Zombie Heart Luvz
I used an F hook and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.
Make two hearts as described in the free pattern at this awesomely awesome link:
Just to be clear, I did not create the heart pattern. I found it at the above link, but I joined the hearts as I describe below which is different from how she joined them. I think she used a lovely sc stitch around, but I went with a spikey feel for the zombie look.
When you are done making the two hearts, make the eyes and stitch them on, and add a mouth, nose, and any stitches you’d like to use to decorate your zombie heart. I like to add two stitches on the back. Here’s how I did my eyes:
Rnd 1) With black: Ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2) Ch 1, 2sc in each st around. Jn with sl st in first sc. (12 sc)
Rnd 3) Jn white with sl st in the back loop of any st. Working in back loops only, (ch 1, sl st in next st) around. Jn with a sl st in first st. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew eye to heart.
With white: Repeat Rnds 1-3 above. Then add a black X with a yarn needle and black yarn.
Joining the Hearts (Border):
To attach the two hearts together, I put the wrong sides together and I worked the stitches in the corresponding back (inside) loops of both hearts to join them, stuffing when I came to the last couple of stitches. I didn’t use a yarn needle and just sew them together like I usually do to attach my projects, rather I just single crocheted around the hearts using the back loops of both rather than the entire stitch. This also helps to make the inner green part of the heart ‘pop’ with texture.
Jn at the bottom point, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc in same st as join. Sc in next st. (Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc in next 2 sts) around. When you get to the center stitch, if you’d like instead of adding a little spike there, you can chain 30 and sc back down that chain, and then continue by single crocheting in the next 2 sts so that you create your own little handle. Jn with a sl st in the first st. The original pattern also mentions something like that as well. It’s a super cute pattern, and you should check it out!