Finished size: Heart measures approx. 5” x 6” when worked with size J hook and worsted weight yarn
The heart pictured was made with Red Heart worsted weight yarn in Burgundy and Red Heart Holiday yarn in white with silver sparkle.
A size J hook was used. However, the heart can be made in a variety of hook and yarn sizes.
Note: Inside parentheses () you will see the total number of stitches for the given round or row
Increase (sc inc): To increase means to work 2 stitches in 1 stitch. So, sc inc means work 2 sc into 1 stitch.
Decrease (sc dec): To decrease in single crochet, or make 2 stitches become 1, follow these steps: Insert hook into stitch, pull up yarn. Insert hook into next stitch and pull up yarn. Now there are 3 loops on hook. Pull yarn through all three. For the heart design, decreases are worked on the first and last stitches in the rows, never in the middle. When the directions say sc dec, decrease by working 1 sc over two sts.
With red, ch 3.
Note: at end of each row, ch 1, turn.
Row 1: 2 sc across (2sc)
Row 2: 2 sc across (2sc)
Row 3: sc inc, sc inc. (4sc)
Row 4: sc across (4sc)
Row 5: sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc (6 sc)
Row 6: sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc (8 sc)
Row 7: sc across (8 sc)
Row 8: sc inc, 6 sc, sc inc (10 sc)
Row 9: sc inc, 8 sc, sc inc (12 sc)
Row 10: sc across (12 sc)
Row 11: sc across (12 sc)
Row 12: 4 sc, sc dec (5 sc)
Row 13: sc across (5 sc).
Row 14: 3 sc, sc dec (4 sc)
Row 15: 2 sc, sc dec (3st). Tie off.
New row 12 on other side of heart: connect red to 6th stitch on row 11, according to photo.
New Row 12: sc dec, 4 sc (5 sc)
Row 13: sc across (5 sc)
Row 14: sc dec, 3 sc (4 sc)
Row 15: sc dec, 2 sc (3st).
Tie off. Weave in loose ends
Attach white to any spot on edge of heart. Work sc around so that heart lays flat. Work 2 sc in each corner bend and a sc decrease in center of heart. At the end of rnd, sl st to first sc in round, tie off, weave in loose ends.
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