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Sweet Heart Crochet Pattern


Here is an easy crochet heart pattern for Valentine’s Day! This is a great pattern if you want to perfect your magic circle skills. I have included some hints that might be helpful if you are new to crocheting. I hope you enjoy this free pattern.

Sweet Heart Crochet Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: Width 1 ¼ inches Height 1 inch

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn “Bonbons” in Beach

Hook: 3.5mm E hook

Notions: Yarn Needle
Notes/Hints:

  • There is just one round in this pattern
  • After you make your magic circle make sure you secure it with a very tight slip stitch, then chain 3
  • All of your stitches are worked into your magic circle
  • I keep my magic circle small, about the size of my pointer finger
  • It helps to push your stitches together after you do a few and keep your stitches tight and close together
  • After your last ch3, I start to close my magic circle, by pulling my starting yarn, just around 80% and you will see the heart shape start to form, then you do your last slip stitch into the center of your magic circle
  • Now it is time to finish closing your magic circle, the last 20%, by pulling the starting yarn tight and now you will see the complete heart shape form
  • Now finish off, to do this, yarn over, pull your yarn through, cut the yarn and weave in both ends.
  • To shape the heart, I flatten out the lobes and push together and pull a little on the bottom point.

List of Abbreviations:

yo= yarn over                       wrap yarn over hook
sl st = slip stitch                 insert hook into circle, yo, pull through circle and the loop on the hook
ch = chain                             yo, pull through loop on hook
dc = double crochet           yo, insert hook in circle, yo, pull up loop through circle (3 loops on hook), yo pull  through 2 loops, yo pull through last 2 loops on hook
tr = treble crochet               yo 2 times, insert hook in circle, yo, pull up loop through circle (4 loops on hook), yo pull through 2 loops, yo pull through 2 loops, yo pull through last 2 loops on hook

 

Instructions:

Begin with magic circle
Rnd1: ch3, 3tr, 3dc, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 3dc, 3tr, ch3. sl st into magic circle. Close your magic circle tight and finish off.

 

Special thanks to Angie from https://www.etsy.com/shop/angiehcrochet for testing my pattern.

 

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Spring is Full of Crocheted African Flowers !

 

 

 

Crochet African Flowers

Cali Crochet African Flowers

 

These are my  African Flowers to celebrate the first day of Spring 2014!

 

I crocheted these sweet flowers with a 3.75mm (F)  hook and they are made with this  soft 100% cotton  Bonbon Yarn from Lion Brand Yarn in “Beach”.

 

 

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Bonbon Yarn from Lion Brand Yarn in “Beach”

 

 

The Bonbon yarn comes in a package with eight little skeins of  cotton yarn in eight different colors.

I used orange, yellow and teal for my flowers.

This package is perfect for all kinds projects with color changes like flowers and small amigurumi projects.

 

 

 

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Cali Crochet African Flowers

 

 

Lion Brand Yarn makes other Bonbon yarn packages and another one with great colors is called “Nature”.

Here is the Lion Brand Yarn pattern  and a picture for this little  frog I crocheted from the “Nature”  package.

 

 

 

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Amigurumi Frog from Lion Brand Pattern

“A little Madness in the Spring

Is wholesome even for the King”

Emily Dickinson

(1830-1886)

 

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