Amigurumi Heart – An Easy Crochet Tutorial
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I have a new crochet love and it is utterly, completely, this amigurumi heart!
I’ve met chenille yarn, my friends, and I don’t think my life will ever be the same. Seriously? Why was I avoiding crocheting with this bit of amazingness?
Sigh. That soft, squishy goodness makes my heart so happy. And it’s a super bulky weight #6 yarn which means this is one fast project! I so love that.
Let’s talk details for this darling amigurumi heart.
I used Premier Parfait Chunky, which is a #6 super bulky weight yarn. You could substitute another super bulky yarn. You could even make different larger hearts or smaller hearts by using other sizes of yarn, like worsted weight yarn, just know that the size could turn out different.
My bit of goodness is about 5 inches tall and 5 inches wide. Perfect size for grabbing and squishing like little crochet heart pillows! It looks so cute tucked into your home decor. And if you have a little one in your life and you’re looking to crochet a little something for Valentine’s Day, this is totally your easy-to-make heart crochet pattern.
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For the amigurumi heart, we start at the top and work the 2 bumps at the top of the heart as two separate pieces and then join them together just like you’d join amigurumi limbs. If you’d like a complete photo tutorial on joining amigurumi legs in this manner, please read my post on Joining Amigurumi Limbs.
I’ve worked this design to be very strategic, so be sure to follow the instructions carefully. We’ll use that tail of yarn from fastening off the first hump to carefully close that little opening that forms when we join the two pieces.
The directions will tell you exactly when you’ll thread that yarn tail into your yarn needle. So just know that the piece of yarn is going to be hanging around for a few rows until we’re ready to stuff the heart with fiberfill!
The decreases are also very strategically placed to form the perfect heart shape. I’m using the abbreviation (sc2tog) in this pattern, which simply means to single crochet the next two stitches together. I like to do this as an invisible single crochet decrease but that is a little trickier to navigate with the chenille yarn so feel free to do a traditional decrease instead, if you prefer and want to avoid the invisible decreases.
I really love how this little cutie came together and hope you enjoy crocheting it as much as I did!
Crochet Amigurumi Heart
Here is what you will need:
- US J 10/6.0 mm crochet hook(these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!).
- ¾ oz Super Bulky (#6) Weight yarn for each heart. Samples were done in Premier Parfait Chunky in Pink Lemonade, Hibiscus, and Poppy colors
- Crochet Hook Size J 10/6.00 mm
- Stitch Marker
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches such as the single crochet, double crochet and chain stitch used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Gauge is not important in this pattern. You may use other weights of yarn. Adjust hook size to fit your needs.
Finished Amigurumi Heart Size
Heart measures 5” tall by 5” wide.
If you’re looking to learn how to make the best amigurumi, be sure to check out my Amigurumi: A Beginner’s Guide. It’s a massive 165 page ebook of detailed tutorials, tips and tricks (plus exclusive patterns). You’ll learn everything you can think of from the magic ring and working in continuous rounds to invisible decreases and other pro tips. .
Top of Heart (Make 2):
With Main Color yarn, make a magic ring
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 sts). Work in rounds.
R2: 2 sc in ea st (12 st)
R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around. (18 st)
R4-5: sc around (18 st).
For first hump, slip stitch to next stitch, then fasten off, leaving a 6” strand for sewing later.
THEN, repeat through round 5 for the second hump, marking the last stitch of the round with a stitch marker. After round 5, do NOT slip stitch or fasten off, continue as follows:
In Row 6, we join the two humps together and single crochet around as follows:
R6: Pick up the first hump piece with the last stitch of that round facing you. Work a single crochet into the first stitch of that round, making sure to leave the long fastened off yarn hanging free on the outside of your work, between the joining point of the two humps. Then single crochet around the remaining 17 stitches in the first piece. Then single crochet into the next stitch on the other hump and continue to work single crochet stitches in every stitch around that hump. (36 stitches and both pieces are joined together).
There will be a small hole between the 2 humps which you will stitch closed later, but for now just continue to crochet with the strand hanging free until instructed to sew it closed.
R7: *sc in next 4 st, (sc2tog). Repeat from * around (30 st)
R8: sc around (30 st)
R9: *(sc2tog), sc in next 13 st. Repeat from * once (28 st)
R10: *(sc2tog), sc in next 5 st. Repeat from * around (24 st)
R11: sc in next 2 st, *(sc2tog), sc in next 4 st. Repeat from * around. Sc in last 2 st in round. (20 st)
R12: *(sc2tog), sc in next 3 st. Repeat from * around (16 st)
R13: *(sc2tog), sc in next 2 st. Repeat from * around (12 st)
Thread a tapestry needle with the fastened off strand and carefully sew the hole in between the 2 humps of the heart closed and weave in the end on the inside of the heart. Then start stuffing the heart with poly fil and continue to stuff as the last rows are completed.
R14: *sc in next 2 st, (sc2tog). Repeat from * around (9 st)
R15: sc in next st, (sc2tog). Repeat from * around (6 st)
Stuff heart the rest of the way, making sure to maintain the heart shape.
R16: (sc2tog) around (3 st). Fasten off, weave in through the last stitches, cinch close and weave in the ends.
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Love this! Great size for kids to take to bed at night!
This looks sooo cute!! I would love to make some for my daughter’s wedding. Thank you for sharing. 🥰
Very fun idea!