It’s funny but true that I actually discovered this heart in the center of an elaborate square I made during one of my ‘Lost Granny Square journeys’ and then years later I set it free. Now I’ve reframed it like a heart locket on a chain. I’m sharing this pattern as my Valentine to my crochet friends and readers.
I’ve kept the instructions simple. I’m happy to say this square is fast to make. After round three the pattern proceeds like a typical basic granny square. I suggest six rounds total but make it any size you wish. All of my instructions are given in US terms.
I always insist that my squares ‘square up’ and that means that at times only a certain stitch will do. There is one stitch I use on the frame in round three that isn’t used all that often It is a half treble crochet or ‘htr’. It is very easy to execute and very much like it’s little sister the half double crochet. Here is a video from Mey Killian for a US half treble:
It seems fitting that this should be the first pattern I’ll share with you on Crochetalot. For those who’ve visited with me at Baking Outside the Box I’m certain you’ll agree that it’s high time that my little pattern designs and crochet musings had a spot of their own. Welcome to my little kingdom of crochet! –Laura
P.S. Don’t know how to make a magic ring to get started? It’s the best ever and sooo easy. Watch this super short video from Hectanooga. You’re welcome. 🙂