Lacy Bullion Heart
Designed by Bonnie Pierce © 2000 Materials: RH 4 ply Color A = Aran, Color B = Country Blue, Color C = Country Rose Crochet Hook: Size F or size needed for gauge. Size G for edging. Gauge: Each Square = 6" Notes: 1. Each Bullion St. should be 1" long. 2. Skill level: Intermediate.
Bullion Stitch (Bullion): Yo 15 times LOOSELY, EVENLY, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, even with the 15 loops, yo, draw through all 17 loops, (wiggling the hook and rolling the yarn back and forth) - Bullion made. Bullion Stitch giving you fits? Try this link http://crochet.miningco.com/hobbies/crochet/library/blbullion.htm
W/ Color C ch 4, join w/sl st. Round 1: Ch 3, (10 yo bullion, ch1) 12 times. Join w/sl st in 1st ch 1. FO Round 2: W/ Color A join with sl st in ch 1 sp between 2 bullions. Ch 1, sc, ch 5, sk 2 bullions, sc in next ch 1 sp, (ch 3, sk 2 bullions, sc in next ch 1 sp) twice. For point; ch 3, sc in same ch 1 sp. Work (ch 3, sk 2 bullions, sc in next ch 1 sp) twice, ch 5, sl st in 1st ch 1 sp.
Round 3: Sl st in next ch 5 sp, (sc twice, hdc twice, dc 3 times), 2 dc in sc, in next ch 3 sp work (dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc), sc in sc, in next ch 3 sp work 3 sc, in next ch 3 sp work (sc, ch 3, sc) (point), in next ch 3 sp work 3 sc, sc in sc, in next ch 3 sp work (2 sc, 2 hdc, dc), 2 dc in next sc, in ch 5 sp 3 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, sl st, sl st in 1st sl st.
Round 4: (Ch 3, sl st) in next st around to point, working ch 3, sl st, ch 3 in point. (Sl st in next st, ch 3), around, join w/ sl st to first sl st. Block edges of heart, being careful not to press bullions. Color B Square: Ch 4, join w/ sl st Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, join w/ sl st in top of ch 3. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 st, in ch 2 sp work corner(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 3 dc, work corner. Continue around. Join w/ sl st. Round 3-5: Continue in this matter until you have a 6 inch square. Round 6: W/ size G work sc across, 3 sc in corners. Finish off and weave in all ends. Sew heart to square.
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