I changed the heart motif and a layout a bit but kept the main idea :)
This is going to be a summer blanket for my adorable baby boy Oliver. I chose a very thin cotton yarn because I thought that with all the other projects I'm currently working on I'll be lucky if this one will get finished till next summer.
This is the teaser photo that I made before I started to think about possibility of picture tutorial.. right about now I have two more rows of delightful hearts :)
and as addition for the scheme here is a picture tutorial as well.. :)
Take a background yarn and make a chain that is as long as you want your blanket of hearts to be wide.
The trick in this is that the amount of chains must divide with 8 without balance (I am not sure it's the right term... hopefully this explains it better -> amount of chains necessary = 8x )
And crochet 1st line of double crochets as well :)
Take the yarn you have chosen for the heart and "attach" it to the 4th stitch to the first (in this case the or odd) line of hearts (or 8th stitch if it's the even line of hearts) and make one chain stitch.
Make the heart (3 double crochets 1 chain stitch and 3 double crochets again) in 8th stitch of the previous row (or 12th if its the even line of hearts) and 3 chain stitches.
And then make another heart in 8th stitch and so on until you reach an end..
* the trick is that every heart is 8 stitches from the next one ;)
When you have full row of hearts, take the background yarn again and crochet over the heart - thus hiding the spare parts and making the heart look even more like a heart :)
And now crochet a boring line of double crochets with background color..
Keep on going!!! ;)
I hope that you can find in tutorial the bits and pieces I couldn't draw in the scheme and that scheme will help you if I forgot to mention something in tutorial :)
happy crafting! ;)