I was looking for some ideas for a little applique to use on gifts or as ornaments and one certain spiral heart picture kept coming up on Pinterest that I fell in love with. It is described as a free pattern, but unfortunately, the link goes to a private, invite-only blog. I couldn’t find any other patterns that came close to the spirals though there was one with concentric circles. But I really fell in love with the spiral look so I have recreated my own version here. I’m sure it’s not the same as the one I fell in love with, but it suits my needs just fine and I’ve tried to make it as simple for you to recreate as possible. Out of respect for the designer who inspired the one I fell in love with, this pattern is free and I hope you enjoy it. Please refer back to me as the designer.
This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted. It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold. Credit must be given to me as the designer.
Copyright 2013 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved
Spiral Heart – www.madcrochetlab.com
Materials Needed for this Experiment:
- Size F Hook
- Small Amount Worsted Yarn in Desired Color (or any appropriate sized yarn and hook, though with thread, you may want to do Round 3 using HDC)
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Marker
It’s best to make this with a simple solid color yarn to start. It can be done in any yarn, of course, but the loops found on the back of the work may be difficult to see/find. So if you want to use some fancy yarn, I recommend making a couple up first using a plain yarn to practice and get familiar with the construction. :) Finished size as written is approximate 2-1/2 inches tall but will depend on hook and yarn size you use.
1 – Make 10 DC in an adjustable ring.
Start by inserting hook into FLO, in stitch indicated with arrow.
2 - Join by making a DC in the first and each FLO of each DC. It forms a little cup shape.
3 – Without breaking yarn, jump to working in BLO of same stitches and make 2DC in each. You will find these loops on the outer bottom part of the cup shape. This is what it will look like at end of round.
4 – Again, without breaking yarn, jump to working on back – there are little loops there that are hard to see (refer to photo, below). You will work in those loops but still have front of heart facing you. Make 5 TC in next loop, then DC in each of next 4. Then DC, TC and picot on top (by making CH 2 and SS in 2nd loop on hook), DC, all in same stitch. Then make DC in each of next 3 loops and 5 TC in last loop. SS to last stitch in previous round, tightly. Continue to finish off by making a SC in each stitch around except make 2 in the picot stitch for a more rounded heart. You could also SC, Picot, SC in the picot for a more defined point. I tend to like rounded hearts full of love, but more angled ones have their own beauty too!
Finish off, pull tail of ring tightly to close up hole and tie it to finishing tail, close to the V of the heart and make a loop to hang it if desired.
Loops found on back of work. Work them with right side of heart facing you. Photo is just to show location of loops, indicated by arrow.
Some variations of colors and yarns