Here are a couple of brand new heart designs, along with links to some related love-themed patterns that also may be of interest. I think these are timely, in light of the fact that the Valentine's Day holiday is coming up soon, but of course these types of patterns are useful all year around as well.
- Basic Heart Applique (New This Week!) -- Of the two new heart designs, this one is the fastest and easiest.
- Small Heart Applique (Also New This Week!) -- This heart's a little more challenging to crochet, but I think it's cute if it's worked carefully. One of the advantages of this design: it fits neatly onto the rows and rounds granny square I linked you to in last week's newsletter. If all goes according to plan, you'll be seeing it pop up again soon in some new designs I'm working on.
- "I Love You" Designs -- I designed a series of patterns with an "I Love You" / "I Love _____" Theme. This series is perfect for Valentine's Day, although you can also use it to express sentiments like "I Love TX" or "I Love BMW." I'm making my sample project with Los Angeles basketball fans in mind, but I do hope you'll be creative and use your imagination when you think of other ideas for adapting these patterns.
- More Heart Patterns -- In case these designs aren't what you're looking for, we have an archive of free heart patterns featuring more heart appliques, motifs, and squares. Feel free to look through 'em and add any (or all) of these patterns to your pattern stash.