11Feb

Free Crochet Pattern - Sweetheart Pot Holder

{11.02.19}

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Oh hello, I've had hearts on the brain this past week and I wanted to create a little something to give a nod to the month of LOVE... 

Of course hearts are not just for Valentines day, I think these super sweet pot holders would make perfect gifts for any time of year.

I've made them using aran weight cotton yarn. This wasn't entirely planned, and explains the use of a 4mm hook in the pattern! But you could certainly try these with DK yarn or use a bigger hook, either way it's no tragedy. 

I'll get a PDF version up in the next few days if you, like me, prefer to print your patterns.

I have already made three of these, they are a bit addictive once you get going. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Free Crochet Pattern - Sweetheart Pot Holder | Lululoves Crochet Blog #crochetpatterns #freecrochetpatterns

Free Crochet Pattern - sweetheart Pot Holder | Lululoves Crochet Blog #crochetpatterns #freecrochetpatterns

Free Crochet Pattern - Sweetheart Pot Holder | Lululoves Crochet Blog #crochetpatterns #freecrochetpatterns

Free Crochet Pattern - Sweetheart Pot Holder | Lululoves Crochet Blog #crochetpatterns #freecrochetpatterns

Sweetheart Crochet Pot Holder

Yarn:

Paintbox Cotton Aran, 100% Cotton, 50g (1.7oz) / 85m/93yds

Yarn A: 603 Light Champagne

Yarn B: 654 Blush Pink 

Approx. 80g in total needed for project

Hook:

4mm (G-6) {f you are struggling with a 4mm and the aran cotton, try a 4.5mm}

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Yarn Alternatives:

You can use any aran weight cotton yarn to achieve a similar effect (you could even use a DK weight yarn just be aware it will be smaller than shown here)

Gauge:

Gauge is not important for this project.

Measurements:

25cm x 23cm 

Stitches/Abbreviations used:

st(s) - stitch(es) 

ch - chain


sl st - slip stitch 

dc - double crochet  (US = sc single crochet)

tr - treble crochet (US = dc double crochet)

dtr - double treble crochet (US = tr treble crochet)

rep - repeat

sp/s - space/s

Pattern Notes:

Pattern is written in UK crochet terms – see abbreviations above.

The pot-holder is made in two separate pieces which are then joined along the edges.

{ Pattern Starts }

Front: 

Foundation: In Yarn A, ch33.

Row 1: 1tr in 4thchain from hook, 1tr in each ch along, turn. (31tr)

Row 2: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each st along, turn. (31tr)

Row 3: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 14 sts, 1ch, miss next tr, 1tr in each of next 15 sts, turn. (30 tr, 1 ch-1 sp)

Row 4: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 12 sts, 1ch, miss next tr, 1tr in next tr, 1ch, 1tr in next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr in each of next 13 sts, turn (28tr, 3 ch-1 sps)

Row 5: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 10 sts, 1ch, miss next tr, 1tr in next tr, (1ch, 1tr in next tr) three times, 1ch, miss next tr, 1tr in each of next 11 sts, turn. (26tr, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 6: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 8 sts, 1ch, miss next tr, 1tr in next tr, (1ch, 1tr in next tr) five times, 1ch, miss  next tr, 1tr in each of next 9 sts, turn. (24tr, 7 ch-1 sps)

Row 7: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 6 sts, 1ch, miss next tr, 1tr in next tr, (1ch, 1tr in next tr) seven times, 1ch, miss next tr, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, turn. (22tr, 9 ch-1 sps)

Row 8: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 4 sts, 1ch, miss next tr, 1tr in next tr, (1ch, 1tr in next tr) nine times, 1ch, miss next tr, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, turn. (20tr, 11 ch-1 sps)

Row 9: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 4 sts, (1ch, 1tr in next tr) eleven times, 1tr in each of next 4 sts, turn. (20tr, 11 ch-1 sps)

Row 10: Repeat row 9

Row 11: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 4 sts, 1tr in next ch-1 sp, 1tr in next tr, (1ch, 1tr in next tr) four times, 1tr in next ch-1 sp, 1tr in next tr, (1ch, 1tr in next tr) four times, 1tr in next ch-1 sp, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, turn. (23tr, 8 ch-1 sps)

Row 12: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each of next 6 sts, 1tr in next ch-1 sp, 1tr in next tr, (1ch, 1tr in next tr) two times, 1tr in next ch-1 sp, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, 1tr in next ch-1 sp, 1tr in next tr, (1ch, 1tr in next tr) two times, 1tr in next ch-1 sp, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, turn. (27tr, 4 ch-1 sps)

Row 13: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each st and ch-1 sp, turn. (31tr)

Row 14: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each st, finish off and weave in ends. (31tr)

Back:

Foundation: In yarn B, Ch33.

Row 1: 1tr in 4thchain from hook, 1tr in each ch along, turn. (31tr)

Row 2: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each st along, turn. (31tr)

Rows 3 – 14: Repeat row 2.

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Joining Front and Back:

Round 1:

Place both pieces together with the heart at the front. Join yarn B through both pieces at top right hand side, work 3dc into st (corner made), 1dc into each st along top until last st, 3dc in last st (second corner made), work 27dc evenly along side of piece, 3dc into back loop of foundation row 1 (third corner made), 1dc into each back loop of foundation row, until last st, 3dc into last back loop, (fourth corner made) 27dc evenly back up edge, join with a sl st to first dc made.

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Round 2:

Using yarn A, join yarn to into corner stitch of top row, 4ch (counts as 1dtr) (1dc, 1dtr) into same st, *1dc, 1dtr, along to next corner st, (1dtr, 1dc, 1dtr) into corner st; repeat from * three times, ending with a dc in last st, join with a sl st to top of ch-4.

TIP: The dtr will create a sort of bobble stitch; you may need to push them forward from the back of the piece to achieve the full effect. 

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Round 3: Using yarn B, join yarn to corner stitch of top row, 3dc into corner st, 1dc in each st to next corner st, (2dc, ch10, sl st back into last dc worked, 1dc) into corner st to create hanging loop*, continue working around piece 1dc in each st, 3dc in each corner st, join with a sl st to first dc. Fasten off, weave in ends.

* If you do not wish to crochet a hanging loop you could work 3dc around a wooden ring. I use these ones.

{ Pattern Ends }

 Free Crochet Pattern - Sweetheart Pot Holder | Lululoves Crochet Blog #crochetpatterns #freecrochetpatterns

Free Crochet Pattern - Sweetheart Pot Holder | Lululoves Crochet Blog #crochetpatterns #freecrochetpatterns

Free Crochet Pattern - Sweetheart Pot Holder | Lululoves Crochet Blog #crochetpatterns #freecrochetpatterns

So thats it, super quick and easy. If you'd like to see more crochet heart patterns have a look at my Skinny Hanging Hearts here or Granny Hearts here.  Wishing you a February full of love.

Bye for now, Em xx

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