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Valentine's Day Motifs and Decorations

X’s & O’s Coaster #1- BXDC
Worsted weight yarn and a H hook, coasters are about 4 inches across.
Ch 6. Connect to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3. Dc 16 times into the ring. Connect to ch 3.
Round 2. Ch 3. 2 dc into each st around circle. Connect to ch 3.  
Round 3: Ch 3. *Sk 1 st & Dc in next st. Slip hk behind current Dc and insert hk-from front to back, in skipped st. Work Dc as normal.  Ch 1. Repeat from * around circle. Dc in st on left side of beg Ch3 (crossing over the beg ch 3). Remove loop from hk, insert hk into top of beg ch 3, pull loop  from last Dc through. End off and weave threads.

X's & O's Coaster #2 Twisted Cables
Worsted weight yarn and a H hook, coasters are about 4 inches across.
Ch 6, connect to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (first dc), dc 15 times into ring, Connect.
Round 2: (Ch 6, sc in next dc) 15 times. For last loop, Ch 3 and Trc
into base of first loop.
Round 3: Ch 2, twist the loop so that it forms an X, 2hdc into ring.
*Yo, insert hook into the back of the next loop-this will twist the
loop. 3 hdc into loop. *Repeat for all loops, connect, end off, and
weave threads.

X’s and O’s Coaster #3- BXDc and BXTrc
Worsted weight yarn and a H hook, coasters are about 4 inches across.
Ch 4 and connect to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3. 14 Dc into ring, connect to ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3. Sk 1 st & dc in next st. Slip hk behind current dc and insert hk-from front to back, in skipped st. Work Dc as normal. Dc in next empty st. Slip hk behind current dc and insert hk-from front to back, in previous st. Work Dc as normal. Repeat form * around circle. Dc in st on left side of beg Ch3 (crossing over the beg ch 3). Remove loop from hk, insert hk into top of beg ch 3, pull loop from last Dc through.
Round 3: Ch 4. Repeat Round 2 except use a Trc, instead of Dc. To avoid buckling (from too many stitches) Every third set of X*s use this: Sk 1 st, Trc into next st. Slip hk behind current Trc, and insert hk-from front to back-in skipped st. Work Trc as normal. Trc into next empty st and finish X as before.
To finish: Trc in st on left side of beg Ch4 (crossing over the beg ch 4). Remove loop from hk, insert hk into top of beg ch 4, pull loop from last Trc through. End off, weave threads.

Heart Motif
Worsted Weight yarn and an H hook, these motifs measure approximately 2 1/2* (6.5 cm) across.
Ch 8, connect to form circle.
Ch 3 (serves as 1st Dc). Work 7 Dc into same st. Sl St into next ch. Sk 1 st. Work 8 Dc into next ch. Sk 1 ch. Work 3 Dc, Ch 1, 3 Dc into next ch. Connect to beg ch, end off & weave threads.  You can decorate the center of the heart with satin ribbon bows, craft pom poms, or plastic jewels/beads, then attach a magnet or a craft pin to the back with glue.

Heart Coasters
Worsted weight yarn and a H hook, coasters are about 3.5 inches across.
Ch 4, connect to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (serves as 1st Dc).  Work 14 Dc into ring. Connect to beg ch.
Round 2: Ch 1. Hdc into same st. (1 Dc, 1 Trc) into next st. (1 Trc, 1 Dc) into next st. 2 Dc into next st. 2 Hdc into next st. 2 Sc into next st. (1 Hdc, 1 Dc) into next st. (1 Trc, 1 Dc) into next st.  (1 Hdc, 1 Sc) into next st. (1 Sc, 1 Hdc) into next st.  1 Hdc into next st.  2 Dc into next st. 2 Trc into next st. (1 Dc, 1 Hdc) into last st. Ch 1 connect to base of beg ch.
Round 3: Sl st into top of Beg ch of previous round. Ch 2. Hdc into next st.  2 Hdc into next 5 sts.  1 Hdc into next 7 sts.  3 Hdc into Trc at point of heart. 1 Hdc into next 7 st. 2 Hdc into next 5 sts.  Ch 1, connect to base of beg ch.  End off and weave threads.
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Abbreviations:  
Beg: Beginning
 Ch: Chain stitch
Dc: Double Crochet   
Sc: Single Crochet  
Trc: Treble Crochet
Lp: Loop  
Hk: Hook
 Sk: skip stitches
Sl St: slip stitch
Yo: Yarn Over hook