A functional Valentine :o)
The following pattern is my original design.
Please only copy or print this pattern for personal use.
This pattern has not been tested so please contact me if you find any errors.
Hooks: Size B and a Steel Size #7
Yarn: Bernat Baby Fingering Weight
1 heart shaped plastic canvas
Stitches used: ch, sl st, sc, dc, picot.
PICOT = Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hk.
(that's it... the picot makes a little bump in the piece you're crocheting)
Difficulty: MEDIUM (the stitches aren't difficult but working in to the canvas is)
NOTE: Color(s) may be changed for any occasion.
RND 1: Using the steel #7 hook and starting at the tip/point of the heart, join yarn with a sl st. Ch 4, sc in same sp. * Ch 4, sk next sp, sc in next sp. Rep from * around entire heart. Join with sl st in 1st sp.
RND 2: With hook size "B" sl st in the next ch 4 sp. Ch 3, (dc, picot, 2 dc) in same ch 4 sp. * Sc in next ch 4 sp. (2dc, picot, 2dc) in next ch 4 sp. Rep from * around to the center of the heart. Sk the 2 inner most ch 4 spaces. * Sc in next ch 4 sp. ( 2dc, picot, 2dc) in next ch 4 sp. Rep from * to end. Sc in last ch 4 sp. Sl st in top of beg ch 3.
(1) Take a piece of ribbon long enough to go completely around the outside of the heart and still have enough left to tie a bow. Weave this ribbon in and out of the first round being sure both ends come out at the top center of the heart. Tie a bow.
(2) Now make a sign on a thin piece of cardboard that says one of the following phrases or any phrase you like:
Be My Valentine
I Love You
Using a hole punch, make two holes in the top of the sign and attach it to the center of the heart. I tied a knot on the back side so it would stay.
(3) Now use a piece of coordinating yarn or another piece of ribbon and attach a hanger to the top of the heart... see photo.