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- This little heart motif crochet pattern can be used in oh so many ways for so many different types of crochet project:
- Reuseable cotton wool pads
- Paper clips
- Applique for hats, bags, blankets etc.
They are quick to make up, as they are only 3 rounds and can be made into super sweet gifts. I’d love to know if you used them for other things not on the list above – come and let me know in The Cool Crochet Society Facebook group.
Keep reading to see how you can add this heart motif crochet pattern to keyring chains and paperclips, the blanks of which are available on Ebay or Amazon relatively cheaply
Reuseable Cotton Wool Pads
These hearts are a sweet addition to your face care routine. Replace single use cotton wool for these, they’re also super handy to add to travel kits for washing on the go. The point of the heart is fab for removing eyemake up and the lobes give you a bigger surface to wipe the larger areas of your face like the cheeks and forehead.
They are machine washable, just follow the care instructions on the yarn label.
This pattern is written in US terms and we’ll be using the following stitches, click the links to go to videos on my YouTube channel to see how to create the them:
- sc = single crochet,
- hdc = half double crochet,
- dc = double crochet,
- trc = treble crochet
- Magic circle
Round 1. Magic circle, 1sc, chain 1. Make 15 dc in circle and slip stitch into the first dc (chain 2 doesn’t count as a stitch)
Round 2. Chain 2 and in the same stitch make 1dc. In next stitch make 4 trc, 2 dc in next stitch. Into the next 4 stitches make a hdc, in the next stitch make (1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc) all in the stitch. Over the next 4 stitches make a hdc, 2dc in the next stitch, then 4 trc in the next stitch. In the next stitch make 1 dc, chain 2 and slip stitch into the same stitch as your dc.
Round 3. In the side of the chain 2 of round 2, make 2 sc, then in the 1st double crochet of round 2 make 1 sc in the top,
2sc in the next stitch, 1sc then 2sc in the next stitches. For the next 8 stitches make a sc. In the top of the treble crochet of round 2 make a sc, hdc and a sc in the same stitch.
Make a sc in the next 8 stitches. 2 sc in the next stitch then 1 sc, 2sc, 1sc. In the side of the chain 2 from round 2 make 2sc then slip stitch into the slip stitch of round 2.
Tie off and weave in the ends
To Make Keyrings
The hearts can also be added to keyrings to make a cute addition to your keys, and as bag tags. I use keyring blanks such as these from Amazon
To do this, thread a keyring blank onto your yarn before you start, and leave it until you need it. When you have made the final 2 chains at the end of round 2, slip the keyring up (picture 1.) and make your slip stitch over it (picture 2 and 3.). Carry on the pattern as above.
To Add The Heart Motif To Paperclips
I use jumbo paperclips with a length of 7cm. You can pick up a pick of 100 for just a few pounds like these from Amazon
To add the heart motif onto paper clips, make the pattern as normal up until the 7th sc in the set of 8 in round 3. When you get to the 7th make it around the top of the paper clip (picture 1.) Carry on the pattern, and when you get to the 2nd sc after you have made the 3 stitches in 1 stitch, make that sc over the top of the paper clip again (picture 2.) Finish the round
Push the paperclip up, so that the top is level with the centre of the heart, and use your starting tail to secure it in place (picture 3.)