21 February 2014

Valentine's Day Heart

Here is a great beginner's amigurumi project for your love.

This shows you how to combine small features (like a semi-circle) together to make a larger more ornate object.

Once you get the hang of it, these are really easy to make! I can make one in about 15 minutes. It's a great use of all those bits of yarn leftover from other projects and perfect for today!

    Make 2 semi circles:
    Row 1: Chain 5, slip stitch (st) in the first chain.
    Row 2: 2 single crochet (sc) in each chain of the round.  10 stitches.
    Row 3:  [1 sc, 2 sc in the next sc] repeat 5 times.  15 stitches.
    Row 4:  1 sc in each sc of the round.  15 stitches
       Tie off the first semicircle. After completing the second semicircle, continue directly to joining (Fig 1).

    Join the 2 semi circles and create the cone:
    Sc 1 sc from each semi circle together from the inside for 3 sc (Fig 2).
    Row 5:  sc in each sc on the first semi circle (12 st) and continue to sc in each sc of the second semi circle (12 st), ignoring the 3 joined sc, for 24 sc around (Fig 3 and 4).
    Row 6:  [sc in the next 2 sc, sc2tog] repeat around.  18 stitches.
    Row 7:  sc in each sc around.  18 stitches.
    Row 8:  [sc in next sc, sc2tog] repeat around.  12 stitches.
    Row 9:  sc in each sc around.  12 stitches.
       Stuff the heart.
    Row 10:  [sc2tog] around.  6 stitches.
    Row 11:  [sc2tog] around.  3 stitches.
       Tie off and tuck the string inside.

       Now you have a beautiful heart (Fig 5)!

    Fig. 1:  Two completed semicircles.

    Fig. 2:  Insert the hook from the inside of one semicircle to the inside of the second semicircle.

    Fig. 3:  Crochet around the first semicircle and continue to the second semicircle.

    Fig. 4:  Round completed after joining two semicircles.

    Fig. 5:  Heart stuffed and complete. Tie off and pull string to the inside.

    Hearts can be made in any color with any yarn and any size hook.

    I hope you enjoyed this free crochet heart amigurumi pattern!