Chenille Christmas Heart Decoration
50 yds Rayon chenille Art 810
Gold Metallic Knit Cro-Sheen art A 64 or size 10 crochet cotton thread
# O and #5 steel crochet hooks
5" square plastic canvas
Finished size: 6" x 6"

Heart: ( make 2 ): Row 1: Starting at point and with #O hook, ch 4, 4 dc in fourth ch from hook, turn. ( first 3 chs counts as first dc ). ( 5 dc ).
Row 2: ( Ch 3, dc ) in first st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in each of last 2 sts, turn. ( 9 ).
Rows 3-5: (Ch 3, dc ) in first st, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, 2 dc in each of last 2 sts, turn. ( 21 sts ).
Row 6: ( Ch 3, dc ) in first st, dc in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st, turn. ( 23 ).
Rows 7-8: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 9: For First Side, ch 2, dc next 2 sts tog, dc in next 6 sts, dc next 3 sts tog leaving last 11 st unworked, turn.
Row 10: Ch 2, dc next 2 sts tog, dc in next 2 sts, dc next 3 sts tog leaving ch 2 unworked, do not turn. Fasten off.
Row 9: For Second Side, with #O hook, join with sl st in first st on opposite side of row 8, ch 2, dc next 2 sts togs, dc in next 6 sts, dc next 3 sts tog ( last st will be worked in same st as last st on row 9 on First Side ), turn.
Row 10: Rep row 10 of First Side. Using crochet piece as pattern cut out plastic canvas.
Edging: Rnd 1: Hold Heart Sides tog with plastic canvas between, matching sts and working through both thicknesses and in ends of rows and sts, with #5 hook, join with sc in same st on row 8 where last st of row 9 was worked in, ch 5, evenly space ( sc, ch 5 ) 18 times across to row 1, ( sc, ch 5 ) in row 1, ( sc, ch 5 ) 2 times in Point, sc in end of row 1, evenly space ( ch 5, sc ) 18 times across to inside end of row 9, ch 2, join with dc in first sc ( joining ch sp made ), turn. ( 41 ch sps ).
Row 2: Working in rows, ch 1, sc in joining ch sp, ( ch 5, sc in next ch sp ) 19 times, ch 5, ( sc, ch 5, sc )in ch sp at Point of Heart, ( ch 5, sc in next ch sp ) 19 times, ch 2, dc in last ch sp, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in joining ch sp, ( ch 5, sc in next ch sp ) 19 times, ch 5, ( sc, ch 5, sc ) in ch sp at Point, ( ch 5, sc in next ch sp ) 20 times, do not turn.
Rnd 4: Working in ch sps around outer edge, ch 1, 3 sc in each of first 4 ch sps, ( 3 sc, ch 3, sl st in last sc made, 3 dc ) in each ch sp around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rose: Rnd 1: With #5 hook and gold, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, ( sc, ch 3 ) 6 times in ring, join with sl st in first sc. ( 6 sc, 6 ch sps ).
Rnd 2: For Petals, ch 1, ( sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc ) in each ch 3 sp around, join.
Rnd 3: Working behind petals, ch 4, ( sc in back lps of first sc on next petal, ch 3 ) rep around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch 4.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, ( sc, ch 1, 7 dc, ch 1, sc ) in each ch 3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Working behind petals, ch 5, ( sc in back lps of first sc on next petal, ch 4 ) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch 5.
Rnd 6: ch 1, ( sc, ch 1, 4 dc, tr, 4 dc, ch 1, sc ) in each ch 4 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Glue or sew to front of Heart.