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Crochet Hearts


Crochet a pretty heart to attach to a card, package, even make into a garland. Sweet!
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Step 1

GETTING STARTED:
Read through all of these instructions before beginning.

ABBREVIATIONS:
beg—begin(ning); ch—chain; dc—double crochet; hdc—half double crochet; rnd(s)—round(s); RS—right side; sc—single crochet; sl—slip; st(s)—stitch(es); tr—treble crochet

SIZE:
Approximately 5" (13 cm) wide x 5" (13 cm) tall

MATERIALS:

  • #4 worsted weight yarn: Red Heart With Love, 100% acrylic, 7 oz (198 g), 370yd (338m); colors Eggshell, Berry Red, Holly Berry. Each heart requires approximately 15 yds of yarn.
  • Boye® crochet hook size US H/8 (5 mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
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GAUGE:
Gauge is not critical for this project.

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Adjustable-ring method:
Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over with working yarn and pull up a loop. Chain the appropriate number and work stitches of first round in the ring. After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently on tail to tighten ring.

NOTES:
Heart is worked in joined rounds with RS facing at all times. Join, but do not turn at ends of rounds.

Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:
HEART

With H hook and #4 yarn, use Adjustable-ring method to begin.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3—12 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc and ch 2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in same space, ((3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 space) 3 times; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3—24 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces.
Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 dc and ch 1 space, ch 2 (counts as hdc), (2 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, ch 1) in same space, ((3 hdc, ch 1) in next ch 1 space) twice, ((Tr, ch 1) 6 times, Tr) in next ch 1 space, skip next ch 1 space, ((Tr, ch 1) 7 times) in next ch 1 space, ((3 hdc, ch 1) in next ch 1 space) twice; join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch-2—18 hdc, 14 tr.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 hdc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch 2 space, (sc in next 3 hdc, sc in next ch 1 space) twice, sc in next 3 hdc, hdc in next ch 1 space, hdc in next tr, dc in next ch 1 space, dc in next tr, dc in next ch 1 space, (2 dc in next tr, dc in next ch 1 space) twice, 2 hdc in next tr, hdc in next ch 1 space, 2 sc in next tr, sc in next ch 1 space, sl st in next tr, sl st in skipped ch 1 space from Rnd 3, sl st in next tr, sc in next ch 1 space, 2 sc in next tr, hdc in next ch 1 space, 2 hdc in next tr, (dc in next ch 1 space, 2 dc in next tr) twice, dc in next ch 1 space, dc in next tr, dc in next ch 1 space, hdc in next tr, hdc in next ch 1 space, (sc in next 3 hdc, sc in next ch 1 space) twice; join with sl st to first sc; fasten off.—30 sc, 10 hdc, 18 dc.

Step 3

GARLAND OPTION:
Make desired number of hearts.
With H hook and #4 yarn, ch 15. With right side of heart facing,*sl st to first hdc from Rnd 4 on top right side of heart, ch 11, sl st to 3rd hdc from Rnd 4 on top left side of heart, ch 10, repeat from * for desired number of hearts, ending with ch 15 after 2nd sl st on last heart; fasten off.

Step 4

FINISHING:
Weave in ends.

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