Monday, February 1, 2016

Granny's Reflecting Heart FREE crochet pattern

Valentines Day is quickly approaching, but you will have PLENTY of time to work up a handful of these unique beauties!! 

Granny's Reflecting Heart is a simple thread crochet heart wrapped around a Glass Gem.  The glass gem reflects the suns rays and adds weight to your crocheted piece. It is a joy to behold!!  

 I originally published the Granny's Heart and Headband pattern  in January of 2014.  I was playing around with that pattern the other day and made it up with thread, a few extra rows of crochet and wrapped it around a Glass Gem to make these lovely sun catchers.  

NOTE:  I like to use the Perle Cotton size 8 because it comes in such an abundance of colors, but size 20 thread will also work up with minimal changes.  And since the Glass Gems are NOT exact sizing, you might have to experiment with your last round or two of crochet to make the fit just right.  Just make sure to not go smaller than 1-1/4 inch unless you are planning to go down to a size 30 or smaller thread!!

Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!!

This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog 
 Thank You!!! Amy B

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Granny’s Reflecting Heart

Materials: Perle Cotton size 8 (size 20 thread will also work), size 9 (1.15mm) crochet hook, blunt large eyed needle, Glass gem approx. 1-1/4 inch or larger.

Finished size: 1-1/4 inch

Gauge: not important, but your first two rounds of crochet should not be as large as your glass gem.

Ch 4
Rnd 1: Working all stitches in the 4th ch from hook, [2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 2 times, sl st, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2]. Sl st in top of beg ch to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch), dc in 1st 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 3 sts. 3 dc in ch 2 sp, 2 dc in next 2 sts, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in next ch sp, sl st in sl st of previous rnd, sc in next ch sp, (hdc, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in ch 2 sp, sl st in top of 1st dc to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join.  Ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc next st, ch 5, sk 2 sts, (sc, ch 5, sc) next ch sp. (Ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc next st) 5 times. Ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc next st, (ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sc next st) 2 times. Ch 2, dc in 1st st to join. 
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in sp below join.  (Ch 5, sc in next sp) around. Ch 2, dc in first sc to join. 
Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 4. Finish off leaving a 12” tail for sewing, **unless your stone is larger or you are using size 20 thread or smaller, then continue in same pattern until large enough OR make your ch 5 into a ch 6 instead.**

FINISHING: Weave tail through chain spaces, insert stone into the back side of the crocheted piece.  Pull the tail tight to close the crocheted piece around the stone.  Weave tail securely through finished work.

Hanger:  Make a chain of 90 (more or less to your liking) and thread it through the top of the piece. Tie an overhand knot to secure it in place. Trim ends. 

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