This free crochet chart for a Heart Full of Rainbows Chart is destined to be a cushion pattern. At the moment it is in ‘work in progress’! The chart will work for any project needing a heart graphic where the tension is in similar proportions to the yarn I am using. To make up the heart as shown you need to work in DC (UK terms) or SC (US terms).
The yarn I have for my project is Lion Brand Yarns – Hometown USA. You can see their full range on the US website here. However I buy all my yarns from Woolwarehouse here in the UK. Note at this point in time I am not an affiliate of either business – I just like sharing what I like!
I picked this yarn because it has lovely bright rainbow colours and is very good quality for the price. I wanted to use a super chunky yarn and found only a limited number had all the colours of the rainbow!
The tension on the ball band for crochet on a 9mm hook, is 8 rows and 6.6 stitches to make a 10cm square. The chart would work equally well for knitting but the ratio is different so the shape of the heart would change. The knitting tension square for this yarn has 12 rows to 9 stitches. This means the heart would come out much longer and thinner if used for knitting. I would recommend reducing the rows in each colour by two to get back to a similar shape. I will be turning this into a cushion pattern and will post on that separately with full instructions.
Here is the Heart full of Rainbows free crochet chart.Heart Full of Rainbows Chart (203 downloads)
If this tension is not what you need I can adapt the chart quite quickly so let me know what tension you are looking for and I will do my best to work up a chart for you. Leave a message below or email me with your tension requirement.
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The cushion is a companion project to my Hearts and Rainbows blanket which you can see here. The finished blanket and cushion will be listed on my Etsy Store as will the pattern (once I create the final PDF version). You can get hold of the pattern sooner if you are happy to copy the colours from my photo. The blanket pattern is available for free here.