How to make a #knottylove heart

Last week I posted about my #knottylove project to try and inject a little bit of happiness into people’s lives: leaving little, cheerful notes with crocheted hearts around for people to find. So that anyone who want to carry on the good work can make their own hearts, here’s the pattern for the little hearts.

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Pattern:

US terms

Any weight yarn

Appropriate size hook for yarn

Teeny Heart

Make a magic ring. Ch2, DC, 2TRC, DC, HDC, SC, ch2, SC, HDC, DC, 2TRC, DC, ss  into ring. Cast off and pull tight. Tie the ends of yarn into a knot. Use ends to hang the heart somewhere.

Even Teenier Heart

Make a magic ring. Ch2, 2DC, HDC, SC, ch2, SC, HDC, 2DC, ch2, ss  into ring. Finish as with other heart.

Of course, you can use these little hearts for more than spreading love and they make lovely additions to bunting and as appliques.

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#knottylove

Sometimes the world can be a daunting and unwelcoming place. For many, self doubt and worry as well as more serious depression and anxiety are a daily battle. Even those who consider themselves happy-natured have off days.

During times of sadness, doubt and general malaise, little things can make all the difference. This is where #knottylove comes in. For a couple of years now I have occasionally left little notes of encouragement and cheer around for people to find. Back in school and university I used to leave them in library books but this year, I’ve decided to go a little further.

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#knottylove is all about spreading cheer. Upgrading my little notes, I’ve added little crochet hearts to each one. I plan to distribute them all over the place as I go about my daily life. I hope not only to make people smile but also to connect with those who find my hearts and encourage them to spread the love too.

If you find a #knottylove heart then please find me on Twitter or Facebook and post me a picture. If you feel like helping me out you’re welcome to redistribute the heart or make your own to give out (I’ll post the heart pattern on another time).

Have a happy day and spread the love. Goodness knows, we could all do with more reasons to smile. 🙂