How to make a crochet heart granny square

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Emma Wilkinson is our crochet heart hero! As a pre-Valentine’s Day treat, she’s sharing a granny square tutorial that’ll melt your heart

We’ll say it again: Emma is our crochet heart hero, and her blog, howtocrochetaheart.blogspot.com.au, is jam-packed with heart patterns and other lovely bits. Here’s just one of her crochet heart granny square tutorials, perfect for a quick Valentine’s gift.

You will need:

4mm hook

3 balls of yarn in your choice of colour

NOTE: US terms used throughout, ch = chain, dc = double crochet, sl st = slip stitch, tr = treble (UK conversion, ch = chain, dc = treble, sl st = slip stitch, tr = double treble)

Method:

Start with this mini heart. Once you’ve finished making the heart use a different colour yarn to make the corners.

Making the heart:

Chain 4, then (without doing a slip stitch) work all the round in the first chain 3 tr, 3 dc, 1 ch, 1tr, 1ch, 3dc, 3tr.

3 chains sl st in the centre, fasten off.

 

First round

Insert the hook through the top of the left hand ‘bump’ marked with the star in the diagram, and pull a loop through into this stitch, 3ch, 2dc, 3ch, 3dc, 3ch.

Then skip the next 5 stitches, and into the next marked stitch: 3dc, 3ch, 3dc, 3ch.

Skip the 3 stitches at the point of the heart, and into next marked stitch: 3dc, 3ch, 3dc, 3ch.

Skip the next 5 stitches, and into the next marked stitch, 3dc, 3ch, 3dc and 2 ch, sl st back into 3rd chain from beginning.

 

Second round

Starting in any corner: 3ch, 2dc, 3ch, 3dc, 1ch

Into next space: 4dc, 1ch

Into next corner: 3dc, 3ch, 3dc, 1ch.

 

Into next space: 4dc,1ch

Into next corner: 3dc, 3ch, 3dc, 1ch.

 

Into next space: 4dc, 1ch

Into next corner: 3dc, 3ch, 3dc, 1ch

Into next space: 4dc, 1ch sl st into top of 3rd chain.