Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pretty 'Lil Heart

Crochet Hearts

These little crochet hearts work up fast and easy.  I think you card makers and scrap bookers could have a lot of fun with these. I worked these in size 10 and 20 thread with a # 11 hook and the purple I worked in size 30 with a # 14 hook. All the thread is DMC cebelia - I think the pearl luster is a must in this case- but you may use whatever you like. There are no rules here.




This pattern is worked in rounds. To begin, Ch 22. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 9 ch. 3sctog* in next 3 ch. Sc in next  9 ch. Ch 1 and working down back side of ch, sc in next 10 ch. 3sc in next ch, sc in next 10 ch. Ch 2, sc in next 8 sc. 3sctog in next 3 sc. Sc in next 8 sc. Ch 2, sc in next 12 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc. Ch 3, sc in next 7 sc, 3sctog in next 3 sc, sc in next 7 sc. Ch 3, sc in next 13 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc. Ch 4, sc in next 6 sc, 3sctog in next 3 sc, sc in next 6 sc. Ch 4, sc in next 14 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc. Sl st in next sc. End off. Weave in ends.

* 3sctog: Insert hook in 1st st, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop on hook. Insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop on hook. Insert hook in last st, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop on hook. yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Using liquid starch, pin out your heart on tinfoil wrapped cardboard. Just add enough starch to wet your heart. You don't want an excess building up and discoloring your beautiful heart.


Heart Flower

To make a heart flower, crochet 4 hearts in the same color. Using whatever color of green you desire, measure how long you want your stem and chain however many chains you need to reach this length, plus three. I chained 75, then starting in 3rd ch from hook, I did 1 dc in each chain across for a total of 72 dc. You can shape the stem any ehich way when you pin it out to stiffen it. For the leaf, I used my very own hand carved wooden stamp. My next post will be all about  how to hand carve your very own stamps. This gives you a reason to check back,  (I hope) !                                                                                                                                                                         

As always. my free patterns are yours to do with as you wish, except you my not sell my patterns.
Until next time.







2 comments:

  1. Hello Miner Girl, I just found your website through all free crochet and I love your heart snowflake and other flakes and hearts. I haven't seen that many pretty heart patterns, but you have it down! Very pretty! And, thank you for the free patterns--since I became disabled, that is the only ones I can afford..lol.

    Dawn

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your clever talents! Now, if I can get mine to look like yours~ Smile~ Thank you SO much

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