This is the second design I created using this sweet precious stitch, and is also the second one I am sharing with you this month.
You can make it in 2 or more colours to get different looks. Have fun and play with it!
- crochet cotton thread size 10 (I use Circulo Clea) about 100m (15 grams / 0.5oz) - in two colours
- 1.5mm hook
- tapestry yarn needle
Pattern equals a 4½” (11 cm) square. Adjust your hook, yarn or tension to get the right size, or to get a different size all together.
19 single crochet stitches x 19 rows = 2” (5 cm).
TIP 1: If your hearts get all scrunched up, use a larger hook.
TIP 2: Use worsted weight yarn (10 ply | 4:medium) and a 5.5mm (I-9) hook to get a 12" (30 cm) afghan square!
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
- FSC - foundation single crochet (click here for a tutorial by Moogly)
- 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.
This coaster is worked in rows. You have the option of starting with a FSC 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: FSC 42 in red or chosen background colour, ch 1, turn (42 sts).
OPTION 2 – Traditional:
ch 43 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 (42 sts).
Continuing the Pattern for BOTH Options:
row 2: sc 42, ch 1, turn (42 sts).
row 3: sc, [sweetheart, sc 2] x 5, sweetheart, sc, ch 1, turn (54 sts).
row 4: carry the heart thread 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 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 5, rep from * to **, sc, ch 1, turn (42 sts). *Make sure not to accidentally grab or work around the heart sts.
From here, only carry the heart thread up the rows until you need it again...
row 5-6: sc 42, ch 1, turn (42 sts).
row 7-42: rep rows 3-6 alternately until you have a total of 10 heart rows, f/o at the end of the last row.
Weave in all ends. Block according to your preference, or not at all.
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