Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! Free Pattern!

I was asked to contribute some small pink squares to a crocheted afghan for the friend of a woman in my local crochet group. She gave me 2 shades of pink, so of course I had to do something with reversible intarsia.
In honor of Valentine’s day, I thought I would share the little heart pattern I worked up for that project, as a free pattern. Feel free to make some heart squares for your own charity or gift project, and give Reversible Intarsia a try! Please leave a comment if any questions come up for you. Enjoy!

Charity Heart Square in Reversible Intarsia
Designed by Laurinda Reddig
Special Stitches
Color Change (change to): Work to last loop of last stitch in old color, yo and complete stitch with new color. Flip yarn over to back of work between your hook and yarn, unless otherwise specified.
Late Color Change (late change to): Complete last stitch in old color, drop to back of work, pick up new color and complete next stitch in new color. Top loop of stitch will be a different color than lower loops of stitch.
Hdc-sc decrease (hdc-sc-tog): Yo, insert hook in next stitch, pull up loop, insert hook in next stitch, pull up loop, yo and draw through all 4 loops.

Pattern Notes
·         Stitch counts at ends of rows indicate number of stitches of each color on top of row.
·         When joining new color, loop yarn over hook on first yo, leaving several inches to weave in.
·         When working a late color change, carry new color under last stitch of old color.
·         After working first stitch in new color, give old color yarn a gentle pull to keep loops tight.

 
Pattern
Chain 23 with main color (A).
Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn—22 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first 8 hdc, hdc-sc-tog, change to contrasting color (B), 2 hdc in next hdc, late change to A, hdc across, turn—9A, 3B, 10A.
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 8 hdc, hdc-sc-tog, change to B, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, late change to A, hdc-sc-tog, hdc across, turn—9A, 6B, 7A.
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 7 hdc, change to B, hdc in next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, late change to A, hdc-sc-tog, hdc across, turn—7A, 8B, 7A.
Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 7 hdc, change to B, hdc in next 7 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, late change to A, hdc-sc-tog, hdc across, turn—7A, 10B, 5A.
Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in first 5 hdc, change to B, hdc in next 9 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, late change to A, hdc-sc-tog, hdc across, turn—5A, 12B, 5A.
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in first 5 hdc, change to B, hdc in next 11 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, late change to A, hdc-sc-tog, hdc across, turn—5A, 14B, 3A.
Row 9: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 hdc, change to B, hdc in next 13 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, late change to A, hdc-sc-tog, hdc across, turn—3A, 16B, 3A.
Rows 10-13: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 hdc, change to B, hdc in next 16 hdc, change to A, hdc across, turn—3A, 16B, 3A.
Row 14: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 hdc, late change to B, hdc in next 16 hdc, change to A, hdc across, turn—4A, 15B, 3A.
Row 15: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 hdc, late change to B, hdc in next 7 hdc, change to A, hdc in next hdc, late change to B, hdc in next 7 hdc, change to A, hdc across, turn—4A, 6B, 2A, 6B, 4A.
Row 16: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, late change to B, hdc-sc-tog, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc-sc-tog, change to A, 2 hdc in next 2 hdc, late change to B, hdc-sc-tog, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc-sc-tog, change to A, 2 hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc across, turn—6A, 3B, 5A, 3B, 5A.
Row 17-18: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc across, turn—22A. Finish off. Weave in all ends under same color stitches.

Edging:
Ch 1, turn, *sc in each hdc across to last hdc, 3 hdc in last hdc to form corner, work 20 hdc evenly across side to corner*, 3 hdc in corner hdc, repeat * to *, 2 hdc in corner hdc, join with sl st--92 sc.

1 comment:

  1. there is a small mistake in row 16.

    Row 16: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, late change to B, hdc-sc-tog, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc-sc-tog, change to A, 2 hdc in next 2 hdc, late change to B, hdc-sc-tog, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc-sc-tog, change to A, 2 hdc in next [ 2 ] hdc, hdc across, turn—6A, 3B, 5A, 3B, 5A.

    I made the wrong thingy in a bracket to make it clear.

    thank you very much for your very inspiring instructions though.

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