Crochet Heart Pattern
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You’re about to get three completely adorable and free . The first is a medium size . Make it in red yarn for a traditional red . Go for pink and white. Or go all out non-traditional in your favorite colors!
Easy Crochet Hearts
These adorable crochet hearts are the perfect thing to make for Valentine’s Day gifts and decorations. You can use them in so many ways!
Crochet hearts are a fun and easy way to show your love this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re making them as applique motifs, a garland, or coasters, these crochet hearts are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. With some scrap yarn and a crochet hook, you can make these cute little hearts in no time at all.
More Crochet Heart Patterns
If you love these heart pattern, you might also like to check out these darling patterns:
Amigurumi Heart // Valentine Crochet Bottle Cover
For even more heart inspired patterns, check out this post: Crochet Valentine Patterns.
What Will You Use These Hearts For?
Crochet heart patterns are not just for Valentine’s day either! Make a crochet heart for an applique on a bag or scarf. String several crochet hearts together for a beautiful heart garland. It would make a great decoration on a package instead of a bow.
Or how about working this heart crochet pattern with a heavier weight cotton yarn for perfectly sized heart coasters? Adorable. I’m telling you.. it would make me smile every time I put down my glass!
Remember those boxes of heart candies you received as a kid? You know the pink and white variety with sentiments such as “Be Mine”, “Love Bird” and “Kiss Me”? How about making a few crochet hearts and embroidering fun love words on top?! Too cute!
Or you could use this cute heart crochet pattern to send a little love message to your significant other or your kids. My husband and I have a little block sign that we hide for the other to find. You read about that here . Maybe you could try the same ‘game’ with a crochet heart instead. Hiding a little heart would be an easy way to say ‘I love you’. Or follow the free pattern directions for the small heart and tuck into your love’s pocket to find later.
This pattern is so versatile. In addition to the mini hearts and other heart appliqués sizes, you can use a larger or smaller size crochet hook and a different yarn weight to make all kinds of crochet hearts! Use a super bulky yarn and a large hook size to make a small crochet heart pillow or crochet thread for a tiny crochet heart appliqué. Crochet the solid heart motif twice, grab a wisp of stuffing and viola: amigurumi hearts!
How to Crochet A ?
The secret to my crochet heart patterns are stitches worked in a magic ring (also called a magic loop or magic circle). You simply make a magic ring, insert your hook to form basic crochet stitches of varying sizes: single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet. The sequence of the different size crochet stitches form the heart shape! So easy you’ll be digging into your yarn stash and crocheting hearts like crazy!
And now… to crochet your new love… this easy crochet heart pattern!
Crochet Heart Pattern
- US H8/5.00 mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- US G6/4.00 mm crochet hook (for the tiny hearts)
- Worsted weight yarn: red yarn (sample used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarn in Scarlett)
- Scraps of worsted weight white and pink for the small hearts, sample used Vanna’s Choice brand in pink and white.
- Yarn Needle and Scissors
- Stitch Marker (optional)
Stitches and Abbreviations:
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 and the Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Pattern Variations: 3 Sizes
My original crochet heart pattern is a medium size heart. This 3-row crochet heart measures 4 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall when complete. If you’re looking for a smaller heart, read on for more cute options!
Medium Crochet Heart Pattern
With red yarn and the H8/5.00 mm crochet hook, make a magic ring. WORK ALL OF ROW 1 into the magic ring as follows:
R1: ch 2, 3 tr, 4 dc, tr, 4 dc, 3 tr, ch 2. Pull magic ring almost closed and then slip stitch (sl st) into the center. Pull tight.
R2: sc in side of starting ch2, 2 hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sc and sl st in side of last ch 2 space.
R3: sc in next 2 st, hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 st, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc, in next st, hdc in next 7 st, 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to next st. Finish off.
How Do You Make A ?
If you are looking for a smaller you can follow the larger and stop at 2. This will create a similar shape as the large , but smaller. If you look at the photo, the on the left was made following the above directions, ending at 2.
OR.. How about THESE cute tiny hearts? They are a slightly different shape. A little more oblong with a more defined point. Here you can see both the small and the tiny . Here’s how to make a tiny .
How to a
Using red, pink and white yarn scraps to make these tiny hearts as follows:
Using the G6/4.00 mm crochet hook, make a magic ring. Work the following all inside the magic ring: ch2, 2 tc, 5 dc, tc, 5 dc, 2 tc, ch 2, sl st to magic ring. Carefully pull the ring tight. The stitches will form a heart shape. Fasten off and weave in ends.
I used the tiny hearts on the Heart Wine Cozy that you can find here (which is another of my free patterns).
More Free Crochet Embellishment Patterns
If you love this Crochet Heart pattern, you might also like to check out these other free crochet patterns. You can find all our Embellishment Crochet Patterns here.
1. Mandala Flower // 2. Black Eyed Susan // 3. African Flower
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What did I miss? How many stitches to make the magic ring? Thanks for the pattern I love the heart & everything on your website!
I googled the magic ring. Very easy to do
You can learn the Magic ring right here on the blog: https://www.crochet365knittoo.com/how-to-crochet-a-magic-ring/ There are a lot of crochet tutorials here too. You can find them all by following the “Tutorials” link in the menu.
A magic ring is a slipknot that you don’t close tight until after you crochet into it. YouTube has easy to follow tutorials on how to make it.
A magic ring is different than a slipknot as it does not have the knot portion. I have a tutorial on the magic ring here. You can get a similar effect with a slip knot; but you do have a knot which could form a small bump that may or may not be noticeable.
Hello, are your patterns in US terms?
Yes, all my patterns are written in US terminology.
I added a picot stitch after the second dc of round two, to give the heart a pointed bottom. Thanks for the pattern!
Thank you for the invitation to join you. I love the site very much and look forward to enjoying the patterns I see. I truly appreciate the crochet/knitting journal and planning calendar…going to download it today and put it in my portfolio to get started planning my 2020 crochet ‘adventure’ as my great grandma would say?
Glad you are finding lots to love here! 🙂
I love your easy heart pattern! It makes more sense than the other ones that I’ve looked at so far. Being able to make two sizes with one pattern is a stroke of genius! And I adore the tiny hearts too!
Thank you, Cheryl for being there when we need you!
You list two different sizes of crochet hook in the materials, but you don’t say which one to use when. I want to make the medium heart. Thank you!
Sorry for the confusion. The G hook is for the tiny hearts. I recently revised the original heart pattern to add the tiny hearts and it looks like I didn’t clarify the size hooks very well. I’ve fixed the post to be more readable. Thanks for reaching out!
I think there is a mistake in R2 of the heart pattern. After the first “dc in next 4 st”, the directions gave way too many more stitches…I just reversed the steps that led up to that step, and it turned out looking right. Yes? No? Maybe??
I initially made a mistake in the first round where instead of 4dc, 1 tr, 4 dc, I only did 4 dc – but then made adjustment in the next round so that it resulted in a heart with a more rounded bottom. It’s a learning process for me…but yes, I am learning! I hope to eventually be able to create my own patterns. Thanks for sharing the freebies.
Practice makes perfect! How exciting! I really enjoy creating my own patterns. Best of luck!
Today I will be making tiny hearts to send to my daughter-in-law so she can tuck one into my grand-daughter’s lunch bag everyday. We live far away and she just started kindergarten. Then she’ll know her grammie loves her and misses her. Thanks for the pattern.
What a sweet idea! I bet she’ll love them!
Is there a video on making these hearts?
No, there is not.
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I am trying to make the flat heart, and have never seen “sc in side of starting ch2” before. Could you please explain where I insert the hook?
The shaping of this heart is created by placement of the stitches and the varying stitch heights. In the previous round you ended by slip stitching into the ring, which leaves you in the center top of the heart (between the two humps). For the next row, you work into the side of the chain 2 from the previous row (instead of working in the TOP of the stitch like normal). By putting the stitch into the side of the chain 2, it creates the inner curve in the center of the heart. The same thing is done when you complete the round for the other side. Hope that helps.