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Free Pattern: Super Quick Crocheted Valentine Decor

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A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by other. -- Frank Morgan

This project is simple and takes full advantage of the yarn and valentine decoration sales happening at local craft stores.  To create a felt heart with a crocheted trim takes just a half hour or less. Use a large felt heart for a placemat or small ones for coasters.  

You will Need:

Desired number of felt die cut hearts in preferred size with edges pre punched ( i purchased mine at Michaels, it was their brand.)

1 ball of variegated worsted, #4, weight yarn in a valentine scheme color. ( I used Red Heart Classic in a variegated  hot pink, red, orange.)

H crochet hook

scissors

tapestry needle

Scotch guard

 

Let's Create!:

Starting at the tip of the heart, slip stitch through one hole and attach yarn to the heart.  #Skip a hole, work 5 dc in the next hole to create a Shell.#  Repeat from #to # . Work the scallop stitch ending with a scallop,  until you are three holes from the point where the two curves meet. The space is too narrow for a scallop, so work a single crochet stitch into the next 7 holes,#work 5 dc in the next hole and then skip a hole, sl st in the next hole.# Repeat from # to #.  End with a slip stitch.  Cut yarn, Finish off.  Sew in all tail ends.

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Scotch guard both sides to protect your efforts.  Washing these would possibly wash out the sizing in the felt. Scotch guarding will allow you to use a damp sponge to clean them off.  

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