Saturday, July 30, 2011

~ 4-hearts square (ice cream & cupcakes too) ~

I wanted to try and come up with a heart square but I couldn't get it to work the way I wanted.  I only wanted 1 heart.  I was able to figure out this 4 hearts square though.  I sat down and came up with this pattern all on my own, but it does seem familiar - have any of you ladies & gentlemen ever seen a square like this before?  If you have, could you please let me know.  Thanks so much.  :)
**this square measures 5 3/4" - I crocheted it with RHSS and I used a 'J' hook.


~~The Butterfly Bush Diaries left me a comment saying that this reminded her of a clover.  A few of these squares crocheted in green would make nice potholders for St. Patrick's day. 

Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
   - pink
   - white
- J hook

Size:  Rnds 1 - 5 is approximately 5 3/4" but you can always add more rnds.

Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook.

Directions:
Rnd 1:  With pink ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2.  (3 dc, ch 2, in same ch) 3 more times.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch.

Rnds 2 - 3:  Ch 3, dc in each dc around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 spaces.  For Rnd 2, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.  For Rnd 3, join with a sl st to back loop of the top of beginning ch 3.  End off.

Rnd 4:  Join white with a sl st to any corner space, (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space.  Dc in the back loops of each dc across.  Work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner space.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.


Rnd 5:  Ch 3, dc in each dc around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner space around.  Join as before. 

~~you can end off here or continue to make the square any size that you would like

For heart tops:

Join pink with a sl st to 1st front loop on any side of Rnd 3.  *skip next front loop, 3 dc in each of next 2 front loops, skip next front loop, sl st in next front loop.  Repeat from * 1 more time.  End off.

Repeat for next 3 sides.  Tack down heart tops.



***Debi Y's version***
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~ ice cream cones square ~

Rnds 1 - 3:  with brown, follow Rnds 1 - 3 of '4 hearts square' pattern.

Rnds 4 - 5:  with soft white, follow Rnds 4 - 5 of '4 hearts square' pattern.

- you can add a rnd of sc if you'd like.

For ice cream tops:

Row 1:  join your color choice with a sl st to 1st front loop on any side of Rnd 3, skip next front loop, 5 dc in next front loop, skip next 2 front loops, sc in next front loop, skip next 2 front loops, 5 dc in next front loop, skip next front loop, sl st in last front loop.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 2:  Sl st over to 3rd dc, ch 1, sc in same dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in same front loop as beginning sl st of Row 1.  End off.

- tack down tops of ice cream.

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~ cupcakes square ~

Rnd 1:  with soft white, follow Rnd 1 of '4 hearts square' pattern.

Rnds 2 - 3:  with brown, follow Rnds 2 - 3 of '4 hearts square' pattern.

Rnds 4 - 5:  with soft white, follow Rnds 4 - 5 of  '4 hearts square' pattern.

- you can add a rnd of sc if you'd like

For cupcake tops:

Rows 1 - 2:  follow Rows 1 - 2 of ice cream tops.

- tack down tops of cupcakes

- I used Sharpie permanent markers to make the sprinkles 

***Debi Y's pattern***
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98 comments:

  1. doesn't look familiar to me... I like how you did the top of the hearts... cant wait to see the pattern I think it would look great in a blanket I am making... what size is this square?

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  2. Hi Sarah - the square measures 5 3/4". :)

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  3. Can't say I have ... pretty pink yarn..

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  4. Have not seen. First I thought I have seen it. But then I remembered that was a heart doily.I love this!!

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  5. Very pretty Debi. I haven't seen anything like it. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. :-)

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  6. Wow I love this! Your very talented..I cannot recall ever seeing a pattern like this.. I love how the edge of the heart is 3d!

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  7. Oh, I absolutely love this. I hope you will write up and post the pattern. I'd love to make an entire blanket of these. You're so talented and creative. Wow!

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  8. Thanks so much ladies. I'll try to get the pattern written up and posted as soon as I can. :)

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  9. wow Debi, this square is really stunning, I love it! I haven't seen this one either, but I personally think it looks better with those four hearts than the squares with only one heart - when it comes to Granny Squares, I like the symmetrical ones better. Very, very nice!

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  10. Very pretty. I haven't seen anything like it before. It would be nice in a girly afghan or baby blanket.

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  11. I love the square. No, I have never seen anything like it before. I love hearts and last February made some coasters from a pattern I found and believe me I saw many designs while surfing for that perfect pattern. Your design looks simple enough (yet, no one has designed anything like it before). I will be curious to see how you crocheted in the white rows. Hope you will share it with us. Congratulations, I think you have a winner there!

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  12. This is gorgeous, Debi!! I have never seen anything like it either. You definitely have a winner with this! :D

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  13. I love this. I haven't seen it before either. I will definitely have to try it if I get back to crocheting if you don't mind.

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  14. I have not seen anything like this before, and I love it. Sure hope you post the pattern for it :)

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  15. I haven't seen anything like it before either. Very pretty!

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  16. That's really lovely - it reminds me of clover too for some reason. :)

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  17. Thanks ladies. :)

    T B B D - good idea - I'll mention that when I post the pattern later. :)

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  18. It is a stunning square arent you clever to invent it, I have never seen one like it.

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  19. Hi Debi, I just love this pattern. You are so talented in what you make. This is going on my to do list, I would love a lapghan of this. I'm hoping that I can finally add a comment. Wasn't able to before. Keeping fingers crossed! Have a wonderful evening.

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  20. Love this! I am going to try out your pattern this week. THANKS!!

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  21. I love this! I have never seen a pattern like this before, it's very lovely. Thanks for the pattern. Blessings always. :)

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  22. What a beautiful square! Love the two-dimensional effect!

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  23. Thanks ladies - I loved reading all your nice comments. :)

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  24. What a beautiful square!!! Love it!

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  25. Very creative! I have never seen a motif square like this either. Would make a lovely pattern for a baby blanket.

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  26. This square is adorable...I simply have to try making one...thanks for the pattern!

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  27. Love the hearts square!!
    But I got a question about your hook/needle. I'm pooling for needles with a big handle cause my hands can't hold the normal ones and even the special ones are difficult. Where did you find them?

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  28. Thanks ladies. :)

    AnitraX - I made my crochet hooks with polymer clay. I posted about it on July 6th. Here's the link -

    http://hooksandyarns.blogspot.com/2011/07/re-post-for-heldasland.html

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  29. I like that! It does seem familiar but have no clue where I might have seen something like it before. :o)

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  30. I love it! Thanks so much for the pattern! I just have to try it and then save for the next Valentine's day.

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  31. Very pretty, Debi! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Just found your wonderful blog. I just love crochet and have just finished a granny square blanket, am now on a daisy shawl. Have even got my husband interested and he is making his first lot of squares.
    I love this heart square, are you going to let us know how to finish it?
    Briony u.k.
    x

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  33. Thanks for all the nice comments ladies. :)

    crafty cat corner - you can end off after Rnd 5 and then add a sc round if you'd like.

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  34. i love it it is really a cool looking square

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  35. You're such a talented lady, love your designs! This is the cutest version of the beloved Granny Square I've ever seen! I love the way it can be changed to look like different things, heart, cupcake & ice cream cone. I've been crocheting for about 35 yrs. and I must say, I've never seen a square quite like this one, keep up the good work!

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  36. wow!! I try to make this. Visit it in my blog http://lecosedimysa.blogspot.com

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  37. where does the crochet hooks or covers come from? I could use some of those....

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  38. Thanks everyone. :)

    Anonymous - I make my crochet hook handles. Over on the right side bar is a picture of one of them - click on the picture and it will take you to the post where I explain how to make them. Have fun. :)

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  39. Hi there, this looks very similar to a cross my heart granny square
    http://pandacrochet.8m.com/crossmyheart.html

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  40. http://krochetkrystal.blogspot.com/2006/09/daisy-flower-crochet-charity-square.html

    Krochet Krystal designed a flower pattern that is similar in that the tips of the flower petals are raised up. That is what I thought of when I saw yours. But they are both totally different

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  41. Haven't seen anything like this.....Love it !!

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  42. AWESOME! I can hardly wait to make one. I guess the afghan I'm working on will have to sit for a bit. LOL. You did a GREAT JOB!!!!

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous cant wait to try this when i have my latest project finished. thanks for sharing.

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  44. Thank you all very much - I'm so glad ya'll like the square. :)

    Teena - yes, it does look similar - but the squares are different. Mine is more simple. :)

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  45. I just made one this morning. so adorable!

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  46. I have made a baby blanket with one-heart squares before. the pattern can be founf in a book called "Love me Tender Afghans" By Leisure Arts, by Anne Halliday. it is featured on the cover.
    Nice job on the 4-heart square!

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  48. Thank you so much for the pattern. Can't wait to try it.

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  49. WOW. If you make adjacent hearts a different colour (or even harder, each heart) then it be a 4 block heart square.

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  50. I love all the pretty colors in your pics! You must be a fun person because you love all those colors! Thanks for the hearts square pattern. My daughter's birthday is Valentine's Day, and I'm always searching for heart things for her!

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  51. Thank you ladies. :)

    Happy Birthday to your daughter Mary Ruth. :)

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  53. hermoso cuadrito, mi primer post de cuadros fue con el básico de este, la innovación es bien personal, precioso blog, te invito a visitar el mìo

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  54. I just found your site and im loving it already:)

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  55. cuanto tiempo perdido y recien los encuentro gracias por los patrones .

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  56. Thank you ladies.

    Gracias. :)

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  57. I like this pattern but it does not tell how yarn one should use

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    1. Thank you. I did not weigh the different color yarns - they're just small amounts of each.

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  58. Es un hermoso y sencillo granny , las combinaciones son lo que lo hace único... Gracias por compartirlo!!! , saludos desde Venezuela!!! tienes un lindo blog...

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  59. Saludos desde Venezuela!!! es un hermoso cuadrado , y además es una belleza lo sencillo y lindo que puede quedar las distintas combinaciones!!!

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  60. Thank you for the pattern. I'm gonna give it a try :)

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  61. i just what to know can i use 8 ply wool for those pattern thank you

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    1. Hi - I'm not sure what size 8-ply wool is, but if it works with either a size 'I' or a 'J' hook it will be ok to use. :)

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  62. wow great granny luv this :), greets alice :)

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  63. I haven't seen it before but I LOVE it...Well done..:)

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  64. Worked on this last night...a few questions. (1)The beginning of the row where you begin with crochet 3 then double crochet seems to leave an unsightly "hole" -- how do I fix that? (2) Seriously? You tie off at the end of each top of the heart? What should I do with all the unsightly "ends" (3) How do you tack down the tops of the hearts? Love the pattern. Want to make it work.... :)

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    1. Hi anonymous.

      1) if you would prefer, you can ch 2 and then work a dc in the same space as the ch 2. Just remember not to count the ch 2 as a dc.

      2) yes seriously. you will weave in the ends just like any other crochet project.

      3) I tack down the middle dc of each top of the hearts with a separate piece of yarn. You can then tie the ends into a knot and weave them in.

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    2. Hi Debi thanks a lot I love your 4 heart square!
      I just want to share with you the little change I did because it my be usefull also to others, I made the top of the hearts in one go, after the 3th round before the white color so I don't need to weave all tose ends.
      Thanks again!
      Emy xxx

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    3. Sounds like a good idea Emy - how did you do it? :)

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  65. OMG! Debi Y! I LOVE YOUR GUTS! This square is just PERFECT for a new project I am working on. I have been looking for a pattern for WEEKS that fits the bill.
    Thank you SO MUCH!!! You have just made my day
    Ange
    xoxo

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  66. Parabéns pelo blog e os lindos trabalhos.
    Beijos

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  67. Preciosos trabajos los de usted...........me quedo por aqui a ver sus labores.

    Saludos from Spain,Europe

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  68. I was interested in following your blog but I have only been following blogs that send theirs via email. Do you have do this? If so please let me know how to sign up, I really love some of your designs. thanks so much!

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    1. Thanks Susan. I haven't figured out how to do the email following, but I'll look around some more. :)

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  69. Thank you all very much ladies. :)

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  70. I wouldn't use sharpie PERMNAMENT markers, I would use variegated embroidery thread and make French knots

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    1. That sounds like a good idea Colleen. :)

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  71. I just made the four heart square and absolutely love it!!!! Your instructions were great and easy to follow along with the pictures. I am doing a heart sampler lap blanket and this will fit perfect. I can't wait to do the cupcake one for a blanket that I am planning on doing for a friend of mine. Hobby Lobby does sell a yarn with with "sprinkles" in it. Thank you so much, again I just love this square

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  72. I love your pattern and will try it for sure! On your 'cupcake' version...little beads or sequins would make wonderful sprinkles!

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  73. molto bello!
    E' possibile che qualcuno mi spieghi come fare a lavorare la parte del cuore nell'ultima fase? grazie!

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  74. You have such BEAUTIFUL ITEMS! Thank you so much for sharing them. I LOVE GRANNY SQUARES!! These are just BEAUTIFUL and I plan to try them very soon!. Thank you again!

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  75. I love your Heart Square, thank you for sharing your creativity :-)

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  76. thank you for this pattern. I have made enough to put together for a bedspread. They are beautiful squares. I crochet in the winter to keep my hands from getting stiff from arthritis & my grandma did the same up to the age of 106 (when she passed away). I shall put them together possibly next winter. Thanks again for sharing your pattern.

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  77. Thanks for sharing the pattern Debi. It is so pretty and looks easy to make. I like the cupcake one too. Wanda

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  78. Obrigada por compartilhar este lindo trabalho. É a primeira vez que visito o seu blog.Estou gostando mt. Seja bem vinda ao meu blog:
    http://eufacocroche-artezanato.blogspot.com.br/
    Abraços e fique com Deus!

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  79. Thank you so much for these variations on the simple granny square. I've been making granny squares for years and never even thought of doing this.

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  80. patt_catch_rat THAAugust 9, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Thank you for sharing these patterns. I've just finished 4-Hearts Square and it's cute. ������⚽

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