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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Throw-Back Thursday


Well, I couldn't think of anything else so I just used this one for Thursday. =D Why not? Right?


This pattern is one of the the most popular posts on my blog.
And I love it! I still have one hanging around in my Bible.




This pattern is something my brain conjured up last year around Valentine's day. I was thinking and thinking and thinking . . . you know those days . . . when you want to do something new, or maybe something different, and you just can't think of anything?!?!
That's when this pattern popped into my head one night. The next day I made a couple and posted them on the blog. And there you have it, the history of this pattern. 


I bet you're so excited you can't stand it.
*shifty eyes*

Just kidding!

Pattern: Heart to Heart Bookmark 


Materials:
  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream Cotton Yarn in Rose Pink and Yellow
  • size I crochet hook (9 or 5.5mm)
  • scissors
  • embroidery needle for weaving in the ends
  • a book for length measurements if you want
Gauge is not important for this project.
Stitches used: (American terminology but here is a comparison chart)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Triple Crochet (tr)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)

Large Heart


Large heart

Round 1
Make a Magic Circle. (The following stitches are all done inside the Magic Circle)
Chain 3, hdc, 2sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, sl st, dc, tr, dc, hdc, 2sc, hdc.

Pull the circle tight.
Join to second chain of beginning chain 3.

Round 2
Chain 1 (do not turn the work)
hdc in the next stitch
sc in next 2 stitches
hdc in the next stitch
2 dc in next stitch
3 dc in next stitch
sc in next stitch
sl st in next stitch
sc in next stitch
3 dc in next stitch
2 dc in next stitch
hdc in the next stitch
sc in the next 3 stitches
1 hdc, 1 dc in last stitch
sc in next stitch

Round 3
Ch1
sc in same sp
sc in next 5
2 hdc in next stitch
2 dc in next stitch
3 dc in next stitch
1 hdc in next stitch
sl st in next 2 stitches
Skip next stitch
1 hdc in next stitch
3 dc in next stitch
2 dc in next stitch
2 hdc in next stitch
sc in next 7 stitches
Ch 2
sc in next stitch
Join to ch 1 stitch

Tie off and weave in ends.

Small Loop
To add a contrasting color border and the tether chain for the smaller heart:
Working on the Large Heart:
Join yarn in the ch 2 space, ch 1 (counts as a sc), 2 sc in same space
sc in next 10 stitches
2 sc in the next 4 stitches
----- beginning of tether chain to smaller heart
ch 33 + 4 (or a number appropriate to the length of the book you will be using it with + 4)
sl st in 5th chain from your hook and back down to the large heart
(you just made a small loop - see pic above)

Joining back to Large Heart

To join back to the large heart
1 sc in 2nd stitch from last sc (see pic above)
2 sc in next 2 stitches
1 sc in next 10
join to ch 1 stitch
Tie off and weave in ends.


Small heart

To make the Small Heart, do Round 1 and Round 2 of the Large Heart. Tie off and weave in any ends.


Joining Small Heart to Large Heart tether

Attaching to the tether chain of the large heart:
Join yarn in the valley of the heart mounds and chain 5
Join into the small loop with a chain stitch (see pic above)
ch 1
sl st into next 5 stitches


Tie off and weave in ends.


Have a great Thursday! Peace and blessings,
~~Karen~~



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