Crochet Hearts—Free Pattern

Today I’m excited to share with you a simple but fun Valentine’s Day crochet pattern!

crochet hearts—free pattern

With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, I know people are searching for lots of heart related patterns…so today I want to share some hearts that are literally SO quick and easy!

These hearts come in 3 sizes. I think my favorite thing about them is that you can layer them different way in order to create different effects!

crochet hearts—free pattern

They are great for decoration…you could even string them together to make a banner if you wanted to!

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crochet hearts—free pattern

I must say…these tiny hearts are my favorite of the 3 sizes. Measuring only approximately 1.5″ tall, they are just SO cute!

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Crochet Hearts

By Desert Blossom Crafts

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Notes:

  1. Hearts are worked flat. Turn at the end of each row, unless it is noted to turn sooner.
  2. When turning, ch 3 counts as double crochet
  3. When turning with a ch 1, the ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
  4. With the exception of the tiny hearts, all the hearts are made by starting out at a point and then increasing along the edges. Then, each side of the top of the heart will be made separately and decreased to form the round top edges.

Materials:

Finished Measurements (from top to bottom):

Large Heart: 4.5” tall

Medium Heart: 3” tall

Small Heart: 1.5” tall

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Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

Chain – ch

Slip Stitch: sl st

Single crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Repeat – rep

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

RS: right side

WS: wrong side

Special Stitches:

Double Crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog): YO, insert hook in next st and pull up lp. Insert hook in next st and pull up lp. YO, pull through 2 lps on hook, YO and pull through last 3 lps on hook.

Single Crochet 2 stitches together (sc2tog): (insert hook in next st and pull up lp) twice. YO, pull through all 3 lps on hk.

Instructions:

LARGE HEART

Row 1 (Right Side): ch 4, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook. (5 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc (2 increases made). Dc in next 3 dc. 3 dc in last dc. (9 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first dc (1 increase made). Dc in next 7 dc. 2 dc in last dc. (11 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc (2 increases made). Dc in next 9 dc. 3 dc in last dc. (15 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in first dc (1 increase made). Dc in next 13 dc. 2 dc in last dc. (17 dc)

Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc (2 increases made). Dc in next 15 dc. 3 dc in last dc (21 dc)

You are now working the right side of the top of the heart.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next dc (NO increase made). Dc in next 9 dc. Leaving the rest of the row unfinished, TURN.

Row 2: Ch 1, (dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in next dc) 3 times. Dc2tog over last 2 sts, TURN.

Row 3: Ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st. Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog. Sl st in same st as last sc2tog. Fasten Off.

You are now working the left side of the top of the heart.

Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with a sl st in the row before: the last stitch of row 1, on the right side of the heart. (Join at the base of the stitch, so that now there will be 2 sts in the middle). Ch 3, dc in next 10 dc. TURN. (You should now have 22 dc across the whole row, with 2 dc in the center stitch.)

Row 2: repeat row 2 of right side.

Row 3: repeat row 3 of right side. Fasten Off and weave in ends.

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MEDIUM HEART

Row 1 (Right side): Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc (1 increase made), dc in next st, 2 dc in last st. (5 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first dc (1 increase made), dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st. (7 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first dc (1 increase made), dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in last st. (9 dc)

You are now working the right side of the top of the heart.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in first dc (1 increase made). Dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc. Leaving the rest of the row unfinished, TURN.

Row 2: Ch 3, (dc2tog) twice. Fasten Off.

You are now working the left side of the top of the heart.

Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with a sl st in the row before: the last stitch of row 1, on the right side of the heart. (Join at the base of the stitch, so that now there will be 2 sts in the middle). Ch 3, dc in next dc. Dc2tog, 2 dc in last st. TURN. You should now have 10 sts across the whole row, with 2 dc in the center stitch.

Row 2: Ch 1, (dc2tog) twice. Ch 3, sl st to turning ch from previous row (counts as a dc; serves the purpose of a “backwards” turning ch). Fasten Off and weave in ends.

SMALL HEART

Row 1: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc (1 increase made), dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. (5 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first dc (1 increase made), hdc and sc in next st. Sl st in next st. Sc and hdc in next st. Dc in last st—the turning ch. Ch 3, sl st to same turning ch (this counts as a dc; it serves the purpose of a “backwards” turning ch). Fasten Off and weave in ends.

crochet hearts—free pattern

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