Traditional granny squares are a staple in crochet. In this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates a fun twist on the traditional granny square and shows you how to crochet a granny-inspired heart.
To make the granny heart, Corrina notes that you only need to know a few stitches:
Treble (or triple) crochet
Corrina is working the granny crochet heart using a worsted weight yarn and a size H/8mm crochet hook. However, this pattern will work with any yarn and the appropriate hook for that yarn. It will simply change the size of your completed motif! The thicker the yarn, the larger the hook, and the bigger your heart will be!
GRANNY-STYLE CROCHET HEART
Round 1: 2 dc in 4th chain from hook, (ch 2, 3 dc in same space) 3 times, ch 2, sl st to top of ch to close round.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in previous ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp) twice, ch 1, 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to top of ch to close round.
Round 3: Sl st in next 2 dc, then sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 4, 11 tr in same ch-1 sp, skip next dc, sl st in following dc, 12 tr in next ch-1 sp, sl st in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-2 sp) twice, sl st to top of ch-4 to close round.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
tr: treble crochet
This video uses U.S. crochet terminology.