Crochet Heart Gift Tags

I have wanted to learn how to crochet for a few years.  I attempted taking a class at the local JoAnn Fabrics and that was a bust.  You cannot learn how to crochet in one two-hour class and leave feeling confident to conquer a project.  At least I didn’t.

A couple of months ago we got a St. Charles Adult and Community Education flyer in the mail promoting upcoming classes. One caught my eye — Introduction to Crochet.  A four week class.  I pounced on that! And I’m so glad I did.  Carol was our teacher and she was phenomenal.   A woman with patience of steel and a true heart of encouragement, she seriously cheered each of us on. (Carol is pictured standing on the far left).

Introduction to Crochet Teacher and ClassmatesThe first day of class Carol asked why each of us were taking the class.  I giggled, knowing that, yes, I wanted to learn how to crochet; however, my ultimate goal was to learn how to make Crochet Hearts so that I could include one with each order placed in my shop (and sell them on occasion too).  By week three I had taught myself how to make the hearts and I was soooo excited.  I made these gift tags and gave one to each of my classmates.  So, today I thought I would share with you the tutorial for these Crochet Heart Gift Tags.

DIY Crochet Heart Gift Tags with livelaughrowe.comSupplies to make Crochet Heart:
Crochet Hook, size of hook will determine size of heart.  (i like to use an f or g size hook)
Yarn in colors of choice
Scissors

Crochet Heart Pattern:
getting started:
creating a slip knot, ch4, 3tc in 1st ch, 3dc in 1st ch, ch1, 1tc* , ch1, 3dc*, 3tc*, ch3

to fasten off:
bring your chain through the center and grab yarn from the back,
pulling through the center and your last stitch (chain)

*Notes:  All stitches will go into the 1st ch (the same hole throughout the pattern).  This crochet heart video tutorial by love4creativity was a great visual for me.

Once you’ve made your hearts (or purchased them),
we’re ready to make your crochet heart gift tags.

Supplies needed for Crochet Heart Gift Tags:
crochet hearts
manila hang tags
to/from kraft stickers
hemp twine
glue gun

pulling together supplies for adorable crochet heart gift tagsThese are so super easy.  It’s as simple as attaching your crochet heart, your to/from kraft sticker and attaching jute for hanging on gift bag, etc.  Additional notes:  I cut a 13″ piece of jute to use for the hang tag and you could easily print the to/from labels out on paper and glue to the tag as well.

assembling the crochet heart gift tagsOnce they’re all attached, you’re ready to gift or use on an upcoming gift.  I slipped mine into glassine bags before gifting to the ladies at class.  They were all so generous with their kind words.

Supplies for DIY Crochet Heart Gift TagsSo, I got to learn something new, make some new friends and share a fun project with all of you!  I hope you’re feeling inspired. Crocheting is quite fun.  I’m looking forward to making some gifts for Christmas this year – wish me luck!

Adorable Crochet Heart Gift Tags with livelaughrowe.comAnother fun crochet heart crafting idea can be found over with Malia from Yesterday on a Tuesday.  She shared a super cute business card idea.  Be sure to check it out!

If you should buy any of the supplies for this project from my shop,
use code LIVELAUGH10 to save 10%.  Happy crafting, sweet friends!

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Comments

  1. says

    CUTE CUTE CUTE! Love your sweet little hearts and gift tags. Hearts are always in style! Thanks for the shout out too! Happy Weekend!

  2. says

    I think it is exciting that you’re learning to crochet.
    I love crocheting especially little things like this…you can always carry something with you to the Dr. appts and any place where you might be waiting. (the dealership having your car serviced, etc)
    these little tags are cute! I need to make some!
    so cute!
    I’m learning to knit…but I’m watching you tube…it would be nice to have a real live in person teacher and other ladies to get to know and have fun with.
    have a great weekend!
    Pat

  3. says

    I think I’d add a pin back to each heart (stitch on with sewing thread), then punch holes in the To’From tag, and insert the pin through the holes. Then the heart can be removed and worn as a pin!

    (PS — disclaimer…I’m Carol’s sister, and yes, she’s a terrific teacher and friend!! :)

    • says

      Hi Renee! Great idea… and I love that the heart could be used again thereafter! Thanks so much for stopping by and mentioning that you’re related to Carol — she is truly wonderful. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. says

    It’s so cute that you wanted to make hearts, because I am just learning to crochet and making little hearts was a “biggie” for me. I make little teddy bears for gifts and wanted to add a little crochet heart to each one. I have been successful in making the hearts, but I’m always looking for new tutorials, and I like the look of your hearts. The little gift tags are so cute!

  5. says

    Love this! I need to try this. I have not crocheted in forever. Knitting yes, but crochet seems like something I might be able to pick up again. I think these make a wonderful gift within a gift!

  6. distresseddonna says

    I was not patient enough to learn crochet when young. Maybe I can make time now. I love the heart tag idea.

  7. says

    Kelly,
    These are adorable! I’m a knitter with hopes of picking up crochet one day. Since I’m a self-taught knitter, I’m hoping I can one day do the same with crochet! Love the hearts on the tags. Great idea!

  8. says

    Hey There!

    I found your crocheted tags on craftgawker and think they are so cute! If you have a second, I would love if you came by and linked up at The Blitsy Crafts Linky Party. http://ss1.us/a/wtcjKlt9. We are featuring all “things crochet”. We are choosing 3 of our favorite projects, and those chosen will get $5 in Blitsy credits. Hopefully we see you at our party!

  9. says

    Kelly, these are really cute! I’m sure I couldn’t get a handle on crochet in a few hours. Haha. It took me a few “classes” with a patient woman at church to learn the basics of knitting a few years back. Love the tags!

  10. says

    Kelly, I adore crochet hearts! I have had a very small stash for a few years and have hoarded them like gold! Now they are gone…so I’m thrilled to find this {pinned} and hope I can learn a. to crochet :) and b. to make such sweet hearts so I can have crochet hearts whenever I want!!!!! thanks so much :)

  11. says

    So behind on my blog reading – these are absolutely ADORBS Kelly!! Pinning! I would love to learn how to crochet because this post is “Greek to me” but the end results are fabulous. Glad I grabbed some of your cute “To/From” labels from your shop. I think some Spring tags are imminent!! xo

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