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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Stuffed Crochet Heart



What’s better than hearts for Valentine’s Day? It’s that time of year again, when everything is adorned with hearts which is one of the most iconic symbols of love!!!! With Valentine’s Day coming up, is there a better time to try to make a heart than now?

I was amazed by the number of crochet heart patterns out there on the Internet. Here am sharing a super cute Stuffed Heart pattern.

Hearts are great for Valentine’s Day decor. They are also great for gifts or for using as accessories for your projects. These are not just restricted to Valentine's day but you can also make them all throughout the year. Let your imagination and creativity guide you and you will come up with all kinds of uses for these crocheted hearts. String them into a garland.....make them into ornaments or just fill a bowl with these cute hearts for Valentine’s Day decoration. No matter what you use them for, they look great.

These are also perfect for beginners and fun to make. These take so little time to make that you will have a whole bunch of them in no time. 

These Stuffed Hearts can be easily made with any choice of yarn. Just use the crochet hook that is appropriate in size to your choice of yarn and you're ready to get started!!! So, get your things all set and enjoy making them!!!!!


Materials Used:-
Yarn
Crochet Hook
Fibre Fill
Yarn Needle




You can use any yarn of your choice. Just make sure that you are using a crochet hook apt for the yarn you choose.

Lets start with a Magic Ring.


6 Single Crochet into the loop.
Pull the yarn end and close the loop. Make sure to pull it tight so that there is no gap left in the middle.


We will be working in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch , instead continue working in rounds.
2 Single Crochets in each stitch around.(12 stitches at end)



Now, when you are working in rounds its always better to keep a count of the stitches. You may sometime miss a stitch and the whole counting goes wrong. Believe me, no one likes to rip a project half way and restart it.


Using a stitch marker when working in rounds is always convenient. There are many stitch markers available. Like the one below. This is a Slip Ring Marker. But, personally I don’t like using this one. This one often tends to slip off as there is no locking.



I love working with this one. This is a Locking Stitch Marker. These are awesome to use.


1Single crochet,2 Single Crochet in the next stitch
Repeat( 1Sc, 2Sc) all around.(18 Stitches at end)


Slip stitch at end cut the yarn.


Make Two of these. These would make the peaks of the heart.

Do not cut the yarn of the 2nd peak. 


Single Crochet in the next 9 Stitches.

Join both the peaks with a Single Crochet.

Single Crochet in the next 18 stitches.


Insert the hook back into the 1st peak and continue with 1 single crochet in the next 9 stitches.(36 Stitches at the end)




Once you join both the peaks , you may have a gap at the joints. Fold the peaks in half and with a yarn needle sew the gap to close . 

Leave a long tail once you are done. This tail will help in shaping the heart at the end.



1 Single Crochet all around(36 Stitches)


Single Crochet in the next 4 Stitches,single crochet 2 together in the next stitch.

This means to use single crochet to join two stitches together. It is a way to decrease.


To make a single crochet decrease,

Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook).

Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook .

This is 1 stitch decreased.


Repeat (SC in 4 stitches,SC2Tog) all over.(30 stitches at the end)



Single crochet in the next  3 Stitches, single crochet 2 together.
Repeat (3Sc,Sc2tog) all over.(24 stitches at the end)

Single crochet in the next 2 Stitches, single crochet 2 together.
Repeat (2Sc,Sc2tog) all over.(18 stitches at the end)

Single crochet in the next  Stitches, single crochet 2 together.
Repeat (1Sc,Sc2tog) all over.(12 stitches at the end)

Time to stuff the Heart.
Ideally most of us would want to use fibre fill for the stuffing.



But what if I say we can use the tiny bits of yarn ends which we usually throw off!!!!! Oh yes...I have a habit of saving the yarn ends in a jar.

These would make a great substitute for all your amigurumi projects.



Fill up the heart.

Continue with (1Sc,Sc2tog) all around, untill you see no gap at the end.



Pull the long tail which we had left while sewing the gap and shape up the heart.
Weave in the loose ends.

And....there you go!!!! 

Your Cute Stuffed Hearts are ready for decoration or for gifting the way they are.


Make as many as your heart pleases!!!!

Here is the easy reference to the pattern:-

Row 1 -- Start with a Magic Ring.

Row 2 -- 6 Single Crochet into the loop.Pull the yarn end and close the loop.Do not slip stitch , instead continue working in rounds.

Row 3 -- 2 Single Crochets in each stitch around.(12 stitches at end)

Row 4 --( 1Sc, 2Sc) all around.(18 Stitches at end). Slip stitch at end cut the yarn.Make Two of these. These would make the peaks of the heart.
Do not cut the yarn of the 2nd peak. "

Row 5  --Single Crochet in the next 9 Stitches.Join both the peaks with a Single Crochet. Single Crochet in the next 18 stitches. Insert the hook back into the 1st peak and continue with 1 single crochet in the next 9 stitches.(36 Stitches at the end) 
Fold the peaks in half and with a yarn needle sew the gap to close . 
Leave a long tail once you are done. This tail will help in shaping the heart at the end.

Row 6 -- 1 Single Crochet all around(36 Stitches)

Row 7 -- (SC in 4 stitches,SC2Tog) all over.(30 stitches at the end)

Row 8 -- (3Sc,Sc2tog) all over.(24 stitches at the end)

Row 9 -- (2Sc,Sc2tog) all over.(18 stitches at the end)

Row 10 --(1Sc,Sc2tog) all over.(12 stitches at the end)
Stuff the Heart
Continue with (1Sc,Sc2tog) all around, untill you are see no gap at the end.
Pull the long tail which we had left while sewing the gap and shape up the heart.
Weave in the loose ends.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the tutorial and the pattern at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. I love the idea of using old bits of yarn as filling. Pinned!

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