Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rounded Edge Triangle Heart 010813

by M. J. Joachim
Around the second week of January, I usually start getting creative with my heart patterns. The first pattern I worked on today is a bit complicated, so I’m testing it out again before adding it to our website, hopefully by tomorrow. Be sure to look at the list of recent website additions, listed in the left-hand margin of this blog, for your convenience.
Blame it on my stubborn streak, but I was determined to give you all a heart pattern today. Here’s what I came up with.
Rounded Edge Triangle Heart Instructions
Uses 2 colors: Color A & Color B
Begin by making 1 Rounded Edge Triangle Motif in Color A.
Step 1:  (Using Color B) With right side up, join yarn over stitches in center of round 1, between 2 lobes on motif; slip stitch to first chain 3 space; single crochet in 1st chain 3 space

Step 2:  Chain 3, single crochet in next chain 3 space
[Repeat Step 2 through 6th chain 3 space of 2nd lobe.]

Step 3:  In 7th chain 3 loop (which will be the bottom of your heart), make shell {1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc}; single crochet in next chain 3 loop

Step 4:  Chain 3, single crochet in next chain 3 loop
[Repeat Step 4 around, making 1 sc in last chain 3 loop and slip stitching where Color B was joined.]
Step 5:  Slip stitch to 1st chain 3 loop; make 3 single crochet stitches in each chain 3 loop, until you reach bottom of heart, stopping with 3 sc in last chain 3 space, prior to shell at bottom

Step 6:  Chain 3, make shell in center triple crochet at bottom of heart; chain 3
Step 7:  Make 3 single crochet stitches in each chain 3 space around to beginning of round. Join with slip stitch to 1st stitch in round.

Step 8:  {Read through this step before you begin it.} Chain 1, single crochet in each sc around; make 3 sc in each bottom chain 3 space; make 1 picot (chain 3, slip stitch in 1st chain) after you single crochet in triple crochet of previous round (bottom point of heart); after finishing each single crochet around, make final slip stitch and finish off.
Weave in loose ends. Use a clothing steamer to relax stitches.
That’s all for now, kind followers. Until next time, happy crocheting J
M. J.
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