Thursday, February 4, 2016

Preparations for Valentine´s Day: Crochet Heart, Free Amigurumi Pattern - Toast to LOVE!


Amigurumi Heart - Free Pattern 


I´ve created a lovely little heart design, easy and quite quick to make. They can be individual gifts, accessories or decorations for gift bags. You name it, enjoy!

Crochet Tutorial:


Materials:

2,5 crochet hook
Yarn: Katia Bamboo, DK/8ply
yarn needle
stuffing

Abbreaviations used:

"magic ring": crochet over an adjustable loop wih 6 single crochet, then pulling on the yarn tail until there is no hole left
"Neat finish"- one method to finish a toy piece in amigurumi. See the photos below.

Sc - single crochet
Inc - Increase
Invdec - invisible decrease

1) 6 sc into magic ring (6)
2) 6 x Inc (12)
3-4) sc all around (12)
fasten off

make another one:


1) 6 sc into magic ring (6)
2) 6 x Inc (12)
3-4) sc all around (12), don´t fasten off, you will join two parts together



Make the joining into next stitch of the end of the first part



You´ll have a new beginning of the row: hide the yarn tail by doing so: do you stitches over the yarn tail, by doing so, you don´t have to hide the yarn afterwards.

1) Make 12 sc on the first part and then 12 sc on the other part of the heart (24): NB! under both loops, there will be a little hole between two parts, we´ll come back later to close it up.


I use a yarn as a stitch marker of a new row.


2) 5 sc, Invdec, 10 sc, Invdec, 5 sc

3) 4 sc, Invdec, 9 sc, Invdec, 5 sc

4) 4 sc, Invdec, 8 sc, Invdec, 4 sc, stuff

5) 4 sc, Invdec, 7 sc, Invdec, 3 sc

6) 3 sc, Invdec, 6 sc, Invdec, 3 sc, from now on, try to stuff after every new row

7) 3 sc, Invdec, 5 sc, Invdec, 2 sc

8) 2 sc, Invdec, 4 sc, Invdec, 2 sc

Two rows before the finishing up:



9) 2 sc, Invdec, 3 sc, Invdec, 1 sc

10) 1 sc, Invdec, 1 sl.st. leave a lengh of yarn for "neat finish" and closing up the hole. For a "neat finish" : pick up all the sc left, one by one with the yarn needle and pull them together to have a neat and proper finish.




And also close up the hole:



Well done, your cute little heart is ready!




Make a nice bunch of hearts. Personally, I like the green one. In some disciplines green is the color of heart :)








4 comments:

  1. Your little hearts are lovely. Thanks for the pattern.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. Glad I found this cute little pattern. Will be making these for my daughter's classsroom. She is a 2nd grade teacher. Thank you

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