March 11, 2009

SmoothFox’s Crochet/Shadow Illusion Large Heart Square - Free Pattern


Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2009 Version 3.0

Picture courtesy of Tammy L. from Glendale

Red Heart Super Saver Medium Worsted 4 ply
Heart Color: Pretty n’ Pink
Background Color: White

Hook Size: H 5.00 MM
Size: 9” x 9”
Skill level: Advanced beginner

Color changes: All color changes are worked during completion of last stitch of a row. For a color change on a half double crochet when 2 loops remain of final stitch. Example: YO, insert hook into current stitch, YO and pull through {2 loops on hook} - using new yarn color, YO and pull through the new color to complete the stitch. For a sc color change, insert hook into current stitch, YO with old color and pull through, YO with new color and pull through both loops on hook.

Special Stitches:
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
BL – Back Loop
FL - Free Loop - Look on the side of crochet piece that is facing away from you. In the immediate row below you crocheted a BL stitch, insert hook in the unused free loop or better known front loop of this stitch and work a sc.

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PLEASE READ BEFORE BEGINNING:

DO NOT FINISH OFF AND CUT THE YARN WHEN TOLD TO CHANGE COLORS. JUST DROP THE OLD YARN COLOR AND BRING IT UP THE SIDE OF THE WORK WHEN TOLD TO JOIN THE NEW COLOR. SEE ABOVE NOTES ON HOW TO CHANGE COLORS.

You can work each square individually and finish off or you can work continually in strips.
For a strip with the same color hearts throughout - After working rows 1 through 34, repeat rows 3 through 34 for each heart illusion section of your afghan.

For a strip alternating the heart colors for each repeat throughout - After working rows 1 through 34, repeat rows 5 through 34 and then rows repeat rows 3 and 4. When the pattern says to use Heart color, switch to your “new” heart color. In my example on page 1, the new heart color was the black that was the background color in the first section of the heart.

I ORIGINALLY CREATED THIS PATTERN USING SC'S WHERE YOU NOW SEE HDC'S WITHIN THIS PATTERN. THE REASON FOR THIS WAS THAT SOME TESTERS OF THE PATTERN SAID THAT THEIR HEART'S DIDN'T STAND OUT ENOUGH. IF YOUR HEARTS STAND OUT TOO MUCH USING HDC'S, PLEASE SUBSTITUTE SC THROUGHOUT THE PATTERN WHERE I REFERENCE HDC'S.

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-smoothfoxs-crochet-shadow-illusion-large-hearts-square

INSTRUCTIONS:

Row 1: Using Heart Color, ch 31. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 29 ch’s. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 2: Using Heart Color – sc in each st across, [change to Background Color in last stitch– SEE INSTRUCTIONS] Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 3: Using Background Color - sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 4: Using Background Color – sc in each st across, [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 5: Using Heart Color – sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 6: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 14 sts, hdc in BL of next 2 sts, sc in next 14 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (2 hdc, 28 sc)

Row 7: Using Background Color - Sc in next 14 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL [see special instructions] of next 2 sts, sc in next 14 sts. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc).

Row 8: Using Background Color - sc in each st across. [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 9: Using Heart Color – sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 10: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 12 sts, hdc in BL of next 6 sts, sc in next 12 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (6 hdc, 24 sc)

Row 11: Using Background Color - Sc in next 12 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 6 sts, sc in next 12 sts. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 12: Using Background Color - sc in each st across. [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 13: Using Heart Color – sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 14: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 10 sts, hdc in BL of next 10 sts, sc in next 10 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (10 hdc, 20 sc)

Row 15: Using Background Color - Sc in next 10 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 10 sts, sc in next 10 sts. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 16: Using Background Color - sc in each st across. [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 17: Using Heart Color – sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 18: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 8 sts, hdc in BL of next 14 sts, sc in next 8 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (14 hdc, 16 sc)

Row 19: Using Background Color - Sc in next 8 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 14 sts, sc in next 8 sts. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 20: Using Background Color - sc in each st across [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 21: Using Heart Color – sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 22: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 6 sts, hdc in BL of next 18 sts, sc in next 6 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (18 hdc, 12 sc)

Row 23: Using Background Color - Sc in next 6 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 18 sts, sc in next 6 sts. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 24: Using Background Color - sc in each st across. [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 25: Using Heart Color – sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 26: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 6 sts, hdc in BL of next 8 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in BL of next 8 sts, sc in next 6 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (16 hdc, 14 sc)

Row 27: Using Background Color - Sc in next 6 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 8 sts, sc in 2 next sts, sc in FL of next 8 sts, sc in next 6 sts. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 28: Using Background Color - sc in each st across [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 29: Using Heart Color – sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 30: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 8 sts, hdc in BL of next 4 sts, sc in next 6 sts, hdc in BL of next 4 sts, sc in next 8 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (8 hdc, 22 sc)

Row 31: Using Background Color - Sc in next 8 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 4 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 4 sts, sc in next 8 sts. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 32: Using Background Color - sc in each st across. [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 33: Using Heart Color, sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 34: Using Heart Color - sc in each st across, [change to Background Color in last stitch] Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

OPTIONAL BORDER:

Join either the Heart color or the Background color in any corner with a sc. Sc in each st across to the next corner, turn strip sideways and sc in each st to the next corner, repeat around all four sides.


Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2009

This pattern has been tested. Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions. Do not plagiarize this pattern. All patterns are my original designs. Please do not re-sell my patterns or give them away for free or post my patterns on the internet. You may sell items you make from my patterns at craft fairs, fund raisers or custom orders for friends and family but please do not sell finished items on the internet without my written permission. Do not claim designs as your own.

This pattern is copyrighted by me and I give my permission for you to post pictures of items made from my pattern on your website if you will post a link back to my ETSY store if the pattern is for sale. If the pattern is free, please direct people to my blog. Be sure to list the name SmoothFox as the designer.

2 comments:

Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat said...

Donna

Thank you for the pattern. I was wondering if this was possible. Since I found your blog, I am definitely goin to refer my followers and friends to your blog for this pattern. I became one of your followers. Feel free to follow my blog ad thanks again.

Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat said...

My first name is Kathy and I found your blog through Ravelry. I DID sign up as a follower using either Kathy or www.KnitandCrochetPatternChat.blogspot.com Not sure which.

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