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.