Today's heart is inspired by a readers question. They asked how big I could make these crocheted hearts. Truthfully I haven't made them any bigger, but I have wondered the same thing myself. This lacey heart builds off these previously posted hearts, and doubles the size.
If you want to make the heart even bigger, you can try a thicker yarn and a larger hook! I have used 8ply and a 5mm hook..
I would like to work on the pattern and see if I can make a heart big enough to make a pillow, but that will be another day.
As I mentioned, you will need to build from this heart pattern, do not fasten off.
(using US terms)
Chain 4 and slip stitch into the sc from previous row
1 tc and 1 ch into next stitch, and repeat 22 more times (23 tr in total)
4 chains and sl st into sc from previous row, 4 chains and sl st into top of heart
Final row: 1ch, and sc into next 10 stitches
sc into chain space (first chain space between two tr), 3ch, 1sc, repeat into chain chain space gap (22 times in total)
sc in each stitch till start, sl st and fasten off.
I yarnbombed my backyard :) These hearts look a bit like butterflies, so they looked great outside! They are also the perfect size for a doily.