Same simple heart pattern with different borders! Choose the one you want to make, or make them all! Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to turn it into a sachet. A lovely way to show someone you are thinking about them on Valentines Day!
Connect With A Border:
Choose the border you want to use to connect the two sides of the heart.
Two Tone Border
Using a different color, connect to the center stitch at the tip of the heart and do one single crochet in each stitch around for a total of 47 stitches. Before you finish, be sure to fill the heart with stuffing. Then using the same color as the heart, connect to the original center stitch of the sc you made at the tip and do one single crochet in that spot using the same exact original hole. This will require a longer amount of yarn. Then chain 2, skip one sc, and sc in the same sc stitch as the alternate color. You are basically repeating this pattern all the way around using the same stitch holes as the first row of single crochet. Weave all ends. Refer to picture if you are confused.
Plain Sc Border
Connect to the center stitch at the tip of the heart and do 2 sc. Continue around the heart doing one sc in each stitch around. You want to do the sc's loosely especially around the bumps of the heart. Connect to original sc and finish with a slip stitch. Weave all loose ends!
Connect tot he center stitch at the tip of the heart and do 3 dc in that stitch. Continue around doing 3 dc in each stitch until you approach the "V." Two stitches before the V decrease to 2 half double crochets (learn half double crochet here), then to a sc in the center of the V. Then do 2 half doubles in the next stitch, then do 3 dc in each stitch the rest of the way around. When you get to the point of the heart do one last dc in the same stitch that you originally did 3 in, connect with slip stitch and finish off. Weave all loose ends.
Add an Optional Hanging Loop:
Connect to the top center of the "V" with a slip stitch. Chain 15 then connect again to the top center of the "V" and finish off. Weave loose ends.
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