How to crochet a heart
We're sharing the love by showing you how to make a crochet heart in 3 different ways with our free crochet heart patterns!
Nothing shows your love quite like a crochet heart! Whether you’re using it on a card, making a brooch, or embellishing an outfit, hearts are a simple crochet shape that are easy to hook up.
There are lots of different ways to crochet a heart shape though, so we’ll show you how to make three different versions – a simple crochet heart pattern, a heart pattern that you can make in different sizes and a granny square crochet heart pattern. We’ve also included some additional links to patterns that use hearts in different ways too!
How to make a crochet heart
Most crochet hearts are made in a circular pattern, using different heights of stitches to create the iconic bumps and points of a heart. As such, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with how to crochet in the round before starting your crochet hearts.
Our first free crochet heart pattern is a quick and easy crochet heart project that makes a sweet little motif in just two rounds, but we’ve also included an additional free crochet heart pattern that can be made in three sizes as well as a bonus granny square crochet heart pattern too.
You can find our step-by-step picture tutorial below or check out our handy how to crochet a heart video. You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This easy crochet heart pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
Free easy crochet heart pattern
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
Chain (ch) 4, slip stitch (ss) in first ch to form a ring.
Alternatively you could use a crochet magic loop to make your ring.
Round 1 Ch3 (counts as treble), 15 treble crochet (tr) in ring, ss to top of beg ch-3. [16tr]
Round 2 8tr in next stitch (st), skip next st, double crochet (dc) in next 3 sts, half treble crochet (htr) in next st, (htr, tr, htr) in next st, htr in next st, dc in next 3 sts, skip next st, 8tr in next st, skip next st, ss in next st. Fasten off and weave in ends
How to crochet a heart in 3 sizes
Now you know the basics of how to crochet a heart! If you want to try something a little different, here’s another crochet heart pattern for you to try.
For a large heart, follow the complete pattern from Rounds 1-5.
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, ss to first st at beg of round to join. [5sts]
Round 2 Ch1, 2dc in each st to end of round, ss to first st 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 remaining st of round (centre st of heart). [20sts]
Round 4 [Do not make chains at the start of this round] 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]
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.
Fasten off and weave in ends
The great thing about this pattern is that you can try layering the different sizes of hearts on top of each other. Try making a multi-heart brooch, or adding in a string of chains to make hanging ornaments.
Or you could even try layering your hearts and sewing onto a piece of ribbon to make a lovely crochet heart bookmark.
Granny Square heart crochet pattern
This crochet heart pattern by Sara Huntington uses the traditional granny square as its starting point, which gives it more of a traditional crochet appearance, and is the perfect motif for adding to cards or notebooks.
Make a crochet magic loop.
Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr into loop, ch2 (3tr into loop, ch2) 3 times, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. [4 3-tr groups, 4 ch-2 sps]
Round 2 Ss across to first ch-2 sp, ch3 (counts as tr), (2tr, ch2, 3tr) in same ch-2 sp, ch1, *(3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch3) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * once more, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1) in next ch-2 sp, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. [8 3-tr groups, 8 ch-sps]
Round 3 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st, dc in next 2 tr, (dc, ch3, dc) in ch-2 corner sp, dc in next 7 sts, dc in next ch-2 corner sp, (skip next 3 tr, 12dtr in next ch-3 sp, skip next 3 tr, dc in next ch-2 corner sp) twice, dc in next 4 sts, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Free heart crochet patterns to try
Now that you’ve learnt how to crochet a heart, there’s plenty of other crochet heart patterns and variations for you to make.
Free crochet heart hanging decoration pattern
If you fancy trying to make a stuffed crochet heart, you can find three different types in this Free crochet heart decoration pattern.
Free crochet heart brooch pattern
Make one crochet heart for you and one for your loved one (with customised messages) with this amazing free heart brooch crochet pattern.
Free 3D crochet heart pattern
Fancy going full-on 3D? Try your hand at this free crochet heart balloon pattern.
Free granny square heart crochet pattern
Can’t get enough of granny squares? Why not try this granny square crochet heart pattern.
How will you use your crochet heart?
It doesn’t have to be an anniversary or special occasion for you to make use to these sweet heart patterns. You could try stiffening small motifs with PVA glue and turn them into earrings, or sew one over a hole in your jeans for a quick and cute patch.
More romantic crochet makes
For more sweet crochet makes check out these Top Free Valentines Day crochet patterns from Gathered.