Here’s a pretty little thing that just fell out of my head one day, and I thought I’d write up the pattern to share with you!
It’s easy to make for a beginner with the basic stitches, and works up super fast. A great little motif for adding to pretty much anything… headbands, hats, keychains, bags, scarves and much more. Great for last minute Valentine’s day inventory!
Woohoo! This is a free pattern which you can read straight from my page by scrolling down or if you would like to download the pdf for printing off you can access it by clicking on the heart at the bottom of this page.
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So without further ado, here’s the pattern:
Little Love Heart Motif
by MumblesMummy. All rights reserved.
MC = Magic Circle
ch = chain
sl-st = slip stitch
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
This pattern works with any hook and appropriate yarn sizes, depending on the size of the heart you want to make.
- MC. Ch2 (not included in the stitch count), then working into the centre of the MC, DC3, ch1, DC3, ch1, DC3, ch1, DC3, ch1, sl-st into the first DC of the round to join.
- Skipping the first st of the DC3 cluster, and working into the 2nd st, DC6, (all into the same st). This will create a curved “bump”. Sl-st into the next ch-sp. Skip the first st of the next dc3 cluster, and working into the 2nd st, DC6, all into the same st. This will create a second curved “bump”. Sl-st into the next ch-sp. *LEAVE THE REST OF THE ROUND UNWORKED* Ch1.
- Starting in the same st as the ch1, HDC in each of the next 3 stitches. (HDC, ch3 HDC) into the ch-sp. HDC in each of the next 3 stitches, (which will bring you to the start of the 6DC cluster on the previous round). 2Hdc in each of the next 5 stitches, sl-st 3 (taking you past the centre top part of the heart) and work 2hdc in each of the next 5 stitches. Sl-st into the first HDC to join. Fasten off, weave in the ends.
- Make lots and adorn the world with the yarny love! GO GO GO!
Oh and just because if you’re anything like me you sang the title of this post… a little Freddy to enjoy whilst you work
20/01/2015 SQUEEEE! MadCrochetLab has featured my little love heart in the Valentines Roundup! *excited* Find it here!
21/01/2015: SQUEEEE! I just found out that HodgePodge Crochet has featured my little love heart in the Valentine’s Round up! So many gorgeous patterns! Check it out here!
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