Heartbeat

FREE crochet pattern

Heartbeat

Heartbeat is here, and just in time for Valentine’s Day. I”ve been working on this design for weeks and am finally ready to share! This gorgeous cotton shawl is crocheted using three colors of WeCrochet’s Memento. 100% Pima cotton, the stitch pattern utilizes my favorite: the “drop & swap” technique, to bring you color striping that only LOOKS complicated. Heartbeat is worked from tip to edge, and features a lovely border. You’ll want to wrap up in this cozy shawl every day. 

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Get Ready...

Stitches:   Ch, sc, dc
Yarn:  WeCrochet’s Memento (#4 worsted-weight, 100% Pima Cotton, 232 yards/100g) 1 ball each of Moonshadow, Winter Bloom, and Fuchsia
Hook:  J10
Sizes:  52” long, 36” along scalloped edge
Gauge:  20 sts x 8 rows = 4” in st patt, blocked

NOTES:
~ There is no need to cut your yarn after each row. Simply drop your current color and pick up the available color during your last pull-through of each row. This is called the “drop & swap” and you can carry your yarns up the sides of your project. When you finish your last row, you will sc over all those long “floats” all the way around, creating a lovely border.
~ All odd rows are worked in dc, and all even rows are worked in sc.

Heartbeat

Let's do it!

Pattern:

Ch 4

Row 1) In C1, (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2dc) all in 3rd ch from hook, dropping C1 and picking up C2 on final pull-through. (Beginning ch-3 counts as st, here and throughout.) Turn.  = 5 dc, 2 ch-1 sp

Row 2) In C2, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sk 1, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, sc, dropping C2 and picking up C3 on final pull-through. Turn.  = 5 sc, 2 ch-1 sp

Row 3) In C3, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, sk 3 st, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc, dropping C3 and picking up C1 on final pull-through. Turn.  = 6 dc, 3 ch-1 sp

From here on out, I will not be specifying which colors to use; you will utilize the drop & swap method, as established.

Row 4) Ch 1, sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 2, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, sc. Turn.  = 6 sc, 1 ch-2 sp, 1 ch-1 sp

Row 5) Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, sk 3, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-2 sp, sk 1, dc. Turn.  =  8 dc, 4 ch-1 sp

Row 6) Ch 1, sc, ch 1, sk 1, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 2 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, sc. Turn.  = 8 sc, 2 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp

Row 7) Ch 3, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, sk 3; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in last st. Turn.  =  9 dc, 5 ch-1 sp

Row 8) Ch 1, sc, sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 2, sk 2, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 st, ch 1, sk 1, sc in last st. Turn.  = 9 sc, 2 ch-2 sp, 1 ch-1 sp

Row 9) Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, *sk 3, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, dc in last st. Turn.  = 11 dc, 6 ch-1 sp

Row 10) Ch 1, sc, ch 1, sk 1, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st, sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 2, sk 2, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 st, ch 1, sk 1, sc in last st. Turn.  = 11 sc, 2 ch-1 sp, 2 ch-2 sp

Rep Rows 7-10 twenty-three (23) more times.

Rep Rows 7-8 one (1) more time.

Using next available color, work edging as follows:

Dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 3, sl st into 1st ch, sl st) into next ch-2 sp, 7dc into next ch-2 sp; rep from * to end of row. DO NOT CUT YARN. Pivot work, and sc evenly across top of shawl, 3sc in “point” at tip of shawl, sc evenly down final side of shawl. Join to 1st dc with sl st. 

Cut all yarn. Weave in all ends. Block.

All Finished!

And there you have it! A lovely Heartbeat, made of lovely yarn, stitched with ALL the love <3 And it didn’t even take very long, did it? Don’t forget to check out my other free patterns!

I’d love to see your Heartbeat creations! Post a pic to your favorite social media and tag #RowsAndRosesHeartbeat and @RowsAndRoses so we can all be inspired by your amazing abilities. As always, if you need me, I’m only a click or two away.
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Sati Glenn, owner and operator of Rows and Roses Fiberworks. 
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