Curve stitching with thread is more complicated than draw because of the added element of pushing the needle down into the paper in one spot and up in another. To scaffold readers in this process, I put the order of connecting the dots to match how it should be sewn.
Scaffold? Scaffolding means to provide support just as builders put platforms in place until they are no longer needed. In teaching anyone a skill, whether it be math, design, or writing. The PDF file below has detailed instructions on what lines to draw to make this valentine as shown. The ugly-looking boxes are to help you figure out which number goes with which box where there is ambiguity. Since the purpose of the drawing is to help you see the order of connecting dots, the beauty will lie in the end result.
“Scaffolding” by Seamus Heaney