This collar is from the same Shara Lambeth Design's pattern as the sugar skull collar in the last post. To make it small enough to fit four year old Pepper, I used 20g crochet cotton and a 2.50mm hook.
The heart pattern is:
5 ch sl st to form a ring.12 ht into the ring.
3 chain then a dt into the same stitch, tr in next stitch, ht in following 3 stitches, then ht,tr,ht, into the next stitch (to be the point of the heart) then a ht in each 3 following stitches, tr in next stitch, dt in next stitch, 3 ch into same stitch (to match the other side)
I've used cotton and I've used four ply wool to make little 4.5 cm (1.5 inch) long skulls
To decorate the face, daisy stitch the eyes and use a satin long stitch for the nose.