My hands have been yearning to hook in the evenings lately; but the projects I have on the go at the moment (which have to remain secret at least until after Christmas) are rather more intricate than I dare attempt at such an hour where I am prone to the odd gin and tonic or two as well as a little snooze.
So whilst creating numerous chains the other evening…see here . I found myself hooking up a yarny little heart with not a care of the process noted down at all.
Fast forward a couple of evenings later when the nest was still and quiet, I found myself unable to sleep, thinking of creative yarny possibilities and my yarny little heart began to trouble me.
So, I found myself unpicking my heart and writing down the pattern and my world was well again.
So here is my pattern for a ‘yarny little heart’.
This little heart is a great stash busting hook up as it only requires scraps.
You will need:
scraps of double knit (dk) yarn,
darning needle to weave in the ends.
Abbreviations used UK terminology (American terminology in brackets)
Ch – chain,
slst – slip stitch,
dc – double crochet (single crochet)
htr – half treble (half double crochet)
tr – treble (double crochet)
dtr – double treble crochet ( treble )
Begin by chaining 2 (ch2),
slst into first ch to form a tiny ring.
Ch 1 (counts as a dc), place hook inside of ring
and make x9 more dc in ring (10dc in total counting beginning ch).
Turn circle over and give the tail end a firm tug…this should pull the centre of the circle into a more closed position.
Turn back over.
Ch 2 (counts as a dc,ch1),
*dc, ch1 in next st*
repeat from * – * in each stitch around.
Slst in 1st ch
(10dc and 10 ch spaces)
Ch4 (counts as a dtr), 1dtr in the next 3 sts,
1tr in next 4sts,
1htr in next st, dc in next st,
Slst into same space (this creates a picot),
dc in next st, 1htr in next st,
1tr in next 4 sts,
1dtr in next 4 sts, slst in to ch1 of beginning ch4.
Row 4: ch4 (counts as a dtr),
work x3dtr in side sts of ch4 of previous row
1tr in next 3 sts, 1htr into the next st, 1dc in next 4sts,
Slst in picot space
ch3, slst in to same space (picot made)
1dc in next 4 sts,1htr in next st, 1tr in next 3 sts
1dtr in next 4sts,
slst in to the cleavage of the heart (i’m sure there is a proper name for that…just not sure what it is!!) But if you don’t understand I mean just here
To create hanging loop ch 14
and slst in to same space.
Fasten off to finish and weave in ends.
Repeat until your hearts content