Crossing Aphrodite's Heart

Crossing Aphrodite's Heart

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Pattern Notes

  • Rounds 1-7 are worked with the 4mm (G) size crochet hook. Round 8-17 are worked with the 5mm (H) crochet hook. You can change this to a 5mm (H) and 5.,5mm )I) crochet hook if needed.
  • You will be skipping the ch loops and making sure they stay in front of your work until round 7.
  • The cross stitch in round 16 is worked over 2 stitches, starting with a dc and ending with a dc.
  • The heart stitch is worked with 2 tr in the tr bobble. However if its not full enough for you work 3 tr in the tr bobble of each part of the heart stitch.
Round 1: With CA and 4mm (G) crochet hook ch5, join with a sl st to 1st ch to make loop, ch3, 2dc in loop, * ch8, sl st in 1st ch, 3dc in loop * repeat from * 3 times, ch8, sl st in 1st ch, join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off. 12dc, 4 ch8 loops

Round 2: Join CB with a standing dc in any st after the ch8 mark this stitch, dc in same st, 2dc in next 11 sts making sure the ch8 is in front of work. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off 24dc

Round 3: Join CA with a standing sc in marked st mark this stitch, sc in same st, [sc in next st, 2sc in next st] twice, sc in next st, * ch8, sl st in 1st ch, [2sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times * repeat from * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 36sc, 4 ch8 loops

Round 4: Join CB with a standing dc in marked st mark this st, dc in same st as joining, [dc in next st, 2dc in next st] 4 times, * 2dc in next st, [dc in next st, 2dc in next st] 4 times 3 times. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 56dc

Round 5: Join CA with a standing sc in marked st mark this st, sc in next st, [2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 4 times, * (ch8, sl st to 1st ch), [sc in next 2sts, 2sc in next st] 4 times, sc in next 2 sts * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 72sc, 4 ch8 loops

Round 6: Join CB with a standing dc in marked st mark this stitch, dc in same st, * (dc in next 5 sts), 2dc in next st * 11 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 84dc

Round 7: You will be threading the chains together in this round. Join CA with a standing sc in marked st, sc in next 20 sts, * sl st in rnd 5 ch loop, sc in next 21 sts * 3 times. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 84sc, 4 sl st

Round 8: Using the 5mm (H) crochet hook join CC with a standing tr in st after the sl st from prev. rnd, tr in next st, * (dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 2 sts, ch1, sk sl st of prev. rnd), tr in next 2 sts * repeat form * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st st. 16tr, 24dc, 16hdc, 28sc, 4 ch1 sps

Round 9: ch4 counts as a tr, tr in next st * (dc in enxt 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 2 sts, tr in ch1 sp), tr in next 2 sts * repeat from * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch4. 20tr, 25dc, 16hdc, 28sc

Round 10: sl st to next st, ch3 counts as a dc, dc in next 3 sts * (hdc in next 11 sts, dc in next 4 sts, sk next st, 7tr in next st, sk next st), dc in next 4 sts * repeat form * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off. Mark each skipped stitch with a removable stitch marker. 28tr, 36dc, 44hdc

Round 11: Join CB with a standing bpsc in 2nd tr of 7tr group of prev. rnd, bpsc in next 4 sts, * (sk next st, fptr in marked st of prev. rnd, sc in next 9 sts, ch1 sk next st, sc in next 9 sts, fptr around marked sk of prev rnd, sk next st), bpsc in next 5 sts * repeat form * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st in 1st st. Remove all previous round stitch markers. Mark 4 skipped stitches. 8fptr, 72 sc, 20bops, 4 ch1 sps

Round 12: ch2 counts as a hdc, hdc in next st, * 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts, ch1, sk next ch1 sp, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next st * 4 times, omitting last 2 sts. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch2. Finish Off. 16dc, 24hdc, 72sc, 4 ch1 sps, 4 ch2 sps

Round 13: With CA work the heart stitch in each marked stitch from round 11. You will be starting and finishing off after each heart stitch. 4 heart stitches

Round 14: Join CB with a standing hdc in any ch2 sp, 2hdc in same ch sp as joining, * (dc in next 13 sts, bpsc around 1st tr bobble of heart st, dc in next st, dc in ch1, dc in next st, bpsc in 2nd tr bobble of heart st, dc in next 13 sts), 3hdc in next ch sp * repeat from * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off 116dc, 16hdc, 8bpsc

Round 15: Join CC with a standing hdc in middle st of 3hdc group of prev rnd, 4hdc in same st * (hdc in next st, sc in next 31 sts, hdc in next st) 5hdc in next st * repeat from * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 28hdc, 124sc

Rounfd 16: Join CB with a standing dc in middle st of 5hdc group from prev rnd, dc, ch2, 2dc in same st, * (dc in next 4 sts, [ch1, sk next st, cross st will be worked over 2 sts] 3 times, ch1, sk next st, dc in next 9 sts, [ch1, sk next st, cross st will be worked over 2 sts] 3 times, ch1, sk next st, dc in next 4 sts), 2dc, ch2, 2dc in next st * repeat from * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 24 cross stitches, 124 dc, 32 ch1 sps

Round 17: Join CC with a standing sc in any ch2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, * (sc in next 6 sts, [2sc in ch1 sp, sc in between 2 sts of cross st] 3 times, 2sc in next ch1 sp, sk next st, sc in next 7 sts, sk next st, [2sc in ch1 sp, sc in between 2 sts of cross st] 3 times, 2 sc in next ch1 sp, sc in next 6 sts) 3sc in next ch 2 sp * repeat from * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 176sc

Language

US Terms US Terms

Skill Level

Intermediate

Size

12 Inches

Gauge

After round 4 piece is 3" wide.

Materials Needed

  • Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors - CA, CB, & CC
  • 4.5mm (G) and 5mm (H) crochet hooks
  • >li?At least 8 removable stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used

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

Special Stitches Used