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.
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.
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
1 3/4″ wide x 1 1/4″ tall
Supplies for the Crochet Heart Pattern:
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Size 10 cotton crochet thread – 1 skein will make tons of hearts!
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
(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
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
Crochet Heart Pendant Necklace
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!
Crochet Heart Greeting Card
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
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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) – I love to see what you make from my patterns!
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