This crochet Heart Air Balloon is a beautiful applique to make in preparation for Valentine’s Day! It will look great on handmade Valentine’s Day cards, you can also use this Heart Air Balloon applique for some other embellishment or scrapbooking.
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Besides Valentine’s Day cards, this crochet Heart Balloon applique can be used for a Birthday or Mother’s Day cards. You can also just glue it to a canvas and make a beautiful kid’s room crochet wall art!
Where we live, there is each June a Festival of Balloons. Each year, my entire family gets up at 4:00 AM and makes our way to the local park to see the pilots and their crews inflate the hot air balloons and then float off into the early morning sky. At the end of this post, you can find a picture of the hot air balloons I took at the festival.
They fly very early because they need to fly when the winds are calm. Also, since they rely on hot air for lift, they are more efficient flying when the air is cool as in the early morning. Seeing these beautiful balloons rise away slowly and majestically inspired me to create my first Hot Air Balloon applique pattern.
Like all of my heart-shaped creations, this Heart Air Balloon applique is easy to make – you just need to crochet a Heart and a Basket. If you want, you can embellish your Heart-balloon with tiny heart-shaped buttons.
This crochet Heart Air Balloon applique also continues my series of heart shaped creations and DIY card ideas. If you would like to see more handmade Valentine’s Day card ideas, check out this post – 21 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards Embellished with Crochet Appliques!
Heart Air Balloon Applique – Crochet Pattern
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
TR – treble crochet
This crochet Heart Balloon applique is about 3-1/4”.
Hook and other materials:
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Heart – Balloon
With Patons Grace cotton yarn and crochet hook 1/2.75 mm, Ch 4;
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, in top of first St of previous Row make HDC and DC, 3 DC in next St, 2 DC in next St, HDC into each of next 3 Sts, HDC into Ch-1 stitch, HDC+ DC +HDC in next St (Heart point), HDC into Ch-1 stitch, HDC into each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 DC in next St, DC and HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in top of first St of previous round, 2 SC in each of next 5 Sts, then SC in each of the next 6 Sts, HDC+DC+HDC in next St (Heart point), (mark DC, we will need it later on), SC in each of the next 6 Sts, 2 SC in each of next 5 Sts, SC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Use Patons Grace cotton yarn and crochet hook 1/2.75 mm.
Holding balloon head down with RS up, join the second color to the 2nd St on the right from the marked DC, Ch 11.
Row 1. SC in 2nd Ch from the hook and in each of next 3 Ch, Ch 1 and turn.
Row 2. *SC in last SC of previous Row, SC in each of next 3 Sts (total 4 Sts)*. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3. Repeat from * to *. Ch 6, join with Sl St to 3nd St on the left from the marked DC. Fasten off.
Small Pink Heart (see also Instructions for the crochet Heart appliques)
With crochet cotton thread and crochet hook 6/1.8 mm, Ch 4;
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St. Fasten off.
Sew Small Pink Heart on the Heart- Balloon, or embellish your Heart-Balloon with tiny heart-shaped buttons.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet Heart Air Balloon applique free crochet pattern!
Here is a picture of the hot air balloons I took at the festival.
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