Learn how to make an adorable crochet heart! String them together for a cute Valentine’s Day decoration or use them as a simple appliqué to brighten up any project.
Next month is Valentine’s Day, and it’s time to start making all the pink, red, and heart crafts! Honestly, I love red, pink, and hearts year round, so Valentine’s Day crafting is always extra fun for me. Today I have a simple pattern for a cute little crochet heart that can be used in so many ways.
There are many different methods for crocheting hearts, so no one way is the right way, but this is the little pattern I came up with and you can adjust the size of your finished heart by changing up the yarn and hook size.
Okay. Ready to crochet some hearts?
Supplies needed to make your own crochet heart:
- Yarn (I used All Things You Essential Acrylic Worsted in Arbor Rose and Caron One Pound in Scarlet and Soft Sage)
- Size J (6.00 mm) Hook (or whatever hook size works best for your yarn)
- Yarn Needle
This pattern uses American crochet terms.
Round 1: Working in magic loop, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, *ch 1, 3 dc, repeat from * twice, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st to top ch of starting ch 3 to join (12 dc, 4 ch sps).
You can change the size of your hearts up pretty dramatically by switching up the yarn and hook size. In the photo below, the small white heart was made with sport weight yarn and a 4.00 mm hook, the pink medium sized heart was made with worsted weight yarn and a 6.00 mm hook, and the large burgundy colored heart was made with super bulky yarn and a 10.00 mm hook.
There are so many ways to use these cute little hearts! You can use them as appliqués and sew or glue them onto cards, jewelry, pillows, tote bags, and more. You could also string a bunch together to make a pretty Valentine’s Day garland.
After you make your adorable crochet hearts, head on over to this post and make your own DIY Valentine conversation hearts banner. Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Making!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.