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07 June 2011

Granny Heart Bunting


You will no doubt have seen, as I have, the many, beautiful and varied styles of crocheted bunting there are out and about in Blogland.  I've seen many in the traditional triangular shape but the first one that really set my heart racing was this



pretty little heart version on Lucy's Attic 24 site.  But after searching around for various patterns, I also found this




very wonderful granny square style bunting by Loretta from a shoebox full of photographs which I also adore.

I continued the search but I couldn't find exactly the thing I was looking for.  I wanted cutsey pie hearts but also I wanted the granny look.  So, in the end I decided the set about making my own version.  It took a few trials and quite a few errors but in the end I got something I was very happy with.  This dinky little shape here...



...isn't it?  Don't you think?  It's all that I hoped it would be, full of granny holes and charmingly hearty in shape, plus I needed the picots for a extra cutey cute touch.

At last I was in business and production could begin!  I set to work and made myself a little stack to be strung together.  Originally that was going to be that, pretty hearts on a string but while making them it came to me that they should have a little decoration.  So I broke out the buttons, ribbon and beads and let the fun commence!



I whiled away a good few hours placing, arranging, re-arranging and eventually sewing into place my decorative oddments until I was happy with the results.  And how happy with the results I was!  Do you want to see?  Sure you do, let's look...




And here it is in my creative and crafty little den.  Not the best photo on a dull day, but you get the idea, it's working it's cheerful magic and I makes me smile like a simpleton every time I go upstairs and get a beautiful glimpse.  



Now, let's get done to business.  Lets imagine that you quite liked the idea of having your own bunting and you too wanted a granny-ish, heart-ish type shape.  Well, if that scenario does come about then you'll be very pleased to know that I have written up the pattern for your delight and bunting-creating needs!  You'll find the download link at the bottom of this post.

I'm also providing a tutorial (my first one - wow!) to show, step by step, how to make the hearts.  You'll find that in the post below this one by scrolling down a little lower.  Or, in case you're not reading chronologically and you came to this post through some other link or while browsing or whatever, then you can use this link to jump straight to it now.

I'm going to leave you with some slightly closer pictures so you can see the decorative what-nots, in case you'd like any ideas.






Super!  So now, you've got practically no excuse not to make any!


Visit the Cherry Heart Boutique the download the pattern, it's in the crochet section.

I hope you enjoy the pattern and if I have made a tremendous foul-up anywhere, feel free to contact me!

S x

27 comments:

  1. I love these, go you!
    Esther.

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  2. Thank you so much. I had been struggling to find my next project but you have solved the problem. I love these.
    x

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  3. Oh do I love these - am going to download the pattern right this minute!! Thanks for sharing - I am new to your blog and am so glad I found you!!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this great project - I've come over from Ravelry to have a look (I'm the one with all the 'Wow`s'!)and now I'm following you. I, too, am downloading pattern now - hope I can do your bunting justice!

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  5. These are so pretty and I love the buttons too.

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  6. I love your hearts , I hope that I can make such a beauty !
    Love ♥RINI♥

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  7. Absolutely love the hearts, the beads & buttons are a sweet touch, Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog, so encouraging. Weather's been nice here since my last post:) its great. Have a lovely weekend
    Karen x

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  8. Beautiful! I've tried to download the pattern but get an error! I will try again, I hope it will work! :)

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  9. I was able to get it from your patterns page, yay! Thanks for sharing your lovely work and patterns with us.

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  10. I LOVE this! Linking up a Tangled Happy on Monday. Thanks for sharing this. :)

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  11. Very sweet bunting! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I might make one soon. I love all your work and am really inspired!

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  12. These are amazing little things. I hope to see a lot of these popping up in blogland. Might have to try them out myself. Have a great day.

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  13. I've just discovered your blog and think it is so beautiful and creative. I have recently started trying crochet so am enthralled by your colourful and wonderful creations. Thanks for the inspiration and the challenge. Hugs Cherry XXX

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  14. Oh how adorable these are!! I can't wait to give these a try! Thanks for the pattern! Just cute! Cute! Cute!

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  15. Thanks for sharing a tutorial, it's a really lovely adaptation of the two ideas - nice and original! I'm going to have a whirl at this when I get some of my other projects finished :-)

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  16. Just love these little hearts so unique and inspirational, thanks for the pattern, can't wait to have a go :)

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  17. Thank you for posting this - I love your garland, and will have a go at a heart. Mine always seem to end up very messy, which I posted about this week! So it was lovely to stumble across your tute.

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  18. These are just TOO CUTE! I love them. I am currently making the triangular one with the tassles on them... but hearts must be next! I love it.

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  19. This is beutiful, and thank you for sharing.
    Greetings from Iceland:)

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  20. absolutely love your ideas - i've recently painted up my nieces bedroom and its all butterflies and flowers - this bunting will make a fab addition to the room xxx thank you so much

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  21. I like this ...Greeting from Italy

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  22. What a wonderful pattern and huge thanks for the picture tutorial. This was my first crochet project after learning to make a granny square and it has turned out so well that I have given it to my soon to be sister-in -law to decorate her wedding venue. Thanks again

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  23. This is beautiful and I adore the colours. I've been meaning to learn to crochet for some time now so will try giving this a go. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  24. Thanks for the pattern for the hearts bunting. I was wondering if I could have your permission to pin this to my crochet board on Pinterest.
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

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  25. I completely love them, thanks for sharing here.

    Have a nice time!

    Lluisa x

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  26. Thank you for this heart pattern. It is so pretty. First, I found your tutorial, and I didn't want to print all of that, so I am glad I found the pattern. The tutorial is really written, so thank you, I can refer to that if I have a problem.
    Helen S

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  27. harika olmuş,çok beğendim ve hatta bloğumda yayınladım:
    http://duyangelsin.blogspot.com/2013/02/orgu-kalplerden-yeni-yl-yada-dogum-gunu.html
    sevgiler..

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