About the Crochet Christmas Hearts
I made these Crochet Christmas Hearts, as I have moved into a larger apartment and therefore juuust have room for a Christmas tree! Yay! But: Only a small one. A small but very nice one. It requires some smaller Christmas decorations, so I had to start making some.
They are ideal for the Christmas tree, but I think they can easily be used for Christmas decorations, door decorations, ordinary Christmas decorations but also for projects such as teddy bears and toys. They are easy to make and do not require as many materials.
Time to produce: 20 minutes
Skill level: Easy
Size: 6 x 6 cm
For this pattern on the Crochet Christmas Hearts, you need to be able to make a chain, single crochet, decreases, increases, change yarn and crochet it all together.
To make the heart as pretty af possible in the finish, I recommend you to use this technique: Invisible finish.
I made 1 ball of cotton yarn (50 g) to last for 13 hearts, so it does not take that much pr. heart.
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The Crochet Christmas Hearts’ lower triangle
You start by crocheting the bottom part of the heart, which is a triangle, where you crochet from the bottom / tip and up.
You turn with a chain. That is a chain, you use, to get up on the next row, so it is a stitch, you skip. It means, that you start in the 2. stitch from the hook.
Start: Chain 2
ROW 1 1 increase (short “inc” = 2 single crochet together in the same stitch), 1 ch, turn (2 m)
ROW 2 1 single crochet (sc), 1 inc., 1 ch, turn (3 m)
ROW 3 2 sc, 1 inc., 1 ch, turn (4 m)
ROW 4 1 inc., 2 sc, 1 inc., 1 ch, turn (6 m)
ROW 5 5 sc, 1 inc., 1 ch, turn (7 m)
ROW 6 6 sc, 1 inc., 1 ch, turn (8 m)
ROW 7 1 inc., 6 sc, 1 inc., 1 ch, turn (10 m)
ROW 8 9 sc, 1 inc., 1 ch, turn (11 m)
ROW 9 10 sc, 1 inc., 1 ch, turn (12 m)
ROW 10 1 inc., 10 sc, 1 inc., 1 ch, turn (14 m)
Don’t cut the yarn, because you crochet the first arc with it.
The hearts’ first arc
Now you crochet the first arc of the heart, where you crochet half way through the heart, and then turn.
ROW 11 Skip 1 stitch (your chain + the first stitch = crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook), 6 sc, 1 ch, turn (6 m)
ROW 12 Skip 1 stitch, 5 sc, 1 ch, turn (5 m)
ROW 13 Skip 1 stitch, 2 sc, 1 decrease (2 sc together), 1 ch, turn (3 m)
Cut the yarn.
The hearts’ second arc
Now crochet the last arc, where you turn the heart and attach the yarn on the outer stitch. It counts as the first stitch, that is skipped, and you therefore crochet in the stitch after this (2nd stitch in the row).
ROW 14 6 sc, 1 ch, turn (6 m)
ROW 15 Skip 1 stitch, 5 sc, 1 ch, turn (5 m)
ROW 16 Skip 1 stitch, 2 sc, 1 decrease (2 sc together), 1 ch, turn (3 m)
Cut the yarn on the first one you make, but keep the yarn on the 2nd, as you use it to crochet the two together.
Crochet the pieces together
Fold the pieces together as shown in the picture, where you single crochet around the edge.
The amount of stitches on the edge
Here is illustrated (in the best hand-drawn way) how many stitches you need around the edge. When I do it like this, it gets nicely heart-shaped.
(Sorry, you English-people, but I only have the photo in Danish. So here I have explained:
FM = SC.
At the bottom of the tip you make a kind of an increase, where you make 4 sc in the same stitch, to get around to the other side of the heart. In the valley at the top, between the two heart arches, make 1 decrease (crochet 2 stitches together to get 1 stitch). Put in filling, when you reach the top.)
Dadaaaa: The finished Crochet Christmas Hearts
This is how it looks with edge and filling.
On with the strap and the beads
Sew the strap on and mount the beads. Remember a knot after the beads, so they do not bounce around on the string.
Here you find some helpful videos, so you can make the pattern. Especially if you are a beginner (If you are: You’re awesome – am cheering for you!). It is a bit easier to understand with live pictures Milla Billa made the design and editing. Music was by www.bensound.com.
Crochetguide by Milla Billa
Crochetguide by Milla Billa
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