We love a free granny square pattern, and what better way to show that love than with this crochet heart granny square pattern by Emma Wilkinson! Whether you’re hooking it up for Granny Square Day, or just fancy showing some granny square love, this cute crochet heart square is the perfect pattern for all you romantic crocheters! It’s a relatively simple pattern, however if you’re completely new to crochet we’d recommend checking out our how to crochet a granny square tutorial first before trying this heart granny square crochet pattern.
You will need:
- A 4mm (US G/6) hook
- 3 balls of Dk yarn in your choice of colour
Dtr (double treble) – yrh hook twice, insert hook, yrh, pull through stitch (4 loops on hook), yrh, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yrh, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yrh, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook. Check out our how to crochet double treble stitch and beyond for a step-by-step picture tutorial.
This pattern also involves crocheting in the back loop only – you can find out more about this in our how to crochet in the front and back loops tutorial
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This crochet heart granny square pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
How to make a crochet heart granny square
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
Making the mini heart
Round 1 Chain 4, (3dtr, 3tr, ch1, 1dtr, ch1, 3tr, 3dtr) in the first chain, ch3, ss in same first chain as all previous stitches. Fasten off.
Making the square
Round 2 Using new colour yarn, ss in the back loop of the stitch marked with the star in the picture above (this is actually the 3rd chain of your starting 4ch), ch3 (counts as a tr), (2tr, ch3, 3tr) in same space as ss, ch3, skip next 5 stitches, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in back loop of next stitch, ch3, skip next 3 stitches (at the point of the heart), (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in back loop of next stitch, ch3, skip next 5 stitches, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in back loop of next stitch, ch2, ss into top of beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off.
Round 3 Working with next colour yarn, ss in any corner ch3-space, ch3 (counts as a tr), (2tr, ch3, 3tr) in same corner space, ch1, *4tr in next ch3-space, ch1, (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in next ch3-corner space, ch1; Repeat from * 3 times, 4tr in next ch3-space, ch1, ss into top of starting ch3 to join. Fasten off.
Your crochet heart granny square is complete and ready for you to turn into something beautiful! Blanket, top, bag… the choice is yours. Your edges may be a bit wobbly when you’ve completed your square, so it’s a good idea to block your squares before joining – you can find out how to do this in our how to block crochet guide. Why not try combining it with any of our other free granny square patterns, or take a look at our list of 40+ granny square projects that you can use your heart granny square with!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this free heart granny square crochet 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.