by Bev Rousch
Learn how to crochet a heart embellishment.
- Crochet Hook
Make a "magic ring" by looping yarn and then insert crochet hook.
Wrapping yarn around your hook and pull through (making one chain), then repeating twice more for 3 total chains.
Hook a Double Crochet (DC) stitch by wrapping yarn over hook, inserting hook into magic ring and then pulling yarn over hook again, leaving you with 3 loops around the hook. Wrap yarn around hook again and pull yarn through first two loops. Now you have to loops left on your hook. Wrap yarn around the hook and pull through the last two loops, leaving you with one loop. You've just completed a Double Crochet (DC) stitch. The remaining loop is your starting point for your next stitch.
Stitch 9 more Double Crochet stitches into the "magic ring".
After your 9th Double Crochet stitch, chain 2 (as instructed in step 2). Cut yarn ends, leaving about 4 inch tails. Insert hook into the center of the heart, wrap yarn over the hook at the back and pull through the last loop on your hook, finishing off your last stitch.
Drop both tails through the "magic ring" so that they are at the back of your heart. Close the"magic ring" by pulling on the tail end of the yarn.
Knot tails together and cut tails to suit your project.
Here are 3 completed hearts using various yarns and their corresponding hook sizes.
Large heart: Super Bulky (6) yarn, size 9mm/N hook. 2"x2.25" heart.
Medium heart: Medium yarn (4), size 5mm/H hook. 1.5"x 1.5" heart.
Small heart: Baker's Twine, size 2.75 mm/1 hook. 1"x1" heart.
Use the finished heart on your project.