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 yarn, I used baby / sport weight…but you can use what you have. The thicker the yarn the bigger the hearts.
3.5mm hook, (or hook size to suit your yarn choice)
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 with ch2
Round 1: 10dc into 2nd ch from hook (10dc).
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 1, 2dc in each st around (20dc)
Ch4 (counts as a dtr), 1dtr in the next 3 sts,
1tr in next 4sts,
1htr in next st, dc in next st,
ch3, 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.
Round 4: ch4 (counts as a dtr),
3dtr into next 3sts (these are actually the chains from previous round)
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 cleft of the heart
Fasten off and leave a long tail if you are going to sew it onto another project as a decoration, or weave in the ends.
Repeat until your hearts content.
My Galentines cup cosy pattern uses this heart and the cosy pattern can be found for free just here.