Monday, March 26, 2012

Crochet Heart Doily Pattern

Hello Bloggers,

As promised, here is the pattern for my crochet heart doily.  Enjoy!  However, please link to this post instead of reposting or republishing this pattern.  Thank you!


Sample was crocheted using a 1.15mm hook and South Maid Cotton.

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
sp = space
sh = shell (2dc ch2 2dc)

ch 6, sl st in first st to form a ring
row 1:  ch 3, dc in ring, ch1, dc in ring, ch 1, 2dc in ring, ch4 turn
row 2:  2dc in first ch1 sp, ch2, 2dc in same sp, ch1, 2dc in next space, ch2, 2dc in same sp, ch4 turn
row 3:  sh in first ch2 sp, sh in next sp, sh in next sp, ch4 turn
row 4:  sh in first ch2 sp, ch 1, sh in next sp, ch1, sh in next sp, ch4 turn
row 5: sh in first sh sp, ch2, sh in next sh sp, ch2, sh in last sh sp, ch4 turn
row 6:  same as last row except replace the 2 ch2 with ch3
row 7: same as previous except replace the 2 ch3 with ch4
row 8:  same as previous row except replace the 2 ch4 with ch5
row 9:  sh in first sh sp, ch2, dc in ch5 sp, ch2, dc in same sp, ch2, 2dc in next sh sp, ch2, dc in same sp, ch2, 2dc in same sp, ch2, dc in next ch5 sp, ch2, dc in same sp, sh in last sh sp, ch4 turn
row 10:  sh in first sh sp, ch1, skip next ch2 sp, dc in following ch2 sp, ch1, dc in same sp, ch1, dc in same sp, ch1, skip next ch2 sp, sh in following sp, sh in next sp, ch1, skip next ch2 sp, dc in next  ch2 sp, ch1, dc in same sp, ch1, dc in same sp, ch1, sh in last sh sp, ch4 turn
row 11:  sh in first sh sp, ch1, sc in 2nd ch1 sp, ch3, sc in next ch1 sp, ch1, sh in 2nd sp from hook, ch4 turn (this should take you to the half way point of the previous row)
row 12:  sh in first sh sp, sc in ch3 sp, sh in last sh sp, ch4 turn
row 13:  sc in first sh sp, ch1, dc in sc, ch1, sc in last sh sp, sl st in next two st's to take you right next to the edge of the scallop from the previous row, ch5 turn
row 14:  sc in 2nd sp, ch4, sl st in 1st sc of last row, tie off

You should now have a heart with only 1 'hump'.  To make the other hump:

make a slip knot around your hook and tie in with a sl st in the 1st dc of the last full row on outside edge of the heart, ch4
repeat rows 11-14

You should now have a heart with a scalloped border.  You can add an extra border around the outside to increase the size of the heart and make it a bit more ornate.  Here is the border I added to the sample:

make a slip knot around hook and join in between the 2 shells in the 'valley' at the top of the heart with a sc, ch3, sc in next sp, ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in same sp, ch1, in next sp (2dc, ch4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch1, 2dc in same sp) repeat for each ch5 and ch4 sp to the tip at the base of the heart and in last dc right before the ch6 ring that started your heart, 3dc in ch6 ring, ch4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch1, 3dc in same ring, in next ch4 sp (2dc, ch4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch1 2dc in same sp) repeat in all ch 4/5 sp's as in previous half stopping with one sp left, ch1, sc in last sp, ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in same sp, ch 3, sl st in the sc that began the border, tie off.  There should be 10 picots on each side plus one at the base.

Tuck in ends and starch to stiffen if desired.

Enjoy your doily!

Hugs,

Dawn

3 comments:

Annette Bowes said...

This is gorgeous Dawn, shall have to get my crochet hooks out (hope they haven't rusted lol) Thank you for the pattern and sharing, take careX:)

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Oh wow; not something one does in 5 minutes by the look of the instructions. I'm so NOT getting into this... haha, but it looks great and certainly is a very charming addition to any handmade creation.

Hugz,
Sandy

Lisa M said...

OH YEAH!!!! Thesse are fantastic directions!!! I'm so excited to try this Dawn! I'm out of town right now, but as soon as I get back, I'm off to attempt this. Then maybe if I can master this, I can somehow crochet a better banner...LOL!
Thank you soooo much for taking the time to write this all down. I'm going to send this to my grandmother too, she'll love it. :)
Have a great weekend.
Lisa xx