With this free pattern you will learn how to crochet a heart, perfect for Valentine's Day. You can either follow the written pattern here or watch the video on youtube
How this pattern works is that you crochet 2 identical sides of the heart and then join them together by crocheting.
For this pattern you will need:
A 2.5mm crochet hook.
White worsted yarn.
2 safety eyes.
Pink felt or yarn to embroider the cheeks and mouth.
Let's start! =)
Round 1 = St. 6 into m.r (6 sts)
Round 2 = 2sc around (12 sts)
Round 3 = [ 2sc in next st, sc in next st ] around (18 sts)
Round 4 = [ 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 st sts] around (24 sts)
Round 5 = [ 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts ] around (30 sts)
Round 6 to 8 = St around (30 sts)
Side B Repeat side A
Join side A and B
Place both sides A and B together. These two are the ones that will make the shape of the heart and will be joined to create the body of the heart. Join them together by making sc for 8 sts starting from side B. The one that was not fasten off.
Please see video for more detail about this part:
Link to youtube
Round 1 to 3 = Sc in each st around (46 sts)
Now we start decreasing.
The video for this part is here.
Round 4 = [Inv. Dec, sc in next 4 sts] around (41 sts)
Round 5 = [Inv. Dec, sc in next 3 sts] around (32 sts)
Round 6 = Sc around (32 sts)
Round 7 = [Inv. Dec, sc in next 2 sts] around (24 sts)
Round 8 = Sc around (24 sts)
Round 9 = [Inv. Dec, sc in next 2 sts] around (14 sts)
Install Safety eyes, make use of your hook to open the holes better and place the eyes in the same line How to insert the eyes.
Round 10 = sc around (14 sts)
Round 11 = [Inv. Dec] around (8 sts)
To make the mouth cut half a circle with pressed felt and glue it below the eyes.
For the cheeks use the same color of pressed felt and cut two small ovals and glue them beside each eye.
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