PUFFED HEART LOVEY – Crafting A Rainbow Of Hope

Puffed Heart Lovey – Free Crochet Pattern

To celebrate the month of love – this Puffed Heart Lovey is perfect
to gift for newborns or for little ones in need!

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Designed for the American Crochet – Crafting A Rainbow Of Hope 

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SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.

MATERIALS:
Yarns:
Approx 20/30 grams of light weight worsted yarn- mixed (leftovers) – aran, pink, coral, variegated

Hooks & Notions:
Hook 4.25 mm
Yarn needle
Small amount of fiberfill / toy stuffing

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet

Size: My lovey measures approx 9 inches

Notes:
I use US Crochet stitch terminology.
Due to the nature of this pattern – the yarn and hook used is only a suggestion and any substitute may be used.
Size of finished product will vary depending on yarn and also size of hook used.

This stitch I used is called the Woven Stitch (also known as Seed Stitch) : Woven Stitch is worked on a even numbered foundation chain.

INSTRUCTIONS:

CH 42

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into the 4th CH from hook, *CH 1, SKIP 1 CH, work 1 SC into next CH, rep from * until  end, TURN

ROW 2: CH2, work 1 SC into first CH space, *CH1, work 1 SC into next CH space rep from * until end, TURN

Row 2 forms the pattern – repeat until work measures approx 9 inches or size required.

After last row – Fasten off and weave in ends.

BORDER:
Join Border color to the first ST of the last row worked.
*CH 3; work 3 DC into SAME ST; SKIP 2 STS; SL ST into next ST.
Repeat from until end of row; *work [4 DC; 3 CH; 4 DC] into corner ST – continue working down the side; SKIP 2 ROWS; SL ST into next ROW continue working the pattern – repeating the corner sequence; then continue working pattern along the bottom CH and then up the other side.
working the pattern:
exp
CH 3; 3 DC; SKIP 2 STS or ROWS; SL ST into next ST or ROW
Fasten off and weave in ends.
THE HEART: (make 2)

Make a magic ring;

RND 1: CH 2; work 12 DC into ring; SL ST into first DC;

RND 2: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); work 3 TR into same ST;
work 1 DC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next ST; work 1 SC into next ST;
work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST – this forms the point of the heart;
work 1 SC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next ST; work 1 DC into next ST;
work 4 TR into next ST; work 1 DC into next ST;
work [1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; work [ 1 HDC; 1 DC] into last ST;
SL ST into 4th CH of 4 CH.

RND 3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST – until the point ST – work [ 1 SC; CH 3; SL ST into 2nd CH from hook] into the point ST – continue working 1 SC into each ST until end of RND – SL ST into first SC made.

Fasten off and weave in ends. – Leave a long tail on one of the hearts.

Sew the two hearts together and before closing stuff with some fiber fill.
Before weaving in the ends – take the leftover tail and weave it through the center (magic ring) and over the SC stitch on top of the hearts. Pull slightly to form the heart. Attach heart to center of lovey.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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