After seeing this Danish heart pin on Pinterest, I was reminded that I haven’t yet posted about my own Danish heart projects! I have made many of these adorable interwoven hearts from the free pattern on alipyper.com.
My most ambitious version of the project is a garland that I hang in the doorway for Valentine’s Day. Each heart is made from two ovals with slits, which get folded in half and interwoven. It’s much easier than it looks – my favorite kind of project! 🙂
I made the garland out of two different thread sizes: Aunt Lydia’s (sparkly) Iced Bamboo, and Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Cotton (size 10). I alternated the larger (Iced Bamboo) and smaller (Classic Crochet Cotton) hearts on a crocheted chain that’s made from leftover thread held together.
This past Christmas, I made a few of the hearts as gift toppers. I experimented with some different color combinations (above) to coordinate with wrapping paper, and also did some in the classic color combo.
My garland got a first place award in its category at the contest last year. Love this pattern – give it a try!