Hook a up a bunch of these adorable crochet heart balloons to send to sweethearts, BFFs and budding crocheters alike! They can be used as cake topper decorations, pencil toppers, or you can leave off the bottom balloon frill detail for a simple 3D heart (see the notes section for more details on this). If you're new to amigurumi then you might want to check out our 'What is Amigurumi' guide first, and you'll find some helpful tips in our How to crochet amigurumi guide. Oh and if you're after a super-quick romantic crochet make, then you could always check out our How to crochet a heart tutorial and make a super-sweet flat 2D heart motif.


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

You will need

Please note - This pattern calls for Sport weight yarn, which isn't a term widely used in the UK (4ply is the common alternative, although technically sport weight is slightly thicker, but not as much as a DK yarn). We have suggested a suitable yarn, but if you would like to learn more check out our guide to choosing the best yarn for crochet



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.


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

Abbreviations (UK terms)

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


The crochet heart balloon 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.

If you would like to create a simple heart without the bottom balloon frill, simply stop your work at Round 14 and fasten off. Then weave your tail through each remaining stitch and pull tight to close the hole, then weave in your end.


Free crochet heart balloon pattern

Make a crochet 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, dc in next st) 5 times. [15 sts]

Rounds 4-5 Dc 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 Dc in each dc around. [28 sts]

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

Round 10 Dc in each dc around.

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

Round 12 Dc 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.

If you fancy hooking up some more lovely makes that are perfect for Valentine's day, then check out our pick of the top 15 free Valentine's Day crochet patterns - there's plenty of cute crochet projects to try!
Valentines crochet pattern

We hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet heart balloon pattern. Don’t forget, if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

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