Heart Squares Dishcloth or Afghan Pattern

Heart Squares Dishcloth or Afghan Pattern

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Crochet Heart Squares & Afghan Pattern

Crochet Heart Squares & Afghan Pattern

Heart Squares

This free pattern by Yarnspirations is called the Heart Dishcloth / Afghan. The concept is pretty versatile. Do one square for a dishcloth or do many squares and attach them together to make an afghan.

The Get Pattern button above is a link to the original pattern by Yarnspirations. For myself, I did a few tweaks to the pattern.

My Pattern – Tweaked from Original

Please note that my changes to the pattern do not make this my own design. The original designer at Yarnspiration did the work for geometry and more. My tweaking is considered and adaptation to the pattern. With being sponsored by Yarnspirations, I am to tweak with their patterns without breaking copyright laws.

I tweaked the pattern after round 6 in the original pattern. For myself, I couldn’t get the pattern to have the heart stay balanced in the middle. My heart kept tipping to the right with both my middle top and bottom being one ch-3 space out. In the video tutorial, I explain this and what you are looking for more carefully. It will make sense once you see it in the tutorial.

I have added an additional round to bring my heart back into balance so it’s straight and centered.

Instructions

Motif

With Color 1, ch 4. Join with sl st to form a ring.

  1. Ch 2 (does not count as st). 13 hdc in ring. Join with sl st to first hdc.
  2. Ch 4 (counts as tr). 1 tr in same sp as last sl st. 2 tr in next hdc. 2 dc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Ch 2. 1 tr in next hdc. Ch 2. 2 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 dc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 tr in next hdc. 1 tr in next hdc. Ch 4. Sl st in same hdc as last tr.
  3. Sl st in first ch-4 sp. Ch 1. 4 sc in same ch-4 sp. 1 sc in each of next 11 sts. 2 sc in next ch-2 sp. 3 sc in next tr. 2 sc in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 11 sts. 4 sc in last ch-4 sp. Join with sl st in first sc.
  4. Sl st in each of next 2 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in each of next 6 sc. 1 sc in each of next 17 sc. 2 sc in each of next 6 sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Fasten off.
  5. Join Color 2 with sl st to first sc of last rnd. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. (Ch 3. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 22 times. Ch 3. 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1. Join with 1 hdc in first sc.
  6. Ch 1. 1 sc around last hdc. *Ch 3. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * around. Ch 1. Join with 1 hdc in first sc.
  7. Tweak, Round Has Been Added – Repeat Step 6. Fasten off.
  8. Tweak, Slip Stitch to middle Ch-3 Space, See Diagram Below – Slip Stitch to middle ch – 3. Ch 1. 2 sc around last hdc. 3 hdc in next ch-3 sp. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. (2 tr. Ch 2. 2 tr) in next ch-3 sp. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. 3 hdc in next ch-3 sp. 3 sc in next ch-3 sp. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. 3 tr in next ch-3 sp. (2 tr. Ch 2. 2 tr) in next ch-3 sp. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. (3 sc in each next ch-3 sp) 3 times. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. (2 tr. Ch 2. 2 tr) in next ch-3 sp. 3 tr in next ch-3 sp. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. 3 sc in next ch-3 sp. 3 hdc in next ch-3 sp. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. (2 tr. Ch 2. 2 tr) in next ch-3 sp. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. 3 hdc  in next ch-3 sp. 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to first sc.
  9. Tweak, Start in Ch-2 Corner Space – Fasten on to ch-2 corner. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) *1 dc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 dc in each st to end of rnd. Fasten Off.
  10. Tweak – Repeat Step 9
  11. Tweak – Repeat Step 9
  12. Tweak, Start in Ch-2 Corner Space – Fasten onto ch-2 corner. Ch 1. (sc, ch 2, sc) corner made *1 sc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp. (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 sc in each st to end of rnd. Slip stitch to beginning sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Follow the instructions on the original pattern for edging and blanket assembly. Those remain the same.

Crochet Diagram

Showing Round 7 of Original Pattern. For my tweaked pattern, this is Round 8.

Heart Square Crochet Diagram

Heart Square Crochet Diagram. Showing Round 7 of Original Pattern and for my Tweaked Version, this is Round 8. Click onto this to be able to down, save or print.

Video Tutorial

Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.