3 Hearts by Phyllis Schmidt 3 hearts by Phyllis Schmidt ©2013, 2016

Abbreviations:
+ = joining picot
P = picot
CH = chain
R = ring
clr = close ring
RW = reverse work
ds = double stitch
SCH = split chain
LJ = lock join
SS = switch shuttles
MP = mock picot
vsp = very small picot

With size 20 thread, this motif measures approximately 2 1/4 inches by 2 1/8 inches. Wind two shuttles continuous thread method with 2 yards on shuttle 1 and 3 yards on shuttle 2.

Instructions are given for Beginners with Advanced instructions in bold italics.

Row 1
R 4 ds, p, 2 ds, p, 4 ds, clr, RW
*CH 4 ds, vsp, 4 ds, RW
R 4 ds, + to last p on previous ring, 2 ds, p, 4 ds, clr, RW
CH 6 ds, p, 6 ds, RW
R 4 ds, +, 2 ds, p, 4 ds, clr, RW*
Repeat * to * one more time

CH 4 ds, vsp, 4 ds, RW
R 4 ds, +, 2 ds, + to first p on first ring, 4 ds, clr, RW
CH, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, join to base of first ring, tie and hide ends
(SCH 6/6, MP note: depending on how you do the SCh, you may need to RW so you are on the front side prior to MP)

Row 2
R 6 ds, + to any CH 6 p of previous row, 6 ds, clr, RW
(SR 6 ds/6 ds, clr, RW)
*CH 24 ds, SS
R 6 ds, clr, SS
LJ to vsp
CH 24 ds, RW
R 6 ds, +, 6 ds, clr, RW *
Repeat * to * one more time

CH 24 ds, SS
R 6 ds, clr, SS
LJ to vsp
CH 24 ds, join to base of first ring, tie and hide ends.

3 hearts diagram by Phyllis Schmidt ©2013, 2016