Heart applique

Since we are coming close to Valentine’s day I decided to post a quick and easy tutorial for last minute Valentine’s day ideas. I am starting today with a heart applique that you can use for your crochet projects, or to follow the next two tutorials I am going to post in the next days. From heart applique to heart coasters, and from heart coaster to keychain. These will be really fun to make!

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This heart applique will take you no time at all. I was able to make 5 in half an hour time. For this you will need a G/4mm hook, and some regular 4/worsted yarn of your choice.

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Abbreviations:
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
tr = treble

Heart Pattern:
To start, make 2 st in a chain
Row 1: 2 sc in second stitch from hook (2)
ch 1, turn
Row 2: 2 sc in second stitch from hook, 2 sc in last stitch (4)
ch 1, turn
Row 3: 2 sc in second stitch from hook, 2 sc, 2 sc in last stitch (6)
ch 1, turn
Row 4: 2 sc in second stitch from hook, 4 sc, 2 sc in last stitch (8)
ch 1, turn
Row 5 to 6: sc in each stitch of the row (8)
ch 1, turn
Row 7: 3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, 4 sc (9)
ch 1, turn
Row 8: 1 sc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 2 tr + 1 hdc in next stitch, 1 sl st, 1 hdc + 2 tr in next stitch, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc (12)
Do not turn, continue to sc down the side. Make 1 sc, ch 1 and 1 sc in last st at the bottom, then continue to sc on the other side. Finish at the beginning or row 8 with a sl st (do not sc the top of the heart).

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As easy as that, and so much fun. My next post will be to make a set of coasters with these appliques, perfect for a last minute Valentine’s day gift. Stay tune, and happy crocheting!

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