Heart of Gold

Size is 3+3/4" x 3 + 3/4"
Size 10 bedspread weight
7" white 3 mm strung pearls
10mm x 9mm heart rhinestone
20" gold metallic cord
Fabric stiffener
Size 5 steel hook
Gauge: 3 dc rnds = 1"
NOTE: for double treble crochet (dtr): yo 3 times, insert hook in ch sp, yo draw lp through, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 4 times.
Love knot (lk): *Lengthen the lp on hook to desired length, yo and draw new loop through st on hook, insert hook under thread that was drawn up for new lp and work 1 sc *(one knot stitch made). Rep between *.
Rnd 1: Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 4, (2 tr, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dtr, tr, dc, 3 sc, dc, tr, 2 dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc, 2 tr) in ring, join with sl st in top of ch starting ch (11 tr, 6 dc, 4 dtr, 3 sc).
Rnd 2: Ch 4, (dc in next st, ch 1)  10 times, ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next sc, (dc in next st, ch 1) 10 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4 (21 dc, 2 ch-2 sps, 1 sc).
Rnd 3: Ch 3, love knot, (dc in next dc, lk) 9 times, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, sc in next dc, lk, (dc in next dc, lk) 9 times, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (20 lk, 19 dc, 3 sc,  2 ch-2 sps).
Rnd 4: Ch 6, (dc in next dc, ch 3) 9 times, sc in next sc, )ch 2, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in next sc) 2 times, ch 3, ( dc in next dc, ch 3) around, join with sl st in 3rd of ch 6.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, ( sc, lk, sc) in same st, lk, *( sc, lk, sc) in next dc, lk*; rep between * to * 8 times more, sc in next sc, (ch 2, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in next sc) 2 times, lk; rep between * to * around, join with sl st in first sc, fasten off.
Apply fabric stiffener to Heart and dry, shaping love knots. Glue rhinestone heart over centre of rnd 1 and glue pearls over top of sts on rnd 2. Starting at centre back of Heart, weave braid through ch sps of rnd 4 and cut off excess and glue ends in place.