My garland was about 5 feet long and used about 27 mini hearts!
The pattern for the hearts is available for free from Crochet Today.
Download Mini Heart Pattern from Crochet Today
This little garland is happiest when all the hearts can rest against the wall or door frame, instead of swooping loosely. Otherwise they tend to face the floor a bit.
Here's a little tutorial on how to string them together.
- Line up your hearts in the order you'd like them.
- Measure out your string to string the hearts on.
- You'll use knots to hold the hearts in place, so get your yarn needle threaded!
Tie a knot. String heart. Tie a second knot. Then repeat, allowing about an inch and a half or so of space between each heart. It looks like this.
It can be tricky to get the knot to land where you want it, but here's some tips.
Make a loop about where you want your knot to go, and pass your yarn needle through the loop.
Hold the loop down with your fingers as you pull the needle through.
It takes a little pushing and pulling but your knot shouldn't land too far off from where you want it.
To string your heart, thread your needle from the back to the front, then out the back again.
Continue knotting and stringing until all your hearts are used!