How To Crochet a Valentine’s ‘Insta-Like’
Designed by the great @nowaycrochet this project would make an amazing Valentines gift for everyone.
This pattern in written in US terms
Ch – Chain
Sc = Single crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Dc = Double crochet
Slst = Slip stitch
Using Red and 3mm hook ch21
Row 1 – Sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc to end of row.
Row 2 – 11 – sc along to end of row
Row 12 – sc along to last stitch, ch1
Row 13 – without turning, 2sc into the same space as your ch1. This will be your corner for the border.
Sc along side, 3sc into corner space
Sc along 6
Trc, ch1, Trc (into same space)
Sc along to end of row,
3 sc in corner space.
Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
Using White and 3mm hook make a magic circle, leaving a 10cm tail
Ch3, into magic circle,
3trc, 3dc, Trc, ch1, trc, 3dc, 3trc, ch3
Slst into magic circle
Pull tight and fasten off, leaving a 10cm tail.
Using white and 3mm hook ch12, leaving a 10cm tail
Sc 4 stitches along
2sc, 2 sc, 2sc
Sc to end of row
Slst into last ch space
Fasten off leaving 10cm tail
Take your Heart and ‘U’ and fasten onto the main body using the long tails. You can secure further by sewing directly on with a needle and thread.
To mount your Insta-like into the frame you will need to add a felt backing. Trace round your design onto your felt with chalk, and cut out neatly.
Cover the back of your design with the felt and sew through the back loops, fastening off tightly.
Position your design in your frame and stick with hobby glue. Write a personal message underneath or keep it simple with just your Insta- like!
Alternatively, you can stick your design on the front of a valentines card for a more personal touch.
Happy Valentines Day!