Crochet these Scandinavian type hearts with a basket weave detail for Christmas ornaments!
We used to make hearts like this out of paper as children. Those were tiny heart-shaped baskets. Some time ago I decided to crochet similar hearts and now use them as Christmas tree ornaments.
Pattern for crocheted basket weave hearts
What you need
- Small amounts of yarn in two contrasting colours
- Hook to go with the yarn
- Large safety pin
- Needle to finish off yarn ends
Using US crochet terms.
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
tr-tr – Triple treble, 4 yarn-overs
st, sts – stitch, stitches
sl st – slip stitch
First half of the heart
Make a magic ring. (See magic loop tutorial if not sure how!)
Row 1. Ch 3, 7 dc into the magic ring. Tighten magic ring but leave room for hook to fit into it.
Row 2. Ch 7, tr-tr inserting the hook in the space created by the last of 7 dc’s, ch1, tr-tr in magic ring, ch 1, tr-tr inserting hook in the space created by beginning ch-3, ch 1, tr-tr in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
Second half of the heart
Make a magic ring in different colour yarn than the first half.
Row 1. Ch 3, 7 dc into the magic ring.Tighten magic ring but leave room for hook to fit into it.
Row 2. Ch 7, sl st in the 2nd st from hook and in each of the next 5 sts. Sl st in the in space created by the last of 7 dcs, ch 7, sl st in the 2nd st from hook and in each of the next 5 sts of ch. Sl st in the magic ring, ch 7, sl st in the 2nd st from hook and in each of the next 5 sts. Sl st in the space created by beginning ch-3, ch 7, sl st in the 2nd st from hook and in each of the next 5 sts. Sl st in 3rd st of beginning ch-3, ch 7. Stretch the last stitch and don’t finish it off but cut the yarn, leaving a tail of about 20 cm (8in) for later. Weave in the magic loop yarn end.
Hold the two halves with right sides up and the semi-circles of dc’s upwards, the half with the chain and sl st strips in your right hand.
Pass the top strip over and under of the chains in the other half. Attach the safety pin first to the semi-circle and then the strip you passed through so it doesn’t escape.
Pass each of the strips like in basket weaving, alternating going over and under. Add each one to the safety pin. With the last one, also pull the yarn end through.
After passing all the strips though and adding them to the safety pin, return the stretched stitch on the hook and adjust it to a normal size. Take the first strip off the safety pin, inser hook in the end of it, sl st. Continue with each strip, one at a time, taking it off the safety pin, inserting hook, securing with sl st. After all have been attached, remove safety pin. Fasten off yarn.