How to crochet a heart for beginners (in ANY SIZE)

4 ways to crochet a heart
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This Valentine’s Day, learn to make one crochet heart and transform them into various shapes and sizes. Go from a basic flat crochet heart to a lovely puffy heart. Dabble in a granny square heart, or even a crochet heart-shaped top! 

Crocheting a single heart motif usually starts with a magic ring or a magic circle. This magic loop will provide the foundation for creating the base shape of your little crochet heart pattern. You will only need to know the basic stitches which makes this pattern perfect for beginners. 

From there you will be able to create a range of different heart shapes and sizes in this step-by-step photo tutorial and video tutorial

These free love heart crochet patterns are versatile and allow for a variety of Valentine’s Day gift options, showcasing creativity and personalization.

 

Here are 4 ways to make a crochet heart

crochet heart flat pattern

 

Flat Heart:

      • A flat crochet heart pattern starts off with a magic ring or a chain 2, and worked in the round. Each stitch is carefully adjusted in height usign treble crochet stitches and double crochet stitches to mimic the curve of the heart, the center divot, and the bottom tip.
      • This pattern is great for embellishing various items. Attach mini crochet hearts to garments, accessories, or home decor for a personalized touch.
 
crochet poufy 3D heart pattern

 

Poufy 3D Heart (aka Amigurumi Heart):

      • With two pieces of hearts, join both pieces together and add stuffing to the basic crocheted heart to create a soft and three-dimensional puffy heart. This style adds a tactile and charming element to the traditional heart shape, making it an ideal choice for a cuddly and heartfelt gift.

      • Larger hearts are perfect for making into huggable pillows.

      • Smaller hearts make great keychains or bag charms. Attach them to ring chains and transform your crochet hearts into functional accessories. Or string together a series of hearts to create a charming garland or bunting for special occasions.

 

crochet granny square heart pattern

 

Granny Square Heart:

      • Using the same basic heart pattern with some minor tweaking, incorporate the heart motif into a granny square pattern.

      • This classic crochet technique transforms the heart into a part of a larger square, allowing for the creation of cozy blankets, scarves, or other accessories with a touch of sentimental value.

 

Crochet Top:

      • Starting with the basic flat heart pattern, while adding round by round increasing each stitch to form the body of the top. Just add some straps and voila! The perfect Valentine’s Day crochet top.
 

Learning to crochet a basic heart provides a foundation for these diverse styles. While there are numerous ways to crochet hearts, mastering the fundamentals enables the creation of hearts in any size and style. 

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4 Easy Crochet Heart Pattern

 

 

Tools

Yarn Weight: Any Category 4 / Worsted Weight yarn
Brand: 24/7 Cotton by Lion Brand
Color: Red & Lavender
Hook: 4.5 mm hook
Tools: tapestry needlemeasuring tapescissorsstitch marker, poly-fil
Skill: Easy –  Intermediate

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Things to Note:

  • Slst to join does not count as a stitch unless mentioned otherwise.
  • 2Dc vs Dc2 – 2Dc refers to working and increase of 2 Dc Sts into the same stitch. Dc2 refers to working 1 Dc stitch into the next 2 stitches.
  • Yarn Color Ref: A for Red, B for Lavender.
 

Stitch Abbreviations 

Ch – Chain Stitch
Sp – Space
RS – Right Side
inc – Increase
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Tr – Treble / Triple Crochet

 

#1. Flat Crochet Heart Shape

  1. Rnd 1: Work a Magic Ring, Ch 2, Work 3 Tr in the ring, 4 Dc, 1 Tr, 4 Dc, 3 Tr, Ch 2, Sl St into ring, Ch 1

crochet heart flat pattern round 1

  • Rnd 2: Work 2Sc in the prev Ch-2 Sp, work 3 Dc inc into the next 3 Sts, Work 1 Dc into the next 3 Sts, 2Dc inc, work a (Dc, Tr, Dc) in the next stitch, 2Dc inc, Dc 3, 3Dc inc into the next 3 Sts, Sc 2 into the Ch Sp, Slst to join, Ch 1

    crochet heart flat pattern round 2

  • Rnd 3: Sc 2, *(Dc, 3Dc inc), Rep (*) 2 more times, Dc 7, (Dc, Tr, Dc) into the next St, Dc 7, **(3Dc inc, Dc), Rep (**) 2 more times, Sc 2, Slst to join.

crochet heart flat pattern round 3

To continue increasing each round, just continue to add up one (1) extra Dc stitch before each 3Dc increase and repeat 2 more times. This is very similar when working on a flat circle in the round.

Then you will continue to work a single stitch until the 3rd last Dc St from the bottom tip, repeat the pattern above ( 2Dc inc, Dc, Tr, Dc), and repeat the same pattern on the other half of the heart. 

#2. Poufy 3D Heart Pattern

  1. Work the Flat Crochet Heart Pattern (#1) and make 2 pieces.

    crochet poufy 3D heart pattern

  2. Place both pieces together RS out.

    crochet poufy 3D heart pattern 3

  3. Pull the loop from the last St through the 1 St on the front piece, Ch 1

    crochet poufy 3D heart pattern

  4. Work Sc Sts into each St on both pcs together in the round, stopping at around 2in / 5cm before closing.

    crochet poufy 3D heart pattern

  5. Take your polyfill fiber and start stuffing. You may decide how much or how little you would like to stuff.

    crochet poufy 3D heart pattern_3

  6. Once done, close up the rest of the Sts and Slst to close.

This is a great project to make as a hanging ornament, (think garlands!), a pin cushion or if made bigger this would make a great huggable pillow.

#3. Granny Square Crochet Heart

Similar to the Flat Heart Pattern, we would require a specific number of stitches, so there are some slight adjustments done. You should have 31 stitches + 1 slipt stitch. Refer to the video tutorial here.

Prepare 2 yarn colors for contrast. I will be referring to Yarn A as the heart color and Yarn B as the square color.

Crochet Heart for granny square

  1. Rnd 1 (Yarn A) : Work a Magic Ring, Ch 2, Work 3 Tr in the ring, 3 Dc, 1 Tr, 3 Dc, 3 Tr, Ch 2, Sl St into ring, Ch 1

     

  2. Rnd 2: Work 2Sc in the prev Ch Sp, work 3 Dc inc into the next 3 Sts, Work 1 Dc into the next 4 Sts, work a (Dc, Tr, Dc) in the next St, Dc 4, 3Dc inc into the next 3 Sts, Sc 2 into the Ch Sp, Slst to join, bind off and leave a long tail.

     

    crochet granny square heart pattern

  3. Rnd 3 (Yarn B): From the Slst, count 5 Sts to the left, and draw up a loop, (Ch 2, Dc, Ch 2, 2Dc) into the same St. This is your 1st Corner St.

    crochet granny square heart pattern

  4. Next, work Hdc 2, Sc, Hdc 2, Dc, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in the following St. This will be your 2nd Corner St.

    crochet granny square heart pattern

  5. Next, work Dc, Hdc 2, Sc, Hdc 2, Dc, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in the following St. This will be your 3rd Corner St.

    crochet granny square heart pattern

  6. Finally, work Dc, Hdc 2, Dc2tog, Tr into the prev Slst Sp, Dc2tog, Hdc 2, Slst to join.

crochet granny square heart pattern

To continue increasing each round, you will work into each St and work a corner stitch between the chain space. 

A simple example would be to work double crochet stitches into each stitch, once you arrive at the corner chain space, work 2 double crochet, 2 chains, and 2 more double crochet into the same chain space, and proceed with a double crochet stitch across. 

Repeat the corner stitch at every turning round.

#4. Crochet Heart Shape Top Free Pattern (COMING SOON!)

 

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Crocheting hearts are a delightful and fun crochet project that allows anyone to explore various shapes, sizes, and stitches. Just remember that by adjusting yarn weight, hook size, and repeating rows or rounds, you can easily customize the size of your crochet hearts.

Experiment with different ways to achieve the desired texture and appearance, and consider the endless creative applications for your finished hearts. 

If you are looking for more crochet tutorials and ideas, here are some great links to free crochet patterns and helpful crochet tips:

 

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