Happy Friday friends! I don’t how, but I have gotten into a routine of publishing new patterns on Friday. It’s a fun way to start the weekend for sure :) I really hope you like this one! This crochet 8-bit heart slouchy is quite a simple idea, but it turned out so cute. It’s worked all in dc’s, so it’s a quick project, but isn’t that 8-bit heart adorable? It worked out so wel,l I might be making more graphs and turning them into hats soon.
CROCHET 8-BIT HEART SLOUCHY
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Gauge: 14 dc = 4″
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 5. Turn. (6 sts)
2. – 46. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 4 in BLO. Hdc in last st, going through both loops. Turn. (6 sts)
Your piece should be about 15″ long (unstretched)
This measurement is only accurate if you haven’t stretched it around your head yet. It should be stretchy enough to stretch several inches.
Fold long piece in half and sl st up the side, making a band. Turn so the seam is on the inside and your loop is at the top.
Note: the patterns is worked using a tapestry crochet technique. To make sure your color changes are neat, you need to finished the last stitch with the next color. Since this is worked all in dc stitches, you will work a dc until you have the last 2 loops on your hook. Drop your yarn, yarn over a loop on your hook using the next color you plan on using, pull it through both loops. The dc will look like a finished dc with a different color loop to start the next stitch.
Be sure to carry your main color (gray) through the whole hat. You can drop the other colors. Keep the gray slightly tight, so it doesn’t show through.
1. Ch 1. Sc 72 all around the top of the band. Work about 3 sts over a 2 hdc row space.
2. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 34. (finish the last dc with black). Dc 2 (finished second black dc with gray). Dc 35. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
Now you have the starting point for your heart. To work the rest of the pattern, work a dc in each stitch around, using the graph as a pattern for your color changes.
2 dc will equal one square on the graph.
I found it was easies to have two back bobbins, to go up the sides without carrying the yarn back and forth. For the red, I only used one bobbin. However, when I stretched it over from the left to the right for the next row, I worked it inside the stitch (the same way you would carry the yarn), so there weren’t many strings loose in the back.
The last row of hearts will be row 13. (remember to count the first row of sc)
14. Ch 2. Dc in each st around. Join with sl st (72 sts)
15. Ch 2. Dc in same st. *Dc2tog. Dc in next st.* 23 times. Dc2tog. Join with sl st. (48 sts)
16. Ch 2. Dc2tog all around. (24 sts)
17. Ch 2. Dc2tog all around. (12 sts)
Close the hat by threading a length of yarn on your darning needle. Turn your hat inside-out. Sewing a running stitching in and out through the remains stitches. Pull both ends and cinch the hole tight. Tie a firm and sturdy knot.
You can leave it without a pom pom or add one. I got your opinions on Instagram about it, it was mostly yay to the pom-pom, but a few of you liked it without, so I though I would included a photo of it both ways.
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