Friday, February 5, 2021

Sweetheart Motif

 

The pattern for this heart motif has 11 rows and the finished size measures about 2 1/2" L x 4" W. I used Aunt Lydia's size 10 cotton in the colors- Cardinal Red, Orchid Pink, and Cream.  This pattern uses most of the same stitches that are in the Sweetheart Soiree doily. Here is a link to the photo tutorial which has detailed instructions on how to make some the more difficult stitches-https://www.draiguna.com/2020/02/sweetheart-soiree.html

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Sweetheart Motif

Finished Size- 2 1/2" L x 4" W
Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.

Materials Needed
Size 10 crochet thread in 2 colors-
Color 1- 20 yards
Color 2- 5 yards
1.75 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations

BPdc- back post double crochet
BPtr- back post treble crochet
ch- chain 
dc- double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
FPtr- front post treble crochet 
RS- right side
sc- single crochet
sc-BLO- single crochet back loop only 
slip st- slip stitch
st(s)- stitch(es) 
WS- wrong side
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches

BPtr- yo twice, 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] 3 times.

FPtr- yo twice, 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] 3 times.

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

2-FPdc cluster- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, 2 FPdc around st indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

picot- ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook.

large picot- ch 5, slip st in fifth ch from hook.

Pattern Notes

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

( ) - Enclose additional information.
  Instructions  
Row 1
With Color 1- ch 5 (counts as foundation ch, first dc, and ch-1 space) in fifth ch from hook work- [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, dc] ch 3, turn.

6 dc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 1 ch-3 space


Row 2
RS (right side is facing up)- dc in first ch-1 space, ch 1, FPtr around next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 
3 dc in center ch of next ch-3 space, ch 1, dc in next dc, FPtr around next dc, ch 1, 
dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, turn.

7 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces, 2 FPtr

Row 3
WS (wrong side is facing up)- dc in first ch-1 space, ch 1, BPtr around next FPtr, dc in next dc, ch 1, 
2 BPdc around next dc, BPdc around next dc, 2 BPdc around next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, 
BPtr around next FPtr, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, turn.

4 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces, 2 BPtr, 5 BPdc


Row 4
RS- dc in first ch-1 space, ch 1, FPtr around next BPtr, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 FPdc around next BPdc, FPdc around each of next 3 BPdc, 2 FPdc around next BPdc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, 
FPtr around next BPtr, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, turn.

6 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces, 2 FPtr, 7 FPdc

Row 5
WS- dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, BPtr around next FPtr, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, 
2 BPdc around next FPdc, BPdc around next FPdc, 2-BPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, ch 3, 
2-BPdc decrease around same st as second leg of last 2-BPdc decrease made and next FPdc, 
BPdc around next FPdc, 2 BPdc around next FPdc, ch 1, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, 
BPtr around next FPtr, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, turn.

10 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces, 2 BPtr, 6 BPdc, 2 2-BPdc decreases, 1 ch-3 space
Row 6
RS- dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, FPtr around next BPtr, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 4 times, 
2 FPdc around next BPdc, FPdc around next BPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 BP sts, ch 3, 
sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 BP sts, FPdc around next BPdc, 
2 FPdc around next BPdc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 4 times, FPtr around next BPtr, ch 1, 
dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, turn.

10 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces, 2 FPtr, 6 FPdc, 2 2-FPdc decreases, 2 ch-3 spaces, 1 sc
Row 7
WS- dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, BPtr around next FPtr, 3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space,
[ch 3, 3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, 4-BPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 3, 
3 dc in next sc, ch 3, 4-BPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, 
3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, [ch 3, 3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space] twice, BPtr around next FPtr, 
ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, turn.

5 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces, 2 BPtr, 6 3-dc clusters, 6 ch-3 spaces, 2 4-BPdc decreases

Row 8
RS- dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, FPtr around next BPtr, 
[dc in next 3-dc cluster, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] twice, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, 
sc in next ch-3 space, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 
sc in next ch-1 space, [3 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in next 3-dc cluster] twice, FPtr around next BPtr, 
ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, turn.

23 dc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 4 sc, 2 ch-3 spaces
Row 9
WS- FPdc around next FPtr, [ch 1, FPdc around next dc] 8 times, sc in next ch-3 space, 
[dc in next dc, ch 1] twice, in next dc work- [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc], [ch 1, dc in next dc] twice, 
sc in next ch-3 space, [FPdc around next dc, ch 1] 8 times, FPdc around next BPtr, dc in next dc, ch 1, turn.

18 FPdc, 22 ch-1 spaces, 2 sc, 7 dc


Row 10
RS- 2-FPdc cluster around next FPdc, [ch 1, 2-FPdc cluster around next FPdc] 8 times, 
sc in next ch-1 space, [sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 space] twice, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next dc, 
sc in next ch-1 space, [sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 space] twice, [2-FPdc cluster around next FPdc, 
ch 1] 9 times, slip st in next ch-3 space, fasten off Color 1.

18 2-FPdc clusters, 16 ch-1 spaces, 12 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 11
RS- Join Color 2 in the very first ch-1 space before the first 2-FPdc cluster made on Row 10, ch 1, 
sc in same space, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook (picot made), sc in next ch-1 space, 
[picot, sc in next ch-1 space] 7 times, sc-BLO (back loop only) in each of next 3 sc, picot, 
sc-BLO in each of next 2 sc, picot, sc-BLO in next sc, sc-BLO in first ch of next ch-2 space, ch 5, 
slip st in fifth ch from hook (large picot made), sc-BLO in second ch of ch-2 space, 
sc-BLO in next sc, picot, sc-BLO in each of next 2 sc, picot, sc-BLO in each of next 3 sc, 
sc in next ch-1 space, [picot, sc in next ch-1 space] 8 times, fasten off and weave in ends.

18 sc, 14 sc-BLO, 20 picots, 1 large picot


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.  


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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, graphs, or videos. Thank you!

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1 comment:

  1. Love this! This is going to be one I keep on hand to crochet on when waiting at the doctor's etc. Thanks!

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