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Topic: Heartagram Motif: Need Help Creating Pattern!  (Read 1569 times)
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« on: August 03, 2008 11:27:40 AM »

Hey everyone! First of all, this is a heartagram if you do not know what one is.
It is the symbol for my favorite band (H.I.M.) and I'm thinking of using this to make an afghan or a throw for my brother (who is also a big fan).

This is my version:

I have blocked it with a medium hot iron and some starch. The more I look at it, the more frustrated I get. I came up with the idea for the pattern this morning around 1AM and wrote it down. Obviously, I do not do my best thinking at night! I was so focused on getting the pentagon in the middle right, I totally neglected the inside triangle!!!

Here's what I've got so far:

Ch 12, join with a sl st, ch 1
R1: *Sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc* repeat once. *Sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc* repeat twice. Sc in next 2 sc, join with sl st to beg. ch
R2: *Ch 16, sl st in middle of 1st inc (the 4th sc in pentagon)* repeat once. *Ch 6, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in middle of next inc from prev. rnd* repeat twice, join with a sl st
R3: Sc in ch's with an inc in the 11th ch in the first heart loop, and in the 5th ch in the second heart loop, also work 3 sc in the point of each triangle
R4: Work the same as R3, including increases, but use sl st when you get to where the heart loops meet or the triangles meet to avoid bulkyness.

Any ideas on how to make the whole thing look more...crisp? Pointy? Also, anyone who figures out how to put it in the circle without it looking wonky wins the internet. I've tried 4 times now and can't get it right...I'll keep trying though!

Thanks for looking and for any help/suggestions!

Edited to Add: Here's version 2.0 (more like 9 or 10).

It's getting better. I made the beginning chain bigger, and created the triangle first, and then did the heart loops. At least I can tell it's a Heartagram!
« Last Edit: January 06, 2012 08:37:46 AM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images. » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008 06:22:31 PM »

I really have no idea how to get the yarn shaped into a heartagram.  If I were attempting it, I'd say that using tapestry crochet and just graphing it out would be your best bet.
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