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Two-Tone Heart crochet pattern for Ukraine

I had a request earlier this week in the PlanetJune Discord group to modify my Love Hearts pattern to look like the Ukrainian flag, and that was a request I just couldn’t refuse.

I thought it would be simple, but I made prototypes to figure out the straightest line…

prototypes for two-tone heart crochet pattern by planetjune

It’s *not* what you’d think – crochet stitches aren’t straight, so the straightest line is not formed from a symmetrical pattern…

And then more prototypes to figure out whether hook size affects the straightness of the colour change line (it does – smaller is better) and the best way to manage the yarns with all the colour changes…

prototypes for two-tone heart crochet pattern by planetjune

Cut-and-tie gives the cleanest result on the front, but a messy back with lots of yarn ends to deal with. Tapestry crochet (working over the unused colour with every stitch) gives a neat front and back, with only two yarn ends from each colour to weave in, but the unworked yarn colour is slightly visible between the stitches (especially in the yellow half).

prototypes for two-tone heart crochet pattern by planetjune

After several rounds of prototyping, the final pattern is ready for you, in flat and puffy versions, with colour change recommendations for how to get the best balance of appearance, speed, and simplicity.

love hearts crochet pattern by planetjune - two-tone hearts variants

Please use this pattern however you wish, and especially to make hearts in the colour of the Ukrainian flag to show your support during this crisis. You can also sell hearts to fundraise (look for an accredited humanitarian aid charity in your country).

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6 Comments »

  1. Patricia said

    Great work!

  2. Sangeeta Deorukhkar said

  3. Rosemary k said

    Hi, June. Have you considered making the center of the heart one color, say yellow, and the remaining rows the other color like blue? I would think that would be easy. Many thanks for devotion to crochet!

    • June said

      Yes, that would be very easy and wouldn’t need a new pattern – feel free to go back to the Love Hearts pattern and crochet Rnd 1 in yellow and the rest in blue if you’d prefer! But the request I had was specifically to make it into the Ukrainian flag (which has the top half blue and the bottom half yellow), hence this new version 🙂

  4. .: petrOlly :. said

    June, you are amazing! Thank you very much for your spontaneity and for making it available so fast. #StandWithUkraine

    • June said

      Thank you for the suggestion! 💙💛

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