Week 6 – Granny’s Heart

With Valentine’s Day coming this Thursday, I thought it was fitting to do a granny heart for our pattern.  This week’s pattern is based on Vicki Brown’s “Heart Granny Square“.  Love is in the air, and also in our block.  So pick out your reds, pinks, and/or purples and get started on our block for week 6.  Here is my completed square:

Week 6 Completed Square

Week 6 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 2 colors (color A and B), so the pattern is written for 2 colors.  If you use less/more colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – treble crochet

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3, 2 dc into loop.  Ch 3 counts as the first dc in each round.  *ch 2, dc 3 into loop* 3 times.  Ch 2 and join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, sl st in next two sts and into ch-2 space.  Ch 3, 4 dc into ch-2 space, ch 1.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into next ch-2 space.  Ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-2 space.  Ch 4, 5 dc in next ch-2 space.  Ch 4 and join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, sc in ch-1 space, dc in next 3 sts.  (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) into next ch-2 space.  Sc in next 3 sts, sc in ch-1 space, sc in next 5 sts.  (2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, 2 hdc) in next ch-4 space.  Skip 2 sts, sl st into middle st, skip 2 sts.  (2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, 2 hdc) in next ch-4 space.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 1.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: With color B, join with a sl st between the 2 treble crochets on the right top of the heart.

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Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the space between the 2 treble crochets.

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Ch 1, 3 dc into space between 2nd dc and 1st hdc.

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Ch 1, 3 tc into space between sl st and the 1st hdc of the next tip of the heart.

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Ch 1, 3 dc into space between 2 double crochets.

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Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the space between the 2 treble crochets.

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Ch 1, 3 sc into space between the 2nd dc and the 1st hdc.

Ch 1, 3 hdc into space between 1st and 2nd single crochets.

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Ch 1, 3 dc into space between 4th and 5th single crochets.

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Ch 1, (3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc) into space between 7th and 8th single crochets.

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Ch 1, 3 dc into space between 10th and 11th single crochets.

Ch 1, 3 sc into ch-2 space at the bottom of the heart.

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Ch 1, 3 dc into space between 3rd and 4th single crochets.

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Ch 1, (3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc) into space between 6th and 7th single crochets.

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Ch 1, 3 dc into space between 9th and 10th single crochets.

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Ch 1, 3 hdc into space between 12th and 13th single crochets.

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Ch 1, 3 sc into space between 1st and 2nd double crochets.  Ch 1, join with sl st to beginning ch 3.

Round 4 Completed

Round 4 Completed

Round 5: Continuing with color B, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1 space).  *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into ch-2 space (the corner).  Ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 into each of the next ch 1 spaces (there should be 4).*  Repeat from * twice more.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc into next 3 ch-1 spaces, cd 1, 2 dc into next ch-2 space.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color B, ch 1.  Work sc into each st and ch-1 space, and 3 sc into each corner st.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 6

Round 6

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

My kitty Dexter, helping with the Crochet Along <3

My kitty Dexter, helping with the Crochet Along ❤

Note:  Your block may not be perfectly square or lay perfectly flat.  As you can see, mine doesn’t either.  But this is ok!  When we place the block in the blanket, it will take on the correct shape and lay better.

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2 thoughts on “Week 6 – Granny’s Heart

  1. Many thanx for the next pattern and love your Kittie at the end, just what my little one does, always wants to be part of the fun. Until the next pattern.   Regards Sandra.

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  2. Pingback: 2013 Crochet Along Week 6

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