Awhile back I came across a blog post about crocheting with twine and I remember thinking what a cool idea so I pinned it to one of my Pinterest boards (to add to all the other things I want to try sometime) and thought no more about it until today that is when, whilst tidying up a cupboard, I came across a ball of jute twine…
And with it being Valentine’s day the only thing that I could possibly make is a heart right!
Twine is a bit spiky to work with and I would advise crocheting loosely so you don’t get rope burn on your fingers but I love how the heart turned out.
Here is my finished rustic shabby chic accessory; perfect to add a little romantic je ne sais quoi to any home. And it doesn’t take long to hook one up either – perfect for a quick valentine’s day present!
The pattern below has not been out to testers so if you find an error give me a shout so I can amend it!
To make your own twine heart decoration you will need:
- Spare bit of Jute Twine
- Bit of Ribbon
- 5mm Hook
- st(s) = stitches
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- dc/sc = UK double crochet / US single crochet
- htr/hdc = UK half treble / US half double crochet
- tr/dc = UK treble / US double crochet
Rnd 1: ch 4, sl st to first ch to join. Ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into ring *ch 3, 3 tr/dc into ring * repeat from * to * three times, sl st to the top of your first ch 3 to join, turn (24 sts)
Rnd 2: Sl st into the 3 ch sp, Ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same 3 ch sp, ch 1, 3 tr/dc same [3 ch sp, 3 tr/dc, ch 3, 3 tr/dc in the next ch sp] then [3 tr/dc, ch 1, 3 tr/dc into the next 3 ch sp], ch 5, sl st into the next 3 ch sp, ch 5 sl st to the top of the first ch 3 to join, turn (33 sts)
Rnd 3: 1 dc/sc into the 5 ch, 2 htr/hdc, 1 tr/dc, 2 htr/hdc, 1 dc/sc onto the same 5 ch, sl st into the same sp as the previous sl st (on previous row), [1 dc/sc, 2 htr/hdc, 1 tr/dc, 2 htr/hdc, 1 dc/sc} on the next 5 ch, 1 dc/sc into each of the next 10 sts (the ch 1 counts as a st). Then [1 dc/sc 1 tr/dc, 1 dc/sc] in the 3 ch sp, 1 dc/sc into the remaining 10 sts, sl st to the top of the first dc/sc to join (37 sts).
Add a loop of ribbon to the top of your heart to hang up in your home. Happy Valentine’s Day!