Crochet Heart Pattern

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Prepare to meet the easiest Crochet Heart Pattern 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 crochet heart to brighten your world?

Red crochet heart

You’re about to get three completely adorable and free crochet heart patterns. The first is a medium size heart. Make it in red yarn for a traditional red heart. 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:

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 says “Happily Ever After Starts Here). We hide it for the other to find. 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 Heart?

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!

Red crochet heart

Crochet Heart Pattern


Stitches and Abbreviations:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS 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.

In progress red crochet heart with gold hook

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 Little Heart?

If you are looking for a smaller crochet heart you can follow the larger heart pattern and stop at row 2. This will create a similar heart shape as the large heart, but smaller. If you look at the photo, the heart on the left was made following the above directions, ending at row 2.

OR.. How about THESE cute tiny crochet 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 crochet heart. Here’s how to make a tiny crochet heart.

red crochet hearts

How to Crochet a Tiny Heart

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 tr, 5 dc, tr, 5 dc, 2 tr, 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).

crochet hearts in red, white and pink

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

I love seeing your finished projects!  If you enjoyed the crochet heart pattern,  I’d love to see your crochet hearts on Instagram, be sure to tag me @crochet365knittoo or save to Pinterest.  If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Crochet 365 Knit Too Facebook page or pop over to the Crochet365KnitToo Club and share a photo!  I’d love to see your work!

graphic of Crochet Heart Pattern

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  1. Your pattern are just GREAT !!! Thank you for sharing them with us !!! I just got into computers, I do not know how to file things !! But I did copy them down !! I would like to get them ALL !! Again THANK YOU !!

  2. What did I miss? How many stitches to make the magic ring? Thanks for the pattern I love the heart & everything on your website!

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  3. I added a picot stitch after the second dc of round two, to give the heart a pointed bottom. Thanks for the pattern!

  4. 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?

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

    1. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. I enjoy your emails so much!
    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?
    Thank you!

    1. 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.

  9. Thank you for the great heart pattern,Cheryl. I made the medium size and it turned out great.I’m going to make keyrings with some of them for my older grandchildren.