Sunday, January 22, 2012

Heart Chart

A friend asked me to show her how to make these crochet hearts. There are various versions on the internet and I couldn't remember where I'd found a pattern last time I made them. I did a quick search and found something that made me very happy.

Did I mention I LOVE charts! My crochet heart doesn't even use the same stitches as this pattern, but the chart summarises the basic features. A square of double crochet is the base. Then there's a half circle of treble stitches fanning out from the centre of two sides. A slip stitch anchors each curve. Easy! I think I'll find it a lot easier to remember now that I've got a way of thinking about it. By the way, the yarn is an alpaca blend I dyed a while ago. It's really warm and fuzzy, just right for a happy heart.


Dee said...

That little heart looks sweet and lovely.
I didn't know you loved charts. Glad to know that :).
You wouldn't be strongly visual too would you?
What plans do you have for the heart?

Textile Tragic said...

I think it's the analytical rather than just visual--the heart was just to prove the point, but I might make a few more with pin backs for the Mothers Day market.