The pattern is based on my simple Sweet Heart Pattern and I have added festive shiny beads and an extra row to make the heart more bigger and a bit more stable. Lets get started!
CHRISTMAS SWEET HEARTS
Time approx. 15 minutes - Level ♥♥♥ (Intermediate)
You will need:
♥︎ Shiny red beads that can be threaded on your yarn.
♥︎ Christmas red Sport Weight/4ply yarn (I have used Tilda yarn, a cotton/acrylic mix from my Yarn Shop.)
♥︎ Crochet hook 2,5mm-3 mm/ C-D (US)
♥︎ Darning needle
♥︎ A pair of scissors
ch - chain UK/US
dc/sc - double crochet UK/single crochet US
dtr/tr - double treble UK/treble US
sl st - slip stitch
st/sts - stitch/stitches
Middle picture: Follow the Sweet Heart Pattern making Row 1 and almost finishing Row 2.
Right picture: When at the last corner of Row 2 it is time to add a bead. See the illustration above where beads will be inserted in the next row.
Middle picture: Make sure to have the bead close to your chain stitch and make another chain stitches around the bead.
Right picture: Finish with another chain stitch after the bead, all snug and neat. Continue to follow the Sweet Heart Pattern for Row 3 (dc/sc in every stitch until next corner, slip stitch in corner - 3 dtr/tr in fourth stitch from hook...)
Middle picture: Yarn over twice for the next dtr/tr.
Right picture: Insert your hook in the same stitch as your previous 3 dtr/tr stitches.
Left picture: Fetch yarn (4 loops on your hook).Middle picture: Fetch yarn and pull through 2 loops, repeating this twice and making sure the bead stays at the top for the last pull-through movement.
Right picture: Finish the heart curves making 2dtr/tr in between every added bead (Right curve: 3dtr/tr - add bead - 2dtr/tr - add bead - 2dtr/tr - add bead- 2dtr/tr -add bead - 2dtr/tr). Slip stitch in corner from previous row (see Sweet Heart Pattern) and repeat for the next curve (Left curve: 2dtr/tr - add bead - 2dtr/tr - add bead - 2dtr/tr - add bead- 2dtr/tr -add bead - 3dtr/tr). Slip stitch in last corner. Now all beads are on the back side of your work but we will fix that in a second.
Push the beads to the front, I twist them slightly in place.
Last Row:• Ch1 (doesn't count as a stitch), dc/sc in next 7 stitches.
• 1htr/hdc - 1tr/dc in space in front of bead - ch1 above bead - 1tr/dc - 1htr/hdc in space after the bead.
• Dc/sc in next 11 stitches up until the first bead in the curve.• Make 2dc/sc in every bead stitch and 1dc/sc in stitch between beads.
• Finish curve with dc/sc in last 2 stitches - slip stitch in stitch in between heart curves.• Make dc/sc in next 2 stitches.
• Make 2dc/sc in every bead stitch and 1dc/sc in stitch between beads.
• Finish curve with dc/sc in last 3 stitches.
Cut yarn and make a neat finish by securing the last stitch by stitching from the front to the back in the first dc made and then back into your last stitch. Fasten off on the back.
Your heart is finished! Now you can either make a loop to hang your heart on the Christmas tree (Join yarn between the heart curves, crochet 20-30 chains and slip stitch in between the heart curves to create a loop for hanging.) or you can make many and turn them into a garland following the instructions for the Maybelle Flower Garland or use them to decorate your gifts as they are. Try blocking and starching them for better appearance on the tree!
Thank you for visiting today and I really hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Please use hashtag #ChristmasSweetHeart and #myrosevalley or if you share in social media. I would love to see your interpretations. Imagine these Sweet Hearts in silver for New Years eve... Or in white with pearls...