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Granny Square Heart | Free Crochet Pattern

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I haven't shared a crochet pattern in a while (read: forever) so I thought it was time to do so.  Plus, I've gotten a little bit of my crocheting mojo back recently and have been obsessed with making these crocheted granny hearts.  Mostly turning them into earwarmers/headbands.  Over and over and over again.  This seriously happens with all of my creative endeavors.  I become obsessed, move on to something else to obsess about and then eventually come back around again.

Enough babbling?  Most likely.  Here we go!

**As always, you’re more than welcome to sell finished products from this pattern.  I only ask that you give me credit and link back to this pattern.  Please play nice and don’t claim the pattern or photos as your own.  If you do end up making a hat from my pattern, I’d love to see the results!  Link me to your blog, email me a photo (katy@handmadeescapade) or post it to my Facebook page.  I want to see what you can do!!

Granny Square Heart | Crochet Pattern

Materials:

- Two colors worsted weight yarn

- Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)

- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

ch - chain

st - stitch

Chain Space - the space created between each group of DCs on the previous row

DC - Double Crochet

Magic Ring - Find a great tutorial including video HERE

I'm only saying to use size H hook because that's what I basically use all day, every day when I crochet.  You can use whatever size you'd like, in whatever weight yarn you'd like.  There is no gauge to follow unless you're going for a specific size.  So use what you like best and make it happen! 

**Ch 2 at the beginning of each round counts as first DC.

Round 1: Magic ring.  Ch 2, DC 2, Ch.  [DC 3, Ch.] 3 times. Join to first DC. (This will give you four groups of 3 DC with a chain to separate each.)

Round 2: Ch 2. DC 2 in first chain space.  Ch 1. [DC 3 in next chain space. Ch 2. DC 3 in same space. Ch 1.] 3 times.  DC 3, Ch 2 in first chain space.  Join to first DC.

Round 3: Ch 2, DC 2 in first chain space.  Ch 2, DC 3 in same space. Ch 1.  DC 3 in next chain space. ::change to purple:: Ch 1. DC 3, Ch 2. DC 3. ::change to pink:: Ch 1. DC 3 in next chain space. ::change to purple:: Ch 1.  DC 3, Ch2. DC 3. ::change to pink:: Ch 1, DC 3 in next chain space. Ch 1, DC 3 in next chain space, Ch 2, DC 3. ::change to purple:: Ch 1, DC 3 in last chain space.  Join to first DC.

**As a personal preference, I don't cut the yarn and tie it off each time I change colors.  Mostly because I hate having to sew in a million ends.  So I just carry it through each change and switch the colors out, letting a few of the colors show on the backside of the square.  You can cut your colors each time you change if you want a cleaner back.  My opinion is that it's the back....so it doesn't matter.  But it's totally a personal choice of yours.

Round 4: (still using purple) Ch 2, DC 2 in first chain space. Ch 1. [DC 3 in next chain space, Ch 2, DC 3 in same chain space, Ch 1. DC 3 in next chain space. Ch 1, DC 3 in next chain space. Ch 1.] 3 times. DC in next chain space, Ch 2, DC 3 in same chain space. Ch 1. DC 3 in next chain space, Ch 1.  Join to first DC.

Tadah!  You did it!  Isn't she beautiful?  Sew your ends in and you are gravy!

Now go make one thousand of them.  You know you want to.

In case you wanted to see what my back looks like before everything is sewn in...here you go.  Sure, there are a few extra strands that might drive some people bonkers, but honestly I despise having to sew in all of the loose ends.  And I think it still looks clean enough that it's not a big deal.  This is on the side that touches your head when it's turned into a hat, so it's never seen.  On a blanket, I understand that you'd want to cut and sew them all in.  But if you're lazy like me, I say do it the Katy way! :)

Questions regarding this pattern?  Comment below and I will do my best to address them.  If you can make a basic granny square, you can make this heart.  It's just a simple switch-a-roo of colors here and there to make the pattern show.  I haven't had anyone test this out so I'm sure it looks a little bonkers all written out.  So let me have it!  You have questions?  I'll attempt answers!

Happy stitching!