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Friday, January 24, 2014

Hearts: Free Crochet Pattern

Simple Crochet Hearts
(With Bonus Butterfly)
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
I’ve been playing around with using different colors in my crochet, mostly because I have a growing stash of pinks, reds, and oranges that never get used.  And since next month is February, I decided to make some hearts for embellishment.  I thought they turned out pretty well, so I adapted them to make a butterfly.
Skill Level-Easy
Gauge- Not important
Finished Measurements-
Medium Heart-2 1/4” tall x 2 1/4”wide
Small Heart-1 1/2 ” tall x 1 3/4" wide
Butterfly-3 1/4” tall x 4” wide
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors-
                 .05 oz Peaches & Creme Strawberry Stripes Cotton Yarn
                 Less than .05 oz Peaches & Creme Black Cotton Yarn
Materials-
                 F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
                 Polyester Fiberfill
Special stitches-None
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch

Small Heart
Use Strawberry Stripes yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 3, Sc, Inc, Sc (9 sts)
Rnd 3: 2 Hdc in one stitch, 2 Dc in the next stitch, Hdc and Sl st in one stitch, Sl st and Hdc in the next stitch, 2 Dc in one stitch, 2 Hdc in the next stitch, Sc, Sc and Hdc in one stitch, Hdc and Sc in the next stitch,Sc (18 sts)
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.

Medium Heart
Use Strawberry Stripes yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 3, Sc, Inc, Sc (9 sts)
Rnd 3: 2 Hdc in one stitch, 2 Dc in the next stitch, Sc 2, 2 Dc in one stitch, 2 Hdc in the next stitch, Sc, Inc 2, Sc (16 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc, 2 Hdc, (2 Dc) rep 2, Hdc and Sl st in one stitch, Sl st and Hdc in the next stitch, (2 Dc) rep 2, 2 Hdc, Sc 3, Sc and Hdc in one stitch, Hdc and Sc in the next stitch, Sc 2 (26 sts)
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.
Butterfly
Start by making 2 each of the medium and small hearts in Strawberry Stripes yarn. To make the body, use Black yarn.
Row 1: Leaving a moderately long tail, ch 8
Row 2: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st in each st of the chain. 
Finish off, leaving a moderately long tail.  Knot the beginning and ending tails together and snip them to equal lengths to form the antenna.

Finishing-
Sew the wings together in pairs, with the Medium heart slightly overlapping the Small heart, using the picture as reference.  Remember that the wings should mirror each other.  Next sew the two pairs together in the center and attach the Butterfly body over the seam.




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