This Key to My Heart crochet applique is another heart-shaped design I created for Valentine’s Day. This applique will look great on handmade Valentine’s Day cards. You can also use this Key applique for some other embellishment or scrapbooking.
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Like all of my heart shaped creations, this Key to My Heart applique is also easy to make. If you want, you can embellish your Key with small bows made from golden yarn.
This crochet Key to My Heart applique also continues my series of Valentine’s Day heart shaped appliques and handmade card ideas. If you would like to see more crochet handmade Valentine’s Day cards, check out this post – 21 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards Embellished with Crochet Appliques!
This Key to My Heart applique will look beautiful as a crochet wall art. You just need to attach it to a canvas or picture frame! Here are some more ideas for Valentine’s Day wall art: Valentine’s Day Tree, Heart Tree and Rain of Hearts.
Key to My Heart – Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this two-colored heart is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy Shop.
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
This crochet Key applique is about 2-3/4″.
Light weight #3 cotton yarn. I used Patons Grace yarn.
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The Key applique consists of three parts (a heart with shank and two key bits) which are crocheted separately and then sewn together.
Part 1 – Heart with shank
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, HDC in first St of previous Rnd, 2 HDC in each of next 2 Sts, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, HDC in next Ch-1 St, SC in next St (heart point),
Shank – Ch 13, SC in 3rd Ch from hook and in each next 10 Chs,
SC in same St, HDC in next Ch-1 St, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 HDC in each of next 2 Sts, HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center. Fasten off.
Ch 6, Sl St in 2nd Ch from hook and in each of next 4 Chs. Fasten off and weave in one end. Save the second end for sewing this part to part 1.
Ch 4, Sl St in 2nd and in next 2. Fasten off and weave in one end. Save the second end for sewing this part to part 1.
Sew parts 1 and 2 to the end of Key shank. Block your crochet Key applique as necessary.
I hope you enjoyed this Key to My Heart crochet applique pattern!
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