Miniature Heart Christmas Ornament

It only takes a few minutes to crochet this heart.  Experiment with different colors of thread, different thicknesses, and different sized hooks to design your own unique ornament.  You don't have to starch the ornament, but it holds its shape better if you do.

You will need:

Pink cotton thread

A size C crochet hook (2.75 mm)

Fabric stiffener

A few straight pins

Thread or ribbon for hanging

Step 1.  Chain 8.  Join.
Step 2.  Chain 5.  Double crochet into the ring.  Chain 1. Double crochet into the ring.  Continue chaining one and double crocheting into the ring until there are 13 double crochet stitches in the ring, counting the first chain 5 as a double crochet stitch.  Chain one and slip stitch into the fourth chain from the bottom of the first chain 5 to join the round.

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Step 3.  (To form the top of the heart) Chain 1.  Single crochet into the next space.  Chain 1.  Double crochet into the same space.  Chain 1.  Treble crochet into the next space.  Chain 1.  Treble crochet into the same space.  Chain 1.  Treble crochet into the same space again. 

Chain 1.  Treble crochet into the next space.  Chain 1.  Double crochet into the same space.

*Chain 1.  Double crochet into the next space.  Repeat from the * 2 more times.  (To form the bottom point of the heart) Chain 2.  Double crochet in the same space.

*Chain 1.  Double crochet in the next space. Repeat from the * 3 more times.  Chain 1.  Treble crochet in the same space. 

(To form the other side of the top of the heart.) Chain 1.  Treble in the next space.  Chain 1.  Treble crochet into the same space.  Chain 1.  Treble crochet into the same space again.

Chain 1.  Double crochet in the next space.  Chain 1.  Single crochet in the same space.  Chain 1.  Slip stich in the double croceht at the center of the heart to join the round.

Step 4.  *Chain 3.  Slip stitch in the next space.  Repeat from the * all the way around.  Join with a slip stitch and tie off.
Step 5.  Lightly spray the heart with fabric stiffener.  Lay it down on wax paper to dry.  You can put a piece of cardboard or a bulletin board under the wax paper and use a few pins to shape the heart if desired.
Step 6.  Add a loop of thread or ribbon and hang the ornament on the tree! 

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