A Hearty Hug By Melu Crochet: Free Pattern

Make a Hearty hug for a loved one to show that you care. The Hearty hug is made in one piece, from side to side so that it is easy to make and join.

Materials 

Approx 10g dk yarn, with a 4mm hook – Finished heart measures approx 10cm x 10cm or

60g chunky yarn, with a 8mm hook- Finished heart  measures approx 17cm x 17cm

Tapestry Needle

Stuffing- I used polyester hi loft toy stuffing

Abbreviations

ch chain

sts stitches

sl st slip stitch

dc double crochet

Inc: Work 2dc into designated stitch  

Dec: Insert your hook into designated stitch, yarn over and pull through (two loops on hook), insert your hook into next st, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. 

Bobble Stitch/Bst Ā *Yarn over, insert into indicated stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 (two loops left on hook) Repeat * four more times until there are 6 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook. See the Bobble Stitch Guide for step by step photos.

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Pattern 

At the end of each row ch1, turn. This is a turning chain and does not count as a stitch.

Foundation: Ch 6, 

Row 1 [WS]: working into 2nd chain from hook dc5, (5 stitches)  

Row 2 [RS]: inc, dc3, inc (7 stitches)  

Row 3 [WS]: inc, dc2, Bst, dc2, inc (9 stitches)  

Row 4 [RS]: inc, dc7, inc (11 stitches)  

Row 5 [WS]: inc, dc2, Bst, dc3, Bst, dc3 (12 stitches)  

Row 6 [RS]: dc11, inc (13 stitches)  

Row 7 [WS]: inc, dc2, Bst, dc5, Bst, dc, Dec (13 stitches)  

Row 8 [RS]: Dec, dc10, inc (13 stitches)  

Row 9 [WS]: dc3, Bst, dc5, Bst, dc3 (13 stitches)  

Row 10 [RS]: inc, dc10, Dec (13 stitches)  

Row 11 [WS]: Dec, dc2, Bst, dc5, Bst, dc, inc (13 stitches)  

Row 12 [RS]: dc11, Dec (12 stitches)  

Row 13 [WS]: Dec, dc2, Bst, dc3, Bst, dc3 (11 stitches)  

Row 14 [RS]: Dec, dc7, Dec (9 stitches)  

Row 15 [WS]: Dec, dc2, Bst, dc2, Dec (7 stitches)  

Row 16 [RS]: Dec, dc3, Dec (5 stitches)  

Row 17 [WS]: inc, dc3, inc (7 stitches)  

Row 18 [RS]: inc, dc5, inc (9 stitches)  

Row 19 [WS]: inc, dc7, inc (11 stitches)  

Row 20 [RS]: dc10, inc (12 stitches)  

Row 21 [WS]: inc, dc11 (13 stitches)  

Row 22 [RS]: Dec, dc10, inc (13 stitches)  

Row 23 [WS]: inc, dc10, Dec (13 stitches)  

Row 24 [RS]: dc13 (13 stitches)  

Row 25 [WS]: Dec, dc10, inc (13 stitches)  

Row 26 [RS]: inc, dc10, Dec (13 stitches)  

Row 27 [WS]: Dec, dc11 (12 stitches)  

Row 28 [RS]: dc10, Dec (11 stitches)  

Row 29 [WS]: Dec, dc7, Dec (9 stitches)  

Row 30 [RS]: Dec, dc5, Dec (7 stitches)  

Row 31 [WS]: Dec, dc3, Dec (5 stitches)  

Joining round: With right side facing, fold the two sides of the heart together – the stitches on each side will line up. Dc in each st around to join, including along the 5 stitches of the fold,

stuff the heart, 

before fully closing with a slip stitch into the first dc of the joining round. 

Fasten off, sew in end, that’s it, you’re finished!

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Thank you for choosing this pattern, I hope you enjoy making your project. You may sell the finished products that you make from this pattern. If selling online, please include a link back to my shop melucrochet.etsy.com or Love Crafts: Melu Crochet  -thank you!

The pattern and all photos within the pattern are protected under copyright and are the property of Melu Crochet. Please do not resell or share my patterns.

Thank you to Jo Murricane for testing and giving A Hearty Hug it’s name!

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