I enjoy creating heart shapes with crochet and thought this would be a fun Valentine’s Day project.
This Woven Heart Basket uses only single crochet and a small amount of yarn. You’ll also need a few craft supplies (listed below) and some crafting abilities. (Since putting all the pieces together takes some finesse I decided to rate this project “Intermediate” for crafting even though it is “Easy” for crochet.)
You may like to have your basket just be a simple decoration (as shown above) or you can add felt or paper to the inside in the bottom woven section so that this basket can hold candy, treats or another small gift.
Easy (crochet); Intermediate (crafting)
Each cord is approximately 14-15″ long
Complete heart basket = 8″ tall x 7″ wide (at widest point)
Red Heart With Love Metallic – 1 skein each of Red and Light Gray (Any medium weight acrylic yarn would work)
10 feet of 20 gauge wire (5 feet of red, 5 feet of silver or gray) or 16 pipe cleaners (8 red, 8 gray/silver)
(Each pipe cleaner is usually around 12″ long so twist 2 together to create a longer piece about 15″ long – see photo below)
8 binder clips
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
1 yd of silver ribbon
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Back bar of the Chain = The Front Side of the chain looks like a braid or “V’s” stacked on top of each other; Turn chain over to see the Back Side and you will notice a ‘bump’ in the center of each chain– Insert your hook under this bump and complete the sc as usual
Cord – Make 4 in Red, 4 in Gray
Cut wire into 8 pieces each about 15″ long (if using pipe cleaners, twist together as mentioned above in Supply List)
With pliers bend over 1/4 – 1/2″ of one end of wire
Working in the back bar of the chain (see Special Stitches), sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next ch;
Thread bent end of wire through completed single crochet stitches on wrong side; Hold in place with clip
Continue working in the back bar of each chain across while working around the wire. Fasten off. (54 sc)
Cut off wire about 1/2″ from end of crocheted cord and bend end like starting end;
With glue gun glue both bent ends of wire to wrong side of cord and hold both ends together with clip
With yarn needle and matching yarn sew one side of red cord together for 10 scs – Repeat with one gray cord (see photo above)
Sew red cord over gray cord to create bottom point of heart (Labeled “First Cord” in photo below)
Sew ends together for 2 of red cords and sew to gray cord as shown in photo
Sew remaining red cord along gray cord in between other 2 cords and over top of gray cord as shown in photo
Weave gray cords in alternating manner (over, under, over) across red cords and sew ends to 1st red cord as shown in photo – Repeat weaving on the back for each cord
With matching yarn tie cords together to create heart shape at top
Trim off excess yarn and tie on silver ribbon for hanger and in bows
Optional: Glue a square of felt or paper inside heart on front and back behind woven section so smaller items can sit inside
And there you have it – your Woven Heart Basket is complete and ready to hang or gift!
Did you decide to fill yours with yummy treats? Who did you give it to? Leave a comment below about your process or send us a photo of your finished project to: jenn[email protected] – We love to see what you make!
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