♥ Three D Heart ♥
Join with a slip stitch.
Work 9 DC in to the ring.
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch, 18 stitches.
Round 3: DC in each stitch, 18 stitches.
Round 4: DC in each stitch, 18 stitches.
Round 5: DC in each stitch, 18 stitches.
Slip stitch in to the first stitch, cast off.
Make a second circle.
Join the 2 circles together across 5 stitches.
I found I needed to watch this bit a few times on the video as it took me a
couple of attempts to get it right as the joining stitches form a kind of seam
and this needs to be on the inside of the finished heart.
Once you get the hang of it though it all makes perfect sense
and you should end up with a little seam of 5 stitches on the inside
and a neat little indent between the two circles on the outside.
Round 6: DC all the way around the heart, with the round being completed when you get
back to the central point where you started.
Round 7: DC all the way around, decreasing at each side.
(If you watch this bit on the video its basically just crocheting 3 stitches together.)
Round 8: DC all the way around, decreasing at each side.
After I've done Round 8 I find this is a good time to turn the heart inside
out and finish off the ends.
I use the two starting ends to carefully pull up and close any little gap that there may be
and I also thread it into a needle and do a couple of running stitches around the top
circle of stitches and again gently pull to close up
I use the finishing end from the first circle to thread through the centre of the
5 stitch seam to make a little hanging loop.
If you prefer you can just sew this end in and use a piece of ribbon or
string to make a hanging loop instead.
Pick up the last stitch from Round 8 and continue.
Round 9, 10 and 11: DC all the way round, decreasing at the sides
After Round 11 I stuff each side of the heart carefully.
Round 12: DC all the way round, decreasing at each side,
AND also in the centre front and centre back.
( This is my adaptation to get a more tapering shape to the finished heart. )
Rounds 13 and 14: DC all the way round, continuing to decrease at the sides
and the centre front and back.
You will soon get to the point where you can join the last stitches together to make
the finishing point of the heart, just remember to put the last remaining stuffing
in before the hole gets too small
and using a needle thread the last end in to finish the heart off.