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Free crochet heart bookmark pattern

All you need is a few scraps of yarn to make this cute crochet heart bookmark!

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Published: January 30, 2021 at 9:00 am
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With Valentine's day approaching, what better way to show your love than with a quick crochet project. This cute crochet heart bookmark pattern By Jenny May Forsyth is a great crochet pattern to help you master crochet heart patterns, and only uses a small amount to yarn so you can easily use some yarn leftovers from your stash. Whether you're hooking it up for that special someone, or for a friend who loves to read, everyone will be feeling the love thanks to this crochet heart bookmark.

And if you're looking for more crochet heart patterns, check out our guide on how to crochet a heart for a few more ways of making crochet hearts, or check out our top 10 free Valentine's day patterns!

You will need

Scheepjes Catona 4ply cotton (or alternative 4ply cotton)
1 ball of each: Tulip (222) and Sky Blue (510)

A 3mm (US G/6) crochet hook

Ribbon

Tension

Tension is not important for this project

Abbreviations

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 the guide.

How to crochet a heart

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For a large heart, follow the complete pattern from Rounds 1-5.

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For a medium heart, follow rounds 1-4 only.

For a small heart, follow rounds 1-3 only.

Round 1 Ch2, 5dc in 2nd ch from hook. [5sts]

Round 2 Ch1, 2dc in each st to end of round, ss to ch at beg of round to join. [10sts]

Round 3 Ch2 (counts as htr), tr into st at base of ch, (2tr, 1htr) in next st, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, (1htr, 1tr, 1htr) in next st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, (1htr, 2tr) in next st, (1tr, 1htr) in next st, ss in last st of round (centre st of heart). [20sts]

Round 4 Dc into top of ch-2 (counts as htr from previous round), 2htr in next st, 2tr in next st, 2htr in next st, 1dc in each of the next 5 sts, (1htr, 1tr) in next st, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 1dc in each of the next 4 sts, 2htr in next st, 2tr in next st, 2htr in next st, 1dc in next st, ss in last st of round. [28sts]

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Round 5 Ss into the first dc of the previous round, 1dc in next st, 2dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1dc in each of the next 7 sts, (1htr, 1tr, 1htr) in next st, 1dc in each of the next 7 sts, 2dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1dc in next st, ss in next st.

Note If adding a chain for hanging, ss into the next st which is the centre st, and make a chain from there.

Fasten off and weave in ends

Making a crochet heart into a bookmark

Using a 3mm hook, make 2 medium hearts with sky blue and 3 medium hearts with Tulip. Overlap the hearts slightly and arrange them with alternating colours, then stitch together.

Sew a length of ribbon to the reverse with tiny slip stitches.

Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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