DROPS Extra / 0-1002

Gingerbread Heart by DROPS Design

DROPS Christmas: Crochet DROPS heart in 2 strands ”Safran” with edge in ”Paris”.

DROPS design: Pattern no e-219
Yarn group A + A
Width: approx. 11 cm / 4½''
Height: approx. 13 cm / 5''

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50 g color no 22, light brown (1 ball = 2 hearts)
And use: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
Some left-over: color no 17 off white, color no 12 red

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 20 sc x 18 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm) with 2 strands Safran.

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Beg every row with ch 1, work sc in every sc on row.

Work 1 sc but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next sc (or next 2 sc the same way) but on last pull through, pull yarn through all sts on hook = 1 sc remain.

Worked back and forth.
ROW 1: Chain 2 with 2 strands Safran on hook size 4 mm / G/6, turn and work 2 sc in 1st ch made, turn piece.
ROW 2: READ CROCHET INFO! Work 2 sc in every sc = 4 sc, turn piece.
ROW 3: Work 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in every sc until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc = 6 sc, turn piece.
ROW 4: Work 1 sc in every sc, turn piece.
Repeat ROWS 3 and 4 until there are 18 sc on row, then work 2 rows with 1 sc in every sc. Continue to work as follows:
ROW 1: Work the first 2 sc tog - READ CROCHET TOG, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, work the next 2 sc tog = 7 sc (9 sc remain on the other side of row), turn piece.
ROW 2: Work 1 sc in every sc = 7 sc, turn piece.
ROW 3: Work the first 2 sc tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, work the last 2 sc tog = 5 sc, turn piece.
ROW 4: Work 1 sc in every sc = 5 sc, turn piece.
ROW 5: Work the first 2 sc tog, work the last 3 sc tog the same way = 2 sc, fasten off.
Repeat ROWS 1 to 5 on the other side of heart. Work another heart (= back piece) the same way.

With off white Paris embroider crosses (with 1 cross over 1 sc) on front and back piece, see picture. Make 8 knots with red Paris and fasten around the heart, see picture.
Place front piece and back piece on top of each other, WS against WS, and crochet them tog with off white as follows: Work 1 sl st in tip at the bottom of heart through both layers, * ch 2, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'', 1 sl st in outer loops of edge sts *, repeat from *-* around the entire heart - but in the middle at the top of heart chain for approx. 12 cm / 4¾'' for strap.
Finish with 1 sl st in 1st ch in the tip, fasten off.

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