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Valentine Heart Coaster
Valentine Heart Coaster

Materials: DMC Cebelia Size 10 Small Amount of Red
Crochet Hook Size 6
Starch
Tapestry Needle

Finished Size Approximately 4" Diameter

Bottom of Heart:
Starting at point, ch 4.
Row 1: Work 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Work 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 3 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Work 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in top of
turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4-7: Work 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next  dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each dc across center section, dc in ch-1 sp,
dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. On row 7, there will be 21 dc in center section.

Row 8: Sk first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 21 dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in top of turning ch.
Ch 3, turn.

Row 9: Sk first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 9 dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of next
8 dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in top of turning ch. Do not ch 3, turn.

First Half of Top Shaping:
Row 10: Sl st in 2nd dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 1.  Work a joined dc as
follows: holding back on hook the last lp of each st, work a dc in next dc and in ch-1 sp, yo hook and draw through all lps on
hook. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, dc in ch-1 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc) 3 times, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc. Turn.

Row 12: Sl  st in 2nd dc, ch 3 (dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp) 3 times, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, sl st in top of turning ch, sl st
in side of same turning ch, sl st in top of 2 joined dc on row 10, ch 3, sl st in center dc of row 9.

Second Half of Top Shaping:
Row 10: Ch 3, work a 2-joined dc in ch-1 sp and next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in ch-1 sp,
dc in each of next 2 dc. Turn.

Row 11: Sl st in 2nd dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in 2-joined
dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 12: Sk first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in next dc. Do not break off.

Border:
Work along side of heart as follows:
Rnd 1: (Ch 5, sc in top corner of row) 11 times, ch 5, 2 dc in point of heart, (ch 5, sc in top corner of row) 12 times, (ch 5, sk 2
dc, sc in next st) 3 times, ch 5, sc in top corner of row 11, ch 2, dc in top of row 10, dc in top of row 10 on other section, ch 2,
sc in top of row 11, ch 5, sc in top corner of row 12, (ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times. Break off.