Feb
04

How to Crochet a Heart

How to #crochet a #heart | Vickie Howell | Ask Me Monday| Free pattern and [VIDEO] tutorial.

How to Crochet a Heart

This week on Ask Me Monday I show how to crochet a heart ornament for the Galentine or Valentine in your life. Beginning with a magic circle and crocheted in just one round with a combination of chains, double crochet, and triple crochet stitches, this heart is a quick and addicting make. Finished off with a square knot macramé hanger, this project would also make a sweet keychain. I used avocado-dyed cotton for the example, but any fiber — from leather lacing to bulky wool — would work. 

Sending love your way!


This episode of Ask Me Monday is sponsored by Knitter’s PrideKnitPro

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Products shown in this video tutorial: Knitter’s Pride Waves, Zing!and Dreamz Crochet Hooks.

 

How to Crochet a Heart Ornament

 

MATERIALS

Small amount of any weight yarn.

Crochet hook (size to correspond with DOUBLE STRAND of chosen yarn)

SIZE

Varies based on yarn chosen.

GAUGE

Does not matter for this project.

Abbreviations can be found here.

DIRECTIONS

Using a *DOUBLE STRAND of yarn, a 12″ tail, and the magic circle method, work the following stitches in the center circle:

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 3 tr, 3 dc, tr, 3 dc, 3 tr, ch 3; join ch with a sl st in center ring. 

Fasten off, leaving an equal length tail as the beginning tail. You should have 4 strands total of tail.

FINISHING

Macramé hanger (use video as a guide)

The hanger is made by creating a series of square knots as follows:

Flip the heart piece upside down so the tail strands are hanging downward.

  1. Take the leftmost strand OVER the center two strands (It will look like the number 4) and UNDER the rightmost strand. 
    How to make the Square Knot #macrame
  2. Take the rightmost strand UNDER the center two strands and up THROUGH the loop created by the last step.
    How to make the Square Knot #macrame
  3. Pull taught.
    How to make the Square Knot #macrame
  4. Take the rightmost strand OVER the center two strands (It will look like the number 4) and UNDER the leftmost strand. 
    How to make the Square Knot #macrame
  5. Take the leftmost strand UNDER the center two strands and up THROUGH the loop created by the last step.
    How to make the Square Knot #macrame
  6. Pull taught. Square knot complete
    How to make the Square Knot #macrame

Repeat Steps 1-6 until you have 2″/5 cm of macramé. leaving about 1″/2.5 cm of unknotted yarn, tie a plain knot to tie-off piece and create the hanging loop. Trim tails.

*Double strand necessary component for the macramé hanger. If you choose to crochet a chain hanger or other method, then a single strand of yarn will suffice.

 

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