Monday, February 12, 2018

HOPEFUL HEARTS Simple Square Crochet Pattern

Good Morning!!! There are many of you who have been PATIENTLY awaiting the release of the full
written pattern of the Hopeful Hearts Shawl pattern. Today is unfortunately not the day. But to get ready for that pattern release I have put together some quick gift ideas to make with the single heart from the pattern. This will ease you into the full blown pattern (which is frankly a bit wordy), and give you a chance to get comfortable with the heart and the stitch placement before you begin the larger project.

For those of you who are new to my blog, Hopeful Hearts was inspired by a family friend who had  Heart Transplant surgery a few years ago. I designed the shawl full of hearts to represent the number of people affected by this type of surgery and the vast support system that is needed to get through it.  I hope you enjoy this simple pattern!!

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HOPEFUL HEARTS SIMPLE SQUARE

For the PDF version click HERE
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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate beginner

MATERIALS:
Bookmark: small amount size 10 cotton crochet thread and a size 8/1.5mm steel crochet hook
Coaster: Small amount sport weight/size 3 cotton crochet yarn and size E/3.50mm crochet hook
Trivet: twisted Jute and size J/6.0mm crochet hook
Dishcloth: double strand of Worsted Weight/size 4 cotton and size J/6.0mmcrochet hook
Scarf: Worsted Weight/size 4 yarn (approx. 5 oz) and size H/5.00mm crochet hook

GAUGE: not important

NOTE:
1) Chain 4 at the beginning of a row = one Dc and one ch-1 sp

Row 1:  Ch 21, dc in the 4th ch from hook. * Ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Dc in last ch.  (11 dc, 8 ch-1 sps)
Row 2:  Ch 4, turn. Dc in first ch-1 sp.  (Ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times. Ch 1, sk next st and ch-1 sp. 3 dc in next st. Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and st. (Dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 st) 3 times. Dc in last st. (11 dc, 8 ch-1 sps)
Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in first ch-1 sp. (Ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times. Ch 1, sk next st and ch-1 sp. 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and  st, dc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1, sk next st, dc next ch-1 sp) 2 times. Dc in of ch 3 of beg ch 4. (13 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)
Row 4: Ch 4, turn. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next st, dc next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next st and ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next st, dc next 3 sts, 2 dc next st, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and st. (Dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) 2 times. Dc in last st. (13 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)
Row 5: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next st, dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next st and ch-1 sp. 2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st. Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and st. Dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next ch-1 sp. Dc in of ch 3 of beg ch 4. (15 dc, 4 ch-1 sps)
Row 6: Ch 4, turn. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 2, sk next st and ch-1 sp. (Dc dec over next 2 sts) 2 times. [Dc, ch 3, dc] in next st. (Dc dec over next 2 sts) 2 times. Ch 2, sk next ch-1 sp and st. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in last st. (6 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, 4 dc dec, 1 ch-3 sp)
Row 7: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st) across. Dc in of ch 3 of beg ch 4.  (11 dc, 8 ch-1 sps)

For Trivet, dishcloth and coaster continue on to edging without finishing off.
For Bookmark, repeat rows 2-7 four more times. Continue on to edging without finishing off.
For scarf, repeat rows 2-7 until desired length is reached. Continue on to edging without finishing off.

EDGING:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn. * Sc in each st across (19 sc). Working down side, ch 1, sc in same as last st, sc in side of first row. 2 sc in the end of each row across (15 sc). Ch1 at corner. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc of rnd. Finish off here if you want a smooth edging. Continue on to Rnd 2 if you want your edging lacy.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, * (sc, ch 3, dc in same st), sk next st. Repeat from * around. Finish off.