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Lover’s Eye Necklace Crochet Pattern

lover's eye necklace

In 1785, Prince George or Wales commissioned a tiny portrait of his eye and sent it to his beloved, Maria Anne Fitzherbert, to convince her to marry him. It worked, and they were married shortly thereafter. The Prince then commissioned a portrait of Fitzherbert’s eye so that he might have her with him all the time. The tiny portraits became popular in England in the late 18th century. Some commissioned them as a token of affection for their lover, and others used them as a memento of a departed family member.

These necklaces have gained a new popularity with the show Bridgerton. If you follow the show, you have likely noticed that Marina wears a lover’s eye necklace on a strand of pearls.

You can crochet your own lover’s eye for a necklace or brooch. This simple pattern takes only an evening to complete and measures approximately 2” wide by 1.25” tall.

lover's eye necklace

Materials:

#10 crochet cotton yarn

4 yards tan

2 yards white

3 yards blue (or desired eye color)

1 yard black

Size 7 steel crochet hook

Crewel needle

28, 4-mm pearl beads

Small piece of tan felt

Jump ring and chain for necklace or pin for brooch

Rnd 1: With black thread, ch 2 (or magic circle), 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook (8 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off black.

Rnd 2: With blue thread, ch 1, 2 sc in each st (16 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (24 sc).

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (32 sc). Fasten off blue.

Row 5: Attach white thread, ch 1, sc in same sts, sc in next 6 sts. (7 sc).

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, work 3 sc tog, sc in next 2 sts (5 sc).

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, work 3 sc tog, sc in next st (3 sc).

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc last 3 sts tog. Fasten off white.

Return to Rnd 4, sk 9 sts, and rep Rows 5-8 on the other side of the iris.

lover's eye necklace

 

 

Before beginning Rnd 9, thread about 30 beads onto tan thread.

Rnd 9: Attach tan thread at bottom of eye of edge of Row 8 (marked by arrow). Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in ends of Rows 7, 6, and 5. *Working across iris, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc in ends of Rows 5, 6, and 7, 2 sc in end of Row 8.* On top of eye, sc in ends of Rows 8, 7, 6, and 5, rep * to *. Join with sl st (40 sc).

Rnd 10: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat around (48 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, turn, *sl st in next st including one bead in st, sl st in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. Fasten off tan leaving 12” tail. Thread tail through needle and sew in place any beads that are out of line.

To get an ad-free PDF version of the pattern, please visit Lover’s Eye Necklace Crochet Pattern.

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Cancer Cozy Comforts Hop

cancer cozy comforts

Head over to the Cancer Cozy Comforts Pattern Hop to check out today’s great deals from Jo’s Crafty Hook ❤
Just go to the Crochet Designer Community page to find today’s pattern links & the coupon code!

 

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Weekly Featured Pattern

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The “Born Cowl/Infinity Scarf” is this week’s Featured Pattern, which is brought to you by Marsha YarnDoodles.

The “Born Collection” also has matching Beanie & Wristers!
All 3 pieces of this unisex collection are very easy to adjust the size, so you can make one for everyone in the family. They look stunning in any colorway – solid, ombre, stripes, variegated – the options are endless! And the versatility of these beauty make them perfect for donating to a worthy cause, giving to someone special, and even selling them in your favorite market outlet.

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Cancer Cozy Comforts Crochet Patterns

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BE ON THE LOOKOUT!…there’s a new hop coming for the month of February in honor of National Cancer Prevention Month. This hop will be held on Facebook from February 1-28, and each day we will bring you a different crochet pattern (or patterns) either free or at a significant discount to create for someone you know or to donate. There will be a variety of patterns from hats, to shawls, to bags, to toys for kids dealing with cancer, to blankets. All of them are presented for the purpose of bringing a bit of comfort to those dealing with a very difficult time.
Below is a list of the designers participating in this hop, co-sponsored by the Crochet Designer Community. I hope you’ll join us for a month of fun designs!
cancer cozy comforts

Today’s featured designer is Marsha with Marsha Yarn Doodles. These two lovely designs are 50% off today only with the coupon code found at Crochet Designer Community on Facebook.

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Weekly Featured Pattern

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The “Born Cowl/Infinity Scarf” is this week’s Featured Pattern, which is brought to you by Marsha YarnDoodles.

The “Born Collection” also has matching Beanie & Wristers!
All 3 pieces of this unisex collection are very easy to adjust the size, so you can make one for everyone in the family. They look stunning in any colorway – solid, ombre, stripes, variegated – the options are endless! And the versatility of these beauty make them perfect for donating to a worthy cause, giving to someone special, and even selling them in your favorite market outlet.

This week you can get the “Born Cowl/Infinity Scarf pattern for 50% OFF!

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Pink Fairy Armadillo Crochet Pattern

pink fairy armadillo

The totally adorable Pink Fairy Armadillo (AKA Pichiciego) lives in Argentina and is rarely seen, because it lives underground. Amigurumi crochet pattern uses white Bernat Pipsqueak yarn and pink worsted weight yarn to make a small amigurumi approximately 5.5″ long, the actual size of the world’s smallest armadillo. This would make a great Valentine’s Day gift!

Instructions include YouTube video for how to crochet the armadillo’s feet.

To celebrate the release of this pattern, I am offering it free to the first 100 customers, then 50% off through February 4, 2023. Use coupon code FAIRY at checkout. Hurry, this cutie is bound to go quickly!

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The people of the Lone Star State have a fierce record of independent people and history. The 28th state may not be the only state with a record of being a republic, but their dramatic revolution and fight for independence keep Texas history alive. Texas is my home; no matter where I have lived in my life, I always come back to Texas. Through February 4, you can get 50% off Crochet Texas Style ebook or Yellow Rose of Texas C2C afghan crochet pattern on Ravelry. Use coupon code TEXAS for your discount.

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Puppy Love Dog Toy Crochet Pattern

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Do you like to crochet toys for your fur babies? Bruno loves squeaky toys, and I love making him new toys. This week I made a dog-shaped toy out of different sizes of crocheted hearts. It’s an easy pattern using cotton worsted yarn, and it won’t take you long to make it.

Please be aware that all dogs are different; some will eat a toy within a day. Bruno will chew on a toy for about 3-4 months before it’s ready for the trash. Regardless of how long it takes them to finish the toy, cotton yarn and cotton stuffing are best because they can be digested by the dog.

Materials:

Cotton worsted weight yarn:

90 yards Pink

25 yards Red

2 yards White

1 yard Black

Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Cotton stuffing

Squeakers

Dog toy measures approximately 6” tall by 6.5” wide.

Gauge: 5 sc = 1”, 5 rows = 1”

Directions:

FACE: (Make 2)

Rnd 1: With pink yarn, ch 22, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 9 ch, 3 sc in next ch (2nd sc is center top), sc in next 9 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in next 8 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch (center bottom), sk 1 ch, sc in next 8 ch, sc in last ch (same lp as first ch with 2 sc). Join with sl st.  (44 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last st. Join with sl st.  (50 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 9 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 6 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 6 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (56 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 10 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 5 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (62 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center top), sc in next 11 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 4 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (68 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 12 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 3 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (74 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 13 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 13 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (80 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 14 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 14 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (86 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 15 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (94 sc)

Fasten off pink.

MUZZLE:

Rnd 1: With red yarn, ch 14, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, 3 sc in next ch (2nd sc is center), sc in next 5 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in next 4 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch (center), sk 1 ch, sc in next 4 ch, sc in last ch (same lp as first ch with 2 sc). Join with sl st.  (28 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 3 sts, sc in last st (same as first sc with 2 sc). Join with sl st.  (34 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* twice, sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 7 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (40 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* twice, sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 8 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (46 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* twice, sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 9 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (52 sc)

Fasten off red.

EARS: (Make 2)

Rnd 1: With red yarn, ch 8, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in next ch (2nd sc is center), sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in next ch, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch (center), sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sc in last ch (same lp as first ch with 2 sc). Join with sl st.  (16 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, 2 sc in next st. (22 sc)  Fasten off red.

NOSE:

Rnd 1: With black yarn, ch 6, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch (2nd sc is center), sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch (center), sk 1 ch, sc in last ch (same lp as first ch with 2 sc). Join with sl st.  (12 sc). Fasten off black leaving 9” length for sewing.

EYES: (Make 2)

With white yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st. Fasten off yarn leaving 6” length for sewing.

Use black yarn to make French knot in center of each eye.

Sew red heart (upside down) centered on the pink heart (right side up). Sew black heart (right side up) centered on top of red heart. Sew eyes above muzzle. Sew ears to top of head approximately 10 sts from center.

EDGING:

Place both large hearts wrong sides together, matching curves and point. Pin in place with one pin marking the center bottom.

Using Pink yarn, insert hook at st after bottom center marker (through both thicknesses). Sc in this st, sc in next 20 sts, *sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts,* 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center top), sk next st, sc in next 5 sts, (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* 3 times. Begin stuffing pillow.

Sc in each remaining st with 3 sc in marked st (center bottom), stuffing as you go. Add in 1-2 squeakers with the stuffing. Join with sl st.
Fasten off yarn. Weave in all ends.

PDF Download: Puppy Love Dog Toy Crochet Pattern

Weekly Featured Pattern

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This week’s featured designer in the Crochet Designer Community group is and my Mahoor Design with her Shabnam Mosaic table runner pattern. The feature is for one week ending Sunday, January 29, and you can add it to your library with a 50% discount.
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Chinese New Year 2023 – Year of the Rabbit

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Chinese New Year begins on January 22 this year and ends on February 9, 2024 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). This begins the year of the Water Rabbit, a sign of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. This year is predicted to be a year of hope. People born during the Year of the Rabbit are said to be vigilant, witty, quick-minded, and ingenious. The Rabbit is the fourth sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle and repeats every 12 years. Those born this year, along with those born in 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, and 1927 are Rabbits.

If you’re planning to celebrate Chinese New Year this year, here’s a free card for you:

year of the rabbit

 

Chinese New Year 2023 Card

 

 

 

Crochet was popularized in Ireland and England in the late 19th century. Some researchers believe it was derived from the Chinese art of tambour in which fabric is stretched over a frame, and a hook is used to pull thread and beads through the fabric.

Amigurumi is a combination of two Japanese words “ami” meaning knitted or crocheted and “nuigurumi” which means stuffed creature. This art form gained popularity in Japan after World War II. However, it is also believed to have originated in China because of records found in the Shang Dynasty about knitted and crocheted dolls. Early examples of crocheted and knitted dolls were first found in Japan during the 17th century (the Edo period) because of trade between the Dutch and Japanese people and the interaction between China and Japan during that time.

Rabbit Crochet Patterns

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit by making a Rabbit Amigurumi. Thanks to my generous designer friends, we have a wide variety of free patterns.

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Velveteen rabbit pillow
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Bunny Pajamas
Bunny Kids Pyjama Memory Lane Crochet
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Lion Heart Pillow Crochet Pattern

lion heart pillow

Now that the Christmas holidays are over, and the decorations have been put away for next year (we hope), it’s time to turn our attention to hearts and roses. Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, and I have so many ideas! It’s just so much fun to make cute pink and red animals, I can’t resist. The first Valentine’s Day design for the year is the Lion Heart Pillow, or as I like to call him, King Richard. Using Bernat blanket yarn makes the project go quickly, and he’s just so darned squishy!! Three different sizes of hearts are combined to make this sweet lion pillow for your special someone.

lion heart pillow

Pillow measures approximately 12” tall by 14” wide.

Gauge: 9 sc = 4”, 8 rows = 4”

Materials:

Bernat Blanket Yarn:

30 yards White

150 yards Pink

2 yards Red

Size M crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfill

20-mm safety eyes

Directions:

MANE:

Rnd 1: With pink yarn, ch 22, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 9 ch, 3 sc in next ch (2nd sc is center top), sc in next 9 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in next 8 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch (center bottom), sk 1 ch, sc in next 8 ch, sc in last ch (same lp as first ch with 2 sc). Join with sl st.  (44 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last st. Join with sl st.  (50 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 9 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 6 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 6 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (56 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 10 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 5 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (62 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center top), sc in next 11 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 4 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (68 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 12 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 3 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (74 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 13 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 13 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (80 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 14 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 14 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (86 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat once, sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 15 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (94 sc)

Fasten off pink.

Blocking is preferred to allow pieces to lay flat.

FACE:

Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 16, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch, 3 sc in next ch (2nd sc is center), sc in next 6 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in next 5 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch (center), sk 1 ch, sc in next 5 ch, sc in last ch (same lp as first ch with 2 sc). Join with sl st.  (32 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 4 sts, sc in last st (same as first sc with 2 sc). Join with sl st.  (38 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* twice, sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 8 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 3 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (44 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* twice, sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 9 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (50 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* twice, sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 10 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (56 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* twice, sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st (2nd sc is center), sc in next 11 sts, repeat * to * 3 times, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center), sk 1 st, repeat * to * once. Join with sl st.  (62 sc)

Fasten off white.

NOSE:

Rnd 1: With red yarn, ch 8, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in next ch (2nd sc is center), sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in next ch, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch (center), sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sc in last ch (same lp as first ch with 2 sc). Join with sl st.  (16 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, 2 sc in next st. (22 sc)  Fasten off red.

Sew red heart (right side up) on the bottom half of the white heart (upside down). Sew white heart (upside down) centered on top of pink heart (right side up). Insert safety eyes at Rnd 3 of white heart, approximately 2” apart.

EDGING:

Place both large hearts wrong sides together and crochet through both pieces to join. Pin in place with one pin marking the center bottom.

Insert hook at st after bottom center marker (through both thicknesses). Sc in this st, sc in next 20 sts, *sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts,* 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next st (center top), sk next st, sc in next 5 sts, (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* 3 times. Begin stuffing pillow.

Sc in each remaining st with 3 sc in marked st (center bottom), stuffing as you go. Join with sl st.
Fasten off yarn. Weave in all ends.

PDF Download (with photos for assembly): Lion Heart Pillow Crochet Pattern

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