Bleeding Heart Edging

Free Crochet Pattern by

Materials: Size 30 crochet cotton
No. 10 or 11 steel crochet hook
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 dc  double crochet
 sl st  slip stitch
 lp  loop

Delicate bleeding heart flowers are a sign of spring. They can be crocheted as edging trim for handkerchiefs, towels, clothing or doilies.

Ch 6, sl st to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 5, dc in ring, (ch 2, dc in ring) twice, turn.

Row 2: Ch 5, dc over last ch 2 lp, (ch 2, dc in same lp) twice, turn.

Row 3: Ch 5, dc over last lp, (ch 2, dc in same lp) twice, ch 2, (8 dc, ch 2, 8 dc) in next lp, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, sl st in next ch lp.

Row 4: Ch 8, sl st in ch 2 between 8 dc groups, (ch 5, sl st, ch 7, sl st, ch 5, sl st) in same ch 2, ch 8, sl st in next ch 2, ch 5, dc in next ch lp, (ch 2, dc in same lp) twice, turn. Repeat from row 1 for desired length.

When edge is desired length, complete row 4 and working into ch 5 lps, * ch 7, sl st in next lp, repeat from * across. Fasten off.


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