These crochet hearts work up quickly and are fun to make! You can make them in any colors depending on the theme you’re going for or the time of year. I love adding heart appliques to my crochet patterns year round, but if you make them in red and pink, they are also perfect for Valentine’s Day!
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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- Worsted weight yarn – You can use any worsted-weight yarn for this project. I used a mixture of Bernat Super Value yarn and Caron Simply Soft.
- 5mm crochet hook – or choose your hook based on the size of hearts you’d like to make. I use (and love!) my Clover Amour hooks.
- Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
- Ch – chain
- Sl St – slip stitch
- SC – single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- HDC – half double crochet
- TR – treble (or triple) crochet
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.
There are two tutorials below for making the crochet hearts: a video tutorial and a photo tutorial. Later in the pattern, you will also find tutorials (photo and video) for adding the surface slip stitches around the hearts. You can view the videos on this page or on YouTube HERE.
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).
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