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Victorian Heart Wreath
Victorian Heart Wreath

Materials: 1 Crochet Cotton Ball of Ecru 400 yds
          Crochet Hook Size 5
          Wine Coloured Ribbon 2 yds of 3/8" wide
          Sewing Needle and Thread
          Fabric Stiffener
          Tapestry Needle
          Assorted Decorations

Finished Size Approximately 7" High and 8" Wide

Heart:
Starting on inside edge of heart, ch 120. Join with sl st in first ch to form a large
circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in each of next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 3 ch, work
(dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch) 16 times, work (dc in each of next 3 ch, 2 dc in
next ch) 5 times, dc in next ch, 2 dc in ext ch, work a shell of (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in
next ch, (this shell is the center of lower edge of heart), work 2 dc in next ch, dc
in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, work (dc in each of next 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch) 5 times,
work (dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch) 15 times, work dc in next ch, hdc in each of
next 3 ch, sc in each of last 2 ch. Join with sl st in first sc (this is the center of
top of heart).

Rnd 2: (beading rnd): Ch 1, sc in same sc, working in back lps of sc's work (ch 5,
sk next 3 sts, sc in next st) around to shell, in ch-3 sp of shell work (sc, ch 5, sc)
then work (ch 5, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st) around to beg of rnd, end ch 5, sk
next 3 sts, join with sl st in first sc.

To Work A Lover's Knot Stitch:
*Lengthen the lp on hook to specified length, yo and draw new lp through st on
hook, insert hook under yarn that was drawn up for new lp and work 1 sc *( one
knot stitch made). For each additional Knot St, rep between *'s.

Rnd 3: Working into ch sts of ch-5 lps of last rnd, work 5 Lovers Knot Sts across
every other ch-5 lp as follows: sl st in first ch st of first ch-5 lp, ch 4 for first dc
and first ch-1, lengthen lp on hook to height of a dc and *(work 1 Lovers Knot St,
dc in next ch of same lp, ch 1) twice, work 1 Lovers Knot St and dc in same ch as
last dc, ch 1, rep between parentheses twice more, sc in next ch-5 lp, then dc in
first ch of next ch-5 lp, ch 1. Rep from * around to within 3 ch-5 lps at lower edge
of heart. Work as before, but work 5 Lovers Knot Sts across each of these next
3 ch-5 lps, then complete rnd to correspond to first side. Join and break off.

Finishing:
Weave in all ends. Starch and shape to dry. Shape ruffle as shown in pic.

Ribbon:
Starting and ending at lower edge of heart and leaving about 2" of extra ribbon at
each end, weave ribbon in and out of spaces on beading rnd. Push ends of ribbon
to wrong side. Cut off excess ribbon, sew ends together. For loop for hanging,
cut a 12" long length of ribbon. Fold in half, make a knot 1" from fold. Following
photo, pin both ends in place on back of heart and sew securely. Decorate as
desired.