Mini Heart Crochet Pattern

(My apologies for the late post, the Happy Raptor is battling a really nasty cold and reactions to her antibiotic. We’re gonna have a snuggle party til she feels better.)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week! Let’s jump right in to the pattern for today.

It’s a straightforward one that’s great for beginners. You can whip up this adorable little heart in less than an hour for that special someone or to decorate just about anything!

I loved them so much I added them to the wreath on my door. How cute is that?!

Mini Heart Crochet Pattern

You can get a printer-friendly version of this pattern here.

Supplies:

Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon, Strawberry, Lime, Grape, and Sunshine

E/3.5mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Polyester stuffing/Polyfil

Stuffing stick/chopstick/pencil

Optional: 6mm safety eyes/Scraps of black yarn

Keychain and jump ring

Skill level:

Beginner

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

Notes before Starting:

*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.

*This project is worked in rows.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.

Heart

Row 1: Ch 9, Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in remaining 7 ch. Ch 1 and turn (8)

Rows 2-3: Sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (8)

Row 4: Sc in next 4 Sc. Ch 1 and turn (4)

Rows 5-7: Sc in each sc (4) Continue Sc around outside of the entire heart. When you get to the bottom point of the heart make a (Sc, ch 2, sc) in the same bottom Sc. When you reach the valley of the top of the heart, make a Sl st in the lowest part. Continue crocheting around the heart and Sl st in the beginning Sc.

Your first panel is complete! Finish Off and weave in ends. Make a second panel and Do Not Finish Off! Line up both of your panels with Panel 2 on the bottom. Chain 1 and push your hook through both panels. Crochet around both panels.

When you get to bottom point of the Heart make a (Sc, ch 2, sc) in the Ch 2 space that you made when you Sc around the outside of the panels the first time. Stop about 1 inch from your starting point and stuff the heart.

When you reach the center valley on the top of the heart, Sl st into the previous Sl st space to keep the definition of the heart. Continue crocheting around and Sl st into the starting Sc. Finish Off and weave in all ends.

Optional: Give your little heart some character by stitching two little eyes and a mouth across the front.

These adorable little hearts are also great as keychains. Instead of weaving in your last end, use it to stitch tightly around a jump ring. Then simply attach your heart to a keychain. Easy peasy!

Get crafty and have an awesome day!

Jessica from 3rd House

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Robot “Love Machine” Crochet Pattern

Robot “Love Machine” Crochet Pattern

This week has been wracked with nasty colds, deep coughs and an ear infection. The Happy Raptor found an old and very un-child-safe robot, so between naps and soups and medicines, I made her a little something to cheer her up.

This adorable little “Love Machine” can be snuggled by kids of all ages, and the little pop of color can be customized for any giftee.

It’s such a cute little Valentine’s Day gift, perfect for guys and gals. Anyone can make hearts for Valentine’s Day. Let’s think outside the box and get crafty!

Robot “Love Machine” Crochet Pattern

Supplies:

Red Heart Soft in Light Grey Heather

Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon

Scraps of black yarn

E/3.5mm hook

12mm safety eyes

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Polyester stuffing/Polyfil

Stuffing stick/chopstick/pencil

Skill level:

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

Tc: Triple Crochet

BPSc: Back Post Single Crochet

2Sc or Inc: Two Sc in the same Sc, Increase

Dec: Decrease or Sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease)

3ScDec:  Three Single Crochet Decrease. Dec by inserting hook into front loop of next 3 Sc, Yarn Over, pull through all 4 loops on hook

Notes before Starting:

*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.

*This project is worked in joined rounds. Rounds are started with a chain and joined with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.

Special Stitch:

The 3ScDec is a bit tricky, so I’ve included a few pictures to help you. This decrease is done by inserting your hook into the front loops of 3 single crochets, yarn over your hook, and pulling the yarn through all four loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through remaining three loops on your hook.

Insert your hook into the Front Loops Only of the next 3 single crochet

Front Loops on the hook.

Back Loops still in round and NOT on the hook.

Yarn over your hook and pull through all four loops on your hook.

Two loops left on your hook. Yarn over and pull through remaining loops.

One loop left on your hook. 3ScDec is complete!

Arms (Make 2)

*Join with Sl St and Ch 1 unless otherwise noted.

Round 1: Magic Circle 4 (4)

Round 2: 3 Sc in each Sc around (12)

Round 3: Sc in 1st Sc, (3Sc in next Sc, Sc in next 2 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last Sc (20)

Round 4: Sc in the 1st 2 Sc, (3 Sc in the next Sc, Sc in the next 4 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last 2 Sc (28)

Round 5: Back Post Single Crochet in each Sc around (28)

Round 6: Sc in each Sc around (28)

Rounds 7-10: Sc in each Sc around (28) (4 rounds)

Round 11: Back Post Single Crochet in each Sc around (28)

Round 12: Sc in 1st 2 Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in next 4 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last 2 Sc (20)

Round 13: Sc in 1st Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in next 2 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last Sc (12)

Stuff cube firmly but not so firmly that it distorts the shape of the cube.

Round 14: 3ScDec four times (4)

Chain 9, Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook. Sc in remaining 7 ch, Sl st in top of cube just next to the arm. Ch 1, Sc in all 8 Sc of arm. Finish Off and leave a length to sew arm and hand to body.

Legs (make 2)

*Join with Sl St and Ch 1 unless otherwise noted.

Round 1: Magic Circle 4 (4)

Round 2: 3 Sc in each Sc around (12)

Round 3: Sc in 1st Sc, (3Sc in next Sc, Sc in next 2 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last Sc (20)

Round 4: Sc in the 1st 2 Sc, (3 Sc in the next Sc, Sc in the next 4 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last 2 Sc (28)

Round 5: Back Post Single Crochet in each Sc around (28)

Round 6: Sc in each Sc around (28)

Rounds 7-10: Sc in each Sc around (28)

Round 11: Back Post Single Crochet in each Sc around (28)

Round 12: Sc in 1st 2 Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in next 4 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last 2 Sc (20)

Round 13: Sc in 1st Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in next 2 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last Sc (12)

Stuff cube firmly but not so firmly that it distorts the shape of the cube.

Round 14: 3ScDec four times (4)

Chain 12, Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook. Sc in remaining 10 Ch, Sl st in top of cube just next to the arm. Ch 1, Sc in all 11 Sc of leg. Finish Off and leave a length to sew leg and foot to body.

Head

*Join with Sl St and Ch 1 unless otherwise noted.

Round 1: Magic Circle 4 (4)

Round 2: 3 Sc in each Sc around (12)

Round 3: Sc in 1st Sc, (3Sc in next Sc, Sc in next 2 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last Sc (20)

Round 4: Sc in the 1st 2 Sc, (3 Sc in the next Sc, Sc in the next 4 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last 2 Sc (28)

Round 5: Sc in the 1st 3 Sc, (3 Sc in the next Sc, Sc in the next 6 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last 3 Sc (36)

Round 6: Sc in the 1st 4 Sc, (3 Sc in the next Sc, Sc in the next 8 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last 4 Sc (44)

Round 7: Back Post Single Crochet in each Sc around (44)

Rounds 8-16: Sc in each Sc around (44)

Round 17: Back Post Single Crochet in each Sc around (44)

Round 18: Sc in the 1st 4 Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in the next 8 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last 4 Sc (36)

Round 19: Sc in the 1st 3 Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in the next 6 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last 3 Sc (28)

Turn the head so the seam is in the back. Insert 12mm eyes into the space between Rounds 12 and 13 about 6 Sc apart.

Round 20: Sc in the 1st 2 Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in the next 4 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last 2 Sc (20)

Stuff head firmly without distorting the shape of the head.

Round 21: Sc in the 1st Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in the next 2 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last Sc (12)

Round 22: (3ScDec) four times (4)

Finish off and leave a length of yarn about 10” long to sew the head onto the body

Body

*Join with Sl St and Ch 1 unless otherwise noted.

Round 1: Magic Circle 4 (4)

Round 2: 3 Sc in each Sc around (12)

Round 3: Sc in 1st Sc, (3Sc in next Sc, Sc in next 2 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last Sc (20)

Round 4: Sc in the 1st 2 Sc, (3 Sc in the next Sc, Sc in the next 4 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last 2 Sc (28)

Round 5: Sc in the 1st 3 Sc, (3 Sc in the next Sc, Sc in the next 6 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last 3 Sc (36)

Round 6: Sc in the 1st 4 Sc, (3 Sc in the next Sc, Sc in the next 8 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last 4 Sc (44)

Round 7: Sc in the 1st 5 Sc, (3 Sc in the next Sc, Sc in the next 10 Sc) three times, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in last 5 Sc (52)

Round 8: Back Post Single Crochet in each Sc around (52)

Round 9: Sc in each Sc around (52)

Rounds 10-20: Sc in each Sc around (52) (11 rounds)

Round 21: Back Post Single Crochet in each Sc around (52)

Round 22: Sc in the 1st 5 Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in the next 10 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last 5 Sc (44)

Round 23: Sc in the 1st 4 Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in the next 8 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last 4 Sc (36)

Round 24: Sc in the 1st 3 Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in the next 6 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last 3 Sc (28)

Round 25: Sc in the 1st 2 Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in the next 4 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last 2 Sc (20)

Stuff body firmly without distorting the shape of the body.

Round 26: Sc in the 1st Sc, (3ScDec, Sc in the next 2 Sc) three times, 3ScDec, Sc in last Sc (12)

Round 27: (3ScDec) four times (4)

Finish off and weave in all ends.

Assembly

Using the length of yarn left on the head and your tapestry needle, sew the head to the body, making sure that the seam on the body is facing the back. Sew the arms to the top lip of the body on each side, centered on the sides. Sew the legs to the middle of the bottom of the body, one on each side of the center. Finish off and weave in all ends.

Using black yarn, embroider eyelashes next to the safety eyes and create a small “v” a couple rows down and centered between the eyes to make a small mouth. Use the Watermelon yarn and make 2 small lines under each set of eyelashes to create blushing little cheeks.

Accessories

Heart

To make the Robot’s heart, start with a Magic Circle and ch 2, 2 Dc, 3 Sc, ch, Dc, ch, 3 Sc, 2 Dc, ch 2, Sl st through center. Tighten circle and finish off, leaving a length of yarn to sew the Heart to the body of the Robot.

Bow

To make the Robot’s bow, start with a Magic Circle and ch 5. Make 6 Tc, ch 5, Sl st into center, ch 5, make 6 Tc, ch 5 and Sl st into center. Pull Magic Circle tight and leave a 12” length of yarn. Wrap the length of yarn tightly around the center of the bow several times and shape it. Once the bow is the desired size and shape, Finish Off and sew the bow to the head of the Robot.

Now send your adorable little Love Machine to your Valentine!

Get crafty and have an awesome day!

Jessica from 3rd House

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Mustache Crochet Pattern – Valentine’s Day Pattern

Valentine’s Day! It’s fast approaching and I have to admit, I’m not super prepared for Valentine’s Day this year. My mom used to give us little mailboxes with our favorite candies and stickers inside before school on the big day. It was a really sweet (pun not-intended) way to show that she cared.

Pink and white and hearts are easy themes for girls on Valentines Day. But what about the fellas? Guys aren’t exactly excited to receive a bouquet of flowers or a giant teddy bear. Maybe something more classy, like a beard kit or a bouquet of beers or meat. *Insert Tim Allen manly grunt here*

I have a little something that’s a pretty fun and funny gift that your special guy would like, and it’s pretty quick to make. And when it’s finished, you MUSTACHE him to be your Valentine!

Mustache Crochet Pattern – Valentine’s Day Pattern

You can get a printer-friendly version of this pattern here.

Supplies:

Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in Taupe

4.5mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Polyester stuffing/Polyfil

Stuffing stick/chopstick/pencil

Skill level:

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

Dc: double crochet

Tc: triple crochet

2sc or Inc: Two Sc in the same Sc, Increase

Dec: decrease or sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease)

Notes before Starting:

*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.

*This project is worked in rows to produce two panels that will be crocheted together to create the unique 2D look of a crochet ragdoll pillow.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.

*I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails to make less work of weaving in ends when finishing off your work. You can find tutorials online or follow the instructions provided.

Mustache (make 2)

Row 1: Chain 22, Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 7 ch, Sl st in next 4 ch, Dc in next 8 ch. Ch 4 (20)

Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in remaining 2 chains. Sc in next 8 Dc, Sc in next 4 Sl st, Sc in next 8 Dc, ch 4 (23)

Row 3: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 2 ch. Sc in next 23 Sc, ch 3 (26)

Row 4: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 26 Sc, ch 3. (27)

Row 5: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 28 Sc, ch 3 (30)

Row 6: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 30 Sc, ch 3 (32)

Row 7: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 32 Sc, ch 2 (34)

Row 8: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 34 Sc, ch 2 (35)

Row 9: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 35 Sc, ch 4 (36)

Row 10: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 2 ch, Sc in next 36, ch 4 (39)

Row 11: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 2 ch, Sc in next 39 Sc, ch 9 (42)

Row 12: Tc in 4th ch from hook, Tc in next ch, Dc in next ch, Sc in remaining 3 ch, Sc in next 42 Sc, ch 9 (48)

Row 13: Tc in 4th ch from hook, Tc in next ch, Dc in next ch, Sc in remaining 3 ch, Sc in next 45 Sc, Sc in next Dc, Sc in next 2 Tc, ch 1, turn (54)

Row 14: Sc into each Sc, Dc and Tc across, ch 1, turn (54)

Row 15: Sc into each Sc across, ch 1, turn (54)

Row 16: Turn, Dec, Sc into next 50 Sc, dec, ch 1, turn (52)

Row 17: Sc into next 52 Sc, ch 1, turn (52)

Row 18: Sc into next 52 Sc, ch 1, turn (52)

From here the bottom of your mustache will turn into two different parts. The rest of these rows will be marked “a” and the other side of the mustache will be marked “b”.

Row 19a: Sc into next 24, ch 1, turn (24)

Row 20a: Dec, Sc into next 20 Sc, dec, ch 1, turn (22)

Row 21a: Dec, Sc into next 18 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 22a: Dec, Sc into next 16 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 23a: Dec, Sc into next 14 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 24a: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 8 Sc, Dec,  Dec, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 25a: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 4 Sc, Dec,  Dec (8)

Finish off and weave in end, being careful not to distort the edge of the mustache.

 

Continue with Side “a” of the mustache pointing to your left and the top of the mustache closest to you. Starting from the outside edge of Row 19a, insert your hook into the last Sc on the end.

Row 19b: Join yarn to your hook, Ch 1, Sc in same Sc, Sc in next 23 Sc, ch 1, turn (24)

There should be 4 spaces between the inside edges of Rows 19a and 19b.

Row 20b: Dec, Sc into next 20 Sc, dec, ch 1, turn (22)

Row 21b: Dec, Sc into next 18 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 22b: Dec, Sc into next 16 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 23b: Dec, Sc into next 14 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 24b: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 8 Sc, Dec,  Dec, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 25b: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 4 Sc, Dec,  Dec (8) Ch 1, turn and continue Sc around the outside of your Panel. When you reach the points of the mustache, (ch 1, Sc) 3 times to get around the 2 Tc and keep the definition of the mustache curls. On the top of the mustache, ch and Sc around the top corners to keep the definition there as well. This will be important for later. Sl st into beginning Sc.

For Panel 1:

Finish off and weave in end all ends, being careful not to distort the edge of the mustache.

For Panel 2:

Do Not Cut your end! Pull up a big loop and set your hook and scissors aside.

Assembly:
Line up your two mustache panels, with Panel 2 on top of Panel 1. Make sure that your edges and corners align. Now take up both panels and chain 1, insert your hook through both panels in the same space and begin single crocheting around the outside of your mustache.

Stop crocheting the panels together when you reach the middle of the mustache on the bottom. You should be able to fit most of your hand through this space. The smaller you can make this space the better. Pull up a loop and begin stuffing the mustache, using a stuffing stick, chopstick, pencil or crochet hook to help you get into the small corners. It’s important to stuff the small spots as firmly as possible to make the curls and the top of the mustache stand out. Once you’ve finished stuffing the mustache, finish crocheting around the outside. Slip stitch into your starting Sc and Finish Off, weaving in all ends.

 

Now you “Mustache” your Valentine to be yours.

Get crafty and have an awesome day!
Jessica from 3rd House

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