Little crochet heart pattern

This little crochet heart is quick and easy to make. Why not make them in lots of different colours.

little crochet heart

This pattern is written using UK terminology.

Materials

Oddments of DK cotton in two shades (I used Rico Essentials DK Cotton yarn in the one pictured here. One place you can buy this is Love Knitting)

3mm crochet hook

Darning-in needle

Small bead

Scissors

 

Abbreviations

dc = double crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)

ss = slip stitch

ch = chain

tr = treble

htr = half treble

dcb = double crochet into st two rows below (ie first row of dcs)

Method

Foundation ring: In main colour and using the magic circle method, work 11dc into the ring and join to top of first st with a ss.

First round: 2ch, 3tr in next st, (tr, htr) in next st, htr, 2dc, (htr, tr, htr) in next st, 2dc, htr, (htr, tr) in next st, 3tr in next st, 2ch, ss into starting point. Break off main colour.

Second round: join contrast colour, and work 2dc in first st, 2dc, 2dc in next st, dc, 2dc in next st, 3dc, 3dc into next st (this is at the point at the bottom of the heart), 3dc, 2dc in next st, dc, 2dc in next st, 2dc, 2dc in next st, work 1dcb, ss into top of first st to join. Fasten off.

Darn in ends. Attach bead to central hole of heart. (I did this by threading a few strands of the yarn through the bead and feeding each end through the hole in the middle before securing at the back.)

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