Last Updated on January 27, 2022 by Cyprianne Nolan
Learn HOW TO CROCHET A HEART here! This how to crochet a heart pattern is broken down into small steps making this the easiest crochet heart ever!
Add it to a hat as shown in picture! Beginner Crochet Beanie Pattern and Video or to my Messy Bun Hat
Cupid, candy, cards and hearts – all symbols of love on Valentines Day.
My favourite is the heart, the symbol of Life, Health, Affection, Passion and of course LOVE! So it only makes sense that I am crocheting these little hearts like crazy!
This how to crochet a heart pattern is super easy to make but for anyone just starting out there is also a video tutorial included (scroll to the bottom). Follow along with the video for some extra instruction and just remember…
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time no no no! How do you crochet a heart? ONE STITCH AT A TIME!
BE SURE TO PIN THIS TO YOUR CROCHET BOARD and make it later.
HOW TO CROCHET A HEART
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sts – stitches
slst – slip stitch
I used worsted weight yarn – but this design will work great with any size yarn as long as you use the correct hook size for the weight of the yarn.
YOUR CHOICE OF HOOK
Using 4.00 mm hook heart will measure 4″ across widest part
Using 5.00 mm hook heart will measure 4 1/2″ across widest part
Using 6.00 mm hook heart will measure 5″ across widest part
CROCHET HEART INSTRUCTIONS
Notes: This heart will be worked in rounds. The beginning round will be worked across the top of the beginning chain and then around the bottom – creating your 1st round.
Use stitch markers to mark the beginning of each round. This is a must for beginners!
Stitches in brackets eg (sc, ch 2, sc) are all worked in one stitch.
Using hook of your choice:
Ch 15 Be sure to keep stitches loose otherwise it will be difficult to work round 1.
3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, skip next 2 ch (place stitch marker to mark ch 2 space), sc in next 5 ch, 3 sc in last ch.
Turn work so that you are now working in the bottom loops of beginning chain.
Sc in 1st 5 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 space, sc in last 5 sts. (30)
You will now be at the very first stitch of round 1 as indicated by your stitch marker.
2 sc in 1st 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts, skip next 2 sts. Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts.
Sc in next 6 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 space. Sc in last 6 sts (36)
2 sc in next 6 sts, sc next 3 sts, skip 2 sts. Sc next 3 sts, 2sc next 6 sts.
Sc next 7 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) (Place stitch marker in ch 2 space) Sc last 7 sts. (48)
Sc in 1st 6 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts. Sc next 6 sts, skip next 2 sts. Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts.
Sc in next 14 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 2 space. Sc in last 9 sts. (53)
Tips for beginner crocheters! Watch the video all the way through a few times so that you know what to expect.
I hope you all have great success with the heart pattern. Be sure to comment below let me know how yours turned out and be sure to tag my on Instagram @prettydarnadorable hashtag #pdamaker.
Copyright ©2018 Pretty Darn Adorable All rights reserved. These instructions may not be photocopied or reproduced in any manner. They may not be kitted or sold. I have made every effort to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. I cannot, however, be responsible for human error, or variations in individual work.
I love this pattern!!! However, after 3 weeks of attempts, several video viewings, pattern readings, and a glass of wine I cannot get this to work 🙁
There’s something about the ch 2 space that I can’t grasp. I think if the video were up a bit closer I could see it better to do this part.
This is obviously an operator error thing. There is nothing wrong with your pattern. I just can’t grasp this. And it’s not a difficult piece at all!!!
Irene Hynes says
I really enjoyed the heart tutorial. I am able to better understand patterns when I see what is done.
I’m looking forward to a “hearty” Valentine’s Day!
That is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
This pattern is adorable! Thank you for sharing. The only complaint (criticism?) I have is that I wish you’d specified that the rounds are amigurumi-style in the instructions, with no slip stitch and no turn between rounds. I know you don’t say that at the end of each round, but my preference is for that to be laid out in the instructions also, so I know it wasn’t accidentally left out of the pattern (I’ve seen some that forgot to tell me to turn but they did mean for me to turn after each round). All that being said, this is a free pattern and I’m really happy to have found it!