Simple Crochet Heart – Free Crochet Pattern

This little crochet heart is quick and easy to make, perfect for your Valentine’s Day projects or anytime you need to add a touch of sweetness!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Sweet Little Heart

This is also part of a crochet-a-long I held on the blog where we made a Valentine’s bunting decoration.  You can start with the first free crochet pattern – the lacy granny triangle, then the crochet heart triangle, and then a post on how to put it all together.

Simple Crochet Heart Pattern

Materials

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 1 (counts as first SC)
  • 10 DC in ring, 1 SC in ring
  • SL ST to CH 1 to close ring

Round 2

  • Skip two stitches from round 1 (or just 1 space)
  • In that second space, work 3 DC’s
  • Next space, 1 DC, 1 HDC
  • Next space, 3 SC
  • Next space, 1 HDC, 1 DC
  • Next space, 1 DC, 1 HDC
  • Next space, 3 SC
  • Next space, 1 HDC, 1 DC
  • Next space, 3 DC’s
  • SL ST in next space
  • SL ST in the middle of the next DC post
  • SL ST to fasten off the heart and cut the tail. Done!

Photo Tutorial

Step 1: work a magic ring, or chain 3 and slip stitch to close the ring. Then, chain 1 (this counts as your first single crochet stitch) into the middle of the ring. Then, work 9 double crochets through the middle of the ring. The last stitch is a single crochet. Then join the circle with a slip stitch to the top of the chain 1. (The picture below has one mistake – that last stitch in the circle that is supposed to be a single crochet is actually a double crochet – made a mistake during the photo shoot. Had to make note of that for your experts out there with trained eyes!)

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 1

Step 2: To start round two, we will not work any chains. Instead, skip 2 double crochets (or just one stitch space) from the first round and in the next space, work 3 double crochets.

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 5Step 3: In the next space, work 1 double crochet and 1 half double crochet.

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 5

Step 4: Work 3 single crochets in the next space.

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 5

Step 5: To make the point of the star, work 1 half double crochet, then one double crochet in the next space. In the space after that, work 1 double crochet then 1 half double crochet (in the same space).Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 5

Step 6: Working back on the other side of the heart, we repeat what we did on the first side, but work backwards. So, start with 3 single crochets in the next space.Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 6

Step 7: For the last stitches of the heart – in the next space, work 1 half double crochet, then 1 double crochet. In the space after that, work 3 double crochets.Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 7

Step 8: In the next space, work a slip stitch. Then, work another slip stitch in the middle of the next post. Slip stitch to knot it closed and cut the tail.Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - step 8

Done!

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Tutorial - finished heart

Now go make 8 of these to use in our mini mystery crochet-a-long (CAL)!

Simple Crochet Heart - Free Pattern and Photo Tutorial

Be sure to check out the other patterns in this series, the Lacy Granny Triangle and the Heart Triangle so you can make the full project pictured below! Crochet Sweetheart Bunting

Crochet Sweetheart Bunting - Make this adorable decoration for Valentine's Day with this free crochet pattern!

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

Comments

  1. That is so cute! I may have to dig my crochet hooks out of storage. :O)
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  2. another cute little pattern … thanks for part 2
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  3. ali mcdonough says:

    I have been crocheting for years, but am new to crocheting in rounds. THANK YOU for your picture tutorial-it is so helpful!
    ali

  4. Do we need 8 hearts for each “Lacy Granny Triangle”? I made more than one of the triangles and was wondering how many hearts were actually needed.

  5. is me again….

    Round 1
    CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
    CH 1 (counts as first SC)

    9 DC in ring, 1 SC in ring <— in the photo tutorial say 10DC

    SL ST to CH 1 to close ring
    thanks.

    ps- a leftie newbie reading patterns.

  6. Adorable pattern! Thank you so much for sharing. Love that there is a photo tutorial too!

  7. Thank you very much, I was looking for heart patterns and I stumbled upon your site, so very easy I used a long chain to tie them onto my Christmas presents. Once again thank you.

    Pauline

    • What a great idea! I love that! I might do that myself this year.

    • dank!@bert: meer lijkt mij inderdaad noodzakelijk Gaan we doen zo langzaam aan… en I*am*a*niche is een gokie!@gurdonare: weird translation But funny. I think I should put my KlankBeelden on Melodiefabriek as well with a little info in English.

  8. Thank you so much for this cute heart pattern! I work at a high school and last week one of our students passed. I have been making these hearts, putting them on bobby pins and handing them out to the students. The hearts have brought a little happiness in our time of grieving. I also have a crochet club and we will be making more of these. I have given you credit for the pattern but we have been calling it Arielle’s Heart. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.

    • Hi Lisa! Oh my goodness, what a sweet way to use the hearts! I’m so glad you told me this story. And I’m so sorry to hear of the students’ passing. Sending lots of hugs and love your way.

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