FRAMED HEARTS

Framed Hearts

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ROUND 1: With CA chain 4, 15dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch4. 16dc

ROUND 2: ch3 counts as a dc, dc in same st as joining, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st * (switch to CB,3dc in next st, switch to CA) 2dc in next st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st* 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off CB ONLY. 32 dc – 20 in CA & 12 in CB

ROUND 3: sl st to next st, ch3 counts as a dc, dc in same st, 2dc in next 2 sts, * (ch6, sk 5 sts), 2dc in next 3 sts * 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Put a stitch marker in to hold CA – DO NOT FINISH OFF. 24dc, 4 ch6 sps

Round 4ROUND 4: You will only be working with CB in CB colored sts you skipped in round 3 & in front of ch6. Each part will be started & stopped as you would a round. * With CB join with a sl st to 2nd sk st from rnd 3 should be CB, ch4, tr bobble in same st, ch4, sl st in next st, ch4, tr bobble in next st, ch4, sl st in st you just worked tr bobble in. Finish Off. * 4 times. 8tr bobles, 16ch4, 12 sl st
ABOUT TR BOBBLES: If you find the tr bobbles as I have said to do them make your hearts too big - or small for that matter – You can make it a 2tr bobble or a 4tr bobble. This round is easily editable & makes no real impact on the entirety of the pattern.

ROUND 5: Pick CA back up from stitch marker, ch3 counts as a dc, dc in next 5 sts, * (7dc in ch6 sp), dc in next 6 sts * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 52dc

ROUND 6: ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, * (bpsc around tr bobble of rnd 4 you will skip a st to correspond with this bpsc, sc in next 5 sts, bpsc around tr bobble of rnd 4 you will skip a st to correspond with this bpsc), sc in next 6 sts 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. 8bpsc, 44sc

ROUND 7: ch2 counts as a hdc, dc in next st, * 2tr in next st, ch2, 2tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st* 4 times omitting last 2 sts. Finish Off 16tr, 8dc, 16hdc, 20sc, 4 ch2 sps

ROUND 8: Join CB with a standing sc in any ch2 sp, 2sc in same sp, * (sc in next 15sts), 3sc in next ch sp * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. 72sc

ROUND 9: ch3 counts as a dc, * dc, ch3, dc in next st you may want to mark the st you just worked into as you work into it again later, dc in next 17 sts * 4 times – omitting the last st. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off 72dc, 4 ch3 sps

ROUND 10: With CA join with a standing bpsc in any st after the ch3 sp, bpsc in next 18 sts, * (tr, ch1, tr in st you marked from prev rnd it is worked in front of the ch3 sp), bpsc in next 19 sts * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st st. 76bpsc, 8tr, 4 ch1 sps

ROUND 11: ch1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 18 sts, * (3sc in both rnd 9 & 10 ch sps), sc in next 20 sts * 3 times, then ( ) once more, sc in last st. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 92 sc

Language

US Terms US Terms

Skill Level

Intermediate

Size

8 Inches

Gauge

After round 1 piece is 1 inch wide.

Materials Needed

  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors - CA & CB
  • 5mm (H) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Removable stitch markers

Stitches Used

  • sl st - slip stitch
  • ch - chain(s)
  • sc - single crochet
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • dc - double crochet
  • tr - triple crochet
  • bpsc - back post single crochet