Sunday, January 6, 2019

Charming Heart Motif


Happy new year!  Today I'm sharing the pattern for these little hearts :D  They measure about 2" in diameter.  Materials you'll need are a small amount of size 3 crochet thread and a 3.25 mm hook.

  The main stitches used are front post and back post double crochet stitches.  This pattern is worked in rows.  After completing rows 1-4, chain 2 and turn your work over.  At the end of row 5, chain 4 and turn your work over. 

For the hearts pictured I used Aunt Lydias size 3 cotton crochet thread in the colors- white, maize, warm rose, lime, warm teal, warm blue, plum, and purple, and natural.  

This pattern has 7 rows.  Finished size is about 2" in diameter.  Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.  A printer friendly version with fewer pictures is available here- https://www.draiguna.com/p/charming-heart-motif-printer-friendly.html.
a small amount of size 3 crochet thread in 2 colors
3.25 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
Stitch Abbreviations

BPdc- back post double crochet
ch- chain
dc- double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
FPtr- front post treble crochet
hdc- half double crochet
sc- single crochet
st(s)- stitch(es)
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches

First FPtr decrease- keeping last loop of each FPtr on hook, FPtr around next 5 BPdc, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.

Second FPtr decrease- keeping last loop of each FPtr on hook, FPtr around same BPdc, FPtr around next 4 BPdc, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.
[ ] - work enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated, or work enclosed instructions in the stitch or space indicated.

( ) - Enclose additional information and the number of stitches at the end of a round.

At the end of Rows 1-5 turn your work over.
Row 1- with color 1 ch 3 (counts as foundation ch and ch-2 space), [2 dc, hdc] in third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 dc)

Row 2- FPdc twice around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn. (4 FPdc)

Row 3- BPdc twice around next FPdc, BPdc around each of next 2 FPdc, BPdc twice around next FPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn. (6 BPdc)

Row 4- FPdc twice around next BPdc, FPdc around each of next 4 BPdc, FPdc twice around next BPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, turn. (8 FPdc)

Row 5- BPdc twice around next FPdc, BPdc around each of next 6 FPdc, BPdc twice around next FPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space, ch 4, turn. (10 BPdc)

Row 6- First FPtr decrease, ch 4, slip st around post of same BPdc, ch 1, slip st around post of next BPdc, ch 4, Second FPtr decrease, ch 4, slip st to top ch of next ch-2 space, fasten off color 1. (4 ch-4 spaces, 2 FPtr decreases)

Row 7- join color 2 in same ch-2 space, ch 1, 
working along the edge of the heart, sc in same space, sc twice around post of next hdc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc twice around post of next hdc, sc in next ch-2 space, [sc, ch 2, sc] in the bottom loop of foundation ch on Round 1, sc around post of next hdc, sc twice in next ch-2 space, sc twice around post of next hdc, sc twice in next ch-2 space, sc around post of next hdc, 4 sc in next ch-4 space, 3 sc in next FPtr decrease, 4 sc in next ch-4 space, slip st in next ch-1 space, 4 sc in next ch-4 space, 3 sc in next FPtr decrease, 4 sc in next ch-4 space, slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends. (40 sc)





Row 1

ch 3, this row will be worked in the first ch made (ch 1 in the photo below), chs 2 and 3 count as the first ch-2 space.

In the first ch made (third from the hook) work- 2 dc, hdc.  ch 2 and turn your work over.

Row 2

FPdc twice around each of next 2 dc, hdc in the next ch-2 space.  ch 2 and turn your work over.

Row 3

BPdc twice around next FPdc, BPdc around each of next 2 FPdc, BPdc twice around next FPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space.  ch 2 and turn your work over.

Row 4

FPdc twice around next BPdc, FPdc around each of next 6 BPdc, FPdc twice around next BPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space.  ch 2 and turn your work over.

Row 5

BPdc twice around next FPdc, BPdc around each of next 8 FPdc, BPdc twice around next FPdc, hdc in next ch-2 space.  ch 4 and turn your work over.

Row 6

First FPtr decrease using next 5 BPdc, ch 4, slip st around the post of the same BPdc, ch 1, slip st around the post of the next BPdc, ch 4, Second FPtr decrease using same st and next 4 BPdc, ch 4, slip st to the top ch of next ch-2 space.

First and Second FPtr decrease

1- ch 4.
2- yo twice and keeping last loop of each FPtr on hook, FPtr around next 5 BPdc.
3- yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.
4- ch 4 and slip st around the post of the same BPdc.
5- ch 1, slip st around the post of the next BPdc, ch 4.
6- yo twice and keeping last loop of each FPtr on hook, FPtr around the same st and next 4 BPdc.
7- yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.
8- ch 4, slip st to top ch of next ch-2 space.


Row 7 

There should be 40 sc spaced around the heart-

Starting at the green arrow in the photo below make 8 sc in the ch-2 spaces and around the posts of the hdc sts along the side of the heart.

[sc, ch 2, sc] in the free loop of the very first ch made on Row 1.

 8 sc in the ch-2 spaces and around the posts of the hdc sts along the side of the heart.

4 sc in the next ch-4 space.

3 sc in the FPtr decrease.

4 sc in the next ch-4 space (slip st in the next ch-1 space).

4 sc in the next ch-4 space.

3 sc in the FPtr decrease.
4 sc in the next ch-4 space, slip st to the first sc.





This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna. Feel free to link to this pattern but do not reprint it on your site. You can sell items made from this pattern. Please credit me as the designer, Julia Hart of Draiguna, link to my etsy shop- draiguna.etsy.com, or to my blog- www.draiguna.com. Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it. Thank you!


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