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How to Crochet a Heart for Charity

I have really enjoyed crocheting for charities. I recently found the Peyton Heart Project. This pattern works up quickly and you can use up your scrap yarn for these hearts. If you would like to use a different pattern from mine, there are a number of other heart patterns available on the site for both crochet and knitting. Peyton Heart Project has a printable tag you can use with your heart and then place your heart somewhere that it can be found. 

From the Peyton Heart Project's website:

A global project created to help end suicide and bullying and the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The Peyton Heart Project was inspired by several stories including that of a 13-year-old boy named Peyton James who died by suicide in 2014. The hearts are placed in public places around the world for people to find during their everyday lives. We hope the hearts cause people to stop for a moment and reflect on a young life lost to suicide, on bullying and on the fact that everyone’s life matters.

My plan is to add the tag to the hearts and carry them with me in my car. As I visit, shop, or travel I will have them with me to distribute. I hope those that find my hearts are touched and enjoy them. I think this is a great way to share the love of crochet and do some good with it. 

Here is the pattern for the hearts I made. At the bottom of this post, you can find a free printable PDF version of the pattern if you would like to download it.

Heart Pattern:

magic circle

work the entire first round into the magic circle

ch 2
tr x3
dc x4
tr x 1
dc x 4
tr x 3
ch 2

ss into the magic chain

sc
hdc x 2 into first stitch
hdc x 3 into second stitch
hdc x 2 into third stitch
1
hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into seventh stitch
hdc, dc, hdc into eigth stitch
hdc x 2 into nineth stitch
1
hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into thirteenth stitch
hdc x 3 into fourteenth stitch
hdc x 2 into fifteenth stitch
ss and end

weave in beginning thread to the top of the heart

tie both strands * together with an overhand knot using both threads as one.

trim

*cut the strands to be about 5-6” long

Here is the link to the downloadable PDF pattern. [heart pattern]

If you plan to use your crochet hearts for the Peyton Heart Project, please be sure to visit their site and read through all the instruction for the project.

 

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