Free Crochet Heart Balloon Pattern

There’s no better way to celebrate Valentines day than by spreading some hooky love with this free heart balloon pattern by Ilaria Caliri!

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Hook a up a bunch of these adorable hearts to send to sweethearts, BFFs and budding crocheters alike!

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And don’t forget to pop over to Ilaria’s blog and say hello. She’s got plenty of crochet patterns and inspiration for you to enjoy. 

New to amigurumi? Check out our ‘What is Amigurumi’ guide!

You will need

This pattern is written in UK metrics but it’s really easy to convert, just check out our yarn weight conversion chart and beginner’s guide.

  • Sport weight cotton yarn (50 g / 130 m)
  • 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) crochet hook
  • bamboo stick
  • tapestry needle
  • polyester toy stuffing
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Tension

To make this amigurumi isn’t necessary to use the recommended yarn and crochet hook. Using a larger crochet hook, and a suitable yarn, the amigurumi will be larger preserving the same proportions.

Measurements

Working with a 3 mm crochet hook and cotton yarn the finished amigurumi will be  5cm (approx 2 in)

Abbreviations (UK terms)

  • ch: chain
  • ss: slip stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc2tog: double crochet decrease
  • tr: treble crochet

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

Pattern notes

The pattern is worked using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off the round with a ss. It may help to use a stitch marker in the stitch of each round, moving it up as you work.

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Instructions:

Make a magic loop {pic 1}.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st) 5dc into the ring. [5 sts] {pic 2}

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [10 sts] {pic 3}

Round 3 (2dc in next st, 1dc in next st) 5 times. [15 sts]

Rounds 4-5 1dc in each dc around.

Ss to next st and fasten off.

Repeat Rounds 1-5 to create the second dome. Don’t fasten off, take the hook out of the work leaving a live loop on the second dome.

Round 6 Insert the hook through the first st of the next round on the first dome, then through the live loop on the second dome {pic 4}, yrh and pull the working yarn through both loops to create a ss. Insert the hook through the next st on both domes {pic 5} and complete a ss to join {pic 6 and 7}. With RS facing, dc in each remaining st around the outside edge of both domes {pic 8}. [28 dc]

Rounds 7-8 1dc in each dc around. [28 sts]

Round 9 (Dc2tog, 5dc) 4 times. [24 sts]

Round 10 1dc in each dc around.

Round 11 (Dc2tog, 2dc) 6 times. [18 sts]

Round 12 1dc in each dc around.

Stuff as you go and continue.

Round 13 (Dc2tog, 1dc) 6 times. [12 sts]

Round 14 (Dc2tog) 6 times. [6 sts]

Round 15 Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr in st at base of ch, 3tr in each remaining st around. [18 sts]

Ss into the next stitch to close the last round. Fasten off. Insert the bamboo stick.
Create a simple heart by stopping your work at Round 14 and fastening off.

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Happy hooking!