DROPS Extra / 0-1400

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Crocheted heart for Christmas. The piece is worked in DROPS Safran.

DROPS Design: Pattern no e-267
Yarn group A
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The heart weighs approx. 20 g.
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Measurements: Width: approx. 17 cm / 6 3/4''. Height: approx. 15 cm / 6''.
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50 g color 19, red

The piece can also be crocheted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group A)" – see link below.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 MM / C – or the size needed to get 24 double crochets on 10 cm / 4'' in width. A.1 measures approx. 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
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HEART:
You first work a square in the round, starting from the middle of the square. Then you work a semi-circle back and forth along one side of the square. Then another semi-circle along the other side of the square, i.e. beside the first semi-circle.

Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and Safran and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch (= middle of square). Continue in the round according to diagram A.1 - REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! When A.1 has been completed (do not cut strand) work a semi-circle back and forth according to diagram A.2 along the first side of A.1. When A.2 has been completed, cut and fasten strand.
Then work a semi-circle according to A.2 in the same way along the next side of A.1 - see star in diagram (start from right side). When A.2 has been completed, you have finished in the middle of the 2 semi-circles - do not cut strand!
Now work an edge around the whole heart as follows:
Work 1 single crochet around first chain stitch, * 2 chain stitches, 1 single crochet around next chain stitch *, work from *-* along the whole semi-circle, then along the side of the square as follows: Work 1 single crochet around corner-space, 2 chain stitches, * 1 single crochet around next chain-space, 2 chain stitches, 1 single crochet around same chain-space, 2 chain stitches *, work from *-* along both sides of square, then work along the other semi-circle as follows: Work 1 single crochet around first chain stitch, * 2 chain stitches, 1 single crochet around next chain stitch *, repeat from *-* along the whole semi-circle, finish with 30 chain stitches (= loop) and fasten with 1 slip stitch in first single crochet at beginning of round. Cut and fasten strand.

So the heart hangs nicely and is a bit stiff, you can dip it in sugared water or colorless fizzy drink and lay flat to dry.

Diagram

= chain stitch
= 3 chain stitches
= 4 chain stitches
= 5 chain stitches
= 6 chain stitches
= single crochet around chain stitch/chain-space
= double crochet around chain stitch/chain-space/chain-stitch ring
= double crochet in stitch
= 4 TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER: Work 4 treble crochets around next chain stitch, but wait with last yarn over and pull through on each of these treble crochets, make 1 yarn over and pull it through all 5 loops on hook
= Round begins with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round
= Round begins with slip stitches worked to middle of first chain-space, then work 1 chain stitch. Round finishes with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch at beginning of round
= work back and forth from here.
= slip stitch in chain-space/double crochet
= 4 chain stitches, form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch - see point on circle, round starts and finishes here
= last semi-circle starts here - see description in text

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