Christmas Love Heart Ornaments

Christmas Love Heart Ornaments

What better and more fitting way to use your Red Heart Yarn than with these Christmas Love Heart Ornaments? They are a cute way to remind someone how much you care this holiday season and to have hanging all around your tree. Give them as a gift to a friend or loved one for a heartfelt Christmas gift that also doubles as handmade Christmas ornaments. You will not be disappointed with your loving crochet ornaments this year.

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Red Heart Holiday, 1 ball each:
    • A: 9040 Red/Silver
    • B: 140 White/Silver
  • Crochet Hook (I/9 or 5.5 mm)
  • Split-Ring Stitch Marker
  • Small Amount of Stuffing
  • Yarn Needle

SIZE:
Ornaments are 4½” tall x 5” across.

GAUGE:
14 sc = 4”; 14 rows = 4”. 

NOTE:
Do not join rounds; instead, mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker, move marker up each round.
 

HEARTS
Front

With A, ch 15.
Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next 5 ch, 3 sc in next ch; turn to work in unused loops of beginning ch, sc in next 5 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 space, sc in last 5 ch – 28 sc.
Round 2: [2 sc in next st] 3 times; sc in next 4 sts, skip next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, [2 sc in next st] 3 times; sc in next 6 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 space, sc in last 6 sts – 34 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times; sc in next 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times; sc in next 6 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 space, sc in last 7 sts – 40 sc.
Round 4: Sc in next st, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times; sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times; sc in next 7 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 space, sc in last 8 sts – 48 sc. Fasten off.

Back
With A, repeat same as for Front; DO NOT fasten off at end of Round 4. Hold Front and Back wrong sides together and work next round through both pieces.
Round 5: Sc in next 14 sts, ch 20, slip st in 20th ch from the hook, sc in next 23 sts, 3 sc in ch-2 space, add stuffing, sc in last 9 sts.
Round 6: Slip st in every sc around. Fasten off, weave in ends.

HEART 2
With B, repeat as for Heart 1.

HEART 3
With A, repeat Heart 1 Front. With B, repeat Heart 1 Back.

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These hearts will work so well with my Country Christmas theme. I can also see these as part of a garland for either the tree or a mantel place. These would also make perfect Valentines Day decorations as well. They are nicely plain, so adding embellishments like ribbons, roses, or beads would work as well. You could even embroider initials, names, etc. A very versatile pattern.

Such a neat idea. I read thru the directions and they are very simple. You can do them in different color combos such as red and green, white and green or even in golds and silvers. They would also look great on gift packages. Or made into a pony tail tie for your little ones for Valentines Day

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