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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern Tutorial: Heart Applique

Today my husband & I are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary so I thought it would be a great day to share my heart applique tutorial!

This is a larger applique because I have plans to use it on a blanket but you can easily adjust the size of the heart by switching to a different hook size. Pictured below are a few hearts created using various hook sizes. 

Skill Level: Easy

Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook in choice size
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl st - Slip Stitch
Sp - Space
Tr - Treble Crochet

Important Notes:
-Joins are made with a sl st.
-These brackets [ ] with stitches listed between them indicate a group of stitches that all need to be worked in the same space.
-This pattern uses a magic circle, if you do not know how to make a magic circle you can watch my quick tutorial below or on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64O9WVJucFA

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in circle. Join. (8 hdc)

(click to enlarge images)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each around. Join. (16 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first, 2 hdc in next. *Hdc in next, 2 hdc in next* Repeat *to* around. (25 hdc)

Row 4: [Ch 2, dc, tr] in first.
Work all the stitches in between the brackets into the same space.

3 tr in next, 2 tr in next, 2 dc in next.

 [Hdc, sc] in next.

 Sc in 5.

[Hdc, dc] in next.

 Dc in next.

 [Tr, tr, ch 2, sl st to top of tr, tr] in next.

Dc in next.

 [Dc, hdc] in next.

Sc in 5.

[Sc, hdc] in next.

 2 dc in next, 2 tr in next, 3 tr in next.

[Tr, dc, ch 2, sl st] in next.
Fasten off. 

Join contrasting color in the ch 2 sp with a sl st (this is the bottom point of the heart).

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in the same space as the ch 1. 

Sc in 13. 2 sc in each of the next 3 sp, sc in 4.
Sl st in the next ch.

 Ch 1, sl st into the next sp on the heart.

 Sl st in next ch.

 Sc in 4, 2 sc in each of the next 3, sc in 14. Ch 1 and then join.

Fasten off, leave a long end if you are sewing this to another piece.
Sew in ends.

I am not paid by Clover (or any company for that matter) but in case you're curious about my hooks, they are from the Clover Amour set and are by far my favorite!

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading, if you have any questions please feel free to ask! 

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