Scandinavian Heart Motif26.May.17 / Kirsten Ballering
To make the most out of Hygge leftovers, I’ve designed a few bonus patterns to keep your hands busy a little bit longer! This Scandinavian heart motif was originally designed for the Makes & Takes that took place during the CAL. Now the CAL has finished I’ve transformed the little postcards this pattern came on into a PDF pattern for everybody to enjoy!
Materials and preparation
The heart motif is made with leftovers of Scheepjes Catona. You need three colours for the heart, 2 for the body and 1 for the edging.
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3.0mm (US size C/2).
One motif measures 10cm (4in).
Gauge is not critical for this project.
- The heart starts with a magic ring, but is worked in rows. So you don’t close the circle in Row 1. Rather, you crochet a turning chain and turn your work.
- Turning chains do not count as stitches.
- When crocheting the 11 dc in Row 6, it’s easiest to make 5 stitches on one side of the magic ring, 1 stitch in the magic ring and 5 on the other side.
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- RS: Right side
- ss: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- WS: Wrong side
- (…) once/twice/3x Crochet the instructions between brackets the total number of times indicated.
- […] Indicates the amount of stitches at the end of a row or round.
Heart halves (make two in two different colours)
Make a magic ring.
Row 1 (RS) 5dc in ring, ch1, turn. [5 sts]
Row 2 (WS) 1dc, (2dc in next st) 3 times, 1dc, ch1, turn. [8 sts]
Row 3 1dc, (1dc, 2dc in next st) 3 times, 1dc, ch1, turn. [11 sts]
Row 4 1dc, (2dc, 2dc in next st) 3 times, 1dc, ch1, turn. [14 sts]
Row 5 1dc, (3dc, 2dc in next st) 3 times, 1dc, ch1. turn heart 90 degrees. For clarification, see diagram. [17 sts]
Row 6 Work 11 dc evenly distributed in the side of the rows on the flat side of the circle, ch1, turn.
Row 7 11dc, turn.
Row 8 (Ch12, start in second ch from hook, 11ss, 1ss in st at base of ch, 1ss in each of next 2 sts of Row 7) 5 times, ch12, start in second ch from hook, 11ss, 1ss in st at base of ch, cut yarn.
Joining heart halves
Use the third colour for the edging. In this explanation I used the colours of the sample’s heart halves.
Join colour in white heart half with 1 ss in the side of Row 7, 1dc in side of same row, 1dc in side of next row, 1dc in each st of Row 5, 1dc in side of Row 6, 1dc in side of Row 7, crochet the last st of right heart and left heart halves together (work on second heart half), 1dc in side of next row, 1dc in each dc of Row 5, 1dc in each of next 2 rows. Don’t fasten off.
The weaving consists of two parts: in the first part (before crocheting the point of the heart) you don’t have to worry about weaving your pink/white strips correctly except for the top or bottom placement of the white strips. After crocheting the point of the heart, you will weave the pink strips through the fastened white strips.
Take the first, innermost strip of the white half (towards the middle of the heart) and place it above the last pink strip (on the outside of the heart). Crochet 1dc through the st on the white strip and the underlying st on the pink strip, 1dc in next st in pink strip.
Take the next white strip and place it below the pink strip, 1dc through both strips, 1dc in next st in pink strip. Repeat this until all white strips are fastened to the pink strip, alternating white on top and bottom, ending with pink on top.
Ch1, 1dc in same st (tip of heart made). 1dc in next st on white strip. Take the second pink strip and weave it through the fastened white strips, ending with a white strip on top. 1dc through both strips, 1dc in next stitch of white strip. Continue like this until all strips have been woven and joined. Join with 1ss in first dc, fasten off.
Download the pattern
You can download the PDF pattern here.