Now, I'm back again to share the full story behind and showcase more project pictures for the Beaded Friendship Broken Heart Necklaces!
It features the use of Twilleys TWENTY, a size 20 cotton thread in a creamish, off-white colourway.
I paired it with my smallest, 0.75mm hook, which is about a size 14 USA or a size 7 UK, because it is the only size smaller than my 1.05mm hook. I wanted to make sure the stitches were kept really tight.
So, I followed the same directions up until the joining of the appliqués with my thinner thread and smaller hook, stuffing ever so lightly as to keep it flatter and dainty.
Just like the Dusty Rose set, the use of beads around the border switched the right sides of the heart halves. However, I discovered with this sizing, that it looks pretty incredible from both sides!
I experimented with several ideas, and while they were quite lovely laying there, when I held it up next to my neck, it just didn't look right.
However this time, I added beads to the chain too.
If I had more time or more patience, I probably would have kept fiddling around to find another fun necklace chain variation. At any rate, I am pleased with how amazingly simplicity works!
Although, I turned this project into a big friendship necklace set, this sizing would also work great for fashion doll pillows for Barbie's sofa or bed, when the heart halves are joined together! It would also work wonderfully as a bag charm fob, a rear-view mirror decoration or a Christmas ornament.
Even still, it is not something I would generally wear. Mostly because it is also much too big for me. Though, this sizing is not nearly as overwhelming on me as the Dusty Rose set.
Luckily, if you have the patience for tiny work, this can be crocheted much smaller as you can see from the original story. I just love making flexible patterns like amigurumi, where you can use any hook with your favourite yarn/thread and it will be beautiful either way!
Purchase this Broken Hearts crochet pattern as part of "Love it up Valentines! January 2017 Get Stuffed issue #2", or wait until April 1st, 2017 when I release the official Rebeckah's Treasures' PDF version, complete with a photo tutorial!
See the original story about the Broken Hearts project here!
Coming in January 2017:
*Links for the other Broken Heart project stories are publishing on the dates next to them.