After row 2:
After row 5:
After row 13:
One side complete:
Connecting new strand of red:
Heart center complete:
Working the border:
An original design by Tara Cousins
Finished size: Heart measures approx. 5” x 6” when worked with size J hook and worsted weight yarn
ch - Chain
sl - Slip stitch
tc - Turning chain
sc - Single crochet
sc inc - Single crochet increase
sc dec - Single crochet decrease
With red, ch 3.
Note: at end of each row, ch 1, turn.
Row 1: 2 sc across (2sc)
Row 2: 2 sc across (2sc)
Row 3: sc inc, sc inc. (4sc)
Row 4: sc across (4sc)
Row 5: sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc (6 sc)
Row 6: sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc (8 sc)
Row 7: sc across (8 sc)
Row 8: sc inc, 6 sc, sc inc (10 sc)
Row 9: sc inc, 8 sc, sc inc (12 sc)
Row 10: sc across (12 sc)
Row 11: sc across (12 sc)
Row 12: 4 sc, sc dec (5 sc)
Row 13: sc across (5 sc).
Row 14: 3 sc, sc dec (4 sc)
Row 15: 2 sc, sc dec (3st). Tie off.
New row 12 on other side of heart: connect red to 6th stitch on row 11, according to photo.
Row 12: sc dec, 4 sc (5 sc)
Row 13: sc across (5 sc)
Row 14: sc dec, 3 sc (4 sc)
Row 15: sc dec, 2 sc (3st). Tie off.
Weave in loose ends.
Attach white to any spot on edge of heart. Sc around so that heart lays flat. Work 2 sc in each corner bend and a sc decrease in center of heart. sl to first sc in round, tie off, weave in loose ends.
Enjoy your new Valentine’s heart!
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