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Heart Pocket Note Holder

Click here for larger image.Crochet this darling Heart Pocket Note Holder to leave love notes for those who matter to you. This is a practical way to keep organized with the added bonus that it is a fun and charming design. Handmade gifts are as great to give as they are to receive, and this is a quick and easy project that will have you repeatedly making it for special friends and loved ones of all ages.

Design by Terry Day

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Size

8 1/4 inches at widest part x 8 inches long

Materials

  • Elmer-Pisgah Peaches & Creme medium (worsted) weight cotton yarn (21/2 oz/122 yds/71g per ball):
    • 1 1/2 oz #1 white
    • 1 oz #51 apple green
  • Size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fabric glue
  • Magnets (optional)

Gauge

Rnds 1 & 2 = 2 1/2 inches across

Pattern Notes

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Join rounds with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of double crochet round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Instructions

Square

Make 2 white and 1 apple green.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 4, join in first ch to form a ring, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, join (see Pattern Notes) in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, in same ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) (beg corner), ch 1, [in next ch-2 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp (corner), ch 1] 3 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (24 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 3: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, beg corner in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, corner in next ch-2 sp, rep from * twice, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (36 dc, 8 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, beg corner in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] twice, corner in next ch-2 sp, rep from * twice, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 2 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off. (48 dc, 12 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)

Circle

Make 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): With white, ch 4, join in first ch to form ring, ch 3, 12 dc in ring, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (13 dc)

Rnds 2 & 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. At end of last rnd, fasten off. (52 dc at end of last rnd)

Assembly

Fold each Circle in half with RS facing. Place 2 white Squares tog; working through both thicknesses, sew fold of 1 Circle to edge of Squares stretching Circle slightly to fit if necessary. Rep for other Circle on adjoining side of Squares.

Edging

Place WS of apple green Square over RS of 1 white square, carefully matching sts. Working through all 3 thicknesses, join white in ch-2 sp at bottom corner Squares, ch 2, 5 hdc in same ch-2 sp, *sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, 6 hdc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * twice, sk next 3 dc, sc in next corner ch-2 sp, working through both thicknesses of Circles only, sk first dc,** 6 hdc in next dc, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, rep from ** around, adjusting sts if necessary to have 7 (6-hdc) groups on each Circle and sc in st between Circles, working through thicknesses of all 3 Squares, sc in next corner ch-2 sp, sk next 3 dc, *6 hdc in next ch-1 sp, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, rep from * twice, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2, fasten off.

Hanger

Join apple green in sc between 2 Circles, ch 18, join in same sc to form a ring, ch 1, sc evenly in ring covering ch sts completely and keeping sts smooth and flat, being careful not to bunch them up, join in first sc, fasten off.

Finishing

Fold down top half of apple green Square to form flap for pocket. Tack down outer corners of flap pocket where it folds to keep it from falling forward when the notepad and pen are placed inside.

For added strength, add a dot of glue to the base of Hanger on WS where Hanger touches Heart.

If using magnets, glue to WS of Heart.

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