Crochet Heart Patterns

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Here’s how it works.

A little note before we begin: When you want to crochet an item like a shape (i.e. squares, triangles, circles, hexagons, granny squares, diamonds, rectangles, etc.) there are a limited number of ways to crochet the shape. This is based on the following choices:

  • yarn
  • hook size
  • basic stitch choice

So – if two people decide to crochet a square – 4 inches x 4 inches – using a 5.0 mm hook and worsted weight yarn – chances are the written instructions will be almost identical. This does not mean that one person has copied another – there really are only so many ways to crochet a basic square… especially when we all start with the same tools.

I’ve written this post to outline 3 different ways you can create a crocheted heart.

You can:

  • Begin with a square.
  • Begin with a triangle.
  • Begin with a circle.

Crochet Heart Patterns

HeartsLoveValentines @OombawkaDesign

Abbreviations: ch – chain, st – stitch, sts – stitches, R – row or round, sc – single crochet, tr – triple crochet, sl st – slip stitch

Tutorials You May Find Helpful: 

Invisible Join Technique
Magic Ring

Begin with a Square:

I have used single crochet stitches below to create my initial squares but you can switch it up and try any stitch you want – just make a square first and then adjust the height of the other stitches (where I used triple stitches) to compensate!

Option 1: 

Hook: 3.5 mm (E)
Yarn: Bernat Cotton-ish

PinkSquareHeart @OombawkaDesign

R1: ch 9, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook work 1 sc in each st across (8)
R2: ch 1, 1 sc in each st across (8)
R3-R8: repeat R2; do not finish off (8)

This makes a basic square.

Now find the middle (approximate) of the edge – this is where you will work the next stitches.

In the middle of the edge work: 3 triple crochet stitches, ch 3, 3 triple crochet stitches, ch 3, 3 triple crochet stitches
Slip stitch into the next corner stitch.
In the middle of the next side edge work: 3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr
Slip stitch into the next corner stitch.

To finish this heart I worked 1 sc in each st around.

Option 2:

Hook: 2.75 mm (C)
Yarn: Bernat Cotton-ish

GraySquareHeart @OombawkaDesign

R1: ch 9, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook work 1 sc in each st across (8)
R2: ch 1, 1 sc in each st across (8)
R3-R8: repeat R2; do not finish off (8)

This makes a basic square.

Now find the middle (approximate) of the next edge – this is where you will work the next set of stitches.

Work 8 tr in the middle st, sl st to corner.

Now find the middle (approximate) of the next edge:

Work 8 tr in the middle st, sl st to the corner; finish off.

I did not sc around this heart – I left it little more rustic looking to show you the difference.

Option 3:

Hook: 5 mm (H)
Yarn: Red Heart With Love

WWSquareHeart @OombawkaDesign

R1: ch 9, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook work 1 sc in each st across (8)
R2: ch 1, 1 sc in each st across (8)
R3-R8: repeat R2; do not finish off (8)

This makes a basic square.

Square Heart 1 @OombawkaDesign

Now find the middle (approximate) of the next edge – this is where you will work the next set of stitches.

2 Square Heart @OombawkaDesign

Work 8 tr in the middle st, sl st to corner.

Now find the middle (approximate) of the next edge: work 8 tr in the middle st

3 Square Heart @OombawkaDesign

sl st to the corner; finish off.

4 Square Heart @OombawkaDesign

I did not sc around this heart – I left it little more rustic looking to show you the difference.

SquareHearts2 @OombawkaDesign

 

squareHeartMix @OombawkaDesign

Begin with a Triangle

I have used single crochet stitches below to create my initial triangles but you can switch it up and try any stitch you want – just make a triangle first and then adjust the height of the other stitches (where I used triple stitches) to compensate!

Option 1:

Hook: 3.25 mm (D)
Yarn: Bernat Cotton-ish

PurpleTriangleHeart @OombawkaDesign

R1: ch 2, work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (2)
R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn, (2)
R3: 2 sc in each st, ch 1, turn, (4)
R4: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (4)
R5: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, ch 1, turn, (6)
R6: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn, (6)
R7: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, ch 1, turn (8)
R8: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)
R9: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st, ch 1, turn (10)
R10: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10)

Now work across the top of the triangle, work 7 tr stitches in the 3rd sc of the row, sl st into the 5th sc of the row, work 7 tr into the 8th sc of the row, sl st into the 10th sc of the row.

Finishing: You can sc around the rough edges of the triangle for a neat edge or leave it rough and rustic looking.

Option 2:

Hook: 5.0 mm (H)
Yarn:
Red Heart With Love

WWTriangleHeart @OombawkaDesign

R1: ch 2, work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (2)
R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn, (2)
R3: 2 sc in each st, ch 1, turn, (4)
R4: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (4)
R5: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, ch 1, turn, (6)
R6: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn, (6)
R7: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, ch 1, turn (8)
R8: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)
R9: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st, ch 1, turn (10)
R10: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10)

Now work across the top of the triangle, work 7 tr stitches in the 3rd sc of the row, sl st into the 5th sc of the row, work 7 tr into the 8th sc of the row, sl st into the 10th sc of the row.

Finishing: You can single crochet around the rough edges of the triangle for a neat edge or leave it rough and rustic looking.

TriangleHearts @OombawkaDesign

Begin with a Circle

Option 1:

Hook: 2.75 mm (C)
Yarn: Bernat Cotton-ish

CircleHeart1 @OombawkaDesign

R1: 7 sc in a Magic Ring – do not join – pull to tighten

Now you will turn to work back along the stitches you just completed.

R2: ch 3 and 1 dc in the first st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, (1 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc) in the next st, 1 sc in the next st,  2 dc in the next st, 1 dc and ch 3 in the next st, sl st to the center of the magic ring. Finish off and weave in ends.

Option 2:

Hook: 5.0 mm (H)
Yarn: Red Heart with Love

CircleHeart2 @OombawkaDesign

R1: 7 sc in a Magic Ring – do not join – pull to tighten

Now you will turn to work back along the stitches you just completed.

R2: ch 3 and 1 dc in the first st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, (1 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc) in the next st, 1 sc in the next st,  2 dc in the next st, 1 dc and ch 3 in the next st, sl st to the center of the magic ring. Finish off and weave in ends.

CircleHeart3 @OombawkaDesign

Hearts 3 Ways @OombawkaDesign

 

Looking for other Valentine’s Day Related Crochet Patterns?

Try these:

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3 Comments

  1. I love that you showed all the possibilities here! I have crocheted these in the past, but I usually take the increase/decrease route and work bottom to top. I really love the idea of working off of a square — so much easier! Not only that, but I like the “fanned” look of the top part. Thank you so much for sharing. Can’t wait to whip up some of these!