CHS Post Covid19 Event will start NOW!
Based on an idea generated by the Peyton Heart Project, we too will be giving heartfelt items to individuals. Originally meant to help “end suicide and bullying and the stigma surrounding mental health issues”, we can expand our project to include family, friends and neighbors; anyone having difficulties coping. There may be a need when this quarantine ends slowly, and the “new normal” is unexpected. Some people may have repercussions financial or otherwise, or may be dealing with PTSD from COVID.
This project is for all ages. CHS youth and teens group may especially want to help with the suicide and bullying issues.
Make small (2” wide) knitted, crocheted, cut felt, or sewn hearts. Sewing 2 inch heart ”quilts” would also be nice.
Our hearts are to be made now and saved until the quarantine is over. Of course the hearts will be washed after the virus event.
Attached, are tags with supportive messages. Do NOT tie the loops or put on tags or (just leave 2 tails of about 6". They will be tied and tagged after washing. For now we will just collect the hearts.
The tags could have text such as:
The link below is to the Peyton Heart Project concept. There, find links to instructions and the full description of the Peyton Project.
or just click on the following how-to knit or crochet links.
Even if you are not adding tags to the hearts you are sending you must make a tied-off loop.
If you want more pattern choices you can find them on Ravelry.com. It is a free website for people who knit and crochet.
Please, do not attach buttons, snaps, beads, or anything else on a heart that a small child could choke on.
Here’s a popular pattern:
Use a K-size hook and chunky/thick yarn to make the heart 2 inches (5 cm) wide. Make a magic loop… Chain 3, In the loop, 3 triple crochet, 3 double crochet, chain 1, 1 triple crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet, 3 triple crochet, chain 3. Pull the loop to tighten the center of the heart. Slip stitch in the center of the heart and fasten off, knotting both tail end and working end together at V at the center of the TOP of the heart. Cut both about 5 inches (13 cm). Attach the two ends together with a figure eight knot or overhand knot (not a granny knot or square knot), creating a 4-inch loop to attach the tags to.
MORE KINDS OF HEARTS
You don’t have to knit or crochet the hearts. We actually make some of our hearts by wrapping yarn around heart-shaped cardboard. For example, from a cereal box. If you have trouble with the yarn slipping off the rounded edges then you can switch to corrugated cardboard. Here is the simple pattern. Please be sure to leave a 5-inch loop (12 cm) at the top of the heart so a tag can be attached to it. Even if you are not adding tags to the hearts you are sending you must make a tied off loop.
Here is a video showing how to wrap the hearts. It says you can use any color but please don’t use black. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7fqaUEvdI8
Knit heart patterns (free):
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