After making decorations for the Christmas Market's I'm doing this year I wanted to add something to my stall that was not Christmas and more gift friendly. Being mindful of having limited space on the table it needed to be something that could be displayed easily. Keyrings seemed the obvious one, my Halloween ones had gone down so well at the school disco that I thought it would be the way to go. Now, Christmas themed ones were only going to be really good for use for a couple of weeks, depending on your enthusiasm for Christmas and after a Pinterest session I decided on hearts. I tried a couple of patterns I found but wanted something a bit longer rather than short and squat.
And there was the ta dah moment. After tweaking, ripping out (frogging) and tweaking again this pattern was born. Now, the heart looked a little too plain, particularly as I'd used plain yarn so to add just a little festive sparkle I made the smallest star I think possible, surprisingly not too fiddly with just two rounds, but it fitted perfectly on the heart.
I do like a bead and charms and have bought quite a few over the years, many of which ended up being gifted to the local YMCA for craft work with young adults. The heart with the star still seemed a bit bare so a search of my favourite eBay bead site caused me to find some pearl finish 10mm beads and a lovely double sided heart charm. A perfect finish I think.
Its free, both here and over on Ravelry if you want to add it to your queue. All I ask that if you do use it either for personal use or as an item for sale that you credit me for the original pattern.