Textured Hearts

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 It’s February and we are officially in the month of love. To celebrate that I design a textured little heart, using half double crochet in the 3rd loop.

With this pattern you can make a heart in no time and you can use it as decoration or a special gift for someone.

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Materials:

For this project I use DK wool yarn and a 3 mm crochet hook, but feel free to use any type of yarn and a corresponding hook size.

You will also need fiberfill for stuffing, tapestry needle, stitch marker and scissors.

Finished Measurements:

Approx. 8 cm (3.2 in) tall when made with suggested yarn and hook.

Gauge:

Gauge is not important for this project. However, changes might affect the final measurements.

Abbreviations:

This pattern is written in US terminology.

hdc: half double crochet

hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together (decrease)

st(s): stitch(es)

In this project, almost all hdc are worked in the third loop. If you don’t know how to work that stitch, you can find directions here.

Instructions:

Unless otherwise noted all the individual parts are worked in continuous rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.

Round 1: In magic circle work 6 hdc. (6 sts).

For now on we are only working in the third loop of the hdc.

Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (12 sts).

Round 3: (1 hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 2 times. (14 sts).

Round 4: 1 hdc in each st around. (14 sts).

Round 5: (1 hdc in the next 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 2 times. (16 sts).

Round 6: (1 hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 4 times. (20 sts).

Round 7: (1 hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 5 times. (25 sts).

Round 8: (1 hdc in the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 5 times. (30 sts).

Round 9: (1 hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 5 times. (35 sts).

Round 10: (1 hdc in the next 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 5 times. (40 sts).

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For the first top half of the heart

Round 11: 1 hdc in the next 20 sts, skip the next 20 sts. (20 sts).

Round 12: 1 hdc in the fist st of round 11 and in the next 19 sts. (20 sts).

Round 13:  (1 hdc in the next 3 sts, hdc2tog) 4 times. (16 sts).

Round 14:  (1 hdc in the next 2 sts, hdc2tog) 4 times. (12 sts). 

Round 15:  (1 hdc in the next st, hdc2tog) 4 times. (8 sts).

Round 16:  (hdc2tog) 4 times. (4 sts). 

Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing. Weave the tail through the front loops of the remaining 4 stitches, then pull to close the hole. Secure the yarn end. 

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For the second top half of the heart.

Round 1: Attach yarn at the beginning of the remaining sts of round 11 and work 1 hdc in every st. (20 sts).

Rounds 2 – 6: Repeat rounds 12 – 16. 

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Use the gap between the two top halves to stuff the heart with fiberfill, then stitch it closed. Weave in any remaining yarn ends.

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And you done! Your heart is finished!

Did you know that I have designed more heart patterns? You can find them in the links below.

Crochet Plaid Heart

Hearts

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