Saturday, 2 June 2012

Sunburst Granny Hearts...with pattern

Hello Lovelies,
Does anybody remember the circles I teased you with at the end of this post ?
Well I was making a quick gift to take with me to Yorkshire.
As I said before , it wasn't a blanket or a bag , rather something purely decorative.




 Would you like to see what they became ? 
 Here we are , a little Ta-dah moment ( my favourite )..........

 

Colourful , Happy Hearts :0)

I first came up with this pattern back in February 2011 , made one and hung it up, then never got round to doing any thing else about it. 
Then ,when I knew I was going to meet up with Heather I decided  I could make some to string together as bunting ( to look pretty in her babies nursery ).......it had never occurred to me to do that before. These are quite big when made up . I used Style craft double knitting yarn and a 4mm hook...........


Luckily I had jotted down the pattern and managed to pop it somewhere safe . I thought maybe some of you lovelies would like to try your hand at these so I'm going to share the pattern......sorry it's not a tutorial but I simply don't have the time to do one at the moment.Hope you  understand .
 The centre sunburst is not my pattern . There is an excellent photo tutorial for these HERE so pop over there first then come back here for the heart shaped part :0)

Got your three round circle ? Good . 
Here is my pattern, written in my usual U.S. terms
Abbreviations are as follows :-
ch = chain 
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
htc = half treble crochet
tc = treble crochet
Round 1
In any space around your circle ( Space 1 ), attach yarn and ch 1, 1 dc,ch 1.
space 2   3tc, 2 ch, 3 tc, ch1
space 3  3 htc, ch 1.
space 4  3 dc, ch 1.
space 5  3 dc, ch 1.
space 6  3 dc, ch 1
space 7  1 htc, 2 tc, ch 2, 2 tc, 1 htc, ch 1.
space 8  3 dc, ch 1.
space 9  3 dc, ch 1.
space 10  3 dc, ch 1.
space 11  3 htc, ch 1.
space 12  3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc, ch 1.
space 1  1 dc, 1 sc.
Your heart should now look like this.........

You could stop at this point , but this was not properly heart shaped enough for me so I carried on with a second round to make the heart more pronounced.

Round 2
Note there is no need to join the end of round one to the beginning , simply ch 1 then work into the next space ( first space of round one )
space 1  2 sc, 1 hdc, ch 1.
space 2  3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 htc, 1 tc, ch 1.
space 3  5 tc, ch 1.
space 4  1tc, 1 htc, 1 dc, ch 1.
space 5  3 dc, ch 1.
space 6 3 dc, ch 1.
space 7  3 dc, ch 1.
space 8  3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch1
space 9  3 dc, ch 1.
space 10  3 dc, ch 1.
space 11  3 dc, ch 1.
space 12  1 dc, 1 htc, 1 tc, ch 1.
space 13  5 tc, ch 1.
space 14  1 tc, 1 htc, 1 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1.
space 15  1 hdc, 2 sc.


To finish off insert hook into the stitch in the middle of space 1 on round 1 and slip stitch.

As you can see there are a lot of different stitches and not many repeats so while it's not difficult you need to keep referring back to the pattern and concentrate on where you are up to .

If you want your hearts to look flat it's best to stiffen them in some way. I pinned mine to some foam and sprayed them liberally with this stuff......

then I left them over night to dry completely .


Here is Heathers own  photo of them strung together. It was all a bit last minute so I forgot to take a proper photo of how I joined them onto a long chain...........







 But I simply chained about 30cm then attached a heart by stitching from to back, close to the top of the first "bump" at the top of a heart. Then I chained enough to reach the second bump and joined that, both times I used  a slip stitch.
 Then I counted how many chains till I attached my next heart and joined it in the same way. I continued till all 9 hearts were joined but you could make yours as long or short as you like. Just one heart hanging up somewhere you want to prettify looks great too :0)
 Hope you have fun with this. Please let me know if anything is unclear.
 Jacquie x

102 comments:

  1. how pretty!!!!!excellent job!!!!i am going to try this...thank you!!!

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  2. Love the idea of these in a baby's room! The colors are so cheerful and would, no doubt, capture the eye of a baby! You're a sweetheart to share the pattern. Very cute!

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  3. I am definitely going to try this - thanks so much for the tutorial.

    They look fabulous!

    Helenxx

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  4. wow! fabulous! I wonder if they could be incorpoarted into a sqaure and then joined to make a blanket! hmmm!

    xx

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  5. Gorgeous! Multi-coloured hearts are running through my head now - what can I make? *rubs hands, goes looking for pretty colours*

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  6. so so so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
    Thank you for sharing the pattern, very kind from you!!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  7. That sunburst granny hearts pattern is gorgeous! How perfect for a baby's nursery in those wonderful colours! Thank you for sharing your clear tutorial. I'm going to make a heart today and Hanford it up on my balcony!
    Have a lovely weekend and well done for your project!

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  8. They are just beautiful! very nice work
    Shari!

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  9. Haha! I should really read my comments before I sent them off! I think my iPad may have been on French spelling! I meant hang it up on my balcony.
    By the way, I find the word verification more and more difficult to decipher on your blog. This is a 3rd try...

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  10. These are way too cute! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern (you always have the best) I cannot wait to try my hand at some granny hearts :)

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  11. Very lovely! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  12. This is a great pattern, very clearly written. I've made a note of this post's date, and am sure to eventually crochet some hearts.

    Thank you so much!

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  13. How lovely, a string of happy hearts.
    Carol xx

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  14. Very nice indeed, such bright, happy colours. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  15. Jacquie
    These hearts are beautiful and full of life, congrats for them.
    Love your blog, thanks for sharing your crafts.
    Hugs, Ivani from Brazil!

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  16. Lovely, how very clever. Definitely going to try this, thank you for sharing it.

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  17. Those are lovely, and I am definitely going to try that pattern!

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  18. Just beautiful, fresh and such happy heart bunting Jacquie, adorable for Heather's baby to enjoy when he/she arrives xox You really are one smarty pants with your patterns, thanks for sharing x Penelope

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  19. I think they would also be lovely framed, either each one alone or grouped together. Super cute! Thanks for the pattern!

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  20. These are cool!!!!!

    Luv Jane XX

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  21. How pretty! What a lovely idea. You clever person! Thank you so much for the pattern. I have a new little niece that I would love to make these for. Rachel x

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  22. These are just lovely and yea I am going to try this tonite. I sure hope I have time to do it.. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. NO neeed to go fancy on me anyway you explain will do. Me not picky...

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  23. now that's what I call cute!

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  24. Fabulous gift for the nursery, lucky Rachael

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  25. Pretty hearts I love them, thanks for sharing the pattern :)

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  26. They're really lovely, thanks for sharing your pattern! :)

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  27. I happen to have a pile of those circles that have never become a blanket and a newborn baby. I think my plans have now changed!

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  28. Hey Jacqui, the hearts look great........lovely, bright, eye catching colours. I'm sure these won't be the only ones you make, hehe......

    How nice to have a catchup with Heather........Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

    CLaire x

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  29. SO cute! thanks for sharing.
    Ana BC

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  30. Hello Jacquie! I just came back to tell you that I made one of your hearts yesterday and it's absolutely gorgeous! It was easy to do, though I needed my eyes constantly on your well-explained pattern! I've also used the Stylecraft yarns which I love and now I want to make another heart! I need to pin and dampen and block this one! This is a perfect day for crochet as it's raining and I'll be looking at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations on TV at the same time! Thank you once again for sharing this lovely pattern!
    Have a happy Sunday. Sandra

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    1. Thanks for letting my know how you got on Sandra. I'm so happy it worked out ok.
      Just to say blocking only works on natural fabrics...something I didn't realize for ages...so you will need to use spray starch to get it to stay flat for ant length of time.
      Jacquie x

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    2. a ????....so if the yarn is not a natural fiber, no blocking is necessary? if so, then would a garment made with non natural fiber hold it's shape after washing?

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  31. These are so pretty - thanks for sharing the pattern with us. Lily. xxx

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  32. These are lovely, I need to pick up my hook again...must get some nice bright colours like yours xxxxx
    Have a lovely weekend :) Jane xx

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  33. Love your granny hearts.. So pretty! Thank you for sharing your pattern, and hope you're enjoying the weekend! ~tina

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  34. ooh you've made we want to pick up my hook!

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  35. Like everyone else - love your hearts. My favourite shape and they look so great in crochet, will definitely try these - it makes a love pressie for a new baby!

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  36. How lovely. Lucky Heather :D It really is the best idea Jacquie and such a fabulous gift. Oh how I wish I felt my crochet skills were up to giving something similar a go :D

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  37. i would love a pattern for the three round circle so i can get started on these hearts. thanks.

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    1. Hi , there is a link in the post to a tutorial for the circle :0)

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  38. Not sure where the comment I was typing went so trying again...thanks for the heart pattern. I love it. I have a bag of pieces/leftover just waiting for this.

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  39. oh love them i'm going to make some i have loads of style craft wool leftover thx for the patternxx

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  40. I simply LOVE these hearts, thanks so much for sharing the pattern! Sarah x

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  41. very surely gorgeous! will definitley have a go at these x Heather

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  42. I'm always looking for a cute heart pattern and I saw yours. I love anything granny, these are so cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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  43. They're so cute, thanks for sharing! They look a bit like a summer holiday project to me - definitely on my to hook list :)

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  44. Really lovely - thanks so much for sharing! I know I will be hooking these at some point ;) Have a great week!
    Helen

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  45. Jacquie,
    Lovely hearts!:)

    I´d like to show you my crochet blanket - totally inspired by your "Twin blankets"! I love it so much! And I´d like to thank you for all the great tutorials and the gorgeous images you bring to us! My blog: http://linhasimaginarias.blogspot.com.br/2012/06/m-de-mais-uma-manta.html
    Have a beautiful day!

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  46. I can't wait to make these. Beautiful!

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  47. Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern x

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  48. Love these, thanks!
    http://poshpoochdesignsdogclothes.blogspot.com/

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  49. Thank you so much, these are wonderful. I'm going to hook one up now x

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  50. sorry jacquie, but what is the british equivalent of a htc????
    thanks, xxx Alessandra

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  51. Hello Jacquie, I just put one of your lovely Sunburst Granny Hearts up on my blog and put a reference back here! They're such fun to do and make lovely presents! Thank you! Sandra

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  52. Hello Jacquie! Thank you for the pattern! your hearts are so pretty! And I want to tell you that I’m passing on to you the "Sunshine Award” if you want it of course. Take a look here, please: http://olgasoleil.blogspot.ie/2012/06/sunshine-award.html
    I wish you a sunny day!
    Olga ☼

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  53. Thanks for the nice pattern. I made a heart and wanted to show you the result :) If you want to take a look: http://danielasneedleart.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/sunburst-granny-hearts-free-pattern-by-bunny-mummy/

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  54. This is amazing. I'm bookmarking it into my to do list :)

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  55. Super awesome! Jeeej! These are so cute! I'm going to try this RIGHT NOW :D And I will link it on my blog, thank you for sharing!

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  56. Just copied out the pattern into my new notebook that's only for crochet patterns. I'm thinking of using these to make a scarf for my mum for christmas and using some more to maybe join together in a circle to make a table mat. :)

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  57. I'gonna make a bunch of these and sew them together as scarves for Christmas. I might also try sewing some together to make a flower-shaped table mat. Ooooh I need to go buy yarn right now!

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  58. Hi, Just wanted to let you know that I will be linking to this from my blog later today.

    Regards,

    Carla

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  59. Hiya,
    re Allesandra's comment, what is a htc please? I have checked british-american conversions and i can't find it......please help, my daughter has fallen in love with this heart!! (she's a teenager and if she likes something it's a bloomin' miracle larf).
    Regards,
    Sue

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    1. Hi Sue, HTC is american half treble crochet....that's
      yarn over twice,insert hook, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook)
      Yarn over and draw through 2 loops ( 3 loops on hook )
      Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops.
      It's taller that a dc and not as tall as tc ...think I will do a post about it .
      Jacquie x

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    2. I am off to have a go......teehee, have just practised in the middle of my stripey hot water bottle (htr) I am making, and it looks right, fank you! A post would be fab (I think because lots of people have learned to crochet using youtube and tinternet that is why the us terms are taking over the world!). Incidentally I saw a blog from a "british mum's kitchen" that used in her recipe 'cups', 'all-purpose flour and 'confectioner's sugar' what the bl**din' hell is happenin'!!
      Sue
      PS - sorry I nearly frothed there, it's been a loooong day.

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  60. Really wonderful!! I love this pattern. Just made 5 hearts (pics on my blog) and will soon make more. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!

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  62. Hi!

    I am from sweden and I think that your hearts are lovely! I have just a wonder: could you describe how to make a half treble crochet (htc) I understand that there is a slightly difference between british crochet-terms and american and I can`t find htc in any american wordlists...
    Thankful for all help you can give, because I just love those hearts of yours :-)

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    1. She posted about that stitch earlier, instead of doing a full treble crochet, you will have 4loops on your hook, you yarn over once and draw it through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook now, yarnover and instead of drawing through 2 loops you do all 3.

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  63. Love this, but went to the site for the circles and in Google Chrome, I can not see how to translate into English, can you help?

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  64. Jacquie, thanks for this lovely pattern. I had at first some trouble translating it into Dutch, but the second heart I made turned out to be as lovely as yours!

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  65. Love this and have started my first - also had not heard of a HTC and could not find it's UK alternative on utube or vid jug so thanks for adding the instructions...can't wait to see my bunting up (in my work room - I making it for me me me!)

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  66. I spent a good hour searching the htc stitch too, thank you for explaining - really glad I didn't unravel the beginning now! :) Thank you!

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  67. Great pattern..I would love to incorporate these hearts into a square so I could make them into a blanket for my daughter. Can you post if you have instructions? Thanks

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  68. hey jacqui
    just loved your blog.great pattern.I would love to make them asap.thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

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  69. any chance you can make a pattern to then make it Into a square? would make a cute blanket!

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  70. Hello Jacqui, I was searching the web for crochet hearts and found your pattern. I was really taken with them. They are so pretty and easy to make!

    I have looked on your blog, but can't see whether you have a policy regarding people making and selling items based on your designs. (Forgive me if it's there and I've just overlooked it.) After being made redundant twice in the past 5 years and rapidly approaching retirement age, I have dusted off my craft skills and I want to try selling a few items on Folksy and in a local craft shop. I would love to make some hearts in time for Valentines Day and these would be perfect.

    Obviously, I don't want to infringe your copyright, but if you do allow people to sell things based on your designs, please can you tell me what you require in terms of acknowledgement or payment? Apologies for putting this in the comments, but Blogger doesn't seem to allow any kind of personal message.

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    1. Hi Margaret, thank you for your comment. I'm happy for you to sell items made from my patterns. Hope the venture goes well :0)
      Jacquie x

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    2. Thank you so much! That's brilliant. :)

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  71. Hello,
    Thank you so much for posting this pattern, its by far the best crochet heart I have seen online. I have a question for you. I plan on using the heart in an afghan that I want to crochet for a wedding gift. however both times I have tried to fill in the sides to make it into a square shape it came out just awful! (I'm pretty new to crochet so I'm not 100% sure of the best way to do it) have you tried this yet and if not do you have any suggestions? Thanks again! -Heidi

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  72. Very, very cool! If I can figure out how to Pinterest this...I will, as I believe this needs to be shared! Just lovely!

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  73. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! It was fun and I love anything 'granny square' looking. Also your tip on using starch spray was awesome as I've been trying to figure out how to "block" and this saves time! THANKS!

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  74. You are brilliant! thanks again for sharing...
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  75. I just made one! It's really big! Thank you for this great pattern!!!

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  76. Your DIY is one of my favorite tutoriel :)
    So for Valentine, I made a post about Crocheted Hearts on my blog with a special link to your blog (with your name).
    It's here : http://chicandrusticcrochet.blogspot.fr/2013/02/my-5-favorite-valentine-crochet-pattern.html

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  77. Thank you for the pattern! I finished my first practice heart. Would love for you to take a look and let me know what you think if you have time!

    http://littlemissling.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/getting-creative-with-little-miss-ling-crocheting-circles/

    Thanks again! =)

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  78. Thank you very much for your hearts tutorial ! :-) I tested it with a lot of pleasure ! ISA - http://isasart.blogspot.fr/2013/03/mailles-granny-with-love.html

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  79. Lovely..just what I've been after. Was wondring, if I wanted to join them in rows and strips(for blanket), would it be possible?

    Thank you,
    Anne.xxx

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  80. Jacquie, I did your heart. I Posted on my blog http://falandodecrochet.blogspot.com.br/2013/07/coracao-em-croche-com-base-circular.html . I made some minor modifications. I wonder if you permit me to post a diagram that did it. I await your response...
    Thank you very much,
    Sonia Maria

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    1. Thanks very much, Jacquie... I posted my chart with my modifications. Hugs

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  81. Hii Jacquie,Love love love your blog.I made these hearts and turned them into a bunting yesterday...they are adorable.
    You can see a pic here-
    http://aadya-ananya.com/2013/09/05/dressing-up-the-toddler/

    Thanks again for sharing this lovely lovely pattern.

    ~Trishna

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  82. Hi Jacquie

    Thanks for a wonderful `How to'. I saw it and I wanted to try out which I did. YAY!

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  83. Thank you for the pattern. I've tried it and turned out lovely!

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  84. I made a couple of these as part of my friend's birthday present with some really cute multi-coloured yarn! She loved them and gets compliments on them from all her house guests. Thank you Jacquie! http://littlemissling.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/getting-creative-with-little-miss-ling-sunburst-granny-hearts/

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