Want to know how to make the tiniest crochet hearts? (free pattern/ tutorial)

Long awaited – but finally here *drum-roll* the tutorial to make the tiny mini-hearts that I used for my crocheted gingerbread house tags. (Free pattern for those HERE.) 

 

When I made the gingerbread house tags I was searching the internet for a pattern for tiny hearts. And there are many patterns for small crocheted hearts out there. But none was quite tiny enough. So I made up my own. And now you can make them, too. :-)

 

Tutorial for making teeny tiny crocheted hearts

You need yarn – the thinner the yarn, the smaller the hearts – and a matching crochet hook.

1. Start with a magic ring:

Crochet beginning with magic ring

Just make a loop

Crochet beginning with magic ring

and pull your yarn through. Then crochet a chain stitch.

 

2. Work 5 single crochets into the loop you just created/ the magic circle.

How to crochet a tiny heart

 

3. Pull tight and finish the round with a slip stitch into the first chain stitch you have made.
It should look like a small circle.

Crochet tiny heart

 

4. Start the second round with a chain stitch.
Then you work 3 single crochets into the first single crochet from the last round. 

tiny-crochet-heart-tutorial-ursula-markgraf_MG_8370

 

5. Work a slip stitch into the second single crochet.

Crochet tiny heart

 

6. Into the third single crochet work 1 slip stitch, 1 chain stitch, 1 slip stitch. This will be the tip of your heart.

Crochet tiny heart

 

7. Into the fourth single crochet work 1 slip stitch.

Crochet tiny heart

 

8. Into the fifth single crochet work 3 single crochet stitches. Finish the round with 1 slip stitch into the middle of your heart.

Crochet tiny heart

It should end up looking like this:

tiny-heart-crochet-tutorial-ursula-markgraf_MG_8376

 

I always tie a knot with the tail and the thread that I started with. I think it gives the heart a nice shape.

Crochet tiny heart

And done! :-)

Now you can use your tiny heart to embellish your crocheted gingerbread tags ;-) or tie it around a candle, decorate a card, make a mini-bunting out of tiny hearts or …

 

If you liked the tutorial, please leave me a comment! Makes my day! :-)

 

P.S. If you haven’t seen it yet … wanna celebrate the opening of my button shop with me? More HERE.  

 
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How to make your own gingerbread house tags (free pattern)

When I was at my first market selling buttons EVER people were very interested in my decoration. (It really got me to the point where I was wondering if I am selling the right thing. *lol*)

One of my decorational pieces were these little gingerbread house tags. As a little pre-Christmas gift just for you I decided to put up the instructions so if you are interested in making your own – well, now you can ;-)

This is actually the first post of a little mini-blogpost series “Crafty Christmas”. So if you like it be sure to stop by tomorrow to get more Christmassy DIY inspiration. 

This project is perfect for beginners,too. Very easy! 

Edited 18th November 2013: If you want to be one of the first to hear about my next crochet pattern … then sign up for my newsletter. :-) New crochet pattern coming soon!

 
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Crocheted Gingerbread House Tag

supplies:

-yarn in dark brown and white 
-crochet hook matching your yarn 

 

Now, let’s do it! :-)

Chain 10 and chain 1 more for turning:

1. row: single crochet into second stitch from hook until the end (10 stitches), chain 1 for turning:

 2.-8. row: single crochet each stitch (10 stitches), chain 1 for turning. When you are done it should look like this:

9. row: Start decreasing for the roof. Crochet first two stitches together, single crochet into each stitch until you reach the last two, crochet last two stitches together, chain 1 for turning (8 stitches).

10. row: Repeat 9th row (6 stitches).

11. row: Repeat 9th row (4 stitches).

12. row: Repeat 9th row (2 stiches).

13. row: Crochet last 2 stitches together. Pull yarn through and finish off. Your house tag is done and should look like this:

 With some white yarn single crochet around the “roof”. When you are at the top chain 25 and slip stitch to the “base”. This way you form a loop which you can use to hang your cute tag. Finish the “roof”.

Now, very important step – you need to block your cute tags in order for them to look pretty.  Spray them with some starch, let dry and … embellish and use them to decorate! 

I used some of my tiny handmade gingerbread buttons (CLICK to see them) for embellishment. But of course you can use something else just as well.  See:

Done! Was that easy?

 

Please – pretty please with cherry on top – leave me a comment how you liked the pattern! It is my first pattern that I am sharing so I am super excited! :-)

P.S. Let me know as well, if you are interested in knowing how to make the teeny crocheted hearts.

EDITED: Wanna see how I made the teeny tiny crocheted hearts? No problem – here is the free tutorial. :-) And if you like what I share please sign up for my free newsletter below or here.

 
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(Deutsch) Gehäkeltes Lebkuchenhaus-Nadelkissen mit Lebkuchen-Knöpfen

*hibbelhibbelhibbel*
 
Heute kann ich Euch ENDLICH zeigen, was ich schon vor einer Weile gehäkelt habe – 
 
Lebkuchenhaus-Nadelkissen 
 
mit Mini-Lebkuchen-Knöpfen 
 
und
 
Lebkuchen-Vogel-Stecknadeln

 

Was sagt Ihr dazu????
 
Oh, dass ich ein bisschen mit den Knöpfen und Stecknadeln übertreibe, braucht Ihr nicht schreiben. *lach*
Das weiss ich! :-)
 
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