Monday, February 14, 2011

Free Pattern: Tiniest Heart Applique

Happy Valentine's Day!  These would be a perfect addition to a card or gift for your sweetheart, but hearts are in season year-round.  I used these hearts - about the size of my thumbnail - on the Boo-Boo Buddy Cold Pack Cover for my girl.

Tiniest bit cotton yarn (or whatever kind)
5mm (H/10) hook (or whatever hook for your yarn)

Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet

Row 1: Ch 1 (loose enough to get your hook back through, but not looser.)  In ch, sc three times.  (First sc loose, second sc tight, third sc in between.) 
Row 2: Ch 1 tight, turn.  Dc in first sc, sl st in next sc, ch 1 tight.  Dc in last sc, sl st in first ch of Row 1.  Finish off.

Notes:  The heart is so small, that the tension really made a difference to the shape.  I've made notes in the pattern on the relative looseness/tightness of the stitches based on the six or so hearts I did.  People crochet so differently, though, that you may find that some other way works better for you.  Plan on making more than you need so that you can get enough looking like hearts and not triangle blobs.

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

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