Love is in the air :) Can’t believe that Valentine’s day is more or less around the corner. Where has January gone already? I don’t know if you feel like me but at the moment time seems passing by so unbelievably quickly and I still haven’t managed to invent a 48h day ;)
If you were following me from the start you might remember that it’s 2 years ago I published a granny heart bunting tutorial. As with all of your patterns there is always a way to improve them or just do something slightly different. I was playing with some yarn the other day and came up with another variation of how to make the central granny heart for the bunting. The heart can be used as an applique by itself and it only has 2 instead of 4 ends to sew it (Bonus :)). I also did an alternative to the triangles themselves, which I’m going to talk about another day. So watch this space ;)
Granny Heart – Free crochet pattern
- DK cotton yarn in red (I used Schachenmayr cartania for mine, which I picked up on one of my trips to Germany)
- 4 mm hook
- tapestry needle
sc= single crochet (US term); double crochet (dc, UK term)
hdc= half double crochet (US term); half treble crochet (htr, UK term)
dc = double crochet (US term); treble crochet (tr, UK term)
trc = trible crochet (US term); double treble crochet (dtr, UK term)
sl st = slip stitch
In my patterns UK terms are always given in brackets.
Lets get started:
Make Magic ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc (tr), if you’re advance I recommend making a standing st instead)
Round 1: 2 dc (tr), ch 1, *3 dc (tr), ch 1*, 2 times, 3 dc (tr), sc (dc) in ch 3
You might wonder why you’re doing this but this will help to make a cleaner square when you connect the round with a sc (dc) rather than a sl st.
Round 2: ch 3, dc (tr) in corner space, *dc (tr) in next 3 st, in next 2 st, *2 dc (tr) in corner, ch 1, 2 dc (tr) in corner*, 3 times, dc (tr) in next 3 st, 2 dc (tr) in corner, connect with sc
Round 3: ch 1, 2 sc (dc) in corner space, sc (dc) in next 7 st , 2 sc (dc) in corner space, 1 hdc (htr), 1 dc (tr), 1 trc (dtr), 3 trc (dtr), 1 trc (dtr), 1 dc (tr), 1 hdc (htr), sl st in corner space, 1 hdc (htr), 1 dc (tr), 1 trc (dtr), 3 trc (dtr), 1 trc (dtr), 1 dc (tr), 1 hdc (htr),2 sc (dc) in corner space, sc (dc) in next 7 st, 2 sc (dc) in corner space, join with sc (dc)
Round 4: ch 1, sc (dc) in same st, sc (dc) in next 12 st, 2 sc (dc) in next 4 st, sc (dc) in next 3 st, sl st in corner space from Rond 2, sc (dc) in next 3 st, 2 sc (dc) in net 4 st, sc (dc) in next 14 st
fasten off and join with an invisible st to the first sc (dc) you made
Make more to spread the love <3
I would love to see how your hearts turned out so please feel free to post a picture to my Facebook wall or share it with me on Instagram.
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