Brioche Heart: FREE crochet pattern (not only for Christmas)

Small and cute Brioche Heart can become a Christmas hanging decoration, a garland or just a last minute gift to your loved ones.

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Norwegian version of this pattern is available HERE. (Norsk - Oversatt av Hilde Tindlund) 

De Nederlandse versie van dit patroon is HIER te vinden (Vertaald door Loele van den Bergh)

*Purchase an ad-free and ready-to-print PDF of this pattern in English, Norwegian and Dutch (including all Important Notes, material list, stitch guide, complete instructions and photo tutorials) HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


 

Materials:

  • Scheepjes Catona (100% cotton, 25g/62m OR 50g/125m) - approx. 13 g in each of 2 colors.
Catona yarn is available in your local Scheepjes shops and via online retailers:

Wool Warehouse*, Deramores*, Black Sheep Wools* (all in UK with international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL & Europe)
Taemombo, Knotty House* (US & Canada)

  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Scissors, stitch marker or yarn leftovers, stuffing.

Gauge:

Gauge is not critical for this pattern, but tight crochet is recommended to prevent stuffing be seen through stitches.

Size:

Finished size of the heart will depend on yarn and hook you use.
My hearts are approx. 10cm/4” tall made with Sport yarn and 3mm hook.

Abbreviations (US crochet terms)

beg beginning
BL back loop
ch chain stitch
ss slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
sp(s) space(s)
RS right side
WS wrong side
yo yarn over the hook
sc (single crochet) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook.
dc (double crochet) - yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* twice.
FPdc (front post double crochet) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* twice.
FPdc2tog (front post double crochet 2 together) – *yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps* twice, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook.

Pattern repeats:

[…] repeat instruction inside […] as many times as indicated in the pattern
*…* repeat instruction inside *…* as many times as indicated in the pattern
(…) group of stitches made in same stitch.

Pattern notes

  • First two separate cups are made. Then they are joined together and the heart is finished in rounds around both cups.
  • Ch1/ch2 in the beg of each round doesn’t count as a st.
  • Every round is finished with ss in first st in the beg of the round.
  • Every round is made with a new color – don’t cut yarn after every round. The color is changed in the end of the round in joining ss by grabbing it up on the wrong side. You’ll have floats of yarn on the wrong side.

COPYRIGHT! An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2018. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way, in part or in whole. It cannot translated without permission and no video tutorials with this pattern are allowed. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!


INSTRUCTIONS


First Cup


Round 1. With Yarn A. Don’t work this round too tight.
Make magic ring, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 6sc into the ring, tighten ring, join with ss in first sc (change yarn – here and throughout) – 6 sc.

Round 2. Ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), (dc, ch1, dc) in same st as join, ch1, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next st, ch1* 5 times, join with ss in first dc – 12 dc, 12 ch1-sps.

Round 3. Note: make all dc in front of work.
Ch2, *dc in st of Rnd 1 after next dc of rnd 2, ch1* 12 times, join with ss in first dc – 12 dc, 12 ch1-sps.

Round 4. Note: first FPdc is made around dc of same color directly below.
Ch2, *[FPdc around next dc of same color below, ch1, skip 1 st] 3 times, (FPdc, ch1, FPdc) around next dc of same color, ch1* 3 times, join with ss in first FPdc – 15 FPdc, 15 ch1-sps.

Round 5. Note: on this and all next rounds make first FPdc around st of same color – lying to the right (before) join.
Ch2, *[FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 4 times, dc in sp of Round 3 visible at the bottom of next “V”, ch1* 3 times, join with ss in first FPdc – 12 FPdc, 3dc, 15 ch1-sps.

Round 6. Ch2, *FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st* repeat around, join with ss in first FPdc – 15 FPdc, 15 ch1-sps.

Rounds 7-8. Repeat Round 6 changing yarn on every round.

Round 9. Ch2, *FPdc around next st of same color, sc (BL) in next st of different color* repeat around, join with ss in first FPdc – 30 sts.

Make ss in each of next 3 sts, pull the loop off the hook (don’t fasten off) and cut both yarn leaving approx. 30cm tail of Yarn A.


Second cup


Repeat rounds 1-9, don’t make 3 ss in the end after join, don’t fasten off and don’t cut the yarns. Find previous “V” before the join and mark FPdc inside it.

 

Joining of two cups


On WS insert the hook in first st just after marked one, take first cup, pull the loop of first cup onto the hook and pull it through second cup (first ss complete). Now make 8 ss through both cups using yarn tail and joining cups together. When finished – fasten off.

 

Bottom of the heart


On next rounds you will continue to crochet in rounds on RS around both cups. As on previous rounds, make first FPdc ALWAYS around st of same color below lying to the right (before) join.

Round 10. Note: make sure both sides of increasing “V” on each cup are covered with FPdc.
With Yarn B. Ch2, *[FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 8 times, skip join, FPdc around next FPdc of same color on next cup, ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 11 times, skip join, FPdc around next FPdc of same color on next cup, ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 3 times, join with ss in first FPdc (change yarn) – 12 FPdc on each cup and 24 ch1-sps in total.

Round 11. With Yarn A. Ch2, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 8 times, dc in join, ch1, skip next st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 11 times, dc in join, ch1, skip next st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 3 times, join with ss in first FPdc, ch1, skip next sp, ss in next FPdc (change yarn) – 11 FPdc on each cup, 2 dc, 24 ch1-sps in total.

Round 12. Ch2, *[FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 7 times, FPdc2tog making legs of each of next 2 FPdc of same color (one dc of different color will be skipped between the legs of FPdc2tog), ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 10 times, FPdc2tog (as previous), ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 3 times, join with ss in first FPdc – 20 FPdc, 2 FPdc2tog, 22 ch1-sps.

Round 13. Note: make FPdc2tog in the same way as on previous round.
Ch2, *[FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 6 times, [FPdc2tog, ch1, skip 1 st] 2 times, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 7 times, [FPdc2tog, ch1, skip 1 st] 2 times, FPdc, ch1, skip last st, ss in first FPdc – 14 FPdc, 4 FPdc2tog, 18 ch1-sps.

Round 14. As Round 6 (all 4 FPdc2tog of previous round will be skipped) – 18 FPdc, 18 ch1-sps.

Round 15. Ch2, *[FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 7 times, FPdc2tog making legs around each of next 2 FPdc2tog of same color (FPdc of different color will be skipped between the legs), ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 7 times, FPdc2tog (as previous), ch1, skip last st, join with ss in first FPdc – 14 FPdc, 2 FPdc2tog, 16 ch1-sps.

Round 16. As round 6 – 16 FPdc, 16 ch1-sps.

Round 17. As round 6 (first FPdc will be made around FPdc2tog below) – 16 FPdc, 16 ch1-sps.

Round 18. Ch2, FPdc2tog making legs around sts of same color lying to the right and to the left of current st, ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 6 times, FPdc2tog (as previous), ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 6 times, join with ss in first FPdc – 12 FPdc, 2 FPdc2tog, 14 ch1-sps.

Round 19. Ch2, FPdc2tog making legs around sts of same color lying to the right and to the left of current st, ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 5 times, FPdc2tog (as previous), ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 5 times, join with ss in first FPdc – 10 FPdc, 2 FPdc2tog, 12 ch1-sps.

Round 20. Ch2, FPdc2tog making legs around sts of same color lying to the right and to the left of current st, ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 4 times, FPdc2tog (as previous), ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 4 times, join with ss in first FPdc – 8 FPdc, 2 FPdc2tog, 10 ch1-sps.

Round 21. Ch2, FPdc2tog making legs around sts of same color lying to the right and to the left of current st, ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 3 times, FPdc2tog (as previous), ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 3 times, join with ss in first FPdc – 6 FPdc, 2 FPdc2tog, 8 ch1-sps.
Stuff the heart.

Round 22. Ch2, FPdc2tog making legs around sts of same color lying to the right and to the left of current st, ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 2 times, FPdc2tog (as previous), ch1, skip 1 st, [FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st] 2 times, join with ss in first FPdc – 4 FPdc, 2 FPdc2tog, 6 ch1-sps.

Round 23. Ch2, FPdc2tog making legs around sts of same color lying to the right and to the left of current st, ch1, skip 1 st, FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st, FPdc2tog (as previous), ch1, skip 1 st, FPdc, ch1, skip 1 st, join with ss in first FPdc – 2 FPdc, 2 FPdc2tog, 4 ch1-sps.

Round 24. Ch2, FPdc2tog making legs around sts of same color lying to the right and to the left of current st, FPdc2tog making legs of next 2 sts of same color, join with ss in first FPdc2tog, fasten off.

Cut both yarns, secure them with a knot and pull inside the heart.

Congratulations! Your Brioche Heart is now finished!

*Purchase an ad-free and ready-to-print PDF of this pattern in English, Norwegian and Dutch (including all Important Notes, material list, stitch guide, complete instructions and photo tutorials) HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.
 
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5 comments

  1. Thank you for this lovely little ornament pattern. As usual I am intrigued by your use of special elements and techniques in the design.

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    1. You are very welcome! And I am amazed how simple stitches can create such intricate fabrics :)

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  2. Love those little hearts! Thanks for the pattern. :)

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  3. Adorables!!! gracias por compartir tu talento!!! Felices Fiestas, Tatsiana!!!!

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  4. Thank you for pattern there amazing

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