This is one of those silly things I came up with while I was watching TV. We don't really celebrate Valentines Day in a big way down here, however it does seem to be getting more popular with the young ones. My boys are at the age when there seems to always be a young lady at the dinner table so I figured I would go with the flow and make some hearts in the mood of love.
This is what I call my Happy Heart Motif. I am still working on the background count, however here is the heart to get you started.
Some of the ideas for what you could do with these are:
- Make a set for some quirky coasters,
- Join 2 together and fill with lavender for a sachet,
- Add a ribbon to the top to make a hanging decoration,
- Make one in cotton and add a tassel for a book mark,
- Sew a bobby or pin on the back and wear as a brooch, or
- Use to decorate a card for someone special.
Australian and UK terms are used first; USA are shown second in [brackets].
8ply/double knit/worsted weight yarn in 2 colours 4mm/ J6 hook = 9cm, 3.75 in wide
Small heart use 4ply [size 10] cotton and 1.75mm/ steel 5 hook = 6cm / 2.5 in wide
Round 1: 3ch slst into ring, 3ch start then working into ring make 15tr [dc], slst into top of start ch to form a circle =16
Round 2: 3ch start, into next st work 8tr [dc], miss 2st, 1dc [sc] next st, miss 2 st, 8tr [dc] next st, 1tr [dc] next st, 2tr [dc] next st twice, 1tr [dc] next st, (2tr 1dtr 2tr) OR [2dc 1tr 2dc] into next st (chin point), 1tr [dc] next st, 2tr [dc] next st twice, slst join to start ch, finish off and weave in ends = 34 st
Round 3: Worked in front loops only
Join contrast yarn with a slst at the chin, 1ch 1dc [sc] in same st, 2ch 1tr [dc] same st, *miss 1 st then 1dc [sc] next st, 2ch 1tr [dc] same st* repeat from *-* around heart, slst join to last ch finish off and weave in ends = 17 shells.
Smile and Eyes
If you look at your heart you will see the outline of a smile and some eyes.
Using contrast yarn neatly stitch a mouth between round 1 and 2.
Enjoy giving your Happy Hearts to someone special. Have a loving Valentines Day!
Work 3 stitches to create eyes. These can be angled to create different personalities.
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