Valentine's Day is one of our favourite holidays around here! Ever since they were little, my girls loved to decorate for it and celebrate it together as a family. We like to litter hearts everywhere, bake special treats, and my hubby always buys our girls special gifts to express his love for them. It's the cutest thing EVER! Five years ago, I crocheted an adorable mini hearts banner which I still use to this day. You can find that project here. This year, I thought I'd recreate the banner with extra chunky yarn to give it a whole different look. And you can't have to many heart banners to decorate with, am I right?! Come learn how to make a sweet chunky heart banner, and then make sure to pop down to the bottom of this post to see 30 more beautiful Valentine's Day DIY ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!
This little banner is pretty quick to whip up (each heart took me about 5 minutes to crochet), and it's a great beginner's crochet project.
You could use the hearts as-is for Valentines decor or coffee coasters, or string them together for a sweet banner like I did.
Here's the pattern to make this chunky crochet hearts banner:
(If you're a beginner with crochet, I recommend you watch my YouTube video below to see the step-by-step directions.)
Make a magic loop.
Triple crochet 2.
Double crochet 3.
Triple crochet 1.
Double crochet 3.
Triple crochet 2.
Pull yarn end of loop to close magic loop.
Slip stitch through center of heart (loop).
Cut yarn, and pull ends through to back of heart.
Weave ends into back of heart and trim.
To make a banner, make 7 or more hearts. Cut a long piece of extra yarn, and pull it from the back to the front through the left top side of one heart. Then, pull it from the front to the back on the right top side of the heart. Repeat until you've strung all of the hearts on the yarn.
Watch my video to see how easy it is to crochet this chunky heart banner:
Now, go check out 30 more beautiful Valentine's Day ideas to make, bake & create from my Canadian blogging friends:
Valentine's Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Valentine's Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog
Valentine's Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush
DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine's Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life
DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine's Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos
Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy
'I'm Stuck On You Valentine' Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog
DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style
Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos
Valentine's Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer
How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine's by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog
Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine's Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design
GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
Simple Valentine's Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful
Valentine's Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen
Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories
Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest
Valentine's Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Rustic Valentine's Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile
Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House
DIY Valentine's Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box
Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Valentine's Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine
Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of daydreaming of elsewhere