OK - so I went a bit mad ;)
But at least I got to see how my Basic Crochet Heart works up in a variety of yarns.
So, without further ado, here is one heart from each weight:
Let me show you the different hearts I made with more detail on the yarns and hook sizes.
I do tend to use the smallest hook I can for each yarn - but don't feel you have to stick to what I used.
I'm not so familiar with US hook sizes - if you want to compare them, here is a chart from Yarn Forward. (Opens a new browser window.)
All yarns are 100% cotton unless otherwise stated!
Fine weight yarns here. On the left, Alize Miss using a 1.6mm hook, and on the right, YarnArt Lily with a 2.00mm hook.
Both are wonderful to work with.
You can see the light fingering heart - it's the small green one at the bottom! This is made from Baumwolle Cable and a 2.00mm hook.
Then from left to right along the top:
YarnArt Begonia 3.00mm hook.
YarnArt Summer 3.00mm - 70% cotton, 30% rayon
DMC Senso - 2.00mm
I love sport weight yarn! Easy on the eye, but gives a great effect, too.
All these hearts were made with a 3.00mm hook.
From the top left clockwise:
In blue, Alize Bella
In green, Cotton Eco by Schachenmayr Nomotta
The orange and pink hearts are both Capri by Katia
All of these yarns are fab.
These were all crocheted with a 4.00mm hook :)
On the left, Patons UK Smoothie, a 100% acrylic yarn.
In the middle, this lovely soft tinted white yarn is called Snuggly White Whispers from Sirdar. It's 100% bamboo!
Another lovely yarn I got in the UK last year is on the right. Pastel purple here, and the yarn is Calico, also from Sirdar. This is a 60% cotton, 40% acrylic yarn. (It's brill for amigurumi, too!)
The soft green heart on the left is Pantino, by Schoeller+Stahl, and is 60% cotton and 40% acrylic. I used a 4.00mm hook.
In the center, we have Rowan Handknit Cotton - a really rich, wonderful yarn, this. Hook was also 4.00mm
And on the right, the brighter green heart is Lanoso Alara. 50% cotton, 50% acrylic, so slightly softer and came out a bit smaller as I used a 3.5mm hook here.
Two sweethearts here! Both using a 4.00mm hook.
The red one is Style Creativa by Anchor.
In white we have Simba, by Fibranatura - deliciously soft stuff!
Aaargh!! Whatever possessed me to use this yarn?
Well - it is the only bulky yarn I have... so it will have to do.
The ball of yarn looks wonderful, but once it's worked up, it just seems to look like a crushed mess. Maybe I should wash it and see if it improves.
Anyway, this is Portofino Soufflé by Schoeller+Stahl.
It's 40% acrylic, 40% cotton, and 20% nylon.
I used a 5.00mm hook.
And I couldn't see where any of my next stitches were.
What a soufflé that was!
This is the first time I've ever used a super bulky yarn, and I absolutely loved the experience!
Yarn is called Big Wool, and it's made by Rowan.
It's 100% merino.
I used a 10.00mm hook - a first for me :)
The heart came out really well at this size and in this yarn, it really is a winner!
I'm going to add a few other heart projects I'm making using this pattern.
So here's one pic to start us off before I start another photo session and think about another page:
A Christmas trio with thread weight yarn.