I have to admit, I have never been very interested in decorating for Valentine’s Day. But this year I thought I would give it a try. I have this long bannister, and I thought a cute, pink garland would be a romantic touch for the upcoming holiday.
It turned out pretty cute, and I love the stripy, hombre yarn.
Make about 20 hearts for an approx 8 1/2 ‘ garland. (not including ends)
6 mm hook, medium weight yarn. I used cotton yarn from Peaches n Creme, in Strawberry Stripes.
Start with 6 chains.
Sc into 2nd ch from st. Sc, hdc, dc.
Dc 9 in last st.
Dc, hdc, sc.
Start your next round in the first sc from the round you just worked.
Sc 3 in the st pictured above. Sc 4, hdc.
Work 5 dc and 1 sc together in the next st.
Skip one st and sl st into the next st.
Skip one st again and work 1 sc and 5 dc together in the next st.
Hdc, sc 4.
Sl st, and tie off.
To make the border, join your second color to the left of your sl st. Ch 1.
Sc in same st. Sc 7.
Sc 2 in each of the next 5 sts. Sc.
Next, work one sc down into the st from the previous round. It will be between the st you just worked, and the sc you will work next. It will be long.
Sc 1 in the next st. Work 2 sc in the next 5 sts. Sc 7.
Join with a sl st and tie off.
I finished my garland by making a 10′ chain (extra to tie the ends up) and hot glued the hearts to the ch. Be careful to make sure that your ch doesn’t get twisted when you are gluing your hearts in place. I used a piece of thick ribbon to tie the middle to the banister.
So, do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?