Easy Crochet Hearts

These crochet hearts work up quickly and are fun to make! They are perfect for your Valentine’s Day decorations or make great appliques to add onto your crochet projects.

These hearts can easily be made different sizes, depending on the size of crochet hook you choose. With a 5mm crochet hook, I made hearts about 3 inches wide. When I used a 3.5mm hook, the heart was about 2.5 inches wide. Alternatively, when a 6mm crochet hook was used, the hearts were about 3.5 inches in width. Choose your hook size depending on how big you want the hearts to be.

If you are interested in making smaller hearts, another way you can do this is by only following the instructions for rounds 1 and 2 below.  Or, if you want a very small heart, you can finish off after round 1. The choice is yours!

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Below you will find the crochet pattern for the hearts, as well as a photo tutorial for making them. In addition, I have also included instructions and a photo tutorial for surface slip stitching around the heart for added detail.

Photo Tutorial section is at the bottom of this post.

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Materials:

Stitches Used:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sl St – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • TR – treble (or triple) crochet

THE PATTERN

Round 1: Magic Circle, Ch 3, work the following stitches into the ring: 3 TR, 3 DC, Ch 1, TR, Ch 1, 3 DC, 3 TR. Ch 3 and slip stitch to the center of ring. Pull the ring tighter, but not all the way in as you will need to get your hook in there for the next 2 rounds.

Round 2: Ch 3, SC and HDC in first stitch, 3 HDC in next, 2 HDC in next. SC in the next 4 stitches. Ch 1, DC (in top of TR from previous round), Ch 1, SC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next, 3 HDC in next. HDC and SC in last stitch. Ch 3 and slip stitch in the center of the heart.

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, 2 SC in next stitch, SC in next 9 stitches. SC (in top of DC from previous round), Ch 1, SC in next 9, 2 SC in next, SC in next, 2 SC in last stitch. Ch 3, Sl St in last stitch. Pull circle tight, fasten off, and weave in ends.

**Note: If you are planning on surface slip stitching around your heart, do not weave in ends and pull the circle all the way tight until you are finished your surface slip stitches. You might need to get into that center ring with your crochet hook to make the surface stitch that forms the “V” of the heart.

Surface Slip Stitching Around Hearts

To surface slip stitch around the hearts, follow the instructions below. I have also included a photo tutorial (scroll to the end of this post).

Step 1: Make slip knot with your yarn. Insert your crochet hook through one of the stitches of the heart. (Note: I made my surface slip stitches in the second round in from the outside of the heart, but you can also make these stitches around the outside round).

Step 2: Pull the loop of the slip knot through to the front of the heart.

Step 3: Insert your hook into the next stitch and yarn over.

Step 4: Draw up a loop (there will be 2 loops on your hook now).

Step 5: Make a slip stitch by pulling the second loop through the first one on your hook.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 in each stitch around the heart.

Step 7: When you are finished surface slip stitching around the heart, make your last surface slip stitch into the stitch you started in. Fasten off and then weave in ends (on back of heart).

Photo Tutorials

Crochet Hearts Tutorial:

Surface Slip Stitch Tutorial:

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8 Comments

  1. Joy says:

    Thank you! You are very generous to share this pattern. At 83 and on a very limited budget I can pay for only a few patterns. I love these hearts!

    1. Loops and Love Crochet says:

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you like these hearts! Happy crocheting!! 🙂

  2. Kathleen Frederick says:

    What is the Magic Circle

    1. Loops and Love Crochet says:

      The Magic Circle is a way to start crochet projects, like amigurumi or anything that starts with a circle. It’s magic because you can pull it tight so you don’t have a gap or hole in the middle of the round project. Here is a link to a video so you can see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p298HxgsO1s

      Also, as an alternative, to start this heart pattern, you could also start with a chain of 4 and then make all of your stitches for round 1 in the 4th chain from your hook (the one at the very end, furthest away from your hook. This might give you a little hole in the middle of the heart, but you might find it an easier way to begin this pattern than the magic circle. Good luck! 🙂

  3. Caroline says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. I lead a crafting group for underprivileged/marginalized people and I’m sure that the crocheters in the bunch will love this.

    1. Loops and Love Crochet says:

      That’s awesome! Thanks so much!

  4. Donna says:

    Thank-you… this perfect for a project I am trying to create. It is very much appreciated. Love your site.

    1. Loops and Love Crochet says:

      I’m glad you like it! Thanks so much for the kind words!

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