Crochet Heart Pattern

Red lacy crochet heart held in a hand

Crochet Heart Pattern

This time of year you can see hearts everywhere you go! I love the shape and symbol of a heart and have created many different kinds of crochet heart patterns over the years. Today I have a NEW crochet heart pattern to share with you and it’s FREE!

Crochet Heart – Lacy and Quick!

This small crochet heart motif is quick to make and uses a small amount of yarn. I am calling it the “Little Lacy Heart“. It features some textured stitches in the center (that look like a flower) and some taller lacy stitches around the flower to give it the signature heart-shape. I was able to make one of these crochet hearts in just about 5 minutes! My original heart was crocheted with Size 10 cotton crochet thread but you can make this heart with any kind of yarn and appropriate hook for all sizes of crocheted hearts.

A variation of the crochet heart pattern in pink and red

Crochet Stitches used in the Crochet Heart Pattern

To make this crochet heart pattern you’ll need to know how to do a chain, double crochet, treble crochet, and half double crochet along with an adjustable ring and a variation on the double crochet stitch. If you’re not sure about any of those stitches, no need to worry – I have a step-by-step video tutorial here that shows you each stage of this crochet heart project so you can be successful.

5 projects made from the crochet heart pattern in red thread

One Crochet Heart – 5 Different Projects!

As a fun bonus I have taken this one simple crochet heart motif and created 5 different quick and easy projects with it – earrings, necklace, greeting card, bookmark and Valentine’s Day decoration. Each project uses a small amount of supplies (all of which I already had in my craft stash 😊) and work up super fast. (See the photos below for details about each project)

Skill Level: Easy

Measurements:

1 3/4″ wide x 1 1/4″ tall

various yarns used for crochet heart pattern
Here you can see all the yarns I used for the various projects

Supplies for the Crochet Heart Pattern:

Click on the links below to purchase each supply

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Size 10 cotton crochet thread – 1 skein will make tons of hearts!

1.5mm crochet hook

Small yarn needle (an embroidery needle works well)

Other supplies for various bonus projects are listed below with links to purchase or watch the video tutorial here for more info

Stitches and Abbreviations:

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

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

Ch = chain

RS = Right Side

Sp = space

Hk = hook

Lp = loop

Sk = skip

YO = yarn over

Special Stitches:

Adjustable RingForm 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

Beg. Popcorn (Beginning Popcorn) = (Work ch 3, 4 dc) in sp indicated; Then remove hook from working loop and insert hook from front to back through top of ch-3; Pull working loop through the top of ch-3 to close popcorn

Popcorn = Work 5 dc in sp indicated; Then remove hook from working loop and insert hook from front to back through top of 1st dc; Pull working loop through the top of 1st dc to close popcorn

Extdc (Extended Double Crochet) = YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp; YO, pull through only one lp on hk; (YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) twice

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Notes:

Crochet heart pattern is worked in the round with the Right Side facing the entire project

Details about each bonus project are listed below the pattern

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial for the Crochet Heart Pattern:

Crochet Heart Pattern – “Little Lacy Heart”

Special Stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Round 1:

In an adjustable ring work, (Beg. Popcorn, ch 3); (Popcorn, ch 3) 4 times; join with sl st to top of Beg. Popcorn. (5 popcorns, 5 ch-3 sps)

Round 2:

Ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, tr, ch 3, dc, ch 2) in next ch-3 sp; hdc in next Popcorn, ch 1, hdc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, extdc in next Popcorn (bottom point of heart), ch 2, hdc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc in next Popcorn, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, tr, ch 3, dc, ch 3) in next ch-3 sp, sl st in starting sl st.

Round 3:

(Ch 3, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sl st in next st) 3 times; (ch 3, sl st in next ch-sp) 3 times; ch 3, sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st in same st (bottom point of heart); (ch 3, sl st in next ch-sp) 3 times; ch 3, sl st in next st; (ch 3, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sl st in next st) 3 times ending with sl st in last sl st of Round 2. Fasten off leaving a long tail for assembly/finishing.

Finishing for Crochet Heart Motif:

With ending yarn tail on yarn needle, thread needle from top center of heart down to Popcorn stitch below (This helps the top center of heart to tuck in better and give more shape to the curved sides of the heart)

Continue threading this yarn tail to where beginning yarn tail comes out of Round 1

Pull beginning yarn tail tight and tie in a double knot with ending yarn tail

Weave in both ends and trim off excess (unless making earrings or necklace – then weave one yarn tail so is hidden and weave the other yarn tail back up to top center of heart)

Bonus Projects using the Crochet Heart Pattern

Crochet Heart Earrings

Red lacy crochet heart earring hung from ear

To make these crochet heart earrings I crocheted 2 hearts using a metallic red Size 10 crochet thread. Then I attached a jump ring (which is a small metal ring that can open) to an ear wire; Then I sewed the jump ring to the back top center of the heart with one of the yarn tails – Make sure your ear wire is facing the correct way so that your heart motif hangs facing front; Lastly I glued on a small sparkly gem to the center

Supplies for Crochet Earrings: Metallic crochet thread, Ear wires (2), Jump Rings (2), Faceted flatback gem (2), Gem glue, Jewelry pliers

Crochet Heart Pendant Necklace

Red crochet heart pendant on a necklace around a neck

To make this simple crochet heart pendant necklace I crocheted one heart with a super sparkly crochet thread – it was tiny to work with but I love the result! Then I used a short length of the thread to attach a faceted teardrop bead and a small red bead to the bottom point. Lastly I sewed on a jump ring to the top center of the heart and threaded it onto a necklace chain. Tada! Super quick and pretty!

Supplies for the Crochet Heart Pendant Necklace: Red metallic thread (found on Etsy), Teardrop bead, Small red bead, Jump ring (1), Necklace chain

Crochet Heart Greeting Card

Red crochet hearts glued to pink cards

For the crochet heart greeting card I traced a little card I had on hand onto pink cardstock. The card ended up being 5 1/2″ long x 2 3/4″ wide (when not folded). I simply folded the cardstock in half and hot glued the heart to the front center. But you may want to glue the heart to the inside – your pick!

Supplies for the Crochet Heart Greeting Card: 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock, paper scissors, hot glue gun and glue sticks

Crochet Heart Bookmark

Red crochet heart bookmark with red ribbon and a book

The crochet heart bookmark was super easy to make, too! I crocheted Round 1 with a light pink crochet thread and then crocheted Rounds 2 & 3 with the red thread. Then I hot glued the heart motif to a small piece of pink felt and then cut around the heart with my pinking shears (scissors that cut a fun pointy edge to your fabric). Next, I glued a 9″ length of red ribbon (approximately 3/4″ wide) to the back of the felt heart making sure to fold over the edge when gluing it down so the ribbon doesn’t fray.

Supplies for the Crochet Heart Bookmark: Contrasting color of crochet thread, Small square of felt, Pinking shears (or regular fabric scissors), Hot glue gun (and glue sticks), 10″ length of 3/4″ grosgrain ribbon

Crochet Heart Valentine’s Day Decoration

Black wooden dog decoration with red crochet hearts glued to it

The Valentine’s Day decoration was actually my inspiration for this new crochet heart pattern – I had purchased these wooden decorations at Hobby Lobby last year but hadn’t painted them. So, this year I wanted to paint the decorations and add little crocheted hearts – that’s how I came up with these “Little Lacy Hearts”. I painted the dog with black watercolor paint and the hearts with white acrylic paint. Then I used red permanent marker to color the tan string. Lastly I hot glued the crocheted hearts on and put the decoration on my mantle. I love the combination of a dachshund doggie and crochet hearts, don’t you?

Supplies for the Doggie Heart Decoration: Wooden decoration or you could make your own out of cardboard/foam core board, black watercolor paint, white acrylic paint, artist brush, hot glue gun and glue stick, red permanent marker

Crochet heart pattern example in red thread

So, there you have 5 quick and easy projects you can make with this crochet heart pattern. What do you think? What are you going to make with it? Let me know in the comments below or send me a photo (jennifer@celticknotcrochet.com) – I love to see what you make from my patterns!

Remember, you can find other crochet heart patterns here and see all of my FREE crochet patterns here.

Thank you for stopping by – Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

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44 thoughts on “Crochet Heart Pattern

  1. Lovely, will definitely make these lovely hearts. Really very nice. A quick make with a great result β™₯️

  2. I am glad to see that everyone likes this heart pattern & can find so many ways to use it. WINNER, WINNER, WINNER!!!!! You are so crafty & clever. You are so good to us. I too will be using it for a number of things.

  3. So many ways to use hearts I think I might make the heart with the pink heart in and make earings and if time a bag for my niece as she is besotted with bags

  4. These are so cute, I especially love the earrings and necklace! I think I might use these and some crocheted flowers to use as appliquΓ©s on some sweaters.

  5. So many ways to use this cute pattern and it wouldn’t even have to be holiday specific!
    Those are the best type of patterns.

    1. Good idea! Send a photo if you think of it – would love to see how they turned out. The kids would love them. πŸ™‚

  6. I am loving this cute & sweet Little Lacy Heart pattern!! And it looks so easy from your video!!! I have 3 different red yards in my stash, I plan on using to make some of these.

    1. Yes! It is easy and I recommend practicing with medium weight yarn to get the hang of it – although, I liked how my medium weight yarn heart turned out, too πŸ™‚

    1. You are welcome! Hope you have fun making and gifting the bookmarks – please send along a photo if you think of it. πŸ™‚

  7. I absolutely love this version!!! Hearts are adorable to add to so many things, but this one has the extra bit of special that I haven’t seen before! Thank you so much!!!!

    1. I love hearing this! Thank you for commenting – happy crocheting. Let me know if you have any questions about the pattern πŸ™‚

  8. Such a pretty, dainty design! Really like the two-tone version. The jewelry designs are pretty, too. πŸ’˜

      1. Round 3:
        (Ch 3, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sl st in next st) 3 times; (ch 3, sl st in next ch-3 sp**) 3 times; ch 3, sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st in same st (bottom point of heart), (ch 3, sl st in next ch-3 sp**) 3 times; ch 3, sl st in next st; (ch 3, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sl st in next st) 3 times ending with sl st in last sl st of Round 2. Fasten off leaving a long tail for assembly/finishing
        ** They’re no de 3 ch-3 sp. There are 3 ch sp 1 ch-1 spaces and 2 ch-2 spaces either side.
        It’s obvious what is meant, no offence, I thought I’d mention it anyway.

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