Valentine's day is approaching fast...so what's better than a nice and quick crochet project to create a lovely present?
Well, my friends, I think I have the right one for you...and it's free!
The Hoya Kerry is a beautiful plant with thick heart-shaped leaves that make it the perfect gift idea for Valentine's Day.
Here is my sweet crocheted version "planted" in a little white pot filled with pebbles.
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Here's the FREE pattern!
YARN: Light (3) Green, Pink; Classic Cotton Thread in Black
MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling
DIMENSION: H. 3” x W. 2.5”
ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O)
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each round) unless otherwise instructed.
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LEAF (green yarn)
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)
Rnd 4 - 6: sc even (24)
Do not cut the yarn once you have crocheted the 2nd part.
Merge the 2 parts together:
Rnd 7: join the yarn to any one st of the last round of the first made part, work 1 sc dec, 22 sc, keep working on the 2nd part, 22 sc, 1 sc dec (46)
Round 8: (1 sc dec, 7 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc, 1 dec) rep twice (38)
Round 9: 1 sc dec, 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc, 2 sc dec, 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc, 1 sc dec (32)
Round 10: 1 dec, 5 sc, 1 dec, 5 sc, 2 dec, 5 sc, 1 dec, 5 sc, 1 dec (26)
Round 11: 5 sc, 1 sc dec, 11 sc, 1 sc dec, 6 sc (24)
Round 12: (5 sc, 1 sc dec, 10 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc (22)
Round 13: (5 sc, 1 sc dec, 9 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc (20)
Round 14: 4 sc, 2 sc dec, 6 sc, 2 sc dec, 2 sc (16)
Round 15: 3 sc, 2 sc dec, 4 sc, 2 sc dec, 1 sc (12)
Round 16: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8)
Round 17: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6)
F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Stuff the leaf very lightly, keeping the flatten shape.
Use a toothpick to make it stand into a pot.
Embroider the eyes and the mouth with black cotton thread.
Embroider the cheeks with pink yarn.
This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.
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