Samstag, 7. Februar 2015

I'm quite fond of Hearts...

Dear Friends,
  



I never realised that I was so fond of hearts. As a matter of fact the wedding decoration, which I cross stitched myself, did fine without any hearts (there were lots of roses instead - and a touch of lavender). But now, even whilst painting and crocheting my poncho, I seem to have hearts always in my mind.

Oh, by the way: the poncho is finished since Thursday evening. I will introduce him a little later though, as he is now very busy keeping me warm. It is freezing outside (-12°C this morning) and till late last night there was a nasty wind trying to take a short cut right through the house instead of decently blowing past. Therefore the poncho was put into action right away while I was crocheting the hearts as well as writing down the pattern.

As I was very hard counting trebles and keeping track with rounds, I somewhat by coincidence noticed amongst the numerous cross stitch projects still waiting to find a spot in the studio a cross stitch sampler I made many years ago...
   

I know, I should definitely find another picture frame!


and right next to it...
   

This picture dates back some years - looks better than the pile on my desk though


Seems I've been fond of hearts before...



But now, the sun is shining and I was able to make some pictures of the hearts I made yesterday and of the lovely spring flowers I could not resist buying last week and which are now finally in full bloom. My studio is filled with the sweet fragrance of the hyacinths. Wonderful!
   

   



Talking of hearts... I know mine are neither special nor perfect, but maybe you've just been looking for an easy pattern. Here is one. It is only a little tricky at the end – but I'm sure you'll manage. If not - please contact me!



Easy Crochet Heart Pattern

  

Don't the Hearts just look great in front of the tapestry?
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Abreviations:
tr = treble

mc = magic circle

ch = chain stitch

ss = slip stitch

tr2tog = 2 tr together (= decreasing one stitch)



Start with a magic circle



Round 1: ch 3 (= 1 tr) in mc, 9 tr in mc (= total 10 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 2: ch 3 (= 1 tr), * 2 tr in 1st tr, 1 tr in next tr *, repeat ** 4 times (= total 15 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 3: ch 3 (= 1 tr), 1 tr in 1st tr, * 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next 2 tr *, repeat ** 3 times, 2 tr in last tr (= total 20 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 4: ch 3 (= 1 tr), 1 tr in next 2 tr, * 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next 3 tr *, repeat ** 3 times, 2 tr in last tr (= total 25 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 5: ch 3 (= 1 tr), 1 tr in next 3 tr, * 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next 4 tr *, repeat ** 3 times, 2 tr in last tr (= total 30 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 6: ch 3 (= 1 tr), 1 tr in next 4 tr, * 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next 5 tr *, repeat ** 3 times, 2 tr in last tr (= total 35 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 7: ch 3 (= 1 tr), 1 tr in next 5 tr, * 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next 6 tr *, repeat ** 3 times, 2 tr in last tr (= total 40 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 8: ch 3 (= 1 tr), 1 tr in next 6 tr, * 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next 7 tr *, repeat ** 3 times, 2 tr in last tr (= total 45 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 9: ch 3 (= 1 tr), 1 tr in next 7 tr, * 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next 8 tr *, repeat ** 3 times, 2 tr in last tr (= total 50 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Rounds 10-12: ch 3 (= 1 tr), 1 tr in next 49 tr (= total 50 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 13: ch 5, skip 23 tr of round 12, ss in 24th tr (= first bridge), ss in 25th tr, ch 5, ss in last tr of round 12 (= second bridge)



Second Bridge: (start here as you need not cut thread)

Round 13a: ch 3 (=1 tr), 1 tr in each ch of bridge, 1 tr in 25th tr (with ss), 1 tr in next 24 tr (= total 31 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 14: ch 3 (= 1 tr), * tr2tog in both next tr, 1 tr in next tr *, repeat ** 9 times (= total 21 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 15: ch 3 (= 1 tr), * tr2tog in both next tr, 1 tr in next tr *, repeat ** 4 times (= total 14 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 16: [ch 2, 1 tr in next tr] crochet [] together (= decreasing one stitch), 6 times tr2tog (= total 6 tr). Cut thread, weave thread through last 6 tr, pull together an weave thread in.



First Bridge:

Round 13a: ch 3 (= 1 tr) in 1st tr before this bridge, 1 tr in next 22 tr, 1 tr in 23rd tr (with ss), 1 tr in each ch of bridge, 1 tr in 3rd ch of Round 12 (= total 30 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 14: ch 3 (= 1 tr), * tr2tog in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next tr *, repeat ** 8 times, tr2tog in last 2 tr (= total 20 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 15: ch3 (= 1tr), * tr2tog in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next tr *, repeat ** 5 times, 1 tr in last tr (= 14 tr), ss in 3rd ch

Round 16: [ch 2, 1 tr in next tr] crochet [] together (= decreasing one stitch), 6 times tr2tog (= total 6 tr). Cut thread, weave thread through last 6 tr, pull together an weave thread in.



Finishing: Pull tread of magic circle out. Pull magic circle close, weave thread in. Fill Heart through gap between the bridges. Sew bridges together. Decorate Crochet Heart as you like.




Kommentare:

  1. I also LOVE these hearts! I am going to pin this.
    Would love if you shared this at our Yarn Fanatic Linky Party - http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/04/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-31-tinted.html.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the compliments as well as for inviting me to your link-up party! I've just linked this post - hope that is fine with you. Have a nice day! Marjan

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    2. It's very appreciated! I am featuring these in this week's party as one of my Yarn Favorites :)

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    3. You can find it here, #32: http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/04/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-32-tinted.html

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    4. Hi Alexandra, great idea using them as sachets! Must definitely try it out! Have a nice week! Marjan

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  2. Thank you for sharing at my link up. You are welcome to join us tomorrow as well.

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