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“Rebeca” Heart

Crochet pattern by Hilaria Fina

This is a funny idea to decorate a hat, a scarf or any other thing you can imagine, maybe a keyring for someone special?

Here you have a free pattern to make a heart shaped patch to be used as decoration for your house or clothes.  If you prefer a printable version to go, you can download an inexpensive pdf pattern here  that contains chart.

What should you know before you start?

Pattern structure

The pattern is worked in rounds and are joining at the end of each one.

At the beginning of each line of the pattern you find ‘Rnd’ + a number to indicate which round you are in.

At the end of each line you will find the number of stitches you should have after a dash, for example – 8 sts. When in doubt, count your stitches for a moment.

When part of the instructions repeat throughout the round, we place it between brackets and add the number of times it should be repeated. We do this to shorten the pattern and make it less cluttered.

[…] x … = work bracketed instructions a specified number of times .
(…) = stitches between (…) are worked into the same stitch.
– … sts = the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round.

Stitches and techniques used

With the stitches explained in this page you can make this pattern. I suggest you try the stitches before you start making the piece, it will surely help you read the patterns and abbreviations more comfortably without having to browse back to these pages.

Magic ring
Wrap yarn around two fingers, leaving 7cm long tail. Insert hook right to left under the two rows and pick the strand up (the one that leads to the skein), pulling the yarn back under the two rows, YO and pull through the loop (do not count as first stitch). Keep working the following stitches into the ring. Remove the ring from your fingers and pull the tail end to tight the ring.
Chain (abbreviation ch)
YO and pull through loop on hook.
Slip stitch (abbreviation: sl st)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.
Single crochet (abbreviation: sc)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.
Half double crochet (abbreviation: hdc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook at once.
Double Crochet (abbreviation: dc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), [ YO and pull through 2 loops ] x 2.
Treble Crochet (abbreviation: tr)
YO twice, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (4 loops on hook), [YO and pull through 2 loops] x 3.
Invisible Finish off (abbreviation: inv.FO)
Complete the last stitch of the round. Pull up gently the final loop of the last stitch to make the loop bigger. Cut the yarn, leaving at least 10 cm tail to weave in. Thread the needle and insert it under booth loops of the second stitch of the last round, front to back. Then, pass it through the center of the last round stitch and into the horizontal loop that is behind the stitch. The end will disappear like magic, and your work will be secure now.
This finish off does not increases stitches to the piece.

Skill Level

Easy
If you’re looking for a relaxing project, this is what you want. These patterns are very repetitive. They use basic stitches and easy procedures.

What you need

Crochet hook 4.00 mm
Needle yarn
Yarn 100% cotton
Scissors

Size: approx. 6.5 cm high by 6.5 cm width when made with the indicated yarn.

Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

Abbreviations are used throughout the pattern.

ch  = chain
ch-1 sp  = worked into a chain space
dc  = double crochet
hdc  = half double crochet
hdc-1 sp  = worked into half double crochet space
lp (s)  =  loop(s)
rnd (s)  = round (s)
sl st  = slip stitch
sk  =  skip
st (s)  =  stitch(s)
tr  = treble crochet
YO  =  yarn over

Let’s get started

Make a magic ring with color blue using 4.00 mm hook.

Rnd 01. Ch 3 counts as dc, 2 dc, [ ch 2, 3 dc ] x 3 into ring, join with hdc in top of beg ch.
Pull the tail end to tight the ring.

Rnd 02. ( ch 3, counts as dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc ) in the same hdc-1 sp, [ (ch, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) ] x 3 in next ch-2 sps, join with hdc in top of beg ch.

Rnd 03. Ch, sc in hdc-1 sp, 3 sc, ( sc, ch 2, sl st in the 2nd ch from hook, sc ) in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, sk next 3 sts, 12 trc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in next ch-2 sps, sk next 3 sts, 12 trc in next, ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc.

To finish the piece we will make an inv.FO. Weave and hide the ends.

Assembling all parts

Once you have finished the first piece, you can make the second one by following the same pattern. Do not forget to leave an extra 40 cm tail in this second piece. This extra tail, will be used to sew both faces of the heart, by passing the needle through the inner loop of each piece.
Let your imagination fly and use a ribbon to create a hanging loop or add somme studs to customize your Rebeca.

 

Congrats! You made it.
I hope you enjoyed each step. ❥4U

 

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