American Folk-Art Heart Motif

American Folk-Art Style Heart Motif

Copyright 2007, Kiel Lemon

American Folk-Art Heart Motif
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn, H/8-5.00 MM Hook

Size: approx. 5 1/2 in. by 3 in. (14cm x 7.5cm) 

Special stitch: Dc3tog = *yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook*; repeat from * to * in next 2 stitches; yo, draw through all loops on hook.

Instructions:

Ch. 14.

Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch. Ch 3 and make sl st in bottom of beginning ch (the one in which you just made a dc st). Turn and ch 3.

Dc 7 in ch3 space. Dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, dc 7 in ch3 space. Dc in bottom of next 4 ch, dc3tog over next 3 ch, dc in bottom of next 3 ch and sl st in top of ch3 (turning ch). Turn and ch 3.

Dc in next 2 dc, dc3tog over next 3 dc, dc in next 4 dc. 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next 8 dc, 5 dc in next dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in next dc, sl st in top of ch3 (turning ch). Finish off.

Variation (without turning):

Ch. 14.

Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch. Ch 3 and make sl st in bottom of beginning ch (the one in which you just made a dc st). Do not turn, ch 3.

Dc in bottom of next 3 ch, dc3tog over next 3 ch, dc in next 4 ch. Dc 7 in ch3 space. Dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc. Dc 7 in ch3 space and sl st in top of ch3.

Ch 3 and dc in next 2 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in each of next 5 dc. Dc in next 8 dc, 5 dc in next dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc. Dc in next dc, sl st in top of ch3 and finish off.

**Note: You may not reproduce this pattern or distribute it and claim it as your own. You may not sell this pattern in any format. However, if you wish to make items to sell from my pattern, I only ask that you credit me with the design, and link back here if you are selling items online. Thanks!**

32 thoughts on “American Folk-Art Heart Motif

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  4. What neat things that you make! I am making your towel ring—it actually is something simple I can complete for once!
    Thankyou,

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  6. I love this heart that you created. I am making my youngest daughter a heart afghan. She is expecting her first child due in July and our 12th grandchild. She is expexcting a boy so I am just doing a variety of different colored hearts, and then I will try and put them together to make a blanket. I love your creations thankyou for taking the time to post them and share with your fellow crochet friends. Sincerely Dana Allen, Liberal Kansas/ Member of the Oklahoma Choctaw Nation

  7. Thanks for the pattern. It was perfect for what I needed. I made a really cute white crocheted purse for my 6 yr old granddaughter and I needed a red heart for the front, could not find one the right size. I used a size F hook and it was perfect !!!! thank you
    Laura

  8. I am trying to crochet while on this site. I think this heart is neat. I am having a hard time because I haven’t crocheted in a while and besides that, I just remembered my left index finger was bitten by my cat which I had to have put down, so I hope this trial will work and I can continue to finish this beautiful heart and more stuff. Thanks. God bless us all. Grace

    • Boy, Lee Ann, that’s a really good question. I’ve never trying making them the center of an afghan block or something like that. If you come up with something, post back here to let us all know what you did! :)

  9. My daughter wanted a crocheted heart for a blanket she’s sewing for her boyfriend. She is sewing on little odds and ends for special days they are together and this heart is absolutely perfect for it for Valentine’s Day.

    Thank you

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  11. Hello, thank you, very much for this heart pattern. It was part of my 365 Crochet project, where I am learning about Irish Crochet Lace everyday. Altho it isn’t technically Irish lace, it does have a bit of the characteristics that I’ll think about adding to my Irish Lace motif list.

  12. Wouldn’t these be sweet as a throw pillow cover, join 4 hearts (of different colors) at their points, and repeat? Have you thought of fashioning something like that? I’m a beginning crochet-er and can hardly wait to try these. Thanks

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