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Monday, April 22, 2013

Sweet Heart Crochet Pattern

Well, summer came for a day or two but soon after the snow started to fall again and after that only rain rain rain... What is it with this weird weather? We never seem to get the chance to wiggle our toes in lush summer green grass on a hot summer day... So what can we do when the rain continues and the sun seem to have gone a long term vacation? Lets make some hearts, shall we?

I came up with the pattern for my Sweet Crochet Heart when sitting in a skateboard park watching my boy Luca Bo risk his life (!!!) down the ramp and over the jumps. My first attempt was a bit wobbly but my idea was clear... After a few tweaks I got it right and it is a very simple pattern. I made a cute door garland and then my daughter Nelly Bo (age 11) wanted to make some. She quickly got the Sweet Heart bug and made all the hearts in the above and below picture. Lets get started.

Sweet Heart Pattern

What do you need for this project:

- Sport weight yarn (I am using my delightful Tilda yarn which is heaven for this project. You can find it in My Rose Valley Yarn Shop.)
- Crochet hook
- Tapestry needle to weave in ends
- A pair of scissors

Difficulty level

EASY/BEGINNER


Crochet terms:
This pattern in written in UK terms. For US and Swedish terms see table below.



Ch 6, sl st in 1st ch to make a ring and ch 5 which counts as your 1st tr (I call this a 3ch tr) followed by 2 ch for a corner.

Make 3 tr, 2 ch (corner) into the ring and repeat 2 times to make a square (same as starting a granny square). Join this row with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the first 3 ch tr where you see the arrow.

Ch 3 and work the following stitches in your corner: 1 tr, ch 2, 2 tr.

Now you make tr in each stitch on the side followed by the next corner stitches: 2 tr, 2 ch, 2tr, repeat all the way around. You should have 7 tr on each side of your square (a solid granny square). Join this row with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the first 3 ch tr where you see the arrow.

You have made a solid granny square. This is the body of your heart. Lets make the curves. First you make sl st in the next stitch and in the corner.

Now we make 11 dtr in the 4th stitch, count from the left which is easier. You can now see the curve appear.

Make a sl st in the corner loop on your previous row followed by a dc in the corner of your first row. You see where I put my hook in the second picture.

And now we make the second curve, 11 dtr in the 4th stitch. Count from the left corner, it is easier.



Ain't that cute? Join this last row with a sl st in the corner loop (see arrow) followed by  asl st in the next stitch for stability.

Cut your yarn and use your tapestry needle to finish off your work. Stitch from the front to the back in the next stitch, massage the stitch a bit for a smooth finish. Fasten off on the back of your heart.

Finished. You have made your first Sweet Crochet Heart. If anything is unclear please let me know.
I am sure you won't stop at making one. These hearts are so useful, the sky is the limit. It would be fun to hear what you will make out of yours. Have fun making your Sweet Hearts.

Kärlek
Annette

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60 comments:

  1. Dare I start making the hearts? I am loving the flowers so much. I need to get my hands on some more sport weight yarn though. I didn't like them nearly as well in the worsted.
    Have a "warm and sunny" day!
    xo Kris

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  2. Love these hearts. I already have an idea of what I will be doing with them when I make a garland! I love the fact that they're made from a granny square base!

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  3. this is so so so LOVELY!!!! I heart it a lot!!!
    thank you for sharing this little beauty, xxxxx Ale

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  4. Very pretty. I'd love to try making one for my own. I am writing this in Tokyo, Japan, by the way. Your work is inspiring someone far east. Thanks for sharing! xo

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  5. Thanks for such a great tutorial! My head is buzzing with projects involving hearts now!! They are just beautiful :)

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  6. Lovely little hearts and great tutorial. I look forward to giving it a try. Hannapat

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  7. Hi Annette, I have a question about your blog, could you please send me your email address or leave it on my blog so I can contact you. Many thanks. Hannapat

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  8. Very pretty hearts I know what I will be doing tonight! following your fab tutorial. Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. So cute, I'm sure I'll be trying them soon :)

    S x

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  10. Hi Annette!! Thank you so much for the pattern to your pretty little hearts...you are so talented!! I have made 3 of them so far and cannot stop...I am gonna make a garland for a friend of mine...and one for me and my daughter also...remember me?? I am the lady who bought some beautiful material from you!!! still have to make my pillows tho!! lol...I mainly crochet all the time!!! Have a wonderful day Annette!!!I just love your blog....u r one of my very favorites!!! Carol

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  11. Great --- my very favourite shape x

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  12. Lovely hearts, such pretty colours. Will try to make one when I have time. Thank you for sharing.
    Rosezeeta.

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  13. I looove it! Thanks for shraring and many thanks for the pattrn!
    Kisses from Catalonia!

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  14. Hi! Back to the sport-weight yarn question ... what is it?

    I asked this the other day and got a blank look. Granted, I was in the yarn section of a fabric store when I asked the question, but I swear there was no one who could point me to something called sport weight.

    Would the label indicate a particular ply (like 2-ply)? And what hook size might be good?

    Thanks a bunch!

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    1. Hi, the UK equivalent of Sport weight is 4 ply. Hope that helps xxx

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    2. What size crochet hook for American, G, H???

      Thank you.

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    3. Hi
      This links gives you a lot of great information on yarn weighhts and hook sizes internationally:

      http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/needle-size-yarn-weight-information

      I used a 3mm hook, C or 2 in US. Sports weight is everything form a 4-5ply yarn. Use a hook that is recommended by the yarn you are using and that suits your tension.

      Best regards
      Annette

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  15. Thanks for sharing. this time I will try in english, if it doesnt work for me I will ask for a Swedish version :)

    I just love your blog.............oh I think I have told you before ;)

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  16. Tack för beskrivningen. Dom måste jag prova att virka! Sååå söta!
    Kram Malin

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  17. Total niedlich die Herzen. Vielen Dank für das Tutorial.
    Liebe Grüße
    Ariane

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  18. How cute!! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial with us.

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  19. Those are so cute! I love your colorful projects.

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  20. Just made up a sweet heart this afternoon to decorate a birthday card. So easy and it looks great. Thanks for sharing the pattern and helpful photo tutorial. Have posted a picture of mine on my blog if you want to take a peek.

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  21. How strange, my comment just disappeared into thin air - will try again...
    just made up one of your sweet hearts this afternoon to decorate a birthday card. Super easy and looks great. Thanks for sharing the pattern and helpful photo tutorial.
    Posted a picture of mine over on my blog if you want to have a look.

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  22. Tack. Det er en fin tuturial, og fine hjerter.
    Hilsen en dansker i Sverige.
    Lisbeth.

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  23. WAUW!!! I love making these hearts!!!!!
    I really love them!! Thank you for the fabulous tutorial!!!!!
    XXXXXXXX Theetje

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  24. thank you Annette for the lovely pattern, I will try it out today and snatch a bit of time with wool and hooks! have a good day, Heather x

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  25. I love your blog. You are right...hearts are so much fun and easy to make. I usually make a couple each day because they make me smile! I started a FB page about spreading love...a pay-it-forward kind of movement where people can give away the little crochet hearts that I make to someone in need of some extra love. http://coffeeandlilacs.com/you-are-loved/
    Take a peek, if you wish. Best to you, Annette.
    Dara Weyna.

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  26. You make it look so easy! I remember trying to make one of these once and got stuck (and frustrated). I don't know WHAT my issue with anything Granny related is. I will just have to try again! Thank you for sharing this! :-)

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  27. Hej Annette! Jag tycker dina hjärtan är urfina och har virkat ett helt gäng. Jag har dessutom gjort grytunderlägg/grytlappar av dem med en kraftigt garn - Hooked Zpagetti som man virkar med virknål 12 och då får hjärtat perfekt storlek. Dessa kommer jag att lägga ut i min blogg: http://bautawitch.se som inspirationstips till mina läsare och då skulle jag vilja länka till ditt mönster.

    Såg även att du gjort ett pallöverdrag med mormorsruta. Det har jag också gjort fast efter eget mönster och till en litet mer avlång pall.

    Kram Åsa "alias BautaWitch"

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  28. Här hittar du länken till mitt inlägg om virkade grytunderlägg: http://bautawitch.se/2013/08/26/diy-virkade-hjartan-som-grytunderlagg/

    //Åsa "BautaWitch" :)

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  29. Muy bonitos y muy buen tutorial,gracias

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  30. I would love to have that heart turned into a square for baby blankets. Could you do that? Love your blog!

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  31. I would love to have the heart pattern turned into a square for baby blankets. Could you do it?

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  33. oho, ich freue mich sehr über Deine Anleitung. Herzlichen Dank, ich werde das versuchen.
    Liebe Grüße von
    Marion

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  34. So very nice!!... seen on BautaWitch.se

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  35. After searching on Pinterest I found this pattern - just crocheted my first one (hot pink DK weight) and was pleased with how easy your instructions were to follow - it looks great. Thank you!

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  36. Such a sweet website—and lovely hearts. You must be happy that your girl has gotten hooked on crocheting, too. :~) Thank you for the idea of a garland and the clear directions and photos. I've made my first heart and crocheted around it with a contrasting color, then sewed it to a square that will be sewn together with many others for blankets sent to a cold part of South Africa. Here come many more squares with hearts!

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  40. Im from indonesia... this is so simple.. ;-) i like it. thankyou..

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  41. Love the colours, thanks for sharing x

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  42. Such cute hearts....lovely colors!

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  43. Would love to make these little hearts in two colours of pink and then join them with white to make a blanket for my niece, but have no idea how I would join these and maybe still get the heart to show on both sides. Any ideas Please help

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  44. Thank you so much for a clear, easy to follow pattern! xxx

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  45. I've made a few of the Sweet Hearts and love them! Now I have my eyes focused on the Maybelle Squares!

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  46. These hearts are very appealing. What size hook should I use?

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    1. I used hook size 3 mm. It depends of course of the yarn. you should choose a hook size that fits the yarn you use.
      Xxx

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  47. Hi. I found your pattern earlier this month and used it to make 12 red hearts for my parents' ruby wedding anniversary party. My mum loved them! She wants to turn them into something, she doesn't know what yet but if you're interested, I'll update when she makes a decision.

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    1. Hi Kate
      That sounds lovely! I would love to see. Please share with me.
      Xxx
      Annette

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  48. Loving your tutorial. I especially like the clear photos.
    I am self taught and have been crocheting for about 50 years. My terms don't always "match" the printed terms and the photos really help.
    Thanks!

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  49. Hej! Har du gjort det här hjärtat i en fyrkant? Jag har ett projekt, Virka för barncancerfonden, en grupp på facebook där vi virkar rutor som ska bli en filt och ska sälja till förmån för barncancerfonden och fastnade för den här rutan. Min 5 åriga son dog av en hjärntumör för 1 år sen han älskade hjärtan. Håller mina tummar för svar!
    /Anki

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    1. Hej kära Anki
      Men usch så sorgligt... Jag saknar ord. Och jag har dessvärre inte designat någon ruta till hjärtat. Jag kan försöka... När är deadline för detta projekt? Du kan kontakta mig direkt på myrosevalley@bluewin.ch så pratar vi vidare där. Det är lättare. Jag vill så gärna hjälpa!
      Kram
      Annette

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  50. I believe your written instructions left out the two TR into the ring that complete the square once joined to the ch5 that begins the square. Once I looked at the picture, it was clear.

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  51. Thanks for the heart pattern. I've added a hair tie and it will make a sweeet little Christmas gift.

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Kärlek
Annette