Friday, April 20, 2007

Fast and Easy Heart Pincushion Crochet Pattern

Materials: Lily Knitting and Crochet Cotton Yarn, Art. 600, in Tea Rose and Cream. Crochet hook size 0.

Center of Heart: In Tea Rose, ch 2, making 1st st twice usual length, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 7 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc) in the first (long) st.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, skip sc, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next, (2 hdc in next) twice, (2 dc in next) twice, 5 dc in next, (2 dc in next) twice, (2 hdc in next) twice, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next, sl st in next.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, skip sl st, (sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in next) 3 times, hdc in 2 sts, dc in 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in 2 sts, hdc in 2 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in 2 sts) 3 times.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, skip last sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 hdc in next st, (1 dc in next, 2 dc in next) 7 times, 3 dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next) 7 times, 2 hdc in next st, sc in 2 sts, sl st in next.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, skip sl st, sc in 2 sts, hdc in 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in 3 sts) 3 times, dc in 10 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in 13 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in 3 sts) twice, 2 dc in next st, hdc in 2 sts, sc in 2 sts. Fasten off.

Edge: Join Cream down into center starting st, ch 5, sc up in 1st sc of last row, (ch 3, sc in next 2d st) 31 times, ch 2, sl st in 3d st of 5-ch.

Row 2: Ch 5, sc in next 3-ch loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 15 times, ch 5, sc in same loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 15 times, ch 2, sl st in 3d st of 5-ch.

Row 3: Ch 4 and sc all in next loop; repeat around. Fasten off.

Trim: In Cream, * Ch 4, (3 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch st from hook. Repeat from * twice. Sl st at base of 1st petal. Fasten off. Sew on 1st Row of Heart. Cut cardboard ¼ inch smaller than Heart, cover back with cloth, pad front 1 inch high with cotton and cover with cloth. Tack to back of Heart. Fasten a ribbon bow at top with loop for hanging.

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