I was making this everywhere I went, the doctors, the library, as a passenger in a car, in bed ( I never crochet in bed because I immediately fall asleep). These were going to be done no matter what. I made tons and gave tons away. I actually can't stop making them. They make me super happy. I found the original pattern over at Sarahndipities. It was a lovely pattern but I did change it up bit. (Round 3 and the garland directions are from Sarahndipities).
Here's the pattern I reworked if you're interested in making these lovelies yourself.
Chain 4, sl st in 1st ch to create the round.
Round 1: ch3, 3tcr, 3dc, ch1, 1trc, ch1, 3dc, 3tcr, ch3, sl st in the round.
Round 2: ch3, (the following stitches are to be done in the spaces not stiches) sc & hdc, next space 3hdc, next 2hdc, sc in next three spaces, 2 sc in next space, ch 2, 2sc in next space, sc in next three spaces, 2hdc in next, 3hdc in next, 2hdc & sc in next, ch 3, sl st in middle.
Round 3: Ch 3. Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Sc in next seven sts, sk next st. Sc in ch 2 sp from previous row, ch 3, sc in same sp. Sk next st, sc in next seven sts. 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 3 and then sl st in center of heart. Pull loop to the back and fasten off. Weave in ends.
To make it a Garland:
Ch 45. Sc in top bump of heart, ch 6, sc in next top bump of heart. *Ch 12, sc in top bump of heart, ch 6, sc in next top bump of heart.* Repeat from * to * until all hearts are joined. Ch 45, fasten off.
Have a happy and blessed Valentine's Day!
52 Weeks of Joy, Weeks 5 and 6
30. Spending time with my Mami and Mima
31. Antique shops
32. Little hearts and little hands
33. Cambodian coffee
34. Treats in the mail
36. Watching my boys love on each other.
37. Snow (not for me, for them)
39. MY NEW STEAM MOP (yes. I'm just that excited about it)
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”
- James 1:2-3