Heart Strings Napkin Tie
Designed By: Linda Cyr
Skill Level: Easy
RED HEART® “Soft Yarn”: 1 Ball each 4608 Wine A and 9523 Dark Leaf B.
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
Split-ring stitch marker, yarn needle.
Napkin Ring is 6” around. Hearts measure 2½” across at widest part x 2” long.
GAUGE: 17 sts = 4”; 16 rows = 4” in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
HEART (Make 2)
With A, ch 11.
Round 1: 3 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, 3 sc in last ch; pivot to work in unused loops of beginning ch, sc in next 3 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 space, sc in last 3 ch – 20 sc. Do not join but work in continuous rounds. Mark first st of round and move up each round.
Round 2: [2 Sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in next 2 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, [2 sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in next 4 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 space, sc in last 4 sc – 26 sc.
Round 3: [2 Sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in next 4 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 space, sc in last 5 sc; slip st in next sc – 32 sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
With B, ch 25, join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring taking care that ch is not twisted.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; join with a slip st in first sc – 25 sc. Fasten off.
With B, ch 40. Fasten off.
Make Tie chain into a bow; sew to middle of Ring. Attach a Heart to each end of Tie. Weave in all ends.
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B = Color A, B; ch = chain;
mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times
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