Talking Crochet with Carol Alexander

click here for larger sizeFloral Heart Motif

Design from Annie's Attic

Skill Level
Intermediate

Finished Size
6 inches across at widest point

Materials

  • Medium (worsted) weight cotton or cotton-blend yarn: Small amount each pink and white
  • Crochet hook size G or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge
Rnds 1-2 = approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter

Pattern Notes
Join with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitches
Beginning treble crochet cluster (beg tr cl): Ch 3, holding back last lp of each tr on hook, work 2 tr in same place as ch 3, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.
Treble crochet cluster (tr cl): Holding back last lp of each tr on hook, work 3 tr in place indicated, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook.

Motif
With pink, ch 5, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring, join in beg sc. (12 sc)
Rnd 2: Beg tr cl (see Special Stitches) in same sc as joining, [ch 3, tr cl (see Special Stitches) in next sc] 11 times, ch 3, join in top of beg tr cl, fasten off. (12 tr cl)
Rnd 3: Join white in any ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1) in same sp, (dtr, ch 1) 4 times in next ch- 3 sp, (tr, ch 1) twice in next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 1) twice in next ch-3 sp, (hdc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1) in next ch-3 sp, (tr, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 1) twice in next ch-3 sp, (tr, ch 1) twice in next ch-3 sp, (dtr, ch 1) 4 times in next ch-3 sp, (tr, ch 1, dc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, sc, ch 1) in last ch-3 sp, join in beg sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st over next ch 1, hdc and ch 1, sc in each rem st and ch-1 sp to the ch-1 sp between the 2 tr at bottom point, work (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp at point, sc in each rem st and ch-1 sp, ending with sl st over last hdc, ch 1 and sc, join, fasten off.
Rnd 5: Join pink with a sc in the ch-1 sp between the beginning and ending scs of rnd 3 at top center of heart, ch 3, sc in sl st worked over the first hdc of rnd 3, [ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st] around, at bottom point working sc in the first dc, ch 3, sc in next dc, end with ch 3, join in beg sc, fasten off.

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