When it comes to texting and social media I’m a huge fan of emoji’s. Seriously… sometimes there’s just no word that works better than a tiny graphic from your keyboard. In fact, words can often be overused so much in our culture that they start to lose their emphasis and meaning. So rather than telling someone on Instagram that I love their latest DIY, a little happy face with heart eyes feels like it drives home the point more.
And that is the inspiration for this year’s Valentine’s Day cross-stitch pattern:
Heart Eyes Emoji Cross-stitch Pattern for Valentine’s Day
I have to tell you, this project took me through all of the emoji emotions.
First I was all…
….when I decided to put this pattern together.
Then I was like…
…when I realized that I ran out of yellow floss mid project and would have to buy more. I’ve mentioned before that different dye lots can mess with your finished project. This development was not good.
Turns out it didn’t matter because then I was all…
…when I discovered that my squares on my grid template were NOT square and my circle was coming out all squished.
And finally after trying to adjust the half-stitched pattern on the Aida cloth I was like…
…when I knew in my heart of hearts that I had to start over.
It was quite the emotional journey.
But luckily for you, I’ve got ALL the bugs worked out and you can stitch this up in just a few hours.
Supplies for Heart Eyes Emoji Cross-Stitch
- Floss in 817 (red), 973 (yellow), & 838 (dark brown)
- White Aida cloth – 14 count
- Basic Cross-stitch Supplies
- Heart-Eyes Emoji Pattern (Download HERE)
Find Your Center
Once the Aida cloth is on the hoop, find the center before you begin stitching. (You can click HERE for a full tutorial on how to do this.)
Stitch, stitch, stitch
Use DMC #817 (red) to stitch the heart eyes.
After your emoji is cross-stitched, celebrate with a happy dance.
Despite the emotional roller coaster, I think this emoji turned out so delightful. And I share all the craziness to illustrate that even when you are experienced at a craft, things can and do go wrong. Keep going and you’ll end up with something you’ll truly love.
If you are looking for even more fabulous Valentine’s day inspiration, cha- cha down to the Snap Handmade Valentine’s Day Blog Hop below. I am partnering with some of my favorite bloggers who are showcasing how they plan to celebrate February 14th with crafts, décor, and delicious recipes.
What was the last project you worked on that was a “labor of love”? Do you use emoji’s in your texts or social media? If so, let me know which is your favorite emoji of all in the comments below.
**This post contains affiliate links. Many of the supplies listed can be found at your local craft or fabric store, but the links have been provide for your convenience in recreating this project.**