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Mini crochet valentine for him

Now I love over the top lace and pink trust me I have one heck of a girly one coming up for you next week but I wanted to start with a MANish one! Because... not all guys love pink and red and lace like we do! I think this project is great with black and gold or your man's favorite sports team colors!!!!

I used Black worsted weight ( 4ply) yarn ( Loops and threads impeccable, however use any non soft yarn, you want this to keep its shape, red heart super savor is great too)
I also used gold fashion thread ( size 5)

and a 2.75 steel hook. For crochet the base of this you the smallest hook you can so it's tight. I used the steel hook but as long as you use an f or smaller you should be good

we start by crocheting a rectangle

chain 18 ( or any number you want the width to be) +1
Row 1 hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook, hdc in every chain for a total of 18 hdc ( chain 1 is used as a step up in every row)
Row 2-10 ( or how ever long you want it) turn, ch 1 , hdc in every stitch for a total 18 hdc

FOLD your black rectangle in half:  sl, ch3 sl across the top continue this pattern along the front part of the card ONLY don't crochet all four sides together

I left my front blank but feel free to add hearts, or any thread logo you can come up with!!

On the inside I "wrote" I mean crocheted I <3 U

This is simple enough THAT ANYONE ( yes I mean you who just started crocheting ) can complete this! *** Feeling lost need help? Comment below, or email me at I am always happy to help!
When stitch my heart on, ( I AM NOT A SEWING PERSON LOL The heart lost some of it's shape, for this reason I recommend using fabric glue if you to are not a sewing person to attach the I <3 u)

Using thread and a 2.75 hook

To make the I
ch8, sc in the 3rd chain from the hook sc in each ch until the end weave in your ends ( or leave long to sew)

To make the <3 ( heart)
ch 8
chain 2 ( first hdc) 4 hdc in the 3 ch from the hook, 2 hdc in the next, hdc in the next, 3 hdc in the next, 1 hdc in the next, 2 hdc in the next, in the last ch space 5 hdc,

NEXT we want crochet on the other side of the chain what you just made is the outside and bottom part of the heart, don't worry about what it looks like just yet and it may need blocking, 2hdc in the next, work 2 over lapping decreases ( so instead of turning 2 spaces into 1 with will turn 3 into 2 that makes the top part of the heart) work 2 hdc in the last ch, sli into the beginning of the heart.

To make the U
ch 13, sc in the first 5, 2sc in the next, 3 sc in the next, 2 sc in the next 1 sc in the rest.

What do you think of this? Will you be crocheting anything for valentine's this year? Comment below!


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