This website contains affiliate links.

Vintage Hearts

Vintage Hearts ~ Free crochet pattern in two sizes by Jessie At Home

Vintage Hearts
Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

These sweet little hearts remind me of those vintage illustrations. Between the open stitches on the tops, and the stranded colors of the Red Heart Baker’s Cotton, I just find them quite appealing. There are two sizes for you to choose from, or you can make them both! The pattern includes written instructions, step by step photos, and a video of each heart.

Size:
Small heart is about 2 1/4″ across and 2″ tall, large heart is about 2 3/4″ across and 2 1/2″ tall, though the size can easily be changed by using a different size yarn and/or hook

Yarn:
Aunt Lydia’s Baker’s Cotton

Hook:
US 4/E/3.5mm

Gauge:
Not really important

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet
tr ~ treble crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

Ravelry Link

Getting Started:
At the end of each row, the stitch count for the row is in {brackets}. This is to help you check your work, it is not additional instructions.
The single crochet rows do not have a starting chain. You simply make the first sc in the indicated st.
Please note that the photos do not show every step, they are just there to guide along with the written pattern.

Pattern:
Small Heart:

Row 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch. {5 sc}

Small-Vintage-Heart-Chain-6-sc-in-2nd-ch-from-hook

This is the bottom loop of the second ch from the hook, where you place the first sc.

Small-Vintage-Heart-end-or-row-1

Completion of row 1.

Row 2 ~ 5: Turn, sc in each st across. {5 sc}

Small-Vintage-Heart-5-by-5-square

Completion of row 5, creating a 5 by 5 square.

Row 6: Do not turn, rotate your piece 1/4 turn to the right so that you can work in the side of the piece, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc) all in the side of the 3rd (middle) row, ch 1, sl st in the corner, rotate your piece 1/4 turn to the right so that you can work in the bottom of the piece, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc) all in the 3rd (middle) st, ch 1, sl st in the corner. {2 “bumps” made}

Small-Vintage-Heart-center-of-side

Rotate after row 5, this is the center of the side, where you will be placing the stitches for the first bump.

Small-Vintage-Heart-dc-in-center

Ch 1, dc in the side of the 3rd st (the center of the side).

Small-Vintage-Heart-half-of-first-bump

Ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, still in the same st.

Small-Vintage-Heart-finishing-first-bump

Ch 1, dc in the same st, ch 1.

Small-Vintage-Heart-sl-st-in-corner

Slip st to the corner

Small-Vintage-Heart-center-of-bottom

All the stitches for the next bump go in this stitch, the middle of the bottom.

Small-Vintage-Heart-finishing-second-bump

Slip st into the next corner after completing the second bump.

Small-Vintage-Heart-sl-st-to-finish-bumps

Ready to begin border.

Border: The border is worked as a round, starting where row 6 ended without turning. Ch 1, sc in the sides of each of the next 4 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next ch~1, 3 sc in each of the next 3 ch~1, sc in each of the next 2 ch~1, 3 sc in each of the next 3 ch~1, 2 sc in the next ch~1, sl st to the top of the first sc to end the round. {34 sc, 2 ch}

Small-Vintage-Heart-bottom-point

This is the stitch where the bottom point of the heart goes.

Small-Vintage-Heart-border-on-first-bump

Ready to start the border on the bumps. You will be working into the chain 1 spaces only. Place 2 sc in the first ch 1 sp, and 3 sc in each of the next 3 ch 1 spaces.

Small-Vintage-Heart-border-in-center-of-bumps

Place one sc in each of the next 2 ch 1 spaces, this is the divot between the bumps.

Small-Vintage-Heart-border-on-second-bump

Place 3 sc in each of the next 3 ch 1 spaces, and 2 sc in the last ch 1 space.

Small-Vintage-Heart-finishing

Done! Now slip st to the top of the first sc of the round, or finish with a seamless join (shown in the video).

Weave in all ends and enjoy!

Small-Vintage-Hearts-Free-Crochet-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home

Large Heart:

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch. {7 sc}

Large-Vintage-Heart-ch-8-sc-in-second-ch-from-hook

This is the 2nd chain from the hook, where you will be making your first sc.

Large-Vintage-Heart-row-1

Completion of row 1.

Row 2 ~ 7: Turn, sc in each st across. {7 sc}

Row 8: Do not turn, rotate your piece 1/4 turn to the right so that you can work in the side of the piece, ch 1, [tr, (ch 1, tr) 4 times] all in the side of the 4th (middle) row, ch 1, sl st in the corner, rotate your piece 1/4 turn to the right so that you can work in the bottom of the piece, ch 1, [tr, (ch 1, tr) 4 times] all in the 4th (middle) st, ch 1, sl st in the corner. {2 “bumps” made}

Large-Vintage-Heart-center-of-side

This is the center of the side where you will be placing all the stitches for the first bump.

Large-Vintage-Heart-finish-first-bump

Slip stitch into the corner after completing the first bump.

Large-Vintage-Heart-center-of-bottom

Place all the stitches for the second bump in the middle st of the bottom.

Large-Vintage-Heart-finish-second-bump

Slip st into the corner after completing the second bump.

Large-Vintage-Heart-rady-to-start-border

Ready to start the border.

Border: The border is worked as a round, starting where row 8 ended without turning. Ch 1, sc in the sides of each of the next 6 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next ch~1, 3 sc in each of the next 4 ch~1, sc in each of the next 2 ch~1, 3 sc in each of the next 4 ch~1, 2 sc in the next ch~1, sl st to the top of the first sc to end the round. {44 sc, 2 ch}

Large-Vintage-Heart-sc-to-bottom

6 sc along side to bottom point.

Large-Vintage-Heart-ready-for-border-on-bumps

Ready to start the border on the bumps, you will be working into the ch 1 spaces only. Place 2 sc in the next ch 1 space, and 3 sc in each of the next 4 ch 1 spaces.

Large-Vintage-Heart-ready-for-border-between-bumps

Place 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch 1 spaces.

Large-Vintage-Heart-ready-for-border-on-second-bump

Place 3 sc in each of the next 4 ch 1 spaces, and 2 sc in the last ch 1 space.

Large-Vintage-Heart-finishing

Done! Now slip st to the top of the first sc of the round, or finish with a seamless join (shown in the video).

Weave in all ends and enjoy!

Large-Vintage-Hearts-Free-Crochet-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home

Craftsy Link

Vintage-Hearts-Free-Crochet-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home

If you enjoy what you have found here at JessieAtHome, please like my Facebook page to get all the updates on new tutorials, other posts, sales, and coming events.

If you have any questions or concerns, want to share pictures of your work, or just want to chat with Jessie and other crafty individuals, than join my Facebook group.

Jessie-At-Home-Signature

©Copyright 2015 Jessie Rayot / Jessie At Home All my videos, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog / website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you.

This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

{ 0 comments }

Wednesday Round Up 1/28/2015 ~ Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob's Ladder Crochet Pattern Round Up from Jessie At Home

I LOVE the look of the Jacob’s Ladder technique, don’t you? It adds great texture, and it makes a really neat “jumping” effect when worked with color changes on each round or row. I love it so much that I made a tutorial with lots of pictures, a practice piece, and even a video! You can find the tutorial here. There are so many things you can do with this technique, and here is a collection of some patterns.

Here are the names and links of each pattern, along with a little something that each designer has to say about them.

1) Braided and Broken Wrap ~ designed by Cre8tion Crochet
This oversize wrap combines simple stitches with a creative twist to make them pop. Created all with dc and chains only. Some of the chains are left alone for an open look, while others are twisted into a jacobs ladder.

2) Jacob’s Star Afghan ~ Designed by I’m Hooked
Jacob’s Star Afghan, a five-pointed star afghan with additional twist, the Jacob’s ladder technique. With Jacob’s Ladder technique your afghan will give a 3D effects or hypnotic look.

3) Bailey Afghan Square Block ~ designed by Kim Guzman

4) Laced Cables and Bobbles Tunisian Crochet Stitch Pattern ~ designed by Pink Mambo
This pretty textural Tunisian crochet pattern is great for garments, blankets and more. Highlighted with bobbles and laced cables, this pattern will increase your Tunisian repertoire.

5) Delia Hat ~ designed by Jessie At Home
The Delia hat is a playful beanie hat with a Jacob’s Ladder detail running up the hat, which creates a little starburst pattern at the top. Switch up the colors and sizes to create a set of hats for the entire family!

6) Day at the Beach Bag ~ designed by Moogly
Whether it’s the beach, the pool, the waterpark, or the local park, the Day at the Beach Bag is ready! With it’s generous size and wide straps it’s super practical, and the nautical striping and details make it a great way to show off your style – and crochet skills!

Don’t forget to check out some of the other great Round Ups that have happened in Blogland over the last week!

Jessie-At-Home-Signature

©Copyright 2015 Jessie Rayot / Jessie At Home All my videos, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog / website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you.

This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

{ 0 comments }

Snowflake Throw Video Tutorials

A while back I was approached by Red Heart to make a throw with snowflake squares. Well, I thought that could  be fun, and it turns out I wasn’t the only one. The Snowflake Throw is the January Featured Throw, and it is quite popular!

Snowflake-Throw-Featured-Throw

Isn’t that nifty? To add to the niftyness, guess who the Featured Designer is this month?

Featured-Designer-Jessie-Rayot-Red-Heart

Neat!

So, back to the point…

Last week Red Heart had another request for me: could I make some videos to help out those making the Snowflake Throw? Let’s be honest, there is a reason for the intermediate rating on the pattern. However, if you just take it one row at a time, I do believe most crocheters can create this fun throw!

So, to help you all out, here are a videos for both of the squares used in the Snowflake Throw pattern. You can find the pattern itself here. Enjoy, and stay warm!

Jessie-At-Home-Signature

©Copyright 2015 Jessie Rayot / Jessie At Home All my videos, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog / website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you.

This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

{ 1 comment }

Dropped and Found Wrap

Dropped and Found ~ free knit pattern by Jessie At Home

Dropped and Found Wrap
Free Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Dropped and Found is a warm wrap that is much simpler to make than it looks. It uses dropped stitches woven back together in larger stitches to create texture and an interesting detail. I love bringing mine to movies or Girl Scout meetings ~ as both those places are always a bit cooler than I like.

The wrap in this photo was made by my tester, Kristin Mickelson. This photo was taken by Amanda Mae Photography.

The wrap in this photo was made by my tester, Kristin Mickelson. It was made with 2 skeins (1 each color) Hobby Lobby “I love this yarn” and size 9 needles. This photo was taken by Amanda Mae Photography.

Size:
19″ x 52″ (or as long as you want)

Yarn:
Berroco Vintage Chunky ~ 6 to 7 skeins in the color of your choice (6.3 skeins were used to make the sample seen in the photos)

Needles:
Size 10 / 6 mm

Gauge:
16 sts x 32 rows in garter st in a 4″ square

Stitches and Skills used:
CO ~ cast on
K ~ knit

Jessie-At-Home-Dropped-and-Found-Knit-Wrap

Getting Started:
This pattern is worked in garter stitch to start off, then sections of sts are dropped and worked back together in larger sts. There are photos to help with this. This video may also help, it is a crochet example, but it shows the same technique that this pattern uses.
The edge of this wrap has a chain look because of how the first stitch is slipped. Here is a tutorial showing the technique.

Ravelry Link

Pattern:
Using the Long Tail Cast on method, CO 81. Most other cast ons will not unravel properly for the dropped stitches, so be sure to use this method. Here is a tutorial to help.

Row 1: Slip 1 purl wise with yarn in front, K to end.

Repeat row 1: to desired length.

Finishing:

Here is a video to aid in the finishing of the wrap, and to show the optional crochet slip stitch along the bottom.

Row 1: Slip 1 purl wise with yarn in front, K8, drop 3 sts, yo [K12, drop 3 sts, yo] 4 times, K9.

Row 2: Slip 1 purl wise with yarn in front, K to end, ignoring dropped sts.

Chains, Step 1: Pull the dropped stitches all the way to the bottom. Count the dropped strands in groups of 4. You do not need to know how many groups of 4 you have, you just need to know if you have a multiple of 4, or if you have a multiple of 4 with 1, 2, or 3 left over.
If you have a multiple of 4 with no strands left over, you will use 4 strands for all the loops in step 2;
if you have a multiple of 4 with 1 strand left over, you will use 5 strands for the first loop in step 2, and 4 strands for the rest of the loops in step 2;
if you have a multiple of 4 with 2 strands left over, you will use 5 strands for the first and last loop in step 2, and 4 strands for the rest of the loops in step 2;
if you have a multiple of 4 with 3 strands left over, you will use 3 strands for the last loop in step 2, and 4 strands for the rest of the loops in step 2.

Step 2: Take the bottom 4 (or 5) strands from the dropped sts, hold them together, and twist them half a turn to make a loop, * grab the next 4 strands together and pull them through the loop (do not twist), repeat from * until all the dropped strands have been turned into a chain. This can be done with your fingers, or with a large crochet hook. Leave the last loop free, it will be worked into the bind off. Repeat for each set of dropped sts.

Dropped-and-Found-Making-the-Chains

Bind Off: Bind off 8, slip the set of loops from the looped section onto the right needle, K1, pass all remaining sts on the right needle over the st just made (1 st left on right needle) [bind off 12, slip the set of loops from the looped section onto the right needle, K1, pass all remaining sts on the right needle over the st just made (1 st left on right needle)] 4 times, bind off remaining sts.

If the looseness on the bottom bothers you, then you can make a crochet slip stitch along the bottom edge, place one slip stitch in each st, and one in the bottom of each loop.

Dropped-and-Found-Slip-Stitch-Edge

Clip yarn, fasten off, and weave in all ends.

Craftsy Link

If you enjoy what you have found here at JessieAtHome, please like my Facebook page to get all the updates on new tutorials, other posts, sales, and coming events.

If you have any questions or concerns, want to share pictures of your work, or just want to chat with Jessie and other crafty individuals, than join my Facebook group.

Dropped-and-Found-Free-Knit-Pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home

If you enjoy this free knit pattern, please consider buying some of your supplies from one of these affiliate links. Thank you.

product_9725_-1396043976805 product_7308_SweetGeorgia-Superwash-Chunky-Terra-Firma-1416862391576 product_5721_-1415653150826

Jessie-At-Home-Signature

©Copyright 2015 Jessie Rayot / Jessie At Home All my videos, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog / website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you.

This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

payment

{ 5 comments }

Jake’s Blankie CAL ~ Week #4

Jake's-Blanket-Week-4

To read about the Jake’s Blankie CAL (Crochet ALong) and to find the links to each week’s post, click here. The intro post will also give you all the yarn info for the blanket, and other links that may help. I have created an event in my Facebook page to share photos and ask questions. You can find the event here.

For week 4 of our CAL we will be making the second of 4 Kismet Squares. At that point you will be half way done with the squares for your blanket.

If you need a refresher on the Join As You Go method, find that here.

Square #6:
Make one Kismet Square as follows: Starting with color A, make every other square A and then B ~ So for the center Jacob’s square the odd rounds will be color A and the even rounds will be color B, then for the Kismet square continuation the odd rounds will be color B and the even rounds will be color A. On final round, join square #6 next to square #5 and under squares #1 and 2 in the following manner:
Crochet the first side of the final round up to the corner, make the first ch of the ch 2 corner normally, join the next ch to the bottom left ch-2 corner of square #5, join the next 43 sc to the 43 sc on the left side of square #4, join the first corner ch to the join of squares # 5 and 3, join the second corner ch to the join of squares #2 and 3, join the next 21 sc in the pattern to the 21 sc at the bottom of square #2, join the next sc in the pattern to the joined corners of squares #1 and 2, join the next 21 sc in the pattern to the 21 sc at the bottom of square #1, join the first ch of the ch 2 corner into the bottom right corner of square #1. Finish off the square as it is written and weave in all ends.

Jake's-Blanket-Square-6

Jake's-Blankie-Schematic

Here’s another color option!

Jessie-At-Home-Signature

©Copyright 2015 Jessie Rayot / Jessie At Home All my videos, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog / website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you.

This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

{ 2 comments }