Prepare to meet the easiest on the planet. Perfect for any time you need a little bit lovely goodness in your life. And really… lately? Who doesn’t need a to brighten your world?
You’re about to get two completley adorable and free . The first is a medium size . Make it in red for a traditional . Go for pink and white. Or go all out non-traditional in your favorite colors!
What Will You Use These Hearts For?
are not just for Valentine’s day either! Make a for an applique on a bag or scarf. String several hearts together for a beautiful garland. It would make a great decoration on a package instead of a bow.
Or how about working this cotton for a perfectly sized ? Adorable. I’m telling you.. it would make me smile every time I put down my glass! with a heavier weight
Remember those boxes of 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 hearts and embroidering fun love words on top?! Too cute!
Or you could use this 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 instead. Hiding a would be an easy way to say ‘I love you’. Or follow the directions for the and tuck into your love’s pocket to find later.
How Do You A Simple ?
The secret to my , . The sequence of the different size stitches form the shape! Easy peasy! are stitches worked in a (also called a or ). You simply make a , insert your to form stitches of varying sizes: ,
I have complete tutorials on working the or and you can find even more how-to tutorials in the Getting Started Section of my blog., ,
Looking for Even More Lovelies?
Be sure to check out the Valentine Wine Bottle Cover for the perfect gift. And… the Love Coupons… which are family friendly coupons you can print out! My newsletter subscribers get access to my Free Resource Library which holds all sorts of free goodness including the fun Love Coupons!
And now… to crochet your new love… this easy crochet heart!
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: 3 oz red yarn and, 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.
- 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 used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
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 two 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 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.
More Free Crochet Embellishment Patterns
If you love this Crochet Heart pattern, you might also like to check out these other embellishment patterns. You can find all our Embellishment Crochet Patterns here.
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