Friday, February 9, 2018

Crochet Heart With Bullion Stitch

I had recently discovered the bullion stitch and thought that it was pretty cool! I thought maybe it would be different to make a heart with the bullion stitch in the middle and so this is what I made:
Crochet heart
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 I have to admit that it would be easier if the bullion stitches were all one color and then you can use a different color for the inside and the outside.  If you are using this with no back to cover, all one color is better for the bullions.  It is a little sloppy changing colors on the back.  But cute if you are making a potholder with a back :)

I am going to post the pattern as if you are not changing colors, but if you do change you just alternate each stitch with the 2 colors.

What I used is:

latch hook for bullion stitches
H/5 hook
redheart super saver yarn - 2 colors of your choice

Here is a latch hook that is available on Amazon if you do not have one (I am an affiliate of Amazon and if you buy it, I will receive a commission but it will be at no extra cost to you.)


Notes:

This pattern is written in US stitches:
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - triple crochet
bs - bullion stitch


Usually with the bullion stitch you yarn over at least 7 times but there is one stitch here that was 5 times.  I will refer to each bullion stitch by the number of loops in the stitch.

Making a bullion stitch:

Note that the first bullion stitch requires 1 ch for height in this pattern and typically 2 ch for height with average stitch, but only the first one.  Yarn over x amount of times (5 times for 5 loop, 7 times for 7 loop), insert hook into desired stitch, yarn over again and pull hook through the stitch.  Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook (latch hook works for this stitch.) Ch 1 and that is first stitch.

Pattern:

row 1 
Ch3 and slip stitch into the first ch space (or you can make a magic ring)
8 sc in the ring sl st into first sc

(bullions are all in same row but to make it easier to read I will put them on separate lines based on the sc they are to be worked in)

row 2
Ch1 5 loop bs in same sc ch1
(3) 10 loop bs in next sc
(2) 8 loop bs in next sc
(2) 7 loop bs in next sc
(1) 9 loop bs in next sc
(2) 7 loop bs in next sc
(2) 8 loop bs in next sc
(3) 10 loop bs in next sc ch 1 sl st in top of 5 loop bs

row 3

Ch1 2 hdc in each of the 10 loop bs
2 sc in each 8 loop bs
2 sc in each 7 loop bs
hdc, dc, hdc in 9 loop bs
2 sc in each 7 loop bs
2 sc in each 8 loop bs
2 hdc in each 10 loop bs ch1 sl st in top of 5 loop bs

row 4

2 hdc in first hdc
2 dc in next hdc
3 tr in next hdc
2 tr in next hdc
2 tr in next hdc
2 dc in last hdc
dc, hdc in first sc
2 hdc in next sc
2 hdc in next sc
sc in next 6 scs
hdc in hdc
dc in dc
hdc in hdc
sc in next 6 scs
2 hdc in next sc
2 hdc in next sc
hdc, dc in last sc
2 dc in first hdc
2 tr in next hdc
2 tr in next hdc
3 tr in next hdc
2 dc in next hdc
2 hdc in last hdc

join with a sl st in the top of 5 loop bs

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

You can make this a front and a back if you want to make a pot holder, tho I found the cotton yarn not as easy to work with doing the bullion stitch.  I think I will just use the same color for the bullion stitches and make these drink coasters.

I do a lot of crochet but do not always write the patterns so please ask if you have any questions or let me know if I wasn't clear on something!

Enjoy 😃














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