Crochet Sweet Hearts
Crochet Sweet Hearts was a bag I started in hopes to use my tunisian roses, I've been trying to think of ideas to work up with the stitch. I was browsing around Pinterest through my crochet charts and stitches board and found this pin for these beautiful crochet hearts. I figured out the math to be able to work a row of hearts followed by a row of tunisian roses but as I got working away I just kept going with the hearts.
I didn't add the roses because I wanted to keep this pattern free and because the roses would need to be worked in the round it would be a learning experience for me and would be rather time consuming to put a tutorial together for it, so I will leave the tunisian roses in the round for another day.
The original tutorial I found for this stitch is in Dutch and can be translated to english. There were some parts of the translation that I wasn't sure how to interpret so I tried a few things of my own until I made it work. I ended up finding a link to an afghan pattern that uses the crochet sweet hearts available HERE.
When working in rows this pattern is worked in multiples of 7 + 8 and when you are working the pattern in the round you will work in multiples of 7.
TEST SAMPLE PATTERN..
To work up a row test sample use 2 colours of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn with a US J10/6.00mm hook. Use this pattern to work up a scarf, use an sc edging or your favourite edging.
Start with master colour..
Ch 22, dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, drawing up alternate colour in last st. (20 dc)
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as beg dc), turn work, dc in same st, ch 2, sk 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, ch 2, sk 6 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, ch 2, sk 5 sts, 2 dc in last st drawing up master colour in last st. (20 sts)
Row 3: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, long hdc in the 2nd & 3rd sts of the 5 skipped stitches of row 1 (working stitches around the ch2), ch 2, sc in the ch1 sp, ch 2, long hdc in the 2 center stitches of the 6 skipped stitches of row 5 (working stitches around the ch2), ch 2, sc in ch1 sp, ch 2, long hdc in the 3rd & 4th sts of the 5 skipped stitches of row 1 (working stitches around the ch2), ch 1, sc in last st. (20 sts)
Row 4: ch 2 (counts as beg hdc), turn work, hdc in ch1 sp, hdc in next 2 long hdc, 2 hdc in ch2 sp, hdc in sc, 2 hdc in ch2 sp, hdc in next 2 long hdc, 2 hdc in ch2 sp, hdc in sc, 2 hdc in next ch 2 sp, hdc in next 2 long hdc, hdc in ch1 sp, hdc in last sc st. (20 hdc) *Note: You can now fasten off for your test sample, or if you are going to continue working more rows of hearts, draw up alternate colour in last st then rep Rows 2 through 4 until desired length is obtained.
Crochet Sweet Hearts Pattern Notes..
**Three patterns in One!! Pattern includes, test sample, bag and boot cuffs pattern.**
Click HERE for pattern difficulty ratings.
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn You will need 2 colours or more.
Hook: US J10/6.00mm
- fphdc - front post half double crochet
- long hdc - work a hdc in the prev row
- yo - yarn over
- When working hdc in the sc worked in the ch1 sp of the heart I insert my hook through the stitch as shown below and through to the back of your work then completing the hdc. This will help to keep your stitch together.
- Bag Round 5: working in the back loops & wrong side loop (refer to image below)
- Round 5 of the bag creates a ridge around the bottom of the bag. Insert your hook into one of the ridge loops from the top down (as shown below)
- The boot cuffs have 2 options to finish, you can finish with a basic finish as shown below or with a little flare as shown in the boot cuff image above.
Gauge: 6 sts = 2 inches
Notes: Photo tutorial images for the Crochet Sweet Hearts patterns are not included in the downloadable pattern. They are only available on this blog post.
Crochet Sweet Hearts Pattern..
Have you made your own Crochet Sweet Hearts Bag or Boot Cuffs? Please share your pictures on my Facebook WALL or hook up your project on Ravelry.