This is my second ever crochet square pattern (see my first one here) and the third design I created using this sweet precious stitch, though this is the first one I am sharing with you.
I used the scraps of yarn I had on hand to make this demo square, and although I love these colours, it would have been fun to make it in red and pink. Alas, finding yarn can be challenging here, so I made do with these.
You can make it in 2 or more colours to get different looks. Have fun and play with it!
- worsted weight (10ply, 4:medium) yarn about 250m (35 grams / 1 oz) - in 2-4 colours
- 5.5mm (I-9) hook
- yarn needle
8 single crochet stitches x 8 rows = 2” (5 cm).
TIP: If your hearts get all scrunched up, use a larger hook.
Abbreviations: ~US Terms Used~
- *...** - repeat instructions between the two asterisks as directed ~ I always highlight the repeat directions for this in purple so it is easier to spot.
- (...) - work the stitches between the parentheses into the space as directed
- [...] - work stitches between the brackets how ever many times called for
- ch - chain
- dc - double crochet
- f/o - fasten off
- lp(s) - loop(s)
- prev - previous
- rem - remaining
- rep - repeat
- rnd - round
- RS - right side
- sc - single crochet
- sk - skip
- sl st - slip stitch
- sp(s) - space(s)
- st(s) - stitch(es)
- sweetheart - sweetheart kisses stitch (instructions included below...)
- tr - treble/triple crochet
- WS - wrong side
Sweetheart Kisses Stitch:
TIP for switching colours = When only 2 loops rem on the hook to complete the stitch, drop the current colour and use the next colour to yarn over and pull through the loops to complete the stitch. Proceed as normal.
Sweetheart Kisses Square Instructions:
This square is worked in rows with a final edging around the finished square. You have the option of starting with a foundation sc row (recommended for it’s stretchiness, click here for a tutorial by Moogly) or starting with the traditional foundation chs. *ODD rows = RS.
OPTION 1 – Recommended:
row 1: foundation sc 21 in red or chosen background colour, ch 1, turn (21 sts).
OPTION 2 – Traditional:
ch 22 in red or chosen background colour...
row 1: work this row in the bottom loop (a.k.a. back hump) of the chs – sc in 2nd ch from hook & in each across, ch 1, turn (21 sts).
Continuing the Pattern for BOTH Options:
row 2: sc 21, ch 1, turn (21 sts).
row 3: sc, [sweetheart, sc 2] x 2, sweetheart, sc, ch 1, turn (27 sts).
row 4: carry the heart yarn under the sts as you work this row – sc, [*dc into each of the next 2 unworked sts from the prev row, insert your hook into into 2 lps of a post st from the top-center-back of the heart – work a sl st here (remember that the WS is facing you right now, so you’ll work into the side facing you), dc into each of the next 2 unworked sts from the prev row,** sc into each of the 2 sc sts between the hearts] x 2, rep from * to **, sc, ch 1, turn (21 sts). *Make sure not to accidentally grab or work around the heart sts. If you wish to make this square with two background colours like pictured, you’ll switch to the next colour on the (ch 1, turn) of this row. Otherwise proceed as normal.
From here, only carry the heart yarn and/or additional colours up the rows until you need it again...
row 5-6: sc 21, ch 1, turn (21 sts).
row 7-22: rep rows 3-6 alternately until you have a total of 5 heart rows.
Switch to one last rnd to create an edging...
rnd 23: sc 21 across each side, sl st join, ch 1, f/o (84 sts).
Weave in all ends. Block according to your preference.
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