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Free heart brooch crochet pattern

Make your valentine a personalised brooch with this free crochet heart pattern!

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Here’s the perfect project for Valentines day – crochet one for you and one for a darling who deserves a bit of handmade love. Alternatively, be a rebel and stitch a little tattoo-esque message of your own invention (‘Mum’ is a classic). This free crochet heart pattern by Lucy Croft is worked in two stages using amigurumi dc stitches in a spiral. Really, what could be simpler? Be still our hooky hearts.

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If you’re looking for more sweet Valentines makes, check out our list of best Valentines day craft ideas or our Top 10 free Valentine’s day crochet patterns

You will need

Any DK cotton in red – we’d recommend these mini balls of Sirdar Happy Cotton DK
A 3.5mm (US e/4) crochet hook
Stitch marker
White felt
Black embroidery floss
Two brooch backs
embroidery needle

Measurements

Each crochet heart measures 6 x 6cm (2½ x 2½in)

Abbreviations

Dc3tog (Insert hook in the next st, yrh and pull through) 3 times, yrh and pull through all loops on the hook

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.

Notes

This free crochet heart pattern is worked using the amigurumi method: work in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch.

You may find it helpful to place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work.

Free heart brooch crochet pattern

Free heart brooch crochet pattern

Heart (First piece)

Make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) 6dc into loop. [6 dc]

Round 2 2dc in each dc around. [12 dc]

Round 3 Dc in each dc around.

Round 4 (2dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts) twice. [14 dc]

Rounds 5-6 Dc in each dc around. Fasten off.

Heart (second piece)

Make a crochet magic loop.

Rounds 1-6 Work as for Rounds 1-6 of first piece.

Round 7 With the working yarn and hook still in the second piece, pick up the first piece and work the following round around the first piece to join the two together; dc in first st of first piece, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog, dc in next 6 dc, now continue working around the second piece from the next unworked stitch; dc in the first 6dc, dc2tog, dc in the next 6 dc. [26 sts]

Round 8 (Dc in the next 5 sts, dc3tog, dc in the next 5 sts) twice. [22 sts]

Round 9 Dc in each dc around. [22 sts]

Round 10 (Dc in the next 4 sts, dc3tog, dc in the next 4 sts) twice. [18 sts]

Round 11 (Dc in the next 3 sts, dc3tog, dc in the next 3 sts) twice. [14 sts]

Round 12 (Dc in the next 2 sts, dc3tog, dc in the next 2 sts) twice. [10 sts]

Round 13 Dc in each dc around.

Round 14 (Dc in the next st, dc3tog, dc in the next st) twice. [6 sts]

Round 15 (Dc in the next st, skip the next st) 3 times. [3 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Embellishments

Using the image below as a guide, cut out one white felt shape for each heart.

With the embroidery needle and floss, carefully stitch on the letters using the image below as a guide.

To finish, sew a brooch back securely to the back of each crochet heart.

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