For the next three weeks I will show you first, in this post, how to make this very pretty but simple crochet heart. In the following two weeks I will show you how to use the heart in three different sizes to make the perfect valentines gift. This pretty heart applique can be used to great effect for that special person in your life who, like my husband, isn’t quite as excited about crochet as I am.
I love crochet but my husband and father are and where not as excited about crochet as all the girls in my life! I’ve been pondering on how to use my crochet to show how much I love my husband on this the most romantic day of the year. If your reading this post you will notice that in my header there is a crochet diagram of a heart. This is absolutely the inspiration for this post and the basis of this quick, simple but beautifully effective little bit of crochet love. I’ve gotten lots more inspiration for pretty hearts from lot of amazing crochet designers you can find some of their patterns here .
I have set out below, one pattern with an updated diagram, the diagram on the header of this page has developed a little so this one is slightly different. You only need the one pattern for all three of the hearts in the picture above.
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1 100g ball Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton double knit Poppy Red 1949
1 100g ball Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton double knit Cream 1851
1 50g ball Stylecraft Classique Cotton 4 ply Ivory 3665
1 50g ball Stylecraft Classique Cotton 4 ply Poppy Red 3672
These or similar cotton yarn can be found at Love Crochet click here to view
1 25g ball Schjeepes bonbon 2 ply cotton Scarlet 192
1 25g ball Schjeepes Bonbon 2 ply cotton Old Lace 130
Schjeepes bonbon can be purchased from Woolwarehouse in the UK click here to view.
DMC do a similar Babylo thread, however I struggled to find the right red colour you may find an Aunt Lydia crochet thread comes in a beautiful shade of red in the UK which is perfect for these hearts.
Hook sizes: –
1.75mm (US steel size 2) for the smallest heart to use with the Schjeepes bonbon, DMC or Aunt Lydia thread.
2.5mm (US size C2) for the medium size heart to use with the Stylecraft Classique 4 ply cotton
3.5mm (US Size E4) for the largest heart to use with the Wendy Supreme luxury double knit
Note: The pattern is written in UK terms you can find the conversion to US term HERE
Note: There are no special stitches
Start with an adjustable ring
Row 1: ch 3, 3 trc, 4 htrc, 1 trc, 4htrc, 3 trc, ch 3, sl st to join all thein the adjustable ring. Pull the ring closed but do not pull it too tight.
Row 2: 3 sl st in the ch 3 of row 1, 7 dc. 1dc, ch2, 1dc in the trc of row 1. 7 dc, 3 sl st in the ch 3 of row 1, sl st into the adjustable ring, ch 1 and cast off.
Finish: If you are using the heart applique for a pillow or item of clothing that will be laundered weave in your ends using a tapestry needle . If you are using the heart applique for a card or picture then just tie a double knot and trim the thread so they don’t show from the front.
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