tiny scraps of love

Tiny scraps of love

I regret not posting sooner. I haven’t been able to crochet much in the past few days because I’ve strained my hand…probably from the stress of crocheting so much lately (which, let’s be honest, isn’t a bad thing). I did happen to make up a few motifs and little things last week to get rid of some yarn scraps, and I think they might just be perfect to help spread some love this Valentine weekend.

(Also I apologize for the poor image quality…I had to use the camera on my phone :/ )

Heart motif

heart motifs

These are the perfect little gift to share with any loved one or friend (or, if you’re brave enough, hand them out to random people…they may just need a little sign of love). I found this free pattern from The Painted Hinge and it truly is a super easy pattern to follow. I pretty much had it memorized from the first heart I made. These motifs are adorable in any size — my smallest hearts are made from crochet thread. I’m thinking about turning some into earrings soon.

Tiny pouch/gift bag

tiny pouch

Neon yarn doesn’t exactly photograph well on a phone camera…

tiny pouch again

Another view of the pouch/gift bag

When I set out to make this pouch, I had the intention of making it into a coin bag for my purse. After I finished, I realized the bottom had too many openings for coins to fall out so it wasn’t exactly ideal. But it is a lovely little bag! I found this free little pouch pattern from Elisabeth Andree, and I think it could make the perfect little gift bag for a small Valentine gift. Elisabeth also gives some more suggestions on what to do with this tiny pouch here.

And another little thing…

So when I couldn’t quite find the coin purse pattern I was looking for, I decided to make my own. I’ll eventually write up the pattern and post it on here, but I want to make a few more first before I share.

my pouch design

I added the heart motifs on the ends of the closing string of this one because I plan to use it as a gift bag for a friend. I made another, larger version (which I didn’t photograph) that I’m using for my coin purse. I’ll try to write up the pattern once my hand heals and I get to crocheting again, so be on the look out for it!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whether you’re spending it with a loved one or friends, or if you’re just treatin’ yo self.

– Katie

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