Friday, January 22, 2021

Higher Love Motif

 


This heart motif is quick and easy to make and only requires a small amount of size 10 thread! The finished size measures about 1 1/2". For the hearts pictured I used Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush crochet.
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Higher Love Motif

Finished Size- 1 1/2"
Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.

Materials Needed
Size 10 crochet thread in 2 colors-
Color 1- 10-15 yards
Color 2- 5 yards
1.75 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations

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

Special Stitches
BPdc- yo, insert hook from back to front around the post of the st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

FPdc-  yo, insert hook from front to back around the post of the st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

2-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts indicated, yo, and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

2-BPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each BPdc on hook, BPdc around the post of each of the next 2 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

4-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around each of the next 4 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

cluster- ch 2, dc in last sc made.

Pattern Notes

[ ] - work enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated, or work enclosed instructions in the stitch indicated.

( ) - Enclose additional information.
Instructions
Foundation
With Color 1- ch 2, sc in second ch from hook.
Round 1
ch 3 (counts as first hdc and ch-1 space) in last sc made work- [3 dc, ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, hdc], slip st in second ch of first hdc.
Mark third ch-1 space made for st placement on the Border.

5 hdc, 4 ch-1 spaces, 3 dc

Row 1
RS (right side)- ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 FPdc around next dc, FPdc around next dc, 2 FPdc around next dc, ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn. 

4 hdc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 5 FPdc
How to make a front post double crochet (FPdc)
1- yo and insert hook from front to back around the post of the dc indicated.
2- yo and pull up a loop.
3- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.
4- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook once more to complete the FPdc.
Row 2
WS (wrong side)- 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 BPdc around next FPdc, BPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, 2 BPdc around next FPdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn.

4 hdc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 7 BPdc
How to make a back post double crochet (BPdc)
1- yo.
2 and 3- insert hook from back to front around the st indicated.
4- yo and pull up a loop.
5- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.
6- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook once more to complete the BPdc.
Row 3
RS- 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 FPdc around next BPdc, FPdc around next BPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 BPdc, ch 1, sc in same st as second leg of last 2-FPdc decrease made (mark this sc for st placement on Row 6), ch 1, 2-FPdc decrease around same st as last sc made and next BPdc, FPdc around next BPdc, 2 FPdc around next BPdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn.

4 hdc, 4 ch-1 spaces, 6 FPdc, 2 2-FPdc decreases, 1 sc

How to make a 2-FPdc decrease
1- yo.
2- insert hook from front to back around the post of the first BPdc indicated. Yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops remain on the hook)
3-  yo and insert hook from front to back around the post of the second BPdc indicated. Yo pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (3 loops remain on the hook)
4- yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook to complete the 2-FPdc decrease.
Row 4
WS- 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 BPdc around next FPdc, BPdc around next FPdc, 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice, 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 FP sts, BPdc around next FPdc, 2 BPdc around next FPdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn.

4 hdc, 5 ch-1 spaces, 6 BPdc, 2 2-BPdc decreases, 2 sc
How to make a 2-BPdc decrease
1- yo.
2- insert hook from back to front around the post of the first st indicated. Yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops remain on the hook)
3- yo and insert hook from back to front around the post of the second st indicated. Yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (3 loops remain on the hook)
4- yo and draw through all 3 loops on the hook to complete the 2-BPdc decrease.
Row 5
RS- 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 BP sts, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, 4-FPdc decrease around next 4 BP sts, ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, turn.

4 hdc, 4 ch-1 spaces, 2 4-FPdc decreases, 2 ch-2 spaces, 2 sc, 1 slip st

How to make a 4-FPdc decrease
1- yo.
2- insert hook from front to back around the post of the first st indicated. Yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops remain on the hook)
3- yo and insert hook from front to back around the post of the second st indicated. Yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (3 loops remain on the hook)
4- yo and insert hook from front to back around the post of the third st indicated. Yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (4 loops remain on the hook)
5- yo and insert hook from front to back around the post of the fourth st indicated. Yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (5 loops remain on the hook)
6- Yo and draw through all 5 loops on the hook to complete the 4-FPdc decrease.
Row 6
WS- sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, dc in last sc made (cluster made), sc in next ch-2 space, cluster, sc in marked sc on Row 3 by slightly folding your work so you can work behind the ch-1 space on Row 4, cluster, skip next ch-1 space on Row 5, sc in next ch-2 space on Row 5,  cluster, sc in next ch-1 space, slip st in next hdc, fasten off and weave in ends.
5 sc, 4 clusters

cluster- ch 2, dc in last sc made.

Border
Note- For this round you can work in any stitches along the edge of the heart.  You should make 18 sc spaced evenly apart and 17 clusters. There should be 1 cluster at the bottom and 8 clusters on each side of the heart with 1 slip st in the center sc on Row 6 at the top of the heart.

Bottom- Join Color 2 in the marked ch-1 space on Round 1, ch 1, sc in same space, cluster,
First Side- sc in next ch-1 space on Round 1, cluster, 
sc in next ch-2 space on Row 1, cluster,
sc in first hdc in Row 2, cluster,
sc in second hdc on Row 3, cluster,
sc in next ch-2 space on Row 4, cluster,
sc in second hdc on Row 5, cluster,
sc in ch-2 space of cluster on Row 6, cluster,
sc in next sc on Row 6, cluster,
sc in ch-2 space of next cluster on Row 6, ch 1, slip st in next sc (center of the heart), ch 1, 

Second Side- sc in ch-2 space of next cluster on Row 6, cluster,
sc in next sc on Row 6, cluster,
sc in ch-2 space of next cluster on Row 6, cluster,
sc in next ch-2 space on Row 5, cluster,
sc in second hdc on Row 4, cluster,
sc in next ch-2 space on Row 3, cluster,
sc in next ch-2 space on Row 1, cluster,
sc in next hdc on Round 1, cluster, 
slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

18 sc, 17 clusters, 2 ch-1 spaces, 1 slip st

Blocking and Finishing
It is optional to block your finished piece. Fill a bowl with water and add some liquid starch if you prefer the motif to be lightly stiffened. Soak and gently press out any excess liquid, being careful not to pull or twist on the stitches. Lay the motif flat on a blocking mat and pin it down using rust proof pins. Allow to dry completely before removing the pins.  
Optional- To add a loop for hanging cut a small piece of crochet thread about 6-7" long. Thread into a yarn needle and insert it into the center slip st at the top. Pull through and tie both ends together into a knot.




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This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna. Feel free to link to this pattern but do not reprint it onto your website. 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. This includes making charts or graphs. Thank you!

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2 comments:

  1. As usual your patterns are so feminine, lacy, colorful, appealing and creative!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful heart! I’ve been looking for one. Thank you!
    But please don’t use as a bookmark! Anything this thick will ruin the binding of a book.
    Better to attach the heart to a ribbon that way the heart will stick out and the thin ribbon will mark the place.

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