Skill Level: Intermediate
This pattern is my alteration/variation of the swirly rose pattern.
A german translation can be found here (registration needed).
Sport Weight Wool Yarn
Glossary (US terms:
ch = chain
st = stitch
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble/triple crochet
There are two different versions of this heart floating around online; thanks to me :(
The spiral of the pink one has about 1/2 more rotations to it than the purple one. The purple one was made with a slightly heavier yarn (dk) and a larger hook (4.25mm). I've tried to reproduce the purple one exactly, but can't get it just yet. I'm hoping to maybe locate the original and take it apart. Until then, I only have the pattern for the pink. My apologies.
Rounds are not joined unless noted otherwise. Blocking is imperative for shaping.
Make a magic ring, ch 2 (counts as the first dc)
Rounds 1-3 are the wrong side.
Round 1: Make (7dc) in ring and pull tight.
Round 2: 2 front post (fp) dc around each dc (including ch2 after magic ring) of first round (16dc)
Round 3: Make 1 fp dc and 1 fp trc around first fp dc, 2 fp trc around each of next 2st, 2 fp dc around (next 2st), 2 fp hdc around next st, 2 fp sc around next st, (2 fp hdc, 1 fp dc) around next st, 2 fp hdc around next st, 2 fp sc around next st, 2 fp hdc around next st, 2 fp dc around (next 2 st), 2 fp trc around each of next 2st, (1 fp trc, 1 fp dc, ch3, fp slip stitch) around last st, ch1 turn and turn the heart over
Round 4 (Right Side) 3sc around 3ch, you do this by inserting the hook under the chain like so:
draw up a loop
now complete your single crochet by yarning over and drawing through both loops on the hook
make two more single crochets this way
1sc in next 7 stitches (because you are working on the right side now, you will make the first sc into the first ch of the ch3 you made), ss in next (9) stitches, 3sc in next stitch, ss in next (9) stitches, cut yarn and fasten off.
(A) While holding heart with right side facing you and pointed end to the left, attach yarn to very first dc in center of spiral,
ch1 and make one sc in same dc, 1sc in next (22) st, 1hdc in next 7st, (1hdc, ss) in next st, fasten off.
With right side facing, attach yarn to first sc you made around 3ch, ch1 and sc in same st, 1hdc in next (19)st, 3sc in front loop of next st, 1hdc in next (10)st, cut yarn and fasten off by pulling yarn back through and out of loop on hook. Invisibly join to last hdc of (A). Weave in ends.
Spray with water and shape by pinching pointed end and opening up inner spiral throughout drying period.
Happy Heartful Crafting,