Like many of you, I have so many little leftover balls of yarn. Whenever I’m taking a break from designing or life, I try to figure out ways to use up those scraps. I was doing just that while at the same time thinking of Valentine’s Day and this is what happened!
These little hearts can be used in so many ways, bunting, sachets, appliques or even little pockets to hold candy or treasures. I filled mine with lavender and hung them in my closet. That glorious scent perfumes the air as I walk into my bedroom and makes me smile.
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Sachets of Love
I used DK weight yarn but you can use anything you like. This is a great stash-buster. Use as many colors as you would like.
Filling to stuff the sachet, you can use fiberfill or a scented herb such as lavender or turn it into a pocket for candy or a little trinket.
1 Button for pouch
Gauge is not important for this project, simply choose a hook that is appropriate for the yarn you are using
Approximately 4” x 4” but will vary based on yarn.
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
YO: Yarn Over
To work PUFFSt: [YO, insert hook in st, YO, pull loop through to height of a dc] 3 times, YO, pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch to lock st
Round 1: Make a magic loop, ch1, 8 sc in loop. Join with sl st to beg sc. Pull tail tightly to close center opening. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch1, [PUFFSt in next st, ch1] 8 times. Join with sl st to top of first PUFFSt. (8 PUFFSt)
Round 3: Change color, ch1, sc in same st, [2sc in each ch1 space, sc in each PUFFSt] around to end. Join with sl st to beg sc. (24 sc)
Round 4: Ch1 – place a stitch marker to indicate this is top center of the heart, [sc, hdc, dc] in next st, 3tr in next st, 2dc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts; [sc, hdc, sc] in next st – place a stitch marker to indicate this is the point at the bottom of the heart); sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, 3tr in next st, [dc, hdc, sc] in next st. Join with sl st in beg ch1. (35 sts)
Round 5: Ch1, skip next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 10 sts; [sc, hdc, sc] in next st (point); sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, skip last st. Join with sl st in in same st as beg ch1. (43 sts)
Round 6: Change color, ch1, sc in next 2 sts, [2sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, sc next 13 sts; [sc, hdc, sc] in next st (point); sc next 13 sts, [sc in next st, 2sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 2 sts. Join with sl st in same st as beg ch1. Fasten off. (51 sts)
Choose your joining method:
Closed Heart Joining: With wrong sides together, match sts, join in top center top point of heart, ch1, working through both layers, sc in each st to point, [sc, hdc, sc] in point, continue to sc in through both layers, until you have gone about ¾ of the way around, fill heart with stuffing or lavender, continue to sc around, join to beg ch1. To make hanging loop, ch14, sl st in same st. Fasten off.
Button Top Joining: Join in center top point with sl st, ch1, sc next 7 sts, with wrong sides together, match sts, and working through both layers, sc to point, [sc, hdc, sc] in point, continue to work sc in each st through both layer to the 8th st to right of center top point, working through front heart only, continue to sc in each st to center front point, sl st in in beg sl st. Fasten off.
To finish back of heart and add the closing loop, with back facing you, join in 1st free st where hearts are not attached together, working through back layer only, sc in each st to st before center point, ch12 for loop, skip center point, sc in next st and each remaining st to where front and back connect. Fasten off.
Sew button in place.