Last week I had a vision of making my daughter a winter scarf with tiny crocheted hearts, based on an afghan stitch I'd seen. Well, that vision wasn't realized as nicely as I'd hoped when I tried out that stitch (I'll share it with you, not to worry!) so then I decided to try out a granny square with a heart in the middle. On the second attempt, I arrived at this adorable crocheted heart, with a fun dimensional flower in the center, and decided to stop there! And that my friends is how this cute crocheted heart ornament to was born. Yupp, no heart scarf in sight, but I do believe there will be a fun crocheted hearts wall hanging that I hope will look sweet over her bed! I even purchased some chunky yarn in colors to match her new comforter cover, so I believe it will happen!
To make this heart follow the pattern here. My flower formed in row two is much more pronounced than that in the link, which is correct as a popcorn stitch is specified. I used chunky yarn and a size I/5.50mm hook, which gives a nice tight result. (Just tried the same pattern with a J/6mm hook and the results aren't as nice.)
Addition to pattern: After completing final round of Row 4 in pattern, turn and slip stitch back to the very middle of the heart. Chain 15 and then join to base of chain with a slip stitch. Cut yarn and weave in ends. Enjoy just about anytime, hearts always look great, and if you'd rather not have the association with the American holiday coming up in February, so make your hearts in colors other than red!