Offset Hearts Crochet Pattern – Pattern Description
With Valentines Day quickly approaching, I thought I should share a fun stitch to make and turn into a handmade gift for your loved ones: Offset Hearts Pattern.
The Offset Hearts Pattern is a two-row repeat decorative pattern that uses simple and cluster V stitches in two colors or more to create the puff hearts across the fabric. It works great for baby blankets, modern afghans, sweaters, beanies, and more.
If you want the hearts to pop out, you will need to use 2 colors and cut the yarn at every row, but the end result and decorative effect of this stitch outweigh the inconvenience of weaving in a lot of ends is out.
The two-row repeat is easy to remember and, after a few rows, you will not need to count stitches as all of them are done in the chain spaces of the previous row.
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- Multiples of 6chs + 2chs
- 2-row repeat
- Marriner Yarns Aran in brown and pink
- 5mm crochet hook
Multiple Color Use
- When using 2 or more colors, you will need to cut the yarn after every row
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch(s) – chain(s)
- sk – skip
No special stitches we used in this pattern.
- ch3 at the beginning of rows count as a double crochet
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
- stitches contained within ( ) are made into the same ch-space or stitch (as directed)
- the color changes are made after the row has been started to create a border around the hearts
- after every color change, cut the previous yarn and leave a long enough tail that can be weaved in
Starting Chain: Start with brown. This pattern requires you to chain multiples of 6chs + 2chs. My starting chain is 32ch.
Row 1: Continue with brown, (dc, ch1, dc) in the 6th ch from hook, *sk2, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch*, repeat from * until you have 2chs left, sk1, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: ch3, change colors to pink, (dc2tog, ch3, dc2tog) in the ch1 space between the dc stitches below, *ch1, sk the next ch1 space between the dc stitches below, (dc2tog, ch3, dc2tog) in the next ch1 space between the dc stitches below *, repeat from * until you have crocheted in the last ch1 space, change colors to brown, dc in the last dc stitch below.
Row 3: Continue with brown, ch3, (dc, ch1, dc) in the ch3 space between the dc2tog below, * (dc, ch1, dc) in the ch1 space, (dc, ch1, dc) in the ch2 space between the dc2tog below*, repeat from * until you have crocheted in every ch1 and ch3 spaces below, dc in the top chain of ch3 below, turn.
Row 4: ch3, change colors to pink, dc2tog in the very first st, ch1, sk the first ch1 between the dc stitches below, *(dc2tog, ch3, dc2tog) in the next ch1 space between the dc stitches below, sk the next ch1 space between the dc stitches below*, repeat from * until the last ch1 space, dc2tog in the top ch of ch3 at the end, change colors to brown, dc in the same ch, turn
Row 5: Continue with brown, ch3, (dc, ch1, dc) in the ch3 space between the dc2tog below, * (dc, ch1, dc) in the ch1 space, (dc, ch1, dc) in the ch2 space between the dc2tog below*, repeat from * until you have crocheted in every ch1 and ch3 spaces below, dc in the top chain of ch3 below, turn.
Repeat rows 2 – 5 until you have the required length for your project. Fasten off and weave in all the ends.
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