A child can drastically change your world once they enter it. I couldn’t have foreseen it changing the way we celebrated or didn’t celebrate the holidays. Previously, the only holidays I would decorated for were Halloween and Christmas but this kid has me decorating for all of them. I was so surprised at how excited he was when he seen the Halloween decorations this past October. He was just over a year and a half but nothing got past him. He smiled in delight at each pumpkin and ghost that was hung up. He also had to show everyone who came over all the things. His favourite by far were the stick on decals placed festively on the mirrors, oh did he ever love them. As a parent, there isn’t much you wouldn’t do to see that smile and to make your kid happy. So here I am, heart in hand and decorating for Valentine’s Day. I’m not one for Valentine’s Day but my world is different now. I do it all for him and if sticking hearts all over the house makes him giddy with joy then bring it on.
Our heart decals didn’t seem like enough, something was missing. Then it hit me, we needed a little yarn to complete our celebration of love. I thought it best to hook a little love into our Valentine’s decor and remembered a pattern from one of my crochet books.
This is one of the first crochet books I bought and still by far my favourite. The patterns are well written and easy to follow. Plus the finished product almost always turns out identical to the pictures which is an added bonus!
I was on a quest to create the cutest crochet hearts for my little guy, like I said anything to see that smile. I never thought I would be crocheting hearts for Valentine’s Day but after having made this beauty I wish I would have done it sooner. It is so dainty and sweet. You could get away with hanging it up all year round.
The book has patterns for both small and large sized hearts which is perfect for adding some dimension into the garland. I went with pink yarn for the small hearts and red yarn for the large ones.
I measured out the width of the window I was wanting to hang my finished garland from to get an idea about how many hearts I would need to hook, as well as the length of the garland itself. I used white yarn for the base of the garland and did a chain stitch all the way along until I got to the desired length.
I am feeling all the love and it reminds me that we need to show love all year round, not just once a year. Every day can be love day if we all show some kindness.
How can you not feel all the feels when you see this beauty hanging in the window?! Add to that a little finger pointing eagerly with the biggest smile of life and I am in heaven 🙂
It is the perfect compliment to the heart decals and most importantly it is kid approved. What are you waiting for?! Get out there and hook up some love. Happy Love Day!!