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Granny Square Heart Tutorial!

Heart Tutorial Words

With Valentine’s Day just a couple weeks away, I thought it would be fun to post a quick heart tutorial! This heart is pretty easy and fast; the first two rounds of this heart are just a simple granny square!

To start, chain 5 and join to form a ring.

ChRing

Round 1:

1. Chain 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ring

1p1

2. *ch.2, 3dc in ring*

1p2

3. Repeat between ** 2 more times.

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4. To end, ch2 and slip stitch it top of beginning ch3

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5. slip stitch across to ch2 space.

1p5

Round 2 

6. Ch3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ch2 space

2p1

7. ch2, 3 more dc in ch2 space, ch1

2p2

8. *3dc, ch2, 3dc in next corner space, ch1*

2p3

9. Repeat between ** 2 more times in the corner spaces

2p4_Fotor

10. To end round 2, slip stitch in the third ch of the beginning ch3.

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11. To get to the right place for the next round, slip stitch in the next two dc, in each of the two corner chain stitches and in the first dc of the next dc group.

2p6

Round 3:

12. Now we’re going to start making the little bumps of the heart! Start with two tr in the ch1 space of the previous round and ch1.

3p1

13. To finish this hump, work 2tr, ch1, 2tr, ch1 in the same ch1 space.

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14.  Slip stitch in the last dc on the same side to finish the bump, then slip stitch in each of the corner chains and the first dc of the next group.

3p3

15. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to make your second bump. Slip stitch in the last dc on the same side.

3p4

16.  Like before, we need to slip stitch to get to the next ch1 space.

3p4_Fotor

3p5

Round 4

17. Ch3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ch1 space, ch1

4p1

18. In bottom corner space, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch1

4p2

19. 3dc in next ch1 space

4p3

20. In the next corner space, work 2dc.  In the little space before the tr, work one more dc, ch1

4p4_Fotor

4p5

21. 3dc in next 2 ch1 spaces4p6

22. In the ch1 space after the third tr of the previous round, work 2sc

4p8_Fotor

4p8p2

23.  Slip stitch in the corner ch2 from the previous round.

4p8p2_Fotor

4p9

24. Work 2sc in the space before the next tr.

4p9_Fotor

4p9p2

25. In next ch1 space, 3dc, ch1.  Repeat in next ch1 space.

4p10

4p10p226. In the space after the last tr, work 1dc.

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27. In the corner ch2 space, work 2 more dc

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28. To finish, slip stitch in the third chain of the beginning ch3.

Finish

And there you have it!  A granny square heart!

Heart

There are so many things you can do with this heart! Tomorrow I’ll share with you a few ideas I have for Valentine’s Day decorations and gift wrap!

Little Flower Tutorial!

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I really love making flowers.  There are so many things you can do with them!  I love using them as coasters, or connecting them into long garlands.  We have a ton floating around the house, and my little cousins love collecting them every time they’re over. These little guys are easy to make and are definitely addicting!

To start, chain 5 then slip stitch in first chain to form a ring. You will work out of this ring for the first round.

Ring

Round 1: Ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), then dc in ring.

Step 1

ch2, *dc, ch1, dc, ch2*

Step 1 p 2_Fotor

Repeat between ** 4 more times until you have 6 ch2 spaces

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To finish round, sl st in the 3rd ch of the first ch4.

step 1 end

Round 2:  Sl st across so you’re ready to work out of the first ch2 space

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Step 2 p1

In the first ch2 space, (ch3 (counts as first dc), dc, ch2, 2dc), then sl st in ch1 space of previous round

Step 2 p3

*(2 dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 space, sl stitch ch 1 space of previous round* You can start to see the petals forming in this round!

Step 2 p4

Repeat ** 4 more times until you have 6 petals

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To finish round 2, sl st to top of first ch3

step 2 end

You can end here for a smaller, pointier flower, or continue with round 3 for a bigger one!

Round 3: 

sl st across until you’re in first ch2 space

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ch3 (counts as first dc), 4dc in ch2 space

step 3 p1

ch1 then sl st in sl st from previous round

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*ch1, 5 dc in ch2 space, ch1, sl st in sl st of previous round*

stpe 3 p 4

Repeat between ** 4 more times

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Finish flower with ch1 and slst in top of first ch3

step 3 end

And you’re done! They’re really simple and really cute!

DONE

If you end after round 2, you’ll have smaller flowers like these below!

small

You can also easily adjust the size of your flower just by changing hook size.  Each of the flowers below were made with the same yarn and pattern, but with different hooks.

Three sizes go right

This is my first attempt at a tutorial and it was really fun to make!  I hope everything is clear enough, but if you have any questions, please let me know!