I've released a few patterns that use a special stitch. I called it the Heart Stitch. I haven't seen it listed anywhere and I spent a few weeks looking everywhere before I decided to write up this tutorial for it. I don't claim it as mine and anyone can use it for anything. This is just how I use it n my patterns. I hope this tutorial helps you!
Where Is The PDF?
The PDF for this tutorial are accompanied with the patterns they are used in, on Ravelry.
What Materials I Used For The Pictures:
2 colors of worsted weight yarn
Size 5mm (H) crochet hook
Heart Stitch: sl st, [ch4, tr bobble, ch4, sl st in same st as tr bobble] twice in one stitch.
First you need to decide where the stitch goes. Once you have done that you make a sl st in the same stitch.
Next thing you do is chain 4 and make a tr bobble in the same st, ch 4, and make another sl st into the same st. You have made the first part of your heart!
If you find the stitch full or a bit hard to work into try to push the stitches to the side as much as you can.
Next thing is to ch4 and do another tr bobble in the same st as the other stitches, make another ch4, and sl st in the same st. That's it! All done!
Designing With The Heart Stitch
You should have AT LEAST 1 or 2 stitches on each side not worked if you are adding this into your own pattern if you do not want them to have a 3-D effect (textured). You don't have to, and I don't do this as they are meant to be 3-D (textured) in my patterns.
I used a back post stitch to attach the heart to my pattern so they aren't 'flopping around'. I did this after a round of dc or a few rounds of sc for the background. The next round I figured where to put the 'heart tips' and pinned them to the stitches where they looked best at. I used a bpsc around the tr bobble of the heart to attach them.