Jun 062013
 

♥ Star Flower Puffy Hearts ♥

Divine Love Series – Free Crochet Heart Patterns

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts (single round) and Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined (2rounds) were a hit as heart appliques, stand alone tiny hearts, a gratitude heart in your pockets.

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Pile - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts – Rainbow Pile

For a beginner to crochet and expand on their repertoire, there’s noting more fun than yet another heart that’s just slightly bigger and involves color change, should you wish to try! If you are a beginner to crochet, this is a fabulous way to pick up a few quick new stitches and the single crochet invisible join The Crochet Lounge way.

My now 6 year old asked to learn new crochet stitches recently.  What a great way to be motivated to make up another crochet heart pattern she will love to make incorporating the basics she has already learned from the last set.  We continue down this Divine Love Series dedicated to my family and my little ones, especially my Cadence Music ♥.

Video Tutorial link will be added here soon.

Materials:

  • Any Worsted Weight Yarn (or any yarn with proportional hook sizes)
  • Size E/4 (3.5mm) & H/8 (5.00mm) hooks
  • Would look great in a single solid color or two slow transition variegated yarn so not to detract from the shape

Stitches Used:

magic circle, ch, sc, dc, slst, invisible join, puff stitch

Star Flower Puffy Hearts - Single Color - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts – Single Color
Ch4 start at top, Magic Circle start at bottom

Magic circle The Crochet Lounge Way- wrap yarn around finger twice, slip hook under the loops, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through loop to secure the magic circle

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Double crochet (dr) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop (3 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (2 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Puff Stitch (hdc puff st) – (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times [9 loops on hook], yo draw through all 9 loops

Sc Invisible Join (sc invisible join) The Crochet Lounge Way - on last single crochet, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only of the first stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch and the 2 loops on hook, pull up 3″ of yarn, cut and work with the 3″ of yarn, insert hook under both loops of the second stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch, insert hook in the front loop only of the last stitch in the round, yo draw through loop, insert hook from the back (wrong) side of work under both loops of the same stitch you just worked, draw yarn to the back so you can weave in the end

Patterns:

Single Colored Heart

Ch4, slst join to 4th chain from hook (if you want the center of the puff flower closed, then use a Magic Circle start, and do not pull the Magic Circle tight until you have completed round 2!)

Round 1:
Ch1, hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch 3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, 
ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch1,
slst into the circle

switch to E hook

Star Flower Puffy Hearts - Green & Yellow - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts – Green & Yellow

 

Round 2:
2sc into the starting Ch1 of Round 1,
(sc, 2hdc) into the top of the first hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, 2dc )into the ch3 spc,
(dc, 2hdc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, sc) into the ch2 spc,
(sc, ch2, sc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch
<Note: This is the tip of your heart and you will now be reversing the instructions to get to the top>
(sc, hdc) into the next ch2 spc,
(2hdc, dc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(2dc, hdc) into the next ch3 spc,
(2hdc, sc) into the top of the last hdc puff stitch,
slst into the middle of the starting circle, pull the loop up 1/4″ (6mm), take out your hook,
insert hook from the back side through the starting circle and reinsert hook into the last loop,
pull loop through to the wrong side of the heart, cut a 6″ tail (15cm) and draw through the loop

<Note: if you used a Magic Circle start, this is where you would want to close your Magic Circle>

Weave in the ends

 

Two Colored Hearts

Ch4, slst join to 4th chain from hook (if you want the center of the puff flower closed, then use a Magic Circle start, and do not pull the Magic Circle tight until you have completed round 2!)

Round 1 (with CC):

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Circle - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Circle


Ch1, hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch 3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, switch to MC
ch1,
slst into the circle

switch to E hook

Round 2 (continue in MC):
2sc into the starting Ch1 of Round 1,
(sc, 2hdc) into the top of the first hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, 2dc )into the ch3 spc,
(dc, 2hdc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, sc) into the ch2 spc,
(sc, ch2, sc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Column - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Column

<Note: This is the tip of your heart and you will now be reversing the instructions to get to the top>
(sc, hdc) into the next ch2 spc,
(2hdc, dc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(2dc, hdc) into the next ch3 spc,
(2hdc, sc) into the top of the last hdc puff stitch,
slst into the middle of the starting circle, pull the loop up 1/4″ (6mm), take out your hook,
insert hook from the back side through the starting circle and reinsert hook into the last loop,
pull loop through to the wrong side of the heart, cut a 6″ tail (15cm) and draw through the loop

Weave in the ends 

Feb 212013
 

Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs

Divine Love Series - Star Flower Puffs Free Crochet Flower Pattern

Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs
Lime Flower

Along with the fabulous Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts pattern, it dawned on me that a companion token in the pocket was in order!  With spring around the corner, what better friend can the heart have than a wee gratitude free crochet flower pattern?

If you are a beginner to crochet, and still practicing the puff stitch we learned from the tiny heart pattern, here’s another pattern to add to your practice of the magic circle, slip stitch, invisible join (lefty’s version here) The Crochet Lounge way.

Divine Love Series - Star Flower Puffs Free Crochet Flower Pattern

Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs
Lime & Pink Flowers

There’s never a dull moment hanging out with a 5 year old while she entertains an 8 months old.  She sings of stars and hearts to her little sister, and as she did that, I ran to pick up my hook as I was struck by inspiration.  This Divine Love Series is dedicated to my family and my little ones, especially little Cadence Music ♥ and Tree^3.
Before I could even finish the first tiny flower, I heard a screeeeeech of excitement, “A STAR FLOWER!!! for ME? and you’ll make one for the baby!”
Yes, yes, I did.  And there will be more soon, as little fx walked in on us finishing up and made the same excited screeeeeeeeeeeechy noise.

Video Tutorial link will be added here soon.

Materials:

Divine Love Series - Star Flower Puffs Free Crochet Flower Pattern

Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs Trinity

  • Any Worsted Weight Yarn (or any yarn with proportional hook sizes)
  • Size E or F Hook
  • Would look great in solid colors or slow transition variegated yarn so not to detract from the shape

Stitches Used:

magic circle, ch, sc, dc, slst, invisible join, puff stitch

Magic circle The Crochet Lounge Way- wrap yarn around finger twice, slip hook under the loops, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through loop to secure the magic circle

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Slip Stitch (sl st) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Puff Stitch (hdc puff st) – (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times [9 loops on hook], yo draw through all 9 loops

Invisible Join (invisible join) The Crochet Lounge Way - on last single crochet, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only of the first stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch and the 2 loops on hook, pull up 3″ of yarn, cut and work with the 3″ of yarn, insert hook under both loops of the second stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch, insert hook in the front loop only of the last stitch in the round, yo draw through loop, insert hook from the back (wrong) side of work under both loops of the same stitch you just worked, draw yarn to the back so you can weave in the end

Divine Love Series - Star Flower Puffs Free Crochet Flower Pattern

Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs
Pink Flower

Pattern:

Star Flower Puffs – Single Round Star Flower ☆✿

Magic Circle

Round 1:

Ch1, (hdc puff stitch, ch 2, slst in circle) 5 times, invisible join, close magic circle, fasten off and enjoy!

Jan 152013
 

Divine Love Series – Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts ♥♥ – Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Looking for heart appliques, stand alone tiny hearts, a gratitude heart in your pocket?  These 2 free crochet hearts patterns are made just for your every heart needs (they are also great for the once a year St. Valentines Day gifts).  If you are a beginner to crochet, this is a fabulous way to pick up a few quick new stitches and the single crochet invisible join The Crochet Lounge way.

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts & Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined Heart Patterns

My 5 year old has been on and off crocheting chains for the last few months (to master it first before moving onto the next stitch), and she’s been asking me to show her how to make a heart since she first picked up a hook.  This Divine Love Series is dedicated to my family and my little ones, especially my Cadence Music ♥.

Video Tutorial link will be added here soon.

Materials:

  • Any Worsted Weight Yarn (or any yarn with proportional hook sizes)
  • Size F & H hooks (I have also used I and J hooks instead of the H hook and love the outcome)
  • Would look great in solid colors or slow transition variegated yarn so not to detract from the shape

Stitches Used:

magic circle, ch, sc, dc, slst, invisible join, puff stitch

Magic circle The Crochet Lounge Way- wrap yarn around finger twice, slip hook under the loops, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through loop to secure the magic circle

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Double crochet (dr) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop (3 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (2 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops

Slip Stitch (slst) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Puff Stitch (hdc puff st) – (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 3 times [7 loops on hook], yo draw through all 7 loops

Invisible Join (invisible join) The Crochet Lounge Way - on last single crochet, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only of the first stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch and the 2 loops on hook, pull up 3″ of yarn, cut and work with the 3″ of yarn, insert hook under both loops of the second stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch, insert hook in the front loop only of the last stitch in the round, yo draw through loop, insert hook from the back (wrong) side of work under both loops of the same stitch you just worked, draw yarn to the back so you can weave in the end

Patterns:

Tiny & I meant it :)

Sweetie Puffs  Tiny Hearts – Single Round Heart ♥ 

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts – Single Round Pattern

Magic Circle

Round 1:

Ch1, hdc puff stitch, ch 2, slst in circle, hdc puff stitch, ch2, sl st in magic circle, 2 sc in magic circle, ch2, 2sc in magic circle, invisible join w sl st to starting ch1, close magic loop, fasten off and enjoy!

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined – 2 Rounds Heart ♥

Magic Circle

Round 1:

Ch1, hdc puff stitch, ch 2, slst in circle, hdc puff stitch,
ch2, sl st in magic circle, 2 sc in magic circle, ch2,
2sc in magic circle, switch to F hook, sl st to starting ch1
<Note: the 2 hdc puff stitches are the top curves of the heart>

Round 2:

Ch1, sc in each stitch of the round, sl st into the middle of the magic circle between the 2 puff stitches (worked over the top of previous sl st), invisible join to the ch1 at the start of the round, tighten magic circle, fasten off ♥

There is not a gauge, and you can even be off by a stitch with that slst and join for Round 2 and the hearts will all take on their own personality!  I have done the first round with H-J hook and each gives a different look.  The puff stitch is what creates the tiny 3D look and feel to carry around in your pocket.

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined – 2 Rounds Pattern