WIP: Crochet butterflies and hearts ornament

I love the Attic24 blog, it’s partly what got me to learn how to crochet back in January. I saw this “heart tree” on the Attic24 blog and I decided to make something similar to put on a bookcase in my living room.

I already have the perfect jug which I found at the annual pottery market in my OH’s home town (I had the idea in my head when I visited the market so that made me more efficient in my shopping! 🙂 ), made by an artisan potter called Silvia Triebel.

A few weeks ago, I found this tutorial for crocheted butterflies on the Marie’s Making blog, it’s simple to follow and it doesn’t take long to make a butterfly. I had also found a diagram for crochet hearts on the DMC facebook page, from a Portuguese crochet club. That was nice, because it meant I had to learn how to read crochet diagrams!  Here’s a close up of the heart I have made so far:

Heart

 

I thought a mix of butterflies and hearts would be cute. I’m using the DMC Natura cotton yarn I have leftover from my granny square blanket, which make this a very economical project (apart from the price of the jug). Now I just have crochet lots more hearts and butterflies, and find some nice dry twigs to hang them on!

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20 thoughts on “WIP: Crochet butterflies and hearts ornament

  1. Red Hen

    You picked out the jug colours perfectly. Having enjoyed your granny square blanket very much, I`ve struggled through the summer to figure out the granny square tutorial. Have three balls of cotton and a very nice bamboo crochet hook now. But the square is beyond me. Not giving up though! Just admiring your talent all the more.

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    1. craftysorcha Post author

      Thanks! In my first post on crochet, I posted a youtube video tutorial that explains crochet really easily, that should make the granny square tutorial a bit easier to follow!

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      1. Red Hen

        Thanks for that. I`d been following the purlbee one but, since I`m very slow on the uptake, the youtube demo will probably suit me better!

  2. Pingback: Finished: Crochet hearts and butterflies ornament | Crafty Sorcha

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