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Vintage Crochet Hearts – Free Crochet Pattern

January 25, 2019
Vintage Crochet Hearts

It is nearly Valentine’s Day! Would you like to make some sweet crochet hearts to give to someone special? Or, you could make a crochet heart garland to hang on your mantle. They would also be perfect to embellish a baby blanket, or crochet some hearts in Rainbow shades, to make a garland for a new baby. The patterns includes a helpful photo tutorial.

You could crochet some pretty Gerbera Flowers to add to your hearts! 

I love to use a neutral shade like cream for the edging, and they always remind me of faded crochet doilies. So I named the pattern –  Vintage Crochet hearts.

But I couldn’t resist making a selection in retro bright shades as well. I will have an easy pattern for some crochet flowers for you try in a few days……have fun with your own colour combinations!

*This pattern is featured in AllFreeCrochet’s 24 Downton Abbey Crochet Patterns!

You can find the pattern for the crochet flowers HERE

If you would like to support my work, and help me continue to share Free patterns, you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF version for the Crochet Hearts AND flowers AND Instructions to make a garland, in US crochet terms on Ravelry

And on Etsy

Materials

  • Scraps of Cotton Yarn in sportsweight
  • I always have a stash in my craft room, of these gorgeous little balls of Scheepjes Catona 25g –  they also come in even smaller balls Scheepjes Catona 10g in 100 shades. I use this yarn to make my crochet flowers, and also use it to make all my Christmas Baubles. It is crisp and has great stitch definition….and all those colours to choose from!
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • You can also use a DK weight cotton yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook.
  • Yarn needle to sew in threads

Size

Approx 2in x 2in in yarn recommended

Abbreviations (US terms)

Beg              Beginning

Ch                Chain

SC                Single crochet

DC               Double crochet

Rep              Repeat

RS                Right side

Sl st             Slip stitch

Sp(s)            Space/spaces

BL                Back loop

Abbreviations (UK terms)

Beg              Beginning

Ch                Chain

DC               Double crochet

TR                Treble crochet

Rep              Repeat

RS                Right side

Sl st             Slip stitch

Sp(s)            Space/spaces

BL                Back loop

Instructions for Crochet Hearts

In US crochet terms (see abbreviations for UK terms)

Row 1: Using first colour, ch 2, 3 sc into 2nd ch from hook. turn – 3sc

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into 1st st, 1 sc into next st, 2 sc into last st, turn – 5sc

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc into 1st st, 1 sc into next 3 sts, 2 sc into last st, turn – 7sc

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn – 7sc

Row 5: Repeat row 4

Row 6: Repeat row 4

Row 7: Sl st into 1st st, 5 dc into next st, sl st into next 3 sts, 5 dc into next st, sl st into last st, do not turn.

With RS facing, continue around edge of heart as follows. See pics for hints to place your hook

Round 8: Ch1, work 5 sc evenly towards bottom point, work [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc] into point (beg ch),

 

work 8 sc evenly up the other side of heart,

work 3 sc into next st ( the middle dc of the 5 dc of previous row), 1 sc into next 2 sts, sl st into next st, skip 1 st, sl st into next st, 1 sc into next 2 sts, 3 sc into next st ( the middle dc of the 5 dc of previous row),

1 sc into next 3 sts, sl st into beg ch 1. Fasten off yarn.

Join in contrast colour to any st from previous round in BL (back loop) only. Work into each stitch as follows:

*ch 2, sl st into next st; rep from * around. Fasten off yarn and weave in threads.

I used my favourite Retro shades in orange, pink, lime and deep purple to crochet hearts and flowers, and made a simple chain to string them together. Here is a picture of the crochet garland hanging on my garden shed.

You can find the pattern for the crochet flowers and instructions to make a garland HERE

If you would like to support my work, and help me continue to share Free patterns, you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF version for the Crochet Hearts AND flowers AND Instructions to make a garland, in US crochet terms on Ravelry

And on Etsy

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If you make this pattern, be sure to tag me in your photos so I can see it too, @anniedesigncrochet or #anniedesigncrochet  – I can’t wait to see what colours you use!

 

 

 

  • Reply
    Anabelia Craft Design
    February 10, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Hello, dear! ????
    What an amazing crochet heart idea! I’d like to include one of these pictures in a Round-Up of Crochet Projects for Valentine’s Day that I’m going to publish soon in my blog.
    Of course, I will attach the appropriate link to your blog.
    I wish you a lovely Sunday! ???? ????????????
    Anabelia Craft Design

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      February 10, 2019 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you ! I would be delighted to be included and I appreciate your kind words x

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