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Hidden Hearts Throw US 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

sc single crochet

dc double crochet

st(s) stitch(es)


FPdc Front Post Double 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.


BPdc Back Post Double 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 US terms, if you're looking for UK terms it's here.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Rnd 1: (3 sc, 2 ch, 3 sc) in the corner stitch, 124 sc up the side, (3 sc, 2 ch, 3 sc) in the corner, 264 sc stitch across the top, (3 sc, 2 ch, 3 sc) in the corner stitch, 124 sc down the side, (3 sc, 2 ch, 3 sc) in the corner, 264 sc stitch across the bottom, join to first st with sl st.


Rnd 2: 1 ch, 4 sc, (1 sc, 7 ch, 1 sc) into next stitch, *7 sc, (1 sc, 7 ch, 1 sc) into next stitch; rep from * around until the last 4sc, 4sc, join to the first st with sl st.


Rnd 3: Change to B, 3 ch (as dc), skip 1st sc,*1 sc, 9 sc into the next arch, skip 3 sc, 1sc, 1dc; repeat from * to end of the round, join to first st with sl st.


Rnd 4: 1ch, 1sc into first dc, *4ch, skip 5 sc, (1sc, ch, 1sc) into next st, 4ch, skip sc, 1sc into next dc; repeat from * to end of the round, placing a sc into top of the ch1.


Rnd 5: Change to A,1 ch, 1sc , 3sc into next 4ch space, 1 sc into next ch space, *3sc into next 4ch space, 1 sc into next dc; repeat from * to end of the round.


Finishing

Weave in ends and block firmly.




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