Crisp autumn mornings are the perfect excuse to head outdoors for a walk with the dog, the children in tow and a flask of warm tea to share. Sharing little, everyday moments like these with our nearest and dearest fill us with warmth and happiness, despite the chill in the air.
Pretty and whimsical, when I first discovered this loveable stitch I immediately envisioned all of the heartfelt handmade gifts I could crochet in the lead up to Christmas!
The Heart Stitch creates an adorable ‘heart’ design (thus the name), whilst remaining dense and versatile enough to use when crocheting cushions covers, snuggly scarves or cosy baby blankets. Hearts are the symbol for love, making this the perfect stitch to use when crocheting something special for those nearest and dearest to your own heart.
Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don’t you agree? If you’re keen to challenge yourself this weekend as you’re cozied up on the sofa, you’re in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the adorable “Heart Stitch“, in an easy to follow speed!
Stitches & Abbreviations
Chain in multiples of 6 + 3, in A.
Row 1: Skip 3 ch (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in every ch. Turn your work.
Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in every st. Turn your work.
Row 3: Change to colour B. Ch2 (counts as 1st dc of 1st cl), 1 cl in same st. *Ch2, skip 5 sts, (1 cl, ch2, 1 cl) in next st. Repeat from the * all across. Ch2, skip 5 sts, 1 cl in next st. Turn your work.
Row 4: Change to colour A. Ch1, 1 sc in same st. Ch1, *1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th skipped sts from the previous row, working around the ‘ch2’. Ch2, skip next cl, 1 sc in next ‘ch2’ space, ch2, skip next cl. Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th skipped sts from the previous row, working around the ‘ch2’. Ch1, 1 sc in next cl. Turn your work.
Row 5: Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in next ‘ch1’ space. *1 dc in next 3 sts. 1 dc in next ‘ch2’ space, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next ‘ch2’ space. Repeat from the * all across. 1 dc in next 3 sts. 1 dc in next ‘ch1’ space, 1 dc in next st. Turn your work.
Row 2 – 5 until you reach your desired length.
Is there a specific crochet stitch or interesting technique you’d love to learn? I’m always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to sharing crochet with the world!
Be sure to use the tag #hopefulhoneyhive on Instagram to show me your heart stitches!
Have a lovely day crocheting…