How to Crochet the Heart Stitch

Happy Valentines Day!! (a few days late). Today I’m excited to share with you a new stitch in the Desert Blossom Stitch Along that looks like hearts.

how to crochet the heart stitch—free crochet pattern

Whenever I think of February, I think of Valentines Day. Whenever I think of Valentines Day, I think of hearts. So I knew when I was planning my theme of stitches for February that I had to come up with something that resembled hearts. 

Have you joined the Desert Blossom Stitch Along? For the year of 2019, we are together learning 4 new crochet stitches per month. Be sure to join the community in my Facebook group, or view the details here!

To view the master list of stitches released so far, click HERE! January’s stitches were a winter bobble theme. 

how to crochet the heart stitch—free crochet pattern

Last thing before we get started on this stitch: I created a bundle of 4 Valentines stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Heart Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns (you’ll get a sneak peak to the rest of February’s stitches if you buy this bundle!!) All the stitches are written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE!

How to Crochet the Heart Stitch

All right, lets get started!

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Notes

  • Stitch Pattern is a multiple of 4+1
  • Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as a dc
  • Tutorial will be provided for tricky parts of stitch

Materials

You can potentially use any yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here is what I used:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • H/8 Crochet Hook

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how to crochet the heart stitch—free crochet pattern

Instructions

Fsc 4+1 (to start with a chain stitch, you will need a multiple of 4+2, and then a row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc, here and throughout) Dc in next 2 fsc. *Ch 1, sk next fsc, 3 dc in next fsc. Ch 1, sk next fsc, dc in next fsc. Rep from * until 2 fsc left. Dc in last 2 fsc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sl st in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. *Ch 2, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sl st in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * across until 3 dc are left. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn. NOTE: For help with making the “hearts”, see pictures following Row 4. 

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next sl st. Ch 1, *sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 space. Ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next sl st. Ch 1. Rep from * across, till 4 dc and one ch sp are left. Sk next 2 dc, dc in next ch sp. Dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 4 (FOLLOWING PICTURES ACCOMPANY THIS ROW): Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in ch sp. Ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sl st in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. *Ch 2, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sl st in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * across, until 4 dc and one ch sp are left. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch sp. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

how to crochet the heart stitch—free crochet pattern
Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch sp.
how to crochet the heart stitch—free crochet pattern
Ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc (half of heart made)

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how to crochet the heart stitch—free crochet pattern
Sl st in next dc. (middle of heart made)
how to crochet the heart stitch—free crochet pattern
Dc in next 2 dc (Heart finished!)
how to crochet the heart stitch—free crochet pattern
Ch 2, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. (next heart started) 

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next dc, 3 dc in next ch sp. *Ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in next sl st. Ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp. Rep from * across, till 3 dc and one ch sp are left. Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch sp. Dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

Rep rows 2-5 for stitch pattern!

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Happy Crocheting!

—Rachel 🙂