one, with the little poem tagged on. Now do I do it for Christmas in 2 weeks or in May for mum's day??? Big dilemma... No doubt I will get stuck, but I won't look at the tute until I go to do it, so that way I won't scare myself off! Thanks! Great job!

Becca-Lou said...

Absolutely beautiful, thanks for posting this tutorial. I cant wait to have a go at it....its lunch time here at work so am counting down the hours till I can get home and make some of these, think they would be fantastic in a Christmas garland

Sarah said...

Your hearts are so sweet! I'm going to make some for Valentines Day. Thanks for the tutorial!

Kimbles said...

Hi Michelle
Thank you for the excellent tutorial again you are a wizz at this! Now I will have to add these fab hearts to list - can I find time before Christmas?????.............mmm will have to see!! Kim x

Leahdis said...

Okay I fluffed up my first one! Will try again. One side was perfect and the other side was not. Just like you pointed out in the tute. Oh well back to the start.

Isabelle said...

Hello
I have just discovered your lovely blog through Daisy Darling. Some great projects!
About to catch up with some of your older posts.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Greedy Nan said...

I've been encouraged to come see you by Dottie Angel and am very glad she did. New to crochet but have made 'her' crochet bunting last week and now looking for other small things to stretch my new-found talent! I think she might be right in suggesting I look here!
What is eight-ply in English please?

pinry said...

brilliant yet again! thanks so much! jx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Another fab tutorial! Thank you! And a funny thing........ if you scroll down the page really quickly it appears as if the crochet is growing as you watch it! Like one of those flicker books!!

Lucy x

glor said...

Love your blog. Such great tutorials, thanks for such sharing. I'm now a follower and will be adding you to my blog.

Suzie Sews said...

Thank you Thank you, Until I found your blog I would have said I could not crochet, hey I just needed a good teacher. Thank you so much. (I wonder how many people you have taught and inspired, what a great thought)

LDSVenus said...

How beautiful is that! Love your blog.

Joy said...

Fantastic! SO easy to follow! I've been crocheting for a couple months but always seem to struggle with patterns. The pictures helped so much! Can't wait to make more!

med nål och tråd said...

THANKS! I have already done my first heart, gonna glue it to a valentine card for my best friend.

Cathy said...

Thanks again Michelle, Granny Twinkle...I just made the crocheted heart! Thanks soooo much!

LeeAnn said...

Wish you were here to help. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Oh!!I want to be able to do this so bad.

Michelle said...

Dear Lee Ann...
I would love to help you out...
Some times tension can be a big problem with projects like this...
Just by adding a extra chain will ease up the work and make it sit better...
Please e-mail me at
kludas@bigpond.com
and let me know or even send me a pic of your work and I will try really hard to help you out and solve any problems...

LeeAnn said...

Thank you so much! I will start one again and do that! I'm not good at "seeing" what stitches I've made. You sound very busy so I will understand if it takes some time for you to respond. No hurry! Good things are worth the wait! Thank you for the offer!

My blog in no where as interesting as yours, but...
http://slap-dashdoings.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

I just joined your Granny Tutorials on Flickr and immediately sat down at the kitchen table with your heart tutorial open and crocheted my FIRST ever HEART! In TWO colors! Your tutorial's instructions and photos were easy for me to follow. Now I have to post about it on my blog and add my first photo to Flickr. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with blogland - this is so helpful for beginners like me. Of course, that means now I have to try the tree, the round and the star!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Kellie said...

Thank you so much for your tutorials. I love all of them. I also made stars for my friend's little girls to hang by the window. They loved it.

Becci Sundberg said...

Wow! I have just made you granny heart. It's sooo cute. I made mine in 3ply crochet cotton and used a 2.5mm hook.
I was an avid 'hooker' (still giggle at that term) but lost interest a few years ago and have since taken up scrapbooking.
One of the latest fads is using crocheted items on your layouts.
I went searching for a heart motif and found yours.
Will post a link up to my blog once I have finished the page it will feature on.
Thankyou!

Carmel said...

Thanks for sharing this - I'm definitely giving this a try. Very clear tutorial.
Have a fab weekend.
Carmel

guernseygirl13 said...

Thank you sooo much for this tutorial, I am a lefty and still found this easy, the photos were a great help xxx

Michelle said...

I realise this tutorial was from years back but I thank you now for posting it. Very easy to understand. It was a joy to make ;)

Rita alias alatvian said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

All your tutorials work great for me!

Michelle said...

Hi, thank you for the tutorial! I have come here via ravelry and have throughly enjoyed crocheting the heart. I have eight more to do in different colours to make into a garland.

I love the design and appreciate you sharing it. It's the perfect size and design that I'm after. Much appreciated x

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HeppieHermpie said...

Best "Royal Sister"!! Yet I make my first heart like this!! Thanks for explain this and I want to tell you, I love your blog!!! Greets from the Netherlands, Herma

Ingrid said...

I love your tutorials! They are so easy... I made this heart lately, if you like to see it you can visit my blog.
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with the rest of the world.
Hugs Ing

Sarah said...

This was just what I was looking for! I made a simple garland with trees, hearts and stars (I'm sorry but my 6 year old vetoed your star in favour of another pattern - kids!). You can see it on my blog and I've linked back to yours, hope that's OK.

Quyen said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful crochet piece!!! I have so much fun doing it... even as a novice, your instruction and pictures made it easy to follow.

Quyen said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful crochet piece!!! I have so much fun doing it... even as a novice, your instruction and pictures were easy to follow.

Carol said...

Thank you so much I did it!

Atalanta said...

This is a lovely tutorial! I wrote it down in dutch, and I'll try to make one heart today. But I'm sure it will be easy to do, your explanation is wonderful!
Thanks a lot. I will visit your site often in the future!
Greetings, Lucia

Atalanta said...

Dear Michelle, I made the heart today. It looks wonderful, but I miss 2 steps in the tutorial.
In the beginning I think one step is missing: 3 tr, 3 ch, 3 tr, 2 ch. Because you only have 3 times trebles when you follow the tutorial but on the picture you see 4.
And between step 6 and 7 in the last row, I think this sentence is missing:
1 dc in next space.
I made it on the left side, and if it's like in a mirror, it should be there on the right side too.
Am I right?
Otherwise it's a great tutorial and I love the heart! And maybe I haven't read good enough... Greetings and thanks, Lucia

Sandra said...

I made the tree the star and the circle perfectly.. But this one I cant get right, the left side is all messed up on round 3 or something, cant seem to find where I go wrong.. Ill try again some other day.. Thanks for wonderful tutorials all the same, lovely patterns :)

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I used it to make a tiny heart to put on the front of a card for a new baby. Your instructions and photos are very clear!