Three ways with a crochet heart January 27 2013

I’ve had the crochet hooks out and have developed a DIY crochet heart that can be used in a number of ways around the house. 

  1. Fill with dried lavender for lavender sachets
  2. Insert a sandalwood ball and keep moths away from your wardrobe
  3. Insert a wooden skewer into the back and use as a plant decoration or an addition to a bouquet. 

The hearts take about half an hour each to make and can be used as lavender sachets, as sandalwood wardrobe hangers or as a decoration for your plant pots. 

Use a small hook and DK yarn of your choice. A 2.5 mm hook measures approx 6.5 cm height and width, and a 3.5 mm hook will measure approx 8cm. At the end of each row you will turn the piece. 

Here goes, you’re starting at the bottom of the heart:

Row 1: Start by chaining 1

Row 2: Ch 1 for height, then 3 sc into the one stitch from Row 1

Row 3: Ch 1, 3sc

Row 4: Ch1, 2sc into first stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc into last stitch (5 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 1, 2sc into first stitch, 3 sc, 2 sc into last stitch (7 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 1, 7sc

Row 7: Ch1, 2sc into first stitch, 5 sc, 2 sc into last stitch (9 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 1, 2sc into first stitch, 7 sc, 2 sc into last stitch (11 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 1, 11sc

Row 10: Ch 1, 2sc into first stitch, 9 sc, 2 sc into last stitch (13 stitches)

Row 11: Ch 1, 13sc

Row 12: Ch 1, 13sc

Row 13: Ch1 , 6 sc

Row 14: Ch 1, decrease by sc in first 2, 4sc

Row 15:  Ch 1, decrease by sc in first 2, 3sc

Row 16:  Ch1, decrease by sc in first 2, 2sc

Cast off

Start again on row 13 at the other edge  of the of the heart

Row 13: Ch1, 6 sc

Row 14: Ch1, decrease by sc in first 2, 4sc

Row 15:  Ch1 , decrease by sc in first 2, 3sc

Row 16:  Ch1 , decrease by sc in first 2, 2sc

Cast off. 

make another one of these. 

When they're both done, sew in the threads and begin to sc the two pieces together around the edges, filling as you go with you stuffing, or lavender or sandalwood balls. 

Once you have stitched all the way around, you're almost done! Add a chain to hang the heart in your wardrobe or attach to a wooden skewer and insert into your plant pot.

A very pretty gift for a special friend. 

L.O.V.E.