Saturday, 22 October 2011

Hjerte i krok ;o)

Stitches Used:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
decrease: join 2 sc stitches to make one
increase: do two sc into one sc space (make two stitches
where you would usually make one)

Materials:

•any yarn, any weight; the bulkier the yarn the larger
the heart and vice versa
•crochet hook recommended for yarn that you’ll be using
•embroidery needle for weaving in tails

Finished Size:
Depends upon yarn used, but using
worsted weight yarn with a size H (5mm) hook the heart
is approximately 4" wide and 3" tall.

Pattern:
The heart begins from the bottom point.

*Tip: after each row is completed, count your stitches
to make sure you have the correct number.*
Chain_3_plus_1
Foundation chain:
3 chains plus 1 turning chain.

3_sc
Row one: 3 sc then make one turning chain; turn work.
There is a single turning chain at the end of every row
and you always turn your work at the end of each row.

Total stitches in the row is 3.

5_sc
Row Two:
One increase in the first sc, sc in 2nd sc
and another increase in the last sc.
Total stitches in the row is 5.

Row Three:
One increase in the first sc, sc in each
previous sc and do another increase in the last sc.
Total stitches in the row is 7.

Row Four: Repeat as above with an increase in the first
and last sc and do regular sc for the middle stitches.
Total stitches in the row is 9.

11_sc
Row Five:
Repeat same process as previous rows.
Total stitches in the row is 11.

Row Six:
No increases. One sc in each previous sc.
Total stitches in the row is 11.

Row Seven:
One increase in the first and last sc and
regular sc for the middle stitches.
Total stitches in the row is 13.

Row Eight: Repeat as above with two increases.
Total stitches in the row is 15.

Row Nine: Repeat as above with two increases.
Total stitches in the row is 17.

Row Ten: No increases. One sc in each previous sc.
Total stitches in the row is 17.

Row Eleven: One increase in first and last stitch with
regular sc for middle stitches. This is your last increase.
Total stitches in the row is 19.

19_sc
Rows Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen:
No increases
just three rows of 19 sc each.

Now you will start making the right lobe of the heart.

9_sc_right_side
Row Fifteen:
9 sc, chain 1 and turn. Remember,
at the end of every row you need to chain one
for your turning chain.


Row Sixteen:
One decrease (combine the first
two sc into one). Finish row with sc.
Total stitches in the row is 8.

Row Seventeen:
Begin and end with a decrease.
Decrease with the first two stitches of the row and
decrease with the last two stitches of the row and
regular sc for middle stitches.
Total stitches in the row is 6.

Row Eighteen: As above, begins and ends with a
decrease and regular sc for middle stitches.
Total stitches in the row is 4.

Right_side_finished
Row Nineteen: Only two decreases.
Total stitches in the row is 2.

Snip your yarn and weave in the tail.
(See picture below for weaving in the tail).

Now to make the left lobe of the heart.

Put a slip knot on your hook.

9th_sc_from_left
Row Fifteen Part II: Sc into 9th sc from the left side.
There will be one unused sc in the middle of row fifteen.

9_sc_left_side
Complete row with 8 more sc, chain 1 and turn.
Total stitches in the row is 9.

Row Sixteen Part II:
Sc into first 7 sc then do a
decrease (combine two stitches into one) with the
last two stitches.
Total stitches in the row is 8.

Row Seventeen Part II: Begin and end with a
decrease. Decrease with the first two stitches of the row
and decrease with the last two stitches of the row and
regular sc for the middle stitches.
Total stitches in the row is 6.

Row Eighteen Part II:
As above, begins and ends
with a decrease and regular sc for the middle stitches.
Total stitches in the row is 4.

Left_side_finished
Row Nineteen Part II:
Only two decreases.
Total stitches in the row is 2.



The heart part is done but don’t snip your yarn yet!

Sc_around_edge
Starting where you just finished your last decrease, sc all
around the outer edge of the heart. (One sc in the space
at the end of every row. Sometimes it is hard to find the
right space, just do your best and try not to make two sc
into one space.) When you reach the tip of the heart do
3 sc in one stitch to make a nice point. (Remember your
original three sc in your first row? Stitch your 3 sc
increase into the middle stitch of those three.)

Decrease_in_heart_middle
When you reach the cleavage of the heart do a decrease
(combine two stitches into one) to gather it in a bit.

Weave_in_tail
When you get back to your starting point snip your yarn,
pull the tail through and weave it in.

Finished_sweet_heart
Your done!

Leave it plain or have fun experimenting with different
edgings. You may need to add some increases at the
widest part of the heart when you are doing edgings.

Sweet_heart_blocked

3 comments:

maya said...

Ce frumos crosetezi! Acum cîteva zile am facut si eu pentru prima data cipici crisetati! :)

Ella said...

Multzumesc...dacå tot stau in pat mai fac si eu cava util ;)

maya said...

Crosetati, vroiam sa spun :D