Heart Square- Free Pattern! 

**1/14/17 update- I have added a video tutorial for this pattern! 

I wanted to get started early on a Valentine’s Day project.  I have also been wanting to work on graph crocheting.  I decided to combine them and do a pattern made by joining small squares with graphed hearts.  I am including both written directions and the graph.  I will also update the pattern to include a video tutorial after the New Year.  I’m going to be traveling, so I’m not sure if I will be able to get any videos done. 

I wanted my squares to be reversible, so I did each square using bobbins.  You can carry the yarn under your stitches, but for some rows this would be for up to 13 stitches.  If you use colors with a lot of contrast, for example red and white, the carried yarn will show through a lot.  

I will post an additional pattern for the final project I make using these squares. I just haven’t decided exactly how I want that to look yet! 

***Here is a link to a video tutorial for this pattern!****

Heart Square Video Tutorial
Here is the square chart: 

 
Here is the square pattern: 

Crochet Heart square

Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn Color A: this will be for the back ground of your square.  I used Red Heart Super Saver in Pale Plum. 

Worsted Weight Yarn Color B: this will be the color of the heart and the optional order.  I used Red Heart Super Saver in Petal Pink. 


Crochet Hook: Size J.  I tend to have very other stitches, so you may need to use an H or I go get the same size square as mine. 

Gauge: this really is not important unless you really desire a very specific size of square.  My gauge for these squares is: 13 stitches and 14 rows= 4 inches. 

The square before the border will have 15 rows of 15 single crochets. 

Finished Square size: 

Without  Border: app 4.5 x 4.5

With border: app 5.25 x 5.25

Directions: 

If you are using bobbins, you will need the following 

Color A: two bobbins with approximately 8 yards of yarn each (referred to as A1 and A2) and one bobbin with approximately 1.5 yards of yarn (referred to as A3) 

Color B: one bobbin of yarn with approximately 10 yards of color B (referredv to as B1) one bobbin with approximately 1.5 yards of yarn (referred to as B3)

I will put directions referring to those using bobbins in paranthesis throughout the pattern

Foundation Row: using color A (bobbin A1): chain 16 

Row 1: single crochet in the second chain from your hook and in each chain across. Chain 1. Turn.

Row 2: single crochet in the first 7 stitches.  Switch to Color B (B1), crochet 1 sc in the next stitch. Switch back to color A (A2), crochet 1 sc in the next 7 stitches. Chain 1. Turn. 

(For each row 2-11, you will work with switch between using A1 on one side of the pink stitches made with B1 and A2 on the other side.  This way you do not have to carry color A under color B). 

Row 3: Single crochet in each of the first 6 stitches. Switch to color B, single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches. Switch to color A, single crochet in each of the remaining 6 stitches. Chain 1. Turn. 

Row 4: Single crochet in each of the first 5 stitches.  Switch to color B, Single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.  Switch to color A, Single crochet in each of the 5 remaining stitches.  Chain 1. Turn. 

Row 5:  Single crochet in each of the first 4 stitches. Switch to color B, Single crochet in each of the next 7 stitches.  Switch to color A, Single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches.  Chain 1. Turn. 

Row 6: Single crochet in each of the first 3 stitches. Switch to color B, Single crochet in each of the next 9 stitches. Switch to color A, Single crochet in each of the remaining 3 stitches.  Chain 1. Turn. 

Row 7: Single crochet in each of the first 2 stitches.  Switch to color B, Single crochet in each of the next 11 stitches. Switch to color A, single crochet in each of the remaining 2 stitches.  Chain 1. Turn. 

Row 8: Single crochet in the first stitch. Switch to color B, Single crochet in each of the next 13 stitches. Switch to color A, Single crochet in the last stitch. Chain 1. Turn. 

Rows 9-11: repeat row 8

Row 12: Single crochet in the first 2 stitches.  Switch to color B, Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.  Switch to color A (A3), Single crochet in the next stitch.  Switch to color B (B2), Single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.  Switch to color A (A1), Single crochet in the 2 remaining stitches. Chain 1. Turn. 

Row 13: Single crochet in each of the first 3 stitches. Switch to color B (B2), Single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches. Switch to color A (A3), Single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches. Switch to color B (B1), Single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches. Switch to color A (A2), Single crochet in each of the 3 remaining stitches. Chain 1. Turn. 

Row 14: Single crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1. Turn. 

Row 15: Repeat row 14. Finish off. 

Border (optional): Attach color B with slip stitch, single crochet in each stitch (15 on each side) around with one chain at each corner.  Finish off. 

Best Husband Award! 

My yarn stash is currently housed in one of our guest rooms.  I filled the dressers and closet with all of my yarn, so my stash stays out of sight and doesn’t drive my super-organized, engineer husband crazy.  Well, we are expecting a baby in May, so my yarn room is going to be transformed into a nursery!  I can’t think of a better reason to be evicted, bu I’ve been trying really hard to use up my stash and figure out where to store what I can’t use. 

For Christmas, my husband surprised me with a cube storage system customized to fit in our bedroom!  No more stash worries!  The to top it off, he came into the bedroom yesterday and told me to “Get ready!  Jo-Ann’s is having a yarn clearance!” 

He wanted to make sure my yarn cubes have enough yarn to look cool!  He went with me, and helped me pick out a ton of yarn! He asked a ton of questions about what the different yarns are used for and if I had ever worked with different sizes, styles, and materials.  It was so much fun! 


At one point he calculated the cost and told me I better get more!  Crocheter’s dream right there! 


He definitely deserves an award for being so supportive of my hobby! 

Broadway Beanie

*update 1/1/2017 New size added!  Additional sizes and video tutorials are in the works!

***If you were working from the original pattern continue working the size labeled “toddler” it is the same as the original pattern. 


I came across Isaac Mizrahi Broadway yarn on clearance at Michaels and snatched it up! (It’s on sale for $1.99/skein at Premier Yarns right now.). I love how fun this yarn is with sparkly metallic flecks.  

My daughter is really into hats right now, so I thought I would make her a fancy little beanie to wear.  We’ve had a mild winter until recently, so a lighter hat was all she needed.  It’s perfect for that transition from fall to winter when it’s cool but not freezing cold. 

The label says this is worsted weight but it works up like a lighter weight yarn. I would recommend using Caron Simply Soft as a substitute.  

Materials: 

Yarn: 

Finished sizes: Toddler, Child, Small Adult 

1 skein Isaac Misrahi Broadway (shown in Palace) or Caron Simply Soft 

Hook size: I

Gauge: 

12 Stitches, 8 rows= 4 inches 

Instructions: 

For toddler size 

Round 1: 13 DC in a magic circle, Join with slip stitch to 1st DC (13 stitches)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch and in each stitch around, Join with slip stitch to 1st DC (26 stitches) 

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat from * around, Join with slip stitch to first DC (39 stitches) 

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC in first stitch, DC in each of next 2 stitches, repeat from * around (52 stitches)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in each stitch around (52 stitches) 

Repeat Row 5 until hat measures 5.5-6 inches in height

Edging: 

Rows 1-3: Ch 2, *FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next stitch, Repeat from * around join with slip stitch to first FPDC

Row 4: Ch 1 *sc in first stitch skip one stitch, 4 DC in next stitch, skip one, repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first sc, finish off.   

For Child/Small Adult: 

Round 1: 12 DC in a magic circle, Join with slip stitch to 1st DC (12 stitches)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch and in each stitch around, Join with slip stitch to 1st DC (24 stitches) 

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat from * around, Join with slip stitch to first DC (36 stitches) 

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC in first stitch, DC in each of next 2 stitches, repeat from * around (48 stitches)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC in first stitch, DC in each of next 3 stitches, repeat from * around (60 stitches)

Round 6:Ch 2, DC in each stitch around (60 stitches) 
Repeat Row 6 until hat measures 6-6.5 inches in height 

Edging: 

Rows 1-3: Ch 2, *FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next stitch, Repeat from * around join with slip stitch to first FPDC

Row 4: Ch 1 *sc in first stitch skip one stitch, 4 DC in next stitch, skip one, repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first sc, finish off.   

Some of my Favorite Baby Hats! 

With the baby boom on both sides of my family the last few years, I have spent a lot of time making baby and toddler hats. We went from zero nieces and nephews and no children of our own to having 4 nieces and one nephew, on daughter, and a nephew on the way in just 3 years. Plus, there’s a little one on the way in our house, too!  In addition, we’ve had several cousins and friends having babies. 


All of these new little ones have brought so much joy and fun into our families, and they make the BEST models.  


I have had a ton of fun making them and seeing them on all of my favorite kiddos! 

Heart Beanie- Free Pattern! 

 

I loved how my Heart Square turned out, so I decided to see how the graph pattern looked on a Beanie.  I started with a toddler size, since that’s my daughter’s size.  I will add more sizes shortly!  I will also add some video tutorials once we get home from our trip to see family for The holidays. 

Heart Beanie Directions

Materials- 

Worsted Weight Yarn: 

Color A: Main Color: I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red

Color B:Accent Color: I used Red Heart Super Saver in White

Hook Size: I

Guage: 12 stitches, 13 Rows= 4 inches

Note: this hat is crocheted continuously, so you will not join each round or chain at the beginning of the next. Be sure to mark the first stitch in each round, so you don’t lose your place.  

Heart placement for this pattern is designed to go on the side of the head.  If you prefer to have the heart placed at the from of the head add 10 SC to the beginning of each round for Rounds 13-24. 

Size: Toddler (12 months- 3 years) 

Round 1: With main color 5 SC in magic loop

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around

Round 3: *SC in the first stitch, 2 SC in next stitch, Repeat from * around

Round 4:  *SC in each of the first two stitches, 2 SC in next stitch, Repeat from * around

Round 5:  *SC in each of the first three stitches, 2 SC in next stitch, Repeat from * around

Round 6:  *SC in each of the first four stitches, 2 SC in next stitch, Repeat from * around

Round 7:  *SC in each of the first five  stitches, 2 SC in next stitch, Repeat from * around

Round 8:  *SC in each of the first six stitches,  2 SC in next stitch, Repeat from * around

Round 9:  *SC in each of the first seven stitches, 2 SC in next stitch, Repeat from * around

Round 10:  *SC in each of the  first eight stitches, 2 SC in next stitch, Repeat from * around (50 SC the total)

Rounds 11-12: 1 SC in each stitch around 

Round 13: 1 SC in each of the  first 8 stitches, switch to Color B (Accent Color) SC in each of the next 3 stitches, switch back to the main color and SC in each of the next 3 stitches,  using Color B SC in each of the next three, switch back to the main color and SC in each remaining stitch around

Round 14: Witht the Main color, SC in each of the first 7 stitches.  With  Color B, SC in each of the next 5 stitches .  With the main color, SC in the next stitch.  With Color B, SC in each of the next 5 stitches.  With the main color, SC in each of the remaining stitches around.

Round 15-18: with the main color, SC in each of the first 6 stitches.  With color B, SC in each of the next 13 stitches. With  the main,  color SC in each of the remaining stitches.  

Round 19: with the main color, SC in each of the first 7 stitches. With color B, SC in each of the next 11 stitches. With the main, color SC in each of the remaining stitches.  

Round 20: with the main color, SC in each of the first 8 stitches. With color B, SC in each of the next 9 stitches. With the main, color SC in each of the remaining stitches.  

Round 21:with the main color, SC in each of the first 9 stitches. With color B, SC in each of the next 7 stitches. With the main, color SC in each of the remaining stitches.  

Round  22:with the main color, SC in each of the first 10 stitches. With color B, SC in each of the next 5 stitches. With the main, color SC in each of the remaining stitches.  

Round 23: with the main color, SC in each of the first 11 stitches. With color B, SC in each of the next 3 stitches. With the main, color SC in each of the remaining stitches.  

Round 24: with the main color, SC in each of the first 12 stitches. With color B, SC in each of the next stitch. With the main, color SC in each of the remaining stitches.  

Rounds 25-26: With the main color, SC in each around

Rounds 27-28: With Color B, SC in each stitch around.  Finish off. 
Optional: Using Color B and a tapestry needle, stitch a border around the heart to clarify the border. 

Chart for Heart Design

Tutorial number 4 for my Giant Christmas Stocking! 

I finished the fourth part of the video tutorial for my Giant Christmas Stocking very early this morning.  This one went over how to shape the heel, so it is longer and more involved than the other videos. 

I am actually going to do a second set for the same pattern to go over how to make the Stocking seamless.  That might have to wait awhile.  I’m ready to work on something new for a bit after this!  

Giant Christmas Stocking Tutorial-Part 4