Friday, January 29, 2010

Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small


Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet Valentine Puffy Heart - Small

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Single Crochet Decrease - Insert the crochet through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through, insert the crochet hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn and pull through all 3 loops.

Materials
Size G/4 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Fiberfill Stuffing to fill the heart

Make 2 Circles
Chain 3, join.
Round 1: Work 9 SC, do no join. Work in a continual round. (9 Single Crochet)
Round 2: Work 2 SC in ea stitch around ( 18 Single Crochet)
Round 3-4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 18 single crochet)
On the second circle, join each of the remaining 5 SC to the stitches on the opposite circle.

Round 5: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.
Press the heart in half and eyeball the center of each side of the heart. There will be 1 decrease on each side. Mark the front center of the heart with a yarn marker.

The heart will decrease to a point on each round.

You will stuff the heart with fiberfill after round 10.

Round 6-11: Work single crochet in each stitch around to the first side, work a single crochet decrease, work 1 SC in each stitch around to the opposite side, work single crochet decrease. Work 1 SC in each stitch around to the center front.

Round 12-13: Work a single crochet decrease in each stitch around.

Thread your tapestry needle and sew the remaining stitches
shut and sew the tail in to the center of the heart. Sew in any remaining tails.





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