Wednesday, 2 December 2015



I received a mail on Facebook from Mr. David James re his Peyton Heart Project in honour of his son Peyton James.  I was very moved by the project and have decided to try and make some hearts to contribute to the project.

I am blessed that a friend is willing to take my small contribution to this project with her when she leaves for USA shortly.  Thank you, Padma.

Difficulty level : Easy to Intermediate crochet skills
Materials used : Today I’ve used our Indian acrylic ,  with a 3.5 mm crochet

Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 hdc : Half double crochet
ch : chain                                                                                     ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                                                     rep : Repeat
 trc : Treble / Triple crochet

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video
How to carry your yarn along when using more than one colour :

Pattern Instructions : Using U.S terminology
There are several free links for hearts, and I’ve decided to use as many of them as I can for the project.  The only thing that is needed for this project is that there should be a 10 cm or 4” long tail left, so that the Project can add their specially worded tags.

So at the end of each heart, (just after we sl-st and join to that 1st st on the last round), we will do a 10 cm / 4” long chain.

Please note though that in some of these patterns, the designer has written the pattern in U.K terminology, so do look at the chart that’s given for U.S terminology.

Pattern for Heart 1 :

Let’s start with the first of our heart shaped patterns with this lovely one I found on a Pinterest board.  There is no write up but a rough chart.. so let’s see how that turns out, shall we?
Now using the same pattern, I’ve worked two hearts.  If we do just the start row and Row 1, we have a smaller heart, and then if we follow the chart to completion, it’s a little larger.  So both images given below, so you can decide how large you want your finished project.

Start with a magic circle and 10 sc in that circle. Ch 1, and join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

We will now divide our circle at that ch-1 sp, which will be the lowest point for the dip in the heart shape.

Row 1 : 2 dc in the 1st sc ; (2 dc in the next sc) ; dc in the next 3 sc ; trc in the next sc] ; dc in the next 3 sc ; rep (to) in the last 2 sc.  Turn.

Row 2 : 3 dc in the 1st dc ; (2 dc in the next dc) ; rep (to) 5 times ; trc in the next trc ; rep (to) 6 times ; 3 dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
If making this for the Peyton Heart Project, we need a 4” / 10 cm tie, so I did a sl-st all the way down to the centre of the heart, and then worked a 10cm long chain from there. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 Pattern for Heart 2 :

For our next heart shaped keychain, I’m using the pattern from this link.

Pattern for Heart 3 :

Pattern for Heart 4 :

A lovely pattern with a neat seemingly difficult looking end result.  I love that this pattern is so diverse.  So the original pattern asks for a start with 10 ch, and we then work a 9 sc square over which we work the semicircles to make it a heart shape. 
I played with this pattern a bit, and started with 7 ch, then following the pattern, made it a 6 sc square (so rep only from Row 2 – 6, instead of Row 9).  Then as this is a smaller square, instead of the trc per pattern, I used dc’s, and this is what I got.

However, the error I made here is that starting with the 7 ch meant an even number of sts, so when we’re doing the semicircles, I had to work in between sts 3 & 4 to get it neat and even.  To avoid this start with 8 ch, and then work a 7 sc x 7 rows chain.. or basically start with an even number of stitches if starting with a regular chain start.
That said, if you opt to start with the wonderful fsc start, then start with an odd number of stitches. J

Pattern for Heart 5 :

This pattern is similar to Heart 3.  However, there are two heart patterns on this pattern sheet.

Pattern for Heart 6 :

And the link for this pattern :

Pattern for Heart 7 :

This pattern is similar to that for Heart 3, but I love that the designer has used the superb magic circle to close the heart.. Just what I was thinking of doing when I saw the pattern for Heart 3 J
So, if I were voting for my favourite pattern, it would be this one !

Pattern for Heart 8 :

Pattern for Heart 9 :

Pattern for Heart 10 :

Pattern for Heart 11 :

Pattern for Heart 12 :

And the link for this pattern :
I really liked this pattern – five sc in a circle and one round thereafter to give this cute pert lil heart.. so cute.

Pattern for Heart 13 :

Wow, that’s a whole load of hearts.. right ?!

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Have a great day and see you soon. J

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