Thursday, 12 February 2015

Free mini heart crochet pattern for Valentine's ... with love

 LOVE HEARTS PATTERN

A quicky, one-row pattern as my Valentine's for you.

These are my favs.  They are teeny and so quick which makes them brilliant as table confetti for a romantic meal, card-toppers, embellishments for a love-themed scrap-book page, applique ... you name it.

I know there are many versions of these cute, little hearts.  Like Granny squares, everyone has their own way of making them. This is mine:


I have used small scraps of yarn from my thread and cotton stash in various pinks and reds.



The larger heart (pictured) is in Debbie Bliss DK Cotton which is quite thick.  There is also a vintage Jaeger in DK but a slightly thinner gauge.  I've used 3 colours of my fav cotton - 4ply from Yeoman's yarns (if you use lots of cotton thread for crochet and you haven't discovered Yeoman's can I recommend it?  I have no affiliation and came across it when a client sent me some cones for a commission.  Loads of bright colours in 4ply and DK and on massive cones.)  Then there is some mercerised cotton thread - very old stuff - from Anchor for the really tiny hearts.

I used a 3.5mm hook for the DK, a 3mm hook for the 4ply and a 1.5mm hook for the thread.

Ha!  That introduction is longer than the pattern.

Pattern (in UK terms):

Start with a magic circle/loop/ring.

3ch, into the ring make [5tr, 1dtr, 5tr], 3ch, slst into the ring, cut yarn and pull ring tight, hide harn ends in back of heart.  Done!  Simple.


Pattern (in US terms):

Start with a magic circle/loop/ring.

3ch, into the ring make [5dc, 1tr, 5dc], 3ch, ss into the ring, cut yarn and pull ring tight, hide yarn ends in back of heat.  Done!  Simple.

If you find your point isn't pointy enough just give it a gentle pull.

DON'T FORGET TO LET YOUR BETTER HALF KNOW THAT YARN IS BETTER THAN CHOCOLATES and have a very crochetful Valentine's

Victoria x