This crochet simple hearts pattern is one of the easiest patterns to master. It has only two rounds. The first round is made with a magic circle and double crochet stitches. The last round shapes the heart by working a number of basic crochet stitches around the circle. The pattern allows for versatility. Crochet many sizes by using different size crochet hooks to increase or decrease the size of the finished heart. String the hearts together with a long chain and make a banner. Make a mobile by stringing together different sizes and colors of hearts. Sew on bags, purses, pillows, scarves, placemats, and cozies as an appliqué. (I use a heart as an appliqué on my Crochet Valentine Mug Cozy.)
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SKILL LEVEL: Easy
- Red Heart® Super Saver Yarn® in pinks, reds, and purples
- Crochet hook, size I (5.mm)
- Plastic yarn needle
- Yarn scissors
GAUGE: Gauge is not important for this project.
Double crochet (dc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Single crochet (sc)
Treble crochet (tr)
Yarn over (yo)
STITCH GUIDE: Single crochet: Insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru both loops on hook. Half double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into st, yo draw thru all loops on hook. Double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into st, yo draw thru two loops on hook, yo draw thru last two loops on hook. Treble crochet: Yarn over twice, insert hook into st, yo draw up a loop, yo draw thru two loops, yo draw thru last two loops on hook.
PATTERN STITCH: The pattern stitch is formed by working a combination of basic stitches.
- This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
- Use medium yarn weight 4.
- A smaller or larger hook will result in different size hearts.
CARE: Wash in water not exceeding 86°F at delicate setting. Wash colors separately. Some colors may run. Do not bleach. Tumble dry at low heat. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.
BLOCKING: Blocking is not needed for this project.
MEASUREMENTS: Using an I crochet hook, the finished heart is about 2-3/4″ x 3″.
Crochet Simple Hearts Tutorial
With I (5.5mm) size crochet hook, make 1 heart in the desired color.
RND 1: Make a magic circle. Ch 2, work 15 dc in circle. Join with sl st to first dc.
RND 2: ch 2, dc in same st, 4 tr in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, (1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc) in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, 4 tr in next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in same st.
Weave in loose ends.