Learn to make this adorable crochet baby blanket in the cute Puppy Love Stitch! This pretty stitch resembles adorable little hearts. The look is easy to achieve and is done in simple rows. Get the free crochet pattern for this cute heart crochet baby blanket! The post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
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With Valentine’s Day coming up, I have been brainstorming crochet ideas that incorporate pink, red and hearts. Unfortunately I am not too inspired, since I don’t usually go all-out for V-day. In fact, I don’t usually decorate at all. I am pretty lazy when it comes to decorating my home. Christmas decor comes out of course, but other than that, I am pretty lame. How can I spend my time rearranging my mantle when my yarn and hook look so lonely? But the idea for this cute Ombre Heart Stitch Pillow came to me and I knew I had to give it a try. One of the best parts about this pillow is that I made it into a pillow cover, instead of permanently sewn around the pillow form (like this one I made a few months ago). That way, you can display your lovely heart pillow during February, and when you are ready for a change, you can switch the cover out for something new (possibly bright and spring-y?).
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We don’t have a large celebrations of Valentine’s Day in our house. The Boy isn’t in school yet, so there’s no need to spend weeks planning Pinterest-perfect Valentines for his classmates, but I do think the sentiment is nice, and there’s nothing wrong with reflecting and thinking about ways we can better show our love to our family. So in that way, I am not a total Valentine’s Day Grinch. But even if you are, this Puppy Love Heart Slouchy is a super cute and comfy slouchy that can be worn all winter long. Plus there is Toddler version too!
Puppy Love Heart Slouchy – (For teens and women)
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What you need:
- 5 Colors of Medium Weight Yarn (Red hat: Knit Picks Brava in Dove Heather, Red, Rouge, Cotton Candy, Blush) (Blue Hat: Knit Picks Brava in Dove Heather, Marina, Cornflower, Mint, White)
- I Hook
- Yarn Needle
Abbreviations: (American Terms)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
St – Stitch
Sl st – Slip Stitch
BLO – Back Loops Only
Gauge: 14 dc = 4″
3-dc cluster: Yarn over, insert hook. Yarn over, pull through st (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through first 2 loops (2 loops remaining on hook). Yarn over, insert in same st. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over, pull through first 2 loops (3 loops remaining on hook). Yarn over, insert into same st. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over and pull through first 2 loops. Yarn over, pull through all 4 remaining loops. If it’s easier to understand, it’s a basically a dc3tog worked all in the same st.
Watch a video tutorial here:
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each st. Turn. (6 sts)
2. Ch 2. Hdc in same st. Hdc 4 in BLO. Hdc in last st, going through both loops. Turn. (6 sts).
Don’t tie off after last row.
Repeat row two until your band reaches about 18″ – 19″ for adult. You will get this measurement by gently stretching your band and measuring the length, not the pre-stretch length. You want the hat to be snug and due to differences in yarn stretchiness, I am not providing a row count. Instead, use your measuring tape. Don’t break yarn.
1. Fold the band in half, and using the loop from the last hdc, pull it through and sl st down the side, forming a band. Don’t tie off.
Turn the band, so the seam is on the inside. Beginning where you left off sewing the band: Ch 1. Sc in same sp.
From here, you will sc around the band. Work approx. 3 sts for every 2 hdc rows, until you have 72 total stitches. Join with a sl st with the first st, using 2nd color.
2. Ch 1. Dc 4 in same st. Ch 1. Sk 5 sts. *Dc 4 in next st. Ch 1. Sk 5 sts* work 11 times. Join with a sl st with the first st using Dove Heather. (60 sts)
3. Ch 2. Sc in middle of shell (not in a st, in the space between the stitches). Ch 2. Work a 3-dc cluster in the 3rd st of the 5 skipped sts from the previous round. *Ch 2. Sc in middle sp of shell. Ch 2. Work a 3-dc cluster in 3rd sk st from previous round* repeat all around the hat. Join with a sl st with first chain. (72 sts)
4. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc in each st around. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
Join 3rd color.
5. – 13. Repeat rows 2 – 4 respectively, changing colors when you make the hearts row.
14. Ch 2. Dc in same st. *Dc2tog, dc in next st* work 23 times. Work a dc2tog with last 2 sts. (48 sts)
15. Ch 2. Dc in each st around. (48 sts)
16. Ch 2. Dc2tog all around. (24 sts) Tie off.
To close the hat, turn it inside out. Put a length of yarn on your needle and sew in and out each stitch across the top. Pull it tight, cinching the top closed. Tie a very sturdy knot and clip end.
Finish with a pom pom on top (get the tutorial here).
I was given an amazing sugar cookie recipe from a family friend, so I think The Boy and I will make and decorate a delicious batch of heart-shaped cookies on Valentine’s Day and deliver them around the neighborhood (one of his favorite things to do).
Don’t miss the Toddler Version!
What do you do on Valentine’s Day?
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I am not really one to decorate for Valentine’s Day, but for some reason I felt very festive this year. I think it might be because this is the first year being homeowners and I have a mantel to fill with pink and red (It has been pretty bare since I took down all the Christmas stuff). Since I literally had nothing to put on it, these easy Valentine’s Day Lovers’ Initials worked out great.