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Hidden Hearts Throw UK Terms

Free Crochet Pattern



I wanted to make something for my son, who doesn't like overtly showy signs of affection. Not only is he a teen he's also on the spectrum and dislikes emotions that he doesn't understand. So I've made a few items for him where there are hidden hearts woven into the mix.


Within the fun texture of this throw you will find some hearts appearing as you block it. I'd love to see it in some pinks and reds or coral oranges for a bright pop.


Size

The throw measures 140 cm/ 55” long and 120 cm/ 47” wide.



What You Will Need

  • Crochet Hook 4 mm (G/6) 3) or sizes required to obtain gauge.

  • Tapestry needle

  • Stitch markers

Yarn

Stylecraft Life (DK; 100g/ 298m; 75% Premium Acrylic, 20% Wool) in the following colours and quantities:

  • 3 skeins in French Blue 2447 (A)

  • 3 skeins in Ivy 2421 (B)

  • 2 skeins in Fern 2311 (C)

  • 2 skeins in Zing 2356 (D)


Gauge

21 sts x 9 rows = 10 cm/ 4” in pattern. Not including border sts.


Abbreviations

ch chain

dc double crochet

tr treble crochet

st(s) stitch(es)


FPtr Front Post Treble Crochet: Yo, insert hook from front to back to front again around the post of designated stitch, yo, draw yarn through, [yo draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] twice.


BPtr Back Post Treble Crochet: Yo, insert hook from back to front to back again around the post of designated stitch, yo, draw yarn through, [yo draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] twice.


Pattern Notes

This pattern uses UK terms.


Click here for the US term version of this pattern.


Make sure you have the right number of stitches to begin with. Place stitch markers every 20 chains to facilitate counting.


Instructions

Using A, ch 265. Turn.



Row 1: Dc in 2nd chain from hook, 3 ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch (3 ch, skip next 3 ch, tr in each of next 2 ch, 3 ch, skip next 3 ch, dc in next ch, 7 ch, skip next 6 ch, dc in next ch) across to within last 4 ch, 3 ch, skip next 3 ch, tr in last ch. Turn. – 263 sts


Row 2: 6 Ch (counts as tr, 3 ch), skip next ch-3 loop, [10 tr in next 7 ch loop, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, FPtr around the post of each of the next 2 tr, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop] across to within last ch-3 loop, 4 tr in next ch-3 loop, tr in dc. Turn.


Row 3: 6 Ch (counts as tr, 3 ch), skip first tr, (BPtr around the post of the next tr, 3 ch, skip next tr) twice, skip next ch-3 loop, [2 BPtr around the post of each of the next two tr, ch3, skip next ch-3 loop, (BPtr around the post of the next tr, 3 ch, skip next tr) 5 times, skip next ch-3 loop] across to turning ch, 2 tr in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.


Row 4: 3 Ch (counts as tr), 2 FPtr around the post of next tr, [3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, (dc, 3 ch) in each of next 4 ch-3 loops, skip next ch-3 loop, 2 FPtr around post of next tr, FPtr around post of each of next 2 tr, 2FPtr around post of next tr] across to within last 3 ch-3 loops, ch 3. skip next ch-3 loop, dc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3, dc in next ch-3 loop, 1 ch, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.


Row 5: 1 Ch, dc in first tr, 3 ch, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 3, skip next ch-3 loop, [2 BPtr around the post of the next tr, BPtr around the post of the next 4 tr, 2 BPtr around the post of the next tr, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, (dc, 3 ch) in each of next 3 ch-3 loops, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop] across to within last 3sts, 2 BPtr around the post of the next tr, BPtr around the post of the next tr, tr in 3rd ch or turning chain. Turn.


Row 6: 3 Ch (counts as tr), FPtr around the post of each of the next 2 tr, 2FPtr around the post of next tr, [3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, (dc, 3 ch) in each of next 2 ch-3 loops, skip next ch-3 loop, 2 FPtr around the post of next tr, FPtr around the post of each of the next 6 tr, 2 FPtr around the post of next tr] across to within last 2 ch-3 loops, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, dc in next ch-3 loop, ch1 , 1tr in last dc. Turn.


Row 7: 1 Ch, dc in first tr, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, [2 BPtr around the post of the next tr, BPtr around the post of the next 8 tr, 2 BPtr around the post of the next tr, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, 1 dc in next ch-3 loop, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop] across to within last 5sts, 2 BPtr around the post of next tr, BPtr around the post of each of the next 3 tr, 1tr in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.


Row 8: 3 Ch (counts as tr), FPtr around the post of each of the next 4 tr, 2 FPtr around the post of next tr, [2 ch, skip next 2 ch-3 loops, 2 FPtr around the post of next tr, FPtr around the post of each of the next 10 tr, 2 FPtr around the post of next tr] across to within last 3-ch loop, skip next ch3 loop, 1 tr in last dc. Turn.


Row 9: 3 Ch (counts as tr), [BPtr around the post of the next 14 tr, 2 ch, skip next 2-ch space] across to last 7 sts, BPtr around the post of each of next 6 tr, 1tr in 3rd ch or turning ch. Turn.


Row 10: 1 Ch, 1 dc in first tr, 3 ch, skip next 2 tr, dc in next tc, [3 ch, 2 tr in next ch-2 space, 3 ch, skip next 3 tr, 1 dc in next tr, 7 ch, skip next 6 tr, 1 dc in next tr] across to within last 4 sts, 3 ch, skip next 3 tr, 1 tr in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.


Row 11: 6 Ch (counts as tr, 3 ch), skip next ch-3 loop, [10 tr in next 7 ch loop, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, BPtr around the post of each of the next 2 tr, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop] across to within last ch-3 loop, 4 tr in next ch-3 loop, tr in dc. Turn.


Row 12: 6 Ch (counts as tr, 3 ch), skip first tr, (FPtr around the post of the next tr, 3 ch, skip next tr) twice, skip next ch-3 loop, [2 FPtr around the post of each of the next two tr, ch3, skip next ch-3 loop, (FPtr around the post of the next tr, 3 ch, skip next tr) 5 times, skip next ch-3 loop] across to turning ch, 2 tr in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.


Row 13: 3 Ch (counts as tr), 2 BPtr around the post of next tr, [3 ch, skip next 3, ch loop, (dc, 3 ch) in each of next 4 ch-3 loops, skip next ch-3 loop, 2 BPtr around post of next tr, BPtr around post of each of next 2 tr, 2BPtr around post of next tr] across to within last 3 ch-3 loops, ch 3 skip next ch-3 loop, 1 dc in next ch-3 loop, 1 ch, 1tr in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.


Row 14: 1 Ch, dc in first tr, 3 ch, skip next ch sp, dc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 3, skip next ch-3 loop, [2 FPtr around the post of the next tr, FPtr around the post of the next 4 tr, 2 FPtr around the post of the next tr, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, (dc, 3 ch) in each of next 3 ch-3 loops, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop] across to within last 3sts, 2 FPtr around the post of the next tr, FPtr around the post of the next tr, 1 tr in 3rd ch or turning chain. Turn.


Row 15: 3 Ch (counts as tr), BPtr around the post of each of the nest 2 tr, 2BPtr around the post of next tr, [3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, (dc, 3 ch) in each of next 2 ch-3 loops, skip next ch-3 loop, 2 BPtr around the post of next tr, BPtr around the post of each of the next 6 tr, 2 BPtr around the post of next tr] across to within last 2 ch-3 loops, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, 1dc in next ch-3 loop, ch, 1tr in last dc. Turn.


Row 16: 1 Ch, dc in first tr, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, [2 FPtr around the post of the next tr, FPtr around the post of the next 8 tr, 2 FPtr around the post of the next tr, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop, dc, in next ch-3 loop, 3 ch, skip next ch-3 loop] across to within last 5sts, 2 FPtr around the post of next tr, FPtr around the post of each of the next 3 tr, 1tr in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.


Row 17: 3 Ch (counts as tr), BPtr around the post of each of the next 4 tr, 2 BPtr around the post of next tr, [2 ch, skip next 2 ch-3 loops, 2 BPtr around the post of next tr, BPtr around the post of each of the next 10 tr, 2 BPtr around the post of next tr] across to within last 3-ch loop, skip next ch-3 loop, 1 tr in last dc. Turn.


Row 18: 3 Ch (counts as tr), [FPtr around the post of the next 14 tr, 2 ch, skip next 2-ch space] across to last 7 sts, FPtr around the post of each of next 6 tr, 1 tr in 3rd ch or turning ch. Turn.


Row 19: 1 Ch, 1 dc in first tr, 3 ch, skip next 2 tr, 1 dc in next tc, [3 ch, 2 tr in next ch-2 space, 3 ch, skip next 3 tr, 1 dc in next tr, 7 ch, skip next 6 tr, 1 dc in next tr] across to within last 4 sts, 3 ch, skip next 3 tr,1 tr in 3rd ch or turning ch. Turn.




Repeat Rows 2 – 19 for the pattern, changing colours at the beginning of rows as below. This will create 5 rows of the main pattern in each colour block:


Row 29: change to B

Row 56: change to C

Row 83: change to D

Row 110: Complete the row and prepare to begin working in rounds for the borders.


Fasten off and break yarn.




Border

Beginning in a corner.