Watch how to crochet the granny heart square (video and written instructions)

There are limitless crochet patterns to stitch, but people come back time and again to that old favorite, the granny square, and this heart variation is one you'll love to include in your repertoire.
A truly heart-warming design that would look gorgeous on a baby blanket, afghan or throw, but which could also work well as a pillow cover, this is a simple square that's great for beginners. Meanwhile experienced crocheters will enjoy playing with interesting color combinations to get the most out of this pretty design classic.
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Watch the granny heart square video tutorial:
Materials
You can use any yarn for your granny heart squares, but remember to be consistent and use one weight of yarn throughout for the best effect. Check your manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You will also need a pair of scissors and a needle for weaving in ends.
Pro tip: This project is a great way to use up any oddments of yarn you may have on hand.
Abbreviations
* repeat from here as required
ch chain
dc double crochet
rep repeat
sl st slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
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Written instructions
Create a circle: ch 4, sl st into 1st ch.
Row 1: ch 3, 2 dc into centre of circle. *Ch 3, 3dc, ch 3, 3dc, ch 3 *rep twice more, finishing with sl st into 3rd ch of 1st ch 3.
Row 2: ch 3, ch 1. *3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch *rep three times, finishing with 2 dc and sl st into 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
Row 3: ch 3, 2 dc. Change to color 2. Ch 1, 3dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Change to color 1. Ch 1, 3dc, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc. Change to color 2. Ch 1, 3 dc. Change to color 1. Ch 1, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc. Ch 1, 3 dc. Change to color 2. Ch 1, 3 dc, 3 ch 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into 3rd ch.
Row 4: all in color 2, 3 ch, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc and continue around square, finishing with sl st into 3rd ch of initial 3 ch.
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