Crochet Heart Motif

Red crochet heart motif with flower petals around in the palm of a hand

Crochet Heart Motif:

I enjoy crocheting hearts and I love to experiment with stitches and Celtic Knots to create a variety of crochet heart motifs. (You can see a bunch of my crochet heart motif designs on my Free Patterns page here)

This time of year (January) it is fun to start working on crochet heart patterns and projects that can be given as gifts on Valentine’s Day. I like to think of the holiday as a great day to tell all of your loved ones that you appreciate them and love them – who says the day has to be just for couples?

Easy Heart Flower

Several years ago I came up with this little flower crochet heart motif and was able to experiment with the pattern this week. I really like how it turned out. It can be glued to a card, hung on a nail or appliqued onto a fabric item (bag, shirt, crochet project). What would you use the Easy Heart Flower for?

Stitches Used in this Crochet Heart Motif:

This crochet heart motif is crocheted in just 4 rounds and uses the basics – single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet and slip stitch – nothing fancy or complicated. Oh, and did I mention, it works up super fast?

Let’s get started!

And I’ve even created a step-by-step video tutorial for this project on my Youtube Channel – check out the video below!

Skill Level: Easy


3” diameter

Heart (Rounds 1 and 2) = 2” wide x 1 ½” long

Various crochet heart motifs and yarn and a crochet hook

Supplies for the Crochet Heart Motif:

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Size 3 cotton yarn (Sinfonia) (100% cotton; 100 g/3.5 oz, 218 yds)– 1 skein each color (red and white)

(You can purchase Sinfonia here)

(You can also use Medium weight (size 4) yarn from your stash if you’d like and a larger hook (maybe size 5mm) – your Heart Flower would just come out bigger than mine)

3.75mm (F) hook

Yarn needle

Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Adjustable Ring= Form a loop with yarn around hand; Draw working yarn through ring to create a working loop; ch 1 to lock ring in place

Click here to watch a short video tutorial of this technique

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk

Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Tr (treble crochet) = YO twice, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times

Join with sc = With slip knot on hook, insert hook into st (or sp indicated), YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through both loops on hook

Ch = chain

RS = Right Side

Sp = space

Hk = hook

Lp = loop

Sk = skip

YO = yarn over

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Step-by-step Video Tutorial!


Project is worked in the round

Instructions for this Crochet Heart Motif:

All special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Small red crochet heart motif

Round 1: 

With Red yarn and in an adjustable ring work:  (ch 4, 3 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr, ch 4, sl st).

[If you would rather not do an adjustable ring, you could do this alternative: Chain 5, [3 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr, ch 4, sl st) in 5th ch from hk]
Completed 2 rounds of red heart motif

Round 2: 

Ch 1, sk next ch (1st ch in starting ch-4 of Rnd 1), sc in each of next 3 chs; sc in next st; 2 sc in next st; sc in each of next 5 sts; (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp (at bottom point of heart); sc in each of next 5 sts; 2 sc in next st; sc in next st; sc in each of next 3 chs; sk next ch; sl st in starting ch-1.

Round 3 completed for crochet heart motif

Round 3: 

Ch 7, sk next 3 sts; sl st in next st; ch 7, sk next 4 sts; sl st in next st; ch 7, sk next 3 sts; sl st in ch-2 at bottom point; ch 7, sk next 3 sts; sl st in next st; ch 7; sk next 4 sts; sl st in next st; ch 7, sk next 3 sts; sl st in base of starting ch-7. Fasten off. (6 ch-7 sps)

Red crochet heart motif surrounded by white scalloped petals

Round 4: 

With White join with a sc in 1st ch-7 sp (of Rnd 3); (hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in same ch-7 sp; (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-7 sp around. Fasten off.

Finishing the Crochet Heart Motif:

Optional Blocking:

Wet heart with cold water so soaked through

Press out excess water with a clean towel

Lay out heart on dry towel and flat surface pulling out spaces and stitches so lay flat and evenly;  Let dry completely

Weave in all ends except last yarn tail from Round 4

Lay Right half of first petal over Left half of last petal and sew in place using last yarn tail and yarn needle

Optional Hanger: Cut an 8″ length of yarn and thread through top of heart; Tie ends into a double knot

Various crochet hearts with red, white and pink yarn

Your Crochet Heart Motif is Complete!

Your Crochet Heart Motif is complete! Don’t you just love it? I think these crochet heart motifs would make great additions to Valentine’s Day cards or chocolate bars. They would be fun to hang on your neighbor’s doorknob or toss in your child’s lunchbox!

If you like this heart-themed project, you may like these Celtic Heart projects and patterns here.

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Thank you for stopping by – Happy crocheting!


Pinterest image with crochet heart motifs and text

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4 thoughts on “Crochet Heart Motif

    1. That’s a good idea! You can try adding chain spaces around the petals and then joining them that way. 🙂

  1. Love it! This would be cute also with a little puffy heart in the center by making two hearts and at little stuffing!
    Thanks and blessings!
    Helen F.

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