Lovely Crocheted Heart

 
What you'll need
I crocheted the purple heart with light worsted yarn and crochet hook size 3,5 mm. It measures 9,5 by 9,5 cm (3,7 by 3,7 inches). The pink heart is 6,5 by 6,5 cm (2,5 by 2,5 inches) and it is crocheted with dmc embroidery thread and a 2 mm crochet hook. You can use heavier thread and bigger hook, or thinner thread and smaller hook and you will have a bigger or a smaller motif. 
You will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.


Instructions
Make a magic ring (or ch 4 and join with sl st in first ch to form a ring).

  • Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in the ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in the ring) 3 times, ch 2, pull the thread end to tighten the ring, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, * in ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), ** dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * 3 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 3: Sl st in next 4 stitches and in ch-2 sp, in 4th dc work 12 tr, sl st in ch-2 sp, in 4th st work 12 tr, sl st in ch-2 sp.
  • Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 7 dc, in ch-2 sp work (dc, htr, ch 2, htr, dc), dc in next 7 dc, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 tr, 2 dc in next 6 tr, 2 hdc in next tr, sc in next tr, sl st in next tr, in ch-2 sp (from Round 2) and in next tr, sc in next tr, 2 hdc in next tr, 2 dc in next 6 tr, dc in next 3 tr, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.                                                          

Abbreviations
ch chain
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
htr half treble crochet
tr treble crochet
sp space
sl st slip stitch
 * work instructions following * as many times as indicated
(  ) work instructions the number of times specified or work instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks
This tutorial is for personal use only
You can use it to make as many hearts as you like for yourself or as gifts for friends, but please don't make any for sale. Please feel free to borrow photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source. Do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!