I crocheted two different size hearts in white and two shades of pink, plus one random blue heart. I chained them into a garland as the source pattern suggest but I didn't like the look so I frogged it. Instead I decided to give the hearts yarn tails of various lengths. For hooks I used spiral paperclips that I had on hand; I bent back the top/larger part of the spiral and they hooked easily over the picture ledge above our couch.
I love the look of the random groupings, the various heights, and the color variations without pattern.
PatternCrochet Heart Pattern by Skip to My Lou
YarnCaron One Pound, various colors left over from previous projects (and therefore not labeled).
LoveI love how fast these whip up. I could keep going and cover my house with hearts!
NoteAs I said above, instead of creating a garland I simply slipped a loop through the top of each heart for individual decorations. Now I need to find a box to store them in to save them from year to year.
From my model preferring to wear washi tape on her navel instead of the clothes I've sewn for her, to the ingenious way that I’ve re-purposed my favorite sewing tool, a chopstick, into a spool pin for double needle sewing on my machine. Daily updates on Instagram (and Flickr) of works-in-progress will give you that behind the scenes view you’re looking for, and sneak peeks of First Tuesday Tutorials, too.