Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Passion for Purple

April's Purple Passion Heart Square

Finished size: Approx 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (Or 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches with optional row 7)

Materials: (US) size H hook, worsted weight yarn: (CA) Soft White, (CB) Light Orchid or other suitable contrasting color, (Example was made using Red Heart's Super Saver), tapestry needle (for weaving in ends).

Abbreviations:
CA=Color A
CB=color B
sp=space
beg=beginning
ch=chain
sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
tr=treble
sl st=slip st
rnd=round

PATTERN NOTES: ch 3 counts as 1 dc. Also, the pattern could be worked with a size "I" hook to make a larger square. Once you get past row 4 you can adjust the rows by doing sc instead of dc or vice versa to further adjust the size of the square as you wish.

Pattern:

Rnd 1: Working with CB, ch 4, 15 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Rnd 2: ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch 3, dc in each of next 3 sts, *5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, repeat from * 2 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (32 dc)

Rnd 3: sl st in next 2 sts, ch 1, sc in same sp, sk next 3 sts, 11 tr in next st, sk next 3 sts, sl st in next st, sk next 3 sts, 11 tr in next st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, switch to CA, sk next 3 sts, 11 tr in next st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, sk next 3 sts, 11 tr in next st, sk next 3 sts, join with sl st in top of beg sc. (44 tr)

Rnd 4: ch 3, dc in each of next 5 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts, referring to photo for placement detail and working over top of the sl st made in rnd 3 tr into same st on rnd 2 where sl st was made, dc in each of next 5 sts, 5 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 11 sts, 5 dc in next st, rep from * once more, dc in each of next 5 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (63 dc, 1 tr)

Rnd 5: ch 3, dc in each of next 7 sts, *5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 15 sts, rep from * twice more, 5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (80 dc)

Rnd 6: Join CB in top of beg ch sp on row 5, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, *sc in each of next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, repeat from * twice more, sc in each of next 9 sts, join with sl st in top of beg sc. (88 sc)

(Optional) Rnd 7: Join CA in top of beg sc on row 6, ch 3, dc in each of next 10 sts, 5 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 21 sts, 5 dc in next st, repeat from * twice more, dc in each of next 10 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (104 dc).

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Designed and written by April Moreland
© 2008 All rights reserved.

Shown here with optional row 7:

9 comments:

  1. This square is so pretty--very nice!

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  2. I love the purole Heart, it makes my heart pound every second of the day just looking at purple color of the heart.

    Pauline

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  3. April, you are more than welcome to post the afghan picture from the "heart" square. I absolutely love the pattern. Jenny

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  4. This is the first time I've crocheted a heart of any type, but when I saw the picture, I had to try this one. I'm most of the way through making this square in red and white cotton to use as a washcloth and I'min LOVE! I think I'm going to have to make it in acrylic and make a full afghan. It's absolutely stunning and soooooo easy! Thank you for posting this pattern.

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  5. I really like this square. It's done in a very 'vintage' type of feel. Usually, it seems hearts are done in a folk art type of style, which I do enjoy greatly, but I like this for more delicate work! I can honestly imagine this done in a solid colored vintage-style doily. Very nice!

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  6. Love your heart! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  7. That's brilliant! So clever, and makes just the right shape of heart.

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