Heart

• Worked in the round.
• Make Rnds 1-6 twice. Do not break the yarn after completing Rnds 1-6 the second time. Instead, join the two pieces with an sc and continue working in the round.
Rnd 1: MR, sc 6. [6 sts]
Rnd 2: Inc x 6. [12 sts]
Rnd 3: *Inc, sc* x 6. [18 sts]
Rnd 4: *Sc 5, inc* x 3. [21 sts]
Rnd 5: *Sc 3, inc, sc 3* x 3. [24 sts]
Rnd 6: Sc 24. Remember: the first time break the yarn and invisible join. The second time, do not break the yarn. Instead join it to the first with an sc and continue with Rnd 7.
Rnd 7: Sc 48.
Rnd 8: *Sc 7, invdec, sc 7* x 3. [45 sts]
Rnd 9: *Sc 13, invdec* x 3. [42 sts]
Rnd 10: *Sc, 6, invdec, sc 6* x 3. [39 sts]
Rnd 11: *Invdec, sc 11* x 3. [36 sts]
Rnd 12: *Sc 5, invdec, sc 5* x 3. [33 sts]
Rnd 13: *Sc 9, invdec* x 3. [30 sts]
Rnd 14: *Sc 4, invdec, sc 4* x 3. [27 sts]
Rnd 15: *Invdec, sc 7* x 3. [24 sts]
Rnd 16: *Sc 3, invdec, sc 3* x 3. [21 sts]
Rnd 17: *Sc 5, invdec* x 3. [18 sts]
Rnd 18: *Sc 2, invdec, sc 2* x 3. [15 sts]
Rnd 19: *Invdec, sc 3* x 3. [12 sts]
Break the yarn and and stuff the heart. Thread the yarn tail through the front loops of the the remaining 12 sts and draw them closed.

“And there was nothing wrong with it and nothing strange about it, that my heart would have broken from using it so much.”
-Eduardo Galeano

Heart

Before you get started…

Ingredients

01 2.75mm(US C-2) crochet hook
02 Aran or worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice
03 Tapestry needle
04 Stuffing

Gauge

5-rnd gauge circle = 1.75”/4.5cm
Gauge isn’t terribly important in amigurumi, so it is okay to use a slightly larger hook if that is all you have. However, you don’t want to see stuffing through the stitches, so don’t get too big. Also, remember that if you scale up your ami, you may want larger notions (like snap eyes).