Crochet Heart Keyring

All for the love of hearts.

This is such a cute idea for gift for Valentine's day or any other ordinary day!

These are my directions to how I created the crochet heart.  I am not a professional at crochet at all. I practised this so many times to get it how I wanted. I would only know basic crochet. So don't expect to get this right at the first try. But when you get the hang of it you will be very happy with it. And it is really simple!

1. Attaching a slip knot to crochet needle.

2. Chain 4.

3. Join with 1st chain.

4. Work 10 single crochet stitches to the centre of the ring.

5. This is how the ring will begin to look. Once you have completed your stitches chain 1.

6. Begin doing 2 single crochet stitches into 1 stitch. This will double you stitches around to 20.

7. Once you have done that do another 2 rows of single crochet stitches.

8. Once you are back at the start slip stitch and cut away the yarn. Leave enough yarn to pull through crochet needle loop. Pull tight this will create a knot. Continue these steps and create another circle but DO NOT cut it away.

9.Connect the two circles together. Slipping the crochet needle through the top stitch of the first circle. So you will have two circles on the crochet needle. Yarn over and pull through.

10. To join do 5 single crochet stitches (previous step 5 times).

11. Single crochet through the stitches round the two joined circles. 

12. Do previous step twice.

13. You will see a heart shape forming.

14. At the sides of each circle skip a stitch.

15. Continue doing that 4 rows down.

16. The hole of the heart will start getting smaller.

17. Using ordinary cosmetic cotton wool I start filling the heart up. This will make the heart more solid.

18. Once the inside is stuffed, continue crocheting down. This time each side you skip two stitches for 2 rows. Then you will be single crocheting round skipping every second stitch. Keep working down until you will have no more stitches.

19.  Cut away the yarn leaving enough to pull through crochet needle loop. Pull tight this will knot it.

20. With a darning needle sew the remaining yarn to the heart.

*Side note: The size of your circles depends on the size of your heart. So small circles small heart. Big circles big heart.

For key ring loop:

21. Slip stitch yarn to needle, then slide the crochet needle through a stitch at the top centre of the heart, yarn over and pull through.

22. Do 5 chains, then put the key ring to the crochet needle and continue to do another 5 chains. 

23. Then again slip crochet needle through a stitch in the heart next to the one you where you but the start of the loop. Yarn over, cut away yarn and pull through the yarn tightly, creating a knot.

24. With remanding yarn strands using a darning needle sew them to the heart.

That's it. As I have said I am no crocheting pro. I have done this like five times before been happy with my technique.

Here is a video on how to create a 3D heart, it is not my video, but seeing that some people learn better from videos this will help. It is not the same steps but it will help.

Siobhan xx 


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