by M. J. Joachim
Uses 2 colors: Color A & Color B
Begin by making 1 Simple Clover motif in Color A.
Step 1: Join Color B at center stitch of 1 clover leaf – this will be the bottom of your heart. Chain 3, make 2 dc, chain 2, 3 dc in same place. This is your bottom point (using a basic beginning granny square corner).
Step 2: Chain 4, join next 2 hdc together with 1 double crochet stitch.
Step 3: Chain 4, sc in 5th stitch from hook
Step 4: Chain 4, sc in 3rd stitch from hook (twice)
Step 5: Chain 2, sc in center top of heart. (3rd stitch from hook)
Step 6: Chain 2, sc in 3rd stitch from hook; repeat Step 4
Step 7: Chain 4, join next 2 hdc together with 1 double crochet stitch.
Step 8: Chain 4, join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3 in round.
Step 9: Slip stitch to center chain 2 space; make corner (ch 3, 2 dc, chain 2, 3 dc)
Step 10: Make 5 triple crochet in next 4 chain loops. You will be at the top of the heart when you complete this step.
Step 11: Make (1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in each of top 2 center chain loop spaces.
Step 12: Repeat Step 10 for last chain 4 loop spaces; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3 in round.
Step 13: Repeat Step 9, to make corner at bottom center of heart.
Step 14: Chain 3, sc between 3rd dc and 1st triple of previous round
Step 15: Chain 6, sc between 1st and 5th triple of next two groups of 5 trips in previous round.
[Repeat Step 15 three more times – Note: last sc will be between 5th triple and 1st dc at top center of heart.]
Step 16: Single crochet in next hdc; decrease sc over next 2 sc; sc in next hdc, sc between next dc and triple
Step 17: Repeat Step 15 on other side of heart, mirror imaging around to last space between 5th triple and 1st dc of previous round; chain 3 and join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3 in round. Finish off Color B.
Step 18: Join Color A in chain 2 space at bottom of heart; chain 4 (counts as 1st triple); make (3 tr, chain 2, 4 tr) in same chain 2 space
Step 19: Make 3 triple in next chain 3 space; make 6 triple in each of the next 2 chain 6 spaces; make 8 triple in each of the following chain 6 spaces
Step 20: Working over next 5 stitches, make 1 dc in next sc; make 1 sc in next 2 sc – skipping sc decrease in center top of heart; make 1 dc in next sc
Step 21: Make 8 triple in next 2 chain 6 loop spaces; make 6 triple in following 2 chain 6 spaces; make 3 triple in next chain 3 space; join with slip stitch to top chain of first triple in round.
Finish off. Weave in loose ends. Relax stitches with clothing steamer. Lay flat to dry.