It’s January so I thought that it was the time to start thinking about something for Valentine’s.
Of course the first thing that came to my mind was a heart! 💌
The idea was to create a small heart that could be used as applique for different projects: mini envelope for Valentine’s messages, blankets, bags, etc.
So I decided to make this simple and quick design.
Scroll down for the pattern!
This pattern is totally free, but it’s intellectual property of Elendipity.
You can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern or any alteration of the pattern.
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The Heart Applique is worked in rounds starting with a foundation chain and no sewing is involved.
You will actually work on both sides of the foundation chain.
You won’t join the first and second rounds, you will work in continuous rounds, so it’s highly recommended inserting a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round.
In this video, about how to create an oval, at the minute 02:43 you can see how to work on both sides of the foundation chain.
You can use the yarn and the crochet hook you prefer, I will indicated what I used for this sample:
- 3mm crochet hook
- Rainbow Cotton 8/6 n. 87 (Petunia Pink) – less than 3gr.
- stitch marker
- darning needle
I bought the yarn at Hobbii.
Here below the list of the stitches (US terminology) that you are going to use for this project.
- CH = Chain
- SS = Slip Stitch
- SC = Single Crochet
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- DC = Double Crochet
- TC = Treble Crochet
- st = stitches
- Instruction between * … * means you have to repeat what is between the asterisks by the times indicated after the second asterisk.
- Instruction between ( … ) means you have to do all the stitches in the brackets in the same stitch.
- You will always find the acronym of the stitch and a number close to it; if the number is before the name of the stitch, it means that you will have to repeat those stitches in the same space.
5 SC = 5 Single Crochet in the same stitch/space
SC 5 = 5 Single Crochet in the next 5 stitches
Ready to start?
Here you can find the pattern written all together, so, in case you want to print the pattern, you can print only this part.
After this, below, you will find instead the pattern with the instructions and photos step by step.
Slip knot and CH 6 – leave a 10 cm initial tail.
Starting from the 2nd CH from the hook, SC 4, (SC 1, SS 1, SC 1) in the last CH, now, working on the other side of the foundation chain: SC 3, in the last stitch you will work (2 SC).
SS 1, HDC 1, DC 1, * 2 TC * x 2, CH 3, SS 1, CH 3, * 2 TC * x 2, DC 1, HDC 1, SS 1, SC 1.
Now do SS 1 in the first st of the round and close with the needle in the same first st of the round, but going only in the front loop.
Use initial tail to low slightly the top centre of the heart.
Weave in the ends.
– PATTERN WITH PHOTOS STEP BY STEP
Here you will see the pattern with the photos step by step.
Slip knot and CH 6 – leave a 10 cm initial tail.
- R1 (Inside part of the heart)
Starting from the 2nd CH from the hook, SC 4 (picture: now you will insert the hook where indicate by the needle, leave the initial tail behind the work, don’t weave it in while you’re working),
(SC 1 – picture, SS 1, SC 1) in the last CH, now, working on the other side of the foundation chain: SC 3, in the last stitch you will work (2 SC) – picture.
- R2 (external part of the heart)
SS 1, HDC 1, DC 1, * 2 TC * x 2, CH 3 (picture: the needle indicates where to do the next st), SS 1,
CH 3, * 2 TC * x 2, DC 1, HDC 1, SS 1, SC 1 (picture).
Now do SS 1 in the first st of the round and fasten off (picture).
- Finishing (bottom)
After you’ve done the last st (SS), you will cut a little bit of a tail to weave in.
Take the darning needle and insert it in the same first st of the round (where you just did the SS 1) but going only in the front loop. (picture)
- Finishing (top)
You will use the initial tail to low slightly the top centre of the heart.
Take the initial tail, insert it in a darning needle, insert the needle from the wrong side (back) to the right side (front) entering in the foundation chain where you created the first SS in round 1 (picture).
As you can see, you will create a sort of a loop the you will pull tight to low slightly the centre top,
Now you can sew your applique on your projects: as mentioned before, it can be attached to blankets, purses, bags, etc, you can also make it as a pin for your coat.
I used this Heart Applique as a base for a Granny Square (no-sewing), you can read the free pattern at this link!
Here some of them!
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